The annual Bushels and Barrels Local Food Wine and Beer Festival is held the 3rd Saturday in June.
The J.E.B. Stuart Art Show is the largest invitational judged show in the area and is on exhibition each year in September and October.
The College for Older Adults gives folks ages 50 and up an opportunity to take a variety of classes that encourage fitness, health, art and lifelong learning.
The Annual Book Sale and Silent Art Auction Fundraiser is held the first full week in June and helps to provide funds for programming needs.

Programs & Events

Weather Closings:  Please stay tuned to our Facebook page, WHEO 1270 radio, and e-mail blasts to determine if the Reynolds Homestead is closed due to inclement weather. It is that time of year when the weather can be nasty, so do take precautions if you are attending an event.

Join us on WHEO 1270 AM at 8:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month to find out more about what’s happening at the Homestead.

January Events

4 – Thursday – Empty Bowls Volunteer Meeting. All committee members and those interested in volunteering to assist with the March Empty Bowls event are invited to attend this meeting at the Creative Arts Center in downtown Stuart.  A light supper will be served.  Please RSVP to 276-694-6012.  5:30-7:00 p.m.

10 – Wednesday – Monthly Volunteer Meeting.  We love our volunteers at the Reynolds Homestead and invite our regulars as well as anyone interested in volunteering to attend our monthly meeting. Lunch is provided and you might just discover something that you would like to help with here. 1:00 p.m. RSVP to 276-694-7181 or martinlm@vt.edu. 

12 – Friday – Painting with Grace at the Creative Arts Center.  Grace Helms’s monthly painting class is lots of fun and everyone is invited. Bring an appetizer or snack to share, and enjoy the evening making new friends and new art! $30 per person.  6:00-8:00 p.m. Remember, the Creative Arts Center is at 334 Patrick Avenue in Stuart (next to Pet Pro Visions).  This month’s painting:

January’s fun painting

15 – Monday – Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Reynolds Homestead will be closed.

15 – Monday – Decorative Painters Exchange. Bring your painting supplies and a bag lunch. 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

18 – Thursday – Dinner and a Movie Night:  “Whiplash” In this film a young and talented drummer attending a prestigious music academy finds himself under the wing of the most respected professor at the school (the amazing J.K. Simmons), one who does not hold back on abuse towards his students. The two form an odd relationship as the student wants to achieve greatness, and the professor pushes him. Rated R for language. Won Oscars for Best Supporting Actor (Simmons), Best Film Editing, and Best Sound Mixing, as well as 89 additional awards.

Dinner will consist of a traditional meal to bring good luck for the new year: lentil soup, herbed pork chops, hoppin’ John with rice, collard greens, cornbread, and chocolate cake.

The cost is $14 per person and reservations may be made by calling the Reynolds Homestead at 276-694-7181.

21 – Sunday – Meet the Artist Reception for Karen Sigmon. Henry County artist Karen Sigmon will be on exhibition in the main gallery at the Reynolds Homestead during January and February.  Mark your calendar to attend the reception for Ms. Sigmon on Sunday, January 21 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. (Snow date January 28).