2.1 Easter at the Lighthouse – Fort Story – April 5
2.2 Civil War Fundraiser Ball – Manassas – April 10
2.3 A Touch of Japan – Chantilly – April 12
2.4 Ballet Performance: Civil War Letters – Manassas – April 17
2.5 Second Union (Rosenwald) School’s Ice Cream Social – Goochland – April 18
2.6 Battle of New Market 151st Anniversary Reenactment – New Market – Best Price by May 8
Cape Henry Lighthouse
Fort Story, VA
Sunday, April 5, 2015, 6:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Cost: $8 per adult, $5 per child ages 6-18; children 5 and younger are free.
Celebrate Easter at the Cape Henry Lighthouse with a sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. Then enjoy the lighthouse and the grounds after the service.
The Cape Henry Lighthouse is located within Fort Story Military Base. To visit the lighthouse, you must pass through the security gates of Fort Story at 89th Street and Atlantic Avenue. All visitors age 16 years or older will need photo identification, proof of vehicle insurance, and current vehicle registration for admission to the base.
For additional information see the website or contact Lois Stickles at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-422-9421.
The Life Church
Friday, April 10, 2015, from 7:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.; dancing begins at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20 per person, ages 12 and up. Mid-19th-century attire is encouraged but not required. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door.
Step back in time and learn the social dances of the 1860s at this Civil War Ball hosted by the Asaph Dance Ensemble. Dance cards will be provided as well as light refreshments. Proceeds from the ball will help to offset costs of Asaph’s spring performance of Robert Sturm’s ballet Civil War Letters and support restoration of the house at Liberia Plantation in Manassas.
For additional information see the website or contact Daniel Faudree at email@example.com
2.3 A Touch of Japan – Chantilly – April 12
Sully Historic Site
Sunday, April 12, 2015, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $27/Fairfax County resident; $29/non-resident. Cost includes a house tour at 2 p.m. Pre-registration is advised for this event. For ages eight and up.
Discover a little bit of Japan in Chantilly, taste teas and sweet Japanese treats, learn about the history of teas and how different flavors of tea are created, and learn about Japanese culture and its effect on the United States.
See website for additional information and to register for this event, or call 703-222-4664.
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Friday, April 17, 2015, from 8 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Cost: $30/adult; $20/students ages 12 and younger, senior citizens (65 and older), and active military with identification.
Asaph Dance Ensemble’s Spring Ballet Concert is based on actual letters that were written from soldiers on the battlefront of the Civil War to their loved ones. Also on the program is the revival of the beautiful “Petite Suite,” choreographed to the lyrical music of the same name by Claude Debussy. A premiere of Lanterns, a humorous yet powerful work set to Symphony No. 5 ½: A Symphony for Fun by Don Gillis, will also be performed.
See website for additional information, or contact Victoria Faudree at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Union School
Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. There is no admission fee.
Visit this historic landmark and learn about its importance in history. Play games that children attending Second Union would have played, visit informational tables, take a tour of the school, meet school alumni, and listen to guest speakers at Second Union Baptist Church, adjacent to the school building.
Canned food will be collected at the event for the Goochland County-wide food drive.
Second Union School, one of many Rosenwald schools, was built in 1918 as a result of the Julius Rosenwald Fund. Influenced by the work of Booker T. Washington, Rosenwald, president of Sears Roebuck and Company in 1917, created the fund as a way to improve education for African Americans.
Visit the website for more information, or contact Michelle Swalin at 804-556-5854 or email@example.com.
Virginia Museum of the Civil War
New Market, VA
Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $8/person, ages 10 and older when purchased before May 8; $10 at the gate. Children ages nine and younger are free. Tickets are non-refundable. All ages are welcome; dress comfortably.
Come see the 151st anniversary of the Battle of New Market, the nation’s oldest continual reenactment fought on the original battlefield. A reenactment will occur each day including the initial artillery and cavalry skirmish along Smith Creek, the opening engagement in the Town of New Market, and the final battle in which 257 Cadets from the Virginia Military Institute made the difference between victory and defeat. Between reenactments, visit the museum and the historic Bushong Farm, tour Virginia’s Civil War History Mobile, and attend lectures, book signings, and a Civil War fashion show. Stroll through the Union and Confederate camps or buy that special 19th-century item from Sutler’s Row.
See the website for more information, or contact Stacey Nadeau at 866-515-1864 or firstname.lastname@example.org.