BirdwatchingGoodstone’s 2014 Calendar of Events

APRIL

April: Congratulations to our friends at Middleburg Life as they celebrate their 31st anniversary this month!

April 4-6: Shakespeare in the Burg 

April 8: Upperville Daffodil Show and American Daffodil Society Competition at Buchanan Hall, 8549 John Mosby Highway, Upperville (2-5pm)

April 11: “A Step Above” (Footstools painted by local artists) Art Auction at Middleburg Community Center (5:30-7:30pm) RSVP: 540-687-6373

April 13: Great Meadow Foundation’s Trail Ride (3pm)

April 17: Author Jack Blackburn will sign copies of his book, “Healthy Stables by Design” at the National Sporting Library Museum (6-8pm) $10 admission fee.

April 19: Middleburg Spring Races at Glenwood Park Racecourse, Middleburg (Post time: 1pm)

April 20: Easter Sunday Dinner at Goodstone (View menu.)

April 23: Administrative Professionals Day

April 24: Book signing event at Goodstone with author Michael Judd and his new book,  Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist  (5-7pm) sponsored by Journey Through Hollowed Ground. Pre-registration required at www.HallowedGround.org.

April 26: Historic Garden Week 2014: Garden Club of Virginia

April 26: Foxcroft School’s Centennial Celebration (9am-3pm)

April 26: Arbor Day at Middleburg Library (9am) and “Art in the Burg” in the town of Middleburg (10am-6pm)

April 26: Star Gazing with Northern Virginia Astronomy Club at Great Meadow, The Plains

April 27-28: Historic Garden Week 2014: Middleburg and Upperville (Sunday, 1-5pm / Monday: 10am-5pm) Sponsored by the Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club and the Leesburg Garden Club. Visit website at Garden Club of Virginia.

April 27: Middleburg Hunt Point-to-Point  at Glenwood Park (1pm)

April 28:  Middleburg Childs Burden, a Civil War Historian and President of the Mosby Heritage Association, will lecture on the Battle of Middleburg from 12:30-1:30pm at the Deerfield tour site in Upperville.

MAY

May 3: Virginia Gold Cup Races at Great Meadow in The Plains

May 4: The 7th Annual Mosby Ride: Exploring Historic Rectortown in the Mosby Heritage Area  (10am)

May 5: Cinco de Mayo

May 9-10: Third Annual Hunt Country Writers Retreat

May 10: The Hill School’s Annual Auction – For details, call 540-687-5897.

May 10: The Mosby Heritage Area Association offers two Civil War events at 1pm and 7:30pm

May 13: MBPA Biz Buzz at the National Sporting Library & Museum

May 13: Twilight Polo starts on Saturday evenings at Great Meadow

May 23: Star Gazing with Northern Virginia Astronomy Club at Great Meadow, The Plains

May 24-25: The 55th Annual Hunt Country Stable Tour. (10am-5pm) Proceeds from the Hunt Country Stable Tour benefit the charities and programs of Trinity Church. For more information, call 540-592-3711.

May 26: Memorial Day

JUNE

June 2-8: The Upperville Colt and Horse Show Founded in 1853, this show is the oldest in the U.S., and extends for a full seven days.

June 12: Hunt Country Happy Hour at Goodstone (5-7pm)

June 15: Father’s Day Dinner at Goodstone

June 15: Great Meadow Foundation’s Trail Ride (3pm)

June 29: Francis Scott Key: Talk and Book Signing with Marc Leepson; Oak Hill Farm in Leesburg

JULY

July 4: Independence Day

July 5: Conversations in History Series: The Nature of Sacrifice: Union Cavalry Officers and the Fight at Mount Zion - at Historic Mount Zion Church in Aldie (7pm)

July 13: Great Meadow Foundation’s Trail Ride (3pm)

AUGUST

August 10: Great Meadow Foundation’s Trail Ride (3pm)

SEPTEMBER

September 1: Labor Day

September 21: Conversations in History Series: James Monroe and the Making of a President  at Historic Mount Zion Church in Aldie (3pm)

September 25: Hunt Country Happy Hour at Goodstone (5-7pm)

OCTOBER

October 3-5: The 17th Annual Conference on the Art of Command in the Civil War sponsored by The Mosby Heritage Area Association

October 5: Great Meadow Foundation’s Trail Ride (3pm)

October 13: Columbus Day

October 16: National Boss Day

October 21-26: Washington International Horse Show

October 31: Halloween

NOVEMBER

November 2: Daylight Saving Times ends

November 9: Great Meadow Foundation’s Trail Ride (3pm)

November 11: Veteran’s Day

November 20: Hunt Country Happy Hour at Goodstone (5-7pm)

November 27: Thanksgiving Day Dinner at Goodstone

DECEMBER

December 6: Christmas in Middleburg 2014

December 14: Great Meadow Foundation’s Trail Ride (3pm)

December 25: Christmas Day Dinner at Goodstone

December 31, 2013: New Year’s Eve at Goodstone 2013

Please call Goodstone Inn & Restaurant at 540.687.3333 for further details.