December 2019 – Spirit of Giving  

Spirit of Giving

Second Saturday

December 9, 2019

Festive greens, mulled wine and cider, holiday paper, ribbon and bows. As signs of the holidays begin to appear, we extend a warm welcome to people from near and far to join us as we celebrate the Spirit of Giving! We look forward to meeting new friends and creating new traditions as we open studios, galleries, restaurants, B&B’s, inns, wineries, distilleries, and shops for your enjoyment. It’s our pleasure to share with you a bountiful holiday season in this beautiful place that we call home.  Experience Rappahannock!

Beech Spring Gift Shop, 11600 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740

Meet Santa who will be passing out samples of hot mulled cider and going over your last minute Christmas wishes! Large cups of cider are $5 and we have gifts galore for your shopping pleasure. 12 noon-3 p.m. 540-987-8704

Little Washington Theatre 291 Gay St, Washington, Virginia 22747

“The best musical discovery of the year…Stunningly powerful vocal harmony…Windborne sets a new bar for folk harmony singing today” –Brian O’Donovan WGBH, National Public Radio

Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon share a vibrant energy onstage – their connection to each other and to the music clearly evident. They educate as they entertain, telling stories about the music and explaining the traditions in which they sing. Stunningly powerful vocal harmony floods the room as they present Song on the Times about working class movements for peoples’ rights from the past 400 years.

Windborne has collected and studied polyphonic vocal music for over 15 years from traditional singing masters from cultures around the world. The group was catapulted to new heights when a clip of them singing Song of the Lower Classes went viral, and 2,600 people in every State and 22 countries contributed to their Indiegogo project. $25 – Adults $10 – Under 18

Magnolia Vineyards & Winery– 200 Viewtown Rd., Amissville 20106

Acoustic guitar and vocal duo, Steven Shaffer and Bruce Turner, play a wide variety of classic rock, rhythm and blues that is sure to have you singing along to some awesome oldies but goodies!   Patty Sevre, local master glass engraving artist will also be in the tasting room selling beautiful engraved glass items that make perfect gifts!  You may have custom engraving done on assorted items including wine glasses. Music 2 – 5

Middle Street Gallery – 325A Middle St., Washington, VA 22747

Middle Street Gallery continues to feature artists Rosabel Goodman-Everard, Fae Penland and Wayne Paige in the exhibition “Color, Mark, Shape.”
Exhibit Dates: December 6 – December 29, 2019
Meet the Artists Reception: Saturday, December 14, 3-5 PM
Other Middle Street Gallery members’ work will also be displayed.

Ridge Line Designs– 10 River La., River District of Sperryville, VA 22740

Join us for a special Open House to see our one-of-a-kind treasures and toast the holidays with light refreshments. Open 11 a.m. – 5 pm.

River District Potters – 7 River La., Sperryville, VA  22740

Holiday Open House – Holiday shopping, studio demos, nibbles, music, chatting, cheer! 11 am – 5 pm

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Sperryville ARTists Cooperative– 3 River La., Studio 1A in the River District, Sperryville, VA 22740

Enjoy the Shops of River District Holiday Open House and Village Walk. 2019 Online Auction by Living Sky Foundation continues from Dec. 6 onward. Check out the Living Sky Foundation online fundraising auction and see items displayed. ONLINE BIDDING ends at midnight .This link will take you to Facebook where you may bid on items beginning Dec. 6, 2019.

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Scrabble School Preservation Foundation– 111 Scrabble Rd.,Castleton, VA 22716

The public is invited to an Open House to celebrate the holiday season, as well as to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the first Africans to arrive in America and the 10th Anniversary of the restoration and reopening of Scrabble School.  Special guests will be members of the Tucker Family, descendants of the first Africans to arrive in America. 1 – 3 pm.

 The Inn at Little Washington– Middle and Main Sts., Washington, VA 22747

May we suggest the perfect one-size-fits-all gift? 

The Inn at Little Washington Gift Certificate.

Each gift certificate is lovingly hand-written with your personalized message and beautifully packaged in a gift box with tissue paper and ribbon, shipped directly to that special someone.

Warmglass Designs– 12625 Lee Hwy. at Hazel River Arts & Antiques

Make a Christmas tree sun catcher in a fused glass class, $25 per person, all materials included. 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM   Refreshments compliments of Hazel River Arts & Antiques.