Community bulletin board: news from organizations

Posted: November 14, 2012


Host Lions

The Winchester Host Lions Club will meet at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Best Western Lee-Jackson.

The guest speaker will be Warner Crocker, artistic director at Wayside Theatre in Middletown.

For more information, call 540-535-0665.

Winchester Toastmasters

Winchester Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. today at Perkins Restaurant, 711 Millwood Ave., Winchester. Meal orders will be taken before the meeting.

Visit or call Som Bhattacharyya at 314-488-8920.

Glen Burnie Garden Club

Glen Burnie Garden Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Kernstown United Methodist Church.

The program will be on the cultivation of orchids. The exhibit for the day will be “Give Thanks,” a creative line mass and accessories permitted. Committee two will judge.

At the October meeting the following received ribbons for horticulture exhibits — Susan Creasy, Carolynne Pell, Martressa Zuckerman, and Marsha Barley.

Adoline Long, Carolynne Pell, Robin Rogers, Linda Wilson and Martressa Zuckerman received ribbons for artistic designs.

Dick Bowers Duplicate Bridge Club

The Dick Bowers Duplicate Bridge Club holds regular games at 7 p.m. Monday and 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Godfrey Miller Fellowship Center, 28 S. Loudoun St., Winchester. New players are welcome.

The Nov. 5 North/South winners were Dagmar Loose and Mark Sonder, first, and Della Bates and Steve Straight, second. East/West winners were George Caley and Colin Steele, first, and Marie and Milan Majarov, second.

The Nov. 6 winners were Ken Marshall and William Clark Jr., first. Bengt Farnstrom and Veda Headley and J. David Grier and Dagmar Loose, tied for second and third.

Lessons and partnerships can be arranged. Visit or call Mary Kay at 540-667-2425.

Piedmont Blue Ridge Horticulture Society

Piedmont Blue Ridge Horticulture Society will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at the BB&T Learning Center, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst Ave., Winchester.

Featured speakers will be Thomas Rainer and Claudia West.

Rainer will discuss some of the latest innovations in planting design. He is a registered landscape architect, teacher and writer living in Arlington. He is an advocate for an ecologically expressive design aesthetic that does not imitate nature but interprets it.

West will interpret Bertolt Hering’s research of natural color ranges in modern European landscapes and apply these principles to the American landscape.

She has a master’s degree in landscape architecture and landscape planning from the Technical University of Munich, Germany.

She is a consultant to North Creek Nurseries.

The meetings are free for members with a $10 donation for nonmembers. Visit

Northern Shenandoah Valley Tea Party

The Northern Shenandoah Valley Tea Party will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Camino Real Mexican Restaurant, 16 Crow St., Berryville.

A discussion on the 2012 election results and a preview of 2013 will be part of the program.

The speaker will be John T. Frey, Republican candidate for attorney general and professor Mike Haynes of Patrick Henry College.

Contact Jay L. Marts at 410-440-1344.

Lioness Lions

The Winchester Lioness Lions will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Perkins Restaurant in the lounge area.

For reservations or information, call Susan at 540-869-3784.

North End  Neighborhood Watch

North End Neighborhood Watch will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Highland Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Members of the community may attend this free nongovernmental meeting.

Topics of discussion will include child curfew, poor street lighting and action plans for meeting the needs of the citizens in the north end.

Contact Vivian Walker, block captain, at 540-327-3541.

Kiwanis Club  of Winchester

The Kiwanis Club of Winchester will meet at noon today at the Best Western Lee-Jackson.

Guest speakers will be Chris Scott and Liz Lewis from the American Red Cross, Top of Virginia Chapter.

Contact John Westervelt at 540-667-2409 or

Rotary Club  of Clarke County

The Rotary Club of Clarke County will meet at noon today at the Grace Episcopal Church Hall in Berryville.

Jennifer Lee will speak about the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center.

Contact Marie Murphy at 540-247-5442 or

Rotary Club  of Winchester

The Rotary Club of Winchester will be held at noon Thursday at the Travelodge.

Trevor Patzer will provide a program on the Little Sisters Fund of Nepal, which does work to provide safety, opportunity and hope for at risk Nepalese girls.

Rotary Club  of Winchester’s Latest

The Rotary Club of Winchester’s Latest will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday upstairs at Piccadilly’s Public House.

Dave Hardy will speak about Rotary’s future vision.

Contact Amy Kump at

Rotary Club  of Frederick County

Vicki McClellen, executive director of the Free Medical Clinic, will speak at the Rotary Club of Frederick County meeting at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Shenandoah University in the Clement Board Room of Allen Dining Hall.

Turkey baskets will be collected for distribution to those in need for Thanksgiving.

Contact Stephen M. Gyurisin at 540-336-7357 or

Winchester Connection

Winchester Connection, a social group for single professionals over 40, will meet at 6 p.m. Friday at Brewbaker’s, 168 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.

Dress is business casual and prospective members are welcome.

Call 540-313-6303, visit or email