Around Clarke County in September/October

September

 

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 Emancipation present a book talk with Arthur Pope. Arthur is the author of “Carry Me Back.” There will be a book talk and singing afterward. Doors open at 6pm. Talk begins at 6:30. Fee event! For more information visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.

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 at 6pm. Performance starts at 7. $15 in advance. $20 at the door. For more information visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.

 

19 Agriculture Day

Old Town Winchester Pedestrian Mall. Frederick County Farm Bureau presents “Winchester’s Main Street Agriculture”. Frederick County agriculture will be highlighted with farmers and vendors providing local foods, educational displays, and activities for kids. Downtown restaurants offering meals featuring fresh, local produce, meats, and dairy. There will be cooking demonstrations, advice for gardeners, live animals living in Frederick County, and more. For more information call Steve at 540-662-7196.

 

20 Historical Open House

Dearmont Hall. 470 Dearmont Hall Lane. White Post.  1–3pm. The Clarke County Historical Association, is opening the historic home of Mosby Ranger Washington Dearmont in a special program. Dearmont Hall, once called Soldier’s Rest, is a handsome, classic 1851 Virginia home near White Post. Washington Dearmont (1829-91)was a member of Company C of Mosby’s vaunted command, the 43rd Virginia Cavalry. After the War, he served for four years as Clarke County’s Sheriff, 1866-70. Reservations are appreciated and can be made with an e-mail to Hrsprouse1@gmail.com .

 

21 CCHS Girls Volleyball

6pm start for JV game and 7:15 start for Varsity. Clarke County High School Gymnasium. Clarke County vs Skyline.

 

22  CCHS Girls Volleyball

6pm start for JV game and 7:15 start for Varsity. Clarke County High School Gymnasium. Clarke County vs Strasburg.

 

22/24 Writing the Bucket List Novel

Clarke County Parks and Recreation. 225 Al Smith Circle. Berryville. 7–9pm. Instructor: Lauren Carr

Is “Write a Book” one of the things in your bucket—that list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket? Got a story in your head that you’ve always wanted to write? Thought about writing the great American novel? Or just a memoir to pass to your grandchildren? If you’ve got “Write a Book” on your bucket list, this is the class to get you started. Best-selling author Lauren Carr will share her experience in writing and publishing to get you started on your story. In this three-hour workshop, Lauren will pass on the secrets that most professional authors had to learn the hard way about how to check “Write a Book” off that list. Among the secrets she will divulge: Where and How to Get Started on Your Book, Making Time for Writing-Identifying Time-Thieves, Getting Past the 40-Page Block, and The Secret Behind Getting Over Writer’s Block.. $45

 

24 Quilting Bee

Apple Valley Needle Threaders. Clarke County Parks and Recreation. 225 Al Smith Circle. Berryville. 9am–Noon. 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.

 

24 /27 Watermelon Park Fest

12th annual. Watermelon Park Campground. 3322 Locke’s Mill Rd, Berryville. A family-friendly music festival on the Shenandoah River. Festivities include Concerts, Dances, Workshops, Band & Pickin’ Contests, Kid’s Activities, Open Jams, Food & Craft Vendors, and more! This year’s lineup features Loretta Lynn, Hot Rize, Pokey LaFarge, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers, Cedric Watson, Furnace Mountain, The Woodshedders, Barefoot Movement, Danny Knicely and Jack Dunlap, the Bumper Jacksons, Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes, The Family of Praise Choir, Buds Collective, Charm City Junction, Mason Via, and the 2014 Band Contest Winners- Colebrook Road. For tickets and more information visit www.watermelonparkfest.com.

 

24 /26 Tri State Antique Truck Show

Frederick County Fairgrounds. Clear Brook Va. Visitors can see antique trucks, fire trucks, farm tractors, and military vehicles-all in working condition! Admission is only $2 for adults, children under 12 are free. For more information call Scott at 540-478-4389 or visit www.tristateantiquetruckshow.com.

 

25/27 Mom 2Mom Consignment Sale

Body Renew Fitness and Family Center. 221 Commonwealth Ct. Winchester. This sale is a fun, sensible way to shop for name brand items. We hand inspect all of our consignors previously loved items before they hit our sales floor to ensure you’re getting the best bargains. Stock your closets with warm-weather clothes, and pick up some great gear for all year long. Come and shop our sale to find prices at 30-90% off of retail! You won’t want to miss out! Fri. 9am–8pm, Sat. 9am–7pm, Sun. 9am–2pm. $2 admission Friday from 9am–Noon. No admission fee all other times. For more info: Visit www.mom2momconsignment.com.

 

25 CCHS Football

7:30pm William Feltner Stadium. Clarke vs Central Woodstock HS.

 

26 Celebracion of Winchester

Old Town Winchester Pedestrian Mall. 11am–4pm. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by bringing the family to enjoy an outdoor festival with food vendors, Kids art tent, Discovery Museum fun, traditional dances from various countries, music throughout the day, a first ever Musical Petting Zoo where children can handle instruments and impromptu Latin dancing lessons for anyone interested. All of this is free to the public! For more information visit http://celebracionwinchester.com.

 

26 Make a Blanket Day

Duncan Memorial Church. 210 East Main Street. Berryville.  9am–4pm. Held by Blankets from the Heart. Everyone is welcome. Bring your lunch. Drinks will be provided. There will be opportunities to knit, crochet, use sewing machine, or cut out already sewn items. This is an opportunity to help produce items for distribution to the hospital, Hospice, fire and police departments. For further information contact Virginia at 540-550-1272 or email Thomas-VA@hotmail.com.

 

27 Opening Reception

for Exhibit: Art Work by Chinese Children from the Cross-Straits Children’s Art Competition. Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct. Berryville. Join us for the opening reception of our latest exhibit featuring art work by Chinese children from the 2008 3rd Cross-Straits Children’s Art Competition. The reception features a talk by Rich Rumsey from Project HOPE and a performance of Mulan, Jr. by the Winchester Little Theater for Kids. Doors open at 2:30. Reception starts at 3. Free event! For more information visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.

 

27 Tack Sale/Swap

Evergreen Farm. 131 Allegheny Ridge Rd. Berryville. 12 noon–5pm. The Blue Ridge Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship (BRCTH) is holding a benefit Tack and Equipment Sale/Swap. Proceeds will provide scholarships for needy students. If interested in reserving vendor space, please contact BRCTH at 540-533-2777 or at brcthinc@hotmail.com. 10 x 10 ft. spaces are $25, and 10 x 20 ft. spaces are $35. All disciplines welcome. Bake Sale, Refreshments, Door Prizes and Raffles, too! Have items you would like to move out of your barn, but can’t get to this sale? Consider donating them to BRCTH! We may be able to arrange pick up or drop off.

 

28 Full Moon Walk

Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm. 400 Blandy Farm Lane. Boyce. See the Arboretum under the full moon. Wear comfortable shoes, bring a flashlight, and explore the natural world at dusk and after dark. Who knows what we might see, hear, or smell! FOSA members $10. nonmembers $12. Member family $20. Non-member family $25. Perfect for the family, but no dogs please. Register early, space is limited. Call 540-837-1758 Ext. 224 or visit www.blandy.virginia.edu/our-foundation/online_payments.

 

29 CCHS Girls Volleyball

6pm start for JV game and 7:15 start for Varsity. Clarke County High School Gymnasium. Clarke County vs Rappahannock.

 

30 Medicare Café

VFW Post 9760. 425 S Buckmarsh St. 10am. Hosted by VFW Post 9760 and Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging. Volunteer State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) counselor René White will provide basic overview of Medicare coverage options. Free one-on-one Medicare counseling appointments are available by calling (540) 551-5615. Please ask to speak to Marty Schiller. More online at http://www.shenandoahaaa.com/services/medicare-cafe.

 

30 College Night

Apple Blossom Mall. Winchester. 6:30–8:30pm. More than 100 colleges, universities, technical schools, and military representatives will be available to speak with teens and their families. Mark your calendar for this event!

 

October

 

2 Scrapping Time

Clarke County Parks and Recreation. 225 Al Smith Circle. Berryville. 6–8:45pm. 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. $1 fee.

 

2  Self Defense Workshop

Clarke County Parks and Recreation. 225 Al Smith Circle. Berryville. 6–7:50pm. Instructor: Steve LaForce. Learn awareness of ones surroundings, how to create escape routes, hit & run tactics, releases from holds, fighting strategies and use of common objects as self-defense tools. 1 class. $14.

 

3 Introduction to Horses

Elmington Farm, LLC. 345 Elmington Lane. Berryville. 10am–12pm. Participants will learn barn rules, safety around horses, how to put on a halter and lead a horse, and tour the facilities. They will explore the different types of grooming tools, their proper use and how to safely and correctly groom a horse, discuss parts of a horse, breeds, colors, and gaits., explore the types of tack, identify parts and how to clean, and examine different types of riding and how the certain breeds are used for those disciplines. Parent must accompany children under 18.  $25. A parent of a participant under 18 attends for free, additional siblings are $15 each.

 

3 Walking Qigong classes

with Marisol Mayell. Every Saturday through November 7. Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct. Berryville. Walking Qigong—called Xi Xi Hu—was developed from the 5 Animals Frolics an ancient and revered form in the Qigong tradition. There are 5 basic walks each representing an Animal and energetic aspect of our internal organs. The Crane is for lungs. Monkey for heart. Bear for spleen. Tiger for kidneys, and Deer for liver. Doors open at 11:30. Class runs from 12–1:15. $84.00 to preregister for all six sessions, $16.00 per class for walk-ins. For more information visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.

