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By Lourdes Sullivan and Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 25, 1996
NOW THAT the "X-Files" has been moved to Sunday night, what's to do on a Friday evening?The Montpelier Cultural Arts Center has the answer.Come meet the future stars of the art world at a reception held in honor of new artists exhibiting at the center next month.The free reception for artists Roslyn Logson, Carol Sky, Bill Tamburrino, Gary Irby, Karen Peacock, Jennifer Berringer and Melissa Burley will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 8.The Montpelier Cultural Arts Center is at the intersection of Routes 295 and 197.Information: (301)
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By Patti Restivo | April 28, 2014
Nature couldn't have been more gracious Saturday as she beckoned visitors of all ages to the 18th annual Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts at Montpelier Mansion in South Laurel. "We got very, very lucky with the weather," said Montpelier museum educator Holly Burnham, who organized the festival. Spread across the mansion's lawn under a near-perfect spring sky, more than 40 vendors and craftors offered bath products, fabric art, home and garden products, jewelry, plants and herbs, food and tea for sale.
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September 30, 2007
The Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, will begin its Classical Recital Series at 3 p.m. today with a concert by the Mendelssohn Piano Trio. The recital series, which ends Oct. 28 with a performance by Voice XXI, a chamber chorus, features musicians from the Washington area performing in the intimate setting of the Montpelier main gallery. A donation of $5 is suggested. Reservations are requested. Information or reservations: 301-953-1993. Art workshops for children Camellia A. Blackwell of the International Center for Artistic Development at Savage Mill will offer Saturday-morning art workshops for children, ages 6 to 15, from 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 13 and 20. The Oct. 13 workshop will focus on drawing and clay sculptures; the second on completing the sculptures.
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October 4, 2013
Be part of the grand reopening of the Montpelier Mansion Historic Site Sunday, Oct. 6, from noon to 4 p.m. at 9650 Muirkirk Road. Following extensive renovation at the site, visitors can enjoy tours with a member of the restoration team, answering questions and showing some of the archaeological findings, with light refreshments, hands-on activities for kids and a slide show about the restoration work. For information, call 301-377-7817.
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By LOURDES SULLIVAN | June 9, 1995
It's the beginning of a new month, so that means the Montpelier Cultural Arts Center is changing the exhibitions around again.Sam Soto, a sculptor who has a studio in the center, exhibits his stone and rawhide pieces in the Resident Artist's Gallery through June 30. There will be a reception in his honor June 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. As usual, both the exhibit and the reception are free.Susanne Arnold, a Virginia artist, has been selected from a field of 150 to be the 1995 Montpelier National Visiting artist.
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By Lourdes Sullivan and Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 26, 1996
Remember that tonight you and your loved ones can see a free performance of "Romeo and Juliet" under the stars.Bring a blanket, a light repast and your crew to the grounds of Montpelier Mansion for an evening of star-crossed romance put on by the Washington Stage Guild.The group will first perform a short musical play about the 300-year history of Prince George's County.The performance will begin at 7: 30 p.m., so plan to get there right after work.The mansion is at the Route 197 exit of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.
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By Lourdes Sullivan and Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 28, 1997
WITH THE weather finally warming up, a person's fancy turns to thoughts of -- getting out of the house.No longer forced by bitter weather to cocoon ourselves, we can all sally forth to meet our neighbors and sample our area's delights.This weekend features several great things to do.Hammond High is presenting the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Oklahoma!" this weekend and next.As in all Hammond productions, it's an all-singing, all-acting, all-dancing delight.More than 100 staff members and students joined together to present this classic musical drama.
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June 17, 2007
The 29th Montpelier Summer Concert Series is to begin at 8 p.m. June 24 with three free performances by the Tent Troupe, a traveling summer tent theater sponsored by St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church in Silver Spring. Neil Simon's Fools, a family show, will be presented at 8 p.m. June 24 and 25. A children's production, All God's Critters, is planned at 1:45 p.m. June 25. The show includes favorite songs, skits, stories and games. Performances will be held, rain or shine, under the Big Top tent at Montpelier; seating is provided.
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By Krys Stefansky and Krys Stefansky,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | April 22, 2001
MONTPELIER, Va. - James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, never liked the limelight. He was a quiet man who loved books more than crowds, a man with a soft voice and a modest signature, one of the smallest on the U.S. Constitution. His home, Montpelier, was always his beloved refuge. When Madison became president in 1809, he left his estate in the rolling hills of Virginia's Piedmont reluctantly. Today's visitors to the historic home can see why. The house is as grand as ever, and along with its lovely gardens and surrounding forest, it is becoming more and more popular as a museum.
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By John Dorsey and John Dorsey,SUN ART CRITIC | August 11, 1998
There's still time to catch Al Zaruba's one-person sculpture show at Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, but it closes in a mere nine days. Zaruba's sculptures look like creatures from outer space, and also from your most frightening dreams, which is what makes them relevant.They look like human fears and dreads made visible and therefore are more manageable than when they reside solely in the mind. They're frightening but funny as well, awkward but also obviously the product of a sophisticated, ruminative, highly original mind.
