Calendar of Events

Posted: February 22, 2013



Film showing

The Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, will have a Magic Lantern Theater presentation of the film “Safety Not Guaranteed” at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Cost is $5. Call 540-955-2004 or go to


Salvage Art

The deadline for the Habitat for Humanity Salvage Art Show and Auction is Friday. Entry forms are available at Habitat ReStore, 1944 Abrams Creek Drive. Call 540-662-7066 or go to


Low cost spay/neuter

Low cost spay/neuter for cats will be available at a mobile surgery unit Friday in the Stephens City Holiday Inn Express parking lot. Check-in time is between 8 and 9 a.m. Visit


George Washington’s birthday

The French and Indian War Foundation will have a celebration for the 281st birthday of George Washington from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Half Note Lounge at the George Washington Hotel. There will be a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres for sale.

Violin player Jane Casper will perform, and Col. James Wood will be present. Call 540-678-4700.


LunaFest film festival

The second annual LunaFest film festival will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in Stimpson Auditorium at Shenandoah University. Tickets are $5 for students and $20 for general admission. A $40 VIP ticket includes a reception and silent auction before the screening.

Contact 540-539-0722 or or go to


Barn Dance 2

Shenandoah University will host Barn Dance 2 at 8 p.m. Friday in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room.

The event features interactive social dance (square and contra dances).

Music is by The Biscuit Eaters Stringband with caller Bill Wellington of Staunton.

General admission is $5, and free with a Shenandoah I.D. card. Contact professor Mike Maher at


Town Pants

The Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, will have a performance by Town Pants, a Celtic roots rock band at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Call 540-955-2004 or go to


Girl Scout cookie sales

Girl Scout cookies will be sold this weekend at CiCi’s Pizza, Sharp Shopper, Books-A-Million, First Bank, Kmart, Lowes, Sleepy’s Mattress, Shenandoah University, Apple Blossom Mall and Walmart.


Cash party

North Mountain Volunteer Fire and Rescue will have a cash party at 5:45 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20. Contact Chief Josh Taylor at or 540-303-0925 or any member of Company 19 at 540-877-9881.


Book signing

Author Judy Wilfong will have a book signing for her new book, “It’s Your Business It’s Your Future,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Winchester Book Gallery, 85 N. Loudoun St. The book is $16.95. Contact 540-667-3444 or go to


Lecture series

The Clarke County Historical Association will offer a series of lectures on researching information in Clarke County. The first lecture, “How to research your house,” by Maral Kalbian, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. The cost is $5 or free for members. Call 540-955-2600.


Book signing

The Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society and Friends of Handley Library will have a book signing for “Rebel Chronicles: Raiders, Scouts and Train Robbers of the Upper Potomac” by Steve French at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Handley Library auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.


Spaghetti dinner

The American Legion Post 21, 1730 Berryville Pike, will have a spaghetti dinner and trivia night open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $7.50 for adults and $4 for children 10 and younger.


Pancake breakfast

Montague Avenue United Methodist Church in Winchester will have a pancake breakfast and bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12.

Sesquicentennial Soiree

The 2013 Sesquicentennial Soiree will be held Saturday in the ballroom of the George Washington Hotel, 103 E. Piccadilly St. Tickets are $30 per person for the dance part of the ball, which starts at 8:15 p.m. Contact 540-542-1145 or

Community Wellness Festival

A Community Wellness Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Apple Blossom Mall. The event will include health screenings, learning opportunities and participation by a variety of health-related local businesses and organizations.

Rubbermaid sale

The United Way-Rubbermaid Commercial Product Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday on the Belk parking lot of the Apple Blossom Mall to benefit The Laurel Center.

The products available are returned goods, discontinued products and slightly damaged items.

Contact 540-536-1610 or


Bake sale

The youth of St. Luke Baptist Church will have a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bank of Clarke County, 2 E. Main St., Berryville. Call 540-955-1883.


Ruritan sale

Round Hill Ruritan will have a sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 164 Poorhouse Road to benefit Ruritan and Rescue Mission. Girl Scout cookies will be sold. Call 540-877-3260.



Fashion show

“Purple Peace: A Show of Fashion” will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Shenandoah Arts Council, 811 S. Loudoun St. The event will showcase the clothing designs of Roslyn “Ella” Honesty of Winchester as well as music and narrative displays. It is free and open to the public. Call 540-667-5166.


Barbara Martin Trio

The Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, will have a performance by the Barbara Martin Trio, a jazz and blues group, at 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Call 540-955-2004 or go to


Jazz ensemble concert

The Shenandoah Conservatory Jazz Ensemble with vocalist and trombonist Eric Felten will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday in Armstrong Concert Hall. Proceeds will support the Jazz Ensemble tour of Ireland in May. Tickets are $15. Call 540-665-4569 or go to


Hank Williams music

“Lovesick Blues: The Life and Music of Hank Williams Sr.” by Robbie Limon will be performed at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Piccadilly’s Public House, 125 E. Piccadilly St. Tickets are $25. Call 540-535-1899.



Black History lecture

Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown will offer “Uncertain Freedom,” a free presentation by faculty member Jonathan Noyalas, at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Fairfax Hall room 135 as part of the college’s Black History Month lecture series.



WLT production

Winchester Little Theatre will present “The Gazebo” March 8-10, 14-17 and 21-23.

The box office opens Wednesday and may be reached at or at 540-662-3331.


‘Into the Woods’

Shenandoah Conservatory presents the Tony Award-winning, “Into the Woods” Feb. 28 to March 3 in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre in Winchester. Call 540-665-4569.



Cross stitch exhibit

“The Art of Cross Stitch” exhibit will be on display through February at the Virginia National Bank, 186 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.

Admission is free and open to the public during bank hours. Contact Nina Vassallo at


Art in the Halls

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley’s Art in the Halls program features the artwork of Michael Timothy Davis of Shepherdstown, W.Va., through April 7.

Museum admission is not required to view the display.


‘Reunion’ exhibit

The Tia Maggio and Winslow McCagg exhibit “Reunion” is on display through Feb. 28 in the dining room at Blandy Experimental Farm in Boyce.



The Shenandoah Arts Council is celebrating Black History Month with “Interculturality,” an exhibit featuring three female African-American artists. The free exhibit runs through Wednesday.

Art exhibit

Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury is displaying an exhibit of artwork by resident Fred Zimmer through April 6 in the Lawrence Gallery.

Garden in the Valley

Registration is continuing for the Garden in the Valley symposium, sponsored by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association.

Cost for the daylong event from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 16 at Shenandoah University is $45 and includes lunch.

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Wayside production

Wayside Theatre’s production of “Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming” continues through March 17 at the playhouse in Middletown.

The theater is experiencing financial difficulties and this could be the last production. Call 540-869-1776.