March 14, 2023 / News
2023 Events Preview
We’re happy to be open again for 2023, and we hope to see you here sometime soon! We have quite a few things planned for the coming months and we’re sending this email to tell you a bit about them. A couple of events have dates still to be determined, and we may add additional events as the year progresses. But this will give you an idea of what we’ll be doing, and when. We’ll provide further detail as each event approaches.
Bob & Joan
Wine Club pickup weekends
-Friday-Sunday, May 5, 6, and 7
-Saturday-Sunday, August 19 and 20
-Friday-Sunday, November 17, 18, and 19
We are normally open from 11am-6pm on Saturdays and Sundays, including Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day, and Veterans’ Day. However, we won’t be open on Easter Sunday (April 9). During the coming year we’ll also be open on two non-weekend holidays:
-Memorial Day May 29, Noon-6pm
-Labor Day, September 4, Noon-6pm
May 12—Off Center Events Murder Mystery. A murder will take place in the Links Bridge Tasting Room on Friday evening, May 12th! Attendees at this event will be given roles and participate in the unravelling of the mystery. (No lines to learn or special skills required.) From 6:00-8:30 pm. Ticket price includes your first glass of wine, a personal charcuterie board, and dessert. Meet some interesting people, including a murderer! Space is limited. Sign up at: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/off-center-events-56255429653
Yoga. Several times each summer Links Bridge is the venue for Goat Yoga classes provided by Goat for the Soul. They never fail to please! Ticket price includes a mimosa before the class begins (come a little early!) and a complimentary tasting of 7 wines up at the tasting room when the class is over. We invite you to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the terrace or down by the river. To sign up, go to the Goat for the Soul website.
-Sunday, June 4, 10:00am-Noon
-Sunday, July 16, 10:00am-Noon
-Sunday, Sept 17, 10:00am-Noon
Exhibits by Local and Regional Artists. As in past years we will be featuring work by local and regional artists on the walls of our tasting room. We have an especially interesting lineup for 2023:
March 25-April 9—Rosemary Gallick. Professor of Art and Art History at Northern Virginia Community College, will present iconic portraits rendered in a pop art style. If you’d like to meet her, Ms. Gallick will be at our tasting room on March 25, 12:30-3pm.
Aril 15-23—Betsy Schoonover. Local photographer who has captured some landmark scenes in Frederick County, including our own Links Bridge.
May 13-22—Pauline Rakis. An inspiring personal story for Mothers’ Day. Rakis retired from the world of commerce and banking at age 54 to immerse herself full-time in art that ranges from abstract to representational. As in some of the best wines, she creates fine and unique blends of these varietals.
June 3-19—Kimberly Keller: Parade Project. In a series of stupendous images that she calls “Parade Project,” photographer Kim Keller explores the ways that parades and public holiday celebrations continued to attract performers and audiences throughout the pandemic.
August 19-20—Roger Crist. During our August wine club pickup weekend, master woodworker Roger will be at Links Bridge with a display of furniture and accessories made from wine barrels.
August (Dates TBD)—Amy Browning-Dill.
Water colorist who has won a number of plein air competitions, including the Frederick County Barn Stormers event in 2021 and 2017! She will be exhibiting both watercolor and acrylic original landscapes.
Sep 2-10—Pauline Rakis. Rakis returns (see May 13-22) with a second selection of paintings that demonstrate her immense range of interests.
Sep 16-Oct 1—Robin Seidel, Pamela Herrick, and Stephanie Torres. A collective exhibit from a diverse set of local artists united in a passion for painting.
Oct 28-Nov 12—Helene Ruiz. Professional artist from New York who has been painting and drawing since early childhood. Her individual style ranges from surreal to fanciful representations of urban life and culture. Imaginary and dreamlike world expressing her feeling about today’s society.
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Feb 3: We’re open again!
Feb 24-March 10: “Town and Country, Maryland,” plein air paintings by Ann Schaefer
(Look here for our complete upcoming schedule of artists’ exhibits for the year!)
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