Community bulletin board — calendar of events

Posted: April 11, 2013




Long Branch  lecture series

Historic Long Branch Nancy St. Clair Talley 2013 Lecture Series will present Gem Bingol discussing sustainable land management practices at 6:30 p.m. today at the Clarke County historic property. Cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Contact



Adult spelling bee

The Literacy Volunteers-Winchester Area’s eighth annual Adult Spelling Bee will be at 6 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Loudoun St., Winchester. Adult tickets for the Bee cost $20 or $10 for students. Advance tickets are available by calling 540-536-1648.


Yard sale

Louise’ s Angels Relay for Life will have a yard sale today and Friday starting at 8 a.m. at 201 Cedarmeade Ave., Winchester.



Casino Night

Top of Virginia Building Association will have a Casino Night from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at Piccadilly’s Public House. Tickets are $45 for members and $55 for nonmembers. Contact 540-665-0365 or


Quilt Show

The 26th Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Clarke County Parks and Rec Center, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Contact Linda Hammond at 540-667-9197 or or go to


Ganstagrass concert

Ganstagrass will perform its mix of hip hop and bluegrass at 8 p.m. Friday at the Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Call 540-955-2004 or go to



Spaghetti dinner

Roundhill Fire and Rescue will have a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the fire hall. A freewill offering will be taken.



Casino Night

Clarke County Rotary will have its third annual casino night starting at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Boyce Volunteer Fire Company social hall. Tickets are a $40 donation per person.

Buy tickets online at


Community fellowship dinner

Kernstown United Methodist Church, 3239 Valley Pike, will have a community fellowship dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. A freewill offering will be taken. Call 540-667-7298 or go to


Baseball book signing

The Winchester Book Gallery, 185 N. Loudoun St., will have a book signing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for Austin Gisriel’s “Safe at Home: A Season in the Valley” and David B. Stinson’s “Deadball: A Metaphysical Baseball Novel.” Both books are $15. Contact 540-667-3444.


Ham and turkey dinner

Brucetown United Methodist Church, 2161 Brucetown Road, Clear Brook, will holds its annual spring country ham and turkey dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.


Rubbermaid blowout sale

Rubbermaid Commercial Products will have a blowout sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the J.C. Penney parking lot at Apple Blossom Mall. James Wood High School DECA will sell the products.


5k Run, Walk and Roll

Access Independence will kick off its annual disAbility Awareness Week with a 5k Run, Walk and Roll at 3 p.m. Saturday on the Clarke County Parks and Rec Fitness Trail, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville. Registration is from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Entry is $15 in advance or $20 on race day.

To register, contact Kathleen Clarke at 540-662-4452 or

The week also includes an autism friendly showing of “The Croods” at 10 a.m. Saturday at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 181 Kernstown Commons Blvd. Tickets are regular admission price. Go to

Contact 540-662-4452 (voice), 540-662-5556 (TTY), or 540-931-9124 (direct video phone) or go to


Barbecue dinner

Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church youth ministry is having a barbecue dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the church parking lot at 210 E. Main St., Berryville. Meals cost $7 and will be packaged to go. Call 540-955-1264.



Spaghetti dinner

The Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Assembly of Winchester will hold its annual spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in the James Wood High School cafeteria with live Italian musical entertainment. Cost is $8 for adults, seniors age 62 and over $7, children 10 and under $4, and 2 and under free.


Chicken, roast pork dinner


A barbecue chicken and roast pork dinner will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Little Mountain United Methodist Church off Cedar Grove Road in Frederick County. A freewill donation will be accepted.


School of the Soldier

Kernstown Battlefield Association will hold a School of the Soldier from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the battlefield off Valley Avenue in Winchester.

The 24th North Carolina regiment will camp, drill, cook and more. It is free and open to the public.


Visitor station opening

The Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park’s Visitor Contact Station, 7712 Main St., Middletown, will open to the public Saturday. Exhibits depict stories related to the history of the Shenandoah Valley. It will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Call 540-869-3051.




Symphonic winds concert

Kernstown United Methodist Church, 3239 Valley Pike, will have its annual symphonic winds concert at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Contact 540-667-7298 or


Fashion Show

Shenandoah University’s Black Student Union will have its annual fashion show to benefit Relay for Life at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the ballroom of the George Washington Hotel, 103 E. Piccadilly St. Tickets are $5 at the door. Contact Monet Gooch at mgooch08@su.eduor LaChell Johnson at



Concert, ice cream tasting

The Dirty Bourbon River Show and ice cream tasting will be held Monday at the Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. The ice cream tasting starts at 6:30 p.m. and the music at 7:30 p.m. The tasting is free. Tickets to the concert are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.

Call 540-955-2004.


Mindfulness in Nature

Foundation of the State Arboretum will have a Minfulness in Nature silent walk and guided meditation program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at Blandy Experimental Farm in Clarke County. Cost is $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Call 540-837-1758, ext. 224.






Horseshoe club qualifiers

Winchester Horseshoe Club will have sign up and qualify events for its 2013 season 6 p.m. this Tuesday and April 23 at the Raymond Frye Courts in Jim Barnett Park. The league starts at 7 p.m. May 7. Contact Victor Riggleman at 540-877-1402.



PHW lecture series

Preservation of Historic Winchester’s “Lunch and Learn” lecture series will begin at noon Tuesday in the Lewis-Jones Knitting Mill at 126 N. Kent St.

The topic will be “How to Repair and Restore Historic Brick and Mortar” by Leroy Danforth.

Contact 540-667-3577 or



Pub crawl

Frederick County Rotary Club will have a tax relief pub crawl at 11 sites for charity from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Cost is $10 to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Call 540-539-5602.







DisAbility  Awareness Week

Access Independence continues disAbility Awareness Week events with a closed caption showing of “42” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 181 Kernstown Commons Blvd. Tickets are regular admission price. Go




Movie showing

“61” will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday and 2 p.m. April 20 in the Handley Library auditorium. It is free.

It chronicles the 1961 race for Babe Ruth's single-season home run record between NY Yankees teammates Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris.



It will also be shown at 7:30 p.m. April 25 at the Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. Cost is $5.




Parade festival seats

The Optimist Club of Winchester will have chair rentals on west Cork Street for the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival parades, Firefighters May 3 and Grand Feature May 4. Proceeds benefit local youth.

Call 540-667-1254 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Relay for Life team at Braddock Street United Methodist Church will sell seats for both festival parades. Call 540-868-1810.

Fairview Lutheran Church is selling seats for both parades on north Washington Street. Call Cheryl Link at 540-667-4092.






Moveable Feasts

“Moveable Feasts: Entertaining at Glen Burnie” exhibit continues into 2014 at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.

Museum admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and youth, and free for members and children 12 and under. Call 540-662-1473, ext. 235, or visit


Barns of Rose Hill exhibits

The Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, has two exhibits on display through April 27. Timothy Cuffe Jr.’s “Preserving the Essence of Nature … Through the Lens” is a photography exhibit in the downstairs gallery.

Anne M. Cropper’s sculpture installation, “Thoroughfare,” is upstairs.

Call 540-955-2004 or go to



Wayside production

The “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” continues at Wayside Theatre in Middletown through April 27.

This show is rated PG-13 for mature content.



Any teacher who wishes to see the production can purchase tickets under a buy one get one free promotion for evening performances. Teachers (or retired teachers) must show their school ID or a pay stub when picking up tickets.

Call 540-869-1776 or visit