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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!


METAMORPHOSIS:From Ash to Color, the Art of Josie Tilton

January 11 – March 11, 2019
Lawrence Gallery
Josie Tilton, an award winning, self-taught artist, is a German-born immigrant who escaped the clutches of Soviet-led East Germany at the age of eleven. Josie began painting in 1978 and has been fine-tuning her artistic talents for more than 30 years. Now retired, she actively pursues her lifelong artistic passion and continuously expands her vision as an artist in various media and genres. The public is welcome to view the paintings any day between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Most pieces will be for sale.


Art Classes with Gale Bowman-Harlow

 February – April, 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.  Feb. – April, 2019 Art-Class Schedule


Great Decisions 2019 Program

Tuesday, March 12 – April 23, 2019, 6:30 – 8 p.m. – Open to the public/$75 FEE/By reservation
The Abbey
SVWC will host the Great Decisions 2019 program. If you are not familiar with Great Decisions, according to the Foreign Policy Association’s (FPA) website, it is America’s most extensive discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions briefing book, watching a half-hour DVD, and meeting in a discussion group for approximately an hour to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today.
The following topics will be covered from 6:30 – 8p.m. in the Abbey, on seven consecutive Tuesdays, with these excellent facilitators.
March 12 – State of the State Department and Diplomacy—Mark Lore
March 19 – The Rise of Populism in Europe—Jaime de Ojeda
March 26 – The U.S. and Mexico: Partnership Tested—Charles Lickson
April 2 – The Middle East: Regional Disorder—Cal Allen
April 9 – Refugees and Global Migration—Charles Uphaus                                                        
April 16 – Decoding U.S./China Trade—Mark Lore
April 23 – Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?—Jaime de Ojeda

For more information on Great Decisions, access their website at: www.fpa.org/great_decisions/
The fee to register is $75 for all seven weeks. If you have questions, or are interested in registering, contact Teresa Barton/Wellness Manager at 540-723-8623 or via e-mail at tbarton@svwc.org OR download the registration form here.  https://www.svwc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Great-Decisions-Registration-Form.pdf                                           Please register by March 1, 2019.


Bistro Concert

Friday, March 15, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$10
Bistro
John Kirby Tribute Concert will celebrate this Winchester-born jazzman who played a significant role developing the genre, particularly “classical jazz” in the 1930’s and 40’s. Featuring a jazz sextet recreating John Kirby’s “Onyx Club Band” led by Bob Larson, Chair of Jazz Studies at Shenandoah University’s Conservatory, with an appreciation by Alan Williams, grandson of John Kirby. A portion of the proceeds goes to the SVWC Fellowship Fund. Concerts are sponsored by Union Bank & Trust.


Light and Shadow Exhibit

Friday, March 15 – May 3, 2019
Lawrence Gallery
This collection of works by artist, William (Bill) Whiting (1950-2009), is aptly named. His use of highlights and contrast is magical. Join us as we honor his mastery of paintbrush and palette. Bill started his career painting and wallpapering houses. It was a project in Winchester where he painted murals on walls and ceilings, that led to his love of painting pictures in oil. Judy Whiting estimates that he painted a 1000+ paintings, and articles in regional newspapers cite Bill as saying he took pictures of the countryside in the early and later day light. He would add a cow or other objects into the painting for balanced visual content, and often worked on ten or more paintings at a time adding a feature to the scene while working into the night and on into the early morning hours in his home studio. All are welcome to view the exhibit any time between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. An opening reception will take place on Friday, March 15 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. and the public is welcome.


Lunch & Learn Event

Tuesday, March 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


Ides of March De’ja’Vu Wine Tasting

Tuesday, March 22, 2019, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. – By Invite Only/$25
The Abbey & Commons
The SVWC Foundation is hosting this unique event to benefit the Fellowship Fund. The $25 fee includes one glass of wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and up to 12 wine tastings. (Reduced cost of $10 for abstaining guests.) Festivities will also include a Silent Auction with fabulous items, a Cork Guess and a Wine Pull. Mark your calendars now, you won’t want to miss it! RSVP to Ann Turner at 540-542-0657 or via e-mail at ATurner@svwc.org


Lunch & Learn Event

Tuesday, April 9, 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, 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