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

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

COVID-19 Memorial

MEMORIAL TO COVID-19 VICTIMS: A SERVICE OF LAMENT AND HOPE

Our Health Campus Greenspace
Following the short ceremony, attendees may walk along the COVID-19 Memorial Wall installed along the fence at N. Cameron and E. Piccadilly Streets featuring 223,236 hearts representing the lives lost to the virus.

The ceremony will feature area faith leaders, students, and musicians. The public is invited. Please wear a facemask and plan to observe physical distancing.

The Memorial Wall will remain in place through October 31.

For more information contact:
Kimberli Ball
Covid-19 Memorial Committee of Winchester
540-533-2486
kimberli.ball@gmail.com

Blessing of the Vines

Join us at James Charles Winery Saturday, October 17th for a European Tradition of the Blessing of the Vines.

Reverend Bjon Lundberg from Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Winchester will bless the vineyard to ensure a bountiful harvest.

Blessing starts at 2:00pm. Immediately following the blessing, light fare and our wonderful James Charles wines will be available for purchase in the tasting room.

We will be joined by The Knights of Columbus, offering sandwiches and other foods with sales supporting the MSGR Stanley Krempa Soup Kitchen.

This is open to the public and it is free to attend!