Community bulletin board — calendar of events

Posted: September 19, 2013



Third Battle of Winchester

Today is the 149th anniversary of the Third Battle of Winchester, which took place Sept. 19, 1864. There are no organized events, but a 2-mile trail with self-guided interpretive markers is open from dawn to dusk. Enter the trail by the Redbud Road parking lot.

Senior bake sale

A senior bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the Active Living Center in the War Memorial Building at Jim Barnett Park, Winchester. Call 540-662-5433.


Trout release

The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum will release 75 to 100 tank-raised brook trout at 4 p.m. Friday at Redbun Run as part of its participation in the Trout in the Classroom program. People can adopt a fish for $10 with proceeds going to the museum.

For more information, contact Daryl Bell at 540-722-2020 or

Farm to table dinner

Help with Housing Inc. will have “A Farm to Table Dinner Under the Stars” at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mackintosh Fruit Farm, 1608 Russell Road, Berryville. Cost of the four-course dinner is $50 per person.

To purchase tickets, call 540-955-1706 or go to

The Hackensaw Boys

Bright Box Theater, 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester, will have a performance by The Hackensaw Boys with Gallows Bound at 8 p.m. Friday.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Contact 540-665-2878 or go to

Yard sale

Parents of Apple Country Head Start will have a yard sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at 444 Shady Elm Road, Winchester, to benefit the program.

Reserve a space for two days, $25, or one day, $15. Call 540-398-0309.

United Way online auction

Q102 and Clear Channel Communication will hold an online auction to benefit the United Way from Friday to Wednesday.

The auction items will be posted on Click on UW auction.

Art show

Sanaa Gallery, 157 N. Loudoun St., Winchester, will have a show of Fay Dutton’s artwork beginning Friday through the rest of the month.

Sanaa is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday.


Apple Harvest Arts and Crafts Festival

Rotary’s 39th annual Apple Harvest Arts and Crafts Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Jim Barnett Park.

Admission is $5 for ages 14 to 64. $4 for 65 and over, $3 for ages 6 to 13, and free for 6 and younger. Admission is free for everyone after 3 p.m. both days.

For more information go to

Pig Roast and Community Day

Redland United Methodist Church will have its 16th annual Pig Roast and Community Day Saturday at the church, 6540 North Frederick Pike.

A yard sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., a children’s play area from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., live music by the Redland Praise Team and Danny McFarland from 3:30 to 6 p.m., and a live auction at 6:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be available.

For more information, go to

Earlybird Stringband

The Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, will present a concert by Earlybird Stringband at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Contact 540-955-2004 or go to

Special Olympics  Cash Party

The Area 13 Special Olympics Cash Party will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Greenwood Fire Hall and Events Center, 809 Greenwood Road, Winchester.

Tickets are $30. Contact 804-218-0831 or or go to

Celebración  of Winchester

Celebración of Winchester will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Loudoun Street Mall. It will include music, dancing, arts and crafts, food, and Hispanic beer and wine. Admission is free and open to the public. Contact 703-314-8870 or 800-708-6448 or go to

Class of 1964 picnic

The James Wood High School Class of 1964 will have a picnic at 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, contact Bonnie Wilfong at 540-667-3287.

Book signing

The Winchester Book Gallery, 185 N. Loudoun St., will have a book signing for Caren J. Werlinger’s “Neither Present Time” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The book is $15. Contact 540-667-3444.

Yard sale

The third annual community yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the Kendall Community Campus Green Space, 329 N. Cameron St., Winchester.

Many of the Our Health partners will sell items to raise money for the nonprofits. Contributions of items welcome.

To set up a booth or for more information, contact 540-536-1600 or

Shrimp Feast

Lord Fairfax Community College will have its Shrimp Feast fundraiser from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Middletown campus.

Food will be catered by Bonnie Blue, and bluegrass music presented by Bud’s Collective.

Call 540-868-4089 or go to Proceeds benefit the LFCC Foundation, which raises money for scholarships and other programs for the college.

Patsy Cline program

“Patsy Cline’s Search for a Hit Sound” will be presented at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.

Nashville author, country music authority, and Patsy Cline expert Paul Kingsbury will present the illustrated lecture. A book signing will follow the event.

