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.

Belle Grove Wine Fest

Join us on Saturday, August 24 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. for Belle Grove’s Annual Wine Fest!

Live music, food vendors, artisan vendors, local wine, cider, spirits, food, and fun!

More details to come.

www.bellegrove.org

 

 

 

 

Rebecca and Thomas: A Civil War Spy Tale

In observation of Juneteenth (June 19), celebrating freedom and commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S., hear the story of Rebecca Wright (1838 – 1914) and Thomas Laws (1817 – 1896) as told through this one-act play performed as a reading. Wright, a local teacher and Unionist, and Laws, an enslaved man from Millwood, Virginia, relayed intelligence about Confederate troop movements in and around Winchester, ultimately leading to General Philip Sheridan’s decisionto attack. The play was written by Winchester resident and former teacher Sharon Dixon.

Admission to this event is FREE and registration is not required.

Spottswood Poles Night at Bridgeforth Field

Winchester resident, Spottswood Poles, was a very talented Negro league baseball player and was often referred to as the “Black Ty Cobb”. He also was a decorated WWI veteran who served in France.

After many efforts to recognize Poles, city officials and the Valley League’s Winchester Royals baseball team will unveil an interpretive historical marker and the naming of a road for him in Jim Barnett Park, at the Winchester Royals home game against the Woodstock River Bandits. Enjoy an evening of baseball and a tribute to a local hero.

A special dedication program will take place at 6:15pm sharp at the central concessional stand, a short distance to the left of the entrance to Bridgeforth Field.

Program will include:
Special remarks from Winchester Mayor John David Smith, Jr., family members, and acquaintances of Spottswood Poles
Unveiling of a new interpretive historical marker
Opportunity for media images and interviews
Special acknowledgments of Spottswood Poles at the Winchester Royals game following the ceremony

This event is part of the 275th anniversary celebration.

Baseball Game Ticket Price:
$5.00 (adults), $3.00 (seniors), $2.00 (child 6-12)

winchesterva.gov/275th-anniversary

Second Battle of Winchester Anniversary

The Kernstown Battlefield Association will commemorate the 156th anniversary of the Second Battle of Winchester, which began with a skirmish at Kernstown.

Special tours featuring the Second Battle of Winchester will be given all day, as well as tours of the battlefield, 1854 Pritchard House, Museum and Artillery Annex. The gift shop will be open.

The battlefield will be open from 10am-4pm.

kernstownbattle.org

 

Memorial Day Observance

A Memorial Day observance will be held at Winchester National Cemetery with keynote speaker Anthony Barnes, Veterans Outreach Specialist for Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-10th.

Prior to Memorial Day, and in preparation for the event, the community is invited to Winchester National Cemetery in the yearly tradition, known as ‘Flags In’ by placing an American Flag at the headstone of the more than 5,500 Veterans resting at Winchester National Cemetery. (May 24, 2019 at 4:00 PM)

Winchester National Cemetery, Matthew Priest, Cemetery Director
Office: 540-825-0027

www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/winchester.asp

Pig Roast

Pig Roast with all the Trimmings, Live Music, Kids Inflatables, 50/50 Raffle, Silent Auction, Adult Beverages by Escutcheon Brewery and Winchester Cider Works. Thank you Fields of Athenry Farm, Schenck’s Foods and Grandma Foster’s BBQ Sauce for your food donations.

Family Fun and More…Children age 5 and under are FREE! Tickets can be purchased locally at Winchester Day Preschool and Piccadilly Printing and online:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pig-roast-to-benefit-winchester-day-preschool-tickets-60328698762.

Hope to see you there!

Mill Town history presentation

Join us as local historian, Jeff Chamberlin, will give a presentation on the history of Mill Town (Malloy Ford) and its significance to the Civil War at 1pm.

The Odd Couple

Unger and Madison are at it again! Don’t miss this chance to see the iconic Neil Simon classic comedy with a contemporary, feminine twist.

Friday May 10 at 8PM
Opening Night

Saturday May 11 at 8PM
Sunday May 12 at 2PM
Thursday May 16 at 8PM
Friday May 17 at 8PM
Saturday May 18 at 2PM
Saturday May 18 at 8PM
Sunday May 19 at 2PM
Thursday May 23 at 8PM
Friday May 24 at 8PM
Saturday May 25 at 8PM

Dog Agility Trials

The Shenandoah Valley Kennel Club hosts these agility trials. New this year, the dogs will be competing in dock jumping.