General Interest Items – October 17, 2012

Posted on Oct 13 2012 in General by admin

2.1 Sully Historic Site Fall Events – Chantilly – Begin October 22
2.2 Virginia Historical Society Fall Events – Richmond – Begin October 25
2.3 Play: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Front Royal – November 2 through 4

 

2.1 Sully Historic Site Fall Events – Chantilly – Begin October 22

Sully Historic Site
3650 Historic Sully Way
Chantilly, VA

Register for programs that have a 10-digit code online at the website, or at 703-222-4664; alternately, send your registration form and fee to FCPA/Parktakes, P.O. Box 4606, Fairfax, VA 22038-4606.

Exhibit: Politics, 18th-Century Style
Ends Wednesday, November 21, 2012.
In this election year, see a special exhibit featuring Sully’s owner, Richard Bland Lee, and his political career. The exhibit includes a rare 18th-century voting ballot from Loudoun County, VA. Be sure to see this exhibit during your visit to Sully for their fall events.

Cub Scout Bears–What Makes America Special
Monday, October 22, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $8/scout, $5/adult taking tour; two leaders are free. Code 384 477 0901.

Colonial Day
Saturday, November 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $8/adult, $6/child.
Learn about the daily routines of Revolutionary War soldiers. Practice daily life skills such as cooking, spinning, and woodworking. Have fun with toys and learn the latest dance steps. House tour is included.

Harvest Creations
Saturday, November 10, at 1 p.m. (code 381 486 9601) and 3 p.m. (code 381 486 9602). Cost: $10.
At the slave quarter, learn about the lives and chores of slaves who lived at Sully. Bake biscuits in the open-hearth kitchen, dip a candle, and fashion a corn husk doll or soldier.

Making Light at Sully
Saturday, November 17, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $5.
Light regulates daily life on a farm. Learn how light was used by the Lee family and by the African-American slaves. Make a candle and enjoy refreshments in the kitchen.

Baking Workshop
Sunday, November 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: $25/visitor ages 10 and up Code 381 486 9901.
Work with experienced open-hearth cooks and learn to make bread and other delights using historic recipes.

Decorated for the Festive Season
Wednesday, November 28 through Sunday, December 23 (except Tuesdays), from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $7/adult, $6/student, $5/senior and child

Experience the main house at Sully decorated for an 18th-century season of celebration. Relive the 1885 holiday memories of a young Sully visitor seeing the tree decorated in Victorian splendor. Groups require reservations.

Tuesday Tea
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $25; children must be accompanied by an adult. Tea and treats are served in the historic house. Staff will work with you to provide a program of special interest.

Register for programs that have a 10-digit code on-line at the website or at 703-222-4664; alternately, send your registration form and fee to FCPA/Parktakes, P.O. Box 4606, Fairfax, VA 22038-4606. For more information about non-coded programs, call Sully at 703-437-1794.

Scout programs are now coded. Register as you would for any other coded program.  To register an entire group, call the site or the central registration line at 703-222-4664. Prices reflect Fairfax County resident discount; others may pay a higher cost (please call or e-mail).

www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sully

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2.2 Virginia Historical Society Fall Events – Richmond – Begin October 25

Virginia Historical Society
428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA

Banner Lectures (Thursdays, at noon)
Cost: $6/adult; $5/senior; $4/child and student; free for members and for Richmond Times-Dispatch readers with a newspaper coupon. Parking is free. Reservations are not required. For more information, call 804-358-4901.

October 25: “Unlocking Menokin’s Secrets: Archaeological and Landscape Research at a Northern Neck Plantation” presented by David Brown.

November 8: “A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America’s Financial Disasters” presented by Scott R. Nelson.

Pocahontas and the Powhatan Nation  
Friday, November 2, 2012, at 10 a.m. This is a free educational program for homeschoolers.

Stories at the Museum
Saturday, November 3 and 17; continue the first and third Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon. Free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. There is a different theme each month.

Virginia House Naturalist Program
Saturday, November 10, at 9 a.m. Cost: $5/VHS members’ child or grandchild; $11/non-member. Suitable for families with children ages six and under. Make the required reservations by calling 804-353-4251.

The topic will be “Animals in Your Backyard” and will introduce young children and their parents to the history and nature of a place. Children will have the opportunity to explore the site while learning about nature. Each program includes a story, hands-on activity, and craft.

www.vahistorical.org/index.htm

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2.3 Play: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Front Royal – November 2 through 4

Skyline High School
151 Skyline Vista Drive
Front Royal, VA

Friday, November 2, 2012, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, November 3, at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; or Sunday, November 4, at 2:30 p.m. Cost: $7/adult; $5/student and senior (65 and over), babies on laps are free. Buy tickets at the door. Daily specials include:

- Children 12 and under who attend dressed in costume Friday or Saturday evening can meet the cast and receive a special treat.
- All clergy will be admitted free of charge on Friday night.
- There will be a family matinee price cap of $30/parents and their children at Saturday and Sunday afternoon performances.

The St. Johns Teen Drama Club, including many homeschoolers, proudly presents Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland.

Leap down the legendary rabbit hole with the award-winning St. John’s Teen Drama Club as they stage this lively adaptation of the Louis Carroll classic for all ages. Be prepared for strange phenomena, such as babies becoming pigs, mutton legs taking off in flight, and more!

For further information, please contact Johanna Naccash at naccash@hotmail.com or 540-636-2929.

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