January 24, 2020

Reminders and Announcements

Attention Businesses! 

As part of the Town’s process for the development of a long-term economic development strategy, we are conducting a survey of the local business community. The survey is anonymous and the data will only be discussed or represented in aggregate. Access to the survey can be found at the following link: Existing Business Survey
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey if you are a business owner or manager in Middleburg. Thank you.

Wednesday, February 12, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm           

Economic Development Strategy Session 
National Sporting Library and Museum
102 The Plains Rd

Please join members of the Town Council and Town staff for an economic development strategy session on the evening of February 12, 2020 from 6-7:30 pm at the National Sporting Library and Museum. Conversations will focus on what the Town’s economy should look like in the future.

In many ways, the Town of Middleburg is an outlier in Loudoun County and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). While Loudoun County is recognized as a young, technology driven economy that has experienced significant population growth in the last decade, Middleburg’s economy is driven by private educational institutions, tourism-related businesses and a steadily growing agricultural economy within close proximity. With a median age more than fifteen years older than that of Loudoun County, the stability of
Middleburg’s long-term economic prospects relies on the current generation successfully exiting or handing off existing businesses to a new generation and introduction of new products and services into the local economy.
The event is open to all members of the Middleburg community.
For Questions, please contact Jamie Gaucher at 540-687-5152
or email

What's Going on This Week?
 January 24 - January 31, 2020 

The Month of January

The Byrne Gallery is pleased to present, “Winter Landscapes,” oil paintings by Gerald Hennesy on exhibit throughout the month of January  Come  celebrate the beauty of winter in the wooded countryside of Virginia!  Snowy creeks and hill top vistas glisten with the magical light and blue shadows of a delightful winter afternoon. Included in this exhibition are local scenes of both Loudoun and Fauquier counties featuring scenes of Goose Creek and the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
7 W Washington St

Monday & Tuesday - by appointment
Wed-Sat, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Byrne Gallery, Hennesy, Winter Landscapes Pic

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

What's Going on Next Week and Beyond?

Saturday, February 1, 2:00 pm

Movie Time at 2:00 p.m 
Join us for a showing of "The Fox and the Hound" at 2 p.m. (Rated PG, 83 minutes)
Middleburg Library
101 Reed St


Middleburg Library, Movie Time, Fox and the Hound

Saturday, February 1, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

An Evening with Author Norman Fine at Second Chapter Books

In his new book "Blind Bombing", Norman Fine tells about the development of Radar and how it made D-Day possible. Join him for a discussion and refreshments at the bookstore. Reserve your copy of the book or let us know you will be attending. or call 540-687-7016
13 E Washington St

Second Chapter Books, Blind Bombing flyer

Saturday, February 1

Indulge in our five-course wild game dinner paired perfectly with cocktails created by @catoctincreek Distillery.
Saturday, February 1st, 2020
$99 per person.
For reservations, please call 540.687.9726.
Price does not include tax and gratuity.
200 W Washington St

Market Salamander, Catoctin Creek Dinner flyer

Thursday, February 6, 7:00 pm

Rosetta Lee at the Hill School
Rosetta Lee serves Seattle Girls’ School in dual roles.  As a faculty member, Rosetta teaches subjects such as science, math, technology, art, ethics, social justice, and more. As a professional outreach specialist, she designs and delivers trainings for all constituencies of the school community, as well as the local and national educational and nonprofit sectors.
Since 2004, Rosetta has been a diversity speaker and trainer on a variety of topics, including cross cultural communication, identity development,implicit and unconscious bias, gender and sexuality diversity, facilitation skills, and bullying in schools. Rosetta has presented at numerous conferences and nonprofit organizations such as the White Privilege Conference, Junior League, and City Year. She has also worked with over 200 K-12 public and independent schools throughout the country, as well as a number of colleges and universities. She has served several years on the faculty of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Diversity Leadership Institute, as well as NAIS' diversity think-tank cadre, Call to Action.
130 South Madison

