Aug
21
Tue
Military Vacation Discount at Montfair Resort Farm @ Montfair Resort Farm Tickets
Aug 21 2018 – Jan 31 2019 all-day
Military Vacation Discount at Montfair Resort Farm @ Montfair Resort Farm | Crozet | Virginia | United States

15% military discount for all military members, active and retired. Combined with other discounts for up to 46% savings! Enter promo code “MILITARY15” when making a reservation for the discount (Military ID required at check-in).

We are grateful and proud of the military personnel who serve our country. We welcome you to find rest, and respite and to enjoy the balm of healing nature. Come explore the mountains in nature, comfort and simplicity at our family owned rustic resort surrounded by farms, orchards, wineries and vineyards! Discount applies to both active and retired military.

Nov
10
Sat
SPECIAL EXHIBIT @ Birthplace of Country Music Museum Tickets
Nov 10 2018 – Jan 7 2019 all-day
SPECIAL EXHIBIT @ Birthplace of Country Music Museum | Bristol | Virginia | United States

Coming in November! For All The World To See: Visual Culture and The Struggle for Civil Rights special exhibit at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

Dates: November 10, 2018—January 7, 2019

For All The World To See: Visual Culture and The Struggle for Civil Rights examines the role that visual culture played in shaping and transforming the struggle for racial equality in America from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s. Through a compelling assortment of photographs, television clips, art posters, and historic artifacts, this exhibit traces how images and media disseminated to the American public transformed the modern civil rights movement and jolted Americans, both black and white, out of a state of denial or complacency.

Visitors to this immersive exhibition will explore dozens of compelling and persuasive visual images, including photographs from influential magazines, such as Life, Jet, and Ebony; CBS news footage; and TV clips from The Ed Sullivan Show. Also included are civil rights-era objects that exemplify the range of negative and positive imagery—from Aunt Jemima syrup dispensers and 1930s produce advertisements to Jackie Robinson baseball ephemera and 1960s children’s toys with African American portraiture.

For All The World To See is not a history of the civil rights movement, but rather an exploration of the vast number of potent images that influenced how Americans perceived race and the struggle for equality. As Ebony founder John H. Johnson put it, magazines and television “opened new windows in the mind and brought us face to face with the multicolored possibilities of man and woman.”

This exhibition has been made possible through NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It has been adapted and is being toured by Mid-America Arts Alliance. For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights was organized by The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in partnership with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution.

For All the World to See will be on display in the Special Exhibits Gallery from November 10, 2018 to January 7, 2019. A variety of public programs will be held throughout the exhibit, and the exhibit can serve as a wonderful educational resource for local and regional schools and educators.

Eat, Drink & Be Merry @ Grovewood Gallery Tickets
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – Dec 31 @ 5:30 pm
Eat, Drink & Be Merry @ Grovewood Gallery | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Grovewood Gallery invites you to Eat, Drink & Be Merry – a showcase of artfully curated table settings for festive holiday entertaining, on view November 10 through December 31, 2018. Works will include ceramic tableware, wooden cutting boards, one-of-a-kind serving pieces, drinking vessels, and more – all displayed on handcrafted tables throughout the gallery. An opening celebration will take place on Saturday, November 10 from 2-5pm, where guests can enjoy locally crafted beverages from Noble Cider and Troy & Sons, as well as light appetizers from Golden Fleece Slow Earth Kitchen. This event is free and open to the public.

Nov
14
Wed
Tours at Historic Grovewood Village @ Grovewood Village Tickets
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Tours at Historic Grovewood Village @ Grovewood Village | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Tucked away amid towering pine trees adjacent to The Omni Grove Park Inn is one of Asheville’s hidden gems. Known today as Grovewood Village, this historic site once housed the weaving and woodworking operations of Biltmore Industries, a noteworthy enterprise in the history of American Craft and textiles, founded by Edith Vanderbilt and two inspired teachers, Eleanor Vance and Charlotte Yale.

Learn the story of Biltmore Industries on a guided history tour, offered Wednesday – Saturday at 1pm during April – November. The tour includes a visit to Biltmore Industries’ production facility (aka Dye House), where guests can peek into the past and view the original looms, carding machines, spinning mule and dye vats used to make the famed Biltmore Handwoven Homespun. Tours operate on a first-come, first-served basis, open to 25 people.

Nov
15
Thu
Tours at Historic Grovewood Village @ Grovewood Village Tickets
Nov 15 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Tours at Historic Grovewood Village @ Grovewood Village | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Tucked away amid towering pine trees adjacent to The Omni Grove Park Inn is one of Asheville’s hidden gems. Known today as Grovewood Village, this historic site once housed the weaving and woodworking operations of Biltmore Industries, a noteworthy enterprise in the history of American Craft and textiles, founded by Edith Vanderbilt and two inspired teachers, Eleanor Vance and Charlotte Yale.