 

3 The 9 Comedy Series

Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct. Berryville. A one-of-a-kind comedy experience. Nine talented comedians from the region take the stage for one night of amazing jokes, stories, and laughter sure to make any audience leave a little lighter on their feet. The 9 Comedy Series boasts a packed lineup of talented comics in a format that is truly original. It’s a fast paced standup performance with loads of call backs, references, collaboration, crowd work, setups and punchlines. And most importantly, don’t miss the encore! Doors open at 7:30. Performance starts at 8. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For more information visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.

 

3 /4  Images of Sky Meadows

Sky Meadows State Park. Paris, VA. 10am–5pm. Rest and rejuvenate this weekend! Let Sky Meadows State Parks’ beautiful scenic vistas inspire your artistic creativity. We will kick off a month-long photography contest with a Photography Tips and Tricks session. Try your hand at painting and contribute to a mural-sized banner that will be displayed for the remainder of Fall Farm Days. Also, watch demonstrations and purchase the work of Fauquier County Quilters, and go on a photography themed historic tour of Historic Mount Bleak House. For more information call 540-592-3556.

 

3 /4 Blacksmithing Class

Opus Oaks Studio West. 2330 Crums Church Road. Instructor: Phil Travis. 9am–4pm. Make Barbeque Tools to get ready for grilling by forging your own barbeque tools: a fork, spatula and a pair of tongs while learning some basic blacksmithing skills. 2 classes. No previous experience necessary. All materials included. Wear cotton clothing and bring a lunch. 2 classes $165. Ages 16 and up.

4 Progressive Dinner

The return of the Berryville’s downtown “Progressive Dinner”. Dinner will start at 5pm with cocktail and appetizers at Camino Real, following with dinner at Focaccia Italian Grill, and dessert at The Boyd’s Nest. Tickets are $40.00 each and seating is limited. For more information call Berryville Main Street at 540-955-4001.

 

4 Dixie Rhythm

Christ Episcopal Church. 809 Bishop Meade Road, Millwood..4pm. Come be entertained by Clarke County’s own Dixie Rhythm. No charge for this concert on the lawn, followed by a reception. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket. Welcome in Fall with a lively concert! For more information, please call the church office at 540-837-1112. Toe-tapping encouraged!

 

6 CCHS Girls Volleyball

6pm start for JV game and 7:15 start for Varsity. Clarke County High School Gymnasium. Clarke County vs George Mason.

 

7 Candidates Forum

For Millwood and Whitepost local candidates. Shiloh Baptist Church, Millwood. 6:30pm. Board of Supervisors candidates: Ms. Terri Catlett (Millwood), and Mr. Bev McKay (Whitepost), and School Board Candidates: Mr. Dennis Graham (Millwood) and Mr. Chip Schutte (White Post) Each candidate has been asked to make a brief statement about their goals and objectives for the coming term of office. The Millwood Community Association will share their priorities with the candidates and the floor will be open for questions from the audience. Please come with your questions and concerns. Barbara Bausserman, Clarke County Registrar, will be present to take photo ID’S for anyone who needs one. The county has acquired new equipment to provide this service. Please note that the last day to register for this election is October 13. Also, if you do not have a photo ID, which is a requirement, you can obtain a free one from the voter registration office located at 101 Chalmers Court in Berryville. Call 955-5168 to learn more.

 

9 CCHS Football

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

 

10 Artist Reception

“Convergence”  Duvall Designs Gallery. 2053 Millwood Road. Millwood. 4–6pm. October Exhibit featuring 3 extraordinary artists with deep and long careers in various art disciplines who have each recently taken a turn toward new abstract perspectives and study in their work. We are excited to present what promises to be an exciting exhibit for Duvall Designs. Pam Klein, NYC & Millwood VA—Parsons, The New School, professor. Page Carter, Millwood VA—Carter + Burton Architecture, architect. Barbara Allen, Silver Spring MD & WV—Montgomery College professor of art, retired. www.barbaraallen.net.

 

10 Weird Science Lab

Clarke County Parks and Recreation. 225 Al Smith Circle. Berryville. 1–3pm. Ages 5–12. $15

 

12 Shenandoah Piece Makers

Clarke County Parks and Recreation. 225 Al Smith Circle. Berryville. 6:30–8:30pm. Monthly quilting club. All skill levels welcome. Fee $1.

 

13 CCHS Girls Volleyball

6pm start for JV game and 7:15 start for Varsity. Clarke County High School Gymnasium. Clarke County vs Central Woodstock.

 

15 Medicare Café

VFW Post 9760. 425 S Buckmarsh St. 10am. Hosted by VFW Post 9760 and Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging. Volunteer State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) counselor René White will provide basic overview of Medicare coverage options. Free one-on-one Medicare counseling appointments are available by calling (540) 551-5615. Please ask to speak to Marty Schiller. More online at http://www.shenandoahaaa.com/services/medicare-cafe.

 

16 /17 Octobeer Fest

Old Town Winchester Pedestrian Mall. This two-day event will celebrate German heritage and bring herren und frauen to Old Town Winchester. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample German inspired food, music, craft beer and wine. The Park High German Band will be performing live each day in Shenandoah University’s Feltner Lot and a DJ will be playing all of today’s top hits at the Old Court House Civil War Museum lawn. Octobeer Fest will offer a kids’ activities area by the Splash Pad. There will be face painting, balloon animals, caricaturist, photo booth, a magician, and much more! There will be a roaming stilt walker, and other activities set up from the north to south side of the walking mall. On Saturday there will be two puppet shows. Everyone is invited to compete in the Best Dressed Lederhosen and DirndlContest on Friday night.

 

17 The Three Sisters Regional Art Challenge Show and Sale

Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville. The Three Sisters Regional Art Challenge Show & Sale explores facets of the Native American Three Sisters (agricultural treasures of maize/corn, pole beans and winter squash/gourds). This unique art show and sale is a preview to The Gathering, an educational celebration of agri-culture. The show and sale also features Gourd artist Mike Connolly and Native American “Spirit Painting” artist Stacey Littledeer. The show and sale will run October 17– November, 21, 2015. Doors open at 1:30. Exhibit opens at 2. Exhibits are free and open Tuesday-Saturday from Noon to 3pm and by appointment. For more information visit www.barnsofrosehill.org

 

17 Documentary Film

It’s a Good Day to Die. Presentation by Renowned Native American Leader Dennis Banks.

Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct.. Berryville. Dennis Banks co-founded the American Indian Movement (A.I.M.) in 1968 to call attention to the plight of urban Indians in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The film presents an intimate look at Dennis Banks’ life beginning with his early experience in boarding schools, through his military service in Japan, his transformative experience in Stillwater State Prison and subsequent founding of a movement that, through confrontational actions in Washington DC, Custer South Dakota and Wounded Knee, changed the lives of American Indians forever. Bittersweet and compelling, A Good Day to Die, charts the rise and fall of a movement that fought for the civil rights of American Indians. Doors open at 1:30 Presentation begins at 2pm. $25 in advance. $25 at the door. For more information visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.

 

17 Dark Water Rising

Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct.. Berryville. To the members of Dark Water Rising, kinship is essential. Ties of kinship within the band’s Native American communities helped to establish the band in 2008. “Native Americans who piece together Southern rock full of gospel harmonies, hip-hop inflections and Motown soul with a journeyman work ethic. With bold songwriting and bewitching arrangements, DWR breaks rules effortlessly.”- Sylvia Pfeiffenberger, “Indy Week” Performance starts at 8pm. $15 in advance. $20 at the door. For more information visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.

Around Clarke

August

 

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 www.veramar.com 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 www.magiclanterntheater.org, e-mail info@magiclanterntheater.org 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 www.visitlongbranch.org/event/limestone-blues-the-cash-express. 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 www.visitwinchesterva.com/civil-war-events.

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 lulu.com.

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. www.themsv.org.

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 info@whitepost.com for car show registration forms. For more information visit www.facebook.com/WhitePostRestorations.

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 www.winchesterbookgallery.com.

September

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 www.visitlongbranch.org/event/limestone-blues-the-cash-express.

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 www.skylineindiefilmfest.org.

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 www.clermontfarm.org 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 www.berryvillemainstreet.org.

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 info@firehousegalleryva.com.

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 www.bellegrove.org

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  www.barnsofrosehill.org.

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 www.barnsofrosehill.org.

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 www.barnsofrosehill.org.

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 www.bluemontfair.org or call 540-554-2367.

Around Clarke County in July/August

July

19 Riding for a Cure

Winchester Livestock Exchange. 1995 Northwestern Pike. Winchester. 10am. Spring Arbor Assisted Living in Winchester is hosting a Motorcycle Poker Run; cost is $25 per motorcycle. There also will be a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. Alzheimer’s disease affects millions people each year and currently has no cure. Every memory should last a lifetime, help us make that happen! Contact Jennifer Gochenour at 540-662-6883 for information.

