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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:30 am to 11:00 am

Jessica Bryars, Monticello's fruit gardener, will lead an in-depth tour and discussion of Jefferson's "precious refreshments" in the Monticello orchard.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Woodland Pavilion, David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center at Monticello
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Archaeologists-in-training will dig in a mock outdoor excavation.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Join Monticello's Eleanor Gould for a fun, hands-on, family-friendly cooking class. Young cooks and their favorite grownups will begin by harvesting fruits and vegetables from the Monticello gardens.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Enjoy the harvests of summer, which Thomas Jefferson referred to as "precious refreshment."

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Enjoy the harvests of summer, which Thomas Jefferson referred to as "precious refreshment."

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Special Event
Monticello
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

An annual celebration of gardening, sustainable agriculture, and local food.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Join Debbie Donley, Monticello’s flower gardener and a professional artist, for this painting workshop in the flower gardens of Monticello. She will demonstrate both simple line-drawing and basic water color techniques.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:15 am to 11:30 am

Discover great late-season gardening ideas from Jefferson's kitchen garden during the Q&A walk with Monticello vegetable gardener Pat Brodowski.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Explore Monticello’s landscape in evening light and learn about exposure, composition, creative apps and storytelling.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
6:00 am to 8:00 am

An early morning trek with light breakfast for Friends of the Trail at Monticello beginning at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center and ending atop Montalto.

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Taste, savor, and rate a variety of apples.

Special Event
Meets at Tufton Farm
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Celebrate Jefferson's botanical legacy with a visit to Monticello’s nursery.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Outside the Woodland Pavilion at David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
10:00 am to 2:30 pm

This 30-minute interactive exhibit will introduce children to archaeology, and how we know what we know about the lives of the enslaved and free people living and working at Monticello.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

This exclusive one-day painting workshop features watercolor instruction by Lara Call Gastinger, a renowned botanical artist and illustrator of the flora of Virginia.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Taste, savor, and rate a variety of apples.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join wine-maker and master chef Gabriele Rausse in reviewing the basic principles of vinegar-making, and then learn how to use it in preparing vegetables and meat and in concocting delicious aromatized dressings.

Friday, November 24, 2017

David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

These ever-popular workshops produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Special Event
David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

These ever-popular workshops produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Special Event
David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

These ever-popular workshops produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Special Event
David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

These ever-popular workshops produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Special Event
David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

These ever-popular workshops produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Special Event
David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

These ever-popular workshops produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Special Event
David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

These ever-popular workshops produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Special Event
David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:30 am to 12:30 pm

These ever-popular workshops produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath.

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