Community bulletin board — calendar of events

Posted: December 12, 2013



Barns open house

Barns of Rose Hill will host a free open house to celebrate and thank volunteers, supporters and friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today.

Beverages and light refreshments will be offered. Contact 540-955-2004 or


A Little Noon Music

A Little Noon Music will feature Madeline MacNeil from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Friday in the Handley Library auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Live at Lunch

Shenandoah Conservatory and Winchester Medical Center will present a free Live at Lunch performance, “An Afternoon of Jazz,” with Bob Larson and Keith Salley from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Friday in the North Tower Lobby at the medical center.

Bright Box concert

Bright Box Theater will host a concert by Janet Emma and Seven West Holiday Jingle Swing with special guest Jesse Shultzaberger, and Short Hill Mountain Boys at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Contact 540-665-2878 or go to

Clarke County Community Band

The Clarke County Community Band’s annual Christmas concert will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Johnson-Williams Middle School, Berryville, and at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Armstrong Concert Hall on the Shenandoah University campus.

Both are free, but the Saturday night concert will accept donations for Chain of Checks.


Photography show

Duvall Designs Gallery, Millwood, will feature photographs by Katya Kirilloff through Dec. 29. A holiday reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Both are free and open to the public. Contact 540-336-9631.

The Christmas Shoppe

Boyce, Millwood, and White Post United Methodist churches will hold The Christmas Shoppe from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 158 White Post Road. Proceeds used for food baskets.

The 6th Dimension

The 6th Dimension handbell choir will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Braddock Street United Methodist Church in Winchester. It is free and open to the public.

Victorian  Candlelight Ball

The Victorian Candlelight Ball will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Loudoun St., Winchester. It is free and open to the public.

Contact Leslie Bowery at 540-662-4946.

Holly Jolly Old Town Celebration

The Holly Jolly Old Town Celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in Winchester. It is free and open to the public.

Contact Jennifer Bell at 540-535-3660 or or go to

Book signings

The Winchester Book Gallery will have a book signing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for John M. Wills’ “The Year Without Christmas” ($15.95) followed by a signing from 2 to 4 p.m. for Jeanne Mozier’s “Senate Magic” ($21.95).

Wreaths Across America

Members of the Civil Air Patrol Cadets of the Winchester Composite Squadron will lay wreaths on the graves of veterans buried in Winchester National Cemetery at noon Saturday. The event is free and open to the public.

Breakfast with Santa

North Mountain Fire and Rescue will hold a Breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, and free for children under 3. Call 540-877-9881.

Cooking with Wine

Wicked Oak Farms and Vineyard, 2121 S. Pifer Road, Star Tannery, will host a cooking class, Cooking with Wine, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $30 and includes a light meal and wine tasting.

Contact 571-201-2963.

Billy Thompson CD release party

Dancing Beagle Events will hold a CD release party for Billy Thompson’s album, “Friend,” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Bright Box Theater. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Contact 540-665-2878.

The Larry Keel Power Trio

The Barns of Rose Hill will present a concert by The Larry Keel Power Trio at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Contact 540-955-2004.

Luminaria lighting

Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society will have a luminaria lighting at 6 p.m. Saturday on the Loudoun Street Mall as part of the Holly Jolly Celebration.

Contact Mike Hummer at 540-577-9016 or to donate.

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa will be held at 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday at The George Washington Hotel.

Cost is $30 for 13 years or older, $20 for 7 to 12 years, and $10 for 1 to 6 years. Proceeds benefit Healthy Family Friends of Northern Shenandoah Valley. Call 540-771-2743 for tickets.

Book, CD, DVD drop-off

Friends of Handley Regional Library will have a drop-off from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Bowman Library. Books, DVDs, CDs and electronic games will be accepted.

These donations will be part of the spring used book sale March 25 to 29 at Bowman Library.

Pancake breakfast

A pancake breakfast will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Reliance United Methodist Church, east of Middletown. Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children 6 to 12.

Greek bake, gyro sale

Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church will have a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the church, 1700 Amherst St. Gyros-to-go will be sold from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Flute concert

The Apple Valley Flute Choir will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Stephens City Mennonite Church, 5540 Valley Pike. A freewill offering will be taken for the church.

Christmas party

Reynolds Store Volunteer Fire and Rescue, 9381 North Frederick Pike, will have a Christmas party at 2 p.m. Sunday with kids games and a visit from Santa. Call 540-888-3000.

Fort Collier celebration

The Fort Collier Civil War Center and Preservation Northern Shenandoah Valley will host a Christmas celebration and party at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Fort Collier Civil War Center in Winchester. Contact Katherine Solenberger at 540-323-0221.

Wayside Inn open house

Wayside Inn will have an open house for the reopening of the historic site in Middletown from 1 to 4 p.m Sunday with free refreshments and music. Residents are asked to come and share a memory of the inn. Call 540-869-1797.


Christmas Tour

A Christmas Tour of Historic Rosemont Manor, Berryville, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students through college, and free for children 5 and under.

Lioness Lions

The Winchester Lioness Lions will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Perkins Restaurant in Winchester. Call Susan at 540-869-3784.

Christmas tours

Historic Jordan Springs, Stephenson, will have a Christmas tour from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. Admission is $10 per adult and $5 per child. Proceeds benefit the Academy for Veteran Education and Training.

Call 540-667-7744 or visit


Mindfulness Meditation

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation by Shell Fischer will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Blandy Experimental Farm library. Cost is $15; register at Contact Shell Fischer, 540-542-6139.


Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy, 4701 Valley Pike, Stephens City, will have a bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Contact Robbin Strosnider at 540-869-4600, ext. 8, or

Round Hill Ruritan will have a bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Round Hill Ruritan Building, 164 Poorhouse Road, Frederick County. Breakfast and lunch will be sold. Contact Cyndi at 540-514-5746.


‘Taste of the Holidays’

The Clarke County Historical Association, 32 E. Main St., Berryville, will display its “Taste of the Holidays” exhibit through Jan. 7. Admission is free and open to the public.

Contact 540-955-2600 or

‘Vibrant Colors’

The Shenandoah Arts Council, 811 S. Loudoun St., will present oil paintings by Trisha Adams, “Vibrant Colors,” through Dec. 31. Contact 540-667-5166 or go to

Belle Grove tours

Belle Grove Plantation, Middletown, will run its daytime and candlelight tours through Dec. 30. Candlelight tours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The house is closed Dec. 21, 24 and 25. Call 540-869-2028 or go to

Pasty Cline Historic House

The Patsy Cline Historic House, 608 S. Kent St., Winchester, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays through the end of the month. Contact 540-662-5555 or

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Walking in a Winter Wonderland is open from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. daily through Jan. 5 at Clear Brook Park. It will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.