 

20  ATC Ceremony

Rose Hill Park gazebo in Berryville. 5:30pm. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), along with the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC), invite the public to attend the official designation of Berryville and Clarke County as the newest Appalachian Trail Community. Honored guests and speakers at this event include Wendy Janssen, superintendent of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail; Ron Tipton, executive director of the ATC; Mayor Wilson Kirby, Berryville; Board Chair Supervisor David Weiss; Joe Mantano, staff from U.S. Senator Kaine’s office; Delegate Randy Minchew, Virginia House of Delegates; ATC Reg. Director Karen Lutz; Dick Hostelley, Potomac Appalachian Trail Club President; David LaRock, Virginia House of Delegates. A reception immediately following the ceremony will be provided by the Barns of Rose Hill.

23 Music Man

Through August 2; Shenandoah Summer Music Series. Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. 1460 University Drive, Winchester. Performances at 8 pm Thursday through Saturday. Matinees at 2:30 pm Saturday and Sunday, and every second Wednesday. For tickets and information visit www.shenandoahsummermusictheatre.com.

 

24  Steam Show

Through 7/26. Clarke County Fairgrounds. 890 West Main Street. Berryville. The 2015 Pagent of Steam. Featuring Steam Engines, Gas Engines, Threshers, Saw Mill, Old Time Blacksmith Shop, Consignment Sale, Flea Market, and more! Antique Tractor Pull on Friday night, Horse Pull on Saturday night, Sunday morning church service. Admission $7 Friday and Saturday and $5 on Sunday. Children under 12 enter free. For information visit www.svsgea.com.

 

25  Old School for the Old School

Millwood Country Club. 7–10pm. Hosted by the Josephine School Community Museum/Clarke County African-American Cultural Center. An evening of Motown and more featuring the Riseband and Show. This annual fundraiser helps support the operation of the museum and programs such as the Dramatic Reading Competition, historical lectures, other programs and exhibits, and scholarships to African-American graduates of CCHS. Don’t miss this summertime-fun chance to support JSCM. Tickets are $50 per person, or $80 per couple and include live music, a dinner buffet and dancing, along with a complimentary “Jazzy Drink,” and a silent auction.  To become a Sponsor, to purchase tickets or reserve a table, contact the Museum at 540-955-5512.

 

25 Caleb Nei Jazz Quartet

Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville. Caleb Nei and his quartet bring a program of jazz standards including tunes from the Golden Age of jazz such as “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” and “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” as well as original compositions. Doors open at 7:30. Performance begins at 8. $15 advance (until 3:00 day of show). $20 at the door. For information visit  www.barnsofrosehill.org.

25/26 Flower Show

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. 901 Amherst Street. Winchester. 1-5pm. Beautiful floral arrangements along with seasonal horticulture displays and educational exhibits. There will be entries from among the nearly 200 members of Winchester’s six federated garden clubs and others. Special educational exhibits will include “Happy Honey Bees” presented by The Beekeepers of the Northern Shenandoah, Frederick County 4-H’s informational “Head, Heart, Hand and Health” and the simple steps of nature’s purest form of recycling by composting. Youth exhibits will be entered by local students from age preschool through 18. Admission to the flower show is FREE, although contributions are welcome. To visit the museum’s exhibit areas normal admission rates apply. For more information, please contact the Flower Show Chairman, Mary Stickley-Godinez at 434-953-6661.

 

26 Lockheed Blackbird Lecture

Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville. Retired United States Air Force (USAF) Colonel Adelbert W. “Buz” Carpenter flew the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird from 1975 until 1981, as both a pilot and an instructor. He will tell stories about the famous plane and give an insider’s perspective on the Blackbird. Doors open at 2:30pm. Lecture begins at 3. Free event. For information visit  www.barnsofrosehill.org.

27 Kidz Native  American Cultural Immersion

Children of all ages are invited to hear Native American flute and pow wow music; listen to Native American oral histories; touch a Native American drum, talking stick and furs; SEE Native American sacred fans; and SMELL Native American sacred herbs. The Clarke County Library in partnership with implementors for The Gathering, are offering children of all ages this mini-harvest gathering July 27 at 10:40 inside the Barns of Rose Hill, Berryville, Va. This FREE preview event prepares children, families and teachers to register early for the Kidz Harvest Fest, a special school day event being held Friday, Nov. 30 during The Gathering an educational celebration of agri-culture at the Clarke County Fairgrounds. More about these nonprofit events visit www.HarvestGathering.org.

 

27 Winchester Royals  vs Strausburg  Express

7pm. Bridgeforth Field. 1001 East Cork Street, Winchester. Bring the family and come out to enjoy a good old fashioned night at the ball park. General Admission: $5 adults, $3 senior citizens (60 & Over), $2 youth (6 To 12 years), Free for kids under 6. See advertisement in this section or visit www.eteamz.com/winchesterroyals/schedules for home game dates and information.

 

31 Bluemont Concert Series

The Flaming Shillelaghs. Loudoun Street Mall. Winchester. The Flaming Shillelaghs first performed for the Bluemont Concert Series in the 1980s for First Night Leesburg. Since then, they have delighted audiences with their spirited renditions of traditional Irish dance music, haunting ballads and infectious humor. Their performance will also feature traditional Irish step-dancing. Bluemont concerts are held outside if possible. 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.

 

31  Trivia NightClarke County Historical Association.

Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville. How smart do you think you are? For those of you who love games like Jeopardy and Trivial Pursuit, this event is for you. Gather your friends and team up for CCHA’s first ever live trivia challenge at Barns of Rose Hill. Categories will include history, literature, science, virginia, and movies. Fun team names are encouraged! Prizes will go to the top three teams Doors open at 6:30pm. Games begin at 7. $5 for BORH and CCHA members. $8 for non-members. For information visit  www.barnsofrosehill.org.

 

24 Steam Show

Through the 7/26. Clarke County Fair Grounds. 890 West Main Street. Berryville. Featuring some of the finest restored farm tractors, restored farm equipment, a working steam-powered belt-driven saw mill, demonstrations of a vintage belt-driven threshing machine and hay baler, and a tractor pull featuring only vintage stock farm tractors. Find a wide assortment of “vintage toys” like gas-powered Maytag washing machines, several collections of early rotary and self-propelled lawnmowers, vintage outboard motors, and more. Also, a flea market offering everything from used, hard-to-find parts for old engines and equipment to new and used tools, T-shirts, ball caps, antique collectables, crafts and leather goods. Admission Friday and Saturday $7, Sunday $5. Children under 12 are admitted free. Visit www.svsgea.com for information.

 

31 Full Moon Walk

Blandy State Arboretum of Virginia. 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce. 8-9:30 p.m. Explore the Arboretum under the full moon. Wear comfortable shoes, bring a flashlight, and explore the natural world at dusk and after dark. Who knows what we might see, hear, or smell! FOSA members $10, nonmembers $12 Member family $20, nonmember family $25 Reservations Required. Call 540-837-1758 Ext. 224. www.blandy.virginia.edu/public-programs.

 

August

2 Victorian Tea

Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville. Don your finest millinery and sashay into the Great Hall for a Victorian Tea complete with music by a harpist and  tussie mussies. Local author Millie Curtis will talk about her book The Milliner and a local milliner will lead a discussion about hats. Doors open at 1.:30. Tea begins at 2. $15 in advance $20 at the door. For information visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.

 

4 Morning Walk at Blandy

Blandy State Arboretum of Virginia. 400 Blandy Farm Lane. 9–10am. Start your day with a walk on Blandy’s trails. Distance approximately 1 1/2 miles. Pace will be leisurely with stops along the way. Wear comfortable shoes. FREE but reservations requested. No dogs please. Call 540-837-1758 Ext. 224. www.blandy.virginia.edu/public-programs.

 

7 Bluemont Concert

Matuto. Loudoun Street Mall. Winchester. Matuto creates a unique and inspired sound from the heart of New York City’s diverse musical culture. Employing renowned musicians across NYC’s diverse jazz, roots, and world music scenes, the band features violin, guitar, accordion, bass, drums, and various Brazilian percussion instruments. Bluemont concerts are held outside if possible. 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.

 

7 The Spinney Brothers

Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville. An evening of bluegrass music with the Spinney Brothers and BBQ from Jordan Springs Market. From the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada, the Spinney Brothers are comprised of Allan Spinney, Rick Spinney, Gary Dalrymple, and Terry Poirier. Brothers Allan and Rick debuted their band in 1992, showcasing a tight brother duet vocal style that was immediately recognized for their energetic and distinctive sound. The cornerstone of the Spinney Brothers musical identity is the sound of traditional, southern-flavoured bluegrass music. BBQ will be on sale before and during the show. Doors open 7pm. Performance begins at 8. $15 advance (until 3:00 day of show). $20 at the door. For more information visit  www.barnsofrosehill

 

8 Historic Sewing

18th Century Pockets. 109 First Street. 12–5pm. 18th Century Pockets. Instructor: Rachel Rogers-Rodgers.  Historical Sewing: 18th Century Pockets is about sewing a single pocket or pair of pockets, an intriguing accessory from the 18th century, using patterns based upon extant pieces. An assortment of linen and printed cotton fabrics will be provided, as will tea and cookies, for a snack. Students should be comfortable with hand stitching. $60 plus a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor. Bring a light lunch. Register at Clarke County Parks and Recreation.

