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From our Bistro Concert series to guest lecturers from the region’s top colleges, you’ll find engaging events and activities happening all the time at one of the top retirement communities in Virginia. Sample the region’s art and culture, showcased at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Join our residents for lifelong learning and thrilling performances at Shenandoah University. From First Night Fun on New Year’s Eve to the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, Winchester always has exciting things to see and do!


Art Classes with Gale Bowman-Harlow

April/May, 2019 – Open to the public/Fee $$
Vitality Center Art Studio
Take an art class with SVWC’s own artist/instructor, Gale Bowman-Harlow. Gale is an excellent teacher in a multitude of mediums, whether you’re a novice or a seasoned artist. Meet new people and let those creative juices flow! For more information or to sign up, please call Laura Hager at 540-535-1531 or Ext. #531 or via e-mail at lhager@svwc.org Check out the schedule here.  April – May, 2019 Art-Class Schedule


Moments & Spiritual Spaces

Friday, May 10 – July 6, 2019
Lawrence Gallery
Katherine Rodgers is a Northern Virginia-based painter and art instructor, working and teaching in watercolors, primarily. She often works with a bold palette, painting still life in a surreal or realistic presentation. She also works in alcohol inks in small and large format with abstract presentation.  All are welcome to view the exhibit any day between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.


Presidential Scandals Lecture Series

Tuesdays, April 30 – May 28, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Open to the public/By Reservation/$50 for the series
The Activities Room
THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENCY – Much has been written about U.S. Presidents. With all that is generally known about the history of the office – and the individual Presidents and First Ladies, there is still a great deal to learn. This series of Five (5) Sessions led by instructor Charles Lickson, JD, Ph.D., offers insight into Presidential morality, ethics, standards of behavior, and requirements of law vis-à-vis the President.
PRESIDENTIAL SCANDALS: Capitol Scandal, White House Follies, Fun and Games at the White House and Elsewhere.
Session 1:
Early Presidential Scandals
Session 2:
The Golden Age of Presidential Scandals
Session 3:
The Scandal period from World War I through World War II
Session 4:
Post World War II – Presidential Scandals
Session 5:
Scandals of the Modern Era
Instructor, Charles Lickson, JD, Ph.D. is a former practicing attorney, mediator, author, teacher, businessman, and former Adjunct Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at Shenandoah University. He has authored seven books and presented throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Africa.
The cost for the Five Sessions is $50. To register, contact Teresa Barton at 540-723-8623 or TBarton@svwc.org by 4/19.


Lunch & Learn Event

Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 10:30 a.m. – Open to the public/FREE/By reservation
The Abbey
Join us for an in-depth overview about the benefits of choosing a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), and learn why Lifecare gives the ultimate peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Hear firsthand from residents, over lunch, about how they made their decision. Stay after to enjoy a tour of the campus, including a sampling of accommodations. NOTE: Kindly alert us in advance, of any dietary restrictions you might have. RSVP On-line


Lunch & Learn Event

Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 10:30 a.m. – Open to the public/FREE/By reservation
The Abbey
Join us for an in-depth overview about the benefits of choosing a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), and learn why Lifecare gives the ultimate peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Hear firsthand from residents, over lunch, about how they made their decision. Stay after to enjoy a tour of the campus, including a sampling of accommodations. NOTE: Kindly alert us in advance, of any dietary restrictions you might have. RSVP On-line


Lunch & Learn Event

Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:30 a.m. – Open to the public/FREE/By reservation
The Abbey
Join us for an in-depth overview about the benefits of choosing a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), and learn why Lifecare gives the ultimate peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Hear firsthand from residents, over lunch, about how they made their decision. Stay after to enjoy a tour of the campus, including a sampling of accommodations. NOTE: Kindly alert us in advance, of any dietary restrictions you might have. RSVP On-line


Lunch & Learn Event

Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 10:30 a.m. – Open to the public/FREE/By reservation
The Abbey
Join us for an in-depth overview about the benefits of choosing a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), and learn why Lifecare gives the ultimate peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Hear firsthand from residents, over lunch, about how they made their decision. Stay after to enjoy a tour of the campus, including a sampling of accommodations. NOTE: Kindly alert us in advance, of any dietary restrictions you might have. RSVP On-line


Lunch & Learn Event

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 10:30 a.m. – Open to the public/FREE/By reservation
The Abbey
Join us for an in-depth overview about the benefits of choosing a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), and learn why Lifecare gives the ultimate peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Hear firsthand from residents, over lunch, about how they made their decision. Stay after to enjoy a tour of the campus, including a sampling of accommodations. NOTE: Kindly alert us in advance, of any dietary restrictions you might have. RSVP On-line


Lunch & Learn Event

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 10:30 a.m. – Open to the public/FREE/By reservation
The Abbey
Join us for an in-depth overview about the benefits of choosing a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), and learn why Lifecare gives the ultimate peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Hear firsthand from residents, over lunch, about how they made their decision. Stay after to enjoy a tour of the campus, including a sampling of accommodations. NOTE: Kindly alert us in advance, of any dietary restrictions you might have. RSVP On-line


Lunch & Learn Event

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 10:30 a.m. – Open to the public/FREE/By reservation
The Abbey
Join us for an in-depth overview about the benefits of choosing a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), and learn why Lifecare gives the ultimate peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Hear firsthand from residents, over lunch, about how they made their decision. Stay after to enjoy a tour of the campus, including a sampling of accommodations. NOTE: Kindly alert us in advance, of any dietary restrictions you might have. RSVP On-line


Lunch & Learn Event

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 10:30 a.m. – Open to the public/FREE/By reservation
The Abbey
Join us for an in-depth overview about the benefits of choosing a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), and learn why Lifecare gives the ultimate peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Hear firsthand from residents, over lunch, about how they made their decision. Stay after to enjoy a tour of the campus, including a sampling of accommodations. NOTE: Kindly alert us in advance, of any dietary restrictions you might have. RSVP On-line