Community bulletin board — calendar of events

Posted: June 13, 2013



“Bring Butterflies  and Birds”

“Bring Butterflies and Birds: Invest in Your Garden to Save Money, Time and Energy,” will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the library of Boyce Elementary School.

The event is free and open to the public.

Contact Gem Bingol at 703-431-6941 or to sign up.

Fabulous Fashion Finds

Quota Club’s Fabulous Fashion Finds will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley at 901 Amherst St. in Winchester.

Tickets cost $12 and can be purchased in advance at Daily Grind at 621 W. Jubal Early Drive in Winchester, or by contacting Estelle Sanzenbacher at 410-596-5931.

For more information, visit

Film showing

“Rust and Bone” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. today in the Barns at Rose Hill at 95 Chalmers St. in Berryville.

The film (122 minutes) is rated R; it is in French with English subtitles.

Admission costs $5. Contact or 540-678-0963.

Yard sale

A yard sale will be held (rain or shine) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m today and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Relief United Methodist Church Shelter at 5275 Middle Road west of Stephens City.

American Legion

American Legion Post 21 will meet at 7 p.m. today in the post home at 1730 Berryville Pike (Va. 7).

Prospective members may attend; they should bring a copy of DD Form 214, or an active/reserve identification card.

Call 540-662-9501.


Rummage sale

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church’s Parish Organization of Women will hold its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in Muldowney Hall at 120 Keating Drive in Winchester.

Contact 540-667-8921.

Gardens at Night

Gardens at Night will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester.

Music by Bruce Ewan will begin at 7 p.m.

The harmonica master, accompanied by guitarist Steve “Baby Jake” Jacobs, will perform original music, classics and blues.

The evening will include gallery tours, wine from Bogati Bodega & Vineyard (sold by the bottle/glass), and dinner sold by Bill’s Backyard BBQ and River House Pizza.

Activities for children will be available. Spectators should bring chairs.

The event is free to members and children 12 and under; for all others, $10.

Flag retirement ceremony

The Fort Loudoun Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will conduct an American flag retirement ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday at Shawnee Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company at 2210 Valor Drive in Winchester.

Flags can be dropped off at the fire station through Friday.

Contact 540-955-4618 or

Relay for Life

The Winchester-Frederick County Relay for Life will be held from 6:30 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday at James Wood High School.

Contact the American Cancer Society office at 540-667-2315.

A Community Food Drive will be held during the event. Guests and participants may bring a nonperishable food item to donate to a local charity.

Call Mike Hummer  at 540-577-9016 or visit

NO BS Brass Band

The Barns of Rose Hill at 95 Chalmers Court in Berryville will present a performance by the NO BS Brass Band at 8 p.m. Friday.

Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

For more information, contact 540-955-2004 or visit

Ladies Night:  Male Revue

The AIDS Response Effort will present its Ladies’ Night Male Revue Benefit on Friday in the Best Western, Lee-Jackson at 711 Millwood Ave. in Winchester.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. for advance sales ticket holders; general admission will begin at 7 p.m. The show will be held from 8 to 10 p.m.

Women 18 or older with valid identification may attend. General admission tickets are available online in advance or at the door for $25.


Shenandoah  Riverside Festival

The Shenandoah Riverside Festival, featuring a variety of bluegrass and other music, will be held from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday and noon to 11:30 p.m. Saturday in Watermelon Park at 3322 Lockes Mill Road near Berryville.

Tickets, available at the gate, cost $55 for the weekend and $35 for one day; children 10 and under are admitted free.

Tent camping at the park is free, but a $25 water/electricity fee (for the weekend) is charged for recreational vehicles.

Contact 540-335-8144 or visit

Friday Night Live

Friday Night Live, featuring a variety of music and other performances, will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday in downtown Winchester.

Tickets cost $15 at the gate of the Hable and Cork Street parking lots. Additional performers will appear on the Loudoun Street Mall.

Contact 540-722-8700 or visit


Street Sweep

The North End Neighborhood Watch will hold a Street Sweep at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Volunteers should meet at Highland Presbyterian Church, where they will be divided into small groups and given an area to clean.

A cookout with hamburgers and hot dogs for the volunteers will be held after the sweep.

Community groups and organizations are welcome to take part. Contact Vivian Walker at 540-313-4753.

Yard sale

The American Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary of Post 21 at 1731 Berryville Pike (Va. 7) will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

To rent a table, call 540-662-7157 or 540-667-7260.

Flea market, craft sale

A flea market and craft sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the North Mountain Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company.

