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Tuesday, October 21st
Topic:     Getting ready for the November 4th General Election
Guest:     Rick Miller, Voter Registrar & Election Administrator for Frederick County
Info:  (go to 'v' on tool bar for 'voter registration')  

Monday, October 20th
Topic:     Friends of Handley Regional Library Used Book Sale, 10/21 to 10/25 at Bowman Library
              in Stephens City
Guest:    George Schember,  Book Sale Chairman

Friday, September 26th
Topic:      Services offered by The Laurel Center and upcoming fundraiser 
Guest:     Cindy Marzullo, Development Director

Thursday, September 25th
Topic:     Third Battle of Winchester Ball to benefit the Old Courthouse Civil War Museum (9/27)
Guest:     Maricarol Miller, Director, Old Courthouse Civil War Museum 

Wednesday, September 24th
Topic:     Run For The Ribbon Race to find a cure for prostate cancer (9/27, Chet Hobert Park, Berryville)
Guest:    Madeline Treiber, Race Organizer
Info:        email:

Tuesday, September 23rd
Topic:     The Handley Canteen fundraiser for the Library and USO
Guest:     John Huddy, Library Director
Info:              540-662-9041

Monday, September 22nd
Topic:     Epilepsy Awareness Stroll, Winchester  (10/5 - Jim Barnett Park)
Guest:    Gina Washington, Regional Director, Epilepsy Foundation of Va.

Tuesday, September 16th
Topic:     Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society Quilt Conference, 9/19 and 9/20
Guest:    Cissy Shull, Executive Director, Winchester-Fred. Co. Historical Society

Monday, September 15th
Topic:     Main Street Agriculture celebration on the Old Town Mall on 9/20
Guest:     Bruce Carpenter, Frederick County Farm Bureau
Info:        Facebook:  Main Street Agriculture - Winchester

Friday, September 12th
Topic:     United Way of Front Royal - Warren County Shrimp, Oyster and BBQ Fest (9/20)
Guest:     Lee Smith Osina, Executive Director with the Front Royal - Warren Co. United Way
Info:        email for tickets:  

Thursday, September 11th
Topic:     An Evening Under The Stars in Old Town Warrenton on 9/27
Guest:    Jennifer Goldman, Executive Partner for the Partnership for Warrenton Foundation

Wednesday, September 10th
Topic:     Tri-County Walk To End Alzheimer's  (9/20 in Culpeper)
Guest:     Gina Mullins, Committee Chair for the walk

Tuesday, September 9th
Topic:     Belle Grove Plantation Winefest
Guest:     Kristen Laise, Executive Director, Belle Grove Plantation
Info:        540-869-2028

Monday, September 8th
Topic:     Dance For Sight, 9/13, Herndon Community Center
Guest:    Melody Goodspeed
Info: (go to 'donate now' and choose Designation, Dance for Sight Fundraiser)

Wednesday, September 3rd
Topic:     AbbaCare and their Fundraising Banquet
Guest:    Nancy Huffine, Director of Development, AbbaCare
Monday, September 1st
Topic:     The "Abnormal Formal" to benefit F.R.O.G.
Guest:    Tina Marie Scully, President, Families Reaching Out Group

Friday, August 29th
Topic:      Hiking the Appalachian Trail for 2 causes
Guest:     Jennifer Davis
Info:      or

Tuesday, August 26th
Topic:     The Virginia Scottish Games at Great Meadow on 8/30 and 8/31
Guest:    John Coyle, Logistics Volunteer with the Scottish Games

Monday, August 25th
Topic:     4th Annual Chick-Fil-A Dash 4 Diabetes (9/1, Millbrook High School)
Guests:  Chuck Guffie and  Lara Rimmel

Friday, August 22nd
Topic:     Generations Walk-a-Thon to benefit the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging
Guest:    Roberta Lauder, Director of Resource Development

Wednesday, August 13th
Topic:     WV V Blue Knights "Baddest Bike Show"  (8/16 in Martinsburg, WV)
Guest:    K. C. Bohrer, President

Tuesday, August 12th
Topic:     National Model Aviation Day & the "Plane Crazy RC'ers" Open House (8/16)
Guest:    Stephen Eisenbaugh, President

Thursday, July 31st
Topic:     Cedar Creek Concert Series (8/5, 8/19, & 9/2)     
Guest:    Vega Ziemer, VP, Strasburg Music Boosters
Info:          email:  

Monday, July 28th
Topic:     Frederick County's 'Basic Rec' before and after school program
Guest:    Karen Vacchio, Public Information Officer, Frederick Co. Parks and Rec
Info:           540-869-1678 

Friday, July 25th
Topic:    Community Announcements

Thursday, July 24th
Topic:    CCAP's School Supply Drive
Guest:   Fran Ricketts, Director, CCAP 
Info:       540-336-0415    

Wednesday, July 23rd
Topic:              United Way Community Impact Forum, 7/25, Shenandoah University, with CNN's
                       Wayne Drash.  His topic:  "The Challenges of Mental Illness"  
Info:                 540-536-1610   or   email

Tuesday, July 22nd
Topic:              Community Announcements (United Way Rubbermaid Sale this Saturday)
Info:                 540-536-1610

Monday, July 21st
Topic:              Children's Summer Program at Handley Regional Library

Friday, July 18th
Topic:              Friday Night Live in Old Town Winchester  (tonight!)
Guest:             Dario Savarese

Thursday, July 17th
Topic:             Shenandoah Valley Music Festival kicks off 7/18 
Guest:            Seggie Isho, singer with "Straight No Chaser"

Wednesday, July 16th
Topic:             Quilt Documentation & Appraisal Day to benefit the Strasburg Museum
Guest:            Neva Hart, Volunteer Organizer for the Documentation Project

Tuesday, July 15th
Topic:             8K for Multiple Sclerosis, July 26th, 3rd Battle of Winchester Battlefield
Guest:            Hannah Hardison, Race Organizer
Info:                        facebook:   8kforms 

Monday, July 14th
Topic:            Community Announcements 

Friday, July 11th
Topic:            Our Health Golf Tournament (7/15) and upcoming Health Events
Guest:           Sharen Gromling, Executive Director, Our Health
Info:               540-536-1600   

Thursday, June 26th
Topic:            Community Announcements

Wednesday, June 25th
Topic:            Community Announcements

Tuesday, June 24th
Topic:           "Celebrate Your Celtic Connection Concert", Thursday, 6/26, Armstrong Auditorium
Guest:          John Taylor, Coordinator, National Piping Centre in Glasglow Institute
Info:                540-665-1710   

Monday, June 23rd
Topic:           Community Announcements

Friday, June 20th
Topic:           Friday Night Live
Guest:          Dario Savarese, Event Coordinator, Old Town Winchester

Thursday, June 19th
Topic:           Community Announcements

Wednesday, June 18th
Topic:           Winchester/Frederick Relay for Life, 6/20, James Wood High School
Guest:          Judy Alkire, Co-chair, Relay for Life

Tuesday, June 17th
Topic:           Winchester Little Theatre Renovation and Kid's summer schedule

Monday, June 16th
Topic:           Fabulous Fashion Finds (Quota International of Winchester)
Guest:          Lynda Ingle, President, Quota International of Winchester

Friday, June 13th
Topic:          Waggin' For Dragons Boat Races to benefit the Humane Society of Warren County
Guest:         Lavenda Denney, Executive Director, Humane Society of Warren County

Thursday, June 12th ... Community Announcements

Wednesday, June 11th
Topic:          4th Annual "Joes vs. Pros" Football Festival  (6/14, Ashburn Community Church)
Guest:         Steven Grimes,  Director of Public and Corporate Relations
Info:             or          571-606-8627                                                    

Tuesday, June 10th
Topic:         Baby Shower for Orphaned Animals at Blue Ridge Wildlife Center
Guest:        Dr. Belinda Burwell, Director
Info:         or       540-837-9000

Monday, June 9th
Topic:        Chemo Grannys (Homemade hats for chemo patients)
Guest:       Chris Davis, Founder
Info:           Chemo Grannys on Facebook

Friday, June 6th
Topic:        American Cancer Society Relay Food Drive  (Mondays, 6/9 and 6/16)
Guest:       Judy Alkire, Co-chair of Winchester/Frederick Relay for Life
Info:               540-667-6675

Thursday, June 5th
Topic:        The Little Helpers Book Drive  (for the children of Fremont Street Preschool)
Guest:       Sarah Ryan, President
Info:           Books for infants to 12 year olds can be dropped off at any United Bank location in Winchester 

Wednesday, June 4th
Topic:        Salvation Army Summer Camp for Kids
Guest:       Captain Raquel Lorenzo, Winchester Salvation Army
Info:           540-662-4777 (parents must register in person) 

Tuesday, June 3rd
Topic:       ACS Relay for Life in Herndon, Saturday, 6/7 at 12 noon
Guest:      Jill Vinson, Coordinator of Children's and Overnight Activities

Monday, June 2nd
Topic:      World Explorer Obstacle Course, June 7th, Jim Barnett Park
Guest:     Amy Simmons, Public Information Officer, City of Winchester
Info:                  540-667-1815     

Friday, May 30th
Topic:            Community Announcements 

Thursday, May 29th
Topic:            Shred Cancer Nationwide Event
Guest:           Steve Theobald, Owner, Pro Shred of Northern Virginia

Wednesday, May 28th
Topic:            United Way Wii Corporate Bowling Tournament
Guest:           Darcus Brenaman, Chairman, Special Events
Info:               540-536-1610

Tuesday, May 27th
Topic:           Community Announcements

Monday, May 26th
Topic:           Memorial Day community announcements

Friday, May 23rd        
Topic:          "Season of Celebration and Success" with Frederick Co. Public Schools
Guest:          Steve Edwards, Coordinator of Policy and Communications, FCPS

Thursday, May 22nd      ... Community Announcements
Wednesday, May 21st

Tuesday, May 20th
Topic:          22nd Annual Newtown Heritage Festival in Stephens City
Guest:         Tootie Rinker,  Newtown Festival Boardmember

Monday, May 19th
Community Announcements

Friday, May 16th
Topic:         Car, Truck & Tractor Show on 5/18 to benefit Fauquier High School Band
Guest:        Chris Overcash

Thursday, May 15th
Topic:         55th Annual Hunt Country Stable Tour (May 24 & 25)
Guest:        Stephanie Bates, Stable Tour Chairman

Wednesday, May 14th
Topic:         The 9th Annual Dulles Greenway Drive For Charity
Guest:        Michelle Murphy-Hedrick, March of Dimes

Tuesday, May 13th
Topic:        Fun Fest to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Guest:       Debijo Wheatley, (up for Woman of the Year for LLS)

Monday, May 12th
Topic:        Sadie's Race to benefit Smile Train, 5/18 in Purcellville
Guest:       Sara Purrella,  Sadie's Mom & Founder of the Sadie Smile Foundation
Info:           www/ 

Friday, May 9th
Topic:        The Wounded Walk
Guest:       Ross Delafield
Info:         facebook:  The Wounded Walk

Thursday, May 8th
Topic:        Grand Re-Opening of the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum
Guest:       Christine Delaughter

Wednesday, May 7th
Topic:        Carter's Run for Dandy-Walker, 5/17 at Ashburn Elementary
Guest:       Lisa Zimmerman, Carter's Mom and Event Coordinator 

Tuesday, May 6th
Topic:        Winchester Shimmy Mob on 5/10 to benefit The Laurel Center
Guests:      Miramar and Christie Padova

Monday, May 5th
Topic:       "Give Local Piedmont" (24 hour call-in donations to 106 charities)
Guest:      Jennifer Goldman

Thursday, May 1st
Topic:       The Apple Blossom Apple Pie Baking Contest
Guest:      John Marker, Marker-Miller Orchard

Wednesday, April 30th
Topic:       The Queen's Ball
Guest:      Mary Beth Ours, Co-chair

