Community bulletin board — calendar of events

Posted: April 25, 2013


‘Don Giovanni’

Shenandoah Conservatory’s production of the opera “Don Giovanni” will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre.

Call 540-665-4569 or go to

‘Faraway Places’ exhibit

“Faraway Places: Travel-inspired Art” is a new exhibit that runs from Friday to May 18 at the Fire House Gallery, 23 E. Main St., Berryville. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Admission is free and open to the public. Call 540-955-4001 or go to

Banana Express

Banana Express will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Call 540-955-2004.

FFA fundraiser

James Wood High School FFA will have a Longaberger/Vera Bradley Fundraiser at 7 p.m. Friday in the cafeteria to benefit the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center and North Frederick FFA Supporters Scholarship Fund.

Cost is $20 per person if ordered by today or $25 at the door. Additional bingo cards are $10 at the door. Call Eric McLaughlin, Agriculture Department, at 540-667-5226, ext. 42360.

Bloomin’ Wine Fest

The United Bank Bloomin’ Wine Fest will kick off the 86th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival from 3 to 10 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in Winchester.

One-day admission is $15 in advance through today and $20 at the gate. Two-day admission is $30. A non-drinking garden pass is $5.


Clarke band concert

Clarke County Community Band will present a spring pops concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Johnson-Williams Middle School, 200 Swan Ave., Berryville.

Rummage,  baked goods sale

Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2800 Millwood Pike, will hold its annual rummage and baked goods sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Proceeds will be shared with local community services and the church basement fund.


Designer Handbag Bingo

Gore Volunteer Fire and Rescue, 7184 Northwestern Pike, Gore, will have a Designer Handbag Bingo starting at 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

For tickets, call 540-858-2811 or pick them up at Gore Grocery.

‘A Choral Kaleidoscope’

The Front Royal Oratorio Society will perform “A Choral Kaleidoscope: Songs of All Shapes, Sizes and Colors” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Braddock Street United Methodist Church, 115 Wolfe St. The concert is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be taken.

Flea market, yard sale

Stephens City United Methodist Church, 5291 Main St., Stephens City, will have a flea market and yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Vendor spots are $10.

Contact 540-869-1764 or

Art at the Mill

Art at the Mill will begin Saturday and run through May 12 at Burwell-Morgan Mill, 15 Tannery Lane, Millwood. The show is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays through Fridays. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and free for students.

For more information, call 540-955-2600 or go to

‘Doctor Who’ fan film

The first meeting of the local chapter of the “Doctor Who 2.0” fan film will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at Jim Barnett Park. The meeting is free and open to the public. Call 540-532-1380 or go to

Bake sale

Fairview Lutheran Church will have a bake sale from 6 to 10 a.m. Saturday during the Belk Charity Day Sale at Apple Blossom Mall.

Belk Charity Sale

Belk’s first Charity Sale of the year will take place from 6 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Apple Blossom Mall in Winchester.

The four-hour shopping event is a fundraiser for participating organizations that sell $5 tickets to their supporters.

Morse Day

The Morse Telegraph Club will celebrate the birth of American inventor Samuel Morse with a Morse Day event from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the former N&W Railway Boyce Depot, 117 E. Main St., Boyce. Admission is free and open to the public. Visit


The Woodshedders will perform at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.

Tickets are $50 and will benefit Care Code Inc. Call 540-955-2004 or go to

Kids fishing rodeo

The annual free kids fishing rodeo will be held Saturday for kids ages 1 to 15 years with a secure area for special needs children.

Registration is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Izaak Walton Park, U.S. 50 east, and fishing will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. with free lunch for all children. Prizes awarded at 3:30 p.m.

Parents or legal guardian must accompany children.

SCAA open house

Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy, 203 S. Cameron St., will have an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday with activities for kids of all ages.

Yard sale

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 2732 Martinsburg Pike, Stephenson, will have a yard sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds to benefit Weekday Religious Education. Contact 540-662-1269

Craft, yard sale

Round Hill Ruritan Club will have a craft and yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 164 Poorhouse Road, Winchester. Vendor charge is $10 Call 540-877-3260.

Turkey or oyster supper

The Middletown Volunteer Fire and Rescue Auxiliary will have a turkey or oyster supper Saturday, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the fire hall.

Dinners are $13 for adults and $7 for children under 12. Takeouts available. Proceeds benefit the fire company. Call 540-869-1829.

Spring Fling Fashion Show

The Women’s Ministry of John Wesley Community Christian Church, 224 Brown Lane, Clear Brook, is hosting a free Spring Fling Fashion Show at 2 p.m. Saturday. Refreshments will be served following the program. Contact Shirley Ross at 304-962-9331.


The Rosebud Relay Team is having a fundraiser at 5 Star Spa and Frenchies Frozen Yogurt Lounge in front of Walmart on Pleasant Valley Road from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Enter coupon code 128 for the 5 star wash, Code 129 for the deluxe wash, and code 130 for the basic wash. For Frenchies, mention the relay team.

Healthy Living events

Healthy living events and farmers market return to Our Health in Winchester.

From June through October the first Wednesdays, area farmers and bakery vendors will set up in the green space

A kickoff event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and is made possible by the AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America program at Shenandoah University. The public is invited. Contact 540-536-1600 or

Silent auction and spaghetti dinner

A silent auction and spaghetti dinner to benefit local students will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at New Covenant Christian Church, 165 Miracle Way, Winchester. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for ages 6 to 12, and 5 and under free. Call 540-409-6051.


Pancake Day

Greenwood Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company will have an pancake day from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Advance tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Tickets at the door are $7 and $4.

Advance tickets are available at the Country Store, Harvest Moon, Vitamins Plus, Auto Tech Service Center, and Greenwood Grocery.

Contact 540-662-6996 or 540-667-5813.

Arts Chorale  of Winchester

Arts Chorale of Winchester will perform its spring concert, “Mass Appeal,” at 4 p.m. Sunday at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 28 W. Boscawen St. Admission is $10.


Acting workshop

Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, will have an acting workshop for children with Sarah Douglas. The classes are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 5-8 and 2 to 5 p.m. for ages 9-12. The cost is $45.

Contact 917-204-6059 or

World of Piano

The World of Piano will feature Susan Starr at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Armstrong Concert Hall at Shenandoah University. Pre-concert lecture will be held at 2 p.m.

Call 540-665-4569 or visit


Aberdeen Green

The duo Aberdeen Green will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Call 540-955-2004 or go to

Trip to the trilliums

Foundation of the State Arboretum at Blandy Experimental Farm will sponsor a trip to see the trilliums of the Thompson Wildlife Management Area from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Cost is $8 for members and $10 for others. Reservations required. Call 540-837-1758, ext. 0.


Widows and widowers luncheon

A Dutch-treat luncheon for widows and widowers will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Butcher Block in Stephens City. Call 540-667-1751.

JHHS Class of 1962

The John Handley High School Class of 1962 will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Venice restaurant in Winchester.


Teen dance

A teen dance will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight May 3 and an adult dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. May 4 at the Elks Lodge, 414 N. Kent St., Winchester.

DJ Phil Robinson of See Note Entertainment will provide music.

Cost is $8 for teen dance and $10 for the adult dance.

Library closing

Handley Regional Library will close May 3 and 4 during the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. Contact Trish Ridgeway at 540 662-9041, ext 14, or

Parade festival seats

The Optimist Club of Winchester will have chairs for rent on west Cork Street during the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival parades, May 3 and 4. Call 540-667-1254.

Relay for Life team at Braddock Street United Methodist Church will sell seats for both 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.