Around Clarke in October & November
5pm–11pm Friday, noon–8pm Saturday in Old Town Winchester. This two-day event will celebrate German heritage and bring herren und frauen to the Old Town walking mall. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample German inspired food, music, beer, and wine. Everyone is invited to compete in the Best Dressed Lederhosen and Dirndl Contest on Friday night. Kids can enjoy free face painting, marionettes, puppet shows, and more. Entertainment, Beer and wine listings will be posted as they become available a few weeks prior to the event. For information visit www.oldtownwinchesterva.com.
17 Riding Through History Exhibit
Riding Through History: Exploring Clarke’s Colonial Roads is a new exhibit presenting maps, documents, artifacts, and contextual history on some of Clarke County’s earliest transportation routes at Historic Long Branch, 6–8pm. Led by Matthew Mackay-Smith, this years-long project comes to fruition in an informative and attractive display co-curated by the Clarke County Historical Association and Long Branch Plantation. Opening reception will celebrate Mackay-Smith’s contributions to local history; refreshments will be provided by Locke Store. For information, call 540-837-1856 or visit www.longbranch.org.
17–19 Civil War Reenactment
The 150th Commemoration of the Battle of Cedar Creek, Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park. Middletown. Witness one of the most exciting battle reenactments in the country. This unique opportunity also includes a children’s activities tent, Sutler Row shopping area, a luminary commemoration service, and night firing of cannons. Guided group tours are available and include grandstand seating for the reenactments. For information visit the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation at http://ccbf.us/.
17 Elke Baker and Ken Kolodner
Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct. Berryville. Doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm. An evening of traditional music form Scotland, Ireland, Appalachian, Quebec and beyond with Elke Baker, U.S. national Scottish fiddle champion, and Ken Kolodner, one of today’s most accomplished, musical hammered dulcimer artists. $15 in advance, $20 at the door, free for ages 12 and under accompanied by an adult. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.
18 Clarke County Animal Shelter
10th anniversary celebration. Noon—3pm. 225 Ramsburg Lane, Berryville. Rabies clinic 1—3pm. $10 each for dogs and cats. Free BBQ, pony rides, petting zoo, games, and live music. For information call the shelter at 540-955-5104.
1 Fabulous Fibers for All
Opening reception for a new show through November 8, 6–8pm at the Firehouse Gallery, 23 East Main Street, Berryville. One of the gallery’s most popular exhibits, this year’s show features more fiber art than ever before to adorn yourself or your home. Featured artists include: Joyce Badanes, Norma Colman, Chantal Gabard, Sue Groundwater, Karen Kimble, Marilyn Jeltes, Neena Jhaveri, Jane Radford, Barbara Runkle, and Lauri Sisney. Hundreds of stunning items to see and buy ranging from felted bags to painted table runners to cotton tea towels to cashmere scarves. Weaving, knitting, and spinning demonstrations are held on Saturdays during the show’s run, part of the gallery’s ongoing Art of Making Art educational series. Open Tuesday–Thursday, and Saturday 11am–3pm; Friday 11am–5pm. For information call 540-955-4001.
18 “Le Weekend”
Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct. Berryville. Presented by Magic Lantern. Doors open at 6:30pm. Film starts at 7. In this British comedy-drama, a couple travels to Paris hoping to reanimate their marriage, but encounter a mix of old resentments, rekindled passions, and antic adventures. Rated R; 93 minutes. $8 per person, $5 for Barns of Rose Hill and Magic Lantern members For information contact email@example.com or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.
18–19 Fall Farm Festival
Sky Meadows State Park. 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 10am–5pm. Wildlife & Habitat-themed weekend. Celebrate the fall harvest all month at the Mount Bleak Farm. Live music, concessions, interpretive programs, living history demonstrations, house tours, corn maze & pick-your-own pumpkin patch. For information call 540-592-3556.
18–19 Civil War Reenactment
9am–4pm. 150th Commemoration of the Battle of Cedar Creek. Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park. 8437 Valley Pike, Middletown. Witness one of the most exciting battle reenactments in the country! Reenactments, living history demonstrations, and more! Purchase general admission tickets at ccbf.us or join the “150 Club” for a VIP experience, details at www.bellegrove.org.
19 Blackwood Legacy Quartet
7pm. Church of New Beginnings, 110 North Church Street, Berryville. A special concert from Nashville. The Mansion Entertainment artists link the best of Southern Gospel’s traditional sound with today’s newer Country gospel and worship music. Admission is free and an offering will be received. For information call New Beginnings Chruch. 540-931-7167 or visit www.BlackwoodLegacy.com.
