Around Clarke County in November & December
20/21 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. Take-out available. Contact the Church Office, 540-955-1610, for Information.
20 Choral Concert
Grace Episcopal Church. 110 North Church Street Berryville, Virginia. 7:30pm. This concert honors the 150th anniversary of the ending of the Civil War featuring four Civil War poems of Walt Whitman with choral settings of psalms and spirituals. The Vocal Consort, a 24-voice choir from within the larger Arts Chorale of Winchester premiere’s the 15th Season’ works. Saturday, Nov. 21, the full chorale performs at Grace Evangelical Lutheran church (26 West Boscawen Street) in Winchester VA at 8pm and on Sun. Nov. 22 repeats the concert at Trinity Episcopal Church (9114 John Mosby Highway) Upperville, Va at 3pm. Visit www.artchoralewinchester.org. Admission by donation at all concerts ($10 per adult suggested).
21 Berryville Turkey Trot Races
Clarke County High School. 627 Mosby Boulevard, Berryville. 37th running of the Turkey Trot races, 2, 4, or 6 miles, for area runners and walkers. Overall and age group awards as well as frozen turkeys given away in random drawings after the races are all part of the fun. Registration/packet pick up: 8:45 to 9:45am. Four and six mile races begin at 10am. Two-mile at 10:10am. Pre-registration and race day entry for students: $10. $13 for all others until November 20th. Race day entry is $15. For information Email: email@example.com, call (540) 247-6475 or register on-line at www.raceit.com.
21 The Woodshedders
Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct. Berryville. The Woodshedders bring the influence of vintage American music forward in its songwriting. Performance starts at 8. Doors open at 7:30. $15 in advance $20 at the door. For more information visit www.barnsofrosehill.org
22 Pancake Day
John H. Enders Fire and Rescue. 9 South Buckmarsh Street, Berryville. 7am – 12 noon. Come Support your fire and rescue squad and enjoy the finest Pancake Breakfast in the area! Adults $8. Children $4. Children under six eat for FREE. For Information Call 540-955-1110 or visit www.endersfire.com.
22 Gospel Music of Elvis
Berryville Baptist Church. 114 Academy Street, Berryville. 7pm. Kevin Booth, tribute artist and gospel singer, presents an Elvis Gospel Concert about a man’s search for God through the music he loved – no jumpsuits, just music. Along the way, Kevin will share the story about how much this music meant to Elvis and how it impacted his career. For directions or information, call 540-955-1423, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.berryvillebaptist.org.
26 Thanksgiving Day Service
Christ Church. 809 Bishop Meade. Millwood. 9am. For more information call 540-837-1112.
28 Shop Small Saturday
All Day. Everywhere. 5th annual Small Business Saturday is the answer to “Black Friday” and it encourages folks to kick off their holiday shopping season in local, small, “brick and mortar” businesses.
28 Holiday Open House
Sky Meadows State Park. 11012 Edmonds Lane. Delaplane. 11Am–5pm. Sky Meadows State Park’s Historic Area comes alive with the sights, sounds and smells of the holidays. See the historic houses decorated in the style of different historical periods. Listen to holiday music of Madeline MacNeil. Meet costumed interpreters who will reveal how residents of Sky Meadows State Park celebrated the holidays through the decades. For information, call 540-592-3556, or visit email@example.com.
29 Classical Music Series
Marcolivia Duo. Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville. The Marc Ramirez and Olivia Hajioff form the award-winning violin and violin/viola duo Marcolivia. The Marcolivia Duo appears frequently on NPR’s “Performance Today” and “Front Row Washington”. They are regular guest artists at the Tokyo College of Music, Japan, and have performed for the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC, at the Cosmos Club, and annually at the Phillips Collection (where they are included on several CDs of Series Highlights and Distinguished Performers). Performance starts at 4, doors open at 3:30. $20 in advance. $25 at the door. For more information visit www.barnsofrosehill.org
1 Christmas Tour & Open House
And Self-guided Tour. Historic Rosemont Manor. 16 Rosemont Manor Lane, Berryville. 5–8pm.. Explore one of the most prestigious estates in the Shenandoah Valley while enjoying Clarke County student choir performances and refreshments. A great way to kick off the holiday season. All proceeds to benefit The Clarke County Education Foundation. $10 Adults $5 Students (under 5 free).
2 Winter Choral Concert
Middle School Choirs. Johnson-Williams Middle School Auditorium. 200 Swan Avenue. Berryville. 7pm. Choir Director Joel Shapiro.
4 Community Band Concert
And Opening Reception of Student Art and Teddy Bear Exhibits. Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct. Berryville. Doors open at 6pm. Concert at 7pm. Free Admission but a free will offering to benefit the Chain of Checks will be taken.
