Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Virgina Dare's 420th Birthday August 18th

Birthday bash for Virginia Dare

Celebrate Virginia Dare's 420th anniversary on Aug. 18 at Fort Raleigh with a full-day's worth of events.A trio of attractions inside Fort Raleigh are joining together to celebrate this historic birthday.

9 a.m. The Elizabethan Gardens open for the day with free admission and day-long plant sale10 a.m. Guided tours of Elizabethan Gardens

10 a.m. 1584: The Scouting Expedition in the Visitor Center

10 a.m. Meet Marjorie Hudson, author of "In Search of Virginia Dare" during a Book signing until noon in the Elizabethan Gardens

11 a.m. Guided tours of Elizabethan Gardens

11 a.m. Faire events for all ages begin: rock wall climbing, face painting, balloon animal twisting, kite making, game playing and more. Experience a wildfest, enjoy musical performances, see lost colony artifacts, and visit the historic grounds at Fort Raleigh

11:30 a.m. Sword play demonstration at the Lost Colony Building11:30 a.m. Lunch concessions available until 1 p.m. at Elizabethan Gardens

12 p.m. Free backstage tour of Waterside Theatre, meet at the Lost Colony Building

1 p.m. Elizabethan music presentation at the Visitor Center

1 p.m. Guided tours of Elizabethan Gardens1:30 p.m. Birthday cake and ice cream at the Lost Colony Building

2 p.m. 1585-86: The Exploration Expedition at the Visitor Center

2 p.m. Guided tours of Elizabethan Gardens

3 p.m. 1587: The Colony at the Visitor Center

4 p.m. Roanoke Island History: The Drama Remembers at the Visitor Center

6:30 p.m. Backstage Tour of Waterside Theatre/ $5 (reservations required, 473-3414)

8 p.m. The Elizabethan Gardens close

8:30 p.m. The Lost Colony with infant actors (reservations required, 473-3414)

Showings of Roanoke: The Lost Colony (Documentary) 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5p.m., 5:30 p.m. at the Visitor Center