Local Flavor at Barns of Rose Hill

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Local Flavor

Featuring folk singer Bill Johnston

At Barns of Rose Hill

Friday September 21st at 6:30 pm

Free Admission

Join us for an evening of fine acoustic music

Author-led Book Discussion – Vonn Perry’s “Desperate Destiny”

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Join us for author-led discussion of Ms. Vonn Perry’s book “Desperate Destiny”

A gripping account of one woman’s harrowing odyssey of self-realization!

Where:  Josephine School Community Museum, 303 Josephine Street, Berryville, Virginia

“Desperate Destiny” is available at amazon.com (a few copies will be available for purchase at the Museum as well)

 

Concert – The Bitter Liberals

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There’s a new band in town. The Bitter Liberals is a brand new collaboration between four longtime local musicians, Allen Kitselman, Mike Jewell, Clark Hansbarger, and Gary McGraw featuring all original music inspired by high-end mixology.  We’re playing our first concert at the Barns of Rose Hill on Wednesday September 19, opening for Nashville artist David Olney at 7pm.  We hope you’ll come hear our 45 minute debut set.  We’re interested in finding out how you like our stuff!

WHO: The Bitter Liberals
MUSICIANS: Allen Kitselman (guitar), Mike Jewell (percussion), Clark Hansbarger (guitar), Gary McGraw (fiddle)
WHEN: Wednesday September 19, 2012, doors open at 7pm, music starts at 7:30pm.
WHERE: The Barns of Rose Hill <http://barnsofrosehill.org/>, Berryville, VA
TICKETS: www.barnsofrosehill.org<http://www.barnsofrosehill.org/>  click events, then music

The concert is open to the public.  Tickets are available in advance for $10, night of show $15.  There will be a cash bar.

We really hope to see you there.  Tell them you came to see the Bitter Liberals!  Please spread the word.

The Bitter Liberals have a long and convoluted musical history

Allen Kitselman – guitar
Singer/songwriter/guitarist ALLEN KITSELMAN was raised in Waterford, Virginia where he started playing music at the age of 9. In 1984, after graduating from Virginia Tech in Architecture, and returning home to live on an Angus farm, he was a founding member of the band, Genghis Angus. In its 15 year life span Genghis Angus created three full length recordings and one EP working with Producer, Mike Wanchic in Bloomington, Indiana. The band toured nationally for several years and performed on Mountain Stage and E-Town. The final recording, “12 Days” was featured on MTV’s The Real World- Hawaii. Kitselman writes songs from a very personal vantage point. He is a Bug Music, NYC writer. He retired from the musical performance in 1999 to concentrate on his Architecture practice and family, but continued to write music and experiment with alternative guitar tunings. In 2011 he encountered the opportunity to play with three kindred musicians and decided to return to performance. He is a practicing Architect and Town Councilman living in Berryville, Virginia with his wife, Laura and son, Dylan. He is a Bitter Liberal.

Clark Hansbarger – guitar
CLARK HANSBARGER began playing in DC bars in the early 70’s with Ambrose Rose, a patchwork jam band that fit the times.  After that, because he hated playing covers, he wrote and played originals for over a decade with the Leesburg concert rock band Hammer.  Their power chords still resonate in the walls of Buchanan Hall.  Clark still plays and records regularly with the roots band The Bastards of Twang, a roving compilation of some of northern Virginia’s wiliest musicians.  He is a Bitter Liberal.

Mike Jewell – percussion
MIKE JEWELL has been playing music since he was little.  The beginning was church choir because Mom said so. Nova the band from 1972-1981. The James Boys 1978-1982. Genghis Angus 1982-1995. Less Travelled 1994-1999. Reverend Hookems 2000-2007. Bryan Fox and Gary Smallwood Band 2006-2010. The Greenbeets 2010-to now. Add in many thrown together gigs with PRS stunt guitarist Mike Ault. And just to name a few other fine musicians, Mike has played with: Leonard Stevens, Craig Gaskins, Benji Porecki, Gary Grainger and so on, forever.  He is a Bitter Liberal.

Gary McGraw – fiddle
GARY MCGRAW has played the violin since he was 3 years old (over 43 years for those of you counting). He started learning by ear using the Suzuki
method in Tennessee, touring in 1976 with Shinichi Suzuki himself and playing in Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Omni, and Disney World. During high school in Texas and Tennessee, Gary played in all state orchestras all four years. He also toured Europe with a youth orchestra playing in Carnegie Hall a second time, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Royal Albert Hall (among other venues). Gary learned to improvise in college at the University of Virginia where he played for the first time with Rhine Singleton in 1985. He played with the Charlottesville Symphony for four years during college as well as playing out in
Charlottesville with Grassroots. During grad school and after, Gary picked up the mandolin and worked hard on improvisational style. He played with Gricklegrass for a couple of years in all the bars in Winchester, Va.  His band Where’s Aubrey gradually coalesced into existence in the mid-90s and began recording all original music in 2001.  Where’s Aubrey has recorded 6 CDs.  Since 2006, Gary has attempted to channel Stephane Grappelli with Hot Club Millwood.  He also plays fiddle with Rogues Gallery.  Gary plays a violin made in Paris between 1750 and 1800—a Gagliano clone. His mandolin is a Flatiron. While not playing music, Dr. McGraw raises two boys with his wife Amy Barley, writes books about software security, and helps run Cigital.  He is a Bitter Liberal.  http://www.cigital.com/~gem