19 Homecoming Service
Boyce United Methodist Church, 8 Old Chapel Ave., Boyce. Worship service begins at 11:15am with Rev. Dr. John (Jack) T. Martin, Jr., pastor. A perfect time of year to gather to see old friends or make new ones. Everyone is invited to stay for a potluck lunch following the service. There will be a table of scrapbooks for reminiscing. Bring pictures or scrapbooks of previous church events to share. For information call Diana Fulton at 540-837-1235 or Joan Triplett at 540-722-2165. Or visit www.bmwchargeumc.org.
19 5K and Fun Run
Wayside Farm. 5273 Harry Byrd Highway, Berryville, beginning at 8am. Register for the inaugural Wayside Farm Fun 5K and Fun Run to enjoy some farm fun while raising money to support families affected by breast cancer. Start the morning with a 5K cross-country trail run/walk through the fields of Wayside Farm Fun. Registration is $25 for 5K and $10 for Fun Run. Then celebrate your achievement with a treat from Great Harvest Bread and other goodies while picking out your Pink Porcelain pumpkin, a rare variety of pumpkin grown by the Wegmeyers to support breast cancer research.
End the day by using your free admission pass for hours of fun on the farm with pig races, LEGO Superhero corn maze, the Barnyard Playground, and plenty of other fall activities. Children under ten are invited to participate in the Fun Run obstacle course around the Barnyard Playground. All proceeds will be donated to the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation, an organization that provides support to local women living with breast cancer. For information Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, call (540) 539-3276, or visit www.waysidefarmfun.com.
23 Quilting Bee
Clarke County Parks and Recreation. 255 Al Smith Circle, Berryville. 9am–12pm. Apple Valley Needle Threaders Quilting Bee. These quilting clubs are open to ALL skill levels. Planned monthly programs, presentations and socializing with others who share a love of quilting make these clubs wonderful ways to spend a few hours each month. The Quilting Bee is an opportunity for beginners to observe, practice and ask questions while continuing crafters work on their projects. 1 meeting. Fee $1. Leader: Linda Hammond. For information call 540-955-5140.
24/26 Art in the Foothills
This juried show and sale features over 50 artists working in a variety of media; at the A. James Clark Lodge at Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness (BCR), 18370 Bluemont Village Lane, Bluemont. The lodge is a beautiful venue and boasts amazing views. Sponsored by BCR and Friends of Bluemont, a nonprofit preservation organization. Admission is free. Hours: Friday through Sunday, 10 am–5 pm. A welcoming reception will be held Saturday, 3–5 pm. For information call 703-407-5695 or visit www.friends-of-bluemont.org and www.ArtInTheFoothills.org.
24 CCHS Football
7:30pm. William Feltner Stadium. Clarke County vs Manassas Park. Last Home Game.
24 Drum Circle
7pm. My Neighbor and Me in their new location! 15 East Main Street, Berryville. This free event is open to anyone. Some drums provided.
25 Steak Dinner
Featuring live music by Bobby Will and the Bordello Bandits, 5pm–11pm. Hosted by the Blue Ridge Eagles, 120 O Street, Purcellville. $15 in advance, $20 day of, $5 cover only after 7 pm for the band. For information visit www.blueridgeeagles.com or call 540-751-1435.
25 Enchanted Pumpkin Patch
Clarke County Parks and Recreation. 255 Al Smith Circle, Berryville. 11am–1pm. Ages 3–10. This delightful play area and party will get youngsters excited about Halloween! There will be plenty of Halloween themed activities, games, prizes, music, candy, and decorations for everyone to enjoy. Youngsters are encouraged to wear a costume. Fee $5.
25 Turkey Dinner and Silent Auction
John Enders Fire Hall. Berryville. 4–7pm. Sponsored by Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church. Menu includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls, and pie for dessert. Adults $10 and children $5.
25–26 Fall Farm Festival
10:00 a.m–5:00 p.m. Sky Meadows State Park. 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. History-themed weekend. Celebrate the fall harvest all month at the Mount Bleak Farm. Live music, concessions, interpretive programs, living history demonstrations, house tours, corn maze & pick-your-own pumpkin patch. For information call 540-592-3556.