Tuesday, April 29th
Topic:       TV Grand Feature Parade coverage
Guest:      Rick Ours, Director

Monday, April 28th
Topic:       Page County TRIAD Annual Conference, Thursday, 5/1
Guest:      Brian Phelps, Page Co. TRIAD
Info:      and      Page County Sheriff's Facebook page 

Friday, April 25th
Topic:      Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival 4/26 and 4/27
Thursday, April 24th
Topic:      Celebrate Kids Day, 4/26, Warren County Middle School
Guest:     Christa Shifflett, Executive Director, Warren Coalition

Wednesday, April 23rd
Topic:     The "Swing Machine" band performing benefit concerts for Capital Jazz Preservation
Guest:    Geoff Peterson, Bandleader, Swing Machine

Tuesday, April 22nd
Topic:     AbbaCare Walk on 5/10, Jim Barnett Park, Winchester
Guest:    Julie Zilke, Client Services Director

Monday, April 21st
Topic:       "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" on stage at the Franklin Park Arts Center
                 in Purcellville, April 25th through May 4th
Guest:      Tom Sweitzer, "Willy Wonka"

Friday, April 18th
Topic:      "O The Places We Will Show" in Shenandoah County, 4/26 & 27
Guest:     Jenna French, Director of  Tourism and Marketing, Shenandoah Co.
Info:           or  

Thursday, April 17th
Topic:      March of Dimes March for Babies in Winchester, May 31st
Guest:     Neil Wood, Volunteer

Wednesday, April 16th
Topic:      "Bag Bingo" to benefit Winchester Day Preschool
Guest:     Ann Lamanna, Secretary, WDP
Info:             540-662-2629

Monday, April 7th
Topic:      Multiple Sclerosis Walk in Winchester on 4/26
Guest:     Carie Blum, Walk Volunteer
Info:       or     800-FIGHTMS

Friday, April 4th
Topic:      CLEAN Glow 5K Run/Walk, 5/17, Chet Hobert Park in Berryville
Guest:     Becky Widger, Educator/Counselor CLEAN
Info:         or     540-722-3589

Thursday, April 3rd
Topic:      Run Me Home 5K and Fun Run, 4/26 in Leesburg
Guest:     Brian Whritenour, Race Organizer
Info:            (also, for collections)

Wednesday, April 2nd
Topic:      Kiwanis Community Pancake Day, 4/5, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Jim Barnett Park, Winchester
Guest:     John Conrad, Pancake Chairman 

Tuesday, April 1st
Topic:     April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Guest:    Craig Cline, Family Services Supervisor, 
              Frederick Co. Dept. of Social Services
Info:        For families under stress, the parent hotline: 800-CHILDREN
              If you suspect abuse, the Abuse and Neglect Hotline:  800-552-7096,
              or your local Dept. of Social Services       

Monday, March 31st
Topic:     10th District Academy Day, 4/5, 10 am - 1 pm at the Loudoun Co. School
              Board office in Ashburn, VA
Guest:    Congressman Frank Wolf (10th District Representative)
Info:        Contact Mary Ann Cannon, 703-709-5800, or
       (and then click on Academy Nominations)

Friday, March 28th
Topic:      Mountain Laurel Montessori School/Annual Auction & Wine Tasting
Guest:     Misty Brown, Advancement Coordinator, MLM School
Info:             Tickets:    

Thursday, March 27th
Topic:      The Apple Blossom Souvenir Store to open 3/31!
Guest:     Mike Hummer

Tuesday, March 25th
Topic:     Zumba Benefit for RVCL research, 3/29, 2 p.m. at Handley High School
Guests:   Brennan Smith, Key Club President
               Celeste Truban, Interact Club President
Info:         John Handley High School website or Facebook at Zumba Benefit at JHHS 

Monday, March 24th
Topic:      Shenandoah Valley Kids Trail, Bucket List and Video Competition
Guests:   Nancy Craun, Owner/Founder of Go Blue Ridge Travel 
               Steve Nerangis, Partner, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Wednesday, March 12th
Topic:      The Spring Variety Show at Lord Fairfax Community College
Guest:      Andrea Ludwick, Co-Director
Info:          Show times:  2:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday;  7:00 p.m. on Sunday
                (the pre-show with free ice cream begins 1 1/2 hours before each show)

Friday, March 7th
Topic:      WATTS Program (cold-weather shelter for the homeless)
Guest:     Dan McCoig, WATTS Board President

Topic:      Foster Parents needed for ALL ages!  Training begins on April 15th.
Guest:     Ilene Johnson, Resource Family Coordinator, CFW Foster Care
Info:         540-771-0893

Wednesday, March 5th
Topic:      Springtime in Paris Gala (3/15) to benefit the Loudoun Free Clinic
Guest:     Diana Veseth-Nelson,  Director of PR and Professional Development
Info:     or     703-779-5420                       

Friday, February 21st
Topic:      Blue Ridge Area Food Bank's "Food Assistance Locator" website

Thursday, February 20th
Topic:      "Capitol Steps" coming to Handley High School to benefit Class of 2014 (3/2 at 3:14 p.m.)
Info:         For tickets:  540-247-5344         email:

Wednesday, February 19th
Topic:      The Evans Home for Children's 16th Annual Chili Dinner (2/21, 5:30-8:00, Braddock Street UMC)
Guest:     Marc Jaccard, Executive Director, Evans Home for Children
Info:         For tickets:  540-662-8520        email:

Tuesday, February 18th
Topic:      Chocolates Galore and More to benefit YMCA Loudoun on 2/21
Guest:     Chef Daniel Thomas

Monday, February 17th
Topic:      Collection for Homeless Children, 2/17-2/21 at Crown Trophy and United Banks in Winchester
Guest:     Sharon Farinholt, Crown Trophy
Info:         Crown Trophy, 661 Millwood Avenue, Winchester & Winchester branches of United Bank
               (details on Crown Trophy's facebook page)      

Friday, February 14th
Topic:       Virginia Special Olympics Polar Plunge
Guest:      Rick Jeffrey, President, Virginia Special Olympics
Info: (key word: "polar")

Thursday, February 13th
Topic:      Adult Care Center's 20th Anniversary Gala (new date:  2/21)
Guest:     Jane Bauknecht, Executive Director

Wednesday, February 12th
Topic:      Photography Show/Sale to benefit The Red Wagon Ministry (distribute free diapers
               to families in need).
Guest:     Jody Stephenson, Founder, The Red Wagon Ministry

Tuesday, February 11th
Topic:       8th Annual Mardi Gras to benefit Aids Response Effort (2/22 at Lee Jackson)
Guest:      Mark Grim, ARE Fundraising Chair

Monday, February 10th
Topic:       Charles Rouss Day in Winchester (2/11)
Guest:      Tim Youmans, Rouss City Hall Historian

Friday, February 7th
Topic:       Loudoun First Responders Essay Contest

Thursday, February 6th
Topic:        MATHCOUNTS competition with area Middle School Mathletes!
Info:           Saturday, February 8th, Admiral Byrd Middle School                                         

Wednesday, February 5th
Topic:  Weather related announcements

Tuesday, February 4th
Topic:        Heart 2 Heart Gala on 2/8 to benefit Joe Gibb's 'Youth For Tomorrow'
Guest:       Larry Michael, Gala emcee and 'voice of the Redskins'

Monday, February 3rd
Topic:       Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Guest:      Karen D. Brown, Director of Client Services, SAFE Services to Abused Families
Info:      800-825-8876

Friday, January 31st
Topic:       Celebrating Black History Month with the Shenandoah Arts Council
Guest:      Tammy Stevenson,  Board Member, SAC

Thursday, January 30th
Topic:        Groundhog Day Celebration in Winchester (Sunday, 12:30 at Alamo Drafthouse)
Guest:       Lynn Oliver, Valley Wildlife Care, Inc. of Virginia

Wednesday, January 29th
Topic:        Community Announcements

Tuesday, January 28th
Topic:        Red Cross "Hope is Fireproof" fundraising campaign

Monday, January 27th
Topic:        Broad Run High School Family, Career & Community Leaders of America
                 Cyber Safety Project
Guest:       Kelly, Georgia and Kutzia - FCCLA members

Friday, January 24th
Topic:        'Free The Girls' Bra Drive (for human trafficking survivors) with Grace Community Church.
                 The bras are shipped to Mozambique where trafficking survivors sell them. 
Guest:       Ryan Melcher, Ministry Lead, Shenandoah Valley Abolitionist, Grace Community Church
Info:            facebook:
                 New or gently used bras may be dropped off at the Uniform Store, 10 Weems Lane,
                 Winchester.     540-678-8711.                 

Thursday, January 23rd
Topic:       Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winchester, Frederick & Clarke celebrate 40th year
Info:          Former 'Bigs', 'Littles', Board and Staff members, BBBS wants to hear from you!
                 Office:  540-662-1043                  email: 

Wednesday, January 22nd
Topic:      27th Annual Chocolates Galore & More to benefit YMCA Loudoun County on 2/21
Guest:     Neilsa Brooks, Associate Director of Community Development, YMCA Loudoun Co.

Tuesday, January 21st
Topic:      Millbrook High School DECA Club hosts an Entrepreneur Discussion Panel on 2/1
Guest:     Monica Stopha, DECA Club Member
Info:         Twitter:  dreamdare_do

Monday, January 20th
Topic:      The Homeless Coalition of the NSV to conduct it's "Point-in-Time" count, 11 am to 1 pm
               (1/27-Living Faith Church on Cameron St.;  1/29-CCAP on Kent St.;  1/30-Braddock St. UMC)  
Guest:     Oscar Cerrito-Mendoza, Housing Case Mangager, Aids Response Effort
Info:         540-536-5394  

Friday, January 17th
Topic:       Community Announcements

Thursday, January 16th
Topic:      "Loudoun Cares"  $100,000 Challenge
Guest:     Andy Johnston, Executive Director, Loudoun Cares
Info:                 703-669-2351         

Wednesday, January 15th
Topic:      "Take 2: Say I Do" musical comedy at the Franklin Park Arts Center in
               Purcellville on 1/24 - 26.
Guest:     Karlah Louis, Owner and Artistic Director, Main Street Theater Productions
Info:      or                                                                 
Tuesday, January 14th
Topic:     "Living With Alzheimer's Caregiving" ... free meeting at The Willows at Meadow Branch,
               1881 Harvest Drive, Winchester on January 21st, 3:30 p.m.  
Guest:     Nancy Nicewander, Regional Manager for Programs and Services,
               National Capital Area Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association
Info:                                     1-800-272-3900               

Monday, January 13th
Topic:     Winchester/Frederick American Cancer Society Relay for Life Kick-off
Guest:    Judy Alkire, Co-chair for Relay
Info:            540-667-6675 

Friday, January 10th
Topic:     Veteran's (and non-veterans) Hiring Event and Conference 1/14 at LFCC in Middletown
Guest:    Carrie Stuby, Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Representative
Info:            540-868-7021

Thursday, January 9th
Topic:   "Smashing Walnuts Cracking The Cure" Gala, 1/25 at National Conference Center, Leesburg
Guest:   Mark Miller, father of Gabrielle Miller 

Wednesday, January 8th
Topic:     Volunteers needed to bag apples at the Rinker Farm, 1156 Marlboro Road
              in Stephens City, this Saturday the 11th at 10 a.m.  The apples will
              be distributed to food pantries at no charge.
Guest:    Betty Heishman, Winchester District Coordinator, Society of St. Andrew
Info:        email:  

Tuesday, December 24th
Topic:     Final Salute, Inc. for homeless female veterans
Guest:    Danielle Corazza, Executive Director

Friday, November 29th
Topic:     World AIDS Day and A.R.E. Benefit on 12/1 at 12 noon at Goodson Chapel
Guest:    John Nagley, Executive Director, AIDS Response Effort

Wednesday, November 27th
Topic:      Walkiing In A Winter Wonderland at Clearbrook Park
Guest:     John Turkel

Tuesday, November 26th
Topic:      Volunteers needed at Star Tannery Volunteer Fire Department
Guest:     Chief Brian Shifflett
Info:         email:  

Monday, November 25th
Topic:      Loudoun Gifts for Good
Guest:     Leslie Mazeska,  Executive Director, Loudoun Literary Council

Friday, November 22nd
Topic:    Loudoun Free Clinic
Guest:   Diana Veseth-Nelson

Wednesday, November 6th
Topic:     Backpack Buddies program in Loudoun County Schools (food sent home for at-risk students)
Guest:    Sunita Ruhnke, Backpack Buddies Volunteer Coordinator
Info:        email:                Facebook: 

Tuesday, November 5th
Topic:     Strasburg Music Boosters (supporting the music programs in Strasburg schools)
                upcoming Pie Sales and SuperHero Concert!
Guest:    Vega Ziemer, Strasburg Music Booster
Info:         To order pies & other info:  540-481-0354, email: 

Monday, November 4th
Topic:     Rotary Club of Frederick County's "on-line" auction to benefit the
                Frederick County Educational Foundation
Guest:    Mary Nordman,  Executive Director, Frederick Co. Educational Foundtion
Info:        Auction runs through November 14th at  

Monday, October 28th
Topic:     Spirit of Women "Girls Night Out"   (Friday, 11/1 at Millwood Station)
Guest:    Misty Warren, Spirit of Women Coordinator
Info:       or       540-536-6168. 

