Community bulletin board — calendar of events

Posted: September 26, 2013



Spirit night

Spirit night will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Sweet Frog, 2029 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester.

Ten percent of sales will benefit South End Fire Company in Winchester.

Dueling Drafts  for Breast Cancer

Union Jack Pub and Restaurant, 101 N. Loudoun St., will have a Dueling Drafts for Breast Cancer event at 6:30 p.m. today. The cost is $75 and includes dinner and samples of nine beers. Purchase tickets in the restaurant or by calling 540-722-2055.

Deaf Awareness Week

Deaf Awareness Week activities will continue through Friday. A Deaf Coffee Chat will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Starbucks inside the Target, 191 Market St. at Rutherford Crossing.

An adult rubber-stamping event will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the Access Independence office, 324 Hope Drive, to make cards for military personnel serving overseas. Both events are free and open to the public.

Contact Donna Day at 540-931-9124 or

Watermelon Park Fest

Watermelon Park Fest begins today and runs through Saturday at 3322 Lockes Mill Road near Berryville. It features three days of performances, dancing, camping, children’s activities, workshops, competitions, and jam sessions.

Weekend tickets are $80, including camping through Saturday. Day pass tickets, which include free tent camping and free lot parking on day of admission, are $60 Friday and $65 Saturday. Children under 12 are admitted free.

For more information, contact 540-955-1621 or go to

Tri-State Antique  Truck Show

The Tri-State Antique Truck Show will be held from dusk to dawn today through Saturday at the Frederick County Fairgrounds, 155 Fairground Road, Clear Brook. Tickets are $2 or free for children under 12.


Farm to Table Dinner

A “Farm to Table Dinner” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the George Washington Hotel, 103 E. Piccadilly St., as part of Winchester’s Main Street Agriculture. The cost is $60 per person and includes a five-course meal and cash bar. To reserve tickets, call the hotel at 540-678-4700.

Murder Mystery Tour

The Rouss City Hall Murder Mystery Tour will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday 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 can be purchased at the Winchester-Frederick County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Road, or by calling 540-542-1326.


Comedy Night

Bright Box Theater, 15 N. Loudoun St., will have an early and late show Comedy Night with Phil Hogan and Marcus Brown Saturday. The early show is at 7:30 p.m. and the late show at 10 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

Contact 540-665-2878 or go to

Main Street Agriculture

Winchester’s Main Street Agriculture will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the Loudoun Street Mall.

Activities include fresh produce, live animals, entertainment, children’s activities, educational displays, and demonstrations. It is free and open to the public.

Contact Kitty Hockman-Nicholas at 540-323-1472 or ladyfarmer51442@gmail.comor go to

Mod and the Rockers

Mod and the Rockers will perform at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Best Western Lee-Jackson, 711 Millwood Ave. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance at the Snow White Grill, 159 N. Loudoun St., or the office of Best Western. Proceeds benefit the Handley Judges Athletic Association’s Larry Nelson Equipment Fund.

For more information contact Bill Hall at 540-533-7710.

Museum Day Live

Nine area museums will participate in the Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live by offering free admission. To receive free admission for two people, print out passes from

The site also contains hours of operation for participating area museums, details about special exhibitions, and a complete listing of the more than 1,400 museums and cultural institutions participating.

Book signings

The Winchester Book Gallery, 185 N. Loudoun St., will have book signings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for R. Patrick Murphy’s “The French and Indian War in Shenandoah County, Life on the Inner Frontier, 1752-1766” and from 2 to 4 p.m. for Carol A. Cole’s “The Penguin Lady.”

For more information, contact 540-667-3444.

Golden Seal  Charity Challenge

The Youth Development Center’s Golden Seal Charity Challenge will be held Saturday in Winchester. Teams of five will compete in seven challenges. Proceeds benefit the Youth Development Center.

For more information, contact 540-662-4564 or go to

Shenandoah Valley  Fiber Festival

The Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds, 890 W. Main St., Berryville. Admission is $5 for ages 12 and over.

For more information, go to

Earning for Learning

A percentage of sales Saturday will be donated to the Old Court House Civil War Museum, Handley Regional Library, and the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum by participating merchants in downtown Winchester.

Motorcycle show  and ride

Team Scrub is hosting a motorcycle show and ride to benefit Relay for Life Saturday at Grove’s Winchester Harley-Davidson, 140 Independence Road. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Cost is $10 to enter the show or free if paying to ride, which costs $20 for single and $30 for double riders.

Smokey Wilson concert, country dinner

Refuge United Methodist Church, 717 Refuge Church Road, Stephens City, will have a country dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. and a Smokey Wilson concert at 6 p.m. Saturday.

A freewill offering will be taken at both events. Contact 540-869-6723.

Memberfest  Garden Party

The French and Indian War Foundation of Winchester will have a Memberfest Garden Party from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 529 Jefferson St., Winchester.

It will include cocktails, appetizers, a live French and British duel, and a book signing by Norman Baker.

Cost is $30 to new and renewing members and free to paid members.

Contact 540-665-2046.

Ultimate Wonka Party

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 181 Kernstown Commons Blvd., will have a screening of the 1971 film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” at 7 p.m. Saturday. Original cast members Paris Themmen (Mike TeeVee) and Julie Dawn Cole (Veruca Salt) will attend for a live Q&A. Cost is $27.

