The Clarke Weekender – July 6, 2012

The good news is the heat wave is going to break, the bad news is, not until after the weekend.

Sauna like conditions will continue with high temperatures for Saturday forecast to be 102° with a heat index of 110°. Yikes! Sunday offers a slight improvement as temps will only be in the mid 90’s. Relief is on the way for Monday so look out for the possibility of thunderstorms Sunday night as cooler temperatures are ushered into the area.

In the meantime, use your weekend wisely. Early morning and evening outdoor activities are recommended, so plan accordingly.

Here are some options to consider this weekend in Clarke County:

Friday July 6

“Music in the Rose Hill Park presents Dwight Hanline” This traditional country music concert starts at 6:00 and runs through 8:00 p.m. at the gazebo in the park. Bring your folding chairs and a cooler and enjoy another free event in the park.

Grab you earplugs and enjoy some mechanical thunder at the “Interstate Truck Pull” at the Ruritan Fairgrounds. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. Adults $10.00 , kids 12 & Under Free. Gates Open 4:00 PM.
For more information call Rick at  540 303-3336.

Saturday July 7

The Clarke County Farmer’s Market will be open for business Saturday from 8:00 a.m. through 12 noon. Get there early for the best selection of local fruits, vegetables and locally made products. The market is located in the municipal parking lot on South Church Street in Berryville.

“The Men of St. Luke Baptist Church will host a Men’s Day in the Park Gospel Program” at the Clarke County Park, VFW Shelter.  Everyone is welcome.  For more information please call 540-955-1883.

Northern Shenandoah Valley Sacred Harp & Shape Note Singers” will meet at the Josephine Street Museum in Berryville VA. Potluck supper at 6 p.m.; no kitchen; bring lawn chairs or blanket for outdoor eating. Call John or Kelly for more information at (540) 955-2660.

“Purgatory Mountain” will perform at the Barns of Rose Hill at 7:30 p.m. on the Rotary Club of Clarke County stage. Purgatory Mountain has kept the soul of its collective old-time  roots while concocting a powerful, compelling and completely original sound which borrows heavily from the repertoires of such old timey icons as Tommy Jarrell, Fields Ward and Hobart Smith as well as from James’ seemingly infinite vault of stellar originals. Get your tickets early $10.00 in advance $15.00 at the door. For more information please call Barns of Rose Hill: 540-955-2004.

Sunday July 8

“St. Luke Baptist Church Annual Men’s Day” 11:00 a.m. with guest preacher Reverend Arthur Gualt, Associate Minister from New Southern Rock Baptist Church, Washington DC.  All are welcome. For more information please call 540-955-1883.  Saint Luke Baptist Church, 17 Liberty Street, Berryville, VA.


  1. Old fashion suppers says:

    For such a rural area and numerous churches, one thing I do not see a lot of are church suppers… the ham and oyster or spaghetti kind. I know of annual ice cream socials but nothing on a regular basis. Are there any in Clarke? Are they advertised anywhere?

  2. EagleFan says:

    They occur fairly often. I typically see them advertised [redacted]

    CDN Editor: Community meals are regularly advertised in the Clarke Daily News Event Calendar: