Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Penelope Lemon: Game On!

Join us for the release of Inman Majors’s novel "Penelope Lemon: Game On!" in partnership with New Dominion Book Shop. Book Signing to follow.

In Penelope Lemon: Game On! (LSU Press/Yellow Shoe Fiction), Inman Majors takes a cock-eyed look at the challenges of divorced life for a woman in small-town America. Penelope Lemon is a recent divorcée, a closet Metallica fan, and an accidental subversive, overturning all the expectations of suburban motherhood just by being true to herself. After ending her marriage with James, a woodsy intellectual who favors silky kimonos too short for his knobby knees, Penelope finds herself, at forty, living with her randy mother in her childhood home. Broke and desperate for work, she’s waitressing at a frontier-themed restaurant, trying to figure out online dating, and looking for new friends who aren’t coupled up. Enter Missy, wild-woman extraordinaire, who takes Penelope under her wing—Lucille Ball style—and shows her the ins and outs of having fun when the kids are out of the house. Penelope Lemon: Game On! is a literary romp with serious heart. Majors gives us a modern-day heroine with relatable challenges of being a single parent in the digital age. Penelope is a modern-day heroine to root for.

A native of Tennessee, Inman Majors now makes his home in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is the author of four previous novels—Love’s Winning Plays, The Millionaires, and Wonderdog—hailed for their wit and southern style. He is a professor of English at James Madison University.

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Market Dinner w/ Childcare
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Market Dinner w/ Childcare

Join us for a special seasonal curation by Chef Matt Greene where he peruses the local markets for exceptionally fresh offerings—with meticulous wine pairings presented by Somm Scala. And if you have little people, you can drop them off in Vinegar Hall for the duration of the event where we have arranged care. ▸ $75/member [+tax & gratuity], childcare available for children that are independent in the bathroom and older

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Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Philanthropy Club Launch

Our newest club within in a club—Come join a network that believes in the importance of giving back. Led by Holly Hatcher, come discover what philanthropy is and how your time, treasure, talent, and ties are important to supporting your community—followed by a brainstorming session on how this club should move forward. ▸ Note: RSVPs are required to attend.

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Sep
21
7:15 AM07:15

Rooftop Yoga: Power Vinyasa

Ohm your way into the weekend with our own Michael Okusa, certified instructor, leading us through an hour of Power Vinyasa. We will have everything you love about your favorite studio, like scented towels, but it's better because it's on the rooftop 😉. ▸ $8 per member, limited space, RSVP required. All abilities welcome.

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Sep
23
9:00 AM09:00

Paddle to the Pool

Float the Rivanna from Woolen Mills to The Clifton, where you can trade your kayak for a deck chair by the inifinity pool, and your paddle for a Pinã Colada. Rivanna River Co will pick us up at The Clifton and we will lazy away the day right back to where we started. ▸ $69/member, guests welcome

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Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

Crab Feast

Bushels of fresh crab, buckets of beer, and Old Bay for days. Join us for the perfect East Coast end of summer celebration. Limited availability with two seatings at 2pm and 5pm—please RSVP.

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Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

Halloween Costume Party

Our second annual Halloween Party is sure to be a humerus affair—wicked awesome costumes required, and complete with haunted house jams, a special booze collaboration, and a spooktacular late night menu. Come shake your booty and haunt your stuff. More details to come.

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Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Friendsgiving

Enter the holidays with a spirit of friendship and fullness of heart—and stomach. Friendsgiving is a chance to celebrate with your close friends and community at family style tables with a menu celebrating the season, but leaving your turkey opportunity for the proper Thanksgiving Day. Seatings every 30 minutes. More details to come.

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Street Food Sundays
Sep
16
4:00 PM16:00

Street Food Sundays

Mel's Cafe, a local institution, brings their classic diner expertise to Vinegar Hall, complete with Pork Chops, Rib Sandwiches, Apple Pie, and Sweet Tea among others... Proceeds will benefit the Fountain Fund, an organization that provides opportunities for the formerly incarcerated— removing barriers that keep many from rebuilding. ‣ Open to the public. Food à la carte.

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Hurricane Party
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

Hurricane Party

Flo has blown away our ‘Back to School House’ party, but we are gonna endure and party on. Join us to weather the storm in solidarity with the rest of the East Coast—We’ll be serving all kinds of storm inspired drink specials and our ‘Back to School’ canapés. ▸ No cover charge (…just cover from the hurricane). Guests welcome.

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Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

New Zealand Wine Masterclass

Gray Mosby, fine wine importer, will be introducing you to several excellent New Zealand wines—including his mother's vineyard Puriri Hills! Tasting includes four vintages and a wealth of knowledge on the terroir on the other side of the globe. ▸ $15/members, $25/guests (+tax & gratuity)

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Sep
12
5:30 PM17:30

Unearthing Montpelier

Discover the buried history and landscape of Montpelier, brought to light by Director of Archeology at The Montpelier Foundation, Matt Reeves and Winemaker Luca Paschina of Barboursville Vineyards. Matt will showcase Montpelier dig sites, the evolution of the landscape and 18th century artifacts from James Madison’s plantation home. Nearly two decades later these hands-on contributions have helped to unearth and interpret U.S. and Constitutional history. And Luca Paschina, renowned winemaker at Montpelier's neighbor Barboursville Vineyards, will discuss the unique terroir of varying mixes of clay and alluvial calcareous deposits that make for unique flavors and challenges every growing season. Includes a tasting of Barboursville's offerings.

