Community bulletin board — calendar of events and support groups and health events

Posted: July 5, 2013




Chelsea McBee performance

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. today. Admission is free and open to the public. Contact 540-667-3444.


Interstate truck and tractor pull

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





Cost is $10 for adults and free for 12 and under.

Contact Rick at 540-303-3336 or


Bluemont concert

The Bluemont Concert Series continues with a performance by Hard Swimmin’ Fish at 7:30 p.m. today 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



‘Dog Days’ exhibit

Duvall Designs Gallery, 2053 Millwood Road, Millwood, opens its July feature exhibit, “Dog Days,” today featuring several different artists. A free artist reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. July 13.

The gallery is open from noon to 5 p.m. Friday to Sunday and weekdays by appointment.

For more information, contact 540-336-9631 or or or go to


White Chihuahua concert

Berryville Main Street presents Music in the Park featuring White Chihuahua, a roots rock band, from 6:30 to 8p.m. today in Rose Hill Park.

For more information, call 540-955-4001.




The Mantras

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

Contact 540-665-2878 or go to


Veterans breakfast

A monthly breakfast for all veterans will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Golden Corral Family Steak House, 120 Costello Drive, Winchester.

Cost is $7. Spouses and other family members may attend. Call Jim Alexander at 540-539-0934.



Book signing

The Winchester Book Gallery, 185 N. Loudoun St., will have a book signing for “The Fallen Snow” by John Kelley from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The book will be sold for $15.95.

For more information, call 540-667-3444.


Johnson-Williams reunion

The Johnson-Williams Alumni Association will have a reunion at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Best Western Lee-Jackson in Winchester.

A picnic will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Josephine Street School Museum, 303 Josephine St., Berryville. There will be a wreath-laying ceremony at 3 p.m. at the grave of Raymond Ratcliffe Sr.

The dinner and dance cost $40. For tickets, call Paul Jones at 540-955-0011.





Organ convention

The Region 3 American Guild of Organists 2013 Convention will be held Sunday to July 10 at various locations around Winchester. All concerts and workshops are open to the public with a suggested donation of $10 each.

For a complete list of events, go to


Art exhibits

Mercedes Kerr Stainken’s exhibit “Rock Paper Scissors” and Joan Rakocy Schmitt’s “Eye of the Beholder” exhibit will be on display Sunday to Aug. 3 at the Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. An artist reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Both are free and open to the public.

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


Jazz workshop

The fifth annual National Jazz Workshop will take place Sunday to July 12 at Shenandoah University. The event will include free afternoon and evening concerts that are open to the public.

For information and a full schedule of the camp, go to


Taproot performance

Blue Fox Billiards Bar and Grill, 1160 Millwood Pike, will have a performance by the hard rock group Taproot at 9 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Contact 540-665-2114.






Performance and potluck

The Northern Shenandoah Valley Shape Note Singers will perform from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Josephine Street School Museum, 303 Josephine St., Berryville. An outdoor potluck dinner will be held at 6 p.m.

For more information, go to or call John or Kelly at 540-955-2660.



Handley reunion

The Handley High School Class of 1963 will have a planning meeting for its 50th class reunion at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 20A Ricketts Drive. Call 540-662-5238.




Golf tournament

Our Health Charity Golf Shoot-Out, sponsored by Shenandoah Valley Golf Club and Winchester Golf Center, will be held July 16 at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, beginning with registration at 10 a.m. and Shot Gun Start with box lunch at 11 a.m.

Proceeds are used to support the rent for 16 nonprofit campus agencies.

Contact Sharen E. Gromling at 540-536-1601.




Wayside production

“Boeing Boeing” begins July 13 and runs through Aug. 11 at Wayside Theatre in Middletown. Call 540-869-1776.




Summer history lectures

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

Dr. 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.

Cost is $10 each or $25 for series. Call 540-667-5869.


Community Forum

The United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley and the Winchester National Alliance on Mental Illness will host a Community Forum from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at Lord Fairfax Community College, Corron Center.




The meeting focus will be on the topic of mental health, the challenges that people see in their neighborhoods and communities, and ways they think improvements could be made.




A meeting for interested partner groups will be held at 9 a.m. July 16 at the United Way office, 329 N. Cameron St.



Contact 540-536-1610 or



Golf tournament.

Round Hill Community Fire and Rescue Company will have its annual golf tournament Friday at Rock Harbor Golf Course in Winchester. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. with a 1 p.m. shot gun start. Entry fee is $340 per four person team.

Contact Rodney Snapp at 540-931-6265.


Blues House Festival

The 14th annual Blues House Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 13 at the outdoor pavilion behind the Winchester Eagles Club off Berryville Avenue. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 or at the gate for $15.

For more information, call 540-662-7066 or go to


Back Room Reunion

The Back Room Reunion will be held from 5 p.m. to midnight July 20 at the Opequon Inn, 2118 Salem Chruch Road. Tickets are $15. Reservations required.

For more information, email




Summer musical

Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre’s second production of the 2013 season, “Chicago,” continues through Sunday in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre in Winchester.

Call 540-665-4545 or visit




Support groups  and health events


Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Group will will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Graham Room at First Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Loudoun St., Winchester.

The meeting will be for support and spiritual reflection. All cancer patients (current or previous) and families are invited.



Foster parent  open house

CFW Foster Care, serving the Clarke and Frederick counties and Winchester city Departments of Social Services, will hold an open house for people interested in learning more about becoming an approved foster parent.

It will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 329 N. Cameron St. in Winchester on the Our Health campus.


Contact Ilene Johnson at 540-771-0893 or




Red Cross blood drives

American Red Cross blood drives will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lucy L. Custer Building, American Red Cross, 561 Fortress Drive, Winchester; from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Lowe’s, 2200 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester; from 1 to 7 p.m. today at Middletown Fire and Rescue, and from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the Moose Lodge, 357 Fairfax Pike, Stephens City.


Concern Hotline

Concern Hotline is answered around the clock by trained workers who provide crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and an information/referral service — or help for those who need to talk to an anonymous, nonjudgmental listener. Call 540-667-0145 or visit