Community bulletin board calendar of events
Long Branch tours
Long Branch Historic House and Farm at 830 Long Branch Lane near Millwood will present its annual Twilight Tours at 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets cost $10 per person.
For more information, call 540-837-1856 or visit historiclongbranch.com.
A Little Noon Music
The Friends of Handley Regional Library presents A Little Noon Music, with Madeline MacNeil’s singing and dulcimer music from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Friday in the auditorium of Handley Library in Winchester.
The performance is free and open to the public.
Call 540-662-6046, ext. 31, or visit handleyregional.org.
The Larry Keel Power Trio will present a concert featuring acoustic flat-picking guitar (with a bluegrass influence) at 8 p.m. Friday at the Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville.
Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 540-955-2004.
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will host the Yesterday Swing Orchestra at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Friday.
Larnell Starkey & The Spiritual Seven Gospel Singers will perform at 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets will be available beginning at 4 p.m. on the day of the orchestra show.
Tickets for the Sunday concert will be available beginning at 10 a.m.
Admission is free to members and ages 12 and under, and $5 for others.
Pianist Thomas Pandolfi will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Bistro Concert series at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury in Winchester.
Admission costs $10 at the door; the event is open to the public.
The Clarke County Community Band will present a concert at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Armstrong Hall at Shenandoah University in Winchester.
The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum will present its Discovery Story Theater production of “Beauty and the Beast” at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday.
The museum is on the Loudoun Street Mall in Winchester.
Share the Love Adoption
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Winchester-Frederick County will hold a Share the Love Adoption event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Mazda Subaru of Winchester at 3019 Valley Ave.
Santa will be on hand to pose for photos with pets, and the dealership has offered to pay for the adoption of any animal adopted there.
The Bluemont concert series will hold an old-time contra dance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Hillsboro Old Stone School.
A workshop for new and inexperienced dancers will be held before the dance.
The admission fee is $10 ,and $7 for Bluemont friends. For directions, visit bluemont.org.
Greek bake sale
A Greek bake sale will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday (with a gyros-to-go sale starting at 11 a.m.) in the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church at 1700 Amherst St. in Winchester.
“Breaking Away” will be shown at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Handley Library auditorium at Piccadilly and Braddock streets in Winchester.
The 100-minute film is rated PG. The screening is free and open to the public; donations will be accepted.
The movie will also be shown Dec. 21 at the Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville. The cost is $5.
Holly Jolly Celebration
The Holly Jolly Old Town Celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, with a variety of events throughout the day.
An Old Town Civil War Walking Tour will begin at 11 a.m. at the Kurtz Building at 2 N. Cameron St., led by Sandy Jones. The cost is $5 per person, payable to the guide.
All other events are free.
Multiple caroling groups will sing on the Loudoun Street Mall from noon to 7 p.m.
Free horse-drawn carriage rides will be available from 6 to 8 p.m.
Participants in the Holly Jolly Stomp will meet at 5 p.m. at Sweet Caroline’s at 29 W. Cork St. They will be dressed in Santa or elf costumes or other Christmas attire and visit area restaurants soliciting money for the Henry and William Evans Home for Children Inc.
The Victorian Candlelight Ball will be held in First Presbyterian Church at 116 S. Loudoun St. Instruction will begin at 6 p.m., and the ball will follow from 7 to 10 p.m.
Members of the Civil Air Patrol Cadets of the Winchester Composite Squadron will place about 600 wreaths on the graves of veterans buried in Winchester National Cemetery.
The public may help with wreath-laying beginning at 10:30 a.m.; the ceremony will be held at noon.
For more information, contact the Winchester Composite Squadron at email@example.com.
Winchester Musica Viva will perform “They Brought Christmas with Them” at 8 p.m. Saturday and at 4 p.m. Sunday in Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winchester.
Tickets cost $15 at the door for adults and students with identification; children under 10 will be admitted free.
The group is selling a CD of the music for $15. Visit winchestermusicaviva.org.
Handley Regional Library will hold a 20th anniversary reunion for people involved in its youth puppeteers at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Bowman Library near Stephens City.
