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Sale of second-hand civil war books

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation will have a large second-hand book and magazine sale, featuring primarily Civil War titles, at the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum at 20 N. Loudoun St., Winchester. The sale will take place from August 28 to September 7. 5. The proceeds of the sale will go to the library and archives of the foundation. The sale will begin with a one-hour advance sale reserved for SVBF members, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on August 28. After that, the sale will be open to the general public during normal museum hours. For more information call 540-542-1145 or email [email protected]

Core of the community festival

The first Core of the Community Festival will be held September 2-4 at the Frederick County Fairgrounds. The 9th Virginia Regional Chamber Bravery Award is at 4 p.m. on September 2. Visit for more details. Concern Hotline’s 22nd Fish Fry is from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on September 3. Tickets are available at the organization’s EVENTBRITE location. Email Rusty Holland at [email protected] for more information. The barbecue and beers at the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival are from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. September 4. For tickets and more information visit

White Hall UMC Court Party / Fall Festival

White Hall United Methodist Church will host a fall festival and backyard party on September 4 at 3265 Apple Pie Ridge Road. Homemade dishes will be served at 3.30 p.m. followed by an auction at 6 p.m.

Wine and music festival

The Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail, made up of vineyards in the American wine region of Shenandoah Valley, will feature a wine and music festival from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on September 5 at the Shenandoah Valley Museum, 901 Amherst St., Winchester . Tickets cost $ 30 in advance and $ 35 at the door. For more information visit

Skyline Independent Film Festival

Skyline Indie Film Fest returns to Winchester from September 9-12 with a hybrid festival featuring under-seen independent gems. For more information and a list of films screened, visit

Calvary Episcopal Garage Sale

Calvary Episcopal Church’s Men of Calvary has their annual garage sale on Friday September 10 from 4:00 p.m. – black and Saturday September 11 from 9:00 a.m. -? at church. The address is 132 N Royal Ave, Front Royal. Find an agreement and help support the mission and ministries of the church.

Abnormal formal

Froggy’s Closet’s 8th Annual AbNormal Formal will take place on September 11 at Piccadilly Public House in Winchester. This year’s theme is “Under the Sea”. Dress as you would for any ceremony, but with something unusual about your attire. Enjoy an evening of dancing to live Revolution music, hors d’oeuvres, libations, and live, silent auctions. Charles Harbaugh IV, Executive Director of Access Independence and Mayor of Middletown, will be the emcee. Profits will go to foster families and children in need and at risk.

Christmas bric-a-brac sale

Wesley Church, 527 Van Fossen St., Winchester, will have a Yard-Noël-Bake sale starting at 9 a.m. on September 11. Hot dogs, chili dogs and county ham sandwiches will also be on sale. Masks required.

Reynolds Store Yard Party

The 44th Reynolds Store Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company Job Site Party will be held September 10-11. Activities on September 10 will include a cruise as well as an outdoor dining service including country ham sandwiches, homemade vegetable soup and desserts. On September 11, the famous BBQ chicken and / or country ham dinners with macaroni and cheese, green beans, coleslaw and dessert will be served inside. Take-out dinners available. Cost: $ 14 for adults, $ 7 for children 12 and under. There will also be a bake sale, a country store and more. Donations of paper napkins, sugar, coffee, tea, baked goods (pies, cakes, bread, cookies) are needed. Drop off your donations on September 10 anytime or September 11 before noon. For more information contact Merle Kerns 540-888-3201, Joanne DeHaven 540-888-3230, Jami Clark 540-533-2724.

Free lunch, food distribution

Centenary Reformed United Church of Christ at 202 S. Cameron St., Winchester, will distribute prepackaged breakfasts and pantry items in the church parking lot from noon to 1 pm on September 10. Lunch will not be served in the church until COVID-19 precautions are lifted.

Garage sale

Calvary Episcopal Church’s Men of Calvary holds its annual garage sale at 4 p.m. on September 10 and 9 a.m. on September 11 at the church, 132 N. Royal Ave., Front Royal.

Community Safety Fair

A Community Safety Fair, featuring food, music, vendors, a kids’ area, dunk tank, fire / rescue and law enforcement apparatus, will be held. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. September 11 at James Wood Middle School, 1313 Amherst St., Winchester. The event is hosted by Bright Futures Frederick / Winchester and the Frederick County Sheriff‘s Office.

The Science of Our Success: The Brown Family Story

A reading theater will present the life stories of six African-American siblings born in the two decades following the end of the Civil War. The children of Charles C. and Maria Fairfax Brown were born and raised in Winchester and each earned a doctorate in medicine or pharmacy. The show will take place at Buck Hill Farm, a property formerly owned by Dr. Sara Winifred Brown and located in Frederick County. The farm was the summer home for her and her sister, Dr. Nancy Fairfax Brown. The event is 3pm on September 12th at 820 Singhass Road, Winchester 22602. The rain date is September 19th. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to let us know you are participating in A voluntary donation will benefit the Terry Sinclair Medical Clinic.

1970 James Wood High School Class Meeting

The James Wood High School Class of the 50th + 1 1970s Reunion will be held on September 18 at 5 p.m. at Heritage Hall, 8543 Winchester Ave., US 11 North, Inwood, West Virginia. The cost of $ 35 per person includes a full buffet dinner. If you haven’t received any mail, call 540-859-0192

Wits for Wellness Course / Marche 5K

The 8th Annual Wits for Wellness 5K Run / Walk will start at 9 a.m. on September 18 at the Middletown Campus of Lord Fairfax Community College. Register before September 1 and pay the early registration fee of $ 20. After that, the fee is $ 25. Members of the Shenandoah Valley Runners receive a $ 1 rebate. Profits go to scholarships. For more information, visit

51st Bluemont Fair

The Bluemont Fair is back and will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 18 and 19 at 33846 Snickersville Turnpike. The fair will feature an outdoor Indian village with exhibits, demonstrations and hands-on activities.

Miss Apple Blossom

The Miss Apple Blossom Pageant will be held on September 18 at 7 p.m. at First Christian Church, 75 Merrimans Lane, Winchester. For more information visit

10th Anniversary Cars for a Cause Nostalgic Car Show

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 18 at the Shenandoah University campus in Winchester, 1460 University Drive. The rain date is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 19. Registration will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $ 15. Dashboard plate for the first 125 entries. Open class show judged. All makes and models are welcome. Top 30, League Relay For Life team and Best in Show awards. Door prizes, raffles and “Kackel Fest” Dragster at noon and 2 pm All proceeds will be donated to the Relay For Life 2021 at Shenandoah University. For more information, call Ted at 304-261-1303, Fred at 540-335-0446 or email Emily Stewart at [email protected]

Candlelight vigil for International Overdose Awareness Day

The Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition will host a candlelight vigil for International Overdose Awareness Day at 7 p.m. on September 28 in front of the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum at Loudoun Street Mall in Winchester. The event will include a ringtone to signify that every member of the community has died of an overdose this year. For more information visit or call 540-536-5000.

Night bridge

Long Branch hosts a social bridge from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. The cost is $ 15 per person. Wine, soft drinks and light snacks will be provided. RSVP at 540-837-1856. Limited places.

Free meal

A free drive-through meal is offered at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, located at 2732 Martinsburg Pike, on the fourth Monday of each month from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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