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March 2014

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First Saturdays with Jim Waive at Albemarle CiderWorks
First Saturdays with Jim Waive at Albemarle CiderWorks

Join us the first Saturday of every month for the unique country stylings of local favorite Jim Waive.  Rain or shine in the tasting room or on the patio overlooking the orchard.  Games on the lawn in fine weather, light fare is available or bring a picnic, bring your family, bring a friend! 3-5 pm, no cover charge, no outside alcohol please.

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Second Sundays with Patrick & Aaron Olwell and Friends
Second Sundays with Patrick & Aaron Olwell and Friends

Live music at Albemarle Ciderworks, every 2nd Sunday of the month: Patrick & Aaron Olwell and Friends play their fine renditions of traditional Irish tunes from 3-5 pm.

Enjoy live music from local instrument makers Patrick & Aaron Olwell and their talented group of friends.  Get cozy indoors during the colder months, or bring a blanket and enjoy an a la carte picnic from our selection of local cheeses, meats, bread and spreads.  Rain or shine, no cover charge.  Bring your family, bring your friends, and bring your dancing shoes!

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Bill Adams at Albemarle CiderWorks
Bill Adams at Albemarle CiderWorks

Bill Adams brings his unique fingerstyle guitar arrangements of blues and old-time music to the Albemarle CiderWorks tasting room.  Rain or shine in our cozy tasting room or on the patio overlooking the orchard.  Cider and a la carte picnics available.  3-5 pm, no cover charge, no outside alcohol please.

Sample his music at http://fngrpkr.com/music.html

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Alex Caton Live at Albemarle CiderWorks
Alex Caton Live at Albemarle CiderWorks

“An old-time fiddler, singer-songwriter and banjo player,” Alex’s renditions of folk and Irish reels, jigs, and ballads evoke the spirit of our Appalachian setting.  Rain or shine in our tasting room or on the patio overlooking the orchard, 3-5 pm.  Bring a friend, grab a picnic, and relax.  No cover charge, no outside alcohol please.

Sample her music at http://alexcaton.com/

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Pruning Intensive Workshop
Pruning Intensive Workshop

Wishing you had a little more hands-on pruning experience before you set yourself loose in your orchard?

Join us this Saturday, March 22nd, starting at 9 a.m. and lasting for about 4 hours.  Experienced orchardist Jim Moniz will start off with a classroom discussion based around your questions and specific issues, then lead you out into our orchard for some live pruning demos and experiential work.  Bring your pruners, any snacks or lunch you require, and a notebook and writing utensil.  The class will feature time spent both indoors and outdoors, please dress appropriately

Cost is $45 per person, and space is limited to 6 participants, so signups will be first come first served.  To sign up, please e-mail fruit@albemarleciderworks.com with your name and number, or call us at 434 297 2326.  We will return your e-mail or call to confirm your reservation.

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First Annual KITE DAY at Albemarle CiderWorks!
First Annual KITE DAY at Albemarle CiderWorks!

Let's go fly a kite!  Kick off National Kite Month (March 29-May 4) in the wide open spaces at Albemarle CiderWorks. 

Bring your kite out March 29th, 11-5 pm, or decorate a complimentary paper fold-and-fly kite here.  We'll have live music by local trio Creme Brulee from 3-5 pm, plenty of local fare, and plenty of room to accommodate a number of outdoor games; cornhole, lawn darts, bocce, hula hoops, bubbles, and more!  Bring your own frisbees, footballs, and picnics, but no outside alcohol, please.

The live music and cider are rain or shine.  Rain date for kite flying is Sunday, March 30.

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Creme Brulee at Albemarle CiderWorks
Creme Brulee at Albemarle CiderWorks

Crème Brûlée is an instrumental trio of piano, accordion and mandolin or flute, playing an eclectic mix of melodies based on American and European dance traditions ranging from a Bluegrass breakdown to a French waltz to an English “country dance.”

Connie Muscenti, a music teacher and professional musician now living in Nelson County, uses the piano and concertina as a vehicle for many different musical styles and joyous personal and social pursuits.  She has transcribed many gems of traditional Italian music for your listening pleasure.   Colin Ramirez, started playing Irish Music on mandolin and flute in college and has progressed to Americana, Continental melodies and Klezmer bands when not practicing medicine for UVA students.  His favorite instruments are both made by fine Virginia craftsmen.  Jim Harrington is a Staunton musical stalwart who rocked the Valley for years with Wanda and the White Boys, and whose accordion also works non-stop with eclectic “Rhythm Road”.   Theater music, church music,  fiddle tunes or rock ‘n roll don’t seem to interfere with his day job as English professor at Mary Baldwin College or time with his talented musical family.

We get together to play the music that makes us happy in the hope, expectation even, that it will you too.  Taste Crème Brûlée.

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Rain Date for Kite Day
Rain Date for Kite Day

There's rain in the forecast for Saturday, so if the kites don't get off the ground then, bring them out Sunday, March 30th.  We'll have the Highland String Band to provide the soundtrack, games, and cider, of course!

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The Highlander String Band at Albemarle CiderWorks
The Highlander String Band at Albemarle CiderWorks

The Highlander String Band is a collection of Rockingham County musicians playing traditional Appalachian Mountain music.  They play the Top Ten Tunes of the 50's and 60's - 1850 that is.  Their repertoire covers all types of music from instrumental dance tunes, such as jigs, reels, hornpipes and waltzes, to the slow, mournful and powerful tunes depicting the sorrow and tragedy of frontier mountain life.  The Highlander String Band also includes lots of songs that provide a vivid portrayal of the history of the early settlers throughout the Appalachian Mountains.   Members of the band have been collecting tunes for most of their lives and truly enjoy sharing their love of the music with you.

Join us from 3-5 pm, rain or shine.  Bring your dancing shoes!

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm