Things to see and do...

Nov. 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM : Cooking class and luncheon at Wades Mill in Raphine, Va.

55 Kennedy Wades Mill Loop. Thanksgiving Leftovers. Class at 10 a.m., luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Admission: $17.50. Lunch and cooking class: $30.  For more information, call 540-348-1401 or visit www.wadesmill.com.


Wades Mill
55 Kennedy Wade Mill Loop
Raphine, VA 24472
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The 1750 working Wades Mill is a working flour mill interior and workings are authentic, with a 21-foot water wheel. One of the few remaining flour mills that still produces flours exclusively on mill stones and on the National Register of Historic Places.

Nov. 21, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM : Church Holiday Bazaar in Berryville, Va.

Grace Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall, 110 North Church St. Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Handmade crafts and gift items, attic treasures and baked goods. Turkey Luncheon on Nov. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $10: Roast turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green bean casserole, dinner roll, dessert and drink. Take-out available. For more information, call 540-955-1610.


Berryville, Virginia
23 E. Main St.
Berryville, VA 22611
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Chartered in 1798, Berryville is the county seat of Clarke County and is about an hour drive from Washington, D.C.  The historic town that played a role in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Berryville is listed on the Virginia Landmark Register and the National Register of Historic Places.

Nov. 21, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM : Benefit dinner and silent auction in Woodstock, Va.

Central High School. Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter Empty Bowl Soup Supper and Silent Auction. Ticket: $35 per person. Students: $15. Tickets available in Shenandoah County at Alliance for Shelter in Woodstock on Lawyer's Row, Woodstock Cafe, Edinburg Mill, Sager Real Estate Strasburg and the Community Store Basye. Bowls will be available for purchase, made by local potters. Homemade soup, bread and cookies, donated by local businesses or supporters, silent auction. All process benefit efforst to prevent local homelessness. For more information, call 540-459-3212 or 540-465-5570.


Town of Woodstock, Virginia
135 N. Main St.
Woodstock, VA 22664
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The Town of Woodstock is 90 miles west of Washington, D.C. Founded in 1752 it has been the County Seat of Shenandoah County, since 1772. A 1795 native-limestone courthouse designed by Thomas Jefferson is the oldest courthouse still in use west of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Nov. 21, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM : Third Friday photography workshop at Berkeley Art Works in Martinsburg, W.Va.

116 North Queen St. Photography Salon. All experience levels welcome. Free admission, donations accepted. For more information, visit berkeleyartswv.org.


The ARTS Centre, Inc.
300 West King St.
Martinsburg, WV 25401
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A community-based arts organization in Martinsburg,W.Va., providing an educational resource cultural gathering place serving a quad-state audience and the Eastern West Virginia panhandle region.

Nov. 22, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM : Browntown Christmas Bazaar in Browntown, Va.

Browntown Community Center and Baptist Fellowship Hall, 96 Browntown Road. Local crafts. Christmas season items. Browntown-branded 2015 Calendars and notecards, clothing, cookbooks and maps. Bake sale. Benefits Browntown Community Center. From Front Royal take Rt. 340 south past the entrance to Skyline Drive and then turn left onto Browntown Road at the next light and go 8 miles. For more information, call 540-636-3588.


Front Royal Visitors Center
414 East Main Street
Front Royal, VA 22630
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Front Royal is a little more than an hour's drive from the Washington D.C. metro area, is the northern gateway to Shenandoah National Park and has been officially named the Canoe Capital of Virginia. The two main forks of the Shenandoah River meet here.

Nov. 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM : Holiday food cooking class and luncheon at Wades Mill in Raphine, Va.

55 Kennedy Wades Mill Loop. Christmas Tastings. Nov. 28 and 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 540-348-1401 or visit www.wadesmill.com.


Wades Mill
55 Kennedy Wade Mill Loop
Raphine, VA 24472
website   •   Map

The 1750 working Wades Mill is a working flour mill interior and workings are authentic, with a 21-foot water wheel. One of the few remaining flour mills that still produces flours exclusively on mill stones and on the National Register of Historic Places.

Nov. 29, 2014 at 9:00 AM : Small Business Saturday festival in Staunton, Va.

Support local independents by shopping small in Downtown Staunton. Special offers and activities throughout the day. For more information, visit stauntondowntown.org.


City of Staunton
116 W. Beverley St.
Staunton, VA 24401
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Staunton is the birthplace of U.S President Woodrow Wilson and the home of the Statler Brothers. The Blackfriars Playhouse, Frontier Culture Museum, and other visitor attractions are there, along with a beautiful downtown area with a number of historic districts that include the restored Stonewall Jackson Hotel.

