January 10, 2020

Reminders and Announcements

2020 Census: 
Shaping Loudoun's Future

Why is the Census Important for Loudoun County?
An accurate count of Loudoun County residents is important to the community in many ways. The count affects the allocation of federal funding to the county and affects how legislative districts are drawn, which can impact the number of seats that the state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Your response ensures we have the resources to build stronger communities!

 Census information will be mailed in March 2020
2020 Census Poster

Looking for Local Artists!
for the
Middleburg Community Center Art Auction Fundraiser

Community Center, Art Auction

What's Going on This Week?
 January 10 - January 17, 2020 

Tuesday, January 14, 4:00 pm

 Library Lab: Snowman Stretch at 4:00 p.m
Try to build the tallest free-standing paper snowman during this month's Library Lab.
Middleburg Library
101 Reed St

Middleburg Library, Library Lab

Thursday, January 16, 6:00 pm

 Retro Reels Movie Club at 6:00 p.m.
Each month we will view a classic movie from the AFI's 100 Years, 100 Movies, a list of the 100 greatest American-made movies of all time. After viewing, we will hold a brief discussion of the technical, educational and/or entertainment value of the film. This month we will be watching "Spartacus" (1960), 197 minutes.
Middleburg Library
101 Reed St

Middleburg Library, Retro Reels, Spartacus

What's Going on Next Week and Beyond?

Sunday, January 19, 2:00 pm

 The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC
Emmanuel Parish House
For the third year in a row, Middleburg’s Emmanuel Episcopal Church welcomes The Gay Men’s Chorus as part of the At The Parish House performing arts series. The troupe will send their brilliant ensemble “Rock Creek Singers” to deliver a variety of pop and show tunes guaranteed to lift spirits and get folks humming all the way home.The performance takes place on Sunday, January 19 at 2 p.m. at the Emmanuel Parish House, 105 East Washington Street.
Reservations are recommended but not required (540-687-6297). A free-will donation of $20 is suggested to help cover the Chorus’s travel expenses, but no one will be turned away!

Emmanuel Church, Gay Men's Chorus

Thursday, January 23, 4:00 pm

Tea Types and Tasting
From field to cup, learn about one of the most coveted beverages: tea. How can a single tea leaf can end up as a multitude of different tastes? Owner of Dominion Tea, Hillary Coley, will guide listeners on a tour of tea production and styles as well as provide tasting for three different styles of tea.
Middleburg Library
101 Reed Street

Middleburg Library, Tea Types and Tasting

Saturday, January 25, 2:00 pm

Watercolor Workshop
Gain experience painting with watercolors in a loose, fluid style. Instructor Jyotsna Umesh, winner of the Loudoun Book & Arts Festival Plein Air contest, guides you through strokes and painting techniques. Supplies provided.
Middleburg Library
101 Reed St

Middleburg Library, Watercolor workshop flyer

Thursday, January 30, 7:00 pm

Prelude to Gettysburg:
Cavalry Battles in Loudoun County, Battle of Middleburg

Local historian Rich Gillespie offers an in-depth look at the cavalry battles that took place in Loudoun County between June 17 and 21, 1863. Sandwiched between the famous battles of Brandy Station and Gettysburg, these often-overlooked battles proved the worth and fighting power of both Northern and Southern cavalrymen and their mounts. 
  Mt. Defiance Cidery 
495 E Washington St

Middleburg Library, Battle of Middleburg flyer

Saturday, February 15, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

 Coffee with the Curator:  Ellen Emmet Rand
Join George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Head Curator Claudia Pfeiffer as she takes you through the personal story of the portrait painter Ellen Emmet Rand and the many surprises and challenges Pfeiffer encountered during the three year journey in the making of the Leading the Field: Ellen Emmet Rand exhibition.  
Coffee generously sponsored by Middleburg Common Grounds, and light refreshments are provided.
$5 for non-members | Free for NSLM members
RSVP to or 540-687-6542
National Sporting Library & Museum
102 The Plains Rd

Thursday, February 20, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Siegfried Sassoon:  Hunting in the Trenches

Join Professor Charles Caramello in his analysis of Siegfried Sassoon’s semi-autobiographical trilogy Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting ManMemoirs of an Infantry Officer, and Sherston's Progress. He will address the question of whether “riding to hounds” prepared men for the uniquely modern warfare of the    Great War.
$10 for non-members | Free for NSLM members
RSVP to or 540-687-6542 x 4
National Sporting Library & Museum
102 The Plains Rd

NSLM Rand.Sassoon

Friday, February 21, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Land Trust of Virginia and Goose Creek Association present the acclaimed film:
The Biggest Little Farm
 On Friday, February 21, the Land Trust of Virginia and the Goose Creek Association bring you, The Biggest Little Farm, the acclaimed film that chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, The Biggest Little Farm provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet.

Plus, the PUBLIC PREMIER of a short documentary on the Goose Creek: Its history, culture and challenges. Come learn about the Goose Creek’s importance to our watershed!