Monday, October 7th
Topic:     Fire Prevention Week
Guest:    Linda Hale,  Chief Fire Marshal for Loudoun County

Tuesday, October 1
Topic:      National Philanthropy Day Distinguished Volunteer Recognition Luncheon (11/15)
Guest:     Maria Lorensen, Chair of Philanthropy Day, hosted by the Tri-State Chapter of The Association of 
                 Fundraising Professionals
Info:         To submit a 'special volunteer' recognition, log on to:
                 or email Niki Wilson at:  

Monday, September 30
Topic:     The Fall Festival at Creekside!
Guest:    Ben Weber, Volunteer
Info:         Facebook ... Creekside 

Thursday, September 26
Topic:     The Hunt Country Cluster AKC All Breed Confirmation, Obedience and Rally
Guest:    Katherine John, President of the Warrenton Kennel Club

Wednesday, September 4
Topic:     Boulder Crest Retreat
Guest:    Ken Falke, Chairman and Founder

Monday, August 26
Topic:     "An Evening Under The Stars" presented by the Partnership for Warrenton Foundation
Guest:     Jennifer Goldman, Executive Director

Wednesday, August 14
Topic:     Camp Hope for kids who have lost a loved one (registration deadline 8/31)
Guest:    Beth Rudy, Manager of Counseling Services, Blue Ridge Hospice
Info:             540-313-9267 

Friday, July 26 - Wednesday, July 31
Topic:     Community Announcements

Thursday, July 25, 2013
Topic:     Lord Fairfax Community College "Middle College"
Guest:    Lyda Kiser, Director, Office of Transition Programs

Monday, July 22, 2013 - Community Announcements
Tuesday, July 23, 2013- Community Announcements
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 -  Community Announcements

Friday, July 19, 2013
Topic:      Salute To The Troops Celebration in Old Town Winchester, July 20th
Guest:     Dario Savarese,  Special Events Promoter for Winchester

Thursday, July 18, 2013
Topic:        Community Announcement  (CCAP School Supply Collection)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Topic:        Love Our Community Day, Saturday, July 20th, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Newtown Commons
                   in Stephens City
Guest:       Pastor Andy, What's New Worship Church, (Travel Lodge in Winchester)
Info:        and on Facebook

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Topic:       Community announcements

Monday, July 15, 2013
Topic:       Community announcements

Friday, July 12, 2013
Topic:      Community announcements

Thursday, July 11, 2013
Topic:      Community announcements

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Topic:      Fireworks at Sherando Park on July 5th!
Guest:     Jon Turkel,  Frederick County Parks and Recreation Department

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Topic:     Community Announcements

Monday, July 1, 2013
Topic:     Community Announcement:  Combat Veterans Support Group
Info:                     540-671-8425  

Friday, June 28, 2013
Topic:     Shepherdstown Street Fest,  6/29
Guest:    Lori Robertson, President

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Topic:     Rockin' Independence Eve in Old Town Winchester  (July 3, 5 to 9 pm)
Guest:    Dario Savarese, Special Events Promoter for City of Winchester

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Topic:     3rd Annual Run For Independence, 6/29 at Paxton Campus to benefit The Arc of Loudoun
Guest:    Darcy Cunningham, Program Director for the Advocacy Center

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Topic:      Hogging Up BBQ and Music Festival, June 28-30 at Frederick Co. Fairgrounds
Guest:     Cindy Schaeffer, Festival Coordinator

Monday, June 24, 2013
Topic:     Celtic Concert sponsored by City of Winchester Pipes and Drums (6/27, 7:30 p.m. at Armstrong 
                Auditorium at Shenandoah University)
Guest:    Roddy MacLeod from Glasgow, Scotland
Info:         540-665-1710 

Friday, June 21, 2013
Topic:     The Leoni Luau Fundraiser in Leesburg,  6/22, 3 to 8 p.m. at Paxton Campus
Guest:     Kari Murphy,  Event Coordinator
Info:                 facebook:  Leoni Luau

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Community Announcements

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Topic:     Noche De San Juan at the 'aloft' sponsored by The Winchester Salsa Group (6/22, 7-10 p.m.)
Guest:    George Figueroa, Winchester Salsa Group
Info:         540-327-0647 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Topic:     Kids and Cops Camp Community Project

Monday, June 17, 2013
Topic:     Camp Re-Creation sponsored by NAMI Winchester & Frederick Co. Parks (6/25 thru 8/2)
Guest:    Steve Tickner, Vice President, NAMI Winchester
Info:        540-533-1832

Friday, June 14, 2013
Topic:     Friday Night Live
Guest:    Dario Savarese, Event Coordinator for City of Winchester

Thursday, June 13, 2013
Community Announcements

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Topic:     Front Royal / Warren County Relay for Life, 6/15, Skyline High School

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Topic:     Winchester/Frederick Relay for Life, 6/14, James Wood High School
Guest:    Julie Overbaugh, Senior Community Coordinator, American Cancer Society

Monday, June 10, 2013
Topic:     Quota Club of Winchester's "Fabulous Fashion Finds" on 6/13 at MSV
Guest:    Estelle Sanzenbacher, Chair of the Fundraiser

Friday, June 7, 2013
Topic:     Community Announcements

Thursday, June 6, 2013
Topic:     Community Baby Shower for families in need (collection sites in Winchester, Front Royal
                and Woodstock through 6/16).
Guest:    Ellen Cox, Valley Health Spirit of Women Coordinator
Info:                       540-536-6168

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Topic:     Paralympic Athlete Ryan Chalmers arriving in Loudoun County today, 6/5

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Topic:     Community announcements

Monday, June 3, 2013
Topic:     Baby Shower for Blue Ridge Wildlife Center (June 9th, 1 to 3 p.m., Historic Long Branch
                in Clarke County)
Guest:    Dr. Belinda Burwell, Director
Info:              540-837-9000 

Friday, May 31, 2013
Topic:     Friday Night Live in Old Town Winchester
Guest:    Dario Savarese, Special Event Coordinator for City of Winchester
Info:                           540-722-8700

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Topic:     Community Safety Day in Woodstock on 4/27
Guest:    Officer Michael Hottle, Woodstock Police Dept.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Topic:      Free viewing of the movie "Chasing Ice"
Guest:     Charles Hagan, Shenandoah Naturalists

Monday,  April 22, 2013
Topic:      Front Royal Oratorio Society's "A Choral Kaleidoscope" on 4/27 @ Braddock St. U.M.C.
Guest:     George Amos,  Music Director
 Info:           and on Facebook 

Monday, April 1, 2013
Topic:     Winchester Day Preschool Bag Bingo Fundraiser (4/7, Eagles Club, Winchester)
Guest:     Patti Collins, co-President, Winchester Day Preschool
Info:         540-662-2629 for tickets ($20 in advance/$25 at the door)  

Friday, March 22, 2013      
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Topic:     Community Announcements (Free prescription discount cards with United Way / FamilyWize
Info:        540-536-1610        

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Topic:     Community Announcements (Handley Book Sale this week at Bowman Library)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Topic:     The Frederick Co. Rotary Club presents the Harlem Ambassadors Charity Basketball Game
                 to benefit the Winchester/Frederick Co. Habitat For Humanity (3/22, 7 pm @ Sherando H.S.)
Guest:     Mike Butler,  Executive Director, Winchester/Frederick Co. Habitat for Humanity
Info:                  or            facebook:  Frederick Co. Rotary Club  

Monday, March 18, 2013
Topic:     Turkey Supper Buffet and Auction at Braddock Street U.M.C. on 3/23 for mission trip to Georgia
Guest:     Kristin Bloodworth,  Director of Youth Ministries, Braddock St. United Methodist Church
Info:        540-667-3366 

Friday, March 15, 2013
Topic:     Super Pet Expo at Dulles Expo Center, 3/15, 3/16 & 3/17
Guest:    Sarah Hough and Echo the parrot
Info:         log on to   

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Topic:     The Spring Talent Show at Lord Fairfax Community College (Middletown) on 3/16 and 3/17
Guest:    Andrea Ludwick, Founder and Co-Director of the Spring Show
Info:         540-868-7000, ask for Sarah Ryker  

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Topic:     Update on The Laurel Center's new home & grant application from Frederick Co.
Guest:    Cindy Marzullo, Director of Development, The Laurel Center
Info:          540-667-6160

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Topic:     Zumbathon to benefit the Lord Fairfax Community College Education Foundation
Guest:    Susan McCorkindale,  Development Officer for LFCC Fauquier Campus
Info:         Zumbathon on 3/16 at 2 p.m. at the WARF (540-349-2520) 
        (click on Foundation) 

Monday, March 11, 2013
Topic:     Community Announcements:  Spring Show at Lord Fairfax Community College on 3/16 & 3/17
                                                                       Civil War in Shenandoah Co., 3/12 @ 7 p.m.   540-436-9116 

Friday, March 8, 2013
Topic:     Community Announcements:  Clarke Co. Community Band Concert,  Virginia Youth Ballet, & 
                Wayside Theatre Youth Workshops            

Thursday, March 7, 2013
Topic:     Grand opening of the Col. John S. Mosby Museum in Warrenton, VA
Guest:    George Fitch,  Mayor of Warrenton

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Topic:     Weather related announcements

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Topic:      Virginia Youth Ballet's presentation of "Alice In Wonderland"  (3/9 & 3/10 at 2 p.m.)
Guest:     Susan Vostrikov,  Co-coordinator of the Virginia Youth Ballet
Info:              540-665-0343 

Monday, March 4, 2013
Topic:     The Laurel Center's 4-week talk group for survivors of sexual assault (Tuesdays, 3/5 - 3/26) and
                The Laurel Center's free 10 week parenting class on Wednesdays, 3/6 - 5/8
Info:         540-667-6160

Friday, March 1, 2013
Topic:     Fundraiser for the Ries Family at Lord Fairfax Community College, tonight, 3/1 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Guest:    Laura Morton, President of the F.U.E.L. Ministry Club
Info:             email:  

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Topic:     20th Annual Sherando High School Talent Show, 3/2 at 7 p.m.
Guest:    Tammy Rogers, President, Sherando Choral Boosters
Info:         Tickets:  $6 in advance at the school          $7 the at the door

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Topic:     Showing of documentary film "The Biggest Story Problem" (about the state of teaching Math in the U.S.)
Guest:    Dr. Scott Laidlaw
Info:                        email:

Tuesday, February, 26, 2013
Topic:     Capitol Steps coming to Winchester on March 3rd!
Info:        Jen Watts, 540-532-1706, or email: 

