Sat., May 25
The Winmill Carriage Museum will be CLOSED for a private event.No carriage museum tours.
Sunday, May 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Virginia Foxhound Club Show
Thurs., May 30 | 7-8:30 p.m. CivicsNOW! at Morven Park
Local Leaders: Doug Fabbioli FREE
Morven Park’s “Local Leaders” speaker series recognizes active local leaders and provides an opportunity to meet and be inspired by those making real and measurable change in our community. Speakers will describe the paths they took to their current roles and the
challenges faced along the way, followed by discussion of related needs in our
community and ideas for addressing them.
Doug Fabbioli, co-founder and winemaker, Fabbioli Cellars, also founded the Piedmont Epicurean and Agricultural Council. Fabbioli has long been involved in community education, based on his dedication to sustainable agriculture and rural economic development.
*Twitter folks - join us a little early at 6:30 for a Tweetup with wine! Register below!*
Sun., June 2 | 1-3 p.m. Princess & Knight Parade
Dress in your regal best for Morven Park’s Princess & Knight Parade in the Winmill Carriage Museum. Learn about the carriages that are fit for royalty, meet some horses, have a photo taken in the carriage once used by Princess Grace, compete in a costume contest and parade to Morven Park’s “castle,” the Gov. Davis Mansion. Join the royal tea on the portico, complete with etiquette lessons and delicious treats. $10/child; $5/adult.
Tues., June 4 | 7 p.m. Ecology of Colonial Virginia
What did Loudoun County look like in early 1700s? Historical Ecologist Emily Southgate will explain how ecologists use 18th Century documents and fossils to reconstruct past landscapes, with examples specific to Loudoun County. After the presentation, she will lead a walk at Morven Park to point out remnants of past land uses that are still visible today. Register at www.loudounwildlife.org. Free admission.
Fri. - Sun., June 7-9 | all day VADA/Nova Summer Dressage & Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage Selection Trial
Contact: Dianne Boyd 703-777-4846 | Greyhorse11@gmail.com | www.vadanova.org
Mon. - Fri., June 10-14 | all day Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Camp
Contact: Margaret Good |
703-777-8776 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting June 11 (Mondays & Tuesdays)
Adult Flag Football League Game only adult flag football, 8 games guaranteed with playoffs, online team and individual registration. Learn more at www.morvenparksports.org, or call Melissa Ryburn at 703-777-2890 x6622 | email@example.com
Thurs., June 13 | 7 p.m. Equine Health Series: The Team Approach to Foot Disease
Team up with your vet and farrier to tackle common equine foot diseases. Learn about the latest medical and surgical treatments, coupled with shoeing options. Led by Dr. Jay Joyce and journeyman farrier Paul Goodness. Free registration by contacting 703-777-2890, ext. 0, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wed., June 26 | 5-9 p.m. March to Gettysburg
During the last week of June, Civil War living historians will recreate the Union Army’s march from Fairfax, Va., to Gettysburg, Pa., exactly 150 years after the movement took place. Join these living historians during their stop at Morven Park and experience what life was like for the soldiers. Engage in conversations, watch demonstrations and listen to the stories of the soldiers who made history during the Gettysburg Campaign. For more detail go to www.morvenpark.org. Admission is free.
Mon.-Fri., June 24-28 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Summer Fun KaMP
Discover all things Morven Park, from history and nature to sports and horses. Campers from age 6 to 11 will spend the morning on our new athletic fields and the afternoon exploring the history and grounds of the 1,100-acre historic estate. $240/camper. Visit www.morvenpark.org/camps.php to register.
Sat., June 29 | 9 a.m. Exploring Morven Park’s Trails
Join Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy for a free family nature walk. We will explore fields, gardens, forests and wetlands of Morven Park as we look for butterflies, birds, amphibians and other wildlife. We suggest you bring binoculars, if you have them. To register, contact Jill Miller at email@example.com.
Thurs., July 4 | 7 p.m. Fireworks & Romance
Watch “sparks fly” from the Mansion lawn. Bring your blanks or chairs. Enjoy live music, food and 2 drink tickets, while viewing local fireworks. Register at www.vintage50.com. $40/person.
Sat., July 6 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. CarriageFest
A day devoted to the charms of coaches, buggies, and carriages. Enjoy the pastoral scenery and picturesque sights of horse-drawn vehicles maneuvering through Morven Park’s 1,100 acres. Meet carriage drivers of today, then see the vast variety of historic vehicles contained in the Winmill Carriage Museum. You can even take your own ride in a carriage and enter a period clothing contest. Free admission. Carriage rides $10/person.