Learn the story of Biltmore Industries on a guided history tour, offered Wednesday – Saturday at 1pm during April – November. The tour includes a visit to Biltmore Industries’ production facility (aka Dye House), where guests can peek into the past and view the original looms, carding machines, spinning mule and dye vats used to make the famed Biltmore Handwoven Homespun. Tours operate on a first-come, first-served basis, open to 25 people.

Nov
16
Fri
Tours at Historic Grovewood Village @ Grovewood Village Tickets
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Tours at Historic Grovewood Village @ Grovewood Village | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Tucked away amid towering pine trees adjacent to The Omni Grove Park Inn is one of Asheville’s hidden gems. Known today as Grovewood Village, this historic site once housed the weaving and woodworking operations of Biltmore Industries, a noteworthy enterprise in the history of American Craft and textiles, founded by Edith Vanderbilt and two inspired teachers, Eleanor Vance and Charlotte Yale.

Learn the story of Biltmore Industries on a guided history tour, offered Wednesday – Saturday at 1pm during April – November. The tour includes a visit to Biltmore Industries’ production facility (aka Dye House), where guests can peek into the past and view the original looms, carding machines, spinning mule and dye vats used to make the famed Biltmore Handwoven Homespun. Tours operate on a first-come, first-served basis, open to 25 people.

Nov
17
Sat
10th Annual Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival @ Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest Tickets
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
10th Annual Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival @ Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest | Forest | Virginia | United States

Eat, drink, shop and explore a piece of American history when the Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival returns to Poplar Forest. The festival, which celebrates Jefferson’s legacy as the father of Virginia Wine, features tastings from over a dozen of Virginia’s finest wineries. Funds raised by the festival support the ongoing restoration and preservation of the Founding Father’s secluded Bedford County retreat.

Jefferson VIP Wine Festival passes—which include access to a private tent, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a private audience with Mr. Jefferson himself, a special tasting and more—and general admission tickets, which include tastings and a complimentary Poplar Forest wine glass, will be available for purchase online after September 1, 2018.

Sponsored in part by Bank of the James, The News & Advance and Progress Printing Plus.

Tours at Historic Grovewood Village @ Grovewood Village Tickets
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Tours at Historic Grovewood Village @ Grovewood Village | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Tucked away amid towering pine trees adjacent to The Omni Grove Park Inn is one of Asheville’s hidden gems. Known today as Grovewood Village, this historic site once housed the weaving and woodworking operations of Biltmore Industries, a noteworthy enterprise in the history of American Craft and textiles, founded by Edith Vanderbilt and two inspired teachers, Eleanor Vance and Charlotte Yale.

Learn the story of Biltmore Industries on a guided history tour, offered Wednesday – Saturday at 1pm during April – November. The tour includes a visit to Biltmore Industries’ production facility (aka Dye House), where guests can peek into the past and view the original looms, carding machines, spinning mule and dye vats used to make the famed Biltmore Handwoven Homespun. Tours operate on a first-come, first-served basis, open to 25 people.

MONTHLY COMMUNITY JAM! @ Birthplace of Country Music Museum Tickets
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
MONTHLY COMMUNITY JAM! @ Birthplace of Country Music Museum | Bristol | Virginia | United States

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is now hosting a monthly gathering of local musicians for a full-on community jam session! The jam events have been organized to provide a space for local musicians to gather and pick, collaborate, share their experiences, and—most importantly—to have fun. These free jams are open to all ages and all skill levels; those interested in just coming along to listen to good music are also welcome!

Jams will be scheduled for the third Saturday of each month from 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., serving as a great warm-up for Saturday night gigs! Musicians are asked to bring their own instruments.

The sessions will be held in the Learning Center at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

For more information call 423-573-1927.

Nov
21
Wed
Tours at Historic Grovewood Village @ Grovewood Village Tickets
Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Tours at Historic Grovewood Village @ Grovewood Village | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Tucked away amid towering pine trees adjacent to The Omni Grove Park Inn is one of Asheville’s hidden gems. Known today as Grovewood Village, this historic site once housed the weaving and woodworking operations of Biltmore Industries, a noteworthy enterprise in the history of American Craft and textiles, founded by Edith Vanderbilt and two inspired teachers, Eleanor Vance and Charlotte Yale.

Learn the story of Biltmore Industries on a guided history tour, offered Wednesday – Saturday at 1pm during April – November. The tour includes a visit to Biltmore Industries’ production facility (aka Dye House), where guests can peek into the past and view the original looms, carding machines, spinning mule and dye vats used to make the famed Biltmore Handwoven Homespun. Tours operate on a first-come, first-served basis, open to 25 people.