Monday, February 25, 2013
Topic:     Humane Society of Warren County & National Spay Day on 2/28  ($10 discounts)
Info:         email Lea Frazier at:

Friday,  February 22, 2013
Topic:     F.R.O.G. - Our Children's Closet ... a support group for foster & kinship families
Guest:    Tina Marie Scully, President

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Topic:     Clarke County Community Band Spring Concert, March 8th at First Baptist Church, Winchester
Guest:    Mr. Larry Correll, Director of the Clarke County Community Band
Info:        Tickets ($10) can be purchased at First Baptist Church (141 N. Washington St.) or by calling 703-395-4267   

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Topic:     Read Across America Book Blast at Apple Blossom Mall,  2/20 at 6:30 p.m.
Guest:    Melinda Russell,  Frederick County Education Association

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Topic:     The Milton Hershey School
Guest:    Kathy Smith,  Admissions Counselor
Info:                    800-322-3248 

Monday, February, 18, 2013
Topic:     National FFA Week celebrated in Frederick Co. Schools

Friday, February 15, 2013
Topic:     Capitol Steps coming to Winchester, March 3, for Handley Class of 2013
                For tickets:  Call Jen Watts at 540-532-1706 or email:  

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Topic:     Community announcement re: Evans Home Annual Chili Dinner on 2/15
Info:                   email:

Monday, February 11, 2013
Topic:     Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Guest:    Tracy Forloines, Children's Program Manager with SAFE
Info:         SAFE-Services to Abused Families          800-825-8876 

Friday, February 8, 2013
Topic:     Collection Drive for Homeless Children (2/11 thru 2/15) (toothpaste, socks, underwear, shoes, etc.)
Guest:    Sharon Farinholt, Crown Trophy
Info:         Facebook:   crown trophy winchester                               540-665-4485

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Topic:     Singing Valentines from the Apple Capital Chorus ($35 for 2 songs/card/long-stemmed rose)
Info:         To order:  Paul Barrett, 540-465-2832 or 540-624-9274

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Topic:     Winchester Little League Spring Registration on 2/9

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Topic:    Community Announcements

Monday, February 4, 2013
Topic:     7th Annual Mardi Gras Benefit for AIDS RESPONSE EFFORT, 2/9 at Lee-Jackson, Winchester
Info:             540-536-5291

Friday, January 25, 2013
Topic:     Spring Registration for "Girls on the Run of Winchester"   (

Thursday, January 24, 2013
Topic:     Community Announcements

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Topic:     Community Announcements re:  Dakota's Dream Rabies Clinic & U.S. Navy Sea Chanters Concert

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Topic:     Annual Mardi Gras Benefit for Aids Response Effort
Guest:    Mark Grim, Event Chair and ARE Board Member

Monday, January 21, 2013
Topic:     Community Announcement re:  Literacy Volunteers-Winchester Area
Info:          540-536-1648

Friday, January 18, 2013
Topic:     National Mentoring Month
Guest:    Julie Ferrell, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters/Winchester-Frederick-Clarke
Info:                    540-662-1043

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Topic:     Holiday Afterglow Party at The Aloft Winchester to benefit the NICU at Winchester Medical Center
Guest:    Sherry Hudson,  Grant Writer, Valley Health
Info:          540-536-4419

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Topic:     Community Announcements
                North End Neighborhood Watch on 1/21 ... for location call Lauren Cummings at 540-545-7548
                Literacy Volunteers-Winchester Area          540-536-1648

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Topic:     Financial Campaign Drive for Wayside Theatre
Guest:    Warner Crocker, Artistic Director, Wayside Theatre
Info:             540-869-1776

Monday, January 14, 2013
Topic:     Foster Care Training through CFW Foster Care
Guest:    Ilene Johnson, Resource Family Coordinator, CFW Foster Care
Info:        540-771-0893            email: 

Friday, January 11, 2013
Topic:     Relay for Life (Winchester/Frederick Co.) info meeting, Monday, 1/14, 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church,
                Amhurst Street, Winchester
Guest:    Judy Alkire, Co-chair of Relay for Life

Thursday, January 10, 2013
Topic:     Community Announcement re: Free Job Interview Skills Class with the Virginia Employment Commission
                on 1/19 at 9 a.m.     Call 540-722-3415

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Topic:     Community Announcements re: City of Winchester Blood Drive (
                and free self-defense class from the Laurel Center on 1/15 (Call Alison at 540-667-6160)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Topic:     SAFE, Inc.  (Services to Abused Families, Inc.) and Stalking Awareness Month
Guest:    Gina Mullins,  Community Outreach Coordinator
Info:         540-825-8891                www.safejourneys.or

Monday, January 7, 2013
Topic:     Combat Support Group through the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program
                Meets every Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sportsplex, 221 Commonwealth Ct., Winchester
Info:         Tom Forrest,  Peer Specialist            540-671-8425
Friday, January 4, 2013
Topic:     First Friday Dig-Breaking
Guest:    Dario Savarese
Info:        540-722-8700            email:

Thursday, January 3, 2013
Topic:     Community Announcements for The Laurel Center & Front Royal/Warren Co. Relay for Life
Info:         Laurel Center:  540-667-6160
                 Relay Dinner Dance:  Latonia White, 540-631-2330 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Topic:     Community announcement about the upcoming Volunteer Training for The Laurel Center
Info:         540-667-6160

Friday, December 21, 2012
Topic:     Community Events announcements

Thursday, December 20, 2012
Topic:     YMCA Chocolates Galore and More! (2/15/13 at The National Conference Center)
Guest:    Neilsa Brooks,  Associate Director of Community Development
Info:                 703-742-8800

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Topic:     Fundraiser for The Laurel Center at Working Woman's Wednesday at the G.W. Hotel
Guest:    Jaimie Wilkins, Patient Care Coordinator, Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery & MediSpa

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Topic:     Community announcements including Frederick County Light Show

Monday, December 17, 2012
Topic:     Community announcements regarding CCAP and Salvation Army  

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Topic:     Blue Ridge Singers Christmas Concerts on 12/14 and 12/16
Guest:    Jeff Alban, Artistic Director of Blue Ridge Singers

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Topic:      Office Party Etiquette
Guest:     Susanna Theo,  Etiquette and Protocol Expert

Monday, December 10, 2012
Topic:     Food Drive for CCAP at the Kernstown Commons McDonalds, Dec. 17, 18, and 19th
Guest:    Fran Ricketts, President of CCAP
Info:        112 So. Kent Street, Winchester                   540-662-4318 

Friday, December 7, 2012
Topic:     The GI Jam to benefit veterans, 12/9 at Sweet Caroline's
Guest:    John Lewandowski,  Founder and Board Chair of Disabled Veterans Committee on Housing
Info:                     540-877-1252

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Topic:     Women Giving Back at the Holiday Market at Stone Ridge
Guest:    Denise Harrover, VP of Planned Communities for Van Metre Companies

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Topic:     Preview opening of the Mosby Museum in Warrenton
Guest:    Jennifer Heyns, Museum Committee Member

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Topic:     The Arts Chorale of Winchester Concerts, Armstrong Concert Hall, Shenandoah University
                 12/8 - 8 p.m.        12/9 - 4 p.m.
Guest:     Jen Volkman, Arts Chorale Publicity
Info:          www.artschoraleof 

Monday, December 3, 2012
Topic:     A Rock-n-Roll Christmas Party with the Robbie Limon Band to benefit Wayside Theatre
                (Sunday, 12/9 - 7 p.m., Wayside Theatre, Middletown, VA)
Guest:    Robbie Limon
Info:                       Box office:  540-869-1776

Friday, November 30, 2012
Topic:     Community Event announcements

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Topic:     Community Event announcements

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Topic:     Community Event announcements

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Topic:     Loudoun-Dulles Lodge #69 Fraternal Order of Police "Cops and Kids Program"
Guests:  Mike Chapman, Sheriff of Loudoun County
                Tim Ortwein, Cops and Kids Chairman
Info:                  703-444-0238

Monday, November 26, 2012
Topic:     Wayside Theatre's "Glory Bea - A Shenandoah Christmas Story"
Guest:    Richard Follett, co-writer of the musical
Info:         Wayside's box office:  540-869-1776
(This Wednesday, November 28th is Chain of Checks Night to benefit homeless children) 

Friday, November 23, 2012
Topic:     Community Events announcement

Thursday, November 22, 2012 - Thanksgiving Day

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Topic:     Be A Santa To A Senior
Guest:    Cheryl Strickland,  Community Service Representative, Home Instead Senior Care
Info:     540-722-8750
Tuesday, November 20. 2012
Topic:     Black Friday shopping safety and theft prevention
Guest:    Corporal Andrew Perlick,  Winchester Police Department
Monday, November 19, 2012
Topic:     Community Events

Friday,  November 16, 2012
Topic:     Community Events including concert to benefit The Winchester City Schools Education Foundation
Guest:    Brittany Meyers, former Handley student opening for LeAnn Rimes    

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Topic:     Collecting supplies for hurricane Sandy victims in New York
Guest:    Dr. Matthew Karen

Wednesday,  November 14, 2012
Topic:     Community Events including "An Evening With Mort Kunstler" to benefit Timber Ridge School

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Topic:     Community Events

Monday, November 12, 2012
Topic:     The Sprout Film Festival sponsored by the ARC of Northern Shenandoah Valley
Guest:    Maripeg Combs,  Film Festival Chairperson

Info:                       540-665-0461

Friday, November 9, 2012
Topic:     American Education Week
Guest:    Joy Kirk, President, Frederick Co. Education Association

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Topic:     Community Events

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Topic:     "An Evening With Mort Kunstler" to benefit Timber Ridge School
Guest:    Troy Newbraugh, Director of Development, Timber Ridge School
Info:         540-888-9523   or   877-877-3026

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Topic:     Shenandoah Arts Council "Artists Studio and Gallery Tour"
Guest:    Tracy Marlatt, Executive Director, SAC

Monday, November 5, 2012
Topic:     Zumbathon to benefit the National Multiple Schlerosis Society and the
                                                               Parkinson's Disease Foundation
Guest:    Lauren Blum, event coordinator
Info:        Zumbathon on 11/10, 10 am to 12 noon at James Wood Middle School

Friday, November 2, 2012
Topic:     Community Events

Thursday,  November 1, 2012
Topic:     Winchester Kiwanis Club Community Pancake Day  (11/3)
Guest:    Diane Diaz,  Pancake Day Chairman

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Topic:     Community Education Series:  11/2 workshop is The National Center for Missing
                and Exploited Children
Guest:    Ramona Dobbs, Training Coordinator for Northwestern Community Services
Info:               540-536-4113 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Topic:     "The Big Laugh" comedy show on 11/15 to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters
Guest:     Juli Ferrell,  Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters
Info:                           540-662-1043

Monday, October 29, 2012
Topic:     "Who's Who Masquerade Party" to benefit the Winchester Main Street Foundation
Guest:    Ben Weber, co-founder of the Foundation


Friday, October 26, 2012
Topic:     Loudoun Museum Haunted Walking Tour, 10/26 & 10/27
Guest:    Peter Kelpinski, Founder of the Haunted Tour

Topic 2:  Spirit of Women "Girls Night Out",  11/2 at Millwood Station, Winchester
Guest:     Ellen Duvall, Spirit of Women Coordinator for Valley Health
Info:         540-536-6168         or email Ellen at:

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Topic:     Awareness/Fundraiser happening for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on Saturday
                at Rutherford Crossing Shopping Center.
Guest:    Laura Rimmel, mom of Will who has Type 2 diabetes
Info:        www.teamwill4jdrf

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Topic:     Millbrook High School DECA Club holding a Halloween Costume Bash to increase
                awareness of the Boys and Girls Club, Northern Shenandoah Valley
Guest:    Jenny Beasley, Co-President of DECA
Info:        Call Millbrook High School:  540-545-2800

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Topic:      The 2012 Winchester Epilepsy Stroll, 11/4, 1 - 4 p.m. at Jim Barnett Park
Guest:     Rex Terwilliger, Volunteer Representative
Info:          email: 
                  (The Winchester Epilepsy Support Group meets the first Thursday of each

                   month at the Wellness Center of Winchester Medical Center at 7 p.m.

