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NOTE:

The team at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact on our community.  Our first priority is the health and safety of our residents and team members. Therefore, we are canceling events that bring outside visitors to our campus. We will continue to monitor the outbreak and provide updates.

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!

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Lawrence Gallery Exhibit – CLOSED TO PUBLIC

Friday, March 13 – May 11, 2020
Lawrence Gallery
“One inch beyond REALITY”
SVWC Resident, Charlie Thorne has been drawing on windows, walls, floors, and sometimes paper, since he could pick up a crayon. After art school, and an army tour, Charlie opened an illustration and advertising studio in Winchester, specializing in industrial clientele. Along the way, he developed an interest in regional history. Charlie has written and illustrated many publications sold in museums and tourist orientated shops in the region. This show presents a mix of photography and digital art on canvas that attempts to capture the ethereal beauty of the Shenandoah Valley, “one inch beyond reality.”


Fireside Recital – CANCELED

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/FREE
The Bistro
The Heimat String Quartet returns, featuring an evening of Mozart and Mendelssohn by Shenandoah Conservatory Students, Aubrey Holmes/Violin, Patrick Shaughnessy/Violin, Ivan Mendoza/Viola, and Brandon Phelps on Cello.

The foursome founded the quartet in Boston in 2014.  They took the name “Heimat” from a German word meaning homeland. German philosopher Johann Gottfried Herder who was associated with the Enlightenment is credited with saying, Heimat is where you don’t need to explain yourself”.

THE STRAD, a UK-based monthly classical music magazine about string instruments reviewed the Heimat Quartet as “performing with a warm sound and much joy…. a quartet that both takes music seriously and enjoys it….sincere….vivacious.”

Quartet members live in Winchester, VA, and are currently affiliated with Shenandoah Conservatory.  The quartet’s primary mentors have included members of the Audubon Quartet, the Shanghai Quartet, and the Miami String Quartet.

Highlights from this past season (2018-2019) included the quartet’s Carnegie Hall debut, performances of the Mendelssohn Octet with the Shanghai Quartet, and the inaugural season of The Heimat Chamber Series.  In 2017, the quartet made their European debut in Hamburg, Germany at the International Mendelssohn Festival followed by participation at Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance (LAMP) in Nova Scotia.


Lunch & Learn Event – CANCELED

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 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


Bistro Concert Series – CANCELED

Friday, March 20, 2020, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$10
The Bistro
John Kirby Tribute Concert – “classical jazz,” the music of Winchester-born John Kirby from the 1930’s & 40’s. This is the second year for this fantastic offering, as it was so very well received! We are celebrating this Winchester-born jazz man’s significant role in developing American jazz, featuring a jazz sextet modeling John Kirby’s famous “Onyx Club Band” led by Bob Larson, Shenandoah University Chair of Jazz Studies.


Fireside Recital – CANCELED

Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/FREE
The Bistro
We will hear the angelic voices of Byron Jone’s students.


Bistro Concert Series – CANCELED

Friday, April 17, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$10
The Bistro
Bridging the Gap –  Returns with Marine Corp Band soloists, Peter Wilson on violin, and Aaron Clay on double bass.


Lunch & Learn Event – TBA

Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 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 – TBA

Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 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 – TBA

Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 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


Bistro Concert Series – CANCELED

Friday, May 29, 2020, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$10
The Bistro
The Georgetown Quintet dares to go where other quintets never go. This group commissions new works and plays them alongside classic works before varied audiences – including some that have never experienced live chamber music. Nominated for a Washington Area Music Award as Best Chamber Ensemble of 2009, TGQ has entertained audiences at Strathmore Mansion, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts, the Benning Neighborhood Library in Washington, DC and Black Rock Center in Germantown, MD. Individual artists of The Georgetown Quintet have performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, the Delaware Symphony, the National Philharmonic Orchestra, and Ray Charles.
http://www.georgetownquintet.com/


Lunch & Learn Event

Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 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


Bistro Concert Series

Friday, June 19, 2020, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$10
The Bistro
Supper Club Serenade –  Fred Williams returns on piano, with John Kocur, on sax and flute, performing well-known oldies.


Lunch & Learn Event

Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 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 18, 2020, 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 15, 2020, 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 6, 2020, 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 20, 2020, 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 17, 2020, 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 08, 2020, 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