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Events Calendar

Peaks of Otter Lodge hosts a variety of events each season, so please check back frequently to stay up to date with our latest happenings!

Live Entertainment

Enjoy live performances, select weekends at the lodge.


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April 2019

4/6,13,20,27 /19, 11 AM - 3 PM
Kites On The Mountain Series

We're celebrating National Kite Month each Saturday in April (weather permitting) with FREE outdoor family fun! Bring your own kite and join in the fun - including kite flying demonstrations, live music, community arts, and lawn games. Event will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Call 540-586-1081 or visit our Facebook page for full event details and to learn how to receive a FREE kite (while supplies last).


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4/12/19, 7:30 PM
Contempt of Court Dinner Theater

Join us as we host the opening night performance of The Little Dinner Theater Players 12th Annual Miracle Tour benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals! Ladies and Gentlemen you have been summoned for Jury Duty at the funniest Peoples Night Court. Not only will you decide the outcome of the four most comical cases of the century, but some of you will be called upon as plaintiffs, defendants, even witnesses as you serve your time here in Contempt of Court. $40 per person includes dinner and performance. Tickets are required and are non-refundable; call 434-239-7250 or purchase via the link below.


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4/21/19, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Easter Sunday Brunch

Enjoy stunning Abbott Lake and Sharp Top Mountain views while feasting on a delectable buffet featuring hickory smoked bone-in ham, applewood smoked bacon, omelets made to order, a malted waffle bar, and a variety of sides, desserts, and so much more! This popular event often sells out, so reservations are strongly encouraged; call 866-387-9905 to make yours today!


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May 2019

5/4/19, 8:00 PM
So, You Want To Be An Astrophotographer

Join Greg Redfern, an adjunct professor/instructor of astronomy since 1984 and a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador since 2003, for engaging presentations about outer space! Learn the basics of how to photograph Peaks of Otter and the sky while visiting.

  • "The Peaks Under the Stars" - If the sky is clear after the presentation, guests will move outdoors to the lawn area at the edge of Abbott Lake to see the night sky in all its glory while listening to sky lore and fascinating sky facts! A jacket is recommended and a flashlight is helpful.

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June 2019

6/1/19, 9:00 PM
The Sky IS Falling - Space Rocks and You

Join Greg Redfern, an adjunct professor/instructor of astronomy since 1984 and a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador since 2003, for engaging presentations about outer space! Learn about meteorites and see actual meteorites from Mars, Chelyabinsk, Russia, and the Moon.

  • "The Peaks Under the Stars" - If the sky is clear after the presentation, guests will move outdoors to the lawn area at the edge of Abbott Lake to see the night sky in all its glory while listening to sky lore and fascinating sky facts! A jacket is recommended and a flashlight is helpful.

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July 2019

7/27/19, 9:00 PM
Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater

Join Greg Redfern, an adjunct professor/instructor of astronomy since 1984 and a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador since 2003, for engaging presentations about outer space! The world's 7th largest known impact crater is under the Chesapeake Bay at Cape Charles, VA. Hear the inside story, and view extremely rare geological samples from within CBIC.

  • "The Peaks Under the Stars" - If the sky is clear after the presentation, guests will move outdoors to the lawn area at the edge of Abbott Lake to see the night sky in all its glory while listening to sky lore and fascinating sky facts! A jacket is recommended and a flashlight is helpful.

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August 2019

8/3/19, 9:00 PM
The Future of US Manned Spaceflight

Join Greg Redfern, an adjunct professor/instructor of astronomy since 1984 and a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador since 2003, for engaging presentations about outer space! Learn where NASA is headed, literally, with new manned spacecraft and rockets to launch the next generation of American astronauts.

  • "The Peaks Under the Stars" - If the sky is clear after the presentation, guests will move outdoors to the lawn area at the edge of Abbott Lake to see the night sky in all its glory while listening to sky lore and fascinating sky facts! A jacket is recommended and a flashlight is helpful.

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September 2019

9/15/19, 5:00 PM
Jefferson at the Peaks

Discover one of Virginia's most legendary landscapes, Sharp Top Mountain, with one of the most legendary Virginians - Thomas Jefferson! Reservations are required; call 866-387-9905.


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October 2019

10/5/19, 8:00 PM
The Lives of the Stars

Join Greg Redfern, an adjunct professor/instructor of astronomy since 1984 and a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador since 2003, for engaging presentations about outer space! How do the stars, including our Sun, shine? How are they born, how do they live, and - ultimately - die? You'll never look at the stars the same after you learn their secrets.

  • "The Peaks Under the Stars" - If the sky is clear after the presentation, guests will move outdoors to the lawn area at the edge of Abbott Lake to see the night sky in all its glory while listening to sky lore and fascinating sky facts! A jacket is recommended and a flashlight is helpful.

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November 2019

11/9/19, 8:00 PM
JWST-NASA's Successor to Hubble Space Telescope (HST)

Join Greg Redfern, an adjunct professor/instructor of astronomy since 1984 and a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador since 2003, for engaging presentations about outer space! The 2018 space telescope successor to HST seen up close and personal with the latest pics and information direct from NASA.

  • "The Peaks Under the Stars" - If the sky is clear after the presentation, guests will move outdoors to the lawn area at the edge of Abbott Lake to see the night sky in all its glory while listening to sky lore and fascinating sky facts! A jacket is recommended and a flashlight is helpful.

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