Monday,  October 22, 2012
Topic:     NW Works Casino Night
Guest:    John Brauer,  Executive Director, NW Works
Info:           540-667-0809

Friday, October 19, 2012
Topic:     Community events

Thursday,  October 18, 2012
Topic:     Sherando Band Boosters Annual Safe Halloween,  Oct. 28th, 1:00 -  4:30 at Sherando High School
Guest:    Michael Shultz,  Band President

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Topic:     Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers Fashion Show on October 21st
Guest:    Susan Mandel Giblin, Executive Director, Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers
Info:       703-779-8617 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Topic:     Community Events

Monday, October 15, 2012
Topic:     "Men on a Mission" fundraiser for the Winchester Rescue Mission, 11/3 at First Presbyterian Church, Winchester
Guest:    Jennifer Volkman, Planning Committee member
Info:                            facebook:  men on a mission               

Friday,  October 12, 2012
Topic:     Diaper Drive and Open House at CCAP, 112 S. Kent St., Winchester from 10 am to 2 pm
Guest:    Jody Stephenson,  Founder & Director of the Red Wagon Ministry
Info:        540-662-4318  (CCAP)

Thursday, October 11, 2012
Topic:     Apple Capital Chorus 50th Anniversary Concert, Saturday, 10/13, 3 p.m. at James Wood Middle School
Guest:    John Westervelt,  Director, Apple Capital Chorus
Info:         For advance tickets:  540-667-2409 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Topic:     Literacy Volunteers Winchester Area "Storybook Ball"
Guest:    Bonnie Flax, Board Member
Info:             540-536-1648

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Topic:     Community Events

Monday,  October 8, 2012
Topic:     Community Events

Friday,  October 5, 2012
Topic:     "Octoberfest" at Grove's Winchester Harley Davidson, 10/6
Info:         540-662-8616

Thursday,  October 4, 2012
Topic:     "Wait Until Dark" at Wayside Theatre
Guest:    Rebecca Calkin, Director
Info:               540-869-1776

Wednesday,  October 3, 2012
Topic:     International Children's Festival, 10/6 in Jim Barnett Park, Winchester
Guest:    Amy Simmons,  Marketing Coordinator, City of Winchester
Info:            540-662-4946

Tuesday,  October 2, 2012
Topic:      Newtown History Center's private screening of "The Conspirator" on 10/18
Guest:     Wayne Eldred,  Manager, Collections and Programs, Newtown History Center
Info:                         540-869-1700

Monday,  October 1, 2012
Topic:     The Friends of Loudoun Mental Health 10K Race & 5K Walk on 10/6
Guest:    Katrina Cole,  Secretary, Friends of Loudoun Mental Health

Friday,  September 28, 2012
Topic:     Friends of Handley Regional Library Used Book Sale
Guest:    Barbara Dickinson,  Executive Director, Friends of HRL

Thursday,  September 27, 2012
Topic:     Millwood Station Volunteer Fire Department Cash Party on 10/13
Guest:    Michael Huck,  Volunteer Fire Fighter and EMT
Info:        For tickets:  540-664-5765

Wednesday,  September 26, 2012
Topic:     James Wood High School Band Apple Pie and Dumplings Sale
Guests:  Jackson Cain, Band President, and Annlynne King, Band Vice-President
Info:         To order pies:

Tuesday,  September 25, 2012
Topic:     Valley Rally Bike Ride to benefit the Shenandoah Area Boy Scout Council
Guest:    Dave Adsit,  Bike Ride Chair

Monday,  September 24, 2012
Topic:     Community events calendar

Friday,  September 21, 2012
Topic:     13th Annual Loudoun Charity Golf Classic on 10/4
Guest:     Scott Fisher, Golf Chair and Loudoun County Regional Council member

Thursday,  September 20, 2012
Topic:     Community events calendar

Wednesday,  September 19, 2012
Topic:     Our Health Community Yard Sale,  Sept. 22, 8 am to 1 pm at 329 No. Cameron St., Winchester
Guest:    Sharen Gromling,  Executive Director, Our Health

Tuesday,  September 18, 2012
Topic:     Blue Ridge Wildlife Center HOOT fundraiser at Woodley Farm
Guest:    Jennifer Lee, Executive Director, BRWC

Monday,  September 17, 2012

Topic:     An Evening with Friends of the Evans Home for Children, 9/22 at Winchester Country Club
Guest:    Marc Jaccard,  Executive Director, Evans Home
Info:                     540-662-8520     

Friday,  September 14, 2012
Topic:     5th Annual 5K Walk for Women to benefit the Laurel Center, 9/15 at 8:30 a.m.
Guest:    Dr. Matthew Karen, Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery & Medispa / Board Chair, The Laurel Center
Info:          and        540-667-3223  

Thursday,  September 13, 2012
Topic:     Admiral Byrd Middle School Barbecued Chicken tailgate dinner on 9/27  (for the Aylor football game)
Guest:    Alexis Guevremont, Chapter President for Admiral Byrd FFA
Info:        Reserve your dinner by 9/21 by calling 540-662-0500 and ask for the Agriculture Department 

Wednesday,  September 12, 2012
Topic:     United Way NSV Campaign Kick-Off and Day of Caring
Guests:  Mary Nordman and Darcus Brenemen
Info:         540-536-1610

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Topic:    Special Love, Inc. (Camp Fantastic) fundraisers
Guest:   Dave Smith,  CEO, Special Love, Inc.

Monday,  September 10, 2012
Topic:    "Answer The Call" Blood Drive in Winchester on 9/11 from 10 am to 3 pm at 107 N. Kent St.
Guest:   Pam Peacemaker,  Secretary for the HR Dept. for the City of Winchester
Info:      (enter "Old Town" in sponsor box) 

Friday,  September 7, 2012
Topic:    "Run For The Ribbon" race on 9/22 to benefit ZERO, the project to end prostate cancer
Guest:   Madeline Treiber,  Founder of the race in memory of her grandfather
Info:                 540-662-1042  

Thursday, September, 6, 2012
Topic:   The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation Walkathon on 9/23
Guest:  Julie Hutchison,  President and co-founder of the foundation

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Topic:  Community events

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Topic: The Virginia Air Show on 9/8 at the Front Royal/Warren Co. Airport
Guest: Kenneth Thurman, Chairman of the Executive Committee

Friday, August 31, 2012
Topic: "An Evening Under The Stars" hosted by The Partnership for Warrenton Foundation, on 9/15
Guest: Jennifer Heyns, Executive Director, The Partnership for Warrenton Foundation
Info: 540-349-8606

Thursday, August 30, 2012
Topic: Repeat of Wednesday, see below on how to help...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Topic: Jenkins/Heath Family fundraisers (lost their 2 sons and home in last week's fire)
Yard sale this weekend (Friday at 9 a.m. through Sunday) at 2912 Indian Hollow Rd. in Winchester.
Donated items for the sale can be dropped off at the above address between 10 am and 6 pm
Thursday, 8/30, 7 pm at Jim Barnett Park t-ball field, balloon release in Brayden & Landon's memory
(bring green and blue balloons)
Memorial Fund set up at First Bank, 208 Crock Wells Mill Drive, Winchester, VA 22603
Make checks out to: In Memory Of Landon Heath and Brayden Berg Fund

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Topic: Shenandoah Area Agency On Aging & the "Generations Walkathon" on 9/15
Guest: Roberta Lauder, Director of Resource Development
Info: 800-883-4122

Monday, August 27, 2012
Topic: Need for Election Officers, important dates and voter ID info for 11/6 election
Guest: Rick Miller, Voter Registrar, Frederick County
Info: 540-665-5660

Friday, August 24, 2012
Topic: Current event announcements

Thursday, August 23, 2012
Topic: Current event announcements

Wednesday, August 22nd
Topic: "Tuna Does Vegas" at Wayside Theatre
Guest: Warner Crocker, Artistic Director, Wayside Theatre
Info: Box office: 540-869-1776

Tuesday, August 21st
Topic: Northern Virginia Spay Neuter Clinic "Battle of the Bands" benefit, Sunday, 8/25
Guest: Teresa Piper

Monday, August 20th
Topic: Murder-Mystery to benefit Handley Regional Library, 8/25
Guest: Les Veach, actor (and city councilman)
Tickets: 540-662-9041, ext. 14

Friday, August 17th
Topic: Community events announcements

Thursday, August 16th
Topic: Community events announcements

Wednesday, August 15th
Topic: Community events announcements

Tuesday,  August 14th
Topic:     Community events announcements

Monday,  August 13th
Topic:     Ayden Christopher Foundation Memorial Blood Drive on 8/14 at Culpeper Baptist Church from 3 to 7 p.m.
Guest:    Deidre Johnson,  Founder/President of the Foundation
Info:        540-522-4545           email:

Friday, August 10th
Topic:     Community events announcements

Thursday,  August 9th
Topic:     Benefit concert for the Disabled Veterans Committee on Housing, Sunday, August 12th at Sweet Caroline's, Winchester
Guest:    John Lewandowski,  Founder and Chairman of the Board

Wednesday,  August 8th
Topic:     Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Concert with the "Souled Out" band at the Winchester Sportsplex, 8/11 at 8 p.m.
Guest:    Shairee Fletcher,  Volunteer
Info:  (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)  and  concert information at 

Tuesday,  August 7th
Topic:     Lord Fairfax Community College "Middle College"  (application deadline:  August 8th)
Guest:    Judith James,  Director of Transition Programs
Info:         540-868-4075

Monday,  August 6th
Topic:     Beef Up The Blood Drive on August 13th
Guest:     Keighley Gore,  Marketing Volunteer with the Red Cross
Info:   (then enter zip code)       or      540-662-0923 

Friday,  July 27th
Topic:     25th Annual Greater Hokie Open,  8/3 at Rock Harbor Golf Course
Guest:    Robin McCall,  VP,  VT Alumni Shenandoah Chapter

Thursday,  July 26th
Topic:      "50 at 50  Run"  for Girls on the Run, Winchester
Guest:     Judy Kay Schroer,  GOTR Coach and Board Member

Wednesday,  July 25th
Topic:     Community Events (Benefit concert for Disabled Vets on 8/4 at the Winchester Moose and a free self-defense class
                 for women offered by the Laurel Center on 7/26 ... call 540-667-6160). 

