Calendar of Events


Preschool Palette Classes

Guided Woodland Walks
Last Sunday of each month, 2 p.m.
Conducted by Virginia Master Naturalists, these informative walks cover a mile of trails in both woodlands and fields and also touch on the historic ruins of Belmont’s past. Please wear sturdy footwear. Meet outside the Visitor Center.

Public Programs

Fredericksburg Jazz Collective
Sunday, September 28, 2 p.m.

A Fredericksburg Jazz Collective presentation of “The Art of Playing Together,” demonstrating how jazz musicians communicate while improvising using a live band to illustrate the concepts, free.

Concert on the Lawn:  One Note Stand
Sunday, October 5, 5:30 p.m.
This contemporary University of Mary Washington a cappella group will present a concert in their lively style, free.

Wine Tasting:  Vines and Vistas
Sunday, October 12, 4 p.m
Sip a glass of wine in the tranquility of the Belmont gardens. Features Horton and Ingleside Vineyards.  Studio galleries open for viewing of artworks. Includes complimentary wine glass and one wine tasting ticket.  Friends of Belmont $20/ Non-members $30.  Reservations requested. 540/654-1848.

Film Screening
The Great Confusion:  The 1913 Armory Show

October 26, 2 p.m.
Introduction with Q & A afterward by Executive Producer Terri Templeton

Thousands of Americans pushed their way through the doors of the 69th Regiment Armory on the east side of New York City while a battle was waging “for or against” Modern Art for the first time.  What they saw would annoy and infuriate some…and captivate, delight, and inspire many.
Watch a film excerpt, free.

Happy Hour:  Wet Your Whistle Wednesday
Wednesday, November 5,   5 p.m.

Beer, wine and a signature cocktail will be served. House and studio art gallery tours. Reservations requested. 540/654-1848

Tour of the Roots House
Sunday, November 9, 2 p.m.

Site Preservation Manager Beate Ankjaer-Jensen will present findings on the restorations of the Fannie Roots House, which adjoins Belmont at its entrance.  A tour of the site will be given, free.

The Little Dancer at the Kennedy Center
Sunday, November 16

Matinee performance of the world premiere musical inspired by the famous Edgar Degas sculpture.  Transportation and brunch at the Roof Terrace Restaurant included.  Friends of Belmont $200/Non-members $230.  Reservations required. 540/654-1848. TRIP FLYER