Calendar of Events

Posted: April 5, 2013



‘Summer and Smoke’
Shenandoah Conservatory’s production of “Summer and Smoke” runs today to Sunday in Glaize Studio Theatre.
Tickets are $10 or $9 for seniors. For more information, contact 540-665-4569 or go to

 First Friday Art Walk
Downtown Winchester will have First Friday Art Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday with  gallery events, music and shop specials.  Visit

SU dance shows
The Shenandoah Dance Ensemble’s annual Spring Dance Concert will be held  at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Orhstrom-Bryant Theatre.
Tickets are $15  ($10 for students). Call 540-665-4569.
A special presentation of Ting-Yu Chen’s dance show, “Red Dress,” will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the theater. Admission is free and open to the public.

Last Ham Standing
Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, will present the “Last Ham Standing” comedy show at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.
For more information, call 540-955-2004 or go to


SAC members show
The Shenandoah Arts Council, 811 S. Loudoun St., will display a members show, “Our Winter’s Work,” from Saturday to May 18. Admission is free and open to the public.
A free artists reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, call 540-722-2020 or go to

SU Relay for Life
The Cars for a Cause Nostalgic Car Show will be held Saturday starting with an indoor car show from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m in the old Armory building  on Millwood Avenue. An outdoor show will run from noon to 4 p.m. on the lawn in front of Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. Admission to the event is free. There is a $10 fee per car to enter the outdoor show.
For more information, contact Danny Boyce at 304-856-2577, Morgan at 304-261-1303 or email
A “Cancer is a Drag Show” will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday in Goodson Chapel. Admission is $4 or $2 for students.

Kite Festival
Frederick County Parks and Rec’s  12th annual Kite Flying Festival will be  held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Sherando Park in Stephens City.
Admission is free. There will be food and craft vendors at the event. For more information, call 540-665-5678.

Poetry workshop
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., will have “Discover Your Inner Poet: Art-Inspired Writing” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for ages 11 to 15. The cost is $12 or $10 for members.
To register, contact 540-662-1473 ext. 219
For more information, go to

Veterans breakfast
A veterans breakfast will be  held  at 8:30 a.m.  Saturday at the Golden Corral, 120 Costello Drive,  Winchester. 
All veterans may attend.   Price is $7 including gratuity.  Call Jim Alexander at 540-539-0934.


Battlefield cleanup
The Civil War Trust’s 17th annual Park Day will be held Saturday at three local battlefields. To volunteer at Third Winchester, contact Mike Perry at 540-877-1795 or; at Cedar Creek Battlefield, contact 540-465-5884 or; at Fort Collier, contact 540-667-5572.
For more information, go to

Fashions in Bloom
Fashions in Bloom will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the banquet room of the Best Western-Lee Jackson, 711 Millwood Ave. Tickets are $25 and are available in advance or at the door. Proceeds benefit  the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Winchester-Frederick County and Frederick County’s Esther Boyd Animal Shelter.
For more information call Charlotte  Notzelman at 540-869-7517 or  Laura Button-Cain  at 540-662-8441.

Community Pancake Day
Kiwanis Club of Winchester’s Community Pancake Day will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Saturday at the Active Living Center in the War Memorial Building in Jim Barnett Park, Winchester. 
Tickets are $5  in advance and $6  at the door.  Tickets for children under 7 are $3 at the door.

100th anniversary event
The Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society and the Friends of Handley Library will have “100 years of the Handley Regional Library History: the Untold Stories” at 2 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium of Handley Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
The event will include building tours, a book signing, and refreshments after the program.

Spaghetti dinner
Relay for Life Clarke County will hold its countywide Spaghetti Dinner and Auction from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Ruritan Building of the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Berryville. Tickets are $5 or free for children under 6.
For more information, contact Patsy Burner at 540-323-0097 or

Dixie Power Trio
Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, will present The Dixie Power Trio at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.
For more information, call 540-955-2004 or go to

Wayside production
The “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” will open Saturday at Wayside Theatre in Middletown and will continue through April 27.
The play follows six preteen misfits in their journey to win the local spelling bee.  This show is rated PG-13 for mature content.

To honor the service of fire and rescue workers, Wayside Theatre is offering  free tickets to the preview  Saturday (at 2:30  and 7:30 p.m.). They should show proof of affiliation when tickets are picked up.
Any teacher who wishes to see the production can purchase tickets under a buy one get one free promotion for evening performances. Teachers (or retired teachers) must show their school ID or a pay stub when picking up  tickets.
Call 540-869-1776 or visit

Duvall Designs
Gallery exhibit
Artists Tia Maggio and Winslow McCagg are assembling their third joint showing of new works for an opening  Saturday at the Duvall Designs Gallery in Millwood. 
Tia works with pastels and Winslow with oil paint on canvas. 
The opening reception  at Duvall Gallery is from 3  to  7 p.m. Saturday and the show will continue through  April.

