Events & Seminars



Tuesday, November 15th | 6:30-8:30pm


Channel your inner artist and join us for an evening of art, spirits and fun as we paint a beautiful holiday picture under the art direction of local Lynchburg artist, Carolyn Prince. Your ticket price includes all materials needed for your painting, two glasses of wine and lovely desserts presented by Cater This, as well as a tour of the Design House at your leisure. Bring a friend and enjoy the fun of creating a personal masterpiece.


Sunday, November 20 | 4:30-6:30pm

Mother-Daughter Tea

This is your opportunity to enjoy an authentic Irish Tea with all the trimmings! Kathleen O’Byrne’s Irish Tea Room will present an afternoon of tea delights in our beautiful Design House setting. As a bonus, we will learn about tea etiquette and its history. your ticket includes a 3-course tea service of savories and sweets, wonderful hot Irish tea and a tour of the Design House at your leisure. Bring your mother, your daughter, your bestie, your neighbor... or come on your own and make new friends!


Wednesday, November 30 | 12:00-2:00pm

Fashion Show Luncheon

The Design House is a great setting for this exciting luncheon which will feature FASHION designs available at our own local Lynchburg Fashion vendors. While you enjoy lunch presented by Bob Rygielski of Jimmy’s on the James, you will be visited by lovely models wearing the latest styles from The Columns, Gladiola Lifestyle Boutique and Carol Anderson by invitation (cabi). There will also be jewelry and accessories presented by Dolce Vita Boutique and local silver jewelry artist Natalie Darling. Your ticket price also includes a tour of the Design House at your leisure and a chance to take home some door prizes. You will not want to miss this exclusive event!


All events are $35 per person & space is limited! See our Tickets page for more details.




Saturday, November 12th | 1pm to 2pm

The Effects of Color

Discover how color can effect your environment and even its healing properties.

Presented by Kathy Potts of Decorating Den Interiors


LIVE MUSIC SUNDAY - November 13th | 1pm to 2pm

Linkhorne Middle School Student Orchestra


Thursday, November 17th | 1pm to 2pm

Creative Centerpieces

Dress your table up with items found around your home, yard, and local flower shop. Featuring a design demonstration with fresh and dried florals and greens arranged in unique pottery and containers from around the home.

Presented by Debbie Miller & Karen Edwards of Bloom by Doyle's


Friday, November 18th | 1pm to 2pm

Lynchburg's Historic Hills: Are There Really Seven?

The 2016 YWCA Central Virginia Design House is located on one of Lynchburg’s Historic Hills. Come learn more about Diamond Hill and the upcoming exhibit on all of Lynchburg’s hills of history at the Lynchburg Museum in 2017!

Presented by Doug Harvey of The Lynchburg Museum System


Saturday, November 19th | 1pm to 2pm

Good Bones Furniture Paint Workshop

Learn about a paint created in Charlottesville, VA! This furniture paint comes in a can, is durable without a top coat and dries in 30 minutes. Learn the basics of a timeless distressed look, and how to add longevity to you projects.

Presented by Sydney Stevens of James T. Davis


LIVE MUSIC SUNDAY - November 20th | 1pm to 2pm


Friday, November 25th | 1pm to 2pm

Historic Homes Insurance: Not Your Typical Policy

Find our who, what, when, where, why and how to make sure you have the right coverages for your historical home.

Presented by Trish Hedges of Hedges Insurance Company


Saturday, November 26th | 1pm to 2pm

Festive Holiday Drinks

Presenting three holiday cocktails to sample and learn how to create, with descriptions of ingredients and the mixology theory behind each drink.

Presented by Bob Rigielski of Jimmy's on the James



LIVE MUSIC SUNDAY - November 27th | 1pm to 2pm

Lynchburg Youth Symphony Orchestra


Thursday, December 1st | 1pm to 2pm

History of Tea

Presented by Debbie Johnson of Katheleen O'Byre's Irish Tea Room


Friday, December 2nd | 1pm to 2pm

MMS Milk Paint Workshop

Find out how you can get beautiful results with this all natural, historically inspired paint line. Learn all the ways this environmentally safe paint can be used on your indoor and outdoor projects.

Presented by Sydney Stephens of James T. Davis


Saturday, December 3rd | 1pm to 2pm


Presented by Dawn Rezai of Persian Rugs & More


LIVE MUSIC SUNDAY - December 4th | 1pm to 2pm




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