Food concessions will be available from the fire company auxiliary. Proceeds will benefit the company and the and Back Creek Ruritan Club.

Call Donna at 540-877-2120 or 703-819-5903.

World Wide Knit  in Public Day

Never Enough Yarn will hold World Wide Knit in Public Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the store at 393 Millwood Ave. in Winchester.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Call 540-665-1800 or email neverenoughyarn@verizon.netor — or visit neverenough

Roll Your Own

Access Independence Inc. will hold its 12th annual Roll Your Own from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Millwood Fire and Rescue Special Event Center at 252 Costello Drive east of Winchester.

The event is free and open to the public, and will be held rain or shine.

Contact Diane Starkey  at 540-662-4452, ext. 109,  or

Fishing rodeo

The Winchester Parks and Recreation Department will hold a Family Day Fishing Rodeo from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday in Jim Barnett Park.

The event, for ages 4 and older, costs $5 per person.

Mama to Mama Sale

The Gore Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company will hold a Mama to Mama Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the fire hall.

The sale will include baby, child and maternity items.

Tables can be rented for $10. Call Donna at 540-313-5289.

Firefly Festival

The Firefly Festival will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Blandy Experimental Farm library and grounds near Boyce.

The cost is $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers, and $20 for family. Visit for reservations.

Fishing event

Jake’s Bait & Tackle will hold a fishing event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 368 Welltown Road north of Winchester, with fishing guides, vendors and experts.

Outdoor writer Bruce Ingram will present a free smallmouth bass fishing seminar from 1 to 1:30 p.m.

Yard party

The Clear Brook Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company at 1256 Brucetown Road will hold its annual yard party on Saturday.

Chicken and country ham dinners will be served from 4 to 6:30 p.m. An auction will begin at 6:30.

Contact Becky or Tommy Price at 540-667-6229.

Jeans and Tonics

The Shenandoah Arts Council’s Jeans and Tonics fundraiser will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the gallery at 811 S. Loudoun St. in Winchester.

Admission costs $40 per person, $75 for a couple and $30 for SAC member artists.

Contact 540-667-5166 or visit

Civil War Ball

The 150th Commemorative Ball of the Second Battle of Winchester will be held from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday in First Presbyterian Church at 116 S. Loudoun St. in Winchester.

Tickets cost $30 per person or $55 per couple.

Contact 540-542-1145 or


John E. Fletcher will hold a book-signing for “The True Story of Tom Dooley” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Winchester Book Gallery at 85 N. Loudoun St.

Contact 540-667-3444.

Annual meeting, awards

Preservation of Historic Winchester will present awards after its 49th annual business meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hexagon House at 530 Amherst St.

Light refreshments, a house tour and a croquet tournament will follow.

The event is free and open to the public. Contact 540-667-3577 or visit


Father’s Day brunch

The Barns of Rose Hill at 95 Chalmers Court in Berryville will present a Father’s Day classical piano brunch at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets cost $30 for adults, $10 for children 6 to 13 and are free for those 5 and under.

Contact 540-955-2004 or visit


The Defibulators

The Barns of Rose Hill at 95 Chalmers Court in Berryville will present a performance by The Defibulators at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Tickets cost $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

Contact 540-955-2004 or visit

Yard/bake sales,  car wash,

The Kids and Cops Camp Community Service Day, with yard and bake sales and a car wash, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday on the parking lot of Molden Real Estate on Valley Avenue behind Ward Plaza.

Proceeds will benefit the Robert Shickle Memorial Scholarship Fund. Donations will be accepted.


Historic lectures

Summer Historic Lecture Series, benefiting the Godfrey Miller Historic Home and Fellowship Center, will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays in July at the Woltz Pavilion at 28 S. Loudoun St. in Winchester.

Robert R. Meadows will present “The Role of Women in the Civil War” on July 11; “Granny and King of Spades Robert E. Lee,” July 18; and “God in the Union and Confederate Armies,” July 25.

The cost is $10 for each or $25 for the series. Call 540-667-5869.

Outdoor movies

The Winchester Parks and Recreation Department will present a free outdoor movie series, with eight films, this summer.

The first, “Mirror Mirror,” will be shown at dusk on June 20 on the lawn of the Old Court House Civil War Museum on the Loudoun Street Mall.

The movies are free and open to the public. Viewers should bring chairs.


Summer musical

Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre’s “Les Miserables” will continue through June 23 in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre on the campus of Shenandoah University in Winchester.

Call 540-665-4569.

Wayside production

The musical “Church Basement Ladies” will continue through June 30 at the Wayside Theatre in Middletown.

Call 540-869-1776.