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Sidesaddle: Women in Early Modern Art

09/14/2018 to 09/14/2018

102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117

Elegance, power, and grace come to life in the artwork on exhibition in Sidesaddle, 1690-1935. Women athletes and amateurs across time adapted to changing tack technology and social mores to join the hunt field and competitive races alike. On September 14th join cocurator Dr. Ulrike Weiss, Lecturer at the University of St. Andrews and 2016 John H. Daniels Fellow, to learn more about the fascinating history of women equestrians in early modern art. 6:00 p.m. Reception. Galleries will be open to view the exhibition. 7:00 p.m. Talk presented by Dr. Ulrike Weiss. $10 admission, free to NSLM members. RSVP to Anne Marie Paquette, the Clarice & Robert H. Smith Educator, at 540 687 6542 x25, APaquette@NationalSporting.org.

Science in Current Events: Fossil Fuels and Renewable Energy

09/15/2018 to 09/15/2018

15831 Quince Orchard Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

NIST Scientist, Dr. Boualem Hammouda will discuss Fossil Fuels and Renewable Energy. Please join us for an informative and stimulating discussion. Call 240-777-0200 for more information.

Coffee with the Curator

09/15/2018 to 09/15/2018

102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117

Can't wait to get a look at NSLM's newest exhibition, Sidesaddle, 1690-1935? Join cocurator Dr. Ulrike Weiss, Lecturer at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and 2016 John H. Daniels Fellow, for an informal tour of the show with special focus on social changes and the role of women in art and in the field. This program offered in partnership with Middleburg Common Grounds. 10:00 Coffee reception; 10:30 Tour with Dr. Ulrike Weiss. $5 admission, free to NSLM members. RSVP to Anne Marie, the Clarice & Robert H. Smith Educator, at 540 687 6542 x25, APaquette@NationalSporting.org

Celebrate Constitution Day

09/16/2018 to 09/16/2018

Historic Pohick Church, 9301 Richmond Highway, Lorton, VA 22079

The community is invited on Sunday, September 16 to a free celebration of Constitution Day at Historic Pohick Church at 1:00 PM. A presentation on the history of the U.S. Constitution and its relevance today will by given by Mr. Paul Walden, president of the George Washington Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, and historical re-enactor, the Rev. Dr. Thomas Costa, who portrays the Rev. Lee Massey, the 2nd colonial rector of Pohick Church. Docent tours of the 1774 parish church of George Washington and George Mason will be available after the presentation. For additional information, call the church office at 703-339-6572, or visit the website at www.pohick.org.

Meet the Author with Alastair Jackson

09/19/2018 to 09/19/2018

102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117

Join NSLM and author Alastair Jackson for a presentation on his newest publication, Lady of the Chase, The Life and Hunting Diaries of Daphne Moore. Longtime reporter in Horse and Hound, the elegantly turned-out Moore lived on a shoe-string budget, following the hounds and reporting on hunting characters from the 1930s to the 80s. In addition to her professional hunting reports she wrote- and illustrated- these personal hunt diaries. Alastair Jackson, the retired Director of the British Masters of Foxhounds Association, compiled the previously undiscovered hunting diaries of Daphne Moore, making them available to the public for the first time. $10 admission, free to NSLM members. Copies available for purchase at the event. RSVP to Anne Marie Paquette, the Clarice & Robert H. Smith Educator, APaquette@NationalSporting.org, 540 687 6542 x25.

Learn to Square Dance – Free open house and Square Dance lesson

09/20/2018 to 09/20/2018

The Rockville Nursing Home Conservatory Hall, 303 Adclare Road, Rockville, MD 20850

Learn to square dance - free open house and square dance lesson. Everyone is welcome, really! No experience, partner or fancy dress required. It really is fun, friendship and fitness all rolled up into one! I am the instructor/caller for the group and extend to you my personal invitation. Couples, Singles and Families are all welcome. Bring your two left feet and your friends too. We dare you to be square! Registration opens at 6:40 pm, 20 minutes before the dancing begins. Please try to show up 15-20 minutes early to park, sign-in and say hello before the dancing begins at 7pm. Visit http://www.RockvilleSquareDance.com for a printable flyer, complete details, a registration page, lots of pictures and video too.