Community bulletin board — calendar of events

Posted: January 17, 2013





Bluegrass winter series


Bluegrass at the George Washington Hotel winter music series will be held at 7 p.m. today in the grand ballroom of the hotel in Winchester.

Cost is $8 at the door for the concert or $15 with dinner. Linda’s Mercantile pie and coffee costs $3.

Guest performer is Bill Emerson with vocals by Linda Lay, upright bass with Marshall Wilborn, and David Lay on acoustic guitar. Call 540-678-4700.



SU production

“The Spitfire Grill,” a second-stage musical, will be presented at 8 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Glaize Studio Theatre.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for senior citizens, and $10 for non-Shenandoah students. Call 540-665-4569.


Collage concert

Shenandoah Conservatory will have its first “Conservatory Collage” concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. It will feature faculty, students and ensembles from across all divisions of the school — music, dance and theater.

Admission is free but tickets are required.

Call the box office at 540-665-4569.


Bistro series

Hot Club Millwood will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Bistro in Westminster-Canterbury.

Cost is $10, and it is open to the public. Call 540-665-0156.


A Little Noon Music

A Little Noon Music features Glenn and Elizabeth Caluda at 12:15 to 1 p.m. Friday in the Handley Library auditorium.

Duo Caluda specializes in the performance of music composed or arranged for guitar and piano. Their repertoire spans more than 200 years of music. Both are on the faculty of Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University and have been performing as a duo for more than 15 years.

The concert is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Friends of the Handley Regional Library. Call 540-662-6046, ext. 31.

Movie showing

The Magic Lantern Theater, the Friends of Handley Regional Library and Barns of Rose Hill will screen the 2012 American documentary, “The Queen of Versailles” (PG) that tells the true story of a couple’s journey from riches to rags in the economic crash.

The Barns showing is at 7:30 p.m. Friday at 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. Admission is $5 with popcorn, wine, beer and sodas for sale.





Matt Szechenyi Band

The Matt Szechenyi Band will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Contact 540-955-2004 or go to


Heritage Day

Shenandoah Valley Heritage Day featuring “Women in Our Heritage” will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.

Tickets are free but will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the visitor information desk. Call 540-662-1473, ext. 224, or go to


Aloft Afterglow Party

Aloft Winchester, 1055 Millwood Pike, will have an Aloft Afterglow Party from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday in its backyard/patio area. The event will feature refreshments and local bands throughout the day.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Proceeds benefit the NICU at the Winchester Medical Center Foundation.

To buy tickets in advance, contact Bobby at


Wayside Theatre fundraiser

A Suzuki Violin Play-In will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Apple Blossom Mall in Winchester.

Violin students will play their Suzuki repertoire, fiddle tunes and other selections.

Proceeds will be donated to the Wayside Theatre, which is campaigning for donations to keep the operation running.


Story time

A free participatory story telling of African folk tales for kids from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sanaa Gallery, 9 N. Loudoun St., Suite 104, The Bright Center.

Refreshments will be served. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.


Polar Plunge

A Polar Plunge to send local at-risk children to sports camp will be held Saturday.

Participants are to meet at Nalls Farm Market on Va. 7 at 11:30 a.m. to go to the Shenandoah River, where the jump will take place at noon.

Proceeds benefit the High Five Sports Camp. Hot chocolate, hot cider and soup will be for sale at the site along with a fire and changing spot.

Checks can be made to HSCBA and are tax-deductible. For more information call 540-554-8291.


Bluemont dance

The Bluemont Concert Series will hold its fourth of eight old-time contra dances Saturday at the Hillsboro Old Stone School, 37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro, featuring music by The Blackbirds.

The dance begins at 8 p.m. and a workshop for new and inexperienced dancers starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for Bluemont Friends, students and seniors. Contact 540-955-8186 or or go to


National Day of Service

The Backpack Food Ministry of Macedonia United Methodist Church will take part in National Day of Service at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Stephens City Walmart.

Food donations will be accepted to provide food for schoolchildren in need.

Contact 540-974-6519.


Book signing

Wenonah Hauter will have a book signing for “Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Winchester Book Gallery, 85 N. Loudoun St.

The book is $26.95. Contact 540-667-3444.


Free concert

Shenandoah Conservatory will have a free concert at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Armstrong Hall.

The concert will feature visiting high schools who participated in the conservatory’s Mid-Atlantic Music Invitational. Admission is free.


Peace walk

The Way — a Socially Engaged Sangha will have its first Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend Peace Walk, beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Quaker Meeting House at the corner of Washington and Piccadilly streets in Winchester.

The silent walk is free and open to the public. Contact 540-398-6318 or go to


Reader’s theater

The Josephine School Community Museum in Berryville will have a deep study of Martin Luther King Jr. with “Reader’s Theatre — Speeches of Martin Luther King Jr.”

The event will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the museum, 303 Josephine St. It is free and open to the public.

Call John Burns, vice president of the board, at 540-955-4786.


Bridal show

Winter Bridal Marketplace will take place from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Millwood Station Special Event Center, Winchester.

It will showcase wedding venues, accommodations and wedding professionals. There will be prizes and giveaways.





MLK workshop

Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown will have a daylong workshop, “Creating the Beloved Community: Linking History to Social Change,” beginning at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the Corron Community Development Center. It is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested since lunch will be provided.

This year’s program will consist of three sessions that explore a path to creating “the beloved community” envisioned by King.



Service fair

Shenandoah University and Our Health will co-sponsor a community service fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday in the Brandt Student Center. The fair is designed to let students lend local nonprofit organizations a helping hand in honor of the day.

SU will also have a Martin Luther King Jr. Service of Remembrance at 3 p.m. Monday in the Goodson Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.


Youth service project

The United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley will mark its 12th year commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a youth service project.

From noon to 3 p.m. Monday, students from Handley High School’s Interact Club, the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Shenandoah Valley, local Girl Scout troops, and other community youth will gather at the United Way’s 329 N. Cameron St. offices to pick up and distribute items to 500 families in Winchester’s North End.

Contact or call 540-536-1610.




Super Bowl party

The W. Daniel J. Farrar Elks Lodge 458 is having a Super Bowl party at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at 414 N. Kent St., Winchester.

Cost is $10 with free appetizers. View the game on two 60-inch TVs. Call 540-532-7491 for tickets.


Wayside production

“Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming” opens Jan. 26 at Wayside Theatre in Middletown.

Contact 540-869-1776 for ticketing information.




Barns exhibit

The Barns of Rose Hill, 950 Chalmers Court, Berryville, exhibit, “The John Leone Retrospective,” will run through Feb. 16.

It is free and open to the public. Contact 540-955-2004 or visit


WLT production

“Opus” continues Thursday through Sunday at the Winchester Little Theatre. Call 540-662-3331 for tickets.




Cross stitch exhibit

“The Art of Cross Stitch” exhibit will be on display through February at the Virginia National Bank, 186 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.

Admission is free and open to the public during bank hours. Contact Nina Vassallo at


Art in the Halls

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley’s Art in the Halls program features the artwork of Michael Timothy Davis of Shepherdstown, W.Va., through April 7.

Museum admission is not required to view the display.