- Polo - King Family Vineyards
On polo season Sundays, Tasting Room visitors are invited to join us fieldside to watch polo. Gates open at 10:00 am, matches are free, open to the public, and begin at 1:00 pm. Please visit this page, or our Facebook Page on Sunday mornings between Memorial Day Weekend, and mid- October after 9:00 am to confirm that we will be playing or call (434)[masked]. WHY POLO? After David & Ellen King moved to Virginia from Houston, Texas in 1995, their search for a farm had one priority; 12 acres of relatively flat ground for a polo field. Vineyards and a winery were not even a dream at that point. David King, one of the founders of King Family Vineyards, had played polo since 1980 and wanted a field and club to continue enjoying the sport. The farm that now contains both Roseland Polo and King Family Vineyards fit perfectly into the family's vision: a country place where we could all live, work, and play. TIPS FOR ENJOYING THE WORLD'S MOST EXCITING SPORT SPEED LIMIT: 10 MPH. For the safety of children and other spectators, limit your speed to 10 mph and remain on the gravel road when entering and exiting. Please do not drive across the grass. Upon arrival, park your car well behind the boards (50 feet or more). Vehicles are welcome to park “tailgate style” around the field. You may also park in the winery parking lot and watch the match from our patio. Please do not park your car on the grass around the winery. Bring chairs, blankets and shade. Popup tents are permitted around the field, but not on the lawn adjacent to the Tasting Room. Because the horses can jump the boards during play, be sure to set up a safe distance from the fieldside boards (at least 30 feet). For your convenience, portable restrooms are located behind the scoreboard and on the south end of the field. King Family Vineyards wine will be for sale field-side. Flag down the golf cart circling the field during the match to purchase wine, bottled water, and Roseland Polo hats. All major credit cards accepted. Due to ABC laws, NO ALCOHOL other than King Family wine is permitted onsite. Our staff is required by law to prevent the consumption of other alcoholic beverages. Those who violate this policy put Sunday polo matches in jeopardy. ALL dogs must be on a leash at all times. Watch the match at all times as the ball, and horses, come over the boards during play. Exercise extreme caution when crossing the goal lines at either end of the field. To learn more about polo in our area, please visit the Virginia Polo Center website. I've never been here, but we will coordinate a meeting place. If anyone has been here, please suggest and place to meet up. https://www.kingfamilyvineyards.com/Polo
- C'Mon Gals, Let's Drum!
I am a member of another group(Women in Rhythm - Drumming for Fun!) and Mae is sponsoring this meetup and I said I would let our group know. Here are the details The basic plan is to have fun with drums - I will have unpacked most of them by then, and they need to be played! If you're not familiar with these instruments, I'll introduce you and you'll learn some VERY EASY beats to play. If you are, that's great...we'll just see what happens!
- Virginia Horse Center - Balloons over Rockbridge
https://www.facebook.com/balloonsoverrockbridge/photos/p.2733823276842348/2733823276842348/?type=1&theater https://www.balloonsoverrockbridge.com If you wish to go up in a balloon, then we will need to make reservations. JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND FULL OF FUN!!! Bring a chair or blanket to sit on and enjoy great local bands, a variety of food and merchandise vendors, Devil’s Backbone beer, Rockbridge Vineyard wine, a Pizza Eating Challenge sponsored by Papa John’s, children’s activities and most of all….. BEAUTIFUL HOT AIR BALLOONS!!!! -Piloted balloon flights are taking place at 6 am and 6 pm on Friday and Saturday. Reservations are required-contact [masked] -Tethered flights will be available Friday and Saturday evenings. -Spectacular Ed McDaniel Memorial Balloon Glow at 9 pm on Saturday - All balloon activities are weather dependent. Click here for Ballooning FAQs Admission to the event is FREE!!!! Check out our full schedule of events here! Proceeds from the event go to local Rockbridge County Charities. Check out this year’s recipients here! https://www.balloonsoverrockbridge.com/schedule-of-events/ If you would like to learn more about ballooning click here to volunteer for a balloon crew. No experience necessary! Saturday, July 6th: 6:00 am Pilot Meeting and Balloon Flight* $200 per person/Reservations Required 8:00 am Balloons Over Rockbridge/Team RWB 5K Trail Run/Walk 2:00 pm Parking and Gates Open Food, Beer, Wine and Vendors Open 2-5:30 pm Kids Zone Open 2-4:00 pm Music by Kowboy Jax and Elvis Impersonator Stewart Chapman 4:00-7:00 pm Tethered Balloon Rides* Available on a first come first serve basis Adults - $15 Children under 10 - $10 4:30-5:30 pm Music by S J McDonald 5:45-6:45 Pizza Eating Challenge Sponsored by Papa John's 6:00 pm Pilot Meeting and Balloon Flight * $200 per person/Reservations Required 7-9:00 pm Music by Keith Bryant and Steve Hoke 8:30 pm Beer and Wine Tent Closes 9:00 pm Ed McDaniel Memorial Balloon Glow Finale 9:30 pm Gates Close
- After Work Dinner Social
It's summer time and heading to the weekend! This month we will visit the Blue Mountain Brewery on Route 151. Please note there is a deadline to RSVP and I will call to see if we can make reservations. Not sure if this is available at Blue Mountain.
