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.

January

12-Thursday-Patrick County Coalition Meeting.  For those interested in pursuing a group solution to local issues. Join us to see what is going on and how you can help. Patrick Henry Community College, EMS Room, 5:30 p.m. Dinner provided.

14-Saturday-Introduction to Alcohol Inks. Cindy Howe will be instructing this course on using alcohol inks to create a beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain scene on yupo paper and on tile. All materials are provided. Snow date is January 21. Downstairs in the Community Enrichment Center. $28. Call to register. 10:00 a.m. to Noon.

Create this beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains artwork.

16-Monday-HOLIDAY – Martin Luther King Day Observed. The Continuing Education Center is closed.

16-Monday-Decorative Painters Exchange. Bring your usual painting supplies and a bag lunch. Annual business meeting. 9:30 a.m.

19-Thursday-Volunteer and Sponsor Appreciation Dinner. All of those who have contributed to the success of the Reynolds Homestead in 2016 through their volunteerism or sponsorship are invited to attend this country soup dinner. 6:00 p.m.

21-22 – Saturday & Sunday – Weekend Shawl Weaving. Expert weaver Judi Sanborn will teach you how to weave a 5-foot solid color triangular shawl in one short weekend! Just in time for the winter cold you can create a beautiful work of art to gift or keep for yourself.  Bring two skeins of 4-ply yarn. Snow dates are January 28 and 29. $60. Limited to 6 students. Call to register. Saturday 9:00-3:00 and Sunday 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Weave a beautiful 5′ shawl in one weekend.

22-Sunday-David Oliver Presents “Beyond God.” Scientific discoveries of the past three hundred years leave little place for the God-Man of the Bible and other religions. Oliver will address the changing interpretation of God in a series of lectures beginning with “Who Is God? on January 22 and ”Magic without Magic” on February 26. Join the lively discussion about the mystery of God.  FREE 3:00 p.m.

23-Monday-Tai Chi with Sharon Mason
Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning January 23 & 25, 12:00 noon
Tai Chi is a slow, graceful, relaxed series of movements that improves flexibility, balance, strength and overall fitness. This is a safe, low-impact exercise. Suitable for all fitness levels.
8 weeks. $30 for 1 day (M or W) $50 for both or pay-as-you-go $5 per session. Call to register.

23-Monday- More Successful Gardening with Jeff Rieves.
Monthly on the 4th Monday beginning January 23, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Jeff Rieves is back with the second series in his hugely popular gardening series. New topics include organics, seed saving, summer garden challenges and more. Classes continue for 10 months and you may register for individual classes at $10 each or the full schedule for only $80. Those who took the complete Successful Gardening I season get a discount of $75 for the second series. The full schedule is available here:  http://www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/news/successful_gardening/

Successful Gardener 2017

The Successful Gardener 2017 Registration

24-Tuesday-Yoga for Fitness with Rebeccca Adcock
Tuesdays, beginning January 24, 12:00 noon
Yoga is the perfect class for anyone who wants to increase flexibility and strength, find stress relief and develop stronger muscles and joints. Suitable for all fitness levels. 8 weeks. $30 for the full class or pay-as-you-go $5 per session. Call to register.

24-Tuesday-Wheel Thrown Pottery with Jessica McAlexander
Tuesdays, beginning January 24, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
This class is offered through the Patrick Henry Community College Artisan program. Learn the fine art of wheel thrown ceramics! Basic throwing technique, with a focus on centering, making cylinders, bowls and perhaps your first teapot. The class is also open to students with some wheel-throwing experience who would like to continue developing their skills. Continues consecutive Tuesdays for 5 weeks. $89. Limited to 6 students. Call for registration information.

26-Thursday-Move It or Lose It! with Janice Pendleton
Thursdays, beginning January 26, 10:30 a.m.
This class is designed to help you stay mobile and maintain the ability to function independently as you age. The focus of the exercises is to increase bone and joint strength and reduce the pain associated with arthritis. For those not already affected by arthritis pain, these exercises may aid in preventing or delaying the onset of the age-related disease.
8 weeks. $30 for the full class or pay-as-you-go $5 per session. Call to register.

The Homestead’s Winter Fitness Classes will keep you on the path to good health for 2017!

SPECIAL BONUS! Take all 3 fitness classes for only $90!

27-Friday-Make and Take with Lora Mahaffey.  Create this beautiful snowflake ornament and  have a great time with crafty-minded people. The cost is only $5, payable to Lora at the time of the class. Registration is requested by calling the Homestead.  12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.