Upcoming events at The Glebe

Upcoming events at The Glebe

Call us at 866-376-8990 to reserve your spot for one of these exciting events.

10th Anniversary Celebration and Gathering

Thursday, October 1st 1:00 PM

Dr. Ben Burks, Executive Director of The Glebe, will share and celebrate the story of our amazing community as well as our vision for the future.  The Honorable Terry Austin, Member of the Virginia House of Delegates, will speak about the role of The Glebe in Botetourt County. Seasonal refreshments will be served and tours will be available immediately following the program.

 

The Real Christopher Columbus

Monday, October 12th, 2:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Ed Lynch

We’ve all heard the story of how Columbus “sailed the ocean blue” and discovered America. But much of what we have been told simply is not true. In this presentation, we’ll look at the real story behind one of the most remarkable feats in human history, and see that in this case, the truth truly is stranger than fiction.

 

Creating a More Modern Virginia — Looking Back Across Our Own Lifetimes

(Part 3 of 3, Virginia History Glebe Scholar Series)

Tuesday, November 10th, 10:30 AM

Presented by Peter Wallenstein

Dr. Peter Wallenstein, an award winning professor of history at Virginia Tech and author of Cradle of America: A History of Virginia, presents Creating a More Modern Virginia — Looking Back Across Our Own Lifetimes.   

Irving Berlin, a Patriotic Tribute

Friday, November 13th, 3:00 PM

Presented by Patty Carver

Widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history, Irving Berlin’s compositions form a large part of The Great American Songbook.  From Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Always, and There’s No Business Like Show Business, to This Is the Army, Oh How I Hate To Get Up In the Morning, and God Bless America, Irving Berlin has written some of the most popular American music of all time.

The Aircraft Carrier, A Brief History

Monday, December 7th, 10:30 AM

Presented by Tom Copenhaver

On a day when many of us remember the loss of life and devastation resulting from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, retired U.S. Navy Captain Tom Copenhaver shares a brief history of the aircraft carrier with a focus on the modern super carrier.

A Bouknight & Wiley Family Christmas

Saturday, December 12th, 3:00 PM

Maestro David Stewart Wiley of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and rising string stars Mara and Misha Wiley join beloved vocalists Philip and Tara Bouknight for a program of holiday favorites, sure to put you in the Christmas spirit.


Calling all alums, it’s time to get your game on!

iStock_000043635252_LargeCalling all alums of western Virginia colleges, institutes and universities. School spirit fills the air at campuses all over the area these days, as it’s time for college football. The enthusiasm is contagious and the antics at the games are thoroughly entertaining. Athletic events in this part of the world are more like family reunions and celebrated gatherings with friends.

Is there a big game or special event coming up at your alma mater? Make The Glebe your convenient home base for the weekend with a Glebe Getaway. And enjoy all the things you love about visiting your alma mater, while getting a sample of the abundant lifestyle at The Glebe.

Upcoming events and athletics schedules:

Virginia Tech
Virginia Military Institute
Radford University  
Hollins University
Roanoke College
Washington & Lee
Sweet Briar College
Lynchburg College
Liberty University
Ferrum College


Five things that make Blue Ridge living special.

Inspiring vistas, peaceful tranquility and breathtaking natural beauty are just part of what makes our corner of the Blue Ridge so special. The Glebe is located in the heart of it all with easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway. If you haven’t explored the area, now is the perfect time to do it. Make the most of the colorful season this year and get plans in place. Discover some of the other things that make this region so wonderful for both residents and travelers from all over the world.

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Here are FIVE great ways to see the sights and get a feel for the lifestyle in our neck of the woods.

Be inspired by the Blue Ridge Parkway:
Cardinal flowers, black-eyed susans and goldenrod wildflowers bloom right into fall along the Blue Ridge Parkway. More than just a road – it’s a visual journey that fills the senses. It’s easy to see why it draws tourists from around the world. The views are breathtaking. In fall, you’ll see an unforgettable palette of colors—golden hickory trees, ruby red maples and flashy orange sumac—all against the backdrop of silvery blue granite.

See historic points of interest:
Critical to both sides during the Civil War, the Valley is a significant part of the Civil War story. Here you can retrace steps of Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Philip Sheridan. Visit Thomas Jefferson’s summer home, Poplar Forest. See the D-Day Memorial in Bedford and Booker T. Washington National Monument in Moneta. Historic Lexington is just up the road with Stonewall Jackson’s house, VMI and Washington and Lee.

Try apple picking:
The orchards in the area are bursting with different varieties of apples. Many towns celebrate the harvest season with festivals, events and fresh markets. Area specialties include ready-to-eat treats like homemade apple cider donuts and fresh pressed apple ciders. Most area orchards welcome visitors to pick their own.

Imbibe in fine local wines or visit a craft brewery

place_(2)There are many craft brewers in our area including Parkway Brewing Company, Soaring Ridge and Big Lick in Roanoke. Tours, tastings, and events happen regularly in the fall. The region is also home to a burgeoning wine community. You can drink in delicious wines with amazing views at Botetourt vineyards like Fincastle Vineyard and Winery, Virginia Mountain Vineyards or Peaks of Otter Winery and Orchards.

Sample the ultimate in fresh farm-to-table cuisine:

Try a farm-to-table restaurant such as Pomegranate in Botetourt or Local Roots and The River and Rail in Roanoke. Visit the source at the area’s largest farmers’ market, Farm to Table, or the unusual Heritage Family Market which bakes breads and cinnamon rolls and stocks Amish products. Botetourt Farmers Market is open every Saturday morning at Daleville Town Center or at the larger Greenbrier Nurseries market on the other side of town. Local ingredients worth seeking out include handmade cheeses, pesticide-free peaches, lamb, tomatoes, corn, zucchini, cucumbers, peppers, lettuce, and broccoli.