Tuesday,  July 24th
Topic:     "Bike Night" co-sponsored by the West Virginia Chapter V Blue Knights International and Main Street Martinsburg
Guest:    K. C. Bohrer,  President,  WV V Blue Knights International
Info:    or    540-771-0111

Monday,  July 23rd
Topic:     Community Events

Friday,  July 20th
Topic:     Community Events

Thursday,  July 19th
Topic:     Community Events 

Wednesday,  July 18th
Topic:     The Patsy Cline Cookbook (to support the Patsy Cline Historic House in Winchester)
Guest:    Judy Sue Huyett Kempf,  Executive Director, Patsy Cline Historic House
Info:        540-662-5555  or  email-

Tuesday,  July 17th
Topic:     Winchester Day Pre-School's "Bag Bingo" fundraiser, Sunday, 7/22 at the Eagles Club in Winchester.
Guest:    Patti Collins,  Co-President of the Board of Directors,  Winchester Day Pre-School
Info:        540-662-2629      and    on Facebook      

Monday,  July 16th
Topic:     The Family Olympics at the Clarke Co. Fairgrounds on 7/22  sponsored by Apple Valley Baptist Church
Guest:    Pastor Van Welton

Friday,  July 13th
Topic:     Free Alzheimer's Care Classes for Families
Guest:    Peggy Yuchno,   Care Coordinator with Home Instead Senior Care
Info:        540-722-8750

Thursday,  July 12th
Topic:     Boy Scout working on Eagle Scout project by helping to build two houses in Haiti through "Reach 4 Children"
Guest:    Cole Stevens from Troop 45
Info:         or        540-327-4425 

Wednesday,  July 11th
Topic:     "Private Lives" at Wayside Theatre
Guest:     Warner Crocker,  Artistic Director
Info:         Box Office:  540-869-1776

Tuesday,  July 10th
Topic:     Hite Family Reunion and Hite Historical Exhibit  at Belle Grove Plantation, Middletown, VA
Guest:    Elizabeth McClung,  President, Belle Grove Plantation
Info:   or   540-869-2028       

Monday,  July 9th
Topic:      " Hollypalooza" on July 14th at the Blackthorne Inn, Upperville to raise funds for INOVA Heart Transplant Center
                    and the Fauquier County S.P.C.A. 
Guest:        Elizabeth Trautman,  Event Coordinator

Friday,  July 6th
Topic:     *  City of Winchester & Frederick Co. Blood Drive, Tuesday 7/10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 107 North Kent Street
                *   The Laurel Center's free 10-week Nuturing Parenting class beginning 7/23.   Call 540-667-6160
                *   The Laurel Center's free self-defense class for women, 7/26, 6 to 9 p.m. at Valley Health Wellness & Fitness Center
                           Call 540-667-6160   

Thursday,  July 5th
Topic:     The Lordfairfax Community College is holding an information session on their  Middle College on Saturday, July 14 at the
                 Middletown campus.  Find out how to become college and career ready at no cost.  Contact Judith James at 540-868-4075. 

Tuesday,  July 3rd
Topic:       Our Health, Inc. Healthy Living Events
Guest:      Sharen Gromling,  Executive Director, Our Health, Inc.
Info:  or  540-536-1601

Monday,  July 2nd
Topic:       Community Events Update (August 11th Concert to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis with the Souled Out Band)
Info:           Shairee Fletcher,  540-545-2052  or

Friday,  June 29th
Topic:       Community Events Update (United Way/Rubbermaid Sale,  Shaken Baby Syndrome Conference)

Thursday,  June 28th
Topic:     "100 Holes In One Day" golf event for charity (including the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging)
Guest:     Mike Ahrnsbrak,  Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club
Info:          To make a pledge:, or, or 540-6319661 
Wednesday, June 27th
Topic:     The 7th Annual Shepherdstown Street Fest,  Saturday, June 30th
Guest:    Lori Robertson, President of Shepherdstown Steet Fest

Tuesday,  June 26th
Topic:     United Way Day of Caring (July 27th deadline to submit a project proposal) and Rubbermaid Product Sale (June 30th)
 Info:        Day of Caring:  Darcus Breneman (
                 Rubbermaid Sale:  540-536-1610  or

Monday,  June 25th
Topic:       Celebrating "June Is Dairy Month"
Guest:      Ken Smith of Cool Lawn Farm in Fauquier County

Friday,  June 15th
Topic:       Loudoun Youth Fest
Guest:      Kristen Garrett,  Coordinator of the Youth Advisory Council with Loudoun County Parks and Recreation

Thursday,  June 14th
Topic:       Adopt-a-thon and Movie Night at the Winchester S.P.C.A.  (Friday, 6/15, 10 a.m. until the end of the outdoor movie that night) at   
                  the shelter at 115 Featherbed Lane, Winchester!
Guest:      Will Wood,  Executive Director, S.P.C.A.
Info:          540-662-8616                 

Wednesday, June 13th
Topic:       Winchester/Frederick Relay for Life and Blood Drive on June 15th

Tuesday,  June 12th
Topic:       Shenandoah Valley Corvette Club Car Show to benefit Blue Ridge Hospice
Guest:      Mary Martin, Co-chair of the show

Thursday,  June 7th
Topic:        The Partnership for Warrenton Annual Father's Day Car Show, June 17th
Guest:       Jennifer Heyns, Executive Director, Partnership for Warrenton

Wednesday,  June 6th
Topic:        Upcoming Community Events
                    * Rotary Club of Winchester Rummage & More Sale, June 9th at the Old Armory
                    * Concert (6 bands including "Distances") to benefit cancer patient Mick Scieszka at the Winchester Sportsplex on June 9
                    *Wayside Theatre Volunteer Sign Up Day, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
                    *Glow Ball Golf Tourney, 6/16 at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club to benefit the Clarke Co. & Fred. Co. Education Foundations 

Tuesday,  June 5th
Topic:        Winchester/Frederick Relay for Life, June 15th at James Wood High School
Guest:       Judy Alkire,  Co-chair of the Relay
Info:                 540-667-2315 

Monday,  June 4th
Topic:        The transit of Venus, Tuesday evening begining at 6:04 p.m.
Guest:       Edward Novak,  Technology and Earth Science teacher at Clarke County High School

Friday, June 1st
Topic:       Victorian Tea and Fashion Show, Sunday, June 3rd
Guest:      Heather Kenny,  Vice President of 'Friends of the Old Courthouse'

Thursday, May 31st
Topic:      "In Between The Lines" Redskins Pros vs. Joes fundraiser,  June 9th to help homeless kids in Loudoun County
Guest:     Delbert Cowsette, former Redskins Defensive Lineman and Co-founder of In Between The Lines

Wednesday,  May 30th
Topic:     Community updates:
                Bark In The Park on June 2nd to benefit the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County (
                Front Royal/Warren Co. Relay for Life cancer survivor reception on June 3rd  (                     

Tuesday,  May 29th
Topic:     "Hank Williams: Lost Highway" at Wayside Theatre,  June 2 - 30.
Guest:     Robbie Limon, actor/musician
Info:         540-869-1776     or

Friday, May 25th
Topic:       Ringing In Hope 10K, 5K and 1K to support veterans
Guest:      Kathy Hatem,  Race Director

Thursday,  May 24th
Topic:      Garden Fest at Belle Grove Plantation, Middletown, June 2nd from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Guest:     Master Gardener Lynn Hoffman

Wednesday, May 23rd
Topic:      Relay for Life in Shenandoah County   (5/25 at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds)
Guest:     Kitty Miller,  Co-chair for Relay

Tuesday,  May 22nd
Topic:      Salvation Army Food Drive, this Friday (5/25) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wal-Mart on Rt. 50 West, Winchester
Guest:     Lt. Danitza Porras,  Corps Officer,  Winchester Salvation Army
Info:          540-662-4777              or  

Monday, May 21st
Topic:      Need for volunteers to bag 40,000 pounds of potatoes to distribute to food pantries, this Saturday, 5/26 at 8 a.m. at the Church
                 of the Valley on Rt. 55 west of Strasburg.
Guest:     Betty Heishman 

Thursday, May 17th
Topic:     Winchester/Frederick Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society,  June 15th, James Wood High School
Guest:    Julie Overbaugh,  Senior Community Manager
Info:          or      540-667-2315

Wednesday,  May 16th
Topic:    7th Annual Dulles Greenway Drive for Charity
Guest:   Terry Hoffman,  Public & Customer Relations Manager

Tuesday,  May 15th
Topic:     The International Affair of Wine and Food to benefit Our Health, Inc., presented by the Rotary Club of Winchester
Guest:    Dick Helm, past president of the Rotary Club of Winchester

Monday, May 14th
Topic:     Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis  (Sunday, May 20th in Old Town Winchester)
Guest:    Sheriee Fletcher,  Winchester Walk Chairman

Friday,  May 11th
Topic:     Relay for Life of Western Loudoun
Guest:    Ron Petrella,  Event Co-Chair

Thursday,  May 10th
Topic:     Tommy's Run For A Reason  (to benefit "Sudden Unexplained Death In Childhood)
Guest:    Beth Marshall

Wednesday,  May 9th
Topic:     Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre fundraiser and tribute to Hal Herman  (5/20, 7 p.m.)
Guest:    Kathy Voytko, Broadway performer and former Summer Music Theatre actress
                Box office:   540-665-4569

Tuesday,  May 8th
Topic:     MS Walk for Winchester/Martinsburg  (this Saturday,  5/12, 10 a.m.  at Clearbrook Park, Winchester)
Guest:    Carie Blum,  Co-Leader,  Blue Ridge Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society
Info:           434-971-8010 

Monday,  May 7th
Topic:      Volunteer Farms in Woodstock and Culpeper (provide fresh vegetables to food banks & pantries.
                 They really need people to plant, maintain and harvest produce
Guest:     Suzy Billhimer,  Volunteer Coordinator

Thursday,  May 3rd
Topic:     Apple Blossom Festival Apple Pie Baking Contest at Marker-Miller Orchards
Guest:    John Marker,  Marker-Miller Orchard
Info:            540-662-1391

Wednesday,  May 2nd
Topic:     The National 9/11 Flag Stitching Ceremony
                White House Foods is sponsoring the 9/11 Flag's appearance this week as a part of the Apple Blossom celebration.  On 5/3,
                members of the military, fire and rescue, police force and citizens are invited to put a stitch in the historic 9/11 flag from 10 a.m.
                until 1 p.m. at White House Foods, 550 Fairmont Avenue, Winchester. 
Info:        Contact Paige Gum at 540-662-3401, ext. 354,  or 

Tuesday, May 1st
Topic:     Lovettsville Cares Blood Drive (5/5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Guest:    Phillip Brooks,  Freedom Lodge 118
Info:         and

Monday,  April 30th
Topics:   Young Playwright's Festival,  Wayside Theatre  (
                 NAMI of Winchester 5th Monday Venue  (

Thursday,  April 27th
Topic:      Celebrate Kids Day,  sponsored by the Warren Coalition (4/28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Warren Co. Middle School
Guest:     Christa Shifflett,  Executive Director,  Warren Coalition

Wednesday,  April 25th
Topic:     The RVCL Benefit Zumbathon at John Handley High School, Sunday, April 29th from 2:45 to 5:30 p.m.
Guests:  Carter Black of the Key Club and Elisha Frazer of the Interact Club

Tuesday,  April 24th
Topic:    VisionWalk...a cure is in sight  (May 5th in Reston)
Guest:   Kristen Friedrich

Monday,  April 23rd
Topic:     LUNAFEST Film Festival and Girls On The Run 5K
Guest:    Allison Major,  Council Director, Girls On The Run of Winchester

Friday,  April 20th
     Topic:    Carter's Run for Dandy Walker
     Guest:   Lisa Zimmerman

Thursday,  April 19th
     Topic:  The Clean-up of 4 Mile Run on Saturday, 4/21
     Guest:  Charlie Moody of Solutex, Inc.
Tuesday,  April 17th
Topic:    The World Explorer Obstacle Course,  June 16th, Jim Barnett Park
Guest:   Leslie Bowery,  Special Events Manager,  City of Winchester Parks and Recreation
Info:       540-662-4946  

Monday,  April 16th
Topic:    Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival,  4/21 and 4/22
Guest:   Jeremy Payne,  Recreation and Events Manager,  Town of Leesburg
Info:       www.flowerand  

Tuesday,  April 10th
Topic:      Literacy Volunteers-Winchester Area Spelling Bee, Thursday, 4/12 at Christ Episcopal Church in Winchester
Guest:     Bonnie Flax,  President of Literacy Volunteers
Info:                 540-536-1648 

Wednesday, April 4th
Topic:     "Help With Housing" fundraiser:  "Black Tie From The Waist High"

Tuesday,  April 3rd
Topic:     The Fish Pond website for amateur musicians
Guest:    David Mark Smith,  The Fish Pond founder
Info:         or

Monday, April 2nd
Topic:     Concern Hotline, Inc. educational symposium "Are You Concerned?" on April 18th at the Sportsplex, Winchester
Guest:    Bill Pifer,  Concern, Inc. Board Member and Past President
Info:        To register:  540-536-8282                        To learn more about Concern, Inc:  540-536-1630

