Field Trips

Off-campus classes that require travel to the destination(s).

Courses

FIELD TRIP Mushrooms are delightful and delicious and deserve the spotlight. In this class, part of a series focused on single ingredients, we will be highlighting the Mushroom. Mushrooms are earthy, meaty, and sometimes magical. We will use multiple types of mushrooms, cooked in a variety of ways, to showcase their flavors, textures, and versatility.


Thursday, June 20, The Kitchen Classroom
FIELD TRIP Tomatoes are the best thing about summer! In this class, part of a series focused on single ingredients, we will be highlighting the beautiful Tomato and its so many varieties, colors, sizes, shapes, and flavors. We will use multiple types of tomatoes, raw and cooked in a variety of ways to showcase their flavors, textures, and versatility.


Wednesday, July 31, The Kitchen Classroom
FIELD TRIP In this series of classes, we will explore dishes and flavors from around the US. Featuring hands-on cooking in class, students will learn how to make 3-4 dishes from each region while also learning cooking tips and tricks that will help with everyday cooking. Recipe packets will be provided for students to take home. Fees are non-refundable unless we are able to fill the slot.


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FIELD TRIP Since 1976, St. John's Church Foundation has presented historical reenactments of the Second Virginia Convention of March 1775 at its original location. Come hear Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington, who will engage in the arguments of the Second Virginia Convention, leading to Patrick Henry's immortal words 'Give me liberty or give me death!'


Sunday, June 23, Historic St. John's Church
Thursday, 7/4, Historic St. John's Church
FIELD TRIP Housed at Mary Baldwin University, the Heifetz International Music Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to the artistic growth and career development of the most talented and promising young musicians in the world. Our Sunday concert features Heifetz students, faculty, alumni, and special guests in invariably memorable performances tailored for a summer afternoon.


Sunday, 7/7, Heifetz International Music Institute
FIELD TRIP to the VA Museum of History and Culture: Julia Child's insatiable curiosity and tenacious spirit drove her to endlessly try, test, prove and communicate how to make delicious food. Learning to cook empowered Julia and she in turn empowered others, profoundly transforming American cuisine and food culture. Julia Child: A Recipe for Life explores the key ingredients that led to Julia's personal evolution and America's culinary revolution. Offered twice: please register for only one session.


Friday, Aug 9, Virginia Museum of History and Culture
FIELD TRIP There are so many wines in the world that we will never try them all: but sometimes it is good to get off the beaten path and try new and lesser-known things. Join us as we explore wine regions and wine varietals that are often less popular, but still produce delicious wines and often great values. Fees are non-refundable unless we are able to fill the slot.


Thursday, Aug 15, The Kitchen Classroom
FIELD TRIP Join us for this two-part tour at the Valentine Museum, exploring through photography the evolving role of the Valentine to address the changing needs of the Richmond community. Learn how, thirty years after the Civil War, a new generation took over Richmond's segregated economic, municipal, social, and cultural institutions. Opening in April 2024, 'Turning Point: Richmond in the 1890s' details the tensions that arose during this tumultuous decade and its lasting effects on Richmond today.


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FIELD TRIP Those who created the Lost Cause narrative used cultural and social centers of power to make it successful: education, media, politics, money, religion, and violence. The exhibit uses evidence to show how Edward Valentine, leaders in Richmond, and others around the country reframed the reality of the Civil War. It uncovers the stories behind the Lost Cause, its legacy, and those who resisted the myth. Fees are non-refundable unless we are able to fill your slot.


Friday 7/12, Valentine Museum
FIELD TRIP Start your summer with new wines and cheeses to enjoy and serve at your next picnic! We will sample and discuss six wines, each paired with a delightful cheese, perfect for your summer table. Maggie from Truckle Cheesemongers will guide us through the journey with hand-selected cheeses.


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FIELD TRIP Sicily and Sardinia are the two largest islands in the Mediterranean, and both are home to distinctive wine traditions. Explore the flavors and history of these islands through their wines. Class is seated and will be 1.5-2 hours. Fees are non-refundable unless we are able to fill your slot.


Wednesday 7/17, The Kitchen Classroom