 

8 CPR & First Aid

Clarke County Parks and Recreation.  255 Al Smith Circle. Berryville. 12–5pm. Instructor: Susan Day, American Heart Association. Learn to recognize and respond to shock, cardiac and breathing emergencies for adults, children and infants, heat and cold emergencies, sudden illnesses and poisonings. First aid for cuts, scrapes, muscle, bone and joint injuries will be taught. $55. Class fee includes all materials. Bring packed lunch/snacks. 1 class

 

8 Route 11 Yard Crawl

Route 11 from Stephens City to New Market. 7am. Find your treasures in the 43 miles of yard sale along Rt. 11 in the historic towns of Stephens City, Middletown, Strausburg, Toms Brook, Woodstock, Edinburg, Mt. Jackson, New Market and everything in between. New this year is a Route 11 Yard Crawl Scavenger Hunt. The list and instructions will be placed on Facebook. For information call 540-459-2542.

 

9 Clarke County Fair

Through 8/15. 61st Annual. Clarke County Fairgrounds. 890 West Main Street. Berryville. See story page 5 and visit www.clarkecountyfair.org for information.

 

12 Lúnasa

Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville. Lúnasa is internationally acknowledged as the finest traditional Irish instrumental outfit of recent times, renowned for stunning shows honed by superb musicianship and a constant touring cycle. They have performed over 1,500 shows across 36 countries since the band formed in 1997. They have even been invited to appear at the White House. Doors open at 7pm. Performance begins at 8. $25 advance (until 3:00 day of show). $35 at the door. For more information visit  www.barnsofrosehill.org.

 

14 Aeroponics

Growing Vegetables Simply—and Vertically. Blandy State Arboretum of Virginia. 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce. 7–8:30pm. See a vertical aeroponic growing system and learn how you can use these on patios, balconies, rooftops, and indoors to grow vegetables, flowers, herbs, and more. FOSA members $10, nonmembers $12. For information visit http://blandy.virginia.edu/home.

 

14 Bluemont Concert

Hard Swimmin’ Fish. Loudoun Street Mall. This blues quartet that has been making music together for over 15 years. The band plays a range of styles covering the country blues of Mississippi and The Piedmont, the urban blues of Chicago, and funk infused varieties with roots in New Orleans’ second line. This versatility allows Hard Swimmin’ Fish to offer either acoustic or electric performances and play any venue. Bluemont concerts are held outside if possible. 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.

Around Clarke in June/July

June

19 “Boxtrolls”

Free outdoor movie. Clarke County Parks and Recreation. 255 Al Smith Circle. Berryville. 8:30pm.

19 Music in the Park

Rose Hill Park. Berryville. 6pm. Featuring Local Flavor.

19 Rafael Elizondo & Eva Chavez

Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville. Distinguished for their magnetism and energy, classical guitarist Rafael Elizondo and concert pianist Eva Chavez will perform pieces for solo instrument and duet. 7pm Doors open. Performance begins at 7:30. $15 advance (until 3:00 day of show). $20 at the door. For more information visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.

20 VHSA Horse and Pony Hunter show

Sandstone Farm. 3805 Millwood Road, Millwood. Free admission to all events. Breakfast and lunch available. For Information 540-837-1261 or e-mail sandstonefarm@aol.com. See schedule for times and details at www.sandstonefarm.com. Free.

20 Classical Guitar Workshop

with Rafael Elizondo. Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville. Award-winning classical guitarist Rafael Elizondo will lead a classical guitar workshop that focuses on developing a confident and refined technique. For intermediate or advanced levels. 1–3pm. 25 per student. Class limited to 10 students. For more information visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.

20  Mission 2015   Breakfast

Enders Fire Hall. 9 S Buckmarsh St, Berryville. 8–11am. Mission 2015, the youth team from Berryville Baptist Church, is holding a final fundraiser to help with their trip to the Dominican Republic in July. All donations from the breakfast will go towards purchasing food for the needy, school supplies, and Vacation Bible School needs while in the Dominican Republic.

20  Winchester Royals

vs Charles Town Cannons. 7pm. Bridgeforth Field. 1001 East Cork Street, Winchester. Bring the family and come out to enjoy a good old fashioned night at the ball park. General Admission Ticket Prices: $5.00 Adults, $3.00 Senior Citizens (60 & Over), $2.00 Youth (6 To 12 Years), Free Under 6 Years of Age. See advertisement in this section or visit www.eteamz.com/winchesterroyals/schedules for additional home game dates and information.

24 Souled Out Band

Free outdoor concert. Rose Hill Park, Berryville. 6–9pm Sponsored by Clarke County Parks and Recreation and The Bank of Clarke County.

25 The Addams Family

Through July 5. Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. 620 Millwood Ave. Winchester. Charles Addams’ kooky, spooky cartoon family is brought to life as Morticia and Gomez fret over daughter Wednesday, who invites her new boyfriend and his “normal” family to visit, with comically chaotic results. Performances at 8pm Thursday through Saturday. Matinees at 2:30 pm every Saturday and Sunday. For more information visit ssmtva.com/performances/2015-2/the-addams-family.

26 Music in the Park

Rose Hill Park. Berryville. 6pm. Featuring Matt Szechenyi and Cornelius Conway.

26/27 River and Roots Festival

2nd Annual. Watermelon Park. 3322 Lockes Mill Road, Berryville. A Family-Friendly festival of Music, Food, and Culture supporting the Shenandoah River. Featuring The David Grisman Sextet, Town Mountain, Pat Donohue, and more. Festivities include Concerts, Dances, Workshops, Band & Pickin’ Contests, Kid’s Activities, Open Jams, Food & Craft Vendors, and more! For more information visit www.Riverandroots.com.

27 Book Signing

Andrew Jarvis: The Strait. Winchester Book Gallery. 185 North Loudoun Street. Winchester. 11am–1pm. The Strait explores sensory experiences gleamed from the natural environment, historic traditions, archaeological findings, and folklore of the Pacific Northwest. Jarvis presents a spiritual and honest landscape rich with images and metaphors that define our place in this beautiful, multicultural world and what it means to be human. The poems move from mystical shores to haunting woodlands, a multifaceted exploration of the imaginary and the real. Meet the author. For more information call 540-667-3444 or visit www.winchesterbookgallery.com.

27  Native American Dance Feature

And ribbon cutting event. Social Graces Dance Studio. 639 E Main St, Berryville. 1pm. Local Native American Dancer Lenny Harmon will perform one of the oldest forms of dancing during the Grand Opening Social Graces Ballroom ribbon cutting. The traditional Native American Chicken dance will honor both the legacy of “dance” and Clarke County’s agricultural heritage. Free dance classes and demonstrations all day beginning at 10am. For schedule and more information visit berryvilleballroom.com/grand-opening-schedule.

27  Pasta Dinner and Silent Auction

John Enders Fire Hall. 9 South Buckmarsh Street. Berryville. 4–6pm. Join Golden Living Center in the fight to end Alzheimer’s by attending a pasta dinner to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association to help fight the battle against this cruel disease. In addition to the dinner, there will be a silent auction and a chance to win a 29 cub. ft. Whirlpool French door refrigerator with ice and water dispenser from their Black Ice Collection. The refrigerator was donated by Cabinet and Appliance Center Inc. in Berryville. Tickets for the dinner and chances to win the refrigerator can be purchased at Golden Living Center located at 110 Chalmers Ct. in Berryville, or may be purchased at the event. Chances to win the refrigerator may also be purchased at Cabinet and Appliance Center Inc. located at 112 W. Main St. in Berryville. The winner will be drawn at 6pm the evening of the dinner.

27 Winchester Royals

vs New Market Rebels. 7pm. Bridgeforth Field. 1001 East Cork Street, Winchester. Bring the family and come out to enjoy a good old fashioned night at the ball park. General Admission Ticket Prices: $5.00 Adults, $3.00 Senior Citizens (60 & Over), $2.00 Youth (6 To 12 Years), Free Under 6 Years of Age. See advertisement in this section or visit www.eteamz.com/winchesterroyals/schedules for additional home game dates and information.

27 Creative Movement for Children

with Joshua Legg. For ages 7-10. Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville. Through movement/dance-based “games,” students will explore Time, Space, Effort/Energy, and Body—the four building blocks of dance. As they explore these concepts, they will discover the joys of problem solving and creating their own movement-based art. This is a perfect workshop for children with lots of physical energy, especially those who might be considered kinetic learners. No prior dance experience necessary. 12:15 to 1:30pm. Preregistration by June 26 fee $15 per student. Walk-in fee $20 per student. For more information visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.

27  Dance Improvisation for Tweens

Ages 11-13. Limit 20 students. Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville. Dance improvisation is the art of developing movement in the moment. It can be used as a method of artistic performance in its own right, or it can be used as a tool to generate ideas for more formalized dances. Students will create movement-based responses to a series of ideas and challenges working individually, and in collaboration with small groups and the entire class. While dance experience is helpful, students new to movement are encouraged to participate.. 1:30 to 2:45pm Preregistration by June 26 fee $20 per student. Walk-in fee $25 per student. For more information visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.

28  Exhibit Opening

“Silk, Satin & Lace”. Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville. Join us for a reception that will include a lecture by Melissa Webb on conservation and restoration of historically-significant clothing. Melissa is a Baltimore-based fiber artist who reconstructed the gowns from Clermont — an 18th century 360-acre farmstead in Clarke County. 3 to 5pm Free. For more information visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.