25 CCHA 75th Anniversary
CCHA Museum. 32 East Main Street, Berryville. 5:30–9:30pm. Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Clarke County Historical Association! Join us for an evening of unlocking the past. Treasures from our collection will be on view, a noted Historian will speak, a fabulous dinner and many more surprises are in store! For more information call (540)955-2600.
26 103rd Annual Homecoming
11am. St. Mary’s Memorial Church. 106 N. Buckmarsh Street, Berryville. will celebrate its 103rd Anniversary & Homecoming with a service of Holy Eucharist with the Rt. Rev. Dwight L. Brown. The service will be followed by a delicious ‘Homecoming Feast. With Special Guest Rev. Gilbert Mack, Jr., Senior Pastor at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Winchester.
29 Meet the Artist
5pm. Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. Artist, Todd Butler will be at the Barns of Rose Hill to discuss his new lego sculpture that will be on display, “Obsidian Castle 2”. Great for all ages! Free admission. For information contact email@example.com or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.
30 Saving the Bees
Special Program at Shenandoah U. Department of Environmental Studies “Bees: How They Live, Current Threats, and Why We Should Care”. 7–8:30pm. T’ai Roulston, Blandy Experimental Farm. Bees pollinate most of our crops and many wild plants. More than 900 bee species are found in the eastern U.S., many of which play out their lives in our yards and gardens. T’ai Roulston will explore the diversity of bees, their importance, their habits, and threats to their existence. Stimpson Auditorium, Shenandoah University. FOSA members $10, nonmembers $12, SU students and staff free. Register through Blandy. For more information or reservations call 540-837-1758 Ext. 224, or register online under Programs & Events at http://www.blandy.virginia.edu.
31 Haunting Halloween Dance
Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. Doors open at 7:30pm, dance starts at 8. Join us for an evening of dance, costume, and general ghoulishness! The Barns of Rose Hill and Berryville Main Street are teaming up to put the fun back in fundraiser! It’s a BYOB (bring your own broom) event! We strongly encourage costumes! Fun Prizes! Cash Bar and ghoulish goodies if you dare! Music by Special Occasions Entertainment $20 in advance, $25 at the door, 12 and under, accompanied by an adult, free. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.
31 Halloween Block Party
21st Street, Old Town Purcellville. 5–9pm. Free Admission. Loudoun County’s largest Halloween Party. Live music by Swell Daze. Costume and other scary Contests with $1500 in cash prizes including a $500 grand prize for best overall costume. For more information visit purcellvillehalloween.com or call 540-751-0707.
1 Antiques Appraisal & Crafts Fair
10am–4pm at Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown. Bring a collectable or heirloom for appraisal and bring the family to see traditional crafts demonstrations. Admission $5 for adults and children 7 and older. Free admission for Belle Grove Members. Appraisals $10 per item or $25 per 3 items. More information at www.bellegrove.org.
1 Mystery Dinner Party
Clarke County Parks and Recreation. 255 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 6–9pm. It’s the James D. Murder High “Totally 80’s” Reunion! You’ve come a long way over years and so have your classmates. It’s time to reunite with your old friends (and enemies) to see what everyone’s become. Unfortunately for one of you…it is a murderer who is destined to strike. You’ll have but one night to figure it out and bring the killer to justice. Get ready for a night of mystery and mayhem intertwined with rivalries from the past that spill over to the present. At Murder High, it’s not only what you were, but what you’ve become. It will be a reunion you won’t forget…if you live to tell about it! Don’t forget to dress in your best 80’s fashions. This is an interactive event including a catered dinner. Ages 16 and up. Fee $30. Minimum Enrollment Required by 10/24.
3 Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care
Planning and Preparation for the Road Ahead. 8am – 12pm Winchester Medical Center Conference Center. 1840 Amherst Center, Winchester. Free Event for families and family caregivers of loved ones with dementia. Physician and other authorities on various aspects of dementia: “The 9 Types of Dementia”. Activities to promote engagement between caregivers and loved ones, etc. Breakfast provided! Space is limited. Please register online at www.dutchhavenassistedliving.com/Events or RSVP Linda 540-327-3083. Event sponsored by Valley Health Behavioral Health and Dutch Haven Assisted Living & Memory Care.
4 Long Branch Book Club
First Meeting. 7pm. 830 Long Branch Lane, Millwood. Meet inside of the historic home at First book: The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. Membership is free and new members are always welcome! For more information call 540-837-1856 or visit www.visitlongbranch.org
5 Cabin Fever
A Texas Tragicomedy. 7:30pm. Winchester Little Theater. 315 W Boscawen St, Winchester. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served before show and during intermission. Cost $25 per person. All proceeds benefit Help With Housing. Purchase tickets online at www.helpwithhousing.org.
