This year marks the 100th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement. To commemorate the event, Arcadia Publishing has released The Campaign for Woman Suffrage in Virginia by Brent Tarter, Marianne E. Julienne and Barbara C. Batson. The book reveals how women created two statewide organizations to win the right to vote. At last their overlooked contributions to the movement can be recognized. If you are interested in obtaining a copy, you can find it on the publisher’s website or on Amazon. Remember to log in with AmazonSmile if you purchase on Amazon to give a little back to the charity of your choice!
This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the Garden Club of Virginia. To celebrate the anniversary, the GCV is hosting a number of programs, exhibits, and fundraising activities which can be found at www.gcvirginia.org/centennial/. The Historic Garden Week, the major fundraising event of the club, is held annually across the state. In 2020, look for tours the week of April 18-25. Winchester’s tours will be held April 25. Find more info online at www.vagardenweek.org or Facebook.
Looking for something to do this weekend? The monthly United Way Rubbermaid product sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Belk parking lot in Apple Blossom Mall in Winchester. This month’s sale benefits Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging. Information: 540-536-1610 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will host the Heimat Quartet at 3 p.m. Saturday at 901 Amherst St., Winchester. The concert is inspired by the exhibition Things Come Apart. Tickets are $10 or free for MSV members. Information: 540-662-1473 or www.themsv.org.
We are still accepting donation items for our book sale April 3 and 4. If you have books or magazines in good condition to donate as you downsize your collections, stop by the Hexagon House between now and April. Sandra will be happy to look over your items and see what is suitable for the sale.