Community Bulletin Board: Calendar of Events

Posted: May 15, 2014




National Skirmish

The North-South Skirmish Association’s 129th National Skirmish is being held today through Sunday at 480 Chalybeate Springs Road in Frederick County. It is free and open to the public. For a complete schedule of events, go to



National Salvation  Army Week

National Salvation Army Week continues through Friday. A women’s ministry event will be held at 5 p.m. today and an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the facility at 300 Fort Collier Road. Call 540-662-4777.





Glass show and sale

The Valley Glasshoppers will hold its 25th annual Glass Show and Sale from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Mount Carmel Baptist Church’s Family Life Center, 1309 Opequon St. Admission is $5.

Call Chip Pullen at 540-974-9001 or Jim Coverston at 540-622-4921.


Mountain Dulcimer Festival

The Mountain Dulcimer Festival will be held from Friday to Sunday at Shenandoah University. The cost of the weekend activity is $129. People can register until noon Friday.

There will be a dulcimer concert by the workshop instructors at 7 p.m. Friday in the Goodson Chapel that is open to the public. Tickets are $12. Contact 540-665-5442.


Bistro concert

Classical guitarist William Feasley and oboist Dr. Yeon-jee Sohn will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Bistro at Westminster-Canterbury. There is no admission charge.


Rummage sale

The Winchester Medical Center’s Auxiliary Attic will have a rummage sale, cash only, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday outside the store, 381 Millwood Ave., weather permitting.

Clothing is $1 with discounts on housewares. Proceeds benefit the WMC Cancer Center.



The Nighthawks

Bright Box Theater, 15 N. Loudoun St., will present a concert by The Nighthawks at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

Go to






Spring Greening Faire

The “Love Your Mother! Spring Greening Faire” will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley, 6380 Valley Pike, Stephens City. Admission is by donation.

Contact Maya White Sparks at 540-868-2664 or or go to


Church tour

Preservation of Historic Winchester Inc. is sponsoring a tour of local church buildings in commemoration of National Preservation Month. The tours will start at 1 p.m. Saturday and take visitors to a new site each hour through 4 p.m. in downtown Winchester. The program is free and open to the public. Contact 540-667-3577 or or visit



Ready Set Glow 5K Run/Walk

The second annual Ready Set Glow 5K Run/Walk will be held at 9 p.m. Saturday at Chet Hobert Park, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville. Registration is at 7:30 p.m. The entry fee is $35 through today and $40 on race day.

Contact 540-722-3589. Register at or


Restoration of Voting Rights Workshop

Winchester Area NAACP will host a Restoration of Voting Rights Workshop at 4:15 p.m. Saturday at Love Hope Fellowship Church, 501 S. Cameron St., Winchester.

Richard Walker, CEO and founder of Bridging the Gap, a statewide advocacy and support group for ex-offenders, will be a featured guest.

Contact Ethel Doherty at 540-662-0885 or


Fort Loudoun Day

Fort Loudoun Day will be held Saturday rain or shine with tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the French and Indian War site of Fort Loudoun, 419 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.

Speaker will be Bill Hunt, portraying a lieutenant, at 11:30 a.m.

Tours will be led by historian and author Norman Baker.

Painting demonstrations will be given by re-enactor Kevin O’Malley of New York.


Events are free and light refreshments served.




Pancake breakfast

A pancake breakfast will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Little Mountain United Methodist Church, off Cedar Grove Road in Frederick County.

A freewill donation will be accepted. Call 540-667-0473 or 540-667-6786.



Baylee Scott fundraiser

All Tune and Lube and MAACO will host a car show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 240 Prosperity Drive.

There will be food, games, prizes and live music.

Proceeds will benefit medical expenses for 18-month-old Baylee Scott, who was born without tibias.






Flea market

Stephens City United Methodist Church, 5291 Main St., Stephens City, will hold its annual flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. More than 25 vendors will have a variety of items for sale.


Relay for Life fundraiser

The North Frederick United Methodist Crusaders will hold a yard and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Stonewall Ruritan Building at the Frederick County Fairgrounds.

Proceeds will benefit Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.



Event canceled

The Rich Rau Memorial Tour and Pancake Breakfast to benefit The Laurel Center (scheduled for Saturday ) has been canceled.



Photography presentation

“Seeing Trees & Flowers: A Photographic Journey with Robert Llewellyn” will be presented from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Blandy Experimental Farm library.

Cost is $25 for members and $30 for others. Reservations required. Call 540-837-1758, ext. 224.


Pancake breakfast

A pancake breakfast will be held from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at Star Tannery Volunteer Fire and Rescue, 950 Brill Road, Star Tannery. Freewill donation will be accepted to benefit Hampton Cemetery.


Howlin’ Brothers concert

The Howlin’ Brothers perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 540-955-2004.


Yard, bake sale

Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy near Stephens City will have a yard and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the gym.


Rabies clinic

The Frederick County Esther Boyd Animal Shelter, 161 Fort Collier Road, will hold a rabies clinic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for dogs and cats 4 months or older. Shots are $13, cash only. Bring dogs on a leash and cats in a carrier. Contact 540-667-9192.


