Community bulletin board — calendar of events

Posted: July 25, 2013



Summer Lecture Series

The Godfrey Miller Historic Home and Fellowship Center, 28 S. Loudoun St., will continue its 2013 Summer Lecture Series featuring Dr. Robert Meadows with a presentation at 7 p.m. today on “God in the Union and Confederate Armies.” Admission is $10.

For information, call 540-667-5869 or go to

Outdoor movie

Winchester Parks and Recreation will continue its summer outdoor movie series with “Brave” at dusk today on the lawn of the Old Court House Civil War Museum. Bring your own chairs and blankets.

For more information, call 540-662-4946 or visit

Winchester Days

Winchester Days continues through Saturday in downtown Winchester. It includes sales, promotions, and special activities.

For more information, go to


Bluemont concert

The Bluemont Concert Series will present a performance by Circa Blue at 7:30 p.m. Friday on the lawn of the Old Court House Civil War Museum on the Loudoun Street Mall.

Admission is $5 per person, $4 for Bluemont Friends and seniors, and $2 for children under 12.

In case of bad weather, the concert will be moved indoors to First Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Loudoun St., Winchester.

Contact the Bluemont office at 540-955-8186 or visit

Music in the park

Berryville Main Street presents Music in the Park featuring “Mike Confrey and Friends — Rock and Roll Blues” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Rose Hill Park, Berryville. The event is free and open to the public.

Contact 540-955-4001.

Steam Show

The 46th annual Steam Show will be held from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds in Berryville. Admission is $5 per person and free for children younger than 12.

For more information, go to

The Jazz Lounge

The Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, will have the Jazz Lounge featuring Bob Larson Jazz Trio at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

For more information, call 540-955-2004 or go to

Yard, bake sale

Fairview Lutheran Church, west of Gore on Fairview Road, will have an indoor yard and bake sale at 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Film showing

The Magic Lantern Theater and the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will offer an outdoor screening of the short Italian opera, “Pagliacci” at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the museum, 901 Amherst St., Winchester.

This film version stars Placido Domingo in performance at the Kennedy Center Opera House.

Admission to the movie is free. Bring chair; wine, beer and movie snacks available for purchase. In case of rain, screening will be in the MSV Reception Hall. Visit,, email or call 540-662-1473, ext. 235, or 540-678-0963.

Jazz by Combo

Jazz by Combo will play at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Westminster-Canterbury.

Verne Collins, Doug Harrison, Steve Baird and Fred Williams make up the group, which plays primarily supper club swing jazz.

Admission is $10 at the door. Call 540-665-0156.


Comedy night

Bright Box Theater, 15 N. Loudoun St., will have a Comedy Night featuring Brett Leake at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

For more information, contact 540-665-2878 or go to

Tom Principato

Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, will have a performance by Tom Principato at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

For more information, contact 540-955-2004 or go to

Miller/Orndorff/Nesmith reunion

The descendants of Phillip Setzer Orndorff and Mary Jane Tevault, Jacob Sylvanius Miller and Mary Catherine Reynolds, and Bethuel Middleton Nesmith and Alice Dortha Franks will hold a reunion at noon Saturday at the Capon Ruritan Building, River Road, Yellow Spring, W.Va. There will be genealogy information, history, family photos, prizes, and a family talent showcase.

Bring a covered main dish, side, or dessert.

Call Cecile at 770-382-4406 or Tina at 540-740-3994.

Yard party

Howard’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 3740 Green Spring Road, will have a yard party at 4 p.m. and an auction at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Battle commemoration

The Kernstown Battlefield Association will commemorate the 149th anniversary of the Second Battle of Kernstown from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester.

The event includes a battlefield walking tour at 10 a.m. Saturday and a Civil War church service at 10 a.m. Sunday followed by a 1 p.m. memorial service dedicated to Union Col. James Mulligan of the Irish Brigade.

For more information, contact

Branner reunion

The descendants of George and Christine Beahm Branner will hold their annual reunion and picnic at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Relief United Methodist Church picnic shelter on Middle Road. Bring an item for the auction.

W.R. Spiker reunion

The W.R. Spiker Family reunion will be held at noon Saturday at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 1643 Pitzer Chapel Road, Berkeley County, Arden, W.Va. Bring a covered dish/dessert to share, photos and family mementos, and an unwrapped item for the silent auction. Meats, beverages, and tableware will be furnished. There will be a short business meeting at the end of the reunion.

The business/genealogy meeting will be held at the General Adam Stephen House, 313 E. John St., Martinsburg, W.Va. from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday.

Contact Stewart Spiker at 304-886-8783 or Janet Farmer at 304-267-2269.

CCHS 1979 and  1989 reunion

The Clarke County High School classes of 1979 and 1989 will hold a joint reunion from 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the VFW in Berryville.

Bring a covered dish to share; meat and other sides will be provided). BYOB (liquor and wine )beer sold on premises.

There will be a photo booth, DJ and the band Blackmail will perform from 9 to 11p.m.


Rubbermaid sale

The United Way Rubbermaid Commercial Product Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday on the Belk parking lot at Apple Blossom Mall in Winchester to benefit Concern Hotline.

Contact the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley at 540-536-1610 or

Chicken, roast pork dinner

A barbecue chicken and roast pork dinner will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Little Mountain United Methodist Church off Cedar Grove Road in Frederick County.

A freewill donation will be accepted with a portion of the proceeds going to tornado relief in Oklahoma. Homemade ice cream will be sold. Call 540-667-0473 or 540-667-6786.


Douglass Family day

Douglass Family Day pool party will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Winchester Parks and Recreation outdoor pool. It is free for kids 17 and under and $2 for 18 and up (swimmers and spectators). Pizza and drinks will be sold.

Youth flag football and teen basketball sign-up will be held.

Frederick Douglass Day will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Aug 4. To pre-register call Douglass Park Organization at 540-313-4753.


Frederick County Fair

The Frederick County Fair opens Monday and runs through Aug. 3 at the Frederick County Fairgrounds. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for ages 6 to 11, and free for 5 and under. Monday is “Seniors Citizen’s Night” with $3 entry for ages 55 and older.

For a list of events go to


Food matters

Food Matters: A Conversation with Two Local Farmers will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Handley Library auditorium.

Two local farmers will show the audience how to enjoy a barcode free meal — Beth Nowak, owner of Mayfair Farm, Bunker Hill, W.Va., and manager of the Freight Station Farmers Market, Winchester, and Forrest Pritchard, owner of Smith Meadows Farm, Clarke County, and author of “Gaining Ground, A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food and Saving the Family Farm.”

This program is sponsored by The Friends of Handley Regional Library. A book signing will follow the program, which is free and open to the public.


1994 JWHS and SHS reunion

The 1994 class of James Wood and Sherando high schools will have 20th class reunions Aug. 1, 2014.

Names and mailing and email addresses are needed. Email information to

JWHS class of 1993

James Wood High School class of 1993 will have its 20-year reunion from 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 12 at Brewbaker’s in Winchester.

Tickets are available. Visit Facebook page.

National Book Festival

The Friends of Handley Library are sponsoring a bus trip to the Library of Congress National Book Festival Sept. 21 in Washington, D.C. The cost is $25 for the trip. Registration due by Aug. 23.

Contact Barbara Dickinson at 540-662-6046, ext. 31, or


Wayside production

“Boeing Boeing” continues through Aug. 11 at Wayside Theatre in Middletown. Call 540-869-1776.


Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre’s production of “Shrek” continues through Aug. 4 in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre on the Shenandoah University campus in Winchester. Call 540-665-4569.