For more information, go to

Rubbermaid sale

The United Way Rubbermaid Commercial Product Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Belk parking lot at Apple Blossom Mall to benefit the United Way NSV-Campaign 2013.

Contact 540-536-1610 or

5K race

A 5K race to benefit ZERO, an organization dedicated to wiping out prostate cancer, will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at Chet Hobert Park in Berryville.

Registration is from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. Friday at the race site or 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. before the race. Cost is $15.

Kids race at 9 a.m. is for 10 and under. Cost is $5. Registration available at same time as main race.

Spaghetti dinner and basket auction

Boyce United Methodist Church will have a spaghetti dinner and basket auction from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Boyce Fire Hall.

Freewill offering will benefit the church’s ministries.

Country breakfast

The Women’s Missionary Union will sponsor a country breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenway Spirit and Word Fellowship Church, 1275 Tasker Road, Stephens City.

Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children 5 and under.

Pancake, sausage breakfast

The Middletown Volunteer Fire and Rescue Auxiliary will have a pancake and sausage breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at Middletown Fire Hall, 7855 Main St.

Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Takeouts available.

Shenandoah Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Shenandoah Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at The Willows at Meadow Branch, 1881 Harvest Drive, Winchester.

Contact Abigail Reinecker at 703-359-4440 or

Yart sale

A yart sale of art, books, jewelry, and other items will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Winchester Little Theatre, 315 W. Boscawen St., Winchester, to benefit the theater and the Shenandoah Arts Council.


United We Stand Tour

The United We Stand Tour, featuring national Christian recording artists, will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Patsy Cline Theatre at Handley High School, 425 Handley Blvd.

Tickets are $15 for the balcony and $20 for the main level. To purchase tickets, go to

Omps reunion

John W. and Teenie Omps reunion will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Reynolds Store Fire Hall.

Bring a covered dish to share and items for the auction.

Lupton reunion

Lupton reunion will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Round Hill Fire Hall.

Bring a picnic lunch and old photos to share.

Contact Willmarie Franklin at 540-869-6576.

World of Piano

Shenandoah Conservatory’s World of the Piano Series begins with a concert by John O’Conor at 3 p.m. Sunday in Armstrong Concert Hall with a pre-concert lecture at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $10 for students, children, and military. Go to

Wine tasting

A wine tasting to benefit The Laurel Center Capital Campaign will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Barrel Oak Winery, 3623 Grove Lane, Delaplane.


Harvest Tea

Godfrey Miller Historic Home and Fellowship Center, 28 S. Loudoun St., will have “A Harvest Tea” at 11:30 a.m. Monday with music by harpist Allen Dee. Cost is $10 per person. Reserve a space at 540-667-5869.


Open Mic and  Poetry Slam

Bright Box Theater, 15 N. Loudoun St., will have an Open Mic and Poetry Slam 7 p.m. Tuesday. Sign-ups are at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Contact 540-665-2878 or go to

Yoga classes

The Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, will offer six-week yoga classes for children and adults starting Tuesday. Yoga Yah Yahs will be held at 4:15 p.m. Tuesdays until Nov. 5 for boys and girls ages 5 to 11. Cost is $42.

Yin Yoga with Turi Turkel will be at 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 5 for adults. Cost is $84.

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


Widows, widowers luncheon

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

Mindfulness Meditation

An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Blandy Experimental Farm library in Clarke County.

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

Garden sculpture  maintenance presentation

Behind the Scenes: Garden Sculpture Maintenance will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.

MSV registrar/collections manager Janie Carscallen will discuss the process of examining and cleaning garden sculpture.

Cost is $20 for members and $25 for others. Registration required by Monday. Contact 540-662-1473, ext. 226, or


Lunch and Learn lecture

Preservation of Historic Winchester will continue its fall Lunch and Learn series with “How to Green Your Historic Preservation Project” by Chuck Swartz of Reader and Swartz Architects at noon Oct. 3 at the Lewis-Jones Knitting Mill, 126 N. Kent St. Admission is free.

Participants may bring their own lunch or reserve a box lunch catered by Panera Bread for $10 by 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at

Contact 540-667-3577 or or go to

‘Once Upon A Fairytale’

“Once Upon A Fairytale” for ages 2 through elementary school will be presented at 2 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Handley Library Children’s Room.

More about the fairytale than just the story will be presented with readings, role playing, arts and crafts, and songs, as well as information about the author, illustrator, and origin of the story.

This is the first in a series of events. This month’s fairytale is “Little Red Riding Hood.”

Strolling Bridal Show

The Strolling Bridal Show will be held Oct. 6 with events on the Loudoun Street Mall and at the George Washington Hotel. Registration for the all-day event is $10 in advance and $15 on the day. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 6 at the Old Court House Civil War Museum, 20 N. Loudoun St.

For more information, contact 540-268-0544 or go to


Showhouse, Gardens

The Winchester Showhouse and Gardens 2013 continues through Sunday at Long Green in Frederick County.

Admission is $20 to benefit Blue Ridge Hospice. For more information, go to

1 lb. Gallery

The 1 lb. Gallery, 29 N. Loudoun St., will continue “I Know What You Did Last Summer” through Saturday. Admission is free and open to the public.

Contact 540-686-7316 or or go to

“Becoming Patsy Cline”

“Becoming Patsy Cline,” an exhibit featuring the legendary country singer, continues 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 Saturday.

The event is free and open to the public.

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