Calendar of Events


Preschool Palette Classes

Guided Woodland Hikes
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

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 [CANCELLED]
Wednesday, November 5,   5 p.m.

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 [Trip is Full]

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

Annual Holiday Open House
Wednesday, December 10, 6-8 pm

The evening offers the chance to tour the house and studio and enjoy the delightful interior decorations inspired by Corinne Melchers and see the exterior decorated by the Fawn Lake Garden Club.

In the Pavilion, members and guests will enjoy light refreshments, seasonal music and a cash bar for beer, wine and a festive signature cocktail, the Melchers Cosmopolitan, inspired by Gari Melchers’ membership in New York’s Cosmopolitan Club, where the popular drink originated.

Admission to the Holiday Open House is free for Friends of Belmont and $10 for accompanying guests and the general public.  Reservations are required at 540/654-1830 or, by Wednesday, December 3.