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

January/February, 2019 – Open to the public/Fee $$
Vitality Center Art Studio
Take an art class with SVWC’s own artist/teacher, Gale Bowman-Harlow. Gale is an excellent teacher in a multitude of mediums, whether you’re a novice or a seasoned artist. Meet new people and let those creative juices flow! For more information or to sign up, please call Laura Hager at 535-1531 or Ext. #531 or lhager@svwc.org Check out the schedule here. Jan. and Feb. 2019 Art-Class Schedule


The January Series

Thurs., January 3 – Wed., January 23, 2019, 12:30-1:30 p.m. – Open to the public/FREE
The Abbey
The award-winning January Series of Calvin College returns to SVWC for the 2nd year. The series is one of the leading lecture and cultural arts series in the country. Thousands will join us for the daily noontime lectures that will discuss a wide variety of topics presented by top experts in their fields. We are thrilled to have been chosen as one of more than 50 remote sites across the continent and beyond. To see the list of speakers, go to: The January Series Speakers


METAMORPHOSIS:From Ash to Color, the Art of Josie Tilton

January 11 – March 11, 2019
Lawrence Gallery
Josie Tilton, an award winning, self-taught artist, is a German-born immigrant who escaped the clutches of Soviet-led East Germany at the age of eleven. Josie began painting in 1978 and has been fine-tuning her artistic talents for more than 30 years. Now retired, she actively pursues her lifelong artistic passion and continuously expands her vision as an artist in various media and genres. An opening reception will take place on Friday Jan. 11 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the reception to meet Josie, or to view the paintings any day between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Most pieces will be for sale.


Bistro Concert

Friday, January 18, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$10 at the door
The Bistro
“Two Bass Hit” featuring Donovan Stokes and Kevin Johnson, a double bass duo. Their performances are slightly off the wall, and lots of fun!


Fireside Recital

February 6, 7:30 pm – Open to the public/FREE
The Bistro
Aaron Chow,
Pianist, Doctoral student of John O’Connor, will perform for us.


Lunch & Learn Event

Tuesday, February 12, 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, February 15, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$10 at the door
The Bistro
Irina Muresanu, solo violin virtuoso, who thrilled us last April with her Four Strings Around the World debut, returns to the Bistro.


Lunch & Learn Event

Tuesday, March 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, April 9, 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, May 21, 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, June 11, 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, 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


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


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


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


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