Community bulletin board — calendar of events

Posted: April 18, 2013



disAbility Awareness Week

Access Independence Inc. continues its annual disAbility Awareness Week events with an open house and ice cream social from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Friday at its office, 324 Hope Drive. Admission is free and open to the public. There will also be an outdoor wheelchair basketball shooting tournament.

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

Blue Ridge Singers

The Blue Ridge Singers will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 26 W. Boscawen St. The event is open to the public. A freewill offering will be taken.

‘The Tempest’

The sixth annual spring Shakespeare Emerging Artists’ production for Wayside Theatre, “The Tempest,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday and at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults.

Call 540-955-2004 or 540-869-1776.

Wine tasting,  merchant fair

A wine tasting and merchant fair will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Brewbaker’s in Winchester. It is free and open to the public. More than 11 vendors will be present.

Musical Evening  with Saxophone

A Musical Evening with the Saxophone will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.

At 7 and 8 p.m., students from Shenandoah Conservatory’s Saxophone Studio will present a musical journey through the history of the saxophone.

The galleries will be open and the café will serve dinner and dessert from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wine and beer will be available for purchase in the lobby. Performance seating is first-come, first-served; tickets will be available beginning at 4 p.m.

It is free to members, ages 12 and under, and all Shenandoah University students and faculty (with ID), and others, $5.

Indoor yard and bake sale

Old Bethel United Methodist Church, 560 Old Bethel Church Road in Frederick County, will have its annual indoor yard and bake sale, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Hot breakfast and lunch served, both days. Proceeds benefit church treasury. Call 540-662-6061.


Salsa night

Winchester Salsa Group will have a dance night from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Aloft Hotel’s WXYZ Lounge, 1055 Millwood Pike. Salsa lessons from 8 to 9 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Contact Jorge at 540-327-0647.

Oyster-ham dinner

An oyster-ham dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m Saturday at Star Tannery Fire Hall by the ladies auxiliary.

Cost is $12 for adult dinner and $6 for child’s dinner. Call 540-465-8680.


Relay for Life Team Hope will have a Zumbathon Dance for the Cure from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Woodmen of the World, 109 Boundary Ave., Winchester.

Cost is $10 for 10 years and older, $5 for ages 5 to 11, and free for under 5. There will be fitness games and activities for the children and nonstop Zumba.

Contact Susan at

Art exhibition

Taneisha Harrison and Hannah Swindoll, both of Winchester, will take part in “The Portrait Room” exhibition from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Shepherdstown Community Club, 102 E. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Apple Blossom Social

An Apple Blossom Social will be held at Montague Avenue United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event will include a bake sale and flea market.

Thirty-One Bingo

Thirty-One Bingo will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Reynolds Store Volunteer Fire Department. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Gore’s Body of Hope Relay for Life team.

Call 540-664-8177 or 540-858-3047.

Spring Fling

The second annual Spring Fling at Redland United Methodist Church will take place Saturday.

Activities include a yard and mulch sale starting at 8 a.m. and a car wash from 9 a.m. to noon. Music will be by Redland Praise Team and DJ Rick Combs.

Breakfast and lunch available. Dinner is from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Art show and auction

An art show and silent auction benefit, featuring more than 20 artists, will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at 147 North restaurant on the Loudoun Street Mall. Artists will be present from 5 to 7 p.m. The silent auction ends at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Winchester Skate Pavilion.

Arboretum tours

The Foundation of the State Arboretum will have tours Saturday at the State Arboretum of Virginia in Boyce. An English language tour is from 10 a.m. to noon and a Spanish tour is from 1 to 3 p.m.

Call 540-837-1758, ext. 224.

Wind Ensemble

Shenandoah Conservatory Wind Ensemble season ends with a concert at 8 p.m. in Armstrong Concert Hall. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for senior citizens and $5 for non-SU students. Call 540/665-4569.

Yard sale, fun festival

Mount Carmel Baptist Church will have its annual missionary yard sale and fun festival from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church, 1317 S. Pleasant Road, Winchester. Call 540-667-6532.

Spring cleaning community shred

Spring cleaning community shred will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday by Records Management Solutions Inc. at the corner of Martinsburg Pike and Stine Lane.

Residents may bring up to five boxes of any size for destruction at no cost. Additional boxes will be shredded for 10 cents per pound.

Call 540-665-5643 or 540-662-0265 or visit

Movie showing

“61” will be shown at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Handley Library auditorium. It is free.

It chronicles the 1961 race for Babe Ruth's single-season home run record between N.Y. 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.

Alumni of All Ages

Grace Lutheran Preschool will hold an Alumni of All Ages reunion picnic from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Winchester Eagles Club. Contact 540-678-0635 or

“Free for All” yard sale

The fourth annual “Free For All” yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Berryville Baptist Church, 114 Academy St.

All items are free, but there is a limited number of items per person.

This is part of the church’s Operation Inasmuch, a day devoted to helping the community.

Pancake breakfast

A pancake breakfast will be held from 8 to 11 a.m Saturday at Little Mountain United Methodist Church, off Cedar Grove Road in Frederick County.

A freewill donation will be accepted. Call 540-667-0473 or 540-667-6786.

Bluemont dance

The Bluemont Concert Series will hold an oldtime contra dance at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Hillsboro Old Stone School.

There will be a workshop for new and inexperienced dancers starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 and $7 for Bluemont Friends, students, and seniors. Visit

Spaghetti dinner

Boyce United Methodist Church will have its annual spring spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Boyce Fire Hall.

A freewill offering will benefit Boyce United Methodist ministries.

Contact Diana Fulton at 540-837-1235 or Joan Triplett at 540-722-2165.


Lunch N’ Bid

The Adult Care Center’s Lunch N’ Bid will begin at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Winchester Moose Lodge, 215 E. Cork St. Tickets are $20 each. Proceeds benefit the adult day care center.

For more information, contact 540-722-2273.

Book club

The Josephine School Community Museum, 303 Josephine St., Berryville, will have its first 2013 book club meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The club will discuss “Through Children’s Eyes: President Obama and the Future Generation” by Dr. Helen Bond and three other authors. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 540-955-5512 or go to


The 64th Running of the Blue Ridge Hunt Point-to-Point will begin at noon Sunday at Woodley Farm near Berryville. Gates open at 10 a.m. General admission is $20 per car.

For reserved parking, contact 540-837-2077. For more information, visit

Laura Cortese concert

The Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, will have a concert by Laura Cortese at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

For more information, call 540-955-2004 or go to


JHHS Class of 1963 meeting

The Handley High School Class of 1963 will have a planning meeting for its 50th reunion at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 609 S. Braddock St. Call 540-662-5238.

Book signing

Author Jefferson Morley will hold a book signing for “Snow-Storm in August” at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room, on the campus of Shenandoah University, Winchester.

Spring lawn care

Lunch Box Lesson: Spring Lawn Care will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the picnic area by the garden entrance at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester.

This free and informal program will be led by MSV Gardens and Grounds Manager Bryan Shepherd. He will discuss spring lawn care basics, including aeration and techniques for weed control using pre-emergent applications.

Bring a bag lunch or purchase one.

Horseshoe club qualifiers

Winchester Horseshoe Club will have sign up and qualify events for its 2013 season 6 p.m. Tuesday 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.


Woody Pines concert

The Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, will host a concert by Woody Pines at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

Call 540-955-2004 or go to

CouchSurfing documentary

The movie, “One Couch at a Time,” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Handley Library auditorium.

This documentary will show how everyday people can use CouchSurfing.

The film was a project created and funded by 70-plus CouchSurfers.

Gary Auerbach, a Winchester resident will field questions from the audience after the viewing.

Sponsored by The Friends of Handley Regional Library, it is free and open to the public.


Art at the Mill

Art at the Mill will be held April 27 to May 12 at the Burwell-Morgan Mill, Millwood. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, and students free.

Contact Jennifer Simpson at 540-955-2600.

SCAA open house

The Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy will have an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. April 27 at 203 S. Cameron St., Winchester.

There will be activities for kids of all ages.

“Chasing Ice” showing

The Environmental Studies Program at Shenandoah University will show the film, “Chasing Ice,” at 7 p.m. April 25 in the Stimpson Auditorium in Halpin-Harrison Hall.

It is free to the public. Photographer James Balog used time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers and compressed it into seconds.

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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

SAC members show

The Shenandoah Arts Council, 811 S. Loudoun St., members show, “Our Winter’s Work,” continues through May 18. Admission is free and open to the public. Gallery’s hours are from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Call 540-722-2020 or go to