Oktoberfest at 6 Bears & A Goat

Bring the entire family down on Saturday, September 23rd for plenty of traditional German beer, food and games/activities!

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6 Bears & A Goat 1st Annual Oktoberfest

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Oktoberfest is one of our favorite holidays of the year! Bring the entire family down on Saturday, September 23rd for plenty of traditional German beer, food and games/activities! The outdoor festival will run from 12pm until 7pm, with the restaurant remaining open until 11pm. We'll have our Oktoberfest Märzen beer available, as well as a special menu of traditional German sausages and sides. Our full menu will still be available inside. Plus, we'll also be featuring beer from Stafford County…

Southern Finger Foods, Wine, & Live Music!

October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Every first Saturday of the month this year! October 7th, November 4th, and so on. Join us for from scratch southern small plates, wine, and live music that you can still enjoy conversation over. This will be a full service dining experience for adults provided in a comfortable atmosphere! No reservations are required. Food service and live music will begin at 6:00pm. Gary Lekas will be providing live music on October 7th! See you there! 🍗🍷 

Film Screening: Look and See

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A cinematically beautiful and powerful voice for environmental activism, Look and See is a new film by Laura Dunn and Jeff Sewell. It showcases the story of 81-year old writer, farmer and conservationist Wendell Berry, whose eloquent poems and essays regarding the decline of family farming and the displacement of small-town farming communities to modern mass agriculture helped earn him the 2016 Sidney Lanier Prize for Southern Literature.  Premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Pavilion at GMHS. Free and…

Talk and Tour: Architectural History Tour

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Cultural Resource Manager Beate Ankjaer-Jensen will present a brief lecture followed by a tour of the historic house at Belmont. We will explore the building inside and out, decoding its architectural fabric to reveal how the building evolved over time. Meets at Pavilion.  Friends of Belmont $5 Non-members $10.   Limited to 20 guests. Contact Beate Ankjaer-Jensen or call her at 540-654-1839.

Art Workshop: Portraits in Charcoal

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Discover how a portrait is so much more than simply recording proportions; instead, it can be one of the most expressive images you can create. Identifying the simple patterns and forms that are the basis for a well-designed portrait, students will learn through demonstration to use form, value, and line to develop expression. Students should bring a large photo (at least 8″ x 10″) from which to work. Photos taken in natural light with clear contrast are recommended.  Instructor:  Marjorie…

Southern Small Plates, Wine, & Live Music!

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Every first Saturday of the month this year! November 4th and December 2nd! Join us for from scratch southern small plates, wine, and live music that you can still enjoy conversation over. This will be a full service dining experience for adults provided in a comfortable atmosphere! No reservations are required. Food service and live music will begin at 6:00pm. Josh Trump will be providing live music on November 4th! See you there! 🍗🍷 

Studio Talk: Painter’s Point of View with Henry Wingate

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Acclaimed Virginia painter Henry Wingate showcases his work in the context of Gari Melchers’ art and Belmont’s spirit of place as important influences on his own personal artistic vision.   Free with admission. Seating first come, first served.  Info: Joanna Catron

Studio Talk: Painter’s Point of View with Marcia Chaves

November 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrated local painter Marcia Chaves showcases her work in the context of Gari Melchers’ art and Belmont’s spirit of place as it informs her own personal artistic vision. Free with admission. Seating first come, first served. Info: Joanna Catron

Holiday Decorations: Home for the Holidays

November 24, 2017 - January 5, 2018

The House and Studio will be decorated for the season in the tasteful and natural style of its artist homeowners, Gari and Corinne Melchers. Included with museum admission.

Southern Small Plates, Wine, & Live Music!

December 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

December 2nd join us for from scratch southern small plates, wine, and live music that you can still enjoy conversation over. This will be a full service dining experience for adults provided in a comfortable atmosphere! No reservations are required. Food service and live music will begin at 6:00pm. See you there! 🍗🍷 

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