Belle Grove Wine Fest

Join us on Saturday, August 28 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. for Belle Grove’s Annual Wine Fest!

The highlight will be tastings from Virginia’s vibrant wine, cider, mead, beer, and spirits industry.

There will be live music throughout the day by Gingerfunk Allstars and the Elizabeth Lawrence Band will provide live music all day. Guests may bring chairs and pop-up tents to enjoy the music on the lawn.

There will be an array of artisan and merchandise vendors.

Food will be available for purchase.

www.bellegrove.org

African American Civil War Trails Marker Unveiling

Join us for the unveiling of a new Civil War Trails marker.

There will be a short ceremony to mark the occasion, with remarks from local dignitaries and community members.

The event will take place on the north side of the City Hall building (15 N. Cameron Street), on the grounds near the cannon.

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

 

First Battle of Kernstown Walking Tour

Learn about the Civil War’s First Battle of Kernstown (March 23, 1862) during this walking tour that takes place at the Kernstown Battlefield on the Pritchard-Grim Farm. Led by author and historian Gary Ecelbarger, the walk begins at 9 a.m. at the Kernstown Battlefield.

Free. Register in advance here.

Gary Ecelbarger is the author of numerous nineteenth-century non-fiction works including The Day Dixie Died: The Battle of Atlanta, and “We are in for it!”: The First Battle of Kernstown. He has also published biographies of Civil War generals “Black Jack” Logan and Frederick W. Lander, as well as military histories of the Shenandoah Valley campaign. Ecelbarger is a leading authority of the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley and has been consulted frequently for historical interpretations of Civil War battlefields in the Valley. Gary Ecelbarger is also a Lincoln scholar and divides his research and touring time between the Rockies and Revolutionary War sites.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events

Following the path of least resistance is often an easier, simpler choice. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. showed us what it means to choose the more difficult path and to stand up for justice – even when it seems impossible.

Join Shenandoah University as we explore examples of resistance and activism throughout history and how resilience has made change possible.

Campus and community members are invited to participate through our annual Service of Remembrance, Creative Arts Showcase, virtual diversity workshops, Winchester walking tour and more!

More information and Schedule of Events

Follow the Star – Living Nativity Drive Through

December 12 and 13, 5-9pm

Follow the Star is a dramatic and immersive live nativity experience celebrating its 11th year in Winchester, Virginia.

This year Follow the Star will be a drive through Nativity, in the Parking Lot of Fellowship Bible Church. You will be greeted by traffic attendants who will show you where to drive and you will experience Follow the Star from the warmth and safety of your vehicle. Expect delays when you arrive, but we will have Christmas music for your listening enjoyment. The audio portion will be through a Spotify link given to you when you arrive- or a CD, if that’s your preference. There will be live drama- including animals- for your enjoyment as you drive through the event.

Open to the public. All are welcome!

Free admission!

Inclement Weather Dates • December 12 & 13

www.facebook.com/winchesterfollowthestar

www.fbcva.org/followthestar

Black Friday Celebration

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Escape the chaos of shopping and spend Black Friday at Valerie Hill.

Starting at noon we’ll have our full cafe menu available including food specials. Then at 1:00pm enjoy live music with Jimmy Lee.

And of course wine will be flowing all day! Still have the urge to grab some Black Friday shopping deals?

Just bring your laptop or tablet and enjoy our free WiFi! And of course our manor house will be decked out in all her Christmas Glory! Don’t miss one of our favorite days of the year.

Tours of Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters

This November, Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters will remain open on weekends for guided tours.

This Hudson River Gothic Revival style house, a Virginia and National Historic Landmark, was used as headquarters by General “Stonewall” Thomas Jackson during the winter of 1861-1862.

The house contains the largest collection of Jackson memorabilia and also personal objects from members of his staff. The museum has on display Jackson’s personal prayer table, initialed prayer book, and many other Jackson family artifacts.

Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday: 12 pm to 4 pm

Admission: Adults $5.00; Seniors $4.50; Students K-12 $2.50

Bubbly Brunch Series: Clueless

KICK YOUR SUNDAY INTO GEAR WITH THIS SPECIAL BOOZY BRUNCH SCREENING
Mimosas will be available, special brunch items, and a movie to celebrate. Join us for our monthly brunch and a movie series aptly titled Bubbly Brunch!

About the Movie:
THE ESSENTIAL ‘90S TEEN COMEDY
Before reinventing Jane Austen became cliché, Amy Heckerling adapted the classic story of “Emma” into a hilarious, insanely clever satire of adolescence in Beverly Hills. CLUELESS spawned fashion trends, countless slang terms (AS IF!) and gave Alicia Silverstone a reason to exist beyond Aerosmith videos. Over 20 years later (!), we are still majorly, totally, butt-crazy in love with this movie.
This is the Bronson Alcott High School Class of ’95 Reunion that you’ve been waiting for, and you don’t want to miss it. So slip on your Calvin Klein dress — or come dressed as any of your favorite characters (the more Dionnes, the better!) — and make time in your busy pants-dropping schedule to attend.

Tours of Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters

This November, Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters will remain open on weekends for guided tours.

This Hudson River Gothic Revival style house, a Virginia and National Historic Landmark, was used as headquarters by General “Stonewall” Thomas Jackson during the winter of 1861-1862.

The house contains the largest collection of Jackson memorabilia and also personal objects from members of his staff. The museum has on display Jackson’s personal prayer table, initialed prayer book, and many other Jackson family artifacts.

Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday: 12 pm to 4 pm

Admission: Adults $5.00; Seniors $4.50; Students K-12 $2.50