Sep 16

The Tuesday Evening Concert Series will begin their presentations October 4th and continue through April 2012.  Here is the schedule:

October 4, Vassily Primakov, Piano

October 18, Maxim Rysanov, viola and Eldar Nebolsin, piano

November 15, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

February 28, Alexander String Quartet

March 20, Vadim Gluzman, violin and Angela Yoffe, piano

April 3, The Tallis Scholars

April 24, Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo

For more information go to www.tecs.org.

Sep 1
The apple season is just beginning at Carter Mountain Orchard, located across from Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home.  Beginning early September the Golden Delicious apples should be ready to pick, followed in mid September by the Red Delicious.  Jonathan apples will also be available mid September as will pumpkins.  Different apple varieties will continue through early November.  For a complete listing of likely availability go to www.cartermountainorchard.com/about/fruit-availability-chart.  
Aug 29

Plan now to visit the studios of the artisans in Albemarle County and surrounding areas.  Their studios will be open to visitors on Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13 from 10:00am until 5:00pm.  If you are looking for a special gift for the holidays or just a special piece of art for yourself you will find much to choose from in the categories of pottery, jewelry, furniture, textiles, leather goods and more.  For more information please visit www.artisanstudiotour.com

Jul 19

The Shenandoah National Park celebrates it’s 75th year this summer.  Plan now for your next hike by making it a real vacation.  Cedar Spring Inn is just 20 minutes from an entrance to the park where you can access the Big Meadows area/Byrd Visitor Center and take advantage of the programs scheduled for the summer.   Visit Rapidan Camp, President Hoover’s summer retreat; learn about the park bears and birds of prey; take the Appalachian Trail Hike, the Meadow Walk, the Hawksbill Mountain Hike or the Discovery Walk.

After all this, return to the Inn, enjoy the pool and hot tub or take a steam or sauna. 

To find out more about Shenandoah or to plan your next visit go to www.nps.gov/shen.

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