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Sep
12
11:30 AM11:30

Women's Networking Luncheon

Digitizing All the Things: The AX3 Approach for Small Business + Life from Lorraine Sanders

Host of podcast Spirit of 608 and manager of communication studio Pressdope, Lorraine Sanders is a master of balance and effort, maximizing her time and energy with digital tools and crossbranding. A journalist, media strategist, podcast producer and host with a special interest in the intersection of fashion, entrepreneurship, sustainability and tech—a space she coined 'FEST' and believes is the future of the fashion industry. Come hear her strategies and vision to streamlining your workflows, increasing productivity and reclaiming the most precious of resources we have: time.

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Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

Community Brunch

We’re making it easy to give back—Sunday the 19th a portion of the proceeds from brunch will benefit Second Street Gallery. We know you don't need an extra excuse to treat yourself—you’ll find the same great menu as always—but 10% of dining and $3 from every Mimosa sold will enliven Virginia through access to the best in contemporary art and artists. So don't hold back, you can feel doubly good while sipping. ‣ Dining à la carte.

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Sep
7
7:15 AM07:15

Rooftop Yoga: Power Vinyasa

Ohm your way into the weekend with our own Michael Okusa, certified instructor, leading us through an hour of Power Vinyasa. We will have everything you love about your favorite studio, like scented towels, but it's better because it's on the rooftop 😉. ▸ $8 per member, limited space, RSVP required. All abilities welcome.

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Sep
2
9:00 AM09:00

Paddle to the Pool

Float the Rivanna from Woolen Mills to The Clifton, where you can trade your kayak for a deck chair by the inifinity pool, and your paddle for a Pinã Colada. Rivanna River Co will pick us up at The Clifton and we will lazy away the day right back to where we started. ‣ $69 members.

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Intro to SUP Yoga
Aug
31
5:30 PM17:30

Intro to SUP Yoga

Yoga, stand up paddling, and some fresh air—a perfect trifecta that is as amazing as it is challenging. Come learn to take your practice to new literal places with Mango Yoga Adventures out at Beaver Creek. ▸ $45/member. Limited availability, please RSVP.

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Aug
28
6:30 PM18:30

RdV Wine Dinner

RdV is one of Virginia's most spectacular wineries. Join Winemaker Joshua Grainer and Estate Director MS Jarad Slipp for an evening of storytelling and great wines. Paired with Exec. Chef Matt Greene's custom menu, this is a do-not-miss evening for Virginia wine aficionados. ‣ $85/member, $95/guest [+ tax&gratuity]

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RdV Wine Seminar
Aug
28
5:00 PM17:00

RdV Wine Seminar

As one of the premier wineries from the East, RdV does everything with great care and intention. At RdV, founder Rutger de Vink and winemaker Joshua Grainer create blended offerings with renowned enologist Eric Boissenot. Come hear their deliberate approach and passion for their wine, and taste a lineup of current releases as well as a special library wine.

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Aug
26
5:15 PM17:15

tread HAPPY x CH

Tread happy and stretch happy. Our yoga session has paired up with tread Happy, the innovative indoor group run club, to bring you a complete workout and a guilt free entrance to Street Food Sundays. Meet at tread Happy for a 25 minute run, followed by a vinyasa yoga session on the Common House rooftop. Be sure to bring a yoga mat and running shoes. ▸ $5/member.

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Street Food Sundays
Aug
26
4:00 PM16:00

Street Food Sundays

Chef Ian Redshaw, of the soon to open steakhouse Prime 109, brings a sample of all the grilled goodness you can expect from his upcoming restaurant. Proceeds will benefit 4H, an organization empowering children to reach their potential through experiential learning in citizenship, leadership, responsibility and life skills. ‣ Open to the public. Food a la carte.

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Aug
23
5:30 PM17:30

Common Cocktails

Common Cocktails is always the perfect opportunity to meet your fellow Commoners, but on this occasion if you jump through a few of our hoops, we will buy you a drink... But you will have to stop in to hear the details. So come make some new friends and enjoy a pre-Friday wind up. We will be running Happy Hour until 7pm and our bartenders will whip up a special cocktail.

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Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

Market Dinner

Join us for a special seasonal curation by Chef Matt Greene where he peruses the local markets for exceptionally fresh offerings you don't want to miss. And with meticulous wine pairings presented by Somm Scala, you can feast your way through summer's bounty. ‣ $50 per member, $30 wine pairings. 6:30p aperitif, 7p seating.

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