The following are local nonprofit events that have been canceled or postponed as well as nonprofit offices that have closed due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.

Editor’s note: The latest notices are at the top of the list.

Frederick County Parks and Recreation

The Frederick County Parks and Recreation Department has closed/canceled/postponed all scheduled programs and sports leagues, BasicREC, Community Centers and trips and private indoor rentals. The department has closed all playgrounds, playing fields, and restrooms in the parks while leaving the parks themselves open for passive leisure activities such as walking.

Shenandoah Conservatory

All Shenandoah Conservatory spring performances, recitals and events though the end of the academic year have been canceled. The Conservatory is reaching out to current ticket holders  to process any necessary refunds or credits.

Mountain Anthems performance

The Mountain Anthems, originally scheduled to perform at Salem Church of the Brethren in Stephens City on March 29, has been canceled.

Conservation Club scholarship

Winchester Frederick County Conservation Club as extended the submission date for the applications for the club's annual scholarships for graduating seniors at the 10 public high schools as well as private schools and home-school students in its membership area from April 11 to May 16.

All seniors pursuing a degree in any conservation area are encouraged to apply.

To request an application, write to WFCCC, PO Box 1431, Stephens City, Va. 22655.

Blandy Experimental Farm

All organized meetings, programs and events scheduled at Blandy Experimental Farm in Clarke County through May 15 have been canceled including the Garden Fair held every Mother's Day weekend. The Arboretum grounds remain open dawn to dusk but the restrooms are closed.


Tablescapes, a Faith in Action fundraiser scheduled for March 29, has been postponed.

Republican Women’s Club

The April 1 monthly luncheon for the Winchester Frederick Clarke Republican Women’s Club is canceled. Our meetings are usually held the first Wednesday of each month at the Winchester Country Club but from here forward, we will schedule the following monthly meetings based on guidance from the CDC and VHD. Information can be obtained by watching the events scheduled in the Winchester Star or from the website at

Rep. Jennifer Wexton's office

Rep. Jennifer Wexton's office (D-10th) on Rouss Avenue, off the Loudoun Street Mall, is closed. Constituents can still reach out for help at

Greenwood Fire Co. Auxiliary

Greenwood Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company Auxiliary Spring Bazaar and Soup Sale scheduled for April 4 has been canceled. Vendors can carry over their table reservation to the fall bazaar or request a refund.

Stephens City Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

The Stephens City Lions Club pancake breakfast scheduled for April 18 has been canceled. Tickets may be carried forward to the fall breakfast or they may be refunded.

Walk with a Doc

The Walk with a Doc program, a free monthly walking program held at the Wellness and Fitness Center at Winchester Medical Center has been put on hold indefinitely.

Valley Glasshoppers

The Valley Glasshoppers Lucy Welsh Trust Fund dinner for April 14 is postponed until further notice. Also, The Valley Glasshoppers regular meeting in April is canceled.

Old Town Winchester

Old Town Winchester has canceled the following events: First Friday for April; Garland R. Quarles Elementary School Apple Blossom Parade; Girls on the Run; Rally in the Alley; Winchester Children’s Business Fair; MSV Green Circle 5K; John Handley Walk to Mt. Hebron; Walk a Mile in Her Shoes; Hop Blossom; KidzFest; Old Town Egg Hunt and Shakespeare at the Taylor.

Several Old Town events have been postponed including the Boscawen Block Party and the opening of the Farmers & Markers Market.

Apple Blossom Festival

The 93rd Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, set for April 24 to May 3, has been postponed.

Winchester Medical Center

Valley Health System, parent company of Winchester Medical Center, has suspended all visiting hours. Exceptions will be made for limited visitors in the labor and delivery, mother-baby, pediatrics and neonatal intensive care units, as well as for approved care partners and other special circumstances, on a case-by-case basis. Valley Health has also closed all its fitness centers. All Valley Health hospitals and outpatient surgery centers are postponing all elective and non-essential procedures and surgeries.

Virginia Cooperative Extension

Virginia Cooperative Extension 4-H programs and events in Frederick County, Virginia, have been canceled until March 27. All Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener program and events in the Northern Shenandoah Valley (Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren Counties) have been canceled until April 1. Homeowners who have questions regarding their lawn, landscape, or vegetable gardens can get their questions answered by an Extension Master Gardener by emailing for help.

Whipped cooking contest

Whipped, a “Chopped”-style cooking competition being held at Nibblins, has been postponed.

