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

May – July, 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


Moments & Spiritual Spaces

Friday, May 10 – July 6, 2019
Lawrence Gallery
Katherine Rodgers is a Northern Virginia-based painter and art instructor, working and teaching in watercolors, primarily. She often works with a bold palette, painting still life in a surreal or realistic presentation. She also works in alcohol inks in small and large format with abstract presentation.  All are welcome to view the exhibit any day between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.  Click here to go to her website. https://www.katherinerodgersfineart.com/


Fireside Recital

Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/FREE
The Bistro
Jun Wang and Yi Ding, will play flute and piano in a program of both classical Chinese and Western music. See details on the Bistro Concert page.  https://www.svwc.org/bistroconcerts/


FULL CIRCLE – The Art of Michele Melina

Friday, July 12 – Sept. 8, 2019 – Open to the public/FREE
Lawrence Gallery
Michele Pope graduated from James Wood High School in Winchester, married, and traveled observing the beauty across the country. A self-taught artist, her transitions were a way to growth and curiosity of styles and techniques. She also learned a great deal from the challenges of participating in national competitions…always striving for betterment. Now Michele is back in her home town…living life full circle! An opening reception will be held on Friday, July 12 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. All are welcome to view the exhibit any day between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.


Bistro Concert

Friday, July 19, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$10
The Bistro
Justin Lees Trio returns with the sophisticated sounds of Greenwich Village Jazz played on guitar, bass, and percussion. See details on the Bistro Concert page.  https://www.svwc.org/bistroconcerts/


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


Bistro Concert

Friday, August 16, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$10
The Bistro
Westminster’s Got Talent is one of the most popular concerts of the year, featuring our multi-talented staff, singing, playing piano, telling jokes, etc. See details on the Bistro Concert page.  https://www.svwc.org/bistroconcerts/


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


Fireside Recital

Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/FREE
Our performer will be Shenandoah University pianist, Hidemi Minagawa, Advanced student of John O’Conor.


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


Bistro Concert

Friday, September 20, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$10
The Bistro
Georgetown Quintet returns exploring newer music performed on the flute, oboe, bassoon, horn and clarinet. See details on the Bistro Concert page.  https://www.svwc.org/bistroconcerts/


Fireside Recital

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/FREE
Our performer will be Emily Konkle/Violinist, advanced student of Akemi Takayama from Shenandoah University.


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
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/