 

July

3 Rockin’ Independence Eve

Old Town Walking Mall. Winchester. 5-11pm. An evening full of free, quality, family-friendly entertainment and fireworks. Featuring a beer and wine garden benefiting Big Brothers/Big Sisters, a hamburger eating contest at the Snow White Grill, cornhole tournament, children’s activities, and of course, fireworks beginning at 9:15. For more information visit oldtownwinchesterva.com

4 Clarke County Independence Day Celebration

Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds. Clarke County Parks and Rec sponsored games and activities from 6:30–8pm. Followed by a patriotic concert by the Clarke County Community Band at 8pm, and then by fireworks provided by The Bank of Clarke County.

8 Winchester Royals

vs Harrisonburg Turks. 7pm. Bridgeforth Field. 1001 East Cork Street, Winchester. Bring the family and come out to enjoy a good old fashioned night at the ball park. General Admission Ticket Prices: $5.00 Adults, $3.00 Senior Citizens (60 & Over), $2.00 Youth (6 To 12 Years), Free Under 6 Years of Age. See advertisement in this section or visit www.eteamz.com/winchesterroyals/schedules for additional home game dates and information.

9 Aberdeen Green

Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville. From two different farms in the Shenandoah Valley, Aberdeen Green will bring their authentic, homegrown Appalachian sound to you. 7:30pm Doors open. Performance begins at 8. $15 advance (until 3:00 day of show). $20 at the door. For more information visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.

9 All Good Music Festival

Through July 11. Berry Hill Farm. Summit Point, WV. 3 days of a diverse variety of music genres from over 30 bands including Primus, Cake, Keller Williams, Yonder Mountain String Band and more. For more information visit http://allgoodfestival.com.

11 Tom Principato

Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville. Legendary Blues and Rock guitarist Tom Principato along with his powerhouse band for an evening of great music! The Tom Principato Band enjoys the passionate virtuosity of Jay Turner on bass, Joe Wells on drums and Josh Howell on Congas, percussion and vocals and harmonica. Doors open 7:30pm Show starts at 8. $20 advance (until 3:00 day of show). $25 at the door. For more information visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.

12 Illusionist Mario Orsini

Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville. Join us for an afternoon of modern stage magic, comedy, plenty of audience participation, and illusions. Based in the Washington, DC metro area, over the last few years Mario Orsini has become one of the most in-demand magicians on the east coast. Mario has performed his magic on dozens of television stations including national television. Doors open 2:30pm Show starts at 3. $15 advance for adults and $8 advance for children 12 and younger. $20 at the door for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger. For more information visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.

11 Book Signing

Kristen Green: Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County. Winchester Book Gallery. 185 North Loudoun Street. Winchester. 11am–1pm. Combining hard-hitting investigative journalism and a sweeping family narrative, this provocative true story reveals a little-known chapter of American history: the period after the Brown v. Board of Education decision when one Virginia school system—Prince Edward County—refused to integrate. Rather than desegregate, the county closed its public schools, locking and chaining the doors, and remaining closed for five years. Kristen Green grew up in Farmville and attended Prince Edward Academy, which didn’t open its doors to black students until 1986. Thirty four years after the Supreme Court ended school segregation, Green first began to learn the truth about her hometown’s shameful history. Meet the author.

12 PaintNite Fundraiser

To Benefit Therapeutic Riding Center. Valerie Hill Vineyards and Winery. 2–4pm. Painting, eating, drinking and wonderful times outdoors. All adults are welcome, no art experience necessary. Event will benefit the non-profit Blue Ridge Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship which operates at 420 Russell Rd in Berryville. Admission is $45, of which $15 will be donated to BRCTH. 50/50 Drawing and Silent Auction, too! Come early and enjoy special lunch offering. To register, go to https://www.paintnite.com/pages/events/view/winchester/887557 or contact BRCTH at 540-533-2777 or at brcthinc@hotmail.com.

15  The Barefoot Movement

Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville. Heartfelt, energetic, and down home. Heralded by CMT Edge as “one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene,” the music of the Nashville based group The Barefoot Movement is as down to earth as their intention for members of their audience: sit back, relax, take your shoes off, and stay a while

18 Annual Yard Party

And Auction. John Enders Fire Company. 9 South Buckmarsh Street. Berryville. Free Fire Truck Rides. Yard sale starts at 8am with “Fill a Bag for A Buck”. Meal starts at 4:30pm and includes BBQ Chicken, Country Ham, Chicken Salad, Green Beans, Cole Slaw, Drinks, and Homemade Desserts. Adults – $10. Children 6 and up – $5. Children under 6 eat free.. Annual Cake Sale starts at 6pm. To Donate Items for The Auction or For More Information, Please Call 955-1110 or visit www.endersfire.com.

Around Clarke in April & May

April

 

19

VHSA Jumper Show

Sandstone Farm, 3805 Millwood Road, Millwood. Free admission to all events. Breakfast and lunch available. For information, call 540-837-1261 or e-mail sandstonefarm@aol.com; www.sandstonefarm.com..

 

18

Cash Party

John Enders Fire Hall. 9 South Buckmarsh St., Berryville. Doors open at 5:30pm; dinner at 6:30. Crazy Cash Party and BBQ Dinner. Grand Prize $1,500. $25 per person. Only 275 tickets. Call 540-955-1110 or email secretary@endersfire.com.

 

19

Life Itself

Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. Doors open at 4pm; film starts at 4:30. A documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, Life Itself explores the legacy of Roger Ebert’s life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America. Official Selection: 2014 Sundance Film Festival, 2014 Cannes Film Festival. $8 per person, $5 for Barns and Magic Lantern members. Email kelli.hart@borh.org, or see www.barnsofrosehill.org.

 

25

The Glass Brothers

Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. Doors open at 7:30pm; show starts at 8. The Glass Brothers, Steve and Mike, are a singer/songwriter duo from Eastern Virginia who perform a mix of folk, country, and original music. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Email kelli.hart@borh.org or see www.barnsofrosehill.org.

 

25

Book Signing

Skyline Higher, by Katherine Cobb. Winchester Book Gallery, 185 North Loudoun Street, Winchester. 2–4pm. From her first day at Skyline High School in Oakland, California, 14-year-old Anna Trapani’s life begins to change. When the unthinkable happens, Anna is left numb and lost. Through the support of her friends and the opportunity to love again, she tries to make sense of her life, but her emotional fragility and pressure to fit in lead her down some turbulent paths.

 

25

Art at the Mill

Through May 10. Burwell-Morgan Mill, Millwood. Art at the Mill has become one of the premier art shows in the mid-Atlantic region, attracting artists and buyers from more than a dozen states. Around 300 artists display more than 1,000 pieces of art of all descriptions and media. Art at the Mill is Clarke County Historic Association’s primary fundraiser, providing the operating funds for both the Mill and the museum and archives. Volunteers are needed to help with art sales, gallery visitor service, and other areas. Contact the museum at 540-955-2600 if you would like to volunteer. Hours are Monday through Thursday 10–5, Friday and Saturday 10–6 and Sunday 11–5. For information call 540-955-2600 or visit /www.clarkehistory.org/art-at-the-mill.

 

25

Truck and Tractor Pull

Interstate Truck and Tractor Pull. Presented by Clarke County Young Farmers, Inc., at the Berkeley County, W.Va. Fairgrounds, 2475 Golf Course Road, Martinsburg, WV. 6pm; gates open at 4pm. For information call Rick 540-303-3336 email ccyfinc@gmail.com, or visit www.clarkecountyyoungfarmers.com. CCYF is a nonprofit  organization that promotes education, the continuation of agriculture, and the betterment of the community through charitable giving and volunteerism. Money raised goes toward scholarships and other local charities. Adults $12,children 12 and under are free.

 

26

Corda Nova

Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. Doors open at 3:30pm; show starts at 4. Corda Nova is an early music ensemble that brings lesser known works of the Baroque era to wider audiences. The ensemble consists of Edmond Chan, baroque violin; Amy Domingues, viola da gamba and baroque cello; and Anthony Harvey, theorbo. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Email kelli.hart@borh.org or seewww.barnsofrosehill.org.

 

30

Lomax Project

Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. Doors open at 7:30pm; show starts at 8. Focusing on songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, this collaboratory brings together some of North America’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle and re-imagine traditional music. The repertoire includes Bahamian sea chanties, African-American acappella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, ancient Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes and work songs collected from both well-known musicians and everyday folk: sea captains, cowhands, fishermen, prisoners, and homemakers. $20 in advance, $25 at the door, 12 and under free. Email kelli.hart@borh.org or www.barnsofrosehill.org.

 

May

 

1

Free First Friday

Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum. 19 West Cork Street, Winchester. 5–7:30pm. Storytime with Susan Powell. Join a FREE evening of fun. There’s always something new and exciting. 540-722-2020, www.discoverymuseum.net.

 

2

Independent           Bookstore Day

Winchester Book Gallery, 185 North Loudoun Street, Winchester. 8am–10 pm. In the heart of Old Town and in the midst of Apple Blossom, the Winchester Book Gallery is pulling out all the stops for Independent Bookstore Day. There will be hourly giveaways for all ages, featuring a favorites book wall for drawing, listing and sharing shoppers’ favorite titles. Plus, a poetry mic corner where poetry of all types will be read, recited and performed, and an all-day MadLibs Table so everyone can join in the silliness and fun celebration. Free.

