Jul 04 Monday
Celebrate the holiday with some fine fiddling and other music fit for the Glorious Fourth! Our Heifetz musicians head over the mountain to Charlottesville for a free, patriotic outdoor picnic concert at the historic home of James Monroe, the nation’s fifth president (1817–1825), and last of the Virginia Founding Fathers.
Free Admission No tickets or advance reservations required General admission seating – first come first served Accessible seating available Families and groups welcome
Jul 08 Friday
Wintergreen Music FestivalLive from the MountainTop!July 6-31, 2022Erin Freeman, Artistic Director___________________________Need a retreat? Plan your escape to the cool, breezy air of the Blue Ridge and surround yourself with breathtaking views – all set to music that is designed to leave you feeling recharged & inspired.
Featuring music of Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns, Beethoven, Brahms, Vivaldi, and Mozart alongside new favorites Kenji Bunch, Caroline Shaw with the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra led by conductors Carl St. Clair, Erin Freeman, Michelle Merrill & Andrew Grams. Enjoy orchestral masterworks, intimate chamber music, casual coffee talks, as well as jazz, bluegrass, and tango music held daily at Wintergreen Resort and partner wineries & cideries. Head to the Festival for a weekend, a week, or the entire month of July!
Tickets & Weekend Packages on sale now Wintergreen-Music.org // 434.361.0541
Aug 26 Friday
The 2022 Festival Is ON! August 26, 27, 28
Great acts, beautiful surroundings, free parking, good food & drink, and a relaxed, intimate and tree-shaded ambiance you can find nowhere else.
The Oak Grove Folk Music Festival features three days of fantastic folk and acoustic music. Three concerts, workshops, open mike Saturday, and a gospel sing Sunday morning... All in a beautiful small open theater setting in a forest of old oak trees. Parking is free... There is food and drink... Promotional items... And a lot of people who just love the music.
Jun 30 Thursday
Thursday’s Painting Group is a meeting of artists who want to paint! The group will gather at SVAC on Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at no cost to the artists. Take advantage of your fellow painters for inspiration and light critique, if you are interested. Come relax, share ideas or techniques, and independently work in the medium of your choice! Please call SVAC if you are interested in joining!
Enjoy the Institute’s signature series—a showcase for breathtaking performances by extraordinary Heifetz students, featuring dazzling solo works in collaboration with our acclaimed Heifetz faculty pianists.
Reserved seating available Accessible seating available (indicated in red on the seating map) Groups welcome – please email email@example.com to inquire about group rates.
Jul 01 Friday
Check out our Summer Opportunities for Kids! SVAC is taking reservations for Summer Art or Clay Camps for kids ages 6 through teens. Please check the variety of 2-D and 3-D classes available for young artists in their age group. Preview the kid’s summer art classes: Fairy Camp (July 11-15, ages 4-6), Pirate Camp (July 18-22, ages 5-10), Circus Camp (July25-29, ages 5-10), Clay Camp (July11,12, 14, 15, ages 6 – 12 with morning and afternoon sessions), Manga Style Drawing (July 12-14, ages10 & up), Intro to Hand Lettering (July 12-14, ages 10 & up) Purposeful Mark Making (July 19-21, ages 8-12), Intro to Dip Pen Calligraphy ( July 19-21, ages 12 & up)! Go to www.svacart.com for details, prices, and to make reservations. Classes fill quickly so sign up now!
Voilà Viola! Our Friday night series of riveting Heifetz faculty concerts begins with a pair of performances featuring the instrument sometimes called the “Cinderella of the Orchestra,” and concludes with the oh-so-charming and sunny String Sextet by composer (and violist!) Antonin Dvořák. “God himself must have been walking the Czech Lands when his humble servant Dvořák bequeathed to us a work of such excellence and sanctity,” in the words of conductor Václav Talich.
A Friday night tradition in Staunton! Experience the world-renowned artistry of our virtuosic Heifetz Institute faculty members in carefully conceived 75-minute programs. Each concert is preceded by a complimenrary Happy Hour under the big Heifetz tent on nearby Page Terrace, designed to showcase the best regional wines and artisan foods. Tonight’s festivities are sponsored by Muse Vineyards, who will be showcasing their Erato (a white blend), Pichet (a red blend) and Rose made from Cabernet Franc.