The activities will include a puppet show. The event is free and open to the public.
Madi Wolf and the Pack
Madi Wolf and the Pack will perform skiffle lounge music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville.
Tickets cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Call 540-955-2004.
The Clarke County Community Band will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in Sherando High School near Stephens City.
“Play with a World Champ”
“Play with a World Champ” will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville.
Gary Auerbach, 1995 winner of the world freestyle Frisbee championships, explores the “principles of play” with hands-on activities.
The suggested donation is $10 per family.
Contact 540-955-2004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Reynolds Store Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company will hold a free children’s Christmas party — with Santa, games and snacks — at 2 p.m. Sunday in the fire hall.
A Caribbean Christmas with an American Flair dinner social will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the Royal Lunch at 211 N. Kent St. in Winchester.
Meals will cost $7 and drinks $1; proceeds will benefit the 2013 Douglass Park Family Day activities.
Millie Curtis will hold a signing for her second book, “The Milliner,” from 1 to 3 p.m in the Winchester Book Gallery at 85 N. Loudoun St.
The book will be on sale for $12.99.
Lessons and carols
Old Bethel Church will hold its annual Lessons and Carols Candlelight Service at 5 p.m. Sunday at the church in Clarke County.
The event is free and open to the publict.Monday
Historic Jordan Springs tours
Christmas charity tours — with a food and toy drive and pub party — will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at 1160 Jordan Springs Road to benefit local charities.
Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children.
A Christmas Tour of Historic Rosemont Manor at 16 Rosemont Manor Lane in Berryville will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Admission costs $10 for adults or $5 for students through college, and is free for children 5 and under.
Kiss the Canvas
Exclusively Faces & MediSpa will host a Kiss the Canvas event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Half Note Lounge in The George Washington Hotel in Winchester.
Radio personality Barry Lee from WINC-FM will be the judge as women apply their best kisses to a canvas which will remain on display in the Half Note.
Toys and clothing will be collected and donated to The Laurel Center.Bazaars
Round Hill Ruritan Club, 164 Poorhouse Road, will hold a bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Handmade crafts, jewelry, puzzles and yard sale items will be featured. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Call Laura Hicks at 540-877-3260.
White Post United Methodist Church, 158 White Post Road, will hold a bazaar from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Christmas and miscellaneous items will be featured.Upcoming
The 2013 Young Naturalist Program will be held on Saturdays from Jan. 12 to March 9 at Blandy Experimental Farm near Boyce.
Reservations are required. Call 540-837-1758, ext. 224.
Call for artists
The Habitat for Humanity of Winchester-Frederick County Salvage Art Show and Auction will accept entries through Feb. 22.
The art pieces will be sold at auction (silent and live),with the proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity.
The show will be held March 22 at The George Washington Hotel in Winchester.
Pieces must have a salvage component. This may include found objects or recycled or reused materials. (possibly from the Habitat ReStore).
The entry fee is $20. Forms are available at the Habitat ReStore, at1944 Abrams Creek Drive in Winchester, and at habitatwfc.org.
Financial aid workshop
Shenandoah University will host a regional financial aid workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 3 in Stimpson Auditorium of Halpin-Harrison Hall at the Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business in Winchester.Ongoing
“Walking in a Winter Wonderland”
The “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” light show will continue at Clear Brook Park in Frederick County through Jan. 6.
The hours are 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The display will be closed on Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
The Wayside Theatre performances of “Glory Bea! A Shenandoah Christmas Story” will continue through Dec. 24 in the Middletown theater.
“Neena” will continue through Dec. 31 at the Shenandoah Arts Council gallery in Winchester.
Call 540-667-5166, or email email@example.com.
Patsy Cline tours
The Patsy Cline Historic House will be open for tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 22, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 23.
The cost is $8 for adults, $6 for those 65 and older, $5 for ages 11 to 18 and free for military personnel (with identification) and children 10 and under.
“Toys from the Attic” and “Toy Shoppe” will be on exhibit in the Barns of Rose Hill at 95 Chalmers Court Berryville through Jan. 6.
Admission is free.
For more information, call 540-955-2004 or visit barnsofrosehill.org.