May 3, 2014
Hands-on crafts and adult facilitated activities for young pioneers.
Join us on the first Saturday of each month when volunteers from the community serve up pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, OJ, coffee… this is a great way to meet your neighbors. PLUS it’s the best breakfast deal in the county! (Members get a discount!)
Celebrate Spring at Saunders Brothers Farm Market.
Swannanoa Palace Open House 11:30AM to 5:30PM. Major James Dooley, an executive with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company, completed construction of the $2 million Swannanoa in 1912. Dooley, who owned the Maymont estate in Richmond, built this 52-room marble palace as a token of love for his wife, Sally May. More than 300 artisans were hired to create the palace as a replica of the Villa de Medici in Rome. They used the highest quality materials available. Visitors today can still see the depth of James and Sally May’s relationship in places like the 4,000 piece Tiffany stained-glass window and a domed ceiling bearing the likeness of Mrs. Dooley. The name Swannanoa comes from Mrs. Dooley’s fondness for swans, which she liked because they choose their mates for a lifetime. Fee. 540-942-5201
Relay For Life of Nelson County at the Nelson County High School Athletic Field. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Good Buddies, Hannah Gardener and John Eggleston live at Rapunzel’s.