‘Havana Night’

Winchester Salsa Group will hold a “Havana Night” from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at Café Del Sol. Admission is $8 and includes salsa lesson for ages 21 and over. Contact Jorge at 540-327-0647.



Yard, bake sale

St. Paul’s on-the-Hill Episcopal Church, 1527 Senseny Road, will have a yard and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds benefit St. Paul’s Table Food Pantry.


Spring dinner

Gainesboro Volunteer Fire and Rescue, 221 Gainesboro Road, will have a spring dinner from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.


Kidz Fest

Kidz Fest will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in downtown Winchester and will feature games, entertainment, activities and information. It is free and open to the public. Visit


Winchester Musica Viva

Winchester Musica Viva will remember a former member, the late Jim Harmon, with a concert, “How Can I Keep From Singing,” at 8 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 26 W. Boscawen St. Tickets are $15. Students with ID and children under 10 are free. Visit


Girls on the Run 5K

Girls on the Run of the Shenandoah Valley Spring 5K will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Jim Barnett Park. Registration and packet pickup will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Fireman’s Shelter. Race entry is $25 on race day for adults, $10 for ages 13 to 18, and $5 for under 12.

To pre-register, email or go to


‘40 Under 40’

The Shenandoah Arts Council, 811 S. Loudoun St., will have an artists reception for its exhibit “40 Under 40” from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The show continues through May 31. Contact 540-667-5166.



‘Inherit the Wind’

A casting call for “Inherit the Wind” has been set for 5 p.m. Sunday at the Old Court House Civil War Museum on the Loudoun Street Mall.


Two performances of the drama will be held to benefit the museum at 8 p.m. July 12 and 2 p.m. July 13.

Contact Trish Ridgeway at 540-336-1593.


Storytelling, songs


An afternoon of storytelling and songs with Ken Wade will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville.





Cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 540-955-2004.




Basket bingo

Round Hill Community Fire and Rescue Company, 769 Round Hill Road, will hold a basket bingo at 2 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Contact Karl Littman at 540-327-6820 or Victor Riggleman at 540-877-1402.



International  Museum Day

Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 19 W. Cork St., will participate in International Museum Day with free admission from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The theme is “Museum Collections Make Connections.” Contact 540-722-2020.





Reunion canceled

The J. Schoenman reunion scheduled for Sunday has been canceled. Contact 540-869-3785 or 540-931-5871.




Dog training

Head of the Class Dog Training is offering free hour-long seminars on puppy parenting at 7:15 p.m Tuesday at Linden Heights Animal Hospital, 274 Linden Drive, Winchester.


This event is free and open to the public, but no dogs allowed at the event.









‘The Gift of Pets’ presentation


“The Gift of Pets, Stories Only a Vet Could Tell,” will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Handley Library auditorium.


Dr. Bruce R. Coston, founder of the Seven Bends Veterinary Hospital and published author, will speak.




The Friends of Handley Regional Library will have its annual meeting at that time.

A reception and book signing will follow the program. This event is free and open to the public.




Jewelry class

Designs by Janice D will offer free jewelry classes from 10:30 a.m. to noon this Wednesday and May 21 and 28 at Godfrey Miller Fellowship Center, 28 S. Loudoun St., Winchester.

The class will cover how to repair, restring or redesign old jewelry.

Call 540-667-5869 to register.



Blandy book club

Blandy is hosting a new book club focused on environmental topics, natural history, and experiences and reflections on the natural world.

Meetings will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. the fourth Thursday in the Blandy library. Light refreshments provided.

The reading for the first meeting is Barbara Kingsolver’s “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.” Call 540-837-1758, ext. 287.




Loudoun Street Mile

The 27th Annual Loudoun Street Mile will be held Memorial Day, May 26, in downtown Winchester starting at 8 a.m.

There will be separate mile races for boys, girls, women and men. There will also be a 100-yard Tot Trot for 5 and under and a one-mile non-competitive fitness walk. A family package is available for families of four or more.

Proceeds will benefit The Laurel Center. Visit or call 540-665-8394.






WLT’s ‘Crimes  of the Heart’

Winchester Little Theatre’s production of “Crimes of the Heart” continues at the theater, 315 W. Boscawen St.

Contact the box office at 540-662-3331 or For more information, go to




Susan Carney art exhibit

Duvall Designs Gallery, 2053 Millwood Road, Millwood, features a free exhibit of oil paintings and monotype prints by Susan Carney through May 31.


Contact 540-336-9631 or or or go to


‘Safes of the Valley’

“Safes of the Valley” runs through March 29 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 go to



Quilt exhibit

The Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society exhibit, “A Collection of Quilts,” continues at Hollingsworth Mill, 1360 S. Pleasant Valley Road, through Oct. 31. It is free and open to the public.





Josephine Museum

The Josephine School Community Museum, 303 Josephine St., Berryville, is open every Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.

Clarke County’s African-American heritage and history are preserved in this former schoolhouse. The one-story, two-room frame building was placed on the Virginia and National Registers of Historic Places.