After another scorching week, temperatures have dropped slightly providing a much more comfortable weekend to get out and enjoy some great activities in Clarke County. Make sure you keep an eye on the sky, as the forecast includes the possibility of thunderstorms on both Saturday and Sunday. Here’s what’s happening in Clarke County.
Crums United Methodist Church is kicking off the weekend early Saturday morning with a Yard Sale starting at 8:00AM. The sale will be at the church at 2832 Crums Church Road. All proceeds go to benefit Crums Church mission efforts. Also starting at 8:00AM get your car washed by Crums Church volunteers in the parking lot of Broy’s Pump Service in the town of Berryville. Donations go towards the mission trip to the Appalachian Mountains.
Just down the street from Broy’s, the Clarke County Farmer’s Market will be open for business offering great local fare. Stop by and enjoy the best of Clarke County. The market is open from 8:00AM till 12 noon.
Got a need for speed? Get your fix at Summit Point Motorsports Park this weekend. The DC Region Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) will be holding the 4th round of it’s Mid-Atlantic Road Racing Series (MARRS) amateur club race June 11-12, 2011 at Summit Point Motorsports Park. Tickets are $25 – good for both Saturday and Sunday admission. Admission includes parking, pedestrian paddock access, and overnight camping.
June 11th marks the 19th annual Horseshoe Curve Benevolent Association fundraiser for the Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire and Rescue. The event runs from 4pm – 10pm. Don’t miss the silent (4pm-6pm) and live (7pm) auctions featuring lots of unique and quality items. There will be fire truck rides, delicious food (including the HCBA’s famous BBQ), and a bake sale. A raffle will be held for a Remington Model 870 Wingmaster shotgun and a pick-a-bag raffle for the ladies. Special musical guest this year is, “Shabala.” The Horseshoe Curve is located at 1162 Pine Grove Road, Bluemont, VA.
The Northern Shenandoah Valley (NSV) Branch of Preservation Virginia will showcase the on-going restoration work at Greenway Court with a guided tour of the property at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2011. Greenway Court, a National Historic Landmark, located just outside White Post in Clarke County, was the colonial estate of Thomas, Lord Fairfax. For more information about the Northern Shenandoah Valley Branch of Preservation Virginia or the meeting on June 11, 2011, contact Branch Director Bob Stieg at 540-837-2790.
A Trail Ride to benefit Blue Ridge Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship (BRCTH) will be held at Blandy Experimental Farm at the State Arboretum in Boyce on Sunday, June 12th beginning at 10:00 AM. Ride at your leisure on scenic 5.5 mile Bridle Trail, and then at noon, lunch with all the fixin’s will be provided by Mr. B’s Barbecue! Cost, which includes $5 Blandy fee plus lunch, is $35. Funds raised will help to support therapy horses and programming for students. BRCTH is a non-profit organization serving persons with disabilities in the northern Shenandoah Valley. For more information, call (540) 837-1575; 540-533-2777.
The big event for the weekend is the commencement exercises for the class of 2011 at Clarke County High School to be held at the Wilbur Feltner Stadium on Sunday, June 12, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. In the event of severe weather, graduation will be postponed to later the same day at 7:00 p.m. in the stadium. In the event of severe weather on Sunday evening, graduation will be held on Monday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the stadium. Come out and support Clarke County’s young adults as they launch into the world. Oh the places they will go…