Admission is FREE and light refreshments will be served at the Hill School, Sheila C. Johnson Auditorium
 130 South Madison Street

Please register using the link below is encouraged.
Questions please Contact Kerry Roszel at
or (540) 687-8441

Land Trust of VA, Biggest Little Farm flyer

Saturday, March 28, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Middleburg Wellness Day 2020
Join the Middleburg's Go Green Committee for their annual Wellness Day at the Middleburg Community Center.  There will be vendors focusing on health and wellness as well as expert speakers talking about topics related to brain health, and make sure to participate in one (or all) of 3 of the                   'Walk Middleburg' routes!
For more information,

Middleburg Wellness Day Flyer

To view all of our events, check out our
 Events Calendar on our website!

A Headlin

Classes & Ongoing Events


Mondays - Back Pain and Osteoporosis,  4:00-5:00 pm -On-going classes for Back Pain and Osteoporosis Relief at the Middleburg  Community CenterPosture Perfect! is a Sara Meeks, PT inspired exercise program that is appropriate for adults of all ages and abilities. $80 for 8 week.  Call or text Woody McMahon 703-628-2880 or email to
Mondays - Hatha Slow Flow Yoga, 8:00 am-9:15 am - Ongoing classes at The Studio Middleburg, 103B West Federal Street, 2nd floorJoin us for yoga in a safe, supportive and social environment. Each class includes poses, breath work and guided meditation that will stretch and strengthen your body and settle your mind and spirit for the day ahead.  Contact Nancy McMahon at 703-597-8981 or email


Tuesdays - Gentle Yoga,  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm -at The Studio Middleburg, 103B West Federal Street, 2nd floor. Join us for Gentle Yoga where the pace is slower and the emphasis is on movement and body positioning,. You will also learn the safe way to move from sitting to standing while slowly and mindfully moving from one pose to another. Gentle Yoga is a class for all ages and abilities, Advanced Registration required.  Contact Nancy McMahon 703-597-8981 or email



Wednesdays - Beginner Balance Class, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm -  On-going classes for Better Balance and Fall Prevention at the Middleburg Community Center. Beginner Better Balance! is a Sara Meeks, PT inspired exercise program that is appropriate for adults needing a slower pace and more rest time than the regular balance class offers. $80 for 8 weeks. Call or text Woody McMahon 703-628-2880 or email to

Wednesdays - Advanced Balance Class, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm -
On-going classes for Better Balance and Fall Prevention at the Middleburg Community Center. Better Balance! is a Sara Meeks, PT inspired exercise program that is appropriate for adults of all ages and abilities. $80 for 8 weeks. Call or text Woody McMahon 703-628-2880 or email to


Thursdays - Chair Yoga, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  - at The Studio Middleburg, 103B West Federal Street, 2nd floor.  You will use a chair to sit or stand as we gently and slowly move from one yoga pose to another as we use regular and adapted yoga poses. This is a wonderful class if you are new to yoga, are balance challenged or are an experienced yogi who may need some additional support or stability.    Advanced registration required. Contact Nancy McMahon at 703-597-8981 or email  

Upcoming Meetings in the Town Office:

Monday, January 13, 5:30 pm - Historic District Review Committee

Wednesday, January 15, 4:00 pm - Utility Committee

Wednesday, January 15, 5:30 pm - Arts Council

Tuesday, January 20 - Martin Luther King Day, Town Office Closed

Tuesday, January 21, 6:00 pm - Cultural & Community Events Committee

Tuesday, January 21, 6:00 pm - Wellhead Protection Advisory Committee 

Wednesday, January 22, 6:00 pm - Go Green

Thursday, January 23, 6:00 pm - Town Council Meeting

Monday, January 27, 9:00 am - Economic Development Advisory Committee 

Monday, January 27, 7:00 pm - Planning Commission

Wednesday, February 5, 6:00 pm - Go Green

Thursday, February 6, 5:30 - Historic District Review Committee

Thursday, February 13, 8:30 am - Streetscape Committee

Thursday, February 13, 6:00 pm -
Town Council Meeting


2020 Western Loudoun Art and Studio Tour

(June 5, 6 & 7, 2020, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm!)
Visual artists can apply online now for the 15th annual Western Loudoun Art and Studio Tour.  Deadline for submission is close of business,
February 1, 2020

All applications must be submitted online through the CaFE online system. The process consists of two steps:

  • Create a free artist profile in CaFE and upload images for work to be submitted to the jury here: 
  • Search within CaFE for Western Loudoun Art and Studio Tour (WLAST) and apply.

Loudoun artists working in all visual media may apply to this juried event. Those selected will open their studios to the public and demonstrate their artistic process to visitors from the metropolitan region. Last year’s tour brought more than a thousand visitors into more than 30 studios and arts centers. Artists connected with a targeted audience, increasing their visibility and providing an opportunity to promote and share their work.

Frequently asked questions and answers about participating on the tour can be found here:

American Legion

Good News!!

You can now watch live streaming/video of the Town Council, Planning Commission and Historic District Review Committee's monthly meetings on the Town's website.

Middleburg sign

Razor Recycling flyer

Middleburg Disclaimer

Do you have an update or a new event you would like to add?
Please feel free to email Marcia Horgen at
with your information or with any questions that you may have.

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Marcia Horgen
Town of Middleburg
10 W Marshall Street
P.O. Box 187
Middleburg, VA 20118

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