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Big day Saturday at the Gazebo – a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with music, dancing, and a treasure hunt.

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There will be free games, activities, periodic music and dancing, all starting at noon to 4 pm.  The Pot o’ Gold Treasure Hunt will kick off at 2 pm at the Gazebo.

Though this event is organized and run by the Jig ‘n’ Jive; our neighboring businesses have contributed prizes to the Treasure Hunt and are participating in all sorts of fun ways. It takes a village, and we definitely have one!

Big St. Patrick’s Day celebration is happening at the Gazebo on Saturday, March 13th.

 

Please share this event with your friends and family. Come downtown on Saturday, March 13th, and have some fun!


St. Patrick Festivities @ the Gazebo / Village Commons 

12:00 – 1:00pm
• MicroWave Project – Arts / Crafts
• Jig ‘n’ Jive Dance Studio – Games
• Miscellaneous Musicians
• Edward T Jones – Games and Prizes
• Wildfire Yoga Family Class (12:30 – 1:00pm)

1:00 – 2:00pm
• Old Lady Afro
• MicroWave Project – Arts / Crafts
• Jig ‘n’ Jive Dance Studio – Games
• Miscellaneous Musicians
• Edward T Jones – Games and Prizes

2:00 – 3:00pm
• Jig ‘n’ Jive Dance Studio – official performance + kick-off the Pot o Gold Treasure Hunt
• Miscellaneous Musicians

3:00 – 4:00pm
• Lady Afro
• Jig ‘n’ Jive Dance Studio – Games
• Edward T Jones – Games and Prizes

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Winchester SPCA announces their “Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope” event

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BISSELL Pet Foundation is bringing hope to homeless pets across the country this holiday season with its “Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope” event December 7 – 12, 2021.

The Winchester SPCA is one of more than 200 participating shelters across the country reducing adoption fees to help pets find their adoptive families. Approved applicants can adopt for just $25 during this year’s Empty the Shelters event.

Come meet your new best friend at the Winchester SPCA adoption center (111 Featherbed Lane, Winchester, VA 22601). We’re open Tuesday to Friday, 10AM to 5PM, and weekends by appointment.

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Come see us! Salvation bell ringing with Rotary Club of Warren County this Saturday, December 11

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The Rotary Club of Warren County will be ringing the Salvation Army bell at Rural King Supply from 10am to 7pm on December 11 (Saturday). We would LOVE to see you come out and donate in the Salvation Army Red Kettle (a tradition since 1891). We will ring extra for you or sing a little if it helps inspire a bigger donation!

At 11am, we are hoping to have several children from our E. Wilson Morrison Early Act group do a little caroling. We are getting into the holiday spirit… how about you?

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Combined awards presentation event with the Sons of the American Revolution

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On November 30, 2021, the Colonel James Wood II and Fairfax Resolves Chapters of the Sons of the American Revolution were in Woodstock, Virginia, for a combined awards presentation event.

They presented a War Service Medal to Compatriot Sean Cook. He served in the U.S. Army as a Switching Systems Operator in Korea between January 10, 2003, to March 15, 2004. He was called up from the Inactive Reserve to serve in Iraq from August 27, 2006, to August 16, 2007.

From left to right: Sean Cook, Dave Cook, Wendy Cook and Larry McKinley. Photo courtesy of Forrest Crain.

Immediately following the award of the War Service medal, Wendy Cook was presented with the Martha Washington Medal as a result of her efforts in having the Colonel James Wood II and Fairfax Resolves Chapters present the colonial history of the American Flag to eight fourth grade classes at W. W. Robinson Elementary School in Woodstock. The medal is presented to ladies who provide outstanding support to the Sons of the American Revolution.



Participating for Colonel James Wood II Chapter were President Marc Robinson and Dale Corey. For Fairfax Resolves, participating were President Dave Cook, Forest Crain and Larry McKinley.

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Glory Bea: A Shenandoah Christmas Story

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GLORY BEA: A Shenandoah Christmas Story, by Rich Follett and Larry Dahlke, set in the 1930’s in the Shenandoah Valley and the Depression has hit the valley residents. This story is being presented by Selah Theatre Project, in partnership with Lord Fairfax Community College on December 10-12 & 17-19, 2021. The diverse cast of actors from Winchester, Frederick, Clarke and Warren Counties are mixed with community actors, young actors ages 6-13 and LFCC students.

