National Park Service Star Gazing Party

Photo: Viewing through a Shenandoah Astronomical Society Member Telescope (NPS/Buddy Secor)

Join the National Park Service with the Shenandoah Astronomical Society for 3 FREE Star Parties

As part of the National Park Service’s “Find Your Park” campaign, these programs encourage visitors to explore Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park in a variety of ways and to discover the night sky in a quiet and peaceful setting.

April 13th at 7:30 p.m.
August 10th at 8:00 p.m. (Perseid Meteor Shower)
October 26th at 6:00 p.m.

Each program will include a short introduction by a park ranger, followed by an astronomical related program given by a member of the SAS. Visitors are welcomed to bring their own telescopes, or use the ones that will be provided by the Shenandoah Astronomical Society.

The star parties will be held at the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation Thoburn Redoubt tract.

Directions to the site:

1. Just south of Middletown, from U.S. Route 11, turn left onto Water Plant Road. Proceed 1 mile to the intersection with Long Meadow Road.
2. Turn right onto Long Meadow Road. Proceed 0.1 mile.
3. Turn right onto Bowman’s Mill Road. Proceed 1.4 miles to Thoburn Redoubt.
4. The Thoburn Tract is marked by a Civil War Trails sign and some Waysides. Turn right into the property.

Ravenwood Faire

The Ravenwood Faire is proud to announce its first Faire Weekend. Located at the Frederick County Fairgrounds-October 26-27,2019 (10:00am-7:00pm). A wonderful array of wares, artisans, food, drink, and entertainment. Come one, Come all! Children 2 and under are free. Pre-sale tickets are $12.00 or $15.00 at the door. Pre-sale tickets will be on sale July 19, 2019 at their website.

Winchester Greek Festival

The Annual Winchester Greek Festival will take place on Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th, 2019.

Sample our legendary Greek cuisine and experience our renown Greek music and dance. Truly great fun for the entire family! A large selection of tasty Greek food is available.

The Book Store will be open offering religious items and reading material of the Orthodox faith.

Other retail vendors will also be set-up to display their various items for purchase.

Admission is free and ample free parking is available.

Greek cooking offers an incredibly rich and diverse array of foods that are the culmination of literally thousands of years of good living, cooking, and eating. While each Greek menu item offered is fresh and inviting, it is also a culinary trip to Greece. Our talented ladies of the church work for days in advance of the festival creating delicious Greek food.

Saturday: 11am-7pm
Sunday: 12noon-7pm

 

 

National Park Service Star Gazing Party

Photo: Viewing through a Shenandoah Astronomical Society Member Telescope (NPS/Buddy Secor)

Join the National Park Service with the Shenandoah Astronomical Society for 3 FREE Star Parties

As part of the National Park Service’s “Find Your Park” campaign, these programs encourage visitors to explore Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park in a variety of ways and to discover the night sky in a quiet and peaceful setting.

April 13th at 7:30 p.m.
August 10th at 8:00 p.m. (Perseid Meteor Shower)
October 26th at 6:00 p.m.

Each program will include a short introduction by a park ranger, followed by an astronomical related program given by a member of the SAS. Visitors are welcomed to bring their own telescopes, or use the ones that will be provided by the Shenandoah Astronomical Society.

The star parties will be held at the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation Thoburn Redoubt tract.

Directions to the site:

1. Just south of Middletown, from U.S. Route 11, turn left onto Water Plant Road. Proceed 1 mile to the intersection with Long Meadow Road.
2. Turn right onto Long Meadow Road. Proceed 0.1 mile.
3. Turn right onto Bowman’s Mill Road. Proceed 1.4 miles to Thoburn Redoubt.
4. The Thoburn Tract is marked by a Civil War Trails sign and some Waysides. Turn right into the property.

Friday Night Live

Unwind and enjoy all that Old Town Winchester has to offer at Friday Night Live (FNL). Friday Night Live is the perfect opportunity to meet up with friends, shop, dine and enjoy great live music, street performers and artisans. The Taylor Pavilion will be the main venue for performances every third Friday in June, July and August, however, the Loudoun Street Mall will be filled with music and activities for all to enjoy.