Dec. 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM : Holiday food cooking class and luncheon at Wades Mill in Raphine, Va.

55 Kennedy Wades Mill Loop. Holiday Specialties. Luncheon on decorated tables. Admission: $50 for class and lunch. $45 for lunch only, served at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 540-348-1401 or visit www.wadesmill.com.


Wades Mill
55 Kennedy Wade Mill Loop
Raphine, VA 24472
website   •   Map

The 1750 working Wades Mill is a working flour mill interior and workings are authentic, with a 21-foot water wheel. One of the few remaining flour mills that still produces flours exclusively on mill stones and on the National Register of Historic Places.

Dec. 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM : Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony in Winchester, Va.

Parade at 7 p.m. along Piccadilly St. at Cameron St., Braddock St., and Cork St. Downtown tree lighting on the walking mall near the Old Court House Civil War Museum follows the parade. Sponsored by the City of Winchester.


City of Winchester, Va.
1001 East Cork St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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Winchester is home of the annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, drawing approximately 250,000 visitors to the area. There are parks, a historic downtown walking mall and centuries-old architecture.  The city has an extensive Civil War history, changing hands many times during the War.

Dec. 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM : Christmas Parade in Staunton, Va.

Floats, bands, beautiful princesses, shiny vintage cars, lights, camera, and action. Don`t miss it. For more information, visit stauntondowntown.org.


City of Staunton
116 W. Beverley St.
Staunton, VA 24401
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Staunton is the birthplace of U.S President Woodrow Wilson and the home of the Statler Brothers. The Blackfriars Playhouse, Frontier Culture Museum, and other visitor attractions are there, along with a beautiful downtown area with a number of historic districts that include the restored Stonewall Jackson Hotel.

Dec. 5, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM : Annual Christmas Parade in Lexington, Va.

Main St., downtown. Best-in-class trophies awarded. Free admission. For more information, call 540-319-4181.


Lexington, Virginia
106 East Washington Street
Lexington, VA 24450
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Lexington, Virginia is the home of the Virginia Military Institute and Washington & Lee University. The historic downtown area is one of the places where you can feel like you are stepping back into the past, yet the atmosphere as an exciting cosmopolitan edge. It's the home of the legendary Civil War General, "Stonewall" Jackson, and Robert Lee is buried at the University bearing his name. The Virginia Horse Center is a huge indoor complex featuring events and pageants from across the U.S. It's all just minutes from the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, at the southern junction of Interstates 81 and 64.

Dec. 5, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM : Holiday candlelight tours in Winchester, Va.

Abrams Delight Museum, George Washington`s Office and Stonewall Jackson Headquarters. Dec. 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Dec. 6 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.


 

Dec. 6, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM : Christmas Home Tour in Waynesboro Va.

533 W. Main St. Seven decorated holiday homes and the Waynesboro Country Club.Tickets available at the Wayne Theater Assocation office. Ticket Price: $20 in advance. $30 advance ticket plus bus pass. Tickets available until 2 p.m. for $25 the day of the tour at Plumb House, 1012 W. Main St.


 

Dec. 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM : Annual Holiday House Tour in Winchester, Va.

Homes in the Potato Hill South Loudoun St. neighborhood on display Dec. 6 and Dec. 7. Greenery, baked goods, and gifts available for sale at the Bough and Dough Shop at 315 W. Boscawen St. Sponsored by Preservation of Historic Winchester. For more information, visit www.phwi.org.


City of Winchester, Va.
1001 East Cork St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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Winchester is home of the annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, drawing approximately 250,000 visitors to the area. There are parks, a historic downtown walking mall and centuries-old architecture.  The city has an extensive Civil War history, changing hands many times during the War.

Dec. 6, 2014 at 12:00 PM : Boom box holiday festival at Bright Box Theater in Winchester, Va.

15 N. Loudoun St. Phil Kline Unsilent Night: box-carrying carolers parade through the Old Town Winchester Walking Mall. Free admission. For more information, call 1-800-838-3006 or 540-665-2878 or visit www.brightboxtheater.com.


City of Winchester, Va.
1001 East Cork St.
Winchester, VA 22601
website   •   Map

Winchester is home of the annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, drawing approximately 250,000 visitors to the area. There are parks, a historic downtown walking mall and centuries-old architecture.  The city has an extensive Civil War history, changing hands many times during the War.
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