 

2

VHSA Horse and Pony Hunter show

Sandstone Farm, 3805 Millwood Road, Millwood. Free admission to all events. Breakfast and lunch available. For information, call 540-837-1261 or e-mail sandstonefarm@aol.com; www.sandstonefarm.com.

 

8

/9 Turi Yoga and Wellness Grand Opening

Open  house May 8, 5-7pm, appetizers, drinks, and giveaways.  Free classes all day  May 9, registration recommended.  For information call (540) 212-9778  or register at www.turiyayogawellness.com.

 

9

CDCTA Combined test and dressage show

Sandstone Farm, 3805 Millwood Road, Millwood. Free admission to all events. Breakfast and Lunch available. For information, call 540-837-1261, email sandstonefarm@aol.com, or see www.sandstonefarm.com.

 

9

Fresh Cream

Art show at the Dairy Barn Gallery, 22989 Sam Fred Road, Middleburg. Opening reception May 9, 4–6pm. 15 artists (5 from Clarke) displaying a wide variety of exceptional artwork, including sculpture, painting, stonework, and more. Artists include Malcolm Harlow, Gale Bowman-Harlow, Julie Miles, Winslow McCagg, Page Carter, Megan Caldwell, Susan Carney, Todd Phillips, Leigh Henry, Kris Viemeister, Leah Cole, Barbara Allen, Michael Clay, Kerry Stavely, Neil Stavely. Info and previews on Facebook at Fresh Cream Spring pARTy. Runs through the 5/24.

 

10

VHSA Jumper Show

Sandstone Farm, 3805 Millwood Road, Millwood. Free admission to all events. Breakfast and lunch available. For information, call 540-837-1261 or e-mail sandstonefarm@aol.com; www.sandstonefarm.com.

 

10

Kids Karaoke       Contest

It’s parents night out at Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 19 West Cork Street, Winchester. 6–8pm. Can you sing like a songbird? Here’s the event for you. Sign up for Kids Karaoke Contest and spend an evening out while the kids play in the museum. The winner receives a free summer camp at the SVDM. Space is limited for this after hours event so RSVP recommended. $8 early bird, $10 at the door. 540-722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net.

 

15

Circa Blue & Jim Hurst

Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8. A night of Bluegrass & BBQ featuring music from Circa Blue & Jim Hurst and BBQ from Jordan Springs Market. Circa Blue is  bluegrass—but not entirely traditional or contemporary. Their latest release “A Darker Blue” has held the radio charts for over ten months, and continues to receive substantial airplay. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Emailkelli.hart@borh.org or see www.barnsofrosehill.org.

 

16

Ft. Loudoun Commemoration

Historic Fort Loudoun Site, 419 N. Loudoun St., Winchester. 10am–1pm. In 1755 George Washington, at 23 years of age, was given command of the Virginia Regiment at the outset of the French & Indian War. In 1756 Washington oversaw the building of a chain of forts from Maryland to the Carolinas to protect settlers in the region. Winchester was chosen as the site of a “Strong Fort” to serve as an anchor and command center for the chain of forts. The French and Indian War Foundation commemorates this period each year at the site of the original Ft. Loudoun. The event includes interpreters who give visitors an opportunity to learn about the history of the frontier, the people who settled the Shenandoah Valley, and the conditions in which they lived. Visit fiwf.org.

 

16

An International  Affair

An International Affair of Wine and Food at Long Branch Plantation, 830 Long Branch Lane, Millwood, VA. 6–10pm. The Rotary Club of Winchester hosts a fundraiser to support the Winchester Rescue Mission. Dress is black tie optional and will feature food & wine pairings from Australia, Argentina, Spain, France, Italy, and the United States, as well as live music. $100 per person. For information contact Darla McCrary at 540-336-9114 or visit www.visitlongbranch.org.

 

17

Katie Mayhan

Spring Classical Series, Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. Doors open at 3:30pm, show starts at 4. American pianist Katie Mahan is capturing the attention of audiences throughout the world for her innovative musical personality, poetic interpretations, and graceful, charming stage presence. She is at home in a repertoire ranging from Bach to Gershwin—performing her own solo piano arrangements to standing ovations across the globe. $20 in advance, $25 at the door, 12 and under free. Email kelli.hart@borh.org or see www.barnsofrosehill.org.

 

19

Berryville Writers

This new writers group meets at the Clarke County Library, 6:30pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, starting May 19. The group is open to writers of all genres, who are looking for critique and feedback on their writing, shared advice on how to get published, and other writing related discussions. For information call 540-336-1781 or 540-955-4017, or email berryvillewriters@gmail.com.

 

Current & Ongoing

BINGO at the Boyce Fire Department Community Hall, 7 South Greenway Avenue, Boyce, every Thursday at 7pm and every Sunday at 1:30pm

 

Clarke County Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of classes and activities . See schedule at www.clarkecounty.gov/parks.

 

Opus Oaks has several upcoming classes, workshops, and specialty summer camps for all ages in painting, drawing, stained glass, jewelry design, photography, sculpture, and more. See schedule at www.opusoaks.org.

 

Clarke County Farmers’ Market, 8am–noon every Saturday, May through October.

 

The Apple Valley Needle Threaders meets every second Thursday at 9:30am at the Clarke County Parks & Recreation Center. $1 is collected from each attendee. Everyone is welcome—beginners and advanced quilters. For information, please 540-955-5140.

 

Clarke County Calendar information. For additional Clarke County happenings visit clarkecountyvacalendar.weebly.com.

Around Clarke County in March/April

March

20/22 Cinderella

Clarke County High School Auditorium. Clarke County High School presents its 15th annual Spring Musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. March 20 and 21 at 7:30pm and March 22 at 2:30pm. Tickets are $12 Adults and $6 Students. General Admission, available at the Box Office the day of the show.

21/22 Estate Sale

Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. 10am-5pm March 21 and 1pm-5pm on March 22. An opportunity to buy and sell artwork, antiques, fine furnishings and jewelry. For information contact Lyndee Nelms at 540-955-3378. Email kelli.hart@borh.org or see www.barnsofrosehill.org

24 Friends and Family Night

Clarke County High School Gymnasium. 7pm. Join the Clarke County Band Association for a rare opportunity to see the top rated indoor drumline and winterguards perform. Open to the community. Free admission.

28 Book Signing

Winchester Book Gallery. 185 North Loudoun Street, Winchester. 2–4pm, with Darinda Sherbert. Heaven Whispers, a collection of prayers, praises, poetry and prose, presents little scenes plucked from everyday life that show how one can listen to give praise, and listen, think about, and talk to God. Meet the author.

29 Volunteer Orientation

Blue Ridge Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship. 420 Russell Rd, Berryville. 6pm. Therapeutic Riding Volunteers Orientation for those who are interested in volunteering. Trainees then attend one of several hands-on trainings offered the following week. Minimum age is 14. Horse leaders must have horse experience, but not necessary for side walkers. 8-week Spring Session begins April 13. BRCTH is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Contact Margie Youngs at 540-533-2777 or at brcthinc@hotmail.com.

April

4 Spaghetti Dinner

The Clarke County Relay For Life annual Spaghetti Dinner and Auction. Clarke County Fair Grounds, Ruritan Building. 4–6pm. Live auction 6:30pm. Free will offering. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society and The Relay For Life of Clarke County. For more information contact Patsy Burner 540-323-0097 or nannyb04@wildblue.net.

5 Pancake Breakfast

John H. Enders Fire and Rescue. 9 South Buckmarsh Street, Berryville. 7am–noon. Come Support your fire and rescue squad and enjoy the finest Pancake Breakfast in the area! Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs, Sausage Gravy, Baked Apples, Coffee, Milk, Hot Tea, Apple & Orange Juice. Adults $8. Children $4. Children under six eat for FREE. For Information Call 540-955-1110 or visit www.endersfire.com.

4 Kite Flying Festival

Sherando Park. 200 Lakeview Circle Stephens City. 11am–3pm. Bring your whole family and your kites! Members of the Richmond Air Force will be on hand to discuss the science behind kite flying, the history of kites, and, weather permitting they will be demonstrating some high-flying kite tricks! There will be food and craft vendors on hand, and all sorts of kites available for purchase. Contact Frederick County Parks & Recreation for more information. 540-665-5678

8 Writing Your Bucket List

One-night Facilitated Discussion. Clarke County Parks and Recreation. 255 Al Smith Circle, Berryville. 6:30–8pm. It’s become a project more people are interested in—a list of things they’d like to do before they die. We’ll start out with an examination of the items on our lists and then discuss ways of carrying them out. $10. To Register call 540-955-5140.

9 Down Memory Lane

“Fashion & Four Legged Friends”, A Vintage Fashion Show and Shop for Your Shape Presentation. Barns of Rose Hill.  95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. 6:30pm. Silent Auction to benefit The Clarke County Animal Shelter. Clothing & Accessories from the 60’s, the 70’s, & the 80’s from RE-LOVE IT, A Consignment Shoppe, Women’s Clothing Boutique in downtown Berryville. $10 in Advance, $15 at the Door, $10 for Students. Donation of items to the Animal Shelter are also welcome. For more information please call 540-955-2004, Email: kelli.hart@borh.org, programs@barnsofrosehill.org Website: www.barnsofrosehill.org

11 Berryville Yard Sales

Downtown Berryville. Rain Date is Saturday, April 18.