July’s lineup will feature the award-winning Mid-Atlantic regional band, The WORX. The WORX plays everything from Journey to Flo Rida during their show. They are a real crowd pleaser and regional favorite! The WORX will bring all demographics to their shows due to their wide variety of tunes.

Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the gate.

More information and tickets

 

Gardens at Night: Soul Expressions

From Richmond, Virginia, the Soul Expressions Band will be back at the MSV to play a high-energy mix of funk, rock, Motown, and today’s hits, including songs made famous by Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones, UB40, Bruno Mars, Van Morrison, Earth, Wind & Fire, and many other music greats. Dance under the stars, play family lawn games (6–8 p.m.), and explore the gardens and galleries.

Food, beer, and wine will be available for purchase. Seating begins at 5:30 p.m., food/drink stations and galleries & gardens open at 6 p.m., and the music goes from 7–9 p.m. Bring a chair! No outside food/drink permitted. Cash sales preferred. Rain/shine (dress for the weather).

Free to MSV Members, ages 12 & under, and—thanks to sponsor Navy Federal Credit Union—it’s free to all active duty, National Guard, and Reserve military personnel and their families (id required); all others: $10. Additional costs apply for food, beer, and wine purchases; no outside food/drink, please. Sponsored by Navy Federal Credit Union and Shenandoah Country Q102.

Scottish Highland Games

The KBA and Clan Adrenalin will host a Highland Games competition on our south field. Scottish Highland warriors competed against each other between battles. They used ordinary objects in their competitions: weights, stones, hammers and tree trunks (“cabers”).

This year our July games will be expanding to include other fun activities for the whole family. Come and see these amazing athletes compete and see what other fun things we have in store for you! Bagpipers will be playing throughout the day.

Shaffer’s BBQ from Middletown will provide their food truck for refreshments throughout the day. Please bring your own chairs.

“Hog Wild in Winchester” – A whimsical play

Winchester Little Theater presents “Hog Wild in Winchester,” a whimscial play about George Washington’s pig law. Written by Sally Anderson. Relive the story of George Washington’s first piece of legislation after being elected to the House of Burgesses.

Free to attend (approx. 15-20 minutes) and free admission to the museum.

Shows at 11am and 2pm.

Friday Night Live

Unwind and enjoy all that Old Town Winchester has to offer at Friday Night Live (FNL). Friday Night Live is the perfect opportunity to meet up with friends, shop, dine and enjoy great live music, street performers, and artisans. The Taylor Pavilion will be the main venue for performances every third Friday in June, July and August, however, the Loudoun Street Mall will be filled with music and activities for all to enjoy.

The June Friday Night Live will feature the southern rock band, Brickyard Road Band – A Lynyrd Skynyrd-style band. From start to finish, this band will play classic hits like Workin’ for MCA, Sweet Home Alabama, and Free Bird. A DJ, tent and chairs will also be set up on the Old Courthouse lawn to accommodate additional patrons from the 2019 HOG Motorcycle Rally being held in Winchester that week.

Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the gate.

More information and tickets

Theatre for Kids: Robin Hood

Adapted by Jack Neary

The classic adventure tale is given a fresh, funny and exciting spin when the Misdirected Theatre Company fails to show up for a sold-out performance! Many laughs, lots of adventure and swashbuckling action!

Show Dates & Tickets:
Saturday June 15 at 2:30 PM
Saturday June 15 at 7:00 PM

Sunday June 16 at 2:30 PM
Sunday June 16 at 7:00 PM

Tuesday June 18 at 2:30 PM
Tuesday June 18 at 7:00 PM

Wednesday June 19 at 2:30 PM
Wednesday June 19 at 7:00 PM

Thursday June 20 at 2:30 PM
Thursday June 20 at 7:00 PM

Friday June 21 at 2:30 PM
Friday June 21 at 7:00 PM

Saturday June 22 at 2:30 PM
Saturday June 22 at 7:00 PM