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February 2018

Celebrate Sweethearts Month At The Peaks Of Otter Lodge

February 3 - February 24
Peaks of Otter Lodge, 85554 Blue Ridge Parkway
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Sat, Feb 3,10,17,24, 2018 Celebrate the "Valentine" season all month long with our Saturday night exclusive menu and overnight package! Dinner Only and Overnight Package rates are available. Call 866-387-9905 for reservations.

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March 2018

Archaeology and Nature Hike at Poplar Forest

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, 1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551 United States
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$8

Join Jack Gary and Eric Proebsting of Poplar Forest’s Department of Archaeology and landscapes on an archaeology and nature hike along the new Poplar Forest parkway corridor. Explore the course of the road and where it intersects with historic aspects of the property and its natural history. Comfortable walking shoes are necessary. Click here to order tickets.  

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Sweet Briar College Skiffle USA Steel Pan Orchestra

March 10 @ 7:30 pm
Bower Center for the Arts, 305 North Bridge Street
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Skiffle USA, founded in 2013 to foster ongoing cultural exchange and featuring Sweet Briar College faculty and students, will be performing at Bower Center for the Arts! Skiffle Steel Orchestra from San Fernando, Trinidad, is a perennial finalist in Panorama and has won the World Steel Band Music Festival more times than anyone else. Skiffle USA at Sweet Briar College is the home of the only foreign branch of this venerable institution. Tickets: $12 in advance | $15 at the door  

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The Complete Housewife Tour at Poplar Forest

March 17 - March 18
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, 1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551 United States
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Meet the two women who were essential to Thomas Jefferson’s well being when he was in residence at Poplar Forest. The Complete Housewife, a new, 45-minute guided tour of the President’s villa retreat focuses on the roles of women in the male-dominated society of his day. Jefferson’s household and his life at Poplar Forest could not be serene, could not be filled with “warm domesticity,” in short, could not be complete without the presence of his enslaved cook Hannah, and…

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Lunchbox Lecture Series: “Yellow & Orange: How Women Resisted and Survived the Holocaust”

March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bedford Area Welcome Center, 816 Burks Hill Road
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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The Virginia Holocaust Museum contains more than 200 separate accounts of survivors who settled in the Commonwealth after World War II. Tim Hensley, the museum’s Director of Collections, will use the experiences of four women who came to Virginia, to discuss the obstacles each faced in different parts of Europe in order to survive the Nazis’ attempt to eradicate European Jewry and how each of their stories contributes to what we know about the Holocaust. The talk is free and…

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