Preservation of Historic Winchester

Preservation of Historic Winchester has postponed the launch party for the book “Winchester: Limestone, Sycamores & Architecture” planned for April 3 and 4. Books are still available for sale by appointment only at the PHW office, 530 Amherst St. The PHW Office is also closed to the public for the foreseeable future. Email or call 540-667-3577 if you have questions.

‘In His Service’ Community Meal

The “In HIS Service” Community Meal scheduled for March 24 at the Boyce Fire Hall has been canceled. Watch for notices about the April meal.

Spirit & Word’s country breakfast

The Spirit & Word Missions’ country breakfast on March 28 is canceled.

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

All programming at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is canceled through May 12. The buildings will remain closed to the public until May 12. The gardens and the outdoor exhibition David Rogers’ Big Bugs are scheduled to open on April 18. Registrants affected by postponements or cancellations will be contacted directly.

Historic Garden Week

The Garden Club of Virginia has canceled Historic Garden Week. The local tour was to take place April 25. The local garden club plans to reimburse anyone who has already purchased tickets. Anyone wants to make a donation to the Garden Club of Virginia or to the Winchester-Clarke Garden Club will receive a tax receipt letter. Donations will help to send children to nature camp this summer.

Capitol Steps

The April 5 performance of the Capitol Steps has been canceled at Handley High School.

Greenwood Fire Co. Cash Party

Greenwood Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company has postponed its March 21 Cash Party to May 9. All tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date or refunds must be requested on or before March 21.

North Mountain Fire Co. Cash Party

North Mountain Volunteer Fire Co. has rescheduled its spring Cash Party from March 21 to May 30.

COPD support group

Valley Health’s COPD Support Group, scheduled to meet on March 24 will not be held this month.

South End Fire Co. Bingo

South End Fire Company has canceled bingo on Mondays and Fridays effective immediately. Follow the South End Fire Company on Facebook for updates.

Clarke County Historical Association

The Clarke County Historical Association will be open to the public by appointment only until March 30. The staff of CCHA will continue to operate, and will provide updates through our social media pages, email and website. To schedule a visit, call 540-955-2600.

Parkinson’s support groups

All the activities of the Greater Winchester Area Parkinson’s Support Group are cancelled. They will re-evaluate the situation on April 1.

Blue Ridge Democratic Committee

The Blue Ridge Democratic Committee breakfast, scheduled for March 28 at the Winchester Country Club has been cancelled. Next scheduled meeting is June 13.

Handley Regional Library System

All locations of the Handley Regional Library System — Handley Library, Bowman Library and Clarke County Library — are closed to the public through March 28. The Spring Book Sale is also canceled.

Top of Virginia Regional Chamber

The Top of Virginia Regional Chamber has canceled or postponed all events until March 31.

Ripples support group

Ripples, a cancer support group, will be canceled for the months of March and April. For questions, call 540-550-4660

Tax-Aide Service

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Service, a free service held in Jim Barnett Park in Winchester, has been suspended until further notice.

Kiwanis Pancake Day

Kiwanis Pancake Day scheduled for April 4 has been canceled. Tickets and ads can be carried forward and 100% honored at the Fall Community Pancake Day on Nov. 7 or they can be refunded.

Clarke County Parks and Recreation

The Clarke County Parks and Recreation Department canceled all scheduled programs through March 29.

Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, a children’s museum on Cork Street, is closed until at least March 27.

Barns of Rose Hill

Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville is canceling the Heidi Martin presents ABBEY! scheduled for March 28. Thursday evening Jams and Life Drawing classes are also canceled.

Treasure Box Thrift Shop

The Treasure Box Thrift Shop of Christ Episcopal Church on Boscawen Street is closing temporarily. The shop will revisit this decision on a weekly basis and keep its customers informed.

Vera Bradley & Thirty-One Bingo Fundraiser

The Vera Bradley & Thirty-One Bingo Fundraiser to benefit the Blue Ridge Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship scheduled for March 21 at John H. Enders Fire Company in Berryville has been postponed until April 26.

Family Promise

Family Promise of Shenandoah County has postponed its Steak Dinner & Silent Auction scheduled for March 28 until June 13. For questions, call 540-333-1976.

Recovery’s Got Talent

The Recovery’s Got Talent show scheduled for March 28 has been postponed. Organizers are trying to reschedule.

Nonprofits are welcome to send their announcements to

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