February 7, 2020

Reminders and Announcements


Middleburg's 9th annual Winter Weekend Sale
February 14 - 16

Join the town of Middleburg Feb. 14-16 for the 9th annual Winter Weekend Sale. During the Winter Weekend Sale, visitors will be able to hunt for some wonderful gifts for themselves and others while experiencing the small town charm of Middleburg. The sale, sponsored by the Town of Middleburg and the Middleburg Business & Professional Association, will be held Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday as posted by shops.

Many of the unique shops in the village will have discounts on everything from shoes to children's clothes to fall and winter fashions, as well as specials in some of the local restaurants. Just look for the blue and white balloons outside participating stores. Arrive early to get the best bargains!

Winter Weekend Sale

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.

Economic Development Strategy Session 

National Sporting Library and Museum
Wednesday, February 12, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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.
102 The Plains Road

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
Census 101 flyer

Art “Can” Help

 You don’t have to be an artist to make a CAN sculpture! Art in the Burg is expanding this year to include CAN sculptures. Grab some unopened can goods, fellow classmates, colleagues or neighbors and let your imagination run wild. The possibilities are endless! (Enter “can sculpture” in your favorite search engine and you’ll see what we mean.) Sculptures will be displayed at Art in the Burg and patrons will be asked to vote on their favorite by making a cash donation. The sculpture with the highest dollar amount wins.
 All cash donations and canned goods go to Seven Loaves Food Pantry in Middleburg.

Art CAN Help flyer


The Middleburg Community Center Spring Art Auction Fundraiser has taken a few years off, but we are excited to announce we will be bringing it back this year - with a twist! Fox's on the Fence will be taking a break this year, which gives us an opportunity to step back into the Middleburg Art Scene.

The item for this years auction is a wood Adirondack chair. The chairs will be on display throughout town, and on the Community Center Grounds two weeks prior to the big auction on May 8th.  If you, or someone you know, is interested in participating - please register with Sue Foote by: 
Calling the main office: 540-687-6373, ex.10  
or Stop by at 300 W Washington St

Middleburg Community Center, Calling All Artists flyer

What's Going on This Week?
  February 7 - February 14, 2020 

The Month of February

 Abstract by Design

            The Byrne Gallery is proud to present  Abstract by Design, an exhibition of the constructed panel oil paintings of Mark Dassoulas and the stainless steel sculptures of Richard Binder.  The exhibit will begin on Saturday, February 2nd and continues through Sunday, March 1st.  The exhibit is open to the public and everyone is cordially invited to attend.
 The Byrne Gallery 
 7 West Washington Street
Gallery hours are Monday and Tuesday by appointment only
Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
 (540) 687-6986.

The Byrne Gallery, Abstract by Design photos

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 8, 10:30 am

African Drums: Visit Kofi's Village
 Saturday, 2/8, 10:30 a.m. 
Kofi Dennis brings the vibrant rhythms of a West African village to life through music, storytelling, drumming and dance. For all ages.
Middleburg Library
101 Reed Street

Middleburg Library African Drums flyer

Tuesday, Feburary 11, 4:00 pm

Library Lab: Build a Candy Box
Tuesday, 2/11 4:00 p.m.
Create a candy box to hold a specific amount of candy. 
Middleburg Library
101 Reed Street

Middleburg Library, Library Lab flyer

Wednesday, February 12

Middleburg Library's Birthday Party
It's Middleburg Library's 30th birthday this year! Celebrate with us by visiting the branch for cakes and crafts throughout the day!

Middleburg Library, 30th Birthday flyer

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

Wednesday, February 12, 7:00 pm

Teen Paint Night
 Wednesday, 2/12, 7:00 p.m.
In this low stress painting workshop, you’ll work with an intuitive technique that begins with simple lines to develop an original and unique work of art. No experience is necessary because artist Eric Scott leads you step-by-step through the process and demonstrates the painting techniques.
Middleburg Library
101 Reed Street

Middleburg Library, Teen paint night flyer

Thursday, February 13, 4:30 pm

 Board Games
 Thursday, 2/13, 4:30 p.m.
Try out different board games, classics and new. Games will be provided and staff will be on hand to introduce and teach games. For all ages and skill levels.
Middleburg Library
101 Reed Street

Middleburg Library Game Day flyer

Friday, February 14, 6:30 pm

February 14 | 6:30 p.m. | $99 per person
Bring your special someone for an intimate four course dinner paired with wines specifically chosen by Executive Chef Jason Deaver.  The Market Salamander team will help guide you through each course as we take care of all of the details so you can enjoy your romantic evening. Each reservation will come with a long stem red rose for your partner to take home as a token of love.
*The Market will be closed to the public for this intimate candle lit dinner.
**Does not include tax and gratuity.
For reservations, please call 540.687.9726.
200 W Washington

Market Salamander, Celebration of Love flyer

A Headline

What's Going on Next Week and Beyond?