Cost is $20 for members and $25 for others (includes MSV gallery admission). Purchase tickets online at, at the Visitor Information Desk in the MSV, or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 226.


Brucetown United Methodist Church, 2161 Brucetown Road, Clear Brook, will have a freewill offering breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call 540-667-7134.

Book drop-off

Friends of Handley Regional Library will have a book drop-off from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Bowman and Handley libraries.

Books, DVDs, CDs and electronic games will be accepted at Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Road, Stephens City, or at Handley Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester.

These donations will be part of the fall 2013 used book sale Oct. 8-12 at Bowman Library. Proceeds benefit Handley Regional Library.


‘Race to Nowhere’ showing

The Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, will partner with iMPACT for a showing of the documentary “Race to Nowhere” and a discussion with a panel of educators at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $10. Contact 540-955-2004 or go to

5K for Chelsea's Epilepsy SUDEP Awareness

The second annual 5K for Chelsea’s Epilepsy SUDEP Awareness will be held on Sunday at the Blandy Farm, Peatwood Shelter, 400 Blarney Farm Lane, Boyce.

Online registration is available at chelseaswalk.organd registration at the site at 7:30 a.m.

The 5K run starts at 9 a.m. and the walk will begin at 9:15 a.m. Awards and refreshments will be served starting at 10:30 a.m.



Guided Walking Meditation

Guided Walking Meditation by Shell Fischer, insight meditation instructor, will be presented from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Blandy Experimental Farm library.

Cost is $8 for FOSA members and $10 for others. Reservations are required. Call 540-837-1758, ext. 224.

Reading Garden opens

The Mike Foreman Rotary Reading Garden at Handley Library in Winchester will officially open at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday with a celebration that includes giant games of chess and checkers, refreshments and general remarks.

One of the features of the garden is a large chess and checkerboard with one-foot squares.

During the celebration, there will be chess and checker games. The library has large-scale chess and checker pieces that individuals will be able to check out and use when the library is open.


Murder Mystery Tour

The Rouss City Hall Murder Mystery Tour will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 27 and 28 and 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 28 at city hall, 15 N. Cameron St.

Advance tickets are $12 for the evening tours and $8 for the matinee. At the gate, tickets are $15 and $10.

Advance tickets may be purchased at the Winchester-Frederick County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Road, or by calling 540-542-1326.

JHHS Class  of 1983 reunion

The John Handley High School Class of 1983 will celebrate its 30th reunion Nov. 8 and 9.

Cost for reunion party is $40 per person or $75 a couple. Those who have not received any information about the reunion events and/or to RSVP by Oct.19, contact Jae Barnett Hinson at

JWHS Class  of 1983 reunion

James Wood High School class of 1983 will have its 30th reunion from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Winchester Country Club.

Tickets are $40. People wishing to come after dinner at 8 p.m. will be admitted for $10.

Reservations due by Oct. 6. Contact

Brewers Unite

Union Jack Pub & Restaurant, 101 N. Loudoun St., Winchester, will have a Brewers Unite event to benefit breast cancer with dueling drafts and a beer dinner at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Cost is $75. Proceeds go to The Shenandoah Angel Fund.

Contact 540-722-2055.


1 lb. Gallery

The 1lb. Gallery, 29 N. Loudoun St., will continue “I Know What You Did Last Summer” through Sept. 28. Admission is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday or by appointment.

Contact 540-686-7316 or or go to

“Becoming Patsy Cline”

“Becoming Patsy Cline,” an exhibit featuring the legendary country singer, continues through Feb. 2 at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester.

Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and youths 13 to 18, and free for members and children 12 and under.

Call 540-662-1473, ext. 235, or visit

Membership show

The Shenandoah Arts Council, 811 S. Loudoun St., Winchester, will continue its annual fall membership show through Sept. 28.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact 540-667-5166 or visit

“Wide Open Spaces”

Duvall Designs Gallery at 2053 Millwood Road in Millwood is presenting the exhibit “Wide Open Spaces,” featuring painter Donna Clark.

Contact 540-336-9631 or or or visit

“Almost, Maine”

Winchester Little Theatre’s production of “Almost, Maine” continues at the theater, 315 W. Boscawen St.

For more information, call the box office at 540-662-3331 or visit