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!

If you don’t see the event you’re searching for, click on the link to our monthly calendar, which includes even more activities.


Triumph From the Turret

November 8 – January 5, 2020 – Open to the public/FREE
Lawrence Gallery and Wappacomo Gallery
This exhibit will feature artwork from our studio arts program led by Art Expert, Gale Bowman-Harlow. The name of the exhibit comes from the turret in our Art Studio, which is adorned with stained glass by resident, Wil Pieper. Gale works with residents in all levels of care, and the results are inspiring. Approximately 60 individuals with varying skills are thrilled to showcase their creativity. Many pieces will be available for purchase.


January Series

January 8 – 28, 2020, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Open to the public/FREE
The Abbey
The award-winning January Series of Calvin University is one of the leading lecture and cultural arts series in the country. As they celebrate their 33rd year, we celebrate our third year as one of 60 remote sites in the country. We are so fortunate to be able to share a free liberal arts education to all for 15 weekdays in January.  SVWC is the only site in Virginia, so bring your lunch and join us for an informative, inspiring lecture. Click this link to view the speakers for 2020.
https://calvin.edu/january-series/2020-speakers/


Thursday Night Resident Program

Thursday, January 9, 2020 – 7:30 p.m. – Open to residents and future residents/FREE
The Abbey
“Early Winchester History”
Part I—1700’s. Presented by Becky Ebert and Tom McCubbin of the Handley Library.


Lawrence Gallery Exhibit Opening

Friday, January 10, 2020 – 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Open to the public/FREE
Lawrence Gallery
“Curious Quirks in Everyday Illusions”
This show introduces two artists – Danny Mulvena is a self-taught watercolorist, and Scott Saylor is a photographer. They both prefer more rustic scenes, and their mediums blend perfectly for a fascinating display that will be available for viewing through March 6.


Thursday Night Resident Program

Thursday, January 16, 2020 – 7:30 p.m. – Open to residents and future residents/FREE
The Abbey
“Early Winchester History” Part 2—1800’s and Civil War.  Presented by Becky Ebert and Tom McCubbin of the Handley Library.


Bistro Concert Series

Friday, January 17, 2020, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$10
The Bistro
The clarinet, voice, and piano expertise of Garrick and Mariana Zoeter, and Sue Boyd, are guaranteed to wow the audience with their classical music program.


Thursday Night Resident Program

Thursday, January 23, 2020 – 7:30 p.m. – Open to residents and future residents/FREE
The Abbey
Poland, the Rhine, and Ultimate Frisbee U-24 World Championship presented by Dr. George White.


Thursday Night Resident Program

Thursday, January 30, 2020 – 7:30 p.m. – Open to residents and future residents/FREE
The Abbey
“Skating with the Ice Capades” – Resident Pauline Archambault will tell us about her time as a skater with the Ice Capades, the famous traveling show of ice skating performances, recounting her experiences in leaving Canada to join the show, her roles on the ice and the preparation and costumes for them, travels with the show, and much more. Come and learn about a unique and historic side of the world of show business.


Fireside Recital

Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/FREE
The Bistro
Noah Hardaway/pianist and advanced student of John O’Conor, will perform.


Thursday Night Program

Thursday, February 6, 2020 – 7:30 p.m. – Open to residents and future residents/FREE
The Abbey
John Wesley Powell’s Expedition. . .Our Expedition 150 years later. Come along as Tim and Karen Adams raft the Green and Colorado Rivers in Utah and Arizona.


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 – Irina Muresanu on violin, returns with Jonah Ellsworth on cello and Heng-Jin Park playing piano.


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!


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 performs new and classical works, on flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon.


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