Sat.-Sun., July 6-7 | all day Morven Park Pleasure Show and Drive
Contact: Laura Doyle | 703-777-2890 x0 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mon.-Fri., July 8-12 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. History Detective KaMP
Dive into what it takes to run a museum and historic site. Campers, age 11 to 14, will explore a different question each day and discover what life was like during the time of Governor Westmoreland Davis. $240/camper. Visit www.morvenpark.org/camps.php to register.
Mon.-Fri., July 8-12 | 9 a.m.-noon Football Skills Camp For ages 7-14, this no-pads/no-contact camp teaches fundamentals and improves technical skills. All skill levels welcome. Taught by local high school and youth coaches. $150/child. Visit www.morvenpark.org/camps.php to register.
Fri., July 12 | 8 p.m. Night Hike at Morven Park
As night falls, discover the wildlife that ventures out after dark at Morven Park! We'll stroll a field, check some ponds, and hike a short trail into the woods. Watch for bats, look for toads and frogs, and listen to owls and night insects. Registration required at http://www.loudounwildlife.org/SignUp.htm. FREE!
Mon.-Fri., July 15-19 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. DC United Soccer Camp Led by top DC United instructors, this camp, for ages 5-17, maximizes an athlete’s technical abilities and tactical understanding in a fun, competitive environment. $295/child full-day; $195/child half-day. Register at http://www.dcunited.com/camps/summer.
Mon.-Fri., July 29-August 2 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Outdoor Adventures KaMP
Fall in love with the great outdoors! Through hiking, science experiments, equestrian programs and fun group games, campers (ages 6-11) will discover why Morven Park is such a haven for wildlife. $240/camper.
Fri.-Sun., July 26-28 | all day USDF Region 1 Youth Team Dressage Competition
Contact: Alison Head |
540-338-7810 | email@example.com
Mon.-Fri., July 29-August 2 | 4:30-7:30 p.m. Academy International Girls’ Lacrosse Camp Training provided by international coaches and welcoming all skill levels. This camp provides a safe, enjoyable environment with inspiring teachers who will increase each player’s knowledge and technical ability while serving as positive role models. Ages 7-15. $238/camper. Register at academyinternational.net.
Sat., August 3 | 8 a.m. Let's Count Butterflies!
Take part in the 17th Annual Central Loudoun Butterfly Count. A team organized by Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy will focus on finding and identifying butterflies at Morven Park. No experience necessary; all ages welcome. $3 for age 18 and up; free for Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy members. Registration required at www.loudounwildlife.org/Butterfly_Count.htm or contact Nicole Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mon.-Fri., August 5-9 | 9 a.m.-noon Academy International Girls’ Field Hockey Camp Partnering with local Potomac Field Hockey, international coaches offer customized field hockey training. Groups divided by age and skill level. $238/camper. Register at academyinternational.net.
Wed., August 7 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Ag in the Classroom
Join Agriculture in the Classroom for a hands-on professional development workshop featuring cross-curricular lessons from AITC’s latest resources – “Jump Start Your School Garden.” The workshop is intended to help elementary teachers integrate the use of the garden – whether an outdoor school garden or an indoor container garden – into daily curriculum. Workshop participants will take part in interactive lessons and create unique make-and-takes. Subjects covered will include math, science, and language arts. Additionally, all teachers will receive a resource kit for their classrooms including a copy of this latest curriculum. Participants must register at www.agintheclass.org. Free.
Fri., August 12-16 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Summer Fun KaMP
Discover all things Morven Park, from history and nature to sports and horses. Campers (ages 6-11) will spend the morning on our new athletic fields and the afternoon exploring the history and grounds of the 1,100-acre historic estate. $240/camper. Visit www.morvenpark.org/camps.php to register.
Fri., August 16 | 7 p.m. The Fascinating World of Bats
Wildlife enthusiast Leslie Sturges will describe the fascinating world of bats and lead an evening “bat-finding” walk in this free family program. Register at www.loudounwildlife.org/SignUp.htm.
DID YOU KNOW ?
The estate, 1,000 acres just west of Leesburg, Virginia off Rt. 7 on Old Waterford Road, was home to two governors: Thomas Swann, a governor of Maryland in the 19th century, and Virginia's reform Governor Westmoreland Davis