Community bulletin board — calendar of events

Posted: October 17, 2013




“Grease” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Handley High School’s Patsy Cline Theatre. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for students with I.D.

For more information, call 540-662-3471, ext. 45142.

Gardening  with Thomas Jefferson

“Gardening with Thomas Jefferson” will be presented from 2 to 4 p.m. today in the Blandy Experimental Farm library.

Pat Brodowski, Monticello vegetable gardener, will provide the program on vegetables and the varieties Thomas Jefferson grew in his garden, techniques used, and how vegetables are grown at Monticello today.

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

Tim Reynolds and TR3

Tim Reynolds and TR3 will perform at 8 p.m. today at the Bright Box in Winchester. Tickets are $10. Call 540-665-2878.


OctoBeer Fest

OctoBeer Fest will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and noon to 8 p.m. Saturday in a gated area stretching between the lawn of the Old Court House Civil War Museum and the Feltner parking lot. General admission is $5 per day and 12 and under free with an adult.

For more information, contact 540-722-8700 or go to

Bach-Handel Festival

The Bach-Handel Festival will be held Friday through Sunday at different locations in Winchester. Tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors and $10 for students and military or $50 for the whole series.

Purchase tickets at the door, by calling 540-665-4569 or by going go to

Fabulous Fibers for All

The Fire House Gallery and Shop’s second Fabulous Fibers for All will be on display from Friday through Nov. 9 at the gallery, 23 Main St., Berryville.

An artists’ reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Admission to both is free.

For more information, call 540-955-4001 or go to

Airmen of Note concert

The Airmen of Note jazz ensemble will perform a free concert at 8 p.m. Friday in Armstrong Concert Hall, 702 University Drive, on the Shenandoah University campus.

The Beatles and jazz

Lydia Lewis presents Jazzy Renditions of The Beatles at 8 p.m. Friday at the Bright Box. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Call 540-665-2878.

Bistro series

Robbie Limon will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday as part of the Bistro series at Westminster-Canterbury. Admission is $10 at the door. Call 540-665-0156.


Hospice 5K Run/Walk

The 11th annual Blue Ridge Hospice 5K Run/Walk will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, with registration at 8 a.m. Cost is $28 for 17 and older and $20 for under 17.

Register online at or on the race day.

Belle Grove Civil  War weekend

Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown, will have activities relating to the Civil War Living History and Re-enactment Weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $5 and includes all activities and entry to the manor house.

For more information, contact 540-869-2028 or visit

Battle of Cedar  Creek anniversary

Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation’s Civil War Living History and Re-enactment Weekend will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday on the battlefield at 8437 Valley Pike, Middletown. Cost of admission is $12 for adults, $6 for students, and free for ages 6 and under.

For more information, contact 540-869-2064 or go to

Lucy’s Local Playlist

Lucy’s Local Playlist will perform at 7 p.m. Friday and at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Barns of Rose Hill. Call 540-955-2004.

This contemporary dance concert finds choreographer Lucy Bowen McCauley and her company moving to the music of D.C.-area musicians.

Cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Call 540-955-2004.

Political forum

Larry Lamar Yates, independent candidate for 29th District delegate, is sponsoring his third community forum from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bowman Library near Stephens City.

A panel will be discussing ethics in politics. It is open to the public.

Columbus Day dinner

The Frances Cabrini Lodge of the Order Sons of Italy in America will host its 15th annual Columbus Day Dinner, catered by Castiglia’s, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Muldowney Hall, Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Winchester.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Contact or 540-665-3034 for tickets before Friday. No tickets will be sold at the door.

A mystery auction will be held to raise funds to benefit Alzheimer’s, autism, and Cooley’s anemia.

Pancake breakfast

A pancake breakfast will be held form 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olive United Methodist Church, Hayfield. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.

Inside yard, bake sale

An inside yard and bake sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Transfiguration, 1822 Old Chapel Road, Boyce.

Bazaar, crafts, flea market

Star Tannery Fire and Rescue ladies auxiliary will have a fall bazaar, craft show, and flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Star Tannery Fire Hall.

Rent tables for $5. Food will be sold. Call 540-436-3899.

Pancake breakfast

A pancake breakfast will be held at Little Mountain United Methodist Church from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church off Cedar Grove Road in Frederick County.

A freewill donation will be accepted. Call 540-667-0473 or 540-667-6786.

Yard and bake sale

Millwood United Methodist Church, 700 Bishop Meade Road, Millwood, will have a yard and bake sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. It will be held rain or shine.

Walk to Cure Diabetes

The Walk to Cure Diabetes will be held at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, 14 W. First St., Front Royal, with check-in at 9 a.m. The walk lasts 2 miles. Contact Carol Dodson at 540-272-44633 or

Book signing

The Winchester Book Gallery, 185 N. Loudoun St., will have a book signing for John Douglas’ “A Fog of Ghosts: Haunted Tales and Odd Pieces” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Cost of the book is $18.95.

Contact 540-667-3444.


Basket bingo

Basket bingo, featuring Longaberger, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Gore Volunteer Fire and Rescue, 7184 Northwestern Pike. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Call Donna at 540-858-2505 or 540-313-5289 for tickets.

Josephine School  book club

The final Josephine School Community Museum Book Club session for 2013 for 3-5 p.m. Sunday, features the book “American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama” by Rachel L. Swarms.

It will be held at the museum, 303 Josephine St., Berryville. Call 540-955-5512.


Finding Your Power  as a Writer

Friends of Handley Regional Library will present David Hazard on Finding Your Power as a Writer at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Handley Library auditorium.

He is a 34-year veteran of publishing and the author of more than 30 books, several of which have become international bestsellers.

It is free and open to the public.

Program on bats

Bats: Be Afraid (for them)! will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Blandy Experimental Farm library.

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


JHHS Class of 1973

John Handley High School Class of 1973 will have a reunion Oct. 25 and 26. Call 540-662-5780 for details.


Dutton art exhibit

Sanaa Gallery, 157 N. Loudoun St., has artwork by Faye Dutton on display through the end of the month. Sanaa is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Art at the Mill

Art at the Mill continues through Sunday 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. Contact 540-955-2600 or go to

“Becoming Patsy Cline”

“Becoming Patsy Cline,” an exhibit featuring the legendary country singer, continues through July 6 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

Duvall Gallery exhibit

Duvall Designs Gallery, 2053 Millwood Road, Millwood, continues its October exhibit, “Modern and Romantic Rural Virginia Landscapes” featuring painter Jill Garity.

The gallery is open from noon to 5 p.m. Friday to Sunday and weekdays by appointment. Contact 540-336-9631 or or go to