Community bulletin board — calendar of events
Posted: January 31, 2013
Senior dance concert
The Shenandoah Conservatory senior dance concert, “UnLeashed,” will be divided into two shows and performed in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. Program A is at 8 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, and Program B is at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors, and $10 for students and active military. Call the box office at 877-580-8025 or go to conservatoryperforms.org.
Winchester will have First Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the downtown area. Shops, galleries, and restaurants will host music groups and offer specials.
100th anniversary book
Handley Regional Library’s 100th anniversary book will go on sale Friday at Handley Library’s shop, Winchester Book Gallery, and the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley gift shop. The cost is $36.75, including tax. Call 540-662-9041.
Snuggle Up with a Book
Handley Regional Library is launching an early literacy program Friday for young children in February.
Families and child care professionals may register for the Snuggle Up with a Book Winter Reading program through handleyregional.org.
The program kicks off with Bowman Bill at Bowman Library at 11 a.m. Saturday and concludes with dance parties during story times at 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Feb. 28 at Handley Library.
Contact Donna Hughes at email@example.com, or 540 869-9000, ext. 215.Saturday
Bowman Bill, the groundhog puppet, will give his weather forecast for the next six weeks at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mary Jane and James L. Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Road, Stephens City.
Activities will follow. This event is free and open to the public. Call 540-869-9000, ext. 215.
Facts of life
Boys between the ages of 9 and 13 and their parents may attend a discussion and interactive reading from the book, “Bork Reveals the Real Deal about the Facts of Life.”
Author Terri Shearer Trenchard will be present from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Winchester Book Gallery, 85 N. Loudoun St. The book will be on sale for $12.99. Call 540-667-3444.
The Shenandoah Arts Council will celebrate with “Interculturality,” an exhibit featuring three female African-American artists. The exhibit runs Saturday to Feb. 27, and all events are free and open to the public.
There will be an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the gallery at 811 S. Loudoun St. Call 540-667-5166.
Veterans breakfast meeting will be held Saturday at the Golden Corral Family Steak House, 120 Costello Drive.
All veterans may attend. Cost is $7.
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, will present a performance by the band Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Call 540-955-2004 or visit barnsofrosehill.org.
Friends of Handley Regional Library will have a book drop-off from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Road, near Stephens City.
DVDs, CDs and electronic games will also be accepted.
These donations will be part of the Spring 2013 Used Book Sale March 18 to 23. Proceeds benefit Handley Regional Library.
Super Bowl Party
The I.B.P.O.E. of W. Daniel J. Farrar Lodge 458 is having a Super Bowl party at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at 414 N. Kent St., Winchester.
The game will be shown on two 60-inch plasma flat-screen TVs. Cost is $10 with free appetizers. Call 540-532-7491.
JAAA cash party
The Judges Athletic Association will have its 23rd annual Super Fund Night Cash Party Saturday at South End Fire Company. The doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $40 per person. Call Tommy Stine at 540-974-7821 or Scott Arthur at 540-665-4280.Monday
Fans of the Facebook page “If you’ve lived in Winchester a long time, you would remember. . .” will get together from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday at the Texas Steakhouse, 120 Front Royal Pike, Winchester.
Go to Facebook page That Oldies Place — Winchester and click Oldies Get-Together #2 to respond.
Managing Your Money series
Managing Your Money series begins in February. The daytime class will be held Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Frederick County Government Center, Conference Room 1006. It will begin this coming Tuesday.
The evening class will be held on Thursdays, beginning Feb. 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Clarke County Recreation Center.
The class will meet once a week for six weeks. Participants must register at least three days in advance.
The cost is $10, which can be waived by receiving a scholarship voucher from a participating community services agency. Call 540-459-6140.Monday
North End Citizens Association
The North End Citizens Association will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Douglas Learning Center in Winchester.
The meeting will focus on housing and organize committees for 2013 projects, including jobs, education, housing and community development..
Contact 540-722-7551 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Wednesday
Birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Friends of Handley Library will present a lecture to celebrate the birthday of author Laura Ingalls Wilder Wednesday at Handley Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Constance Potter, reference archivist at the National Archives and Records Administration, will present a children’s program for ages 8 and up at 4:30 p.m. and an adult lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Both are free and open to the public. Call 540-662-6046, ext 31.
Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, will present a performance by Vagabond Opera at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Call 540-955-2004 or visit barnsofrosehill.org.
Widows and widowers luncheon
A Dutch-treat luncheon for widows and widowers will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Perkins Restaurant in Winchester. Call 540-667-1751.Upcoming
Project Esperanza will have a fundraiser from 4 to 9 p.m. Feb. 7 at Cici’s Pizza in Winchester.
Project Esperanza is a nonprofit organization that serves to connect the Virginia Tech Blacksburg community and the Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic community, through service.
Contact director Caitlin McHale at 809-970-7257 or 809-361-8193. Visit EsperanzaMeansHope.org.
Sea Chanters concert
The U.S. Navy Ensemble Sea Chanters will perform at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre at Shenandoah University.
It is free and open to the public, but tickets are needed. Call 540-665-4560.
JHHS Class of 1963 meeting
The John Handley High School Class of 1963 will have a planning meeting for its 50th class reunion at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at 20A Ricketts Drive. Call 540-662-5238.
Symphony of the Valley
The Symphony of the Valley, an all-volunteer chamber ensemble, will begin open rehearsals from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 7 at Stephens City United Methodist Church.
The group is looking for individuals who want to play in an orchestra on a regular basis.
Current players’ needs are violins, violas, cellos, double bass, bassoon and one trombone. Music will include pops arrangements as well as movements from orchestra literature.
Contact 540-336-1209 or email@example.com.Ongoing
The Memory Project
Opus Oaks Studio Fine Arts School, 109 First Street, Berryville, is completing 20 portraits of orphans from Ghana as part of The Memory Project. Spaces will be open in a class centered around the project through Feb. 7. It meets from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.
Call 540-955-4226 or go to opusoaks.org.
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.