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October 3, 2013
Let her voice take you places as singer/songwriter Tamara Wellons performs Friday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. at Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road. Wellons' vocals are a blend of soul, jazz and rhythm and blues. Tickets are $25 per person; Montpelier members and seniors (60 and over) are eligible for a 10 percent discount. To purchase tickets, call the staff at 301-377-7800, stop by the center daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or go to arts.pgparks.com . Advance purchase encouraged.
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September 26, 2013
Relax with the smooth, blended sounds of Chaise Lounge, Live at Montpelier!, Friday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. at the Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road. The group's music sounds like 1962 recordings that have found their way to today's pop charts. Chaise Lounge combines arrangements of standards and original tunes played by five of the Washington area's top jazz musicians, along with the vocals of Marilyn Older. Tickets are $25. Montpelier members and seniors (60 and over) are eligible for a 10 percent discount.
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September 12, 2013
Tizer Quartet plays jazz fusion at Montpelier Arts Center The Tizer Quartet is live in concert Friday, Sept. 13, at 8 p.m. at the Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road. This jazz fusion group is led by keyboardist, composer and a Best New Jazz Artist nominee Lao Tizer, and the lineup includes Cheikh N'Doye, a Senagalese bassist now based in Alexandria, Va.; Raul Pineda on drums; and Steve Nieves on sax, percussion and vocals. Tickets are $25 per person. Montpelier members and seniors (60 and older)
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September 7, 2013
Attend the opening reception honoring the artists of three new exhibitions, Sunday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. at Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road. Painter/singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur's exhibit is on display from Sept. 6 to Oct. 27 in the Main Gallery. Kyle Bauer's sculpture exhibit runs Sept. 6 to Oct. 27 in the Library Gallery. Resident Artist Patricia Phillips Bowden's work can be viewed through Sept. 29 in the Resident Artist Gallery. Call 301-377-7800. Montpelier.arts@pgparks.com .
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September 6, 2013
Live at Montpelier! fall concert series opens with American singer-songwriter and artist Joseph Arthur, Friday, Sept. 6, at 8 p.m. at the Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road. His alternative rock performance incorporates use of sound-modifying equipment including distortion and loop pedals. Tickets, $30. Montpelier members and seniors (age 60 and over) eligible for 10 percent discount. Advanced purchase encouraged. To purchase tickets, call 301-377-7800; stop by center, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; or go to arts.pgparks.com .
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | July 31, 2013
Live music and the smell of Cuban beef stew filled the air in a hard-to-find Baltimore City park known as The Field, as several hundred people turned out July 26 for WAVEscape, Waverly's early version of National Night Out on Aug. 6. "Look at these neighbors," said Debra Evans, who helped organize the first-time festival. "They brought their lawn chairs and put them out in the middle of The Field. To me, that says community. " More visions of community are expected Aug. 6 as Charles Village and several other communities prepare for their own versions of the annual National Night Out - "America's Night Out Against Crime," according to http://www.natw.org the website of the organization National Association of Town Watch, which organizes National Night Out, now in its 30th year..
ENTERTAINMENT
By Karin Remesch | January 10, 2002
`Big Woods Walk' at Madison's estate Your arms won't reach around most of the trees in the James Madison Landmark Forest in Montpelier Station, Va. But you can hug the trees, nevertheless, during a guided tour Sunday of the 200-acre old-growth forest at James Madison's Montpelier. The forest, also known as the "Big Woods," includes trees - oaks, poplars and hickories - that are between 200 to 300 years old years and are up to 60 inches in diameter. The undisturbed forest floor harbors a large population of wildlife and is rich with native-plant species, including redbuds, spicebush, Virginia creeper, honeysuckle and grapevines.
FEATURES
October 27, 1991
The 57th running of the Montpelier Hunt Races will take place on Saturday on the estate of President James Madison at Montpelier Station, Va.The event has been selected by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of its 20 events for November.Gates open at 10 a.m. and prerace activities include Jack Russell terrier races, an antique and classic car show and a tailgate picnic competition.Post time for the first of seven races is 12:30 p.m. Lunch is also available on the grounds or by reservation in the luncheon tent for $25.An after-the-race party, at which you can dance and view the Breeder's Cup from Florida, is also open to the public for $15. General admission is $5, free for children under 12. Parking outside the race area is $5. Montpelier is on Route 20, four miles south of Orange, Va. Call (703)
NEWS
July 11, 2013
Caribbean is the musical fare featured by I & I Riddim, Friday, July 12 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the grounds of Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road. Listen to reggae, soca and calypso and enjoy the outdoor performance brought to you by the South Laurel Recreation Council volunteers. Bring a friend, picnic, blanket and/or chair. Free public and handicapped parking are available. If heavy rain at the time of the concert, the performance will be canceled. Call 301-953-7882 for verification after 5 p.m.
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June 28, 2013
As part of the 35th anniversary of the Montpelier summer concert series, The Tent Troupe presents "The Lilies of the Field" for families, Sunday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m. on the grounds of Montpelier Mansion, 9652 Muirkirk Road. The presentation will also be given on Monday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m. "Folktales, Fables and Fun for Children of All Ages" will be presented on Monday, July 1 at 1:30 p.m. Seating provided for all shows. These free Tent Troupe shows are held rain or shine under the big top tent.
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