Community Bulletin Board: Calendar of Events
Posted: February 8, 2013
‘Hite of Excellence’
Tickets to the different “Hite of Excellence” fundraising events will go on sale at the kickoff cocktail party at 7 p.m. Friday at Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown. Tickets to the party are $35 per person or $60 for a couple.
For more information, 540-869-2028 or go to bellegrove.org.
The Youth Development Center will hold its annual “For the Love of Chocolate” event from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Ferrari Room at Shenandoah University. The theme of this year’s event is “Serenade and Mask-erade.”
Cost is $75 or $125 a couple. For more information, call 540-662-4564.
Shenandoah Conservatory Jazz Ensemble will present “Mardi Gras Time in New Orleans” from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Friday in the Armstrong Concert Hall.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for senior citizens and $5 for non-Shenandoah students. Call 540-665-4569.
Galleries at Night
Galleries at Night will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.
In recognition of Black History Month, the evening will feature the 7 p.m. lecture, “Sheridan’s Valley Missionaries: The Back Story,” by author and Shepherd University professor Dawne Raines Burke. She will tell the story of Christian Commission missionaries who came to the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War and the founding of Storer College — one of the nation’s first colleges for African-Americans — in Harper’s Ferry, W.Va.
A book-signing will follow the lecture. Lecture seating is first-come, first-served; tickets will be available beginning at 4 p.m.
It is free to members and ages 12 and under; all others, $5 (includes gallery admission).
Dramatic reading contest
Friday is the deadline for entries into the dramatic reading contest the Josephine School Community Museum, 303 Josephine St., Berryville will hold Feb. 16 to celebrate Black History Month. Second- to fifth-graders will offer prepared readings of poetry, short stories, or other literature written by or about African-Americans.
For more information, call 540-955-5512 or go to jschoolmuseum.org.
Chinese New Year
A Chinese New Year celebration will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Keystone Baptist Church, 15 Keystone Lane, Berryville. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for children ages 6 to 10 and free for 5 and under.
To purchase tickets, call Holt at 540-533-4999.
Braddock Street United Methodist Church’s seventh annual Chocolate Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church, 115 Wolfe St. Admission is free. For more information, call Megan Pugh at 540-533-8120.
ARE Mardi Gras benefit
The AIDS Response Effort’s seventh annual Mardi Gras benefit will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday in the banquet room at Best Western Lee-Jackson, 711 Millwood Ave. Tickets are $35.
To purchase tickets, go to aidsresponseeffort.org/mardi-gras-2013.
The Old Town Development Board’s third annual Big Kiss will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the ballroom of the George Washington Hotel, 103 E. Piccadilly St.
Other associated activities include a showing of “Bell, Book and Candle” at 1 p.m. in the ballroom and free blood pressure checks from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in the lobby.
All events are free and open to the public.
Sip ‘N Stroll
A Sip ‘N Stroll will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the Loudoun Street Mall. People can pick up a golden ticket from one of 30 participating businesses, visit seven of the locations, and get it stamped to be entered into a raffle. Entry is free.
The Berryville Bluegrass Series concert, featuring IIIrd Tyme Out and Cold Stream Road, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at a new location, the Clarke County High School on Va. 7 in Berryville.
Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 at the door.
Winchester Book Gallery, 185 N. Loudoun St., will have a book signing for “President Adams’ Alligator” by Cheryl and Peter Barnes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, call 540-667-3444.
Talk and book signing
The Friends of Handley Regional Library and Josephine School Community Museum will sponsor a talk and book signing by Bob O’Connor as part of Black History Month.
He has written six Civil War books, including “The U.S. Colored Troops at Andersonville Prison,” which will be discussed.
A historian and author from Charles Town, W.Va., O’Connor maintains a data base of black soldiers in Confederate prisons, a collection of names which he adds to as he finds more soldiers.
It is free and open to the public. Call 540-662-6046, ext. 31.
A scrapbooking event, benefitting Greenwood Volunteer Fire & Rescue Auxiliary, will be held from 9 a.m to 6 p.m. Saturday Greenwood Fire Hall.
Cost is $25 for breakfast, lunch, snack and eight-foot table for scrapbooking.
Creative Memory Consultant will be available. Contact Faith Copeland at 540-888-4416.
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.
Imani Winds will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in Armstrong Concert Hall as part of the Performing Arts Live series.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for senior citizens, $10 for non-SU students and $12.50 for SU employees. Call 540-665-4569.
The 23rd annual used books and jewelry sale and bake sale will be held form 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church’s Muldowney Hall in Winchester.
CD release party
Marv Ashby and High Octane CD release party will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Barns of Rose Hill.
Both traditional and contemporary bluegrass genres are showcased during High Octane performances.
Cost is $10 in advance — call 540-955-2004 — or $15 at the door.
The 13th annual Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Winchester Moose Family Center, 215 E. Cork St., Winchester. Tickets are $15 per person. Registration is required and will be accepted through 4 p.m. Friday.
To register, call 540-665-5678 or go to fcprd.net.
Chocolate, wine tasting
Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, will have a chocolate and wine tasting event from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
For more information, call 540-955-2004 or go to barnsofrosehill.org.
Fire queen pageant
The Reynolds Store Volunteer Fire and Rescue is having its Little, Junior and Miss Honorary Fire pageant at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the fire hall. Call Tina at 540-888-4487.
Class reunion planning meeting
The John Handley High School class of 1963 is holding a planning meeting for its 50th class reunion at 5:30 p.m. Monday at 20A Ricketts Drive, Winchester.
For more information, call 540-662-5238.
Black History lecture
Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown will offer “A Class Divided,” a free presentation by faculty member Laurie Alphonse, at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Fairfax Hall room 110 as part of the college’s Black History Month lecture series.
Montague Methodist Church on Montague Avenue will have a Shrove Tuesday Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12.
Magic Lantern Theater will present the movie, “Safety Not Guaranteed,” rated R, at 7 p.m. Wednesday and at 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at Handley Library auditorium, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester,
It is co-sponsored by the Friends of Handley Regional Library and is free and open to the public; donations accepted.
It will also be shown at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m. at the Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers St., Berryville. Admission is $5.
Valentine dessert party
Belle Grove Plantation will host a Valentine’s Dessert Party for prospective volunteers at 2 p.m. Feb. 14 in Belle Grove’s Manor House, 336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown.
Anyone interested in finding out about volunteer opportunities for the 2013 season is to contact Chelsea Kashani at 540-869-2028 or email@example.com.
The Shenandoah Arts Council is celebrating Black History Month with “Interculturality,” an exhibit featuring three female African-American artists. The free exhibit runs through Feb. 27 at the gallery at 811 S. Loudoun St. Call 540-667-5166.
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.
Topics for the day include mow-free lawns; veggies, best varieties and practices for this area; incorporating edible landscaping, and what’s new in plants for 2013.
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.
The Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, exhibit, “The John Leone Retrospective,” will run through Feb. 16.
It is free and open to the public. Contact 540-955-2004 or visit barnsofrosehill.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.