Around Clarke



21  Outdoor Movie

“When the Game Stands Tall”. Chet Hobart Park. 225 Al Smith Circle. Berryville. 8:30pm. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and pack a picnic to enjoy an evening of free family entertainment at the park. Free admission. For more information call 540-955-5140.

21  St. Vincent

Outdoor Movie. Veramar Vineyard. 901 Quarry Road, Berryville. The Magic Lantern Theater concludes its outdoor movie season with the 2014 comedy, “St. Vincent” (PG-13) about the classic grouchy retiree with a good heart. It stars Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy and Naomi Watts. Screening begins at dusk, about 8:30pm. For directions and information visit or call 540/955-5510. Bring your own chair; picnicking encouraged but no outside alcohol. Admission: $8 (MLT Members: $5). In case of rain, showing moves under cover. For further info, link to, e-mail or call 540-678-0963.

21  Limestone and Blues

The Cash Express. Historic Long Branch. 830 Long Branch Lane, Boyce. 7–10pm. Come join us for the second part of our Limestone & Blues concert series with The Cash Express. Jordan Springs Market in Stephenson will be selling their award winning BBQ and beer will also be available for purchase. Outside alcohol is not permitted. Bring your own chairs or blankets. This event is rain or shine and all tickets are non-refundable. $12 in advance. $15 at the door. Children 10 and under are free! For tickets and additional information visit eb

22 /23 Civil War Weekend

Various venues throughout Clarke and Frederick Counties and Winchester. Civil War Weekend is a special annual event that offers rare opportunities to see many sites as they may have looked at the time of the war. This year, Civil War sites throughout the Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke County area will once again join together to provide unique opportunities to experience the area’s remarkable wartime story.  For more information about venues and activities visit

22 Shenandoah Valley Taste Fest

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. 901 Amherst St. Winchester. 10am–4pm. Heading into its fifth year, the popular TasteFest (formerly Tomato & Garlic TasteFest) encourages Shenandoah Valley residents to grow their own vegetables or purchase locally grown produce. The event features vendors selling locally made foods and gifts, garden products, and kitchen gadgets; cooking demonstrations; samplings of fresh produce; children’s games; and an antique-tractor display coordinated by the Massanutten Antique Tractor & Gasoline Engine Club. All TasteFest Activities are FREE! Regular rates apply for garden and gallery admission.

23 Book Club

Josephine School Community Museum. 303 Josephine Street. Berryville. 3–5pm. Author Kevin Grigsby will lead a discussion of his book From Loudoun to Glory. Mr. Grigsby grew up in Loudoun County, and in this book tells of the important role African-Americans from the county played during the Civil War. Over 250 soldiers and sailors served in the Union military. Discover an untold chapter in Loudoun County’s rich Civil War heritage, and the links to Clarke County. Having read the book is not a requirement. The book is available at Clarke County, Handley and Bowman Libraries, Winchester Book Gallery, Thomas Balch Library in Leesburg, and

23  Drymill Road

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. 901 Amherst St. Winchester. 2–4pm. Enjoy a toe-tapping, foot-stomping Sunday afternoon with bluegrass music by Drymill Road! This is a fundraiser to help the MSV provide free events to the community. Drymill Road is a 4 piece bluegrass band from Virginia and features Robert Mabe on Banjo, Sean Loomis on Guitar, Doug Ross on Mandolin, and David Hurt on Bass. Drymill brings a full-blown entertainment experience to the stage with a different blend of old, new, traditional, and some surprising twists and turns of musicality and phrasing. Drymill Road has captivated audiences at festivals and concerts and has also performed at the Canadian Embassy. In March 2014 Drymill performed at Carnegie Hall. Bring a chair and a picnic, then relax to the beautiful sounds of Drymill Road. Members $5 ; all others: $10; free to 12 & under. Ticket does not include MSV admission; passes not accepted. No registration required.

25 CCHS Girls Volleyball

7:15 Clarke County High School Gymnasium. Clarke County vs Riverside.

