Upcoming Events for Virginia
December 2, Alexandria
Winter Wreath Workshop
Green Spring Gardens
Create a beautiful winter wreath to take home for your front door. Greens, forms, ribbon, and cones are included in the supply fee. 9:30-11 a.m. for ages 14-adult. The program is $38, supply fee is $25. Call Green Spring Gardens to register at 703-642-5173 or register online at fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 484 6901 for the program and code 290 484 6902 for the supply fee.
December 3, Richmond
Maymont Mansion and Carriage House Lawn
Marvel at the grand Christmas tree and the beautifully decorated formal rooms, see the gifts and games of 1893, and stop by the Belowstairs area, where holiday preparations are underway. Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with St. Nick and Maymont’s Christmas Fairy, good food and drink, festive music, a roaring fire, and special activities that are sure to fill everyone with a merry holiday spirit. Free admission; fees for activities. Guided mansion tours: $5 per person/$4 members and children 12 and under. Carriage rides: $5 per person/$4 members and children 12 and under. For more information, visit maymont.org or call 804-358-7166, ext. 310.
December 9-10, Beaverdam
Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown
Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown is decorated for the holidays courtesy of the Ashland Garden Club. Join us for festive tours, dancing, and delicious treats including Martha Washington cake, gingerbread cookies, and hot cider. Open house is 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (opening noon December 10). For more information, visit preservationvirginia.org or call 804-227-3500.
December 16, Stratford
Learn about medicines found in many common plants found locally in the Northern Neck! From 10 a.m.-12 p.m., herbalist Heather Bedford will give a lecture on how to use and find a number of plants to help ease a variety of ailments. As an added bonus, a plant walk will take place after the lecture to provide hands on experience. This program is $20 per person. Registration is required by December 10; contact Jon Bachman at 804-493-1972 or email email@example.com.
December 18, Alexandria
Green Spring Gardens
Meet in the Children’s Discovery Garden one Monday a month! Your child will enjoy different sensory materials out in the garden, rain, or shine. Dress for the weather and explore at your leisure. $5/child. 10-11 a.m. (2-3 years old). Register online at fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 402 8604 or call 703-642-5173.