Clarke County Equine Association Annual Meeting and Round Table

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What:           CCEA Annual Meeting and Round Table

Where:         Camino Real Restaurant – Upstairs

When:          THURSDAY, October 11th, 2012

Time:            6:30 PM Networking/ 7 PM meeting

 

Arts in the Village Gallery – Grand Opening

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Craft Fair & Family EXPO

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FREE Craft Fair & Family EXPO

Where:  Quality Hotel in Harper’s Ferry (4328 William L. Wilson FWY- Rt.340)

This great event offers- Many fabulous gifts for the holidays, No admission fee, Attractions may include: FREE Pony Rides & Face Painting,  Mascots,  Crafts for kids (including sand bottles), Kids Shopping table (have them bring their piggy bank change), Fire Engine, Food, Crabs, Ice Cream, Deserts, Demonstrations, Massage, Balloons, Over 30 prizes to win, Freebees, Samples, Shopping and fun for all ages. If that wasn’t enough the first 100 families will receive a bag full of freebees (including free meals and discounts for several local restaurants, coupons, pens and more)

There are over 50 unique exhibitors! Start early, Get something for everyone on your holiday shopping list while supporting local families. You can bring the kids let them pick a few family gifts & they will have a great time with all the activities this fun event offers!

Adult Care Center Open House

The Adult Care Center will be hosting an open house at its new location at 411 North Cameron Street, Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 from 2:00-4:00 pm. Retired United Methodist Bishop Ray Chamberlain will be offering a prayer of dedication. Adult Care Center participant artwork will be on display and a music therapy demonstration will be conducted.

Light refreshments will be served.

The public is welcome to attend. For more information, please call 540-722-2273.

Northern Shenandoah Valley Audubon Society Presents: The Forests of Frederick County

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The Northern Shenandoah Valley Audubon Society presents: The Forests of Frederick County – the First 16,000 years” by Gerald R. Crowell, Forester. This program will be held on Monday, September 10, 2012.

Gerald graduated with a BS degree in Forest Management from VA Tech in 1974.  He started that same year with the Virginia Department of Forestry He covers Frederick and Clarke Counties as an Area Forester.  His duties include providing forest management plans, management practices for private landowners, forest fire suppression, law enforcement, education and insect and disease diagnosis for both forest and landscape trees.
This program is free and open to the public. The lecture will be held at 7 pm in Room 102 of Shenandoah University’s Bowman Building at 20 S. Cameron Street, between Cork and Boscawen. There is ample free parking in the lot behind the building which is accessible from either Cameron or Kent Streets.
For more information contact Rosemary Rogers at 540-323-7627 or http://www.audubon-nsvas.org/

Daily Pain Support Group Meeting

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This group provides help to those with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Gulf War Syndrome.

Where:  Valley Health Wellness and Fitness Center on Campus Blvd, in Winchester, VA.

For more information about the group, contact Teresa at 540-247-9535, or visit our website at http://dailypain.webs.com/ .

15th Annual Conference on the Art of Command in the Civil War

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The Mosby Heritage Area Association will host its 15th Annual Conference on the Art of Command in the Civil War October 5-7, 2012 at the Middleburg Community Center.

The theme of the upcoming conference is “The Chancellorsville Campaign,” which ran from April 30- May 6, 1863. The Battle of Chancellorsville is best noted for Stonewall Jackson’s fatal wound and for arguably the greatest victory for General Robert E. Lee. The Battle of Chancellorsville has been called “Lee’s perfect battle.”

The conference will include a bus tour of Chancellorsville Battlefield on Sunday, October 7.

We are pleased to announce that this year’s speakers include noted authors and historians, including Gary Ecelbarger, Kim Holien, Robert E. L. Krick, Robert K. Krick, Frank O’Reilly, Scott Patchan, Jeffry D. Wert, and Eric J. Wittenberg. Topics will include “Lee and Jackson at Chancellorsville,” “Stonewall Jackson’s Flank Attack,” and “Old Joe Hooker Comes Out of the Wilderness.”

This annual conference was named by Visit Loudoun as the 2010 Event of the Year (for 3,000 and under participants). It has attracted participants from 15 different states, including California and Oregon and has had an enormous economic impact in the local community from overnight accommodations to shopping and dining