The Hill School, Rosetta Lee

Friday, Feb. 7, 8:00 pm & Saturday, Feb. 8, 2:00 pm

A Thank you from Tutti
at The Hill School
130 S Madison St

A Thank you from Tutti

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

Sunday, February 16, 3:00 pm

At the Parish House:  Love Songs with
James and Mary Shaffran

The At the Parish House performing arts series of Middleburg’s Emmanuel Church is pleased to welcome husband-and-wife duo James and Mary Shaffran on Sunday, February 16 at 3 p.m.  In keeping with the St. Valentine’s season, they will perform love songs and duets from Bach to Broadway – sacred, operatic and pop.  Noted pianist Sonya Subbayya Sutton will serve as accompanist.  
Reservations are recommended but not required (540-687-6297). 
A donation of $10 is suggested but not required.  All are welcome. 

Emmanuel Episcopal Church’s Parish House
 105 East Washington St.

Emmanuel Church, It's All About Love Flyer

Wednesday, February 19, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Loudoun on Tap!

Join the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce for their quarterly networking event, which will be held at Salamander Resort & Spa.  You will have the opportunity to socialize and share about your business with an extensive network of people. Bring your business cards and be prepared to create new connections, while enjoying food and drinks local to Loudoun. Tickets for this event sell quickly! Reserve your spot today.  We’re excited to showcase Middleburg to the broader Loudoun business community.
Register Here
500 N Pendelton St

Loudoun on Tap flyer

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

Friday, February 21, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Open House and Art Show at Mortgage Hall Estate
February 21-22, Mortgage Hall Estate and Sabrina Sutton present "A Touch of Charm", a collection of oil painting by artist Doreen Montis.  Meet the artist at the opening reception on Friday, Feb. 21, 6-8pm, and visit the open house on Saturday, Feb 22, 10-4pm.  This is a wonderful opportunity see the beautiful Mortgage Hall Estate and the work of a local, up and coming artist.
35487 Snake Hill Rd, Middleburg

Mortgage Hill Estates, A Touch of Charm fox picture

Saturday, February 15, 3:00 pm

Snowman Fused Glass by Big Dog Pots Pottery Studio
Join us and Big Dog Pots Pottery for a special themed class to fuse a 6x6 glass project which will include firing and shipping your finished piece home for you. Ages 8 and up.  6" x 6" pc., $65 pp
 Feb 15th at 3:00 pm
For reservations, please call 540-326-4060.
Salamander Resort & Spa
500 N Pendleton St

Salamander Resort, Snowman Glass flyer

Saturdays, Feb 15, March 14, April 11, & May 9

5:30 pm

Ballroom Dance Class

Dance the night away with your special someone as you learn various styles of ballroom dancing from an expert. Learn all the right steps and spend the evening having a ball!

February 15, March 14, April 11, & May 9 l 5:30 p.m. 
$30 per couple
For reservations please call 540-326-4060
or email

Salamander Resort & Spa
500 N Pendleton St

Saturday, February 22, 3:00 pm

Big Dog Pots Pottery- Cardinal Plate 
Join us and Big Dog Pots Pottery for creating a special themed
plate. 13" in diameter, shipping
 within the USA included.
 Ages 10 & up
$70.00 per person
For reservations please call 540-326-4060
or email

Salamander Resort & Spa
500 N Pendleton St

Salamander Resort, Cardinal Plate 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 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

Monday, February 17 - President's Day, Town Office Closed

Tuesday, February 18, 6:00 pm - Cultural & Community Events Committee

Wednesday, February 19, 4:00 pm  - Utility Committee

Wednesday, February 19, 5:30 pm - Middleburg Arts Council

Monday, February 24, 9:00 am - 
Economic Development Advisory Committee

Monday, February 24, 7:00 pm - Planning Commission 

Thursday, February 27, 6:00 pm - Town Council Meeting


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 flyer

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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