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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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March 2020

Earth Art-Athon and Earth Day Challenge

March 29, 2020 - June 10, 2020
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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

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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April 2021

Callan Bentley’s Geology Zoom

April 11, 2021, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

RVF has been inspired by the pandemic to begin to share its knowledge of rocks, water, plants and animals through the zoom format. We held our first program with Chuck Bailey on March 21st. It was a great success with over 100 "zoomers" attending! Those participants were not disappointed as Chuck, head of geology at William & Mary, spoke in detail on the fascinating geological heritage of Nelson County. You can find a recording of that presentation on RVF's YouTube…

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July 2021

Old Wintergreen Day

July 4, 2021, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Spruce Creek Park, 1368 Rockfish Valley Highway
Nellysford, VA 22958 United States
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Due to the ongoing pandemic, Old Wintergreen Day has been reschedule to Sunday, July 4th, 2021 for the safety of everyone involved. From Gene Hughes, newly elected Wintergreen Historian: "The area we call Old Wintergreen with its commercial enterprises was the business and social center for the surrounding area from the end of the Revolution until the 1950s. There were two grist mills, a store, a sawmill, and four distilleries with a magistrate to keep the piece.   The Fourth of…

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October 2021

Plein Air Paint Out

October 8, 2021, 9:00 am - October 10, 2021, 5:00 pm

Please join RVF and local artists for this unique event celebrating the natural beauty of the Rockfish Valley on October 8-10th.   We will have over two dozen invited artists painting along the trails on Friday (October 8), Saturday (October 9), and during a two-hour quick draw on Sunday morning (10am-12noon) at Spruce Creek Park. Further, the artists will allow visitors to watch them work along the trails and in the park.  Paintings created during the event (ready to hang)…

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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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