Calendar of Events
Posted: March 1, 2013
A book talk and signing for “Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage” by Jeffrey Frank will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Winchester Book Gallery, 185 N. Loudoun St. The event is free and open to the public.
Call 540-667-3444 or visit winchesterbookgallery.com.
First Friday will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in downtown Winchester at shops and galleries, including the Eugene Smith gallery at 25 N. Loudoun St.
The Handley High School senior play, “Harry’s Hotter at Twilight,” will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Patsy Cline Theatre at the school. The short play is free and open to the public.
Last Ham Standing
The Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, will host the improv comedy stylings of Last Ham Standing at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Call 540-955-2004 or visit barnsofrosehill.org.
Skyline Indie Film Fest
Skyline Indie Film Fest will begin taking submissions Friday. The festival, which is co-sponsored by the Winchester Book Gallery and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, will accept professional and amateur films in all categories until Aug. 1.
A launch reception will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at the Book Gallery, 185 N. Loudoun St.
Forms will be available when the website launches Friday at skylineindiefilmfest.org.
Apple Creative Theater presents “Godspell Junior” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s-on-the-Hill Episcopal Church, 1527 Senseny Road.
Other performances will be given March 7, 8, 9, 10, 14 and 15. Call 540-664-1089 for tickets.
Korean War Memorial
Groundbreaking for the Korean War Memorial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at its future site in Winchester’s Jim Barnett Park on the Cork Street entrance side. The event is free and open to the public. Contact 540-662-1965.
Magic Lantern film
Magic Lantern Theater will have a free showing of Winchester native Scott Laidlaw’s documentary, “The Biggest Story Problem: Why America’s Students are Failing at Math,” at 2 p.m. Saturday at Handley Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
For more information and a full listing of Magic Lantern showings, go to magiclanterntheater.org.
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., will have a Sixties Soiree from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday to celebrate the opening of its new exhibit, “Moveable Feasts: Entertaining at Glen Burnie.”
Tickets are $100 per individual and $175 per couple, or for members it is $80 per individual and $150 per couple. Call 540-662-1473, ext. 235, or visit themsv.org.
Youth Art Month
The Youth Art Month exhibit opens Saturday and runs through March 30 at Shenandoah Arts Council, 811 S. Loudoun St. Admission is free and open to the public.
There will be a free opening reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The gallery is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and by appointment. Call 540-667-5166 or visit shenarts.org.
Dr. Seuss celebration
Bowman Library will celebrate the world of Dr. Seuss at 11 a.m. Saturday in honor of the children’s author, Theodor Seuss Geisel. It is free and open to the public.
Contact Donna Hughes at 540-869-9000, ext. 215, or email@example.com.
The Youth Department of St. Luke Baptist Church, 17 Liberty St., Berryville, will have a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Food Lion in Berryville. Call 540-955-1883.
David Troy Francis concert
David Troy Francis, concert pianist and recording artist, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Barns of Rose Hill.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-955-2004.
The monthly veterans breakfast meeting will be held Saturday at the Golden Corral Family Steak House, 120 Costello Drive, Winchester. All veterans may attend. Cost is $7.
Handley baseball fundraiser
Handley baseball fundraiser luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Carrabba's Italian Grill, 231 Kernstown Commons Blvd., Winchester.
Cost is $20 per person and includes beverage, soup or salad, fresh baked bread and choice of three entrees.
Tickets available from any Handley varsity baseball team member. Proceeds benefit the team.
Book, CD, DVD drop-off
Friends of Handley Regional Library book, CD, and DVD drop-off will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Bowman and Handley libraries.
These donations will be part of the upcoming spring 2013 used book sale March 18-23. Proceeds from this sale benefit Handley Regional Library.
Girl Scout cookie sales
Girl Scout cookies will be sold this weekend at CiCi’s Pizza, Sharp Shopper, Books-A-Million, First Bank, Kmart, Lowe’s, Sleepy’s Mattress, Shenandoah University, Apple Blossom Mall and Walmart.
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The Capitol Steps will perform at 3:13 p.m. Sunday in the Patsy Cline Theatre at Handley High School as part of a fundraiser for the class of 2013. Tickets are $20, $35, $50 and $100, depending on the seats.
To purchase tickets, email Handleyclassof2013@yahoo.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the Handley High School Tennis Pavilion box office from 4 to 7 p.m. today and from noon to 2 p.m. Friday.
‘Traces of the Trade’ showing
The Josephine School Community Museum and the Clarke Parish will sponsor the viewing of “Traces of the Trade: A Story of the Deep North” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the museum, 303 Josephine St., Berryville.
Katrina Browne traces the history of her ancestors, the most successful slave-trading family in United States history, as she and nine relatives confront their legacy. This is an invitation to explore how the country (including churches) benefited from slavery.
It is free and open to the public.
Old Town Winchester will host Restaurant Week at downtown restaurants March 4-7. Local restaurants will offer special discounted promotions.
“Moveable Feasts: Entertaining at Glen Burnie” exhibit opens Tuesday and 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 themsv.org.
Widows and widowers luncheon
A Dutch-treat luncheon for widows and widowers will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Olive Garden in Winchester. Call 540-667-1751.
Patsy Cline tributes
Several events will be held in Winchester in honor of the 50th anniversary of the death of Patsy Cline.
The Patsy Cline Historic House, 608 S. Kent St., will open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday to March 9 for tours. Admission is $8, $6 for seniors, and active military free.
A celebration of life event will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. March 9 in the Half-Note Lounge at the George Washington Hotel in Winchester. Music will be by Liz Ruffner, a local Patsy Cline tribute singer. Admission is free
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. March 10 at Omps Funeral Home — South Chapel, adjacent to the cemetery where she is buried. It is free and open to the public.
Magic Lantern film
Magic Lantern Theater will have its first showing next week in the Bright Box Theatre inside The Bright Center, 15 N. Loudoun St. “Bottle Shock” (PG-13) will be shown at 7 p.m. March 7. Tickets are $8 or $5 for Magic Lantern members.
For more information and a full listing of Magic Lantern showings, visit magiclanterntheater.org.
A reception and silent auction will be held from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. March 9 at the Samuel Noakes House, 201 S. Braddock St., Winchester.
Cost is $20 per person for 3 to 5 p.m. and $30 per person for 6 to 8 p.m.
The afternoon event includes barbecue, beer and a silent auction. The evening showing includes hors d’oeuvres, wine, and a silent auction. Space is limited to 40 guests per event. Reserve tickets at phwi.org/noakes13.php.
Winchester Little Theatre will present “The Gazebo” March 8-10, 14-17 and 21-23.
The box office is open and may be reached at email@example.com.
Barns of Rose Hill exhibits
The Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, has two new 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.
For more information, call 540-955-2004 or go to barnsofrosehill.org.
Cross stitch exhibit
“The Art of Cross Stitch” exhibit will be on display through Thursday 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.
The Tia Maggio and Winslow McCagg exhibit “Reunion” is on display through Thursday in the dining room at Blandy Experimental Farm in Boyce.
Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury is displaying an exhibit of artwork by resident Fred Zimmer through April 6 in the Lawrence Gallery.
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.
Visit nsvmga.org or email email@example.com.
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.