The Clarke Weekender – June 1, 2012

With Memorial Day behind us, summer is kicking into high gear and Clarke County is full of great events to enjoy. From mega yard sales to tractor pulls, the weekend offers a variety of fun to meet every taste and interest. Once we get past the possibility of some Friday thunderstorms, weather forecasters are calling for partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid 70’s throughout the weekend, so get out there and have some fun in Clarke County. Here’s what’s coming up:

Clarke County Spring sports teams continue their juggernaut with three games this weekend. Friday afternoon the Girls Soccer  team will travel to George Mason for the Regional Championship game at 5:00 pm. Update: The girls soccer game scheduled for Friday has been moved to, Saturday, June 2nd @ 2:00 pm @ George Mason High School  Boys Soccer team will host their Regional Championship game at 4:00 pm against Manassas Park. Update: They boys soccer game scheduled for tonight has been moved until tomorrow, Saturday, June 2nd @ 5:00 pm, CCHS will host Manassas Park. Then on Saturday, June 2nd, the undefeated Lady Eagles softball team will host the Regional Championship game at 11:00 am against Stuarts Draft. Cost for Regional events is $ 5.00. Come out and support these outstanding coaches and athletes as they compete in post-season play.

For the power sports enthusiasts, jump start your weekend with the  “Interstate Truck Pull” Friday night at 6:30 PM. The event is sponsored by the Clarke County Young Farmers, and will be roaring int gear at the  Ruritan Fairgrounds. Adults $10.00 – 12 & Under Free. Gates Open 4:00 PM.

Start Saturday at the Clarke County Farmers Market. Peruse fresh offerings from local vendors and start your morning off with fresh strawberries, baked goods and other home-made offerings. The market opens at 8:00 a.m. and runs through noon in the municipal parking lot in downtown Berryville.

This weekend is a yard sale shopper’s dream as the Battlefield Estates Civic Association (BECA) is hosting a neighborhood yard sale on June 2 from 8AM to 2PM. Signs will be posted at the corner of Jackson Drive (off Main Street in Berryville, VA) and at the corner of Mosby Boulevard and Route 340 (North Buckmarsh), Berryville. Drive through the neighborhood and see what treasures await you.

Saturday’s yard sale action extends to the fairgrounds as well with the “St. Bridget’s Church Community Yard Sale.” The event starts at 8 AM and will benefit construction of new church hall.

For book lovers “The Clarke County Library Book Sale” is happening Saturday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Clarke County Library in Berryville, VA . The sale will feature a wide variety of used books as well as other materials including CDs and DVDs. Proceeds from the sale will directly benefit the Clarke County Library.

After all that shopping in Clarke County, make your way to “The Relay For Life of Clarke County Walk”  at Johnson Williams Middle School. The event starts at 4:00 PM on Saturday. This year’s theme is ‘Birthday Parties.’ There will be 17 teams participating. The walk will start at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday with a Survivor’s Lap, followed by a Caretakers lap. The lighting of the luminaries to celebrate those who have survived cancer and to remember those who lost the battle will take place at 8:30 p.m. Relay For Life teams will be having a variety of mini fund raisers at the event as well. There will be plenty of fun for all ages including a magic show, games, and face painting. Please come out to participate and support the fight for cancer.

The Blue Ridge Hospice will be hosting a celebration in nearby Winchester Saturday, June 2, with the “Blue Ridge Hospice Celebrates its 30th Year with a Garden Party” at the Glen Burnie  Gardens and Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Th event will feature a cocktail reception, dinner, and fabulous silent auction themed “The Art of Living.” Tickets available by calling  540-536-5210.

Saturday evening enjoy a production by the dancers from Berryville’s Blue Ridge Studio for the Performing Arts. The senior company production of “Dancing on the Silver Screen” will be presented on June 2nd at 7pm and June 3rd at 2pm at Millbrook High School.

On Sunday June 3rd stop by the Millwood Community Center for the “Northern Shenandoah Valley Sacred Harp & Shape Note Singers All Day Singing Sunday,” from 10 am to 2:30 p.m.  Singing will include one session from the Sacred Harp and two sessions from Selections of soon to be published Shenandoah Harmony. A potluck meal will be served at noon. Bring ready to serve dishes and folding chairs for outdoor eating. The Millwood Community Center is located at 1610 Millwood Rd in Boyce VA.

There’s lots to see and do in Clarke County so get out there and do something fun. If we missed an event going on this weekend, add it in the comments below and share it with the community.


  1. klpplus3 says:

    thanks – hope this is a regular feature

  2. Great bit of info, thanks!