11 Country Gentlemen Tribute

Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. A night of Bluegrass & BBQ featuring The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band. The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band lineup that performs on stage today includes: Mike Phipps on the “Charlie Waller” sound-alike vocals, Rick Briggs on banjo and vocals, Larry Kirk on upright bass and vocals, and Mark Clifton on the resophonic guitar (dobro) and vocals. This ensemble puts its heart and soul into each performance and tries to satisfy that musical hunger for the multitude of Country Gentlemen fans around the country. $12 in advance, $15 at the door, 12 and under free. Email: kelli.hart@borh.org Website: www.barnsofrosehill.org

11 Patsy Cline Singing Contest

Apple Blossom Mall. 1850 Apple Blossom Drive, Winchester. 2pm. Join the Patsy Cline Historic House and Celebrating Patsy Cline, Inc. for this exciting singing competition. The contest will be limited to 25 participants singing Patsy Cline songs and the winner will have the honor of performing at the Patsy Cline Music Festival. For information call 540-662-5555.

12 Christ Church Concert Series

Christ Church Sanctuary. 809 Bishop Meade Road, Millwood. 4pm The second concert this year at Christ Church will feature Shenandoah University’s Cantus Singers under the direction of Dr. Karen Keating. Their program is “A Voice of Her Own” and features music by women composers. A reception will follow in the Parish House. Free. For information, contact the church office at 837-1112.

15 Raising Sheep

Loudoun County Extension Office, ground floor conference room. 30 Catoctin Circle SE, Leesburg (In the Wells Fargo Bank building). 7:30–9pm. A FREE educational event presented by The Loudoun Valley Sheep Producers. Susan Schoenian will speak on “Similarities and Differences in Raising Sheep and Goats.” Susan is the Sheep and Goat Specialist at the Western Maryland Research & Education Center. She has been with the University of Maryland Extension since 1988 and holds both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Animal Science from Virginia Tech and Montana State University.

16 Medicare Cafe

VFW Post 9760. 425 South Buckmarsh Street, Berryville. Group presentation 10am–noon, followed by free individual Medicare counseling blocks between 1 and 4 p.m. Individual blocks are available by reservation on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve appointments for personalized help in understanding Medicare benefits and choices by calling 540-551-5615. The Medicare Café is FREE and is hosted as a community service by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9760 volunteers in partnership with the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP) provided through the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging (SAAA). Visit us at shenandoahaaa.com/services/medicare-café.

16 Consignment Sale

Through the 19th. Kids Closet Connection spring consignment event. Greenwood Volunteer Fire and Rescue. 809 Greenwood Road, Winchester. See ad for dates and times. www.kidscloset.biz/frederickcounty

18 Cash Party

John Enders Fire Hall. 9 South Buckmarsh St., Berryville. Doors open at 5:30. Crazy Cash Party and BBQ Dinner. Grand Prize $1500. Only 275 tickets. Call 540-955-1110 or email secretary@endersfire.com.

19 “Life Itself”

Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.Doors open at 4pm. Film starts at 4:30pm. Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (The Departed) and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball) present Life Itself, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert. $8 per person, $5 for Barns of Rose Hill and Magic Lantern members. Email: kelli.hart@borh.org Website: www.barnsofrosehill.org.

Around Clarke in Dec/Jan

December 

20 “Museum Hours”

95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. 7pm. Doors open at 6:30. When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads which sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways artworks reflect and shape the world. In German with subtitles and in English. NR; 106 minutes. The 2014 Fall Film Series is presented by Barns of Rose Hill and Magic Lantern Theater. $5.00 for Magic Lantern and BORH members, $8.00 for non-members. For information email kelli.hart@borh.org, or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.

21 Duvall Designs

Holiday Open House. 2053 Millwood Road, Millwood. Noon – 5pm

21 Long Branch Holiday Reception

6–8pm. Following Old Bethel’s candlelit Christmas Service, guests are invited to a WWII Home Front Holiday Reception at Long Branch Plantation. 830 Long Branch Lane, Millwood. www.visitlongbranch.org. 540-837-1856.

22 Red Cross Babysitter Training

Clarke County Parks and Recreation. 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville. 9am-3:30pm. This course has a unique interactive, educational format that challenges youth. It is designed for 11-15 year olds and can help participants care for children and infants, be a good leader and role model, make good decisions and solve problems, keep the children you baby-sit and yourself safe, handle emergencies such as injuries, illnesses and household accidents, write resumes and interview for jobs and much more! Participants learn by doing. There will be a half-hour lunch break, bring a packed lunch. Successful completion of final tests is required for certification. 1 class. Instructor: Mary Veilleux. Ages 11-15. $81.

24 Christmas Eve Service

Christ Church Millwood. 809 Bishop Meade Road, Millwood. 5pm Candlelight Communion with Children’s sermon. 8:30pm Carol Singing. 9pm Candlelight Communion Service. See Advertisement for more information.

24 Christmas Eve Service

Grace Episcopal Church. 110 North Church Street, Berryville. 5pm and 11pm at Grace Church. Carols begin at 4:30 and 10:30.

27 Live Music

M.L. Flenner. Winchester Book Gallery. 185 N. Loudoun Street, Winchester. 7:30-9:30pm. M.L. Flenner is an indie/folk/pop musician from Inwood, West Virginia. Continue to enjoy your holiday weekend by watching M.L. Flenner perform a mix of both covers and originals at the Winchester Book Gallery.

29 DoTerra Oils

Clarke County Parks and Recreation. 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville. 6:30-8:45pm. Ages 16 and up. A New Year, a new you – We’ll explore the business opportunity that DoTERRA CPTG Essential oils has to offer you.  Restore your mind, body, and wallet – it all starts a drop at a time.  1 class. Instructor: Lorrie Roberts $4 per person.

31 First Night Winchester

Various locations throughout Old Town Winchester. The largest, safest, family-friendly, non-alcoholic, budget-friendly, non-profit New Year’s Eve celebration in the Shenandoah Valley. Offering entertainment for nearly every age and taste: musicians, dancers, arts and crafts, magicians, comedy, and more. Events kick off at 10 am and culminate at midnight with the Apple Drop and a spectacular Fireworks display. One button is good for access to all First Night events. $10 each for the first two buttons; $8 for each additional button. Children 10 yrs & under are FREE. Visit www.firstnightwinchester.com for more information and locations where buttons are being sold.

January

3  Free Try Fitness Day

Clarke County Parks and Recreation. 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville. 10am-9pm. This is your chance to try before you buy! Our instructors will be onsite demonstrating Zumba, Tone & Sculpt, Various Yogas, Total Fit, FITT Forever, Fluid Motion, Sit & Get Fit, Kempo/Self Defense so you can find the class(es) that fit your needs! See the schedule online at www.clarkecounty.gov/parks or call 540-955-5140 for class schedules and more information.

3 Benefit Concert

“Where’s Aubrey: Benefit Concert for The Downstream Project”. Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, Va. 8pm. Doors open at 7:30. Where’s Aubrey has played together since 1985, writing and performing all original music since the turn of the millennium. Rhine Singleton’s original songs, cloaked and hooded by Gary McGraw’s improvisation on the fiddle and mandolin, range from old timey folk music through modern jazz. Special Guests: The Bitter Liberals (Allen Kitselman, Clark Hansbarger, and Mike Jewell) will join Where’s Aubrey for a few songs. All proceeds from the concert will go to The Downstream Project.  $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For information email kelli.hart@borh.org, or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.

4 Chipotle Fundraiser

CCHS Band Day at Chipoltle. 2012 S Pleasant Valley Rd, Winchester. 5¬9pm. Bring the ad in this month’s Observer to Chipotle between 5 and 9pm on Sunday, January 4, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Clarke County Band Association.

 

9 “The Nine”

Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, Va. 8pm. Doors open at 7:30. Founded in 2008 by singer/songwriter Justin Trawick, “The 9 Songwriter Series” is a touring live music event based in Washington, DC. The show was created with the idea of nine artists getting together and combining their talents in order to play in nicer clubs and to larger numbers of people. Each installment features nine solo singer/songwriters performing in rotation and often sitting in with each other. To date, over 60 different artists have participated in “The 9” at events in DC, Arlington, Bethesda, Baltimore, Annapolis, New York City, Richmond, Charlottesville, Charlotte, and Philadelphia. This show will feature some great artists including Justin Trawick, Melissa Wright, Kipyn Martin, Chelsea McBee, Old Man Luedecke, and others TBA. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. For information email kelli.hart@borh.org, or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.

9 & 10 International Saxophone Symposium

Masterclasses, lectures and recitals take place throughout the day Friday from 2-7pm and Saturday from 9am-6pm at Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University (Armstrong Hall, Goodson Chapel & Ruebush Hall). All events are free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. (View Schedule in related article).

Main Stage Concerts: U.S. Navy Band Concert Band with Vincent David, James Houlik, Michael Ibrahim & the Navy Band Saxophone Quartet. Friday, Jan. 9, at 8pm, and U.S. Navy Band Commodores with guest artists Miami Saxophone Quartet, Saturday, Jan. 10. 8pm. Both performances take place at the Patsy Cline Theater at John Handley High School and are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Tickets are required and will be available soon at the Symposium website. http://www.navyband.navy.mil/Saxophone_Symposium.

10 Young Naturalist Program

Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce. Grades 1-3, 9-11:30am. Grades 4-6, 12:30 to 3pm. FOSA Young Naturalist Program begins with CSI:Solving Crimes with Nature.