- Music in the Park - Gypsy Hill Park - Staunton
Enjoy live bluegrass music as they perform at the Gypsy Hill Park Bandstand. July 19 7 p.m. Harmony Hill 8 p.m. Commonwealth Bluegrass Band Come and stay for one or both and leave anytime you wish. I suggest you bring something to drink (alcohol is not permitted in the park) and any snacks you may want. Lets bring our own chairs and have a party out on the grass as the seating is limited. I'll be there at 6:30 and pick out a spot for us.
- Tubing on the River - Luray, VA
Tubing on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River–we offer what many call ” the best tubing trips on the Shenandoah!” and at the Best Price! There are two sections we use–based on water levels– that decision is determined daily by SRO. All trips begin with you checking in at the Outfitters store at 6502 S Page Valley Rd, Luray VA 22835. # 8 Bealer’s to #11 Foster’s–3 miles, takes around 3 to 4 hours depending on water levels, nice riffles, great scenery. We use this section when water levels are normal to high. #16 Seakfords to #19 Takes 4 to 5 hours. Spectacular scenery, limestone cliffs, deep pools (for swimming) and our class II Compton Rapid. We use this section when river level is lower. Rates: $22/person; $6 for cooler tube.tubing the Shenandoah We provide the tube, life jacket and shuttle. (5.3 % VA Sales tax not included in rates) Tubing season is typically late May to mid-Sept. depending on temperatures. SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS FILL UP QUICKLY SO MAKE RESERVATIONS. Reserve online 24/7. THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR TRIP: AGE LIMIT: 5 years or older. SHOES ARE REQUIRED! No Flip Flops. NO PETS and NO GLASS BUS SPACE IS LIMITED. WE CANNOT OFFER TRANSPORT OF PERSONAL TUBES Virginia has ‘no drinking in public’ laws. We want everyone to be safe on and off the River. Alcohol and drugs can affect your judgment and your abilities can be diminished. Virginia is taking a strong stand against drinking in public and while on the water. Open containers in public and in National forest boat landings can result in tickets/fines. We reserve the right to check coolers. Please use wisdom so you can enjoy the river and return for years to come. Please no glass on the river. Reserve online 24/7 or call in between 9-5. https://www.shenandoah-river.com/canoe-kayak-tube-raft-rentals/tubing/ Based on the information on the website, please RSVP by May 15th so I can call and make reservations as it appears that spots are filled quickly. Please note that there is a fee for this event and it must be paid at time of reservation. The fee includes the price of the tube (22.00) plus tax (1.16) and $1.00 to donate for the cooler tube. Please send your check to: Barbara Kite PO Box 99 Roseland, VA 22967 Or you can send payment via paypal - [masked] I cannot reserve your spot if I do not have the money to pay for your spot. Thank you
- Monthly Dinner Social - Massaki Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi
Massaki Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
September's Dinner will be at Massaki's in Staunton. Watch your food being prepared right in front of you Welcome to Massaki Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Massaki invites you to visit us for a delightful dining experience. The word "Massaki" means "first choice". Our goal is to be your first choice when dining out! Serving the Valley since 2006 The dinner menu http://massakisteakhouse.com/dinner_menu