The Clarke Weekender – 9/7/2012

It felt like the dog days of August this week, but as the weekend gets underway temperatures will begin to feel more like September. However, the front that will bring cooler temperatures may also bring some rain with it, so plan your activities accordingly.

Berryville will be transformed this weekend into a picker’s delight as the downtown yard sale sets-up Saturday morning. Tables will be scattered throughout the town offering a wide variety merchandise. The downtown event has also spawned other sales in town, so cast a wide net as you search for lost treasures. A 60% chance of strong thunderstorms is in the forecast, but hopefully they will hold off until after the sale.

Lots to see and do this weekend, so we hope you find something fun.

Friday September 7, 2012

Friday night the Clarke County Eagles return to The Felt to face the Stonewall Jackson Generals. Clarke County is coming off of a tough game on the road in Warren County, so come out and support our Eagles. Kickoff is at 7:30.

Saturday September 8, 2012

Saturday morning starts with a 5K Run/Walk to raise money for Barns of Rose Hill. The 5K course consists of an out and back loop from the Barns through town. The entry fee is $25.00 on race day. Registration is from 6:40am to 7:40am.

The Clarke County Farmers Market will be open Saturday from 8:00 AM through 12:00 noon. Stop by and find a great collection of produce and locally made products. The market is located at the corner of Crow Street and South Church Street in the municipal parking lot.

The big event for the weekend is the “Downtown Berryville Yard Sales” 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. (Rain date – Sept. 15). Peruse offerings from vendors that will be set up throughout the town. The rain date determination will be made Saturday September 8th at 6:00 AM

More yard sale action will be available in the Hermitage neighborhood. There will be a neighborhood wide garage sale in Hermitage  from 8am to 2pm.

Get some exercise and enjoy the views at the “Bicycle Tour of Blandy” 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. This leisurely 3-mile bicycle tour of the Blandy’s gravel Loop Road can be enjoyed by the whole family (but no training wheels). Bring helmet, water, snack and meet in main parking lot. FOSA members $8, nonmembers $10, families $20. To register or for more information, call 540-837-1758 extension 224.

Music in the Rose Hill Park presents The Clarke County Community Band for a special Saturday night edition. The band will perform a variety of musical selections from 6:30 till 8:00 PM. Bring a blanket and a cooler and enjoy a spirited performance from your friends and neighbors in the band.

Sunday September 9

Millwood Community Picnic Again!” The June picnic was held in spite of a thunderstorm, but organizers decided to revisit the event to allow everyone to enjoy the full magnitude of the annual Millwood event. Bring a dish to share, your own chair, and an open wallet for 50/50 $$$ tickets, cake raffles, and the live auction. Enjoy live music, free grilled dogs, burgers, fixings, and tea as well as delicious food prepared by you and your neighbors. For more information call 540-837-2252.