“Type Your Story” Type In

In collaboration with hosts Walking Mall Poet and Sofia Syeda, InnoVault invites the current residents of the Shenandoah Valley to immerse themselves in the Type Your Story type-in.

It is a free opportunity for residents of all ages to tap into their creativity and use working typewriters to illustrate a memory or their daily lives through the written word.

The artistic and interactive space will exhibit stories, poems, and paintings by local artist, Pam Klein, that have been collected during Spring 2021, and encourages attendees to walk around the room and immerse themselves into one-page stories, lessons, and lives.

To preserve personal and diverse histories before and during the pandemic, participants will have the option to submit the collected anonymous entries into a published book!

InnoVault welcomes all ages and walks of life to type their story.
Stop by to submit an entry, check out typewriters, view paintings, or to read stories on display.

Pre-registration is recommended but walk-ins are welcome. This event is free and open to the public.

Second Battle of Winchester Anniversary

The Kernstown Battlefield Association will commemorate the 158th anniversary of the Second Battle of Winchester, which occurred during June 13-15, 1863. This battle was launched across the Pritchard Farm, extended into Winchester, and eventually to Stephenson where 4000 Union troops were taken prisoner. The success of this battle allowed Lee to bring the Army of Northern Virginia up from Fredericksburg, through Winchester, and into Maryland and Pennsylvania, culminating in the Battle at Gettysburg.

During the weekend of June 12-13. 2021, the KB with host a full schedule of special events to commemorate this significant historic event. Please visit the KB website to sign up for a tour time led by Jerry Holsworth. The schedule of events is as follows:

Saturday, June 12:
9 am: Co. F, 21st VA arrives and sets up their living history camp. A Provost will allow visitors to “enter the camp to see their relatives and friends”.

11am: Co. F drill demonstration

2pm: Co. F drill demonstration

Sunday, June 13 (actual date of 2nd Winchester on the Pritchard Farm):
10 am: 2nd Winchester Tour on the Pritchard Farm by Jerry Holsworth

10:45 am: Holsworth Tour to visit Co F, 21st VA for living history presentation

11 am: Co. F drill demonstration

12 noon – 1 pm: Lunch break for 21st VA and Holsworth Tour

1:00 pm: 2nd Winchester tour on the Pritchard Farm by Jerry Holsworth

1:45 pm: Holsworth Tour to visit Co F, 21st VA for living history presentation

2:00 pm: Co. F drill demonstration

2:00 pm: Turner Ashby Camp annual picnic (private event) begins in the Artillery Building

4:00 pm: Turner Ashby Camp picnic concludes. Attendees are guests for a Co F, 21st VA drill demonstration

Virginia COVID-19 guidelines for masks and social distancing during the tour will be practiced. Masks are not required indoor or outdoor for those who have been fully vaccinated. The vast majority of the tour is outdoors, but movement in vehicles between locations will be required. High-risk persons, those with COVID symptoms, or who have been in contact with individuals with symptoms, should not attend.

kernstownbattle.org

 

Kite Flying Festival

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

FREE – A one-of-a-kind family event for all to enjoy! Bring the family to Sherando Park to take in the bright colors and fun that comes along with kite flying. Enjoy vendors, food and door prizes! A fantastic family day at the park!

Contact Frederick County Parks & Recreation for more information.

(540) 665-5678

Fandemonium

Daleks and Jedi and Wizards, Oh My! Favorite fandoms come to life with costumed characters, hands-on science-based activities, and plenty of pop culture magic for everyone. Dress to represent your favorite fandom or superhero and join in the family-friendly fun!

Pop Up Planetarium

Star gazers, future astronomers and astronauts, and night owls alike, the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum is coming back to Blandy with their portable, Star Lab pop-up planetarium!
Inside the planetarium we’ll view the night sky, learning about the constellation stories and mythology of many different cultures.
After enjoying the show inside, we’ll head outside to look at the moon and starts through telescopes and keep our hands warm with mugs of hot chocolate.

For all starry eyed ages six and up.
Presented in partnership with the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum.

Sign up today at: blandy.virginia.edu

Battle of Third Winchester Commemoration

On September 21st the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation will be hosting a day of free programs commemorating the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Third Winchester.

Programs will range from a series of stationary programs at different battlefield sites, visitor center grand opening, monument dedication, living history, kids camps, and artillery demonstrations.

Schedule:
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
“Vortex of Battle”: The West Woods – Jeff Felton (SVBF)

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Living History at Star Fort

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Grand Opening of Winchester Battlefields Visitor Center

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
“The Earth Seemed to Tremble”: Huntsberry Farm and the Middle Field – Nick Picerno (SVBF)

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Star Fort Kids Camp

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Dedication of Alabama Monument – Remarks by Robert K. Krick

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
“The Very Air Was Made to Groan”: Battle’s Attack in the Middle Field – Scott Patchan

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cannon Demonstrations Star Fort

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
“A Continuous, Deafening Wail of Musketry”: Crook’s Attack Across Red Bed Run – Scott Patchan

5:30 PM – 6:15 PM
“Like a Thousand Bricks”: Cavalry Attacks at Third Winchester – Peter Dalton

7:45 PM – 8:45 PM
Preserving a Battlefield – Third Winchester – Nick Picerno

More Information and Directions

Farm to Fork Fondo

Farm to Fork Foundation is an organized bicycle ride where riders get to choose the distance best for them and stop for chef-prepared bites at farms along the way. Its mission is to highlight and support the symbiotic relationship between cyclists, farmers, and beautiful landscapes. The rides promote physical activity in a fun and supportive environment, create achievable challenges for people of all ages and abilities, and result in social good.

The Farm to Fork Fondo rides are held throughout the spring, summer, and fall in eight locations throughout the country. Belle Grove is delighted to warmly welcome them back for 2019.

Cat Fanciers of Washington: Cat Show

Come see dozens of pedigreed and non-pedigreed cats compete for best in show! In addition to the conformation classes, we will feature CFA Feline Agility, a fundraiser raffle for the club & vendors to purchase cat supplies and related items. This is an all ages event!

Show Hall: Winchester Sportsplex 221 Commonwealth Court, Winchester VA 22602

The show hall is air-conditioned and handicapped accessible. People food will be available.

General Admission $6.00
Children 5 – 12 $4.00
Seniors 65+ & Veterans – $4.00
A family of four – $16.00
Children under 5 are Free
A coupon good for $1 off adult admission at the door is located at https://bit.ly/2ZHtO8t

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Civil War History Trolley Tour

Update: This tour is now SOLD OUT.
This non-stop 22 mile trip will take you on a tour of the battlegrounds of six major battles fought in and around the City of Winchester. Ride through the city and into the countryside where over 140,000 Confederate and Union soldiers met on the area’s battlefields during the four year period of 1861-1865. The remains of many of those brave soldiers are resting in the Mt. Hebron Stonewall Confederate Cemetery and the Winchester National Cemetery. Meet your guide and the trolley at the Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center, located at 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Road.

Fee: $10.

Register by August 20 by calling Winchester Parks and Recreation, (540) 662-4946.

Outdoor Movie at the Amphitheater

2019 FREE MOVIE NIGHTS in Jim Barnett Park
June 7 – Mary Poppins Returns
July 12 – Hotel Transylvania
August 2 – Incredibles 2

Bring seating, snacks, picnic and enjoy free movies under the stars. Movies are shown in the Jim Barnett Park Amphitheater, which can be accessed from the lower parking area by the playgrounds in Christianson Familyland.

Movies begin at dusk.