Jul 02 Saturday
Benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge
The 39th annual event has become a summer holiday tradition in our community. Again this year proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge as we work to support this amazing organization. We salute Better Living Inc. for stepping up in a most generous way as a signature sponsor of this event for the sixteenth straight year.
The race will start/finish on the grounds of the Lakeside (formerly Sutherland) Middle and Hollymead Elementary School campuses on Saturday, July 2, 2022. The course will be the traditional one through Forest Lakes subdivision.
Registration forms, maps, and more information are available right now at Ragged Mountain Running Shop at 3 Elliewood Avenue (434-293-3367) and on-line at the CTC web site https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Charlottesville/KiwanisIndependenceDay5K
Packet pick up at Lakeside Middle School (formerly Sutherland), Friday, July 1 , 4 – 6 p.m. and on race day from 6:30 – 7:15 a.m.
The Shenandoah Valley Art Center, during the month of June, in the Cabell/Arehart Invitational Gallery, is presenting The Annual Exhibition by the Virginia Watercolor Society. Organized in 1979, the Virginia Watercolor Society is a highly reputed organization of artists and non-painters which seek to foster interest and participation in the exciting world of watercolor through its publications, demonstrations, artist’s juried exhibitions and social activities. Juror for the exhibit is Paul Jackson, who discovered his passion for watercolor at Mississippi State University. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Missouri, and has since been relentless in the pursuit of his creative dreams, receiving top honors in national and international competitions. Jackson was honored by the American Watercolor Society with a signature membership at the age of 30, and more recently the Dolphin Fellowship - the highest honor in watercolor. He is also a Signature member of the National Watercolor Society and an Honor Member of the Missouri Watercolor Society. The exhibition will be open to the public for viewing June 10 – August 27, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday.
Main Street Window: Student art on the subject of “Ukraine” will be display in May and June in our Main Street window. The students are from Cavalry Christian Academy.June First Friday: Artists for Ukraine will have pieces available for a free will offering by the public. Come help raise money for Ukraine! This special sale is from 4-7 on First Friday, June 3.
June on the Mezzanine: A new show by the Shenandoah Potters Guild! The guild is a group of potters from Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland, with most of their shows being in the Shenandoah Valley. They collectively throw, decorate, glaze and fire 100+ historic replica pots each spring, to raise money for their educational fund. This show will have work by xxx potters from the guild.--June First Friday: June 3, 4-7, with live music by the Countryside Garage Band, and the show officially opens--The show will be up through June 28
June in the Water Street Window Gallery: Check out the new window display on the Water Street side of Oasis Fine Art & Craft, featuring prizes from Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance’s Friendly City Fortune raffle! You’ll be able to see some of the amazing prizes that will be given away on Saturday, July 30, 2022, including a Peloton Bike, Breville Barista Touch Espresso Machine Package, walkabout Outfitter Shopping Spree, Private Hot Air Balloon Flight for Two, $20,000 cash and more! Learn more and purchase a ticket at friendlycityfortune.com!
Nature Camp is pleased to extend an open invitation to prospective campers and their families, as well as other interested first-time-visitors, to spend the afternoon with us enjoying an on-site sneak-peak of Camp in the George Washington National Forest.
We welcome prospective Campers of all ages – especially those approaching the age of summer sleepaway camp (rising 5th and 6th grade) – to experience our facilities via a Camp tour and to engage in mini-environmental educational and recreational experiences akin to what our campers enjoy during typical 2-week sessions. Our tour will include the bunkhouses, our gathering/dining hall (otherwise known as the “L.S.”), our outdoor classrooms and pavilion, the canteen, the lab, library and museum complex, as well as our pool, swimming holes, Big Mary’s Creek, and nearby walking trails. A sample lesson will be offered to provide a glimpse of the hands-on experiential learning happening everyday at Camp, in which we take immeasurable pride.
The July 23rd Saturday afternoon date marks the mid-way point of our 3rd session, so visitors will see Camp in full swing with campers in 7th and 8th grades. You’ll also get the chance to meet our Camp Director and senior counselors.
We look forward to welcoming you – please spread the word about this special opportunity!
To ensure we are prepared for you, PLEASE RSVP by 5pm Monday July 11 to Claire Still, Director of Publicity/Promotion, at firstname.lastname@example.org.