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April 2016

Naturally Nelson

April 19, 2016
Spruce Creek Park, 1368 Rockfish Valley Highway
Nellysford, VA 22958 United States
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Just in time for Earth Day 2016, the Rockfish Valley Foundation Natural History Center in Nellysford is partnering with the Environmental Studies Academy (ESA) of Western Albemarle High School. Rockfish River Elementary 4th grade students will be the beneficiaries. On April 19th, 2016, ESA high school students will be teaching the 4th graders about the natural resources of Nelson County. This first “Naturally Nelson” event will be held at the Natural History Center and Spruce Creek Park in Nellysford. A brainstorm…

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September 2016

Historic District Celebration Event

September 18, 2016, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Three Chimneys, 3042 Rockfish Valley Highway
Nellysford, VA United States
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Come out to celebrate the establishment of the: South Rockfish Valley Rural Historic District and the 10th anniversary of the Rockfish Valley Foundation Three Chimneys historic landmark   ROCKFISH VALLEY FOUNDATION INVITES YOU TO CELEBRATEthe establishment of theSOUTH ROCKFISH VALLEY RURAL HISTORIC DISTRICT RECOGNIZED BY COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA (JUNE 16, 2016) AND THE U. S. DEPT OF INTERIOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (AUGUST 15, 2016) 10TH ANNIVERSARY of the ROCKFISH VALLEY FOUNDATION ~ THIS IS A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT OPEN TO ALL ~ 2-5 P.M. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016…

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October 2016

Nelsonite is the Virginia State Rock – who what where when and how

October 16, 2016, 3:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuckahow School building VA 22958 United States + Google Map
donation
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April 2017

9th Annual Kite Festival

April 9, 2017, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bold Rock Cider Field, 193 Glenthorne Loop
Nellysford, VA 22958 United States
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FREE and OPEN to the Public

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November 2019

Be Thankful 5K

November 30, 2019, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bold Rock Cider Field, 193 Glenthorne Loop
Nellysford, VA 22958 United States
$22 – $27
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August 2020

RVF 15th Anniversary Festival

August 19, 2020, 12:00 am - August 26, 2020, 12:00 am
Virtual: Facebook and Instagram VA United States

Due to concerns about COVID-19 and public health, RVF's 15th Anniversary Festival, which includes Earth Day Nelson and the Nelson Scenic Loop's 10th anniversary, has been converted to virtual. Please view the schedule for the virtual Earth Day Nelson festival, RVF 15th Anniversary celebration, and the Nelson Scenic Loop's 10th anniversary celebration. Content including videos, interviews with RVF trustees, photographs, and more will be released at noon daily on the RVF Facebook page, the RVF website, and RVF's Instagram (@rockfishvalley)…

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February 2021

Chuck Bailey’s Geology Zoom

February 21, 2021, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual VA United States
Free

TO REGISTER: Send an email to register@rockfishvalley.org Join William & Mary Geology Professor Chuck Bailey for a session on Nelson County's geological heritage. He'll discuss on-going and past research in Nelson, as well as new research discoveries by W&M geologists in Nelson. There will be time for Q&A. Topics will include the geology of the newly opened Blue Ridge Tunnel, the Rockfish Valley Fault, Nelson County Watersheds, Nelsonite, Soapstone, and more! We hope you will join us for this unique opportunity!

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November 2021

RVF Plein Air Paint Out Finale with Steve Doherty and Anthony Bowes

November 7, 2021, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Natural History Center, 1368 Rockfish Valley Highway
Nellysford, VA 22958 United States
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Rockfish Valley Foundation is honored to present the grand finale to its Plein Air Paint Out on Sunday, November 7th at 3 pm. A program on outdoor painting will be presented by Steve Doherty and Anthony Bowes. Steve is the author of the 2017 book Plein Air Painting which will be available for purchase and autograph. He was editor of Plein Air magazine for decades. Anthony was the youngest painter at the event and the seller of the most paintings. He will…

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December 2021

Geology Program with W&M’s Chuck Bailey

December 4, 2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Natural History Center, 1368 Rockfish Valley Highway
Nellysford, VA 22958 United States
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Saturday, December 4 at 2 pm, brings a multi-faceted program through both zoom and in the RVF Natural History Center plus a Rockfish Valley trail walk/talk. This program is presented by Chuck Bailey, professor of geology at William and Mary and author of the new Geological Guide to RVF’s Rockfish Valley Trails. He will discuss the geology and the new trail guide. You may be able to accompany him on a walk along the trails. Those not able to attend will be…

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May 2022

Nature Conservancy City Nature Challenge Guided Hike

Sun, May 1, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Camille Trailhead, 721 Rockfish Valley Hwy
Nellysford, VA 22958 United States
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Presented by the Nature Conservancy With support from the Central Blue Ridge Master Naturalists Chapter   The Rockfish Valley Foundation is excited to be a host site for this hike as part of the City Nature Challenge in the Greater Charlottesville Region by the Nature Conservancy. Please download the free iNaturalist App on your smartphone prior to the hike - the guide will show you how to utilize the app and its resources.   Families are welcome, but this hike…

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