From Farm to Film: An Evening with the Filmmakers

LDR Creative, Thorndale Farm LLC, and Friends of Thorndale Farm present: From Farm to Film, an evening with the filmmakers on historic Thorndale Farm. Come learn about the VA Film industry and see the VA premiere of the award winning short Free, by Director Ben Hartley. (vimeo.com/benhartley)

Inspired by true events and filmed entirely on location at Thorndale Farm, Free tells the story of how a young Frederick Douglass is secretly taught to read and write by his master’s wife. Using only the air as their blackboard, this random act of kindness provided an education that paved the way from slavery to freedom.

Meet the filmmakers of Free!
Learn about the VA Film industry!
See several award winning short Films!
Meet members of the 2nd U.S. Cavalry mounted reenactment and living history group!
Enjoy Shaffer’s Barbecue!
Meet star of film and television – Grace the Amazing Mule!
Enjoy music by the Susquehanna Travellers!

TICKETS:
Adults: $30
Children 5-15/Retired: $20

Purchase your ticket before August 18, 2019 and use Coupon Code: 5OFF to get $5 off your ticket purchase!!

Ticket price includes:
Movies
Entertainment
Food *
One raffle ticket for a chance to win:
Alamo Draft House movie tickets
Nana’s Irish Pub gift card
CRUSH Wine Bar gift card
Susquehanna Travellers CDs
And more, to include the Grand Prize, a one-time use of the event venue, Thorndale Farm, for a private event! A $2,700 value! (See Terms, Restrictions, and Conditions here)

* Price includes sandwich, side, and drink. No outside food or alcohol will be permitted.

PURCHASE TICKETS

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thorndalefarmva.com/upcoming-events

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Middletown’s 9th Annual Car, Truck, & Tractor Show

Join us for Middletown’s 9th Annual Car, Truck, & Tractor Show

Registration from 10:00 am – 12:00 p.m. | Awards Presentation at 3:00pm
Located on MAIN STREET in Historic Middletown, Virginia

To Benefit the Middletown 4th of July Celebration.

Awards to Top 20 1900-1980 and Top 5 1980-Present
Entry Fee $10.00
Dash plaques to the first 100 registered vehicles.

For more information, call Mayor Charles Harbaugh IV (540) 877-4594.

Rain Date is Sunday August 25, 2019.
Pre-Registration not required.

middletownva.gov

 

History at Sunset

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park presents a series of special “History at Sunset” programs. These ranger-conducted presentations cover a variety of subjects and provide visitors an opportunity to see sites normally not open, or widely accessible, to the general public.

Explore and learn about some of the “hidden gems” of the park and the Shenandoah Valley. Each program is free and lasts between 90 minutes to two hours.

“A great deal of labor was…expended in building breastworks….”
Exploring the Civil War Entrenchments at Cedar Creek
Some of the most well preserved original Civil War entrenchments in the Shenandoah Valley are located on the bluffs above Cedar Creek. Join Park Ranger Jeff Driscoll for a special walking tour that explores both the construction of these field fortifications and their role during the Battle of Cedar Creek. Preserved by the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation and Belle Grove, these earthworks are the focal point of a newly expanded walking trail in the park. Meet at the Visitor Contact Station (7712 Main Street, Middletown, VA 22645). Visitors will then car-pool to another site closer to the entrenchments.

Dog Agility Trials

The Shenandoah Valley Kennel Club hosts these agility trials. New this year, the dogs will be competing in dock jumping.