5 STEM Festival
Clarke County High School, 627 Mosby Blvd., Berryville. 5:15–8pm. Clarke County Public Schools invites you to participate in the 2014 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Festival, which brings together students, community members, and businesses to showcase STEM and its application in our everyday lives. This year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is partnering with CCPS on all activities and speakers. From 5:156:50pm the festival features an action-packed fair with experiments, hands-on activities, food, music, and fun. From 7–8pm a presentation on underwater exploration including expeditions to the RMS Titanic. Events are open to the public and admission is free. For information contact Debbie Biggs, STEM Teacher Leader 540-955-6130 x7462.
7 Crums Christmas Bazaar
9am–8pm. Enders Fire Hall, Berryville. Crums Church Annual Christmas Bazaar features a huge Bake Sale & Handmade Crafts. Lunch & Dinner are served from 11am to 6pm.The menu includes Turkey Salad sandwiches, Sloppy Joes, Hotdogs, Homemade Vegetable and Bean Soup, Pies, Coffee, Tea, and Soda. Pre-order your fresh local evergreen wreaths.
7 Boots $ BBQ
5–8pm. Clarke County Ruritan Building at the Clarke County Fair Grounds in Berryville. SAAA’s Fall Fundraiser- the Fourth Boots & BBQ Event. Take-out Available although we’ll be having lots of fun there. Tickets are now available at your local Active Living Center and the SAAA Main Office. Dinner Served from 5 PM– 7 PM, Musical Entertainment begins at 6pm, Boots Contest at 6:30, Silent Auction Opens for Bids at 5pm and Closes at 7:15. For more information call 540-635-7141 or visit www.shenandoahaaa.com.
8 Pasado De Moda
Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. Doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8. Whether it’s Bulgarian Dance music, East African Mbria music, or Brazilian Forro, their innovative arrangements and compositions are manifesting a new acoustic music sound. Most members are from different nationalities and backgrounds, bringing with them their own unique rhythms, instrumentals, varieties, and ideas. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 12 and under, accompanied by an adult, free. For information contact email@example.com or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.
8–9 Fall & Holiday Craft Show
Clarke County Parks and Recreation. 255 Al Smith Circle. Berryville. Saturday 8th 9am–5pm. Sunday 10am–3pm. For information call 540-955-5147.
11 5k Run for Warriors
Supporting the Wounded Warrior Project. Sky Meadow State Park. 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 10am–2pm. Walkers and Hikers welcome. $25 prior to October 24th. $30 after October 24 until the day of the event. To register visit On the Run Sports at www.otrsports.com or call 540-592-3556.
11 Community Band Performance
7pm. Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. Clarke County Community Band’s Veterans’ Day performance. Free.
14 Scrapping Time
Clarke County Parks and Recreation. 255 Al Smith Circle, Berryville. 6–8:45pm. Calling all scrap bookers! This is a fun and unstructured gathering of scrap bookers of all levels for some uninterrupted time to work on individual projects. Please bring your own materials. This is also an opportunity to meet and socialize with others who share a love of scrap booking. $4 fee. For information call 540-955-5140.
14 Casino Night
7–11pm. Hosted by the Blue Ridge Eagles. 120 O Street, Purcellville. Includes Black Jack, Roulette, Craps, Texas Hold ‘Em. $40 advance tickets. $50 at the door. For more information visit www.blueridgeeagles.com or call 540-751-1435.
16 The Lunchbox
Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. Doors open at 3:30pm. Film starts at 4. A charming, bitter-sweet Indian film about two lonely people who strike up an unexpected pen-pal relationship through a misdirected lunchbox delivery. In Hindi with subtitles and in English. Rated PG; 104 minutes.$8.00 per person $5.00 for Barns of Rose Hill and Magic Lantern members. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.
21–22 Grace Church Holiday Bazaar
Friday 10am–3pm and Saturday 9am–2pm. Grace Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall. 110 North Church Street, Berryville. Featuring beautiful handmade crafts & gift items, attic treasures and delicious baked goods. A Turkey Luncheon will be served on FRIDAY ONLY from 11:30am – 1 pm. Cost of the meal is $10 and includes Roast Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Gravy, Green Bean Cassarole, Dinner Roll, Dessert & Drink. Take-out available. Please contact the Church Office, 540-955-1610, for additional Information.