28  Bluemont Concert Series

The Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra.  Loudoun Street Mall. Winchester. A 16-piece bigband ensemble, which has been performing at a variety of venues in the Shenandoah Valley region for more than 20 years. Since its debut performance at the 1990 re-dedication of the Martinsburg WV Apollo Theater, MJO has delighted audiences of all ages with its ever-expanding library of authentic swing music and contemporary big band jazz. Equally at home on the concert stage, ballroom, and at private functions, the band features some of the area’s finest musicians. In bad weather concert will be held at the First Presbyterian Church. 116 South Loudoun Street. $5 per person, $4 Bluemont Friends & Seniors, $2 kids under 12. Tickets available at concert.

29 White Post Celebrates

White Post Restorations. 400 White Post Rd. White Post. 10am-3pm. White Post Restorations, in partnership with the Clarke County Historical Assoc., is pleased to celebrate its 75th anniversary as one of the leading antique car restorers in the world. Joins us for a car show, shop tours, hot air balloon rides, activities for the kids, cake, and more. FREE. 8am-10am show car arrival/registration. Pre-registration for car show preferred. Email for car show registration forms. For more information visit

29 Book Signing

James Rada Jr. The Last to Fall: The 1922 March, Battles, & Deaths of U.S. Marines at Gettysburg. Winchester Book Gallery. 185 North Loudoun Street. Winchester. 11am–1pm.  After the Allied victory of World War I in 1918, people began to wonder what if some of the post-world war military technology had been available to the armies during the American Civil War? On June 19, 1922, more than 5,000 marines left Quantico, heading north  to the battlefield of Gettysburg. For ten days, battle would rage once again on the fields and ridges where thousands had perished 59 years prior.  For more information call 540-667-3444 or visit


1  CCHS Girls Volleyball

7:15 Clarke County High School Gymnasium. Clarke County vs John Handley.

4 CCHS Football

7:30pm William Feltner Stadium. Season opening game. Clarke vs Manassass Park.

4 Limestone and Blues

The Muddy Crows. Historic Long Branch. 830 Long Branch Lane, Boyce. 7–10pm. Join us for the final performance of our Limestone & Blues concert series with The Muddy Crows. Jordan Springs Market in Stephenson will be selling their award winning BBQ and beer will also be available for purchase. Outside alcohol is not permitted. Bring your own chairs or blankets. This event is rain or shine and all tickets are non-refundable. $12 in advance. $15 at the door. Children 10 and under are free! For tickets and additional information visit

10 CCHS Girls Volleyball

7:15 Clarke County High School Gymnasium. Clarke County vs William Monroe.

10 Skyline Indie Film Festival

Through the 13th. Various locations throughout Winchester and Frederick County. Skyline Indie Film Fest is an international, independent film festival featuring all genres, languages, and topics. The festival’s mission is to foster the indie film spirit, embrace, enjoy and celebrate indie films and filmmakers with a critical review process and screening festival. The Skyline Indie Film Fest will be screening entries of movies at multiple venues in Winchester-Frederick County. A Festival Pass will provide entry to all screenings. For more information visit

11 Woodshedders Fall Concert

Clermont Farm. 801 East Main Street. Berryville. 6:30–9pm. The Woodshedders bring the influence of vintage American music forward in its songwriting. The band is known for fun, danceable shows that swerve between different genres to create exciting original sounds. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic. Sponsored by Bank of Clarke County. For more information call Clarke County Parks and Recreation at 540-955-5140.

11 CCHS Football

7:30pm William Feltner Stadium. Clarke vs Millbrook.

12 Historic Clermont Farm Day

Life on the Farm Then and Now. 801 East Main Street. Berryville. 10am–4pm. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to listen to The Robbie Limon Band at the Big Gray Barn Stage from Noon to 3:30. There will be many other events and activities on the property including: Quilting Demos, Broom Making, Heritage Crafts for Sale, Period Re-Enactors, Native American Dance, Children’s Activities, Historic Activities, Agricultural Exhibits, Barrel Train Rides, Hay Rides, Live Animals, Food, Special Guest Speakers and more. Schedule of events TBD, check our website for updates. Call 540-955-0102 or visit for more information. Admission is $5.

