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March 2018

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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Barrels, Bottles & Casks Spring Tours at Poplar Forest

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - March 24 @ 7:00 pm
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, 1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551 United States
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$25

Tours Available at 6 P.M. and 7 P.M. Toast the arrival of spring with friends and family; explore Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest on a special tasting tour of Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest! Barrels, Bottles & Casks popular tasting tours focus on the beverages and spirits consumed by Jefferson and the enslaved residents of Poplar Forest in springtime. Tours begin in Jefferson’s “modern” kitchen and progress through the house, with stops along the way to sample beverages and learn about the…

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Celtic Festival

March 24
The Sedalia Center, 1108 Sedalia School Road
Big Island, VA United States
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