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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!

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Lawrence Gallery Exhibit

Friday, January 10 – March 6, 2020 – Open to the public/FREE
Lawrence Gallery
“Curious Quirks in Everyday Illusions”
This show introduces two artists – Danny Mulvena is a self-taught water-colorist, and Scott Saylor is a photographer. They both prefer more rustic scenes, and their mediums blend perfectly for a fascinating display.


Thursday Night Resident Program

Thursday, February 13, 2020 – 7:30 p.m. – Open to residents and future residents/FREE
The Abbey
Maderia, Garden Isle of Portugal; Presented by Karen Leeds. What makes this island unique and special is explained. A photo journey of Maderia, Portugal as they experienced it during their April 2019 stay there.


Lunch & Learn Event

Tuesday, February 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


Thursday Night Resident Program

Thursday, February 20, 2020 – 7:30 p.m. – Open to residents and future residents/FREE
The Abbey
“The Blandys of Maderia and Clarke County” – How a wine producing family in Maderia, Portugal and the benefactor of the Virginia State Arboretum in Clarke County are related is explored by Karen Leeds. What makes this family so interesting?


Bistro Concert Series

Friday, February 21, 2020, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$10
The Bistro
The Boston Trio is a nationally acclaimed ensemble of violin, cello and piano.  They perform often in elegant intimate venues such as the Gardner Museum in Boston and Weill Recital Hall of New York’s Carnegie Hall.  Their performance will feature the famous “Archduke” Trio by Beethoven.

The Trio is led by violinist Irina Muresanu.  In 2018, in her first Bistro appearance, she premiered her exciting album “Four Strings Around the World.”   Last year, accompanied by piano, she did Concerti by Tchaikovsky and Kurt Weill.

Cellist Jonah Ellsworth has been called one of the most promising cellists of his generation.  Solo performances with the Boston Symphony and other leading orchestras signal his ability.

The Trio’s pianist Heng-jin Park is a pedagogue, chamber musician, music director, and soloist.  Her career includes Artist-in-Residence at Harvard, soloist with the Boston Pops at age 15, and concert appearances with many notable chamber orchestras.

The archduke in question was Archduke Rudolf of Austria, Beethoven’s friend, student, and major benefactor, to whom the piece was dedicated.  Its four movements were innovative at that time (1811).  It is one of Beethoven’s best-known chamber works.

The group will also perform Robert Schumann’s Trio No. 1 in D-minor, Op. 63.  Schumann, one of the great romantic era composers, wrote it in 1847.  This intensely romantic piece in four movements is a showcase of Schumann’s musical genius.


Thursday Night Resident Program

Thursday, February 27, 2020 – 7:30 p.m. – Open to residents and future residents/FREE
The Abbey
“A Masterpiece of Symphonic Romanticism: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4″ Prior to the showing of a video of a performance of the symphony conducted by Leonard Bernstein, there will be a brief discussion of the work and the performance. Presented by Stephen Johnston.


Fireside Recital

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


Lunch & Learn Event

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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