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!


Art Classes with Gale Bowman-Harlow

 Oct. – Dec., 2019 – Open to the public/Fee $$
Vitality Center Art Studio
Take an art class with SVWC’s own artist/instructor, Gale Bowman-Harlow. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned artist, Gale is an excellent teacher in a multitude of mediums. 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.  Current Art-Class Schedule


InSight X 3 Photography Exhibit

Friday, Sept. 13 – November 3, 2019 – Open to the public/FREE
Lawrence Gallery
Three seasoned, area photographers, Larry Fickau, and John and Kristin Zimet, create unexpected images. Whether realistic or radically transformed, their art encourages or provokes a deeper seeing. An Artist’s Reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 13 from 5:30 – 7pm. All are welcome to view the exhibit any day between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. NOTE: Photographs are for sale. We can ONLY accept checks, made out to the individual artist.


Understanding The Middle East

Oct. 7 – Nov. 4 (Consecutive Mondays) 6:30 – 8 p.m. – Open to the public/$50 series fee
The Abbey
Calvin H. Allen, Jr., PhD will lead this series of lectures on the Middle East. Allen received his PhD in History from the University of Washington. He is Dean Emeritus of the College of Arts and Sciences at Shenandoah University, where he was also a professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic history. He previously taught Middle Eastern history at the University of Memphis and the College of the Ozarks. He is the author of three books on Oman and more than 50 articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries on Oman and the Arabian Peninsula.
Oct. 7 – What is the Middle East and why is it the way it is?
Oct. 14 – Understanding Religion in the Middle East.
Oct. 21 – Open discussion about Syria.
Oct. 28 – Open discussion about Yemen.
Nov. 4 – Open discussion about Iran.
RSVP by Oct. 2 to Teresa Barton at 540-723-8623 or tbarton@svwc.org


Bistro Concert

Friday, October 18, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$10
The Bistro
Robbie Limon is back with his great voice and glittering guitar. He sings top 60’s and 70’s hits and the audience loves to sing along! See details on the Bistro Concert page.  https://www.svwc.org/bistroconcerts/


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


Fireside Recital

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/FREE
The Bistro
Performing will be Trios and Quartets by Chamber Music students of Doris Lederer from Shenandoah University.


Bistro Concert

Friday, November 15, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$10
The Bistro
Caleb Nei returns with great jazz standards. His quartet will wow us again with old favorites. See details on the Bistro Concert page.  https://www.svwc.org/bistroconcerts/


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


Bistro Concert

Friday, December 13, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$10
The Bistro
Thomas Pandolfi, acclaimed pianist, returns once again. His technique is amazing to witness as he makes it look so effortless. See details on the Bistro Concert page.  https://www.svwc.org/bistroconcerts/

See the schedule of Fireside Recitals for 2020 at the bottom of the Bistro Concert page.
https://www.svwc.org/bistroconcerts/