5 Community Band Concert
Millbrook High School. 251 First Woods Drive. Winchester. 6:30pm. Free Admission but a Free Will offering to benefit the Chain of Checks will be taken.
5 Bruce Molsky Concert
Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct. Berryville. Bruce Molsky is one of the most influential old-time fiddlers on the scene today. Bruce Molsky has been dubbed “one of America’s premier fiddling talents” by Mother Jones, and is a twice Grammy nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song. He’s learned directly from renowned musicians Tommy Jarrell and Albert Hash, two of his mentors in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Performance starts at 8. Doors open at 7:30. $15 in advance. $20 at the door. For more information visit www.barnsofrosehill.org
5 /6 Millwood’s Old Fashioned Christmas Fair
Millwood Community Center. 1610 Millwood Rd. Millwood. 9am–4pm. Sunday December 6. Unique Hand-Made Gifts & Art, Baked goods & foods, White Elephant Sale, Christmas Trees & Wreaths, The Goodwill Association’s Famous Hot Lunch. Produced by Millwood’s Community & Goodwill Associations. Call Now To Sell Hand Made Gifts & Crafts 540.837.1628. Accepting donations of gently used giftable items (no clothing) for the White Elephant sale & home baked goods for the Bake Sale.
5 /6 A Jazz Age Christmas
830 Long Branch Lane. Millwood, a special tour of the home at 5pm. The house will be decorated in the theme “A Jazz Age Christmas.” The tour will give the history of the home while focusing on Christmas traditions of the Roaring Twenties. Hot mulled cider and cookies will be provided. Toys For Tots donations accepted throughout November and December. Admission for the tours will be $10/Adults and children under ten are free, adults will receive half off their admission if they bring a toy to toys donate. Also on the 12th, 13th, and 19th. For information visit www.visitlongbranch.org.
6 Winter Tree Identification Class
Casey Tree Farm. 2498 Briggs Road, Berryville. Take your tree identification skills to the next level. This course will teach both basic and advanced tree identification skills. Participants will reinforce their knowledge out in the tree nursery and in the surrounding woods. Time allowing, the course will culminate with a tree height guessing challenge with the winner taking home a special Casey Trees prize. 10amt–2pm. Free. For details and to register, visit http://caseytrees.org/event/class-winter-tree-identification-at-casey-tree-farm.
6 Yuletide Performances
Blue Ridge Dance Studio and Clarke County High School Choirs. Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct. Berryville. 1pm and 4pm. For more information visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.
11 CCHS Chamber Choir
Apple Blossom Mall. Winchester. 2–5pm.
11 Drum Circle
led by Jona Masiya. My Neighbor and Me. 15 E. Main Street. Berryville. 7pm. For information call 540-955-8124 or visit www.myneighborandme.com This is a free event.
11 Dirk Powell and Riley Baugus
Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville. Don’t miss two of the country’s most respected masters of old-time music. As solo performers, Dirk Powell and Riley Baugus are each superb. Together, they are an old-time music dream. Dirk Powell has expanded on the deeply rooted sounds of his Appalachian heritage to become one of the preeminent traditional American musicians of his generation. Riley Baugus, a North Carolina native who lives in Walkertown, began singing and playing music at an early age. Raised in a household where recordings of old-time music were often played, he developed a love and appreciation for traditional southern Appalachian music. Riley has played with numerous old-time string bands, including the Red Hots, Backstep, and Old Hollow Stringband. His singing is featured on the soundtrack of the Academy Award-winning film Cold Mountain. Performance starts at 8. Doors open at 7:30. $20 in advance. $25 at the door. For more information visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.
12 First-Time Home Buyers Seminar
“Preparing Your Way to Home Ownership in 2016,” Long & Foster/Webber and Associates. 480 W. Jubal Early Drive, Winchester. 9–10:30am. A free seminar covering an array of topics to help inform potential home buyers of the resources available to them to achieve the American dream of home ownership. Refreshments will be provided. For reservations call Denise Bishop. 540-454-1163. or Donna Gutierrez. 540.533.7028.
13 CCHS Choirs
St. Luke’s Baptist Church. 17 Liberty Street. Berryville.
13 Candlelight Christmas Service
Historic Stone’s Chapel. 4138 Crum’s Church Road. Berryville. 6pm. Come join us for an old-fashioned candlelight service of Christmas music and readings at the historic Stone’s Chapel. For more info visit www.stoneschapel.org.
13 Classical Music Series
Matt Palmer. Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct. Berryville. Guitarist Matt Palmer has appeared as a soloist throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, Canada, South America, and the Caribbean. A recent recipient of the “Up and Coming Guitarist of the Year” award by Guitar International Magazine, Matt has been described by critics as “a young artist about to make a real dent in the world of classical guitar” by Premier Guitar Magazine. Performance starts at 8. Doors open at 7:30. $20 in advance. $25 at the door. For more information visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.