a black-tie optional fundraising party for the Handley Library
children's garden, a library centennial project.

Saturday, March 23
Shenandoah Valley Golf Club.

Fun-filled evening with dinner, silent auction, and a chance to win $25,000!

How you can participate:


Become a Sponsor

Donate a Silent Auction gift (and view some of the gifts)

Buy Tickets and attend

About the Garden:

The garden will serve as a location for quiet reading for people of all ages and will be an outdoor location for children's programs and other events. The garden is located on Fairfax Lane and is the one area not improved by the library renovations that were finished in 2001.


Designed by Reader  & Swartz Architects at no cost to the library, the garden features whimsical and functional spaces including risers for seating, attractive permanent panels promoting reading, and a life-size chess and checkers board that will also function as a hopscotch court and chalk drawing pad. It will be named the Mike Foreman Rotary Reading Garden in honor of the late Michael M. Foreman who was a Rotary member and longtime clerk of the Winchester Circuit Court. 


Five years ago the Handley Regional Library Centennial taskforce designated the garden as its primary Centennial project, and the library staff members began fundraising for it. The site was graded, drainage and some concrete work done, a bench and statue were installed, and trees and bushes were planted. When local funding to the library was drastically cut, and the library board and staff decided all fundraising had to be devoted to avoiding furlough days, a need that has continued to the present time. The library's centennial year is the time to finish this community project.

About Kaleidoscope:

This event was created by the Winchester Rotary Club to raise money for community non-profit organizations.

With the support of our community, Kaleidoscope has raised over $500,000 for our community.

Buy Tickets

Tickets are $200 each and include dinner, drinks, and chances to win cash prizes. Grand prize is $25,000!

Call 662-9041, ext. 14 to purchase tickets or buy online with credit card.

"Innocence" is the name of the statue already placed in the children's garden site. The statue was donated by the De Shongs in memory of Grace Irene Donald Albright (1918-2007).