Relay for Life Painting the Mall Purple
Relay For Life will  Paint  the Apple Blossom Mall Purple  from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Saturday  in front of   the service desk.
Kids activities, games, luminaria display, registration for relay and survivors available as well as services available from the  local American Cancer Society.  Contact 540-533-6527. 


Puppet program
Berryville Baptist Church’s youth puppet groups, the Berryville Baptist Rascals and the Little Rascals, will offer a program at 4 p.m. Sunday at Strasburg  Christian Church, 165 High St., Strasburg. Admission is free and open to the public.

Kirtan artist concert
Dharma Studio  in Winchester  will host   Kirtan artist David Newman at 5 p.m. Sunday.
  Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 dollars at the door.  Tickets are available online at

Holocaust Remembrance Day
As part of the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day, Shenandoah University will hold a  program and reading of the names of Holocaust victims  Sunday.
The program will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. and the reading of the names  from 6 to 7 p.m. Both events will be held in Goodson Chapel/Recital Hall on the campus of Shenandoah University in Winchester.

Rabbi Scott Sperling from Winchester’s Beth El Congregation will give the keynote address during the special program, which will also include musical performances and testimonies. This event is free and open to the public, and all attendees are invited to help read aloud the names of the victims.
Contact Petra Schweitzer, associate professor of Foreign Language and Holocaust Studies at 540-545-7380 or

World of Piano
The World of the Piano series presents  Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Roe, playing classical music at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Armstrong Concert Hall on the Shenandoah University campus. Call 540-665-4569.

Bag Bingo
Bag Bingo featuring Vera Bradley, Thirty-One and COACH, to  benefit the children of Winchester Day Preschool, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday  at the Eagles Club on Baker Lane, Winchester. Door prizes, raffle items, and food available for purchase.
Tickets are  $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Call 540-662-2629.

Cooking demo
Chef Joe will  give a cooking demonstration  at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Relief United Methodist Church, 5275 Middle Road, Winchester.  This will be an Irish dinner.
Reservations are a  must. Call  Chef Joe at 540-667-8963.  Freewill donations will be accepted at the door.


Bingo for American Cancer Society
Reynolds Store Volunteer Fire & Rescue  Relay for Life will  host  a bingo fundraiser for Relay for life  at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
A  bake sale, raffles and  food will be available. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society Research. Call 540-533-9006.


Bus trip to MLK memorial
Coalition for Racial Unity is planning a bus trip to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. The trip leaves at 8:30 a.m. April 27. Cost is $20 per person. Seats must be reserved and payment is due by Wednesday.

Adult spelling bee
The Literacy Volunteers-Winchester Area’s eighth annual Adult Spelling Bee will be at 6 p.m. April 11 at First Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Loudoun St., Winchester.
Adult tickets for the Bee cost $20 or $10 for students. Advance tickets are available by calling 540-536-1648. For more information, go to

Flea market, yard sale
Stephens City United Methodist Church, 5291 Main St., Stephens City, has spaces available in a flea market and yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27. Vendor spots are $10 per parking space.
Contact 540-869-1764 or

Visitor station
The  Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park  Visitor Contact Station will  open to the general public April 13.  Hours of operation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
Interpretive exhibit panels and displays  will be part of the station. Call 540-869-3051.


Camp registration open
The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum in Winchester has opened registration for all of its summer camps, which are for children ages 3 to 14.
For more information call 540-722-2020 or go to

Moveable Feasts
“Moveable Feasts: Entertaining at Glen Burnie”  exhibit continues into 2014 at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.
Museum admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and youth, and free for members and children 12 and under. Call 540-662-1473, ext. 235, or visit

Barns of Rose Hill exhibits
The Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, has two  exhibits on display through April 27. Timothy Cuffe Jr.’s “Preserving the Essence of Nature … Through the Lens” is a photography exhibit in the downstairs gallery.
Anne M. Cropper’s sculpture installation, “Thoroughfare,” is upstairs.
Call 540-955-2004 or go to

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 Sunday.
Museum admission is not required to view the display.

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

Woodturning exhibit
 “Wood-Turning Wonder: Robert Van Meter”  runs through Saturday at the Fire House Gallery, 23 E. Main St., Berryville.  It is free and open to the public.
Call 540-955-4001 or go to