The Weekend Roundup – Easter Eggs and More

Spring is upon us and with its arrival come a collection of fun activities to enjoy in and around Clarke County. Here’s some great things happening in our area this weekend.

Start your weekend with a movie at the Barns of Rose Hill. Friday night the Magic Lantern Theater will be presenting “Cherry Blossoms” at 7:30 p.m. This highly praised 2008 drama is the gentle but emotive story of an elderly German man who discovers certain truths about his deceased wife after her death and during a trip he undertakes to Tokyo and Mt. Fuji during the city’s breathtaking cherry blossom festival.  Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children. For more information please call the Barns of Rose Hill: 540-955-2004 or visit their website at:

Tomorrow morning roust the kids out of bed and head over to Chet Hobert Park for the Clarke County Parks and Rec Department’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. The festivities will begin at 11:00am and run through noon. Bring a basket to hold all the goodies you’ll find and don’t forget the camera because event organizers are expecting a special guest appearance by the Easter Bunny. In the event of inclement weather the  make-up date is April 7. Cost is $3.00 in advance or $5.00 at time of event. For more information call (540) 955- 5140 or visit their website at :

Photo credit Pam Lettie

On Sunday, head over to the Barns of Rose Hill for the “Clarke County High School Chamber Choir Benefit.”  A variety of artistic media will be showcased at the Barns of Rose Hill where a talent pool of over 50 local performers and artists will be represented. The highly-acclaimed Clarke County High School Chamber Choir will be the headlining act, performing a dozen songs.

A silent auction precedes the concert and features the donated works of many local artists. Proceeds from both fundraisers go toward the choir’s four-day trip to The National Festival of the States in New York City. The doors open at 3:00 p.m. for concert attendees to bid on auction items. The concert begins at 4 p.m. The public can also preview and bid on silent auction items beginning March 29 during the hours the Barns are open. Bidding will end 30 minutes after the end of Sunday’s concert. Bidders need not be present to win. Admission to the event on Sunday is $15.00.


Enjoy your weekend.