The Clarke Weekender August 24, 2012 – Sports, Jazz, and Politics

The school year has started in Clarke County which means much of the county is ready for the welcome relief of the weekend.

Weather forecasters are calling for a chance of showers throughout the weekend, so keep those umbrellas handy. Fortunately, it looks like we are in good shape this evening for the season opener and first home game for the Clarke County High School varsity football.

Relax and leave the week’s worries behind for a couple of days and get out with neighbors and friends and enjoy some of the fun activities Clarke County has to offer.


Friday August 24

“Music in the Rose Hill Park presents Dixie Rhythms – Dixieland Jazz” Music starts at 6:30 and runs through 8:00 PM.

Clarke County Varsity Football opens up the season against Berkeley Springs at Wilbur Feltner Field. Kickoff at 7:30pm. Come out and support the Clarke County Eagles and don’t miss the Screaming Eagles Marching Band’s new half time show.

Saturday August 25 

Start your Saturday at the Clarke County Farmers Market. Find fresh produce and great locally made products while you catch up with friends. Located in the municipal parking lot on South Church Street in downtown Berryville. Open 8:00 AM through 12 noon.

Later in the morning swing by the Fire House Gallery at 23 East Main, Berryville for the “Art of Making Art — Acrylic Painting Demonstration with Josie Tilton”  The event runs from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more information call 540-955-4001.

Join the Clarke County Republican Committee for their 2012 Campaign Season Kick-Off at Veramar Vineyards in Clarke County as they welcome George Allen and Mark Obenshain. Governor Allen will talk about his 2012 campaign and Senator Obenshain will talk about the Property Rights Amendment referendum on the ballot. There will also be a number of other Republican politicians attending. Events begins at 6:00 PM and runs through 9:00 PM at Veramar Vineyards, 905 Quarry Road, Berryville, VA 22611. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Click here to register online.

Also Saturday evening, “COOL JAZZ FOR A HOT NIGHT” at 7:00 – 10:00 PM at the Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, featuring the Greg Lamont Jazz Trio from Washington, DC. Heavy appetizers, a complimentary “jazzy drink”, cash bar, dancing and a live auction. Admission is $75. All proceeds benefit the Josephine School Community Museum/ African – American Cultural Center. Call Barns of Rose Hill at 540-955-2004 for more information.