Community bulletin board — calendar of events

Posted: June 27, 2013



United Way benefit

Carmike Cinemas will have a special gala grand opening for Apple Blossom 12 in Winchester at 7 p.m. today. The event includes $2 tickets, small popcorn, and small drinks.

Proceeds benefit the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley.

Visit for times and to purchase tickets.

Blandy program

EcoHistory of the Shenandoah River Valley will be presented by Hayden Mathews from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today at Blandy Experimental Farm Library in Clarke County.

Cost is $8 for members, $10 nonmembers, and $20 for families. Call 540-837-1758, ext. 224.

Outdoor movie

Winchester Parks and Rec will show “Madagascar 3” at dusk today on the lawn of the Old Court House Civil War Museum in Winchester.

Admission is free and open to the public. Bring a chair.


Belly dancing show

The Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, will have a performance of “Come with me to the Cas-Barn,” a belly dancing show, at 8 p.m. Friday.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and includes a sample plate of Middle Eastern food. Children 13 and under are free, but may purchase a $5 plate.

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

Book signing

Author William Connery will have a book signing for his new book, “Mosby’s Raids in Civil War Northern Virginia,” from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Winchester Book Gallery, 85 N. Loudoun St. The book is $19.99.

For more information, contact the bookstore at 540-667-3444 or go to

History at Sunset Program

Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park will have a History at Sunset Program at 7 p.m. Friday about “In the Path of War: The Historic Daniel Stickley Farm at Cedar Creek.”

Ranger Jonathan Steplyk will conduct the program that will allow public access for the first time and explore its history, from early settlement of the Valley through the Battle of Cedar Creek.

Meet at the parking lot of the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation, 8437 Valley Pike, Middletown, and carpool to the site.

The program is free and lasts about 60 to 90 minutes. Call 540-869-3051.

Tai Chi Chuan seminars

Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Seminars will be held Friday through Tuesay at the Hampton Inn North/Convention Center and the Shenandoah Taijiquan Center.

It is a study of Tai Chi Chuan as an exercise art and a martial art, Tai Chi Saber, and interactive skills called “Push Hands.”

Call 540-662-3973, 540-667-759 or 540-247-2283 for more information.

Music in the Park

Berryville Main Street will present Music in the Park, featuring “M.T. Pockets and Loose Change Pickers,” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday in Rose Hill Park, Berryville. Contact 540-955-4001.

Bluemont concert

The Bluemont Concert Series begins with a performance by Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer at 7:30 p.m. Friday on the lawn of the Old Court House Civil War Museum on the Loudoun Street Mall.

Admission is $5 per person, $4 for Bluemont Friends and seniors, and $2 for children under 12.

In case of bad weather, the concert will be moved indoors to First Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Loudoun St., Winchester.

Contact the Bluemont office at 540-955-8186 or visit


NAACP barbecue, membership drive

The Winchester chapter of NAACP 7127 will have a barbecue and membership drive from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the POW/MIA pavilion in Jim Barnett Park, Winchester.

It is free and open to the public. Call 540-327-1104.

Comedy Night

Bright Box Theatre at 15 N. Loudoun St., will have a Comedy Night featuring Scott Bruce and Mike Stankiewicz at 8 p.m. Saturday.

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

Contact 540-665-2878 or go to

Tails in My Beer Blast

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Winchester-Frederick County will have its Tails in My Beer Blast fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Grove’s Winchester Harley-Davidson, 140 Independence Drive. Admission is $5 and children under 5 are free.

Jake and the Burtones

The Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, will have a CD release party for Jake and the Burtones at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

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

The Fabulous Hubcaps

The Fabulous Hubcaps will perform from 8 to 11:30 p.m. at Winchester Moose Family Center, 215 E. Cork St. Tickets are $15. Proceeds benefit the center.

Contact 540-667-8284.

Artist trunk show

Handworks Gallery in Winchester will hold its first local artist trunk show with painter and potter Neena Jhaveri from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the gallery, 150 N Loudoun St.

Light refreshments will be served. Call 540-662-3927.

Rubbermaid sale

The United Way Rubbermaid Commercial Product Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday on the Belk parking lot at Apple Blossom Mall.

This sale benefits Heritage Child Development Center.

Contact 540-536-1610 or


Music and comedy fundraiser

A fundraiser for Shonta Dunlap will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Del Rio Mexican Restaurant in Stephens City.

Events include a guest appearance by Eric Buarque, who doubles for Bruce Willis, music by Jesse Dunlap, Heartstringz, and others, and comedy by Big Doug Scott and Justin Kincaid. Admission by donation.

McCauley reunion

The McCauley reunion will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Eagles Club Shelter, 700 Baker Lane, Winchester.

Bring meal to share and a gift for the auction. Contact 540-662-8767.

