The annual Bushels and Barrels Local Food Wine and Beer Festival is held the 3rd Saturday in June.
The J.E.B. Stuart Art Show is the largest invitational judged show in the area and is on exhibition each year in September and October.
The College for Older Adults gives folks ages 50 and up an opportunity to take a variety of classes that encourage fitness, health, art and lifelong learning.
The Annual Book Sale and Silent Art Auction Fundraiser is held the first full week in June and helps to provide funds for programming needs.

Programs & Events

Weather Closings:  Please stay tuned to our Facebook page, WHEO 1270 radio, and e-mail blasts to determine if the Reynolds Homestead is closed due to inclement weather. In the summer we often have power outages due to those pesky summer thunderstorms, so be on the lookout.

Join us on WHEO 1270 AM at 8:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month to find out more about what’s happening at the Homestead.

Upcoming Events

1 – Wednesday – Monthly Volunteer Meeting. Come out to see what’s happening at the Reynolds Homestead and how you might be able to help out! We always need willing volunteers. Lunch is provided.  RSVP to  martinlm@vt.edu.  1:00 p.m.

2 – Thursday –  Ambassador Leadership Program Orientation.  Come out to the Creative Arts Center / Chamber of Commerce to learn more about the 2017-18 Ambassador Leadership program. Dinner will be provided. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

4 – Saturday – Colored Pencil Fun for Beginners.  Local artists Linda Park and Judi Sanborn will be hosting a Beginner Colored Pencil Class at the Reynolds Homestead’s Creative Arts Center in Stuart on Saturday, November 4 from 9:00-3:00. Participants will learn the basics of using colored pencil, including shading, combining colors, using different media, layering color, and much more. Each student will complete a lovely Christmas ornament design worthy of framing, and will take home another design with instructions on how to complete it. The cost of the class is $25.00 and all materials are included except the pencils. Each student is asked to bring a 50-pack of Crayola colored pencils to the class; there will also be loaner packs available for students to use as well. Please feel free to bring a bag lunch or snacks and drinks to the Center as well. Please call the Reynolds Homestead at 276-694-7181 to register for the class. The Creative Arts Center is located at 334 Patrick Avenue, Stuart, next to Pet Pro Visions.  Class Registration Form

5 – Sunday – Community Bowl Making Event.  Join us in our quest to make 600 bowls for our Empty Bowls Event to be held March 17, 2018. There is no charge to attend, and the event is “drop in.” It takes about half an hour to make a bowl, so stop in make one, two, three or more!  At the Creative Arts Center in Stuart (334 Patrick Avenue). 2:00-5:00 p.m.

6 – Monday – Patrick Henry Photography Club.  Open to anyone interested in photography. Upstairs in the education center.  6:30 p.m.

9 – Thursday – Community Bowl Making Event.  Join us in our quest to make 600 bowls for our Empty Bowls Event to be held March 17, 2018. There is no charge to attend, and the event is “drop in.” It takes about half an hour to make a bowl, so stop in make one, two, three or more!  At the Creative Arts Center in Stuart (334 Patrick Avenue).  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

10 – Friday -CLOSED FOR VETERAN’S DAY OBSERVANCE.

10 – Friday – Painting with Grace.  Local art instructor Grace Helms holds a monthly Painting with Grace class on the second Friday. She will lead the group in creating a seasonal painting. Bring your favorite snack or appetizer to share!  $30.00.  Painting with Grace Registration

November’s fun project.

11 – Saturday – Reynolds Homestead Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair.  Make plans on Saturday, November 11 from 10:00 to 3:00 to visit the 3rd Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair at the Reynolds Homestead. The event is free to the public. According to Fair organizer Becki Turner, there are over 25 local artists and artisans who will be on hand with wonderful handmade items that will make perfect holiday gifts.  The array of items for sale includes ornaments, rustic Christmas decorations, stockings, caned chairs, ceramic flower pots, nativities, Jewelry, hand knitted scarves and gloves, hot pepper jellies, handmade soaps, doll clothes, lotions, sachets, yarns, herbs, teas, oil and beaded embroidery. Once again the Reynolds Homestead will offer lunch for patrons of the event. Brunswick stew, hearty vegetable soup, or a hot dog and chips will be available for $5.00 (includes drink), and quarts of Brunswick stew can be purchased for takeout for $8.00.

12 – Sunday – The American Music Series Presents Acoustic Endeavors in Concert.  Please join us the Reynolds Homestead for an exciting afternoon of solid, creative bluegrass and Americana music with Acoustic Endeavors from Roanoke! The concert begins at 2:30 p.m. and will end at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $8.00 for ages 16 and older. Admission is free for ages 15 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting Reynolds Homestead,  276-694-7181. Light refreshments will be served during intermission.

15 – Wednesday – Community Bowl Making Event.  Join us in our quest to make 600 bowls for our Empty Bowls Event to be held March 17, 2018. There is no charge to attend, and the event is “drop in.” It takes about half an hour to make a bowl, so stop in make one, two, three or more!  At the Creative Arts Center in Stuart (334 Patrick Avenue). 10:00 a.m. to Noon.

16 – Thursday – Dinner and A Movie Night:  “The Station Agent” (2003) R – 89 mins:  When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss. Dinner will feature roast chicken with apple-walnut salsa, green beans, loaded mashed potatoes, tossed salad, and dessert.  $14.00. Reservations are required:  276-694-7181.

Thanksgiving Holiday Break.  The Reynolds Homestead will close on Wednesday, November 22 and re-open on Monday, November 27 at 8:30 a.m.  We wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving!