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July 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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Albemarle CiderWorks' 5th Anniversary Party
Albemarle CiderWorks' 5th Anniversary Party

Albemarle CiderWorks will celebrate five years of producing premium Virginia ciders on Saturday, July 12th.  A new cider release and the official grand opening of the newly built Orchard Room addition to our tasting room will headline the day's festivities at our North Garden orchard and cidery.  

Albemarle CiderWorks was started by the Shelton family in 2009, in the early days of cider's rebirth in Virginia.  From 3 cider offerings and a small tasting room in 2009, the business has since grown to a 3,000 case per year production level.  Albemarle CiderWorks has also become a major player in the promotion of artisanally produced Virginia ciders on a state and national level, through collaboration on Virginia CiderWeek and an appointment to the United States Association of Cider Makers.   Albemarle CiderWorks now offers 7 premium ciders crafted from Virginia apples.  The cider release on July 12 is the newest batch of "Red Hill," a dry, distinctive blend capturing the pastoral flavors of the red clay terroir where the apples are grown.  

The growth in cider production and popularity has been concurrent with a growth in visitors from all over the world.  More space to accommodate guests became imperative, and so in February 2014 construction began on the tasting room addition at Albemarle CiderWorks.  Built to custom specifications by Minor Wilcox and crew, the modified-conservatory style addition boasts a rock fireplace and numerous windows and sliding doors, allowing for comfortable accommodation in any season.  The slate floor was laid by local tile experts Mike Oliva & Sons, and has seen one square dance already.  The new space will be used to host a number of musical acts, plays, and other events for the community, including the 2nd annual Dark Skies Bright Kids Star Party and the 14th annual Apple Harvest Festival put on by Vintage Virginia Apples.

The celebration on July 12 will also feature complementary local food pairings with the cider tastings, peach bellinis, Albemarle CiderWorks' swag giveaways, and musical entertainment by The Highlander String Band.  Fresh peaches from the orchard will be ready to eat, and lawn games like cornhole and bocce will be available.  A la carte picnic items are available for sale.  This family friendly event runs from 11-5, with music from 3-5 pm.  

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Cider Night at Endstation Theatre's "Our Town"
Cider Night at Endstation Theatre's "Our Town"

Albemarle CiderWorks provides the refreshment at Endstation Theatre's production of "Our Town." 

Endstation returns to Lynchburg historic Old City Cemetery for the 2014 season but this year with a more extensive collaboration, bringing Thornton Wilder’s classic Our Town to vivid life as only Endstation can, through an exciting site-specific outdoor productionThis incredible play about the beauty and ephemeral nature of life will be inventively illuminated at one of our city’s prized institutions.

The love story of Emily and George is timeless and universal. Using Wilder’s elegant writing, this particular production will focus on Lynchburg, its community, its history, and its beauty. 

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Farm Use String Band at Albemarle CiderWorks
Farm Use String Band at Albemarle CiderWorks

"Farm Use String Band plays their own high energy style of Old Time Music, while staying true to the roots of the regions rich musical
history of Traditional "pickin" & dancing on the back porch & in the parlor" music.  Dance is a vital part of the band's musical enjoyment."

Join us this Saturday, 3-5 pm for a foot-stompin' good time.  Cider and picnic food available, this is an all-ages event with no cover charge.

 

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Red Knierim
Red Knierim

Red Knierim is the imagination behind the repertoire of local Americana band Red & The Romantics.  Catch him this Sunday, 3-5 pm, in the Orchard Room at Albemarle CiderWorks.  No cover charge, cider and picnic fare available.

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Hot Twang at Albemarle CiderWorks
Hot Twang at Albemarle CiderWorks

Hot Twang returns with their unique blend of jazz/rock/folk.  The perfect soundtrack for a July evening!

Music 3-5, rain or shine.  Cider and light picnic fare available.

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"Two Gentlemen of Virginia" Spend an Evening at Albemarle CiderWorks
"Two Gentlemen of Virginia" Spend an Evening at Albemarle CiderWorks

Endstation Theatre's production of Two Gentlemen of Virginia is an original adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic.

Who are the two gentlemen you may ask? A young Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Bring a picnic, enjoy Ablemarle CiderWork's refreshing artisan cider, and experience Shakespeare like only Endstation can produce.

7 pm rain or shine, light picnic fare available, no outside alcohol please.

Tickets available through Endstation Theatre at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9932542

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
 
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