Wednesday,  March 28th
Topic:     Winchester Kiwanis Club Community Pancake Day (Saturday, 3/31, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the War Memorial Building)
Guest:    Steve Lauck,  Pancake Day Chairman

Tuesday, March 27th
Topic:       A Tribute to Harold Herman by the Broadway Stars of Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre  (5/20, 7 p.m.)
Guest:      Jack Rowles, SSMT alum
Info:             Box office:  540-665-4569

Monday, March 26th
Topic:      The Edible Book Fest at Handley Library
Guest:     Trish Ridgeway,  Director, Handley Regional Library

Friday,  March 23rd
Topic:     Easter Baskets for CCAP.  (400 baskets are needed for kids ages:  infant to 10 years.  Assembled baskets wrapped in
                                                                 Saran Wrap or colored cellophane.  Little toys and keepsakes in addition to the candy.  Can 
                                                                 also purchase already assembled baskets or gift cards.  Drop off all baskets at CCAP on
                                                                 Kent Street, Winchester no later than Friday, 3/30.  Baskets will be collected by families who
                                                                 registered on Saturday, March 31st beginning at 8:30 a.m.  For families that did not register,
                                                                 they can stop by on Monday, 4/2 and pick up baskets while supplies last.
Guest:    Fran Ricketts
Info:        540-336-0419

Thursday, March 22nd
Topic:     The Mike Hodges Memorial Golf Classic  (May 19th at Brambleton Regional Park Golf Club in Ashburn)
Guest:    Harvey Hodges

Wednesday, March 21st
Topic:      Sherando High School Band Spaghetti Dinner and Auctions,  Sunday, March 25
Guest:     Tyler Quinn,  Vice President of the Sherando Band

Tuesday, March 20th
Topic:     "Greater Tuna" opening at Wayside Theatre in Middletown
Guest:     Warner Crocker,  Artistic Director, Wayside Theatre
Info:          Box Office - 540-869-1776

Monday, March 19th
Topic:  Winchester Little Theatre - "Rabbit Hole" 3/22, 3/23 and 3/24.  Tickets:
             United Way Community Services Directory:  can be picked up at United Way office, 329 N. Cameron St., Winchester  

Friday, March 16th
Topic:     Super Pet Expo and auditioning for Stupid Pet/Human tricks
Guest:    Ryan Williams,  Talent Coordinator for the Late Show with David Letterman

Thursday, March 15th
Topic:     Gowns For His Glory
Guest:    Bethany Searfoss,  Coordinator
Info:        540-678-4843

Tuesday, March 13th
Topic:    Bag Bingo, 3/31 at the Frederick Co. Fairgrounds at 6 p.m. to benefit the Relay for Life Team:  Walk of Hope with Sam's Sisters
Info:        Vicki ... 540-667-1660
Topic:     Patsy's Jamboree, Elks Lodge #867 on Route 522 So., Winchester to benefit "Celebrating Patsy Cline"

Monday, March 12th
Topic:    The Habitat for Humanity Salvage Art Show and Auction

Friday,  March 9th
Topic:    The Remarriage Showcase
Guest:   Victoria Wagner,  President and CEO of "A Splash of Elegance"

Wednesday,  March 7th
Topic:    The Red Wagon Ministry Cupcake Challenge  (3/10,  2-4 p.m. at the Active Living Center, Jim Barnett Park, Winchester)
Guest:   Jody Stephenson,  Founder and Director
Info:  (collecting and donating diapers to CCAP and FISH)

Monday,  March 5th
Topic:   The Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry,  Rt. 619 in Front Royal
Guest:  Shelley Cook,  Founder and Director
Info:   or   540-635-7923  (ask for Shelley or Meagan)   

Friday,  March 2nd
Topic:   Read Across American Book Blast at Apple Blossom Mall, tonight (Friday) from 5:30 to 7:30
Guest:  Melinda Russell,  Chairman
Info:      email-       or      540-678-1868

Wednesday,  February 29th
Topic:     Inova Loudoun Hospital Mobile Health Services
Guest:    Donna Fortier,  Community Affairs Executive and Director of Mobile Health Services

Monday, February 27th
Topic:   Updates on the free Fatherhood Program (see 2/21 below) and the Boyce PTO Barbecue Chicken Dinner/Auction
Friday, February 24th
Topic:    Collection for Homeless Kids in Winchester/Frederick Co. 
Info:       See Thursday, 2/16 below...

Thursday, February 23rd
Topic:   Community Wellness Festival,  February 25th, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Apple Blossom Mall 
Guest:  Sharen Gromling

Wednesday, February 22nd
Topic:    The Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Festival  (2/25)
Guest:   Jill Klein Rone,  Producer of the Festival

Tuesday, February 21st
Topic:    Free Fatherhood Program (War Memorial Building beginning March 1st)
Guest:   Mike Ellis,  Foster Care Worker, City of Winchester
Info:       540-662-3807 

Monday, February 20th

Topic:   Bowl for Kids' Sake  (Fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters on March 3rd at Northside Lanes)
Guest:  Juli Ferrell,  Executive Director, BBBS

Friday, February 17th

Topic:    Tim's Rivershore Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Virginia  (2/25)
Guest:   Richard Jeffrey,  President, Special Olympics Virginia
Info:                  703-359-4301

Thursday, February 16th

Topic:   Collection For Homeless Children
Guest:  Sharon Farinholt,  Crown Trophy
              From 2/20 to 2/24, the community can drop off the following items for the 200 homeless children in Winchester and Frederick Co.
              schools:  Toothbrushes and toothpaste, shampoo, hairbrushes, combs, soap and laundry detergent, new socks and  under-
              garments (sizes for kindergarten through high school), or grocery store gift cards.
Info:     Crown Trophy is located at 1850 South Loudoun Street, Winchester.   Call 540-665-4485     

Wednesday, February 15th

Topic:    Wayside Theatre Volunteer Sign Up Day   (Saturday, February 18th,  11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the theatre on Main St., Middletown)
Guest:   Thomasin Savaiano
Info:               540-869-1776   

Tuesday, February 14th
Topic:    Evans Home Chili Dinner, Friday, February 17th .....
                ARE Mardi Gras, Saturday, February 18th  ................ 540-536-5291

Monday, February 13th

Topic:   Collection for Homeless Children, February 20th - 24th
Info:       Sharon Farinholt,  Crown Trophy, 540-665-4485 

Friday, February 10th

Topic:  Singing Valentine greetings
Info:     Barbershop quartets from the men's Apple Capital Chorus, call Ken Burcham at 540-667-5262
             Barbershop quartets from the women's Shenandoah Valley Chorus, call Sharon Barnhill, 540-955-2851

Wednesday, February 8th

Topic:  Queen of Hearts Masquerade Mardi Gras Ball to benefit Aids Response Effort
              2/18 at the Winchester Elks Lodge
Guest:  Mark Grimm - Chairman of the Ball
Info:           or         540-536-5291

Thursday, February 2nd

Topic:   Blue Ridge Wildlife Center's "Le Bal Des Plumes" (The Ball of Feathers) at Ayrshire
              Farm in Upperville, February 11th, at 6 p.m.
Guest:  Dr. Belinda Burwell, Director of the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center
Info:      or      540-837-9000               

Thursday, January 26th

Topic:   Remarriage Showcase for Encore Brides
Guest:  Paula Bisacre,  Founder of the showcase
Info:       Link on to Paula's site and publication by way of  

Wednesday, January 25th

Topic:   Humane Society of Warren County
Guest:  Lavenda Denney,  Executive Director

Tuesday, January 24th

Topic:  Bereavement support groups through Blue Ridge Hospice (
             and upcoming United Way Rubbermaid Sale on 1/28 in Belk parking lot at Apple
             Blossom Mall.

Monday, January 23rd
Topic:  Make A Difference Night at Millbrook High School, Tuesday, January 24th
             Bring a non-perishable food item to the basketball game for the Highland 
             Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, receive a voucher for a free popcorn from
             the concession stand.  

Friday, January 20th

Topic:    Go Pink Week at Millbrook High School with tonight's girls basketball game all pink!
                The students are raising funds to fight breast cancer through the American Cancer 
Guest:    Jenny Beasley,  Secretary for the Millbrook DECA Club
Info:         Millbrook High School,  540-545-2800              

Thursday, January 19th

Topic:    Free, 8 week "Boundaries Empowerment Workshop" for survivors of sexual violence, and
               a 10 week Parenting Course
Guest:   Leslie Hardesty,  Sexual Assault Program Coordinator
info:       540-667-6160  

Wednesday, January 18th
Topic:   Presentation of "Chain of Checks" check to Big Brothers Big Sisters
Guest:  Juli Ferrell,  Executive Director, BBBS
Info:      540-662-1053

Tuesday, January 17th
Topic:  Fundraisers for James Wood and Millbrook High Schools 

Monday, January 16th
Topic:   Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Service Project

Friday, January 13th
Topic:  Virginia German Shepherd Rescue
             Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,  1/16 - coordinated by United Way NSV   (540-536-1610)

Thursday, January 12th
Topic:  Community Calendar Update:
             Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Wednesday, January 11th

Topic:  Recycling Christmas trees at the landfill and curbside

Tuesday, January 10th

Topic:   Wayside Theatre Young Performers Workshop Winter Classes
Guest:  Thomasin Savaiano,  Founder and Coordinator of the Workshop
Info:         or       540-869-1776  

Monday, January 9th

Topic:   National Mentoring Month / Mentoring Program at OAR of Fairfax County
Guest:  Allyson Caudill, Volunteer Coordinator
Info:        or       703-246-3139

Friday, January 6th
Topic:   Young Naturalist Program at the State Arboretum of Virginia at Blandy Farm
Guest:  Steve Carol, Director of Public Programs, Blandy Farm

Thursday, January 5th

Topic:   Zumbathon this Saturday, 1/7 from 10:30 - 12:30 at the Sportsplex in Winchester to 
              benefit CCAP (no charge to get in, just bring a non-perishable or perishable food 
              item, diapers, wet wipes or grocery gift cards).
Guest:  Amanda Floyd,  Zumba Instructor
Info:      540-692-9622 

Wednesday, January 4th

Topic:  Staff Sargeant Shawn Hibbard to be honored at the Army's "All American Bowl" this 
             Saturday in San Antonio, Texas.  

