Colonnade Club Board Members with speaker Sara Bon-Harper

On Tuesday, July 31st, our membership had the opportunity to attend a lecture about the life of Elizabeth Monroe! Colonnade Club Board Members Don Detmer and Beverly Adams were fortunate to be able to take a picture with the wonderful speaker, Sara Bon-Harper! Left to Right: Don Detmer, Sara Bon-Harper, Beverly Adams     read more

Openings Reception

Saturday, August 25th, 5:00pm – 8:00pm Join us to celebrate the beginning of another exciting academic year by reuniting with colleagues and friends and connecting with new ones! Enjoy delicious food by Avocado Catering and entertainment by Small Town Rodeo. Sign up today at read more

Bicentennial Lecture by Sara Bon-Harper, “Elizabeth Kortright Monroe and the ‘Preservation of the American Union” @ Pavilion VII

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 – 6:00pm – 8:00 Pavilion VII The future first lady Elizabeth Kortright was a stylish New Yorker when she met and married the Revolutionary War veteran, Virginian James Monroe. Subsequent decades saw the young bride mature into a statesman’s spouse, traveling the world with him and conducting a form of diplomacy in her own right. This lecture explores Elizabeth Kortright Monroe’s role in private and public life, and illustrates chapters in both a marriage and the development of the young United States. The “preservation of the American Union” was James Monroe’s core project during his presidency, and he seems to have applied the same commitment to the Monroes’ marriage of 44 years. Doors to open at 6:00 for light refreshments, lecture to begin promptly at 6:30pm-8:00pm. Sign up today at read more

Family Picnic at Pen Park

June 24 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a summer day with friends, family, and colleagues with the Colonnade Club for an enjoyable picnic! Members are welcome and encouraged to bring a dish of their choosing to share with everyone in addition to catering by the BBQ Exchange. Lawn games and children activities will be provided including painting and a balloon artist for all to enjoy! Individual $12 each, Family $25 Please RSVP through: read more

Hiking the Saunders-Monticello Trail

June 23 What a better way to start a summer weekend than with a hike among colleagues, family, and friends. Join us on a hike for all ages and hiking levels. We hope this hike will be the first of many as an activity for Colonnade Club members. Please take note of the time listed for each hike. We will start on time so if you arrive late you will most likely find us already gone on our adventure! We will meet at the trail’s parking location off of Rt. 20. The Saunders Monticello Trail is a two mile trail that winds through the park before ascending the side of Carters Mountain toward Monticello and back. Attendance is complimentary. Please RSVP through: read more

Hop On with the Colonnade Club

June 15 Sit back, relax, and enjoy some drinks! Join friends and fellow faculty to enjoy some of Central Virginia’s best craft beers and spirits with Cville Hop On Tours shuttle service! Meet and be picked up at Pavilion VII and the shuttle will take care of the rest! Members $15, Special Guest $15, Additional Guests $20 Please RSVP through: read more

Under the Stars Bicentennial Gala

May 16 6:00 p.m. Under the Stars Bicentennial Gala For the Benefit of the Colonnade Club Bicentennial Fund Wednesday, the Sixteenth of May Reception at six o’clock Dinner at seven o’clock Dinner entertainment The Colonnade Club Pavilion VII Join us under the stars for the Bicentennial Gala Celebration on May 16, 2018. We look forward to sharing this special evening with you to celebrate the Colonnade Club’s history and its future as part of UVA! This Fundraising event is open to members and friends of the Colonnade Club. $200 per person $300 per couple $1,500 per sponsorship table of eight guests Please contact Bénédicte Thibierge “Béa” at (434) 243.7372 or the Club Office at (434) 243.9730 for further information or to register. read more

The Material World of Dolley Madison

April 23 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Pavilion VII Solarium From ice cream to snack cakes, Dolley Madison is credited for her hospitality, personal charm, and “invention” of the role of the First Lady. At Montpelier and in Washington, Dolley Madison used fashion, domestic interiors, and food in the service of her and her husband’s political goals. In this talk, Elizabeth Chew, Vice President for Museum Programs at Montpelier, will consider how Dolley Madison’s material knowledge contributed to one of the most famous partnerships in American History. Doors open at 6:00pm for refreshments, lecture to begin promptly at 6:30pm. Attendance is complimentary. Please RSVP through: read more

Collegiality Hour at Heirloom Rooftop

April 19 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Get the weekend started right and enjoy a night in the sky with friends and fellow faculty at Heirloom Rooftop + Bar. Includes beverages and appetizers. Please RSVP through: read more

Foxfield Spring Races

Foxfield Spring Races 2016 April 28 Pull out your sun-dresses, bowties, and fabulous hats and spend a day at the famous Foxfield Horse Races with the Colonnade Club! Enjoy delicious food, a full bar, and good company within our tent on the South Hill where we have television, lawn games, prizes, and a perfect view of the entire race track! Event tickets includes admission into Foxfield and the Colonnade Club tent. Parking tickets are available for an additional $45 per vehicle. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for sitting outside of the tent. Members*: $60 Special First Guest*: $60 Additional Guests*: $90 ea. Parking: $45 ea. *Admissions Ticket included in event fee Please RSVP through:   read more