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MARCH 2013

4 Around Clarke County

Promote your event in TO The Observer tries to publish every community notice received, along with listings of interest outside the county. We also draw upon the Clarke County online calendar compiled by Susi Bailey. To promote your group’s event in Around Clarke County, keep sending your notices to, but add editor@vaob- to your media list. Send either a Word, Pages, or text file, or simply embed your notice in an email. One or two photos, saved as tiff or jpg, are always welcome. For online listings of community activities, see http://clarkecoun-

15 March

Curtis McMurtry at the Barns

Singer/songwriter Curtis McMurtry serves up his dis- tinctive musical missives on close encounters with people— real and imagined. McMurtry is the son of Americana Award winning songwriter James Mc- Murtry, and the grandson of author Larry McMurtry. With his band God’s Chosen People, McMurty is part Dixie, part revival, part songwriter in the tradition of Tom Waits—yes, McMurty has more sides than

buckminsterfullerene. The evening starts off with the An- gostura Liberals. a collabora- tion among four longtime local musicians, Allen Kitselman, Mike Jewell, Clark Hansbarger, and Gary McGraw featuring all original music—mighty fi ne music you can preview at music. Advance tickets, $10; show time, 8pm. Barns of Rose Hill, Berryville; 540-955-2004 or


Little League Dinner Join Clarke County

Little League for a dinner fundraiser at Blue Ridge Fire Hall. Dinner will be served from 5–8pm, prepared by the Horseshoe Curve Benevo- lent Association. The menu will be spaghetti with home- made marinara sauce and New York Italian meatballs; fresh, handmade tossed salad; baked apples; garlic bread and non- garlic bread; desserts; and tea, lemonade, or water. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 6–10 years old; children 5 and under are free. The event also includes a Longaberger raffl e, chance bags, tips, and a silent auction 5–7pm and live auction at 7pm. Clarke County Little League is in its second year of raising funds to purchase and install lights on one of the ballfi elds at Clarke County Parks and Recreation. Proceeds from this event will be used for project “Help Give Our Kids Lights!” For information, con- tact Charles “Peanut” Wright, 540-550-6100.

You are invited to participate in our Upcoming Auction Events!

Auctions are held every Monday at the Hash Auction Center in Berryville at 9:04 am Onsite Auctions can be scheduled for any day and time.

Have you ever sold at auction? Are you moving or down sizing? Are you an Executor of an Estate? Are you a Business needing to liquidate assets? Do you have a Special Collection that you are considering selling? Do you want to sell some Firearms? Hash Auctions holds a FFL License.

Let Hash Auctions be your one-step solution to all your selling needs. Auctioneer: Brian Hash CAI, CES VAAR 2032 WV 1122 540-955-0277 Hash Auctions VAAF #692 632 East Main Street – Berryville, VA

• Group/Semi Private/Private Swim Lessons • Water Aerobics

• Residential Pool Maintenance • Commercial Pool Management • Health/Safety Training

Offering 2013 Summer Group Programs at Snowden Bridge and Stonebrook. 16

Grateful Dead Tribute At the Barns: On the

Bus is the premier Grateful Dead tribute band in the DC area, known for its faithful recreation of the music, vibe, and experience of a Dead show. More than a tribute to the Dead, On The Bus is a shout out to the entire community that spawned a multi-generational genre blending essential ele- ments of rock, blues, jazz, funk, country, bluegrass, and gospel. Founded in 2002, On The Bus has performed with John Kadlecik, Tom Constan- ten, Vince Welnick, Jefferson Starship, New Riders, Moon- alice, Cornmeal, Ekoostic Hoo- kah, and many other talented musicians and bands. Advance tickets, $10; $15 at the door; show time, 8pm. Barns of Rose Hill, Berryville; 540-955-2004 or


Powell & Watson The Barns presents

two notable Louisiana talents: Dirk Powell and Cedric Watson. The two join forces to explore the crosscurrents of three Americana musical tributaries: Cajun, Creole and old-time Ap-

palachian. Dirk Powell has expanded on the deeply rooted sounds of his Appalachian her- itage to become one of the pre- eminent traditional American musicians of his generation. Spearheading a new genera- tion of Creole musicians, Ced- ric Watson is a fi ddler, vocalist, accordionist, and songwriter of enormous talent and potential. Advance tickets, $10; $15 at the door; showtime, 7:30pm. Barns of Rose Hill, Berryville; 540- 955-2004 or www.barnsofrose- All tickets are general admission.


Film: Moonrise King- dom

A new movie directed by two-time Academy Award- nominated fi lmmaker Wes An- derson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Rushmore). Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two 12-year- olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away to- gether into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is

Classes held year-round at various local pools

(heated indoor pools during colder months)

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