April 5 Sixth Annual Sporting Clay Classic
This sixth annual team
fundraiser for the Virginia Living Museum will take place at Old Forge
Sporting Clays, Providence Forge. You’ll have an first- class, down-home
good time with
sportsmen and sportswomen who appreciate the outdoors and enjoy a
friendly competition. Some call sporting clays “golf with shotguns.” For more information, contact Barb Salins at 757-534-7487.
Register online or download a team/individual registration form.
This event is a non-registered event for NSCA.
See photos from Sporting Clay 2013.
April 11-12 Birding Cup
Virginia Living Museum’s Birding Cup encourages people to go
outdoors, breathe in fresh air, walk, look and listen throughout the
Peninsula’s wild and not so wild areas. This event is a timed search for
as many species of birds as can be found within a 24 hour period.
When: April 11, 6:30pm - April 12, 6:30pm. Registration deadline March 24 at 4:30pm. (Late registrations with no T-shirt accepted through April 9 at 4:30pm).
How: Form a team of three to five people and choose your team name and contribution goal. All contributions are tax deductible.
Participants who raise at least $50 are eligible for prizes. A prize
will be given to the participant with the highest amount of
The Birding Cup will be awarded to the team that counts the most
species of birds. Teams whose members have been birding for less than
two years can compete for the Hawkeye Award.
Register by March 24 to receive a free, custom designed T-shirt. All registered participants can enjoy a light dinner and awards presentation at the Museum at the event’s conclusion.
Where: Teams may count in any or all of the following six
areas: Newport News, York County, Hampton, Poquoson, Williamsburg and
James City County.
Sponsors: Dawn Irby, Eagle Optics, Peace Frogs, Wild Birds
Unlimited Williamsburg and Yorktown, and Wild Wings Nature Store.
Register online Birding Participants, Non-birding Participants or download a registration form.
Guidelines and Rules
Pledge Tracking Form
Online Credit Card Donation
For more information email Rock Moeslein or call 757-595-1900 ext. 217.
Member Preview Sale - April 17, 4-6pm
Public Sale - April 19, 26-27 - Sat 9am-4pm/Sun noon-4pm
Choose from an incredible array of
beautiful plants and many other native trees, shrubs and perennials for a
variety of gardening sites and styles. The Virginia Living Museum's
horticulture staff holds this
annual sale as a fund-raiser, but the real goal is to introduce the
gardening public to the incredible variety of native plants that will do
well in the landscape, and to educate gardeners about those which are
better left in the wild. Native plants are good choices for area
gardeners because such plants tolerate the area's weather and serve as
food and shelter for area wildlife, while also providing a good show in
The sale will be held in the Conservation Garden
and as always, the Museum's knowledgeable horticulture staff will be on
hand to answer your questions, discuss the wildlife benefits of native
plants and help with any particular gardening situations. All plants are nursery propagated and many are
not yet available in the commercial nursery trade.
Sale held rain or
shine. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4. Admission to the sale is free.
April 26 Celebrate the Earth Day
The Virginia Living Museum celebrates Earth Day with special activities for our animals and guests Saturday, April 26. Observe the animals as they receive toys, treats and other enrichment activities to stimulate natural behaviors. The red wolves and coyotes may devour ice treats, while the raccoons may search for treats in a basket full of newspapers.
Learn ways to help the environment by reducing, reusing and recycling waste. Visit the Goodson Living Green House and Conservation Gardens for green building and gardening tips.
Several environmental organizations will have displays and information about conservation measures. Earth-friendly vendors will show and sell green wares.
There will also be crafts, eco-friendly giveaways (trees and bags while supplies last), thousands of native plants for sale and earth-friendly animal shows.
Plus, THINK GREEN and help the VLM recycle! Bring your batteries, cosmetic containers, cell phones and old sneakers for recycling. The Nike-Reuse-A-Shoe program will turn those smelly sneakers into playgrounds and basketball courts.
Cost: VLM members free, non-members $17 adults, $13 children (ages 3-12).