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

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 picture


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

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

Tuesday, February 18, 2:00 pm

Tech Tuesday

 Tech got you stumped? Visit us and let us help!

Middleburg Library
101 Reed Street
Middleburg Library, Tech Tuesday 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

Wednesday, February 19, 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

A Place To Be presents a 
 February Parent Forum:
 Laughter, Love and Self Compassion
Parent Forums are scheduled regularly on the third Wednesday of each month and focus on helping parents relax, destress and connect.  FREE but please RSVP to to save your spot.   
8 N. Jay Street, Middleburg

A Place to Be, Parent Forum flyer

Thursday, February 20, 6:00 pm

Retro Reels Movie Club
 E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial, Rated PG, 115 minutes. 
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.

Middleburg Library
101 Reed Street

Middleburg Library, Retro Reels ET

Thursday, February 20, 7:00 pm

Battle of Upperville
Slater Run Vineyards
  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.
1500 Crenshaw Rd, Upperville

Middleburg Library, Battle of Upperville

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 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

Monday, February 24, 9:25 am

Author of Strong is the New Pretty to Speak at Foxcroft School
The public is invited to hear Kate T. Parker, professional photographer and New York Times Bestselling author of Strong is the New Pretty, speak about her artistic journey and share her work on Monday, February 24 at 9:25am in the Audrey Bruce Currier Library at Foxcroft School
 22407 Foxhound Lane, Middleburg, VA
There is no admission charge, but space is limited. Please call 540.687.4510 or email for details and to reserve seating.
Her Strong is the New Pretty photo series has inspired Kate to launch a philanthropic arm of SITNP, partnering with organizations such as Girls on the Run, Girl Up, The Arthur Blank Family Foundation, Disney, Glam4Good, and The Bully Project by investing in children’s health and education.
Parker has been named Foxcroft’s 2020 Helen Cudahy Niblack ’42 Arts Lecture Series Visiting Artist and Speaker. 

Foxcroft School, Kate Parker, flyer

Friday, March 13, 11:00 am

 Assistive Technology: from low-tech to high-tech
Emmanual Episcopal Church
Lori Daly from Diversifi Consulting Group and Debbie Jones, Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), will present and facilitate a discussion and demonstration of assistive technology devices, including talking watches, magnifiers, and computer products. 

Time for Q&A will follow the presentation.
The program continues with lunch at noon. There is no charge for this event. All are welcome. For more information call 540.687.6297 or email  
105 E. Washington St Middleburg.

Episcopal Church, Healthy Indep Living 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:

Wednesday, February 12, 6:00 pm - Community Input Session - Camion Associates, National Sporting Library

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

Thursday, February 20, 8:30 am - Streetscape Committe

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

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

Wednesday, February 26, 6:00 pm - Go Green

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

Tuesday, March 3 - Democratic Presidential Primaries 

Wednesday, March 4, 6:00 pm - Go Green

Thursday, March 5, 5:30 pm - Historic District Review Committee

Thursday, March 12, 8:30 am - Streetscape Committee

Thursday, March 12, 6:00 pm - Town Council Meeting


The Middleburg Podcast, created by area resident, Chris Stafford shares the voices of Middleburg, its community, culture and events. 
Welcome to The Middleburg Podcast. This will be the show to listen to whether you live or visit the area. We will share stories of the residents, the history, the commerce, the events and the culture of Middleburg. If you know of a story or a guest we should talk to please let us know.
Email us -
The podcast is now available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, etc. so you can subscribe and download on your smartphone or tablet and listen wherever you are. Podcasts make a great travel or workout companion, in the barn or in the kitchen listen and enjoy Middleburg's own podcast show. And do leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.
Our Facebook page is -

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Host, Chris Stafford was born in England and discovered Middleburg in the early 80’s when she visited friends.  She has since lived in Loudoun and Fauquier County twice before returning at the beginning of the year;  this time she says it's to stay.  She has been a media professional for over 40 years and a podcast host/producer for more than 10 years.  Her day job is WiSP Sports - a multi-media company specializing in women's sport with the only global podcast network for women’s sport. 

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

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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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