12 Festival of Yard Sales

Downtown Berryville. 8am–3pm. (Rain date, Sat. Sept 19). Come out and join the fun, music and bargains! There will be over 100 vendors setting up throughout the downtown area. Many of the shops and restaurants will have “Yard Sale Specials” going on that day only. For more information or for a vendor application visit

12  Artist Reception/Opening

Fire House Gallery. 23 E. Main Street. Berryville. 6–8pm. Meet the artists, see friends, meet new art lovers, simply enjoy.  The art will be on display until October 3. Regular Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday 11–4 and Saturday 10-4. For the Love of Wood: His and Hers — Wood-Inspired Art by Mark and Ellen Zimmerman. The show features Mark’s hand-turned wooden bowls and Ellen’s sensitive and memorable photographs. Free. For more information call 540-955-4001 or visit

12  Berryville Treasures Open House

8 West Main Street. Berryville. 9am–5pm. Several of the local artisans and craft people will be available to talk with customers about their products, and the processes used to create their handmade items. Artists include Ricky Hummer’s Back to Basics, a 100% all natural honey, lip balm, and hand lotion; Leah Day’s Through Your Hands Painting, who does custom orders, charcoal portraits, and her famous “Boot Bling;” Carol Watts’ “Carol’s Country Crafts” who specializes in wooden decorations, slate and metal work, and chalkboard items; Norma Johnson, “the Needle Lady” who specializes in washable quilted handbags and crocheted items; and 20 other artisans and craft people who make up Berryville Treasures.

12 Wine Festival

Belle Grove Plantation. 336 Belle Grove Road. Middletown. 11am–6pm. Wine tastings from regional vineyards and fine wine purveyors also highlighting local food with chef demonstrations and vendors. Live music will add to the festivities. $20 in advance. $25 at the door. Includes comm wine glass and wine tastings. $10 gen admission for non drinkers. Contact Belle Grove at 540-869-2028 if you are interested in participating in Wine Fest as a vendor or a sponsor. More information and advance tickets available at

17 Dori Freeman and Eli West

Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville. Dori Freeman is a musician native to Southwestern Virginia with a rich musical heritage. Her musical influences span a varied and unique list of musicians including Jackson Browne, Iris MeMent, Peggy Lee, Rufus Wainwright, along with many others. Dori effortlessly blends together jazz and swing tunes with traditional and acoustic instrumentation to create a sound all her own. Eli West is a Seattle-based multi-instrumental musician. With an interest in angular phrasing and non-tradional improvisation within the historic precedents of bluegrass and old-time music, his playing both grounds and pushes the ensembles he is involved with. He has released three records as half of the new/old-time duo Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, which tours regularly throughout the US and Europe. Eli is an active ingredient playing guitar, banjo, and bouzouki with both Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project and John Reischman and the Pine Siskens. He is currently pursuing a solo record, collaborating with some favorite musicians. Doors open.7:30pm. Performance begins at 8. $15 advance (until 3:00 day of show). $20 at the door. For more information visit

18 Book talk

with author, Arthur Pope. Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville. Barns of Rose Hill and  The Clarke County Committee on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and Emmancipation,.present a book talk with Arthur Pope. Arthur is the author of “Carry Me Back.” There will be singing afterward.  Doors open 6pm. Talk begins at 6:30. Fee event! information visit

19  Yesterday’s Swing Band

Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville. The Yesterday Swing Orchestra, under the direction of Bob Johnson, is the Shenandoah Valley’s best source for authentic Big Band entertainment. The classic sounds of Glen Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and others are brought to life by this ensemble. Vocalist Vicki Petrosky adds additional excitement to the performance with stunning and soulful renditions of standards made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Natalie Cole, Sarah Vaughn, and other great talents. Doors open 6pm. Performance begins at 7:30. $15 advance (until 3:00 day of show). $20 at the door.  12 and under free. For more information visit

19 -20 Bluemont Fair

Rt. 734, Snickersville Turnpike. Bluemont. 10am–5pm. Old fashioned family fun at a green country fair featuring traditional crafts, local art and authors, farming demonstrations, music, a 10k race, farm animals, quilt display, and much more. No pets please. The fair takes place throughout the historic village of Bluemont Virginia, along Rt 734, starting at the intersection of Rt 760 and Rt 734. Admission is $5 for adults. Children under 10 are admitted free. For more information visit or call 540-554-2367.