Time for Something…Different

Are you craving something a little unique? A little offbeat to try out or to learn? This week, stay at on of the serene Alpine Hideaway cottages and peruse these fun venues, activities and events:

April 21-24 are Wool Days at Staunton’s Frontier Culture Museum. Attendees can see live sheep shearing, wool carding and spinning, not to mention adorable baby lambs. Wool days runs from 9am to 5pm each day.

Shopaholics, rejoice! On April 23-24, Lexington shops will open their doors with great sales and bargains during the Lexington Annual Spring Sidewalk Sale. Call 540-463-5375 for more information.

Sunspots Studios in Staunton has what it takes to impress discerning artists, particularly once a year at its Hot Glass Festival (April 24-25)! This amazing weekend features hot glass artistry in the form of live glass blowing demonstrations and skill contests, flame working, bead making, sand casting and slumping. A Pandora jewelry trunk show will also be held during festival hours.

…And don’t miss The Theatre at Lime Kiln, whose 2010 season has just begun! This beautiful performing arts venue built into the ruins of a lime kiln presents a wide array of live music and theater. Upcoming performances include Belleville Outfit, JD Crowe and The Fantasticks. Don’t miss your shot at some great local entertainment, just a short ride from your cottage, in Lexington.

There are plenty of off-the-beaten path things to see and do here, and our loyal readers will be among the best informed!

Thanks for reading,

Bill and Eileen Hoernlein
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