Tuesday, December 13th

Topic:   Apple Valley Ringers - Holiday Handbell Concert for the Chain of Checks
                                                       Saturday, December 17th at 7:00 p.m.
Guest:  Jacquetta Owen, Director
Info:      email: 

Friday, December 9th

Topic:    Chain of Checks Christmas Concert with the Clarke County Community Band
Guest:   Mark St. Amand,  Bandmember

Thursday, December 8th
Topic:   Christmas Tree sale for Boy Scout Troop 159 in Stephens City.
Guest:  Duane Reed,  Scoutmaster
Info:       Tree lot located on Rt. 277 in Stephens City, across from the Food Lion  

Wednesday, December 7th

Topic:    Subaru of Winchester "Share The Love" campaign for SPCA on 12/10
Guest:   Bobby Williams, General Manager, Subaru of Winchester
Info:            SPCA - 540-662-8616  

Friday, December 2nd

Topic:    Holiday Concerts and Salute to Veterans,  sponsored by the Disabled Veterans     
               Committee on Housing
Guest:   John Lewandowski, President of DVCH

Thursday, December 1st

Topic:    Salvation Army "Angel Tree" , turkeys, and the Kettle Campaign
Guest:   Lt. Danitza Porras
Info:       540-662-4777     or

Wednesday, November 30th

Topic:   "Machine Gun Preacher" opens at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on December 2nd.  The     
                movie is based on the autobiography "Another Man's War" 
Guest:   Sam Childers, author
Info:        or


Tuesday, November 29th

Topic:    Community Calendar update (Laurel Center and Everyday Hero)

Monday, November 28th

Topic:    Wayside Theatre's Christmas show, "Glory Bea, A Shenandoah Christmas Story"
Guest:   Richard Follett,  co-author of the musical
Info:      Box Office - 540-869-1776

Wednesday, November 23rd

Topic:    Walking In a Winter Wonderland at Clearbrook Park
Guest:   Jon Turkel,  Frederick County Parks and Recreation
Info:   or    540-665-5678

Tuesday, November 22nd

Topic:    The "Everyday Hero" Recruitment Campaign
Guest:   Chief Scott Cullers,  Winchester Fire and Rescue

Monday, November 21st

Topic:   Salvation Army / First Presbyterian Church Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Winchester
Guest:  Betty Sue Unger,  Coordinator of Delivered Thanksgiving Meals
Info:      To have a meal delivered to a shut-in on Thanksgiving Day,  call 540-662-4777 or

Friday, November 18th

Topic:    Front Royal / Warren County United Way Campaign
Guest:   Beth Waller,  Campaign Chair

Thursday, November 17th

Topic:    Apple Blossom Festival Volunteer Fair
Guest:   Ivy Tyson
Info:        Festival Headquarters - 540-662-3863

Wednesday, November 16th

Topic:  Review of the Non-profit Activity Calendar

Tuesday, Novermber 15th

Topic:   The Arts Chorale of Winchester Pre-Holiday Concerts November 19 & 20
Guest:  Jennifer Volkmann

Thursday, November 10th

Topic:   BHS Benefit Basketball game to benefit Clean, Inc. and the Winchester Storm
Guest:  Michelle Coffey,  Event Coordinator,  Clean, Inc.
Info:    or    540-722-3589

Wednesday, November 9th

Topic:   Christmas Flower Show presented by the Winchester Council of Garden Clubs
              November 12th and 13th
Guest:  Susan Creasy,  Flower Show Chairman

Tuesday, November 8th

Topic:   Volunteer Mentors for  OAR (Opportunities, Alternatives & Resources) of Fairfax Co.
Guest:  Allyson Caudill,  Volunteer Coordinator
Info:      or    or    703-246-3139

Monday, November 7th

Topic:   Evans Home Doll Auction,  December 4th
Guest:  Collette Hawes, Administrative Assistant, Evans Home for Children
Info:    or    540-662-8520

Friday, November 4th

Topic:   Operation Christmas Child (filling shoeboxes for children with small toys and toiletries)
Guest:  Cheryl Lekas,  Relay Center Coordinator with Grace Community Church

Thursday, November 3rd

Update from the Community Calendar


Wednesday, November 2nd

Topic:  Dancing With The Stars For A Cause (Saturday, November 5th at Millwood Station in    
                  Winchester) to benefit Faith In Action
Guest:  Louise Garrett
Info:      Tickets ($60) Faith In Action at 540-536-1006.

Tuesday, November 1st

Topic:  Winchester Kiwanis Community Pancake Day, Saturday, 11/5 from 7 am to 7 pm
Guest: Diane Diaz, Pancake Day Chairman

Monday, October 31st

Topic:   Spirits of the Wayside Inn, November 5th
Guest:  Dustin Pari from "Ghost Hunters"

Friday, October 28th

Topic:   The Sherando High School Band Boosters "Safe Halloween" on Sunday, 10/30 from
               1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Guest:   Tyler Quinn
Info:       Sherando High School,  540-869-0060

Thursday, October 27th

Topic:   Hauntings 2011 to benefit the Loudoun Museum in Leesburg on 10/28 & 29
Guest:  Peter Kelpinski,  Founder and Director
Info:      703-777-7427

Wednesday, October 26th

Topic:   Party In Pink Zumbathon at the Sportsplex in Winchester on October 29th
Guest:  Amanda Floyd
Info: (click on Party In Pink and location)
              Amanda's email:

Tuesday, October 25th

Topic:   Community Blanket Drive,  November 5th through 11th
Guest:  Sandi Webster,  Blanket Drive Chairman
Info:       540-323-7159  (Phazz 1 Ministries on South Cameron Street, Winchester) 

Monday, October 24th

Topic:   The Everyday Hero Recruitment Campaign
Info:       To find out more about volunteering with your Winchester/Frederick Co. Fire Rescue   
               Departments, log on to:  or call 540-722-8358 

Friday, October 21st

Topic:   The Haunted Woods at Camp Rock Enon to benefit Scouting
Guest:  Lindsey Marshall

Thursday, October 20th

Topic:   The Halloween Happening at Clearbrook Park on October 22nd
Guest:  Chris Conyer,  Superintendent of Recreation, Frederick Co. Parks and Rec
Info:    or    540-665-5678   

Wednesday, October 19th

Topic:   The 65th Anniversary of the Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center and
              The 3rd Annual Welcome Home American Heroes celebration
Guest:  Christopher Rose,  Spokesperson
Info:            or  

Tuesday, October 18th

Topic:  Salvation Army is lining up bell ringer volunteers for their Christmas kettles
Guest:  Lt. Danitza Porras
Info:      540-662-4777 

Wednesday, October 5th

Topic:    The Timber Ridge School / Mort Kuntsler Collectible Christmas Ornament
Guest:   Troy Newbraugh, Director of Development at Timber Ridge School

Tuesday, October 4th

Topic:    The Handley Library Used Book Sale at Bowman Library in Stephens City,  10/4 - 10/8
Guest:   Barbara Dickinson,  Executive Director,  Friends of Handley Regional Library
Info:                    540-662-6046  (ext. 31)

Monday, October 3rd

Guest:   Nick Nerangis
Topic:    Nick appears in the book "If I Were Your Daddy This Is What You'd Learn" and also received the Distinguished    
                Alumnus Award for Lifetime Achievement from Shenandoah University!

Friday, September 30th

Topic:    Journey4ACure (4ACurefest) focusing on pediatric cancer and research
Guest:   Beth Collingwood,  Director, Journey4ACure

Thursday, September 29th

Topic:    Relay for Life Open House  (American Cancer Society office, Monday, October 3, 4 to 7 p.m.)
Guest:   Julie Overbaugh,  Senior Community Manager
Info:       540-667-2315      or

Wednesday, September 28th

Topic:    College Night at Apple Blossom Mall, tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.   (over 100 colleges, universities & trade schools)
Guest:   Steve Edwards,  Frederick County Public Schools
Info:        For additional info, check with your child's high school.

Tuesday, September 27th

Topic:    International Chldren's Festival
Guest:   Amy Simmons,  Marketing Coordinator, City of Winchester

Monday, September 19th

Topic:     German Fest,  sponsored by the Shenandoah Germanic Heritage Museum
Guest:    Shelly Good-Cook

Friday, September 16th

Topic:   SPCA's Paw Fest at the shelter on Featherbed Lane
Guest:  Will Wood,  Executive Director
Info:      540-662-8616 

Thursday, September 15th

Topic:    Run for the Ribbon to benefit "Zero: the project to end Prostate Cancer"
Guest:   Madeline Treiber
Info:       email:        or       540-662-1042

Wednesday, September 14th

Topic:        United Way Kick-off and Day of Caring
Guests:     Darcus Breneman and Bryon Grigsby

Tuesday, September 13th

Topic:   Blue Ridge Fall Races in Berryville to benefit the Youth Development Center
Guest:  Dario Savarese,  Marketing Volunteer

Monday, September 12th

Topic:   St. Luke Community Clinic Annual Benefit,  September 24th
Guest:  Glenn Burdick,  Executive Director
Info:        or       540-636-4325

Friday, September 9th

Topic:  Comedy/Dinner Show with Taylor Mason to benefit the Youth Ministry at Core Church of the Nazarene
Guest:  Keith Crone
Info:   or   703-509-5619

Thursday, September 8th

Topic:  Quota Club of Winchester's Kitchen Kapers Tour
Guest:  Cindy Norris

Wednesday, September 7th

Topic: Ride A Mile For Able Forces
Guest:  Skip Rogers

Tuesday, September 6th

Topic: Virginia Air Show
Guest: Barbara Savidge, Member of the Virginia Air Show Executive Committee

Thursday, September 1

Topic:    First Annual Doggie Paddle
Guest::  Lorilei  Dreibelbis,  Pool Manager at the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center Pool

Wednesday, August 31st

Topic:    Evening Under The Stars on 9/17 in Historic Old Town Warrenton
Guest:   Jennifer Heyns, Executive Director, The Partnership for Warrenton Foundation

Tuesday, August 30th
Topic:     Dash 4 Diabetes on 9/5 to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Guest:    Lara Rimmel

Monday, August 29th ... a follow-up to Saturday night's Salsa Fest with Winchester Parks and Recreation Dept.'s
                                           Leslie Bowery.  The Salsa Dance competition brought in over $4,000 for the WINC Chain of Checks!
                                           This year's beneficiary is Big Brothers Big Sisters as we help them launch a new program
                                           that mentors children who have a parent that is incarcerated.

Friday, 8/26

Topic:     Wayside Theater - Fund Drive and "Steel Magnolias"
Guest:    Warner Crocker,  Artistic Director
Info:                                        540-869-1776

Thursday,  8/25

Topic:     Northern Shenandoah Valley  Adult Education
Guest:    Sharon Hetland,  Outreach Coordinator
                800-435-5945     or    540-667-9744

Wednesday, August 24

Guest:   Sally Anderson,  Director
Topic:    "The 39 Steps" on stage at Winchester Little Theater 9/2 to 9/17
Info:           Box Office:   540-662-3331

Tuesday, August 23

Guest:   Leslie Bowery,  Winchester Parks and Recreation
Topic:   Salsa Fest 2011

Monday, August 22

Guest:  Colin Mason, filmmaker
Topic:   New serial movie entitled "Fruitcake"

Friday, August 19

Guest:  Laurie Varnau, Firefighter & EMT with Friendship Fire Company
Topic: Friendship Fire Company Golf Tournament on September 9th
info:  Jimmy Williams (540)974-7385 or email
          Kim Wallace (540)664-3234 or email

Thursday, August 18

Guest: Sally Coates, Executive Director of the Winchester-Frederick
County Convention & Visitor Bureau
Topic: The Patsy Cline Exhibit
Info:    Phone:  540-542-1326

Wednesday , August 17

Guest: Isaiah Kehle, Co-Coordinator for the MDA "Fill the Boot" Campaign
Topic: Frederick County Professional Firefihter Charity Cornhole Tournament
to benifit Muscular Dystrophy
Info:      email:

Tuesday, August 16

Guest:  Ed Mayhew,  Health and fitness educator
Topic:   How simple indoor exercises at the student's desk can improve
              cognitive skills
Info:      540-662-8324         email: 

Monday, August 15

Guest:  George Daubner,  EAA Program Manager and Pilot of the B-17
Topic:   EAA's B-17 "Flying Fortress" is coming to Leesburg's 
              Executive Airport, 8/19-8/21.
Info:      800-359-6217

Friday, August 12

Guest:   Tim Grove of the American Cancer Society
Topic:    Karts Against Cancer
Info:       540-667-2315,  or

Thursday, August 11

Guest:    Laura Rizer, Loudoun Co. Animal Shelter
 Info:       703-737-8045

Wednesday, August 10

Guest:    Will Sonak, DC of Sonak Family Chiropractic and Life Wellness
Topic:     Family Fun Fest and Food Drive to benefit the Loudoun Interfaith Relief
Info:,  and   and 703-406-0200

Tuesday, August 9

Topic:     Blue Ridge Hospice "Camp Hope" for kids
Guest:    Lynn Gray
Info at:                    540-536-5210

Monday, August 8

Topic:   United Way Day of Caring
Guest:  Darcus Breneman, Day of Caring Chairperson
Info at:

Friday, August 5

Topic:   Cal Ripken 10 Year Old Baseball World Series in Winchester
Guest:  Brad Veach,  Director of Winchester Parks and Recreation
Info at:
              540-662-4946 (ext. 1820)

Thursday, August 4

Topic:   Girls On The Run Winchester, a new after-school 12 week program
Guest:  Allison Major,  Council Director and Head Coach

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