The Third Thursday of every month will bring a new and interesting event to The Lodge at Old Trail. Our Third Thursday programs offer a wide range of topics, many with a local flair.
These events are not just for an older audience; your entire family is invited. Third Thursdays are open to the public and typically free of charge. Light refreshments and beverages will be served at most events.
Times may change. Please check back for updates.
Thursday, May 16th, 2013 - 5:30PM
Celebrate our 1st Anniversary with Secrets from the White House Kitchens
To mark our first anniversary, we have invited author John R. Hanny to share his book Secrets from the White House Kitchens A Celebration of Foods Enjoyed at the White House & the People Who Lived There. Those that know The Lodge, understand our passion for great food and this is sure to be a delicious event for the mind and the taste buds. Join us as we raise a glass to toast all that we have accomplished in our inaugural year. Kindly RSVP for this special celebration.
Thursday, June 20th, 2013 - 5:30PM
The Science of Hope – Hear the latest news and research about Alzheimer’s Disease from experts
Did you know that every 68 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s Disease? Or that 1 in every 9 people age 65 or older has it? Today, an estimated 5.2 million people are dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Carol Manning, Director of the Memory Disorders Clinic at the University of Virginia, will present on the brain changes associated with Alzheimer's disease and research strategies to prevent, slow or stop these changes. Ellen Phipps, Vice President of our local Alzheimer’s Association chapter will share how Alzheimer’s is impacting the Commonwealth with the latest facts and figures. If you know someone who is dealing with Alzheimer’s, this is an important presentation not to be missed. Please remember to RSVP for this informational Third Thursday.
Thursday, July 18th, 2013 - 5:30PM
Inside the Pages of The Crozet Gazette – Meet Mike Marshall, the publisher and editor of our local newspaper
Learn about the news business from a man with his hand (and pencil) on the pulse of all that impacts Crozet. What’s the best story he ever reported or uncovered? What’s the best story he never got to publish? Which events or changes will most impact the Crozet area for better or for worse? Come and get the scoop from a man in the know. RSVP for this insiders look.
Thursday, August 15th, 2013 - 5:30PM
The Sweet Taste of Success – How local apples are inspiring a new industry in the middle of wine and microbrew country
Meet the owners of Bold Rock Cidery and hear their story of bringing hard cider to our area and beyond. From planting an orchard to constructing buildings, crushing apples and getting their ciders across Virginia, they will tell you how they are making it happen. And, they will bring some cider to sample as well. Don't forget to RSVP for this tasty event.
Thursday, September 19th, 2013 - 5:30PM
The Second Annual Crozet Culinary Chef Competition for Charity
Don’t miss this exciting evening of culinary competition as four local restaurant chefs compete to create the best entrée and dessert using a mystery basket of local ingredients in just one hour. Cheer on your favorite team, enjoy local wines and beers, and sample The Lodge’s chef prepared appetizers. You might even get picked to sit at Judge’s Table. A great evening that benefits two local charities. Come see if Bangkok`99 can take home the trophy again this year. $20 per person. Ticketing locations TBA