540-837-1758 Ext. 224 or www.blandy.virginia.edu.

17 Taarka

Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, Va. 8pm. Doors open at 7:30. Taarka is a virtuosic ensemble of 5-string violin, mandolin, guitars, string bass, and vocals featuring high-energy performance & innovative, beautiful compositions and songs, weaving the sounds of old & new from world folk, Celtic, bluegrass, jazz and classical with rock energy & master musicianship. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For information email kelli.hart@borh.org, or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.

24 Senior Open Forum

Barns of Rose Hill 95. Chalmers Court, Berryville. 11am-1pm. Join Professionals Working 4Seniors for an open forum and discussion on the topic of growing old, how to navigate the changes and what options are available in our community that provide help to families and our elders. Call Karen Cifala for more information 303-817-9374 or email her at kcifala@gmail.com. Light refreshments will be served. Free.

24 Bumper Jacksons

Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, Va. 8pm. Doors open at 7:30. The Bumper Jacksons are a big, fat party! Hot and sweet, their early jazz and country repertoire paints America’s story from New Orleans’ brothels to Appalachian hollers. Unafraid to scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78’s, the Bumper Jacksons boldly and elegantly balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning their own unique, DIY style. They perform the old traditional sounds of America, heart-wrenching and youthful, and always in the spirit of raw adventure. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For information email kelli.hart@borh.org, or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org

24 FOSA Seed Exchange

Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce. Bring seeds, plants, roots, or cuttings to exchange with other gardeners. No invasive species. 10am-2pm. For information call 540-837-1758 Ext. 224 or visit www.blandy.virginia.edu.

Around Clarke County in Nov/Dec

November

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.

22 Turkey Trot Races

The 36th edition of the Berryville Turkey Trot Races will begin at 10am with registration from 9 to 9:45 at Clarke County High School. Race distances are 2, 4, or 6 miles for area runners and walkers on Clarke County Park’s fitness trail. Overall awards and age group winners will be recognized after the races along with random drawings for frozen turkeys. Entry fee is $10 for students. All others, $15. The races benefit the high school cross country and track teams. For information call 540-247-6475 or email the race director, at nspecht@comcast.net.

22Gingerbread Workshop

Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct. Berryville. 1- 4 pm. 12 and under. Class size limited. $15 (includes materials) Instructors – Mary Ann and Emily Nalls.For information contact director@barnsofrosehill.org or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.

23 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! Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs, Sausage Gravy, Baked Apples, Coffee, Milk, Hot Tea, Apple & Orange Juice. Adults $8. Children $4. Children under six eat for FREE. For Information Call 540-955-1110 or visit www.endersfire.com.

28/29 Holiday Festival

and Homebrew Competition. Backroom Brewery. 150 Ridgemont Road (off Reliance Road), Middletown. 10am-8pm. Our greenhouses will be filled with artisans and crafts to help you start your Christmas shopping and the air filled with great music and the aromas of delicious food! There will be homebrew demonstrations and the results of our first annual Backroom Brewery homebrew competition. This competition is a sanctioned event and will be judged by AHA/BJCP certified judges. Vendor and homebrew contest applications may be obtained by emailing BRBfestivals@gmail.com or calling 540 869-8482. For information Contact Billie Clifton or Christy Dunkle. BRBfestivals@gmail.com. 540-869-8482. www.backroombreeweryva.com.

29 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, “bricks and mortar” businesses.

29 Jewelry Demonstration

and Trunk Show. Fire House Gallery. 23 East Main Street, Berryville, VA 22611. Put More Bling in YOUR Jing-A-Ling. Jewelry artists will be showing and selling their creations on four consecutive Saturdays before Christmas.  One-of-a-kind items will be available for sale for every taste and pocketbook. Custom card markers will be joining the jewelers on December 6th and 13th creating and selling holiday cards, which they will gladly personalize. For more information call 540-955-4001.

29 Book Signings

11am – 4m. Winchester Book Gallery. 185 North Loudoun Street, Winchester. 11-1 Michael Lee Pope’s “Wicked Northern Virginia”. Behind the bucolic plantation estates of Northern Virginia lies a history of scandal. The region has a rotating cast of greedy supervisors, vain senators, bullying occupiers and party bosses. The Aryan Nations once flooded the streets of Arlington. Infamous floating brothels once sailed the Potomac. Even George Washington’s death at his historic estate outside the capital is shrouded in mystery. 2-4pm E. Brady Robinson’s “Art Desks” features photographs of the desks and working spaces of artists, curators, art dealers and critics throughout the East Coast. Her subjects include collector Mera Rubell, historian David Ward and photographer William Christenberry.

 

December

2 Long Branch Book Club

Meets First Tuesday of Each Month. 830 Long Branch Lane, Millwood. Meet inside of the historic home at 7pm. December’s book: A Christmas Carol (1843) by Charles Dickens. Membership is free and new members are always welcome! For information visit www.visitlongbranch.org or call 540-837-1856.

5 Community Band Concert

Johnson Williams Middle School. 200 Swan Ave, Berryville. 7pm. Free Admission but a Free Will offering to benefit the Chain of Checks will be taken. The Band is sponsored by The Clarke County Board of Supervisors, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, and The National Endowment for the Arts.

6 Student Art and Gingerbread Exhibit

Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct. Berryville. Through Jan. 4th. Opening Reception Friday, Dec. 5th, 7pm (After Tree Lighting in Rose Hill Park).For information contact director@barnsofrosehill.org or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.

6 Madrigal Songs

of Loyalty, Light, and Love. 8pm. Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct. Berryville. Performed by The Clarke County High School Chamber Choir. For information contact director@barnsofrosehill.org or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.

6 Community Band Concert

Armstrong Theater at Shenandoah University. 702 University Drve, Winchester. 6:30pm. Free Admission but a Free Will offering to benefit the Chain of Checks will be taken. The Band is sponsored by The Clarke County Board of Supervisors, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, and The National Endowment for the Arts.

7 December Dance Selections

Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct. Berryville. 2pm. Performed by SCAA Jr. & Sr. Dance Ensembles. The SCAA Jr. & Sr. Dance Ensembles currently include 27 students ages 10-18 from the Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy of Shenandoah University. The SCAA was founded in 1977 to provide enrichment opportunities and pre-professional studies in the fine arts for students of all ages and abilities. For information contact director@barnsofrosehill.org or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.

13 The Woodshedders

Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct. Berryville. 8:00pm. Doors open at 7:30. Known for fun, danceable shows that swerve between different genres to create exciting original sounds, The Woodshedders bring together the diverse influences of American Country, Rhythm & Blues, Old-Time, Bluegrass, and Gypsy Jazz. Advance $15. Door $20. For information contact director@barnsofrosehill.org or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.

13 Ornament Workshop

Historic Long Branch. 830 Long Branch Lane, Millwood. 1-4pm. This holiday season celebrate “Christmas on the WWII Home Front” at Long Branch Plantation. Get into the holiday spirit by attending our  make-your-own 1940s ornament workshop. For information visit www.visitlongbranch.org or call 540-837-1856

15 Christmas Tour & Open House

Historic Rosemont Manor. 6 Rosemont Manor Lane, Berryville.  5 – 8pm. Come tour one of the most prestigious estates in the Shenandoah Valley this Christmas season. Refreshments will be served and gift items will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit The Clarke County Education Foundation.$10 for adults. $5 for students through college age. Children under 5 free. www.rosemont1811.com.

20 Film “Museum Hours”

Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct. Berryville. 7:00pm Doors open 6:30. When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads which sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways artworks reflect and shape the world. In German with subtitles and in English. NR; 106 minutes. $8 – Barns of Rose Hill and Magic Lantern members $5. For information contact director@barnsofrosehill.org or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.

20 Live Music

Caroline Ferrante & The Whole Magilla. 7:30 – 9m. Winchester Book Gallery. 185 North Loudoun Street, Winchester. Passionate Vocals, three octave range, and the signature twelve-string sound…Americana, Roots/Blues, Singer Songwriter! Native Chicagoan, Caroline broke into the Metro DC music scene in 2011. Her unique blend of originals are interspersed with hootenanny Americana, gritty Chicago blues, lyrical contemporary folk, eighties covers, and light jazz. She loves to interact with the crowd, and always entertains!

20/21 Christmas Open House

And Nutcracker Tea. Historic Long Branch. 830 Long Branch Lane, Millwood. This holiday season celebrate “Christmas on the WWII Home Front” at Long Branch Plantation. Christmas Open House: December 20 & December 21 from 1-5pm. Nutcracker Tea: Both Days, 2 – 5pm, in Long Branch’s historic dining room. For information visit www.visitlongbranch.org or call 540-837-1856.

21 Holiday Reception

Historic Long Branch. 830 Long Branch Lane, Millwood. 6-8pm. Following Old Bethel’s candlelit Christmas Service, guests are invited to a WWII Home Front Holiday Reception at Long Branch Plantation. For information visit www.visitlongbranch.org or call 540-837-1856.

Around Clarke in October & November

October

17–18 Octoberfest

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 director@barnsofrosehill.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 director@barnsofrosehill.org 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: info@waysidefarmfun.com, 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 director@barnsofrosehill.org 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 director@barnsofrosehill.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.

 

November

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 director@barnsofrosehill.org 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 director@barnsofrosehill.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.