Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning historian Alan Taylor discusses his new book Thomas Jefferson's Education, a beautifully written and thought-provoking work on Jefferson's campaign to transform Virginia through education and the dilemmas slavery posed for such aspirations. Presentation begins at 7:00 p.m., followed by a reception and book signing with Dr. Taylor.
Children welcome: Yes.
The rebate program applies from February 25 to March 20, 2020 to permanent residents of Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmorland counties.
All Spays must be performed on or between those dates. This rebate applies only to the surgical charges. No other services are covered. Owners make an appointment with the veterinarian, pay the bill, then send proof of payment (paid bill) to the Animal Welfare League, PO Box 975, White Stone, VA 22578 , postmarked no later than April 10.
To register for either run, please the visit Bishop Events website. You can also register the day of, but if you plan to do so, please arrive 45 minutes prior to 10 a.m.
There is a $25 registration fee for the 5k and $40 registration fee for the 10k. If you register after February 15th, both registration fees increase by $5. All runners will receive a T-shirt, run medal, and a chip recorded time. If you cannot attend on race day, there is also a virtual run option.
Part of the proceeds of this event will go to the Friends of Belle Isle, a volunteer organization that is dedicated to supporting and conserving Belle Isle State Park. More information about the Friends of Belle Isle and upcoming volunteer opportunities can be found below.
Huge sale on spring items.
Local volunteer naturalists will share a variety of natural history topics, point out aspects of the park's many habitats (ideal for plant and animal life viewing), and provide participants with nature-photography tips should they need assistance. The walks will be conducted at a leisurely pace to allow stops along the way to observe and discuss seasonal aspects of what is happening at the park.
The park's 892 acres are comprised of several distinct types of wetlands that are home to many predatory birds like blue herons, osprey, hawks and bald eagles. White-tailed deer, turkeys, groundhogs, rabbits, squirrels, moles, reptiles and amphibians are also common. This biodiversity makes an excellent outdoor laboratory for environmental education and it also makes the park a great place to "Walk on the Wild Side" with nature, relax, and enjoy a stroll.
Participants should dress for the weather, wear closed toe shoes appropriate for walking, and bring a water bottle. For more information or to find out where to meet for this month's hike, call the park at 804-462-5030.
At the TOGA tent you will be able to get one-on-one attention for your oyster gardening questions, best practices or concerns. Vendors will be on hand selling oyster gardening equipment and spat (if available).
This is always a fun event with plenty of wine, oysters and other good food available. The public is invited to join in on this festive activity. Free admission and plenty of parking.
It's time to go ga-ga for Gordmans!
9:00 am Ribbon Cutting
First 100 guests receive a free insulated Gordmans tote and a scratch-off card worth up to $50
(Limit one per guest, while supplies last. No purchase necessary to enter or win.
A special door prize for Preview Night guests: Artist, TBD
A signed and numbered show print by Artist of the Year: Artist, TBD
Admission to the show for the weekend
Wine, beer and heavy hors d’oeuvres
Cost: $60 per person
Advanced reservations are required before March 13, 2020
Contact Us to request an invitation
The show features waterfowl and wildfowl artists, carvers, sculptors, photographers and more.
All proceeds benefit the White Stone Volunteer Fire Department and go towards the fire department’s annual operating expenses..
Come see what the Southeastern Board of Tourism has repeatedly named one of the Top 10 Events in the southeast in the spring. Hope to see you there!
Advanced tickets required.
Original paintings, prints, carvings of life-size and miniature birds of all kinds, decoys for display or hunting, antique decoys, exquisite bronze sculptures, photography, taxidermy, and handcrafted jewelry are all available to purchase or enjoy viewing.
Exhibitors come from Pennsylvania to Florida and most exhibitors return each year. New exhibitors are selected who enhance the show’s reputation of having a high quality art show. Many visitors are amazed that a rural fire department hosts such a first-rate art exhibition.
Located in the small town of White Stone, which is on the Rappahannock River, near the Chesapeake Bay, the Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show has become a popular destination for art enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. In 2007 about 3,000 people attended from over 12 states.
The Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show benefits the White Stone Volunteer Fire Department. All proceeds from the show go towards the fire department’s annual operating expenses.