Short stories reading

The Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, will have a reading of short stories with John Rolfe Gardiner at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, call 540-955-2004 or go to

Meet the Farmer

A Meet the Farmer Barbecue Dinner will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Historic Long Branch, 830 Long Branch Lane. Advance tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children under 12, and free for children under 3. At the gate, adults are $30.

Register by calling Alex McKay at 540-316-9978 or or go to


‘Angel’s Perch’

A benefit screening of “Angel’s Perch” will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 181 Kernstown Commons Blvd.

Tickets are $9.50 for adult, $7 for military, seniors and students, and $6 for children. Tickets can be purchased at

Proceeds benefit Wayside Theatre in Middletown.


Poetry Slam

Bright Box Theatre at 15 N. Loudoun St., will have a free Open Mic and Poetry Slam at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Contact 540-665-2878 or go to


‘The Ghost Writer’

Magic Lantern Theater will show “The Ghost Writer” (PG-13, 128 minutes) at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bright Box Theatre, 15 N. Loudoun St.

Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for Magic Lantern Theater members. Call 540-678-0963.

Widows, widowers luncheon

A Dutch-treat luncheon for widows and widowers will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Red Lobster in Winchester. Call 540-667-1751.

Free baseball game

Frederick County Fire and Rescue will have free admission at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Winchester Royals-Waynesboro Generals baseball game at Bridgeforth Field in Jim Barnett Park, Winchester.

Some fire equipment will be on display.

The national anthem will be sung by Jessi Bennington.

Call 540-722-8358 or visit

Brown Bags with Books

Brown Bags with Books at Clarke County Library has selected “Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm” by Forrest Pritchard for Wednesday’s event.

This book discussion program meets at noon the first Wednesday at Barns of Rose Hill.

Contact Laurine Kennedy at 540-955-5144, or


The Mantras

Bright Box Theatre at 15 N. Loudoun St., will have a performance by The Mantras with Galaxy Dynamite at 8 p.m. July 6. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.

Contact 540-665-2878 or go to

Chelsea McBee

The Winchester Book Gallery, 185 N. Loudoun St., will have a performance by Chelsea McBee and the Random Assortment from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 5. Admission is free and open to the public. Contact 540-667-3444.

Basketball clinic

A free basketball clinic will be held July 12 and 13 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2774 Northwestern Pike, Winchester.

Call 540-667-8924 to register by July 10.

Wayside production

The farce “Boeing Boeing” opens July 13 at Wayside Theatre in Middletown and will continue through Aug. 11. Call 540-869-1776.

Veterans breakfast

Veterans monthly breakfast meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. July 6 at Golden Corral Family Steak House, 120 Costello Drive, Winchester.

Cost is $7. Call Jim Alexander at 540-539-0934.

Interstate truck & tractor pull

Interstate truck & tractor pull will be held at 6:30 p.m. July 5 at the Ruritan Fairgrounds, 890 W. Main St., Berryville.

Cost is $10 for adults and free for 12 and under. It is sponsored by the Clarke County Young Farmers. Contact 540-303-3336 or

July Fourth picnic

Bethel United Methodist Church will hold its annual Fourth of July picnic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 4 at the church picnic grounds at the intersection of Spring Gap Road and Bethel Road.

Food will be sold; there will be an auction from 1 to 1:30 p.m., free giveaways every 30 minutes, and a petting zoo. Call 304-492-5773.

Lecture series

A Summer Historic Lecture Series, benefiting the Godfrey Miller Historic Home and Fellowship Center, will be held in the Woltz Pavilion at 28 S. Loudoun St. in Winchester.

Robert R. Meadows will present “The Role of Women in the Civil War” 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 lecture or $25 for the series. Call 540-667-5869.


SSMT’s ‘Chicago’

Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre’s second production of the 2013 season, “Chicago,” will continue through July 7 in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre in Winchester.

Call 540-665-4545 or visit

WLT for Kids

The WLT for Kids production of “Cinderella” will continue through Saturday at the Winchester Little Theatre, 315 W. Boscawen St.

Tickets cost $10. Call 540-662-3331.

Wayside production

The musical “Church Basement Ladies” will continue through Sunday at the Wayside Theatre in Middletown. Call 540-869-1776.

‘Blandy at the Barns’

“Blandy at the Barns” runs through Saturday in the Barns of Rose Hill at 95 Chalmers Court in Berryville.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Contact 540-955-2004 or visit

Moveable Feasts

“Moveable Feasts: Entertaining at Glen Burnie” exhibit continues into 2014 at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St. Call 540-662-1473, ext. 235, or visit

Quilt exhibit

An exhibit of quilts made or owned by the Evening Stars Quilting Club is on display through July 10 in the Virginia National Bank at 186 N. Loudoun St. in Winchester.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during bank hours.

Contact 540-533-3675.

Mill grinding

The Burwell-Morgan Mill will grind grain from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays through November.

Corn, grits, rye, buckwheat, nine-grain and whole wheat flour will be available.

Visit or call 540-955-2600.