Cast of Glory Bea: A Shenandoah Christmas Story

The two-act musical is partly based on real Valley families and events during the Great Depression, when families needed work and the CCC was providing jobs creating the Skyline Drive on the Blue Ridge. For the Thorne family, many promises are made. The Pineville Christmas Eve pageant will not be complete without its Christmas Cedar Tree. But, the blizzard of ’33 is causing havoc on the family members trying to get home for Christmas through the blinding snowstorm. It’s Christmas Eve – anything is possible on Christmas Eve. Hard times, an argument over a tree, a baby born at Christmas, a little girl lost in the snow, redbirds and angels… and a miraculous homecoming.

Naomi Greenwalt & Lillian Peterson


“It is our third time producing GLORY BEA, however, this time feels very special,” says director LaTasha Do’zia. “The collaboration of students, young kids and community members really brings the Christmas spirit to life for any person,” she continues, “It truly is a family favorite as well as a community favorite.”

Will Speakman and Erica Reisinger

“We are excited to partner with LFCC to bring live theater back to Middletown, especially with our first production being a locally written play that was performed at Wayside Theater when it was open,” says producer and Middletown citizen, Paige Ulevich. Ulevich praises the cast of Glory Bea: Kameryia Diamond, Naomi Greenwalt, Andrew and Cameron Joyner, Lillian Peterson, Erica Reisinger, Ben Rickman, Amber Shayeb, Will Speakman, Matthew Taday, and starring little Lillian Orndorff as Glory Bea.

“This partnership between a community theatre and community college sets the tone for how the arts can and should be integrated within a community,” says Do’zia.

GLORY BEA: A Shenandoah Christmas Story will be performed at Lord Fairfax Community College in the William H. McCoy Theatre on December 10-12 & 17-19, 2021. Tickets are $15 for General Admission/$12 for Students or Seniors 55+. Patrons are being asked to bring an unwrapped toy for Embrace Treatment Foster Care. Seating is limited.

Amber Shayeb, Ben Rickman and Lillian Orndorff as The Thorne Family

WHAT:

  • Glory Bea: A Shenandoah Christmas Story
  • By Rich Follett & Larry Dahlke
  • Directed by Latasha Do’zia
  • Music Directed by Rich Follett and Amber Shayeb

WHERE:

  • William H. McCoy Theatre
  • Lord Fairfax Community College
  • 173 Skirmisher Lane | Middletown, VA 22645

WHEN:

  • December 10, 11, 17, 18 at 7pm
  • December 12, 19 at 3pm

MISSION:

  • To encourage all people to embrace the arts as an adventure of daily living. We make arts education and experiences affordable, accessible, and available to every member of our community.

WHO WE ARE:

  • Selah Theatre Project is an all volunteer, not-for-profit organization located in Winchester, VA. LaTasha Do’zia, the founding artistic director, produced the company’s first children’s show in 2012 with a small budget, but lots of support from family and friends. Selah Theatre Project has since become the leading year-round dramatic arts education programming in the northern Shenandoah Valley.
  • Selah Theatre Project provides the opportunity to create theatre together in an educational, supportive, and professional environment for all walks of life. We produce 8 seasonal productions involving our four companies: Selah Teen Ensemble, Selah Young Actors Ensemble, Colored People Repertory Ensemble and Community Theatre Ensemble. Selah offers pre-professional theatrical training for teens and theatre classes for kids of all ages. We provide affordable artistic opportunities to students regardless of ability to pay.
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Get your tickets for the Winchester SPCA Paws & Claws Holiday Raffle

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Spoil the people and pets in your life with some magical holiday gifts that benefit the Winchester SPCA.

Tickets are $5 each, $10 for 3, or $20 for 8! You choose which item you’d like to win!

Purchase tickets online at winchesterspca.org or at the adoption center (111 Featherbed Lane, Winchester, VA 22601) from Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 5pm.

Drawing to be held December 21st. Winners do not need to be present to win. 100% of proceeds benefit the animals at your local no-kill shelter.


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Clara, Little Mouse, and the Golden Key

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Dancing By His Grace Classical Ballet Ensemble presents Clara, Little Mouse, and the Golden Key, featuring selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet, at the Skyline Middle School in Front Royal, Virginia.

Join us for our original adaptation of the Nutcracker and watch Little Mouse help Clara find the true meaning of Christmas.

For more information visit our website or Facebook page.

When:
Friday, December 10, 2021, at 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 11, 2021, at  2:00 pm
Sunday, December 12, 2021, at 2:00 pm


Where:
Skyline Middle School
240 Luray Avenue | Front Royal, VA

Suggested donation:
Adults $10
Children $5 (4 years and up)

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