Events

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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!


Thursday Night Lecture Series – Six Programs

Thursday, November 1, 7:30 pm – Open to the public/Free
The Abbey
“A Journey to Resident-Directed Culture: Exploring One Community’s Thought Process,”
Program 6 – “Advancing to Resident-directed Culture”
A Panel of Residents, Trustees, and Employees


Fireside Recital

Wednesday, November 7, 7:30 pm – Open to the public/Free
The Bistro
The Flute Ensemble of Jonathan Snowden
will present a program demonstrating all the instruments of the regular flute family, including piccolo, C flute, alto and bass flutes. Featuring his Shenandoah Conservatory students: Maura Campbell, Rosalee Discenza, Khepesh Imhotep,Katelyn Kaiser, Katrina King Nicholson (TA), Christina Racksa, Sarah Saul, Matthew Stalzer, Jun Wang, Laura Watson and Catherine Whitaker.


 Moment by Moment – The Art of Kathy Chumley

November 9, 2018 – January 4, 2019 – Open to the public/Free
Lawrence Gallery
Chumley is quite a familiar name in the Shenandoah Valley. John Chumley was Kathy’s father, and she grew up peeking over his shoulder at works in progress. Learning much from this exposure, it seemed natural to join the “family business” and became an artist herself. Lessons at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA, and instruction from sister Bonnie Chumley helped Kathy develop her talents, while inspiration and encouragement from the rest of the family helped keep her on track. We’re thrilled to showcase her works in our Lawrence Gallery and they will all be for sale. We invite the public to view the exhibit any day between 9 am and 7 pm.


Lunch & Learn Event

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 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


The Power of Creative Arts Seminar

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. – Open to the public/Free/By reservation
The Abbey
The SVWC Interdisciplinary Dementia Inclusive Committee and the Westminster-Canterbury Foundation present “The Strength of Individualism and Power of Creative Arts Seminar.” This program includes the screening of “I Remember Better When I paint” and a hands-on creative art project. RSVP On-line


Bistro Concert

Friday, November 16, 2018, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$10 Admission
The Bistro
Caleb Nei returns with great jazz standards AND FUN. His quartet will wow us again with old favorites. They’ve emerged as an outstanding jazz group.


Lunch & Learn Event

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 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

Friday, December 14, 2018, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$10 at the door
The Bistro
Thomas Pandolfi, acclaimed pianist, returns. His career has circled the world. He will feature great Polish and other composers.