CALENDAR OF EVENTS

August 2015

August 3 – Monday – Patrick Henry Photography Club.  Open to anyone interested in photography. 6:30p.m.

August 5 – Wednesday – The History Around Us:  Up and Down These Roads.  Local historian John Reynolds will show this short film from 1981 and discuss the work that he and many others did in creating this memorable documentary. With support from Virginia Tech, the Reynolds Homestead, the Patrick County Library, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Art, Reynolds and the others completed hours of interviews with local people throughout the county. The film is a lasting legacy and history of Patrick County from over thirty years ago – showing both the scenery and its people. The program is FREE so bring a bag lunch and enjoy.

August 5 – Wednesday – Monthly Volunteer Meeting. The first Wednesday of each month is when volunteers gather to learn more about the opportunities to assist staff in serving our mission. We always serve lunch and encourage you to join us! Please RSVP to martinlm@vt.edu so we can be sure and hae lunch for you.  1:00 p.m.   

August 8 – Saturday – Homestead Hikers:  Black Ridge Trail at Rocky Knob.  Lisa Martin and Ric Rogers will lead this hike. The trail is a moderate 3-mile loop that starts and finishes at the Rocky Knob Visitor Center. Passing through second growth forest to a seldom-used gravel road, it always includes good views to the north from atop Black Ridge, then crosses the Parkway to join the Rock Castle Gorge Trail for its return to the Visitors Center. Excellent views from this section of trail into Rock Castle Gorge and the Piedmont. Meet at the Visitor’s Center. 10:00 a.m.

August 10 – Monday – Henry County Schools Open. Good luck to all of the teachers and students! The staff of the Reynolds Homestead wishes you a great year.

August 12 – Wednesday – Patrick County Schools Open. Good luck to all of the teachers and students! The staff of the Reynolds Homestead wishes you a great year.

August 12 – Wednesday – Homestead Postcard and Collectibles Club.  Annual club picnic and postcard and collectibles sale.  6:30 p.m.

August 17 – Monday – Homestead Decorative Painters Exchange. Carol Elliot is this month’s project leader and she will present a Barn Quilt Square on a board. Bring a bag lunch and your painting supplies. 9:30 a.m.

August 20 – Thursday – Dinner and a Movie Night:  “Dead Poet’s Society” (1981, PG). Painfully shy Todd Anderson has been sent to the school where his popular older brother was valedictorian. His roommate, Neil, although exceedingly bright and popular, is very much under the thumb of his overbearing father. The two, along with their other friends, meet Professor Keating, their new English teacher, who tells them of the Dead Poets Society, and encourages them to go against the status quo. Each, in their own way, does this, and is changed for life. Lisa will prepare dinner fresh from the farm with herb-roasted chicken and potatoes, zucchini quiche, corn salad, gazpacho and bread. Peach pie for dessert! Dinner is $14 per person and reservations are required. The movie is FREE and you do not have to attend dinner to attend the movie. 6:00 p.m. (Movie at 7:00 p.m.)

August 20 – Thursday – JEB Stuart Art Take-In. Please bring all art to the rear of the building. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. $20 per artist to enter 2 pieces

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August 21 – Friday – Peach Festival Cook-Off.  Prepare your best peach dessert or jelly/jam and bring it to the Stuart Farmer’s Market to be entered into the Virginia State Peach Festival Cook-Off. Prizes awarded! 8:00-noon

August 21 – Friday - JEB Stuart Art Take-In. Please bring all art to the rear of the building. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. $20 per artist to enter 2 pieces.

August 21 - Friday - Fairy Stone Park Concert Series: Simple Gifts of the Blue Ridge. Continuing a three-decade tradition, Simple Gifts of the Blue Ridge will take the amphitheater stage at Fairy Stone State Park on Friday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m. to perform the final concert in the Reynolds Homestead-sponsored summer music series.

Hailing from Blacksburg, the group includes Charles Bostian, Jack Webster, Carolyn Smith, and Marya Katz, who together sing and play hammered dulcimers, guitars, flute, bass, and percussion. Simple Gifts performs traditional American, British, and Irish folk music, with some world music and original compositions thrown in. Their broad repertoire includes train songs, contemporary favorites, love songs, Appalachian fiddle tunes, early American hymns, Irish tunes, and original compositions.
There is no charge to attend the concert, though there is a $5.00 parking fee per car – so find some friends and carpool to this toe-tapping event.

On June 12, Reynolds Homestead sponsored a concert by the FARM TEAM featuring two of our great volunteers, Mary Joe and Charlie Leet, and was a sponsor for the July 4th Flow Fest concert showcasing some of the area’s finest talent.

Save the Dates for Jazz on the Lawn

Mark your calendars now to attend Jazz on the Lawn at Reynolds Homestead. Come and enjoy an afternoon of smooth jazz with PB&J on Sunday, September 13 and on October 11 enjoy some swingin' gypsy jazz by the Roanoke-based jazz ensemble Le Hotclub de Biglick. Save the date now – you don’t want to miss a minute of these great concerts!

August 23 – Sunday - JEB Stuart Art Take-In. Please bring all art to the rear of the building. 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. $20 per artist to enter 2 pieces.

August 24 – Monday - JEB Stuart Art Take-In. Please bring all art to the rear of the building. 2:00  – 7:00 p.m. $20 per artist to enter 2 pieces.

August 25 – Tuesday - JEB Stuart Art Take-In. Please bring all art to the rear of the building. 2:00  – 7:00 p.m. $20 per artist to enter 2 pieces.