Things to see and do...

Nov. 1, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM : Shenandoah Crafters Craft Show and Sale in Shenandoah, Va.

Page County Middle School.


Town of Shenandoah, Virginia
426 1st Street
Shenandoah, VA 22849
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The town of Shenandoah was founded in 1837 in an area rich natural resources. The first post office was known as Shenandoah Iron Works. The town played an instrumental role in the Civil War, and today is located near attractions including Luray Caverns, Massanutten Resort, and the Shenandoah National Park.

Nov. 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM : Studio and Gallery Tour in Rappahannock County, Va.

10th annual event sponsored by the Rappahannock Association for the Arts and the Community. Sixty artists participating have been juried by other professional artists, many of whom are regionally or nationally known. The list includes painters, sculptors, and woodworkers, and more. Nineteen studios will be open as well as six galleries. For more information, call 703-244-7567.


Shenandoah National Park - Skyline Drive

Luray, VA
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Although Shenandoah National Park is famous for its scenic Skyline Drive, almost 40% park is a protected wilderness area. The park is open year-round, although portions of Skyline Drive may be closed during bad weather . Shenandoah National Park is an easy drive from the Washington D.C. Area.

Nov. 2, 2014 at 12:30 PM : Discussion group series at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, Va.

95 Chalmers Court. Death Cafe. Safe and open exploration of the topic of death. Every first sunday in September, October and November. Further info at www.deathcafe.com. Reservations requested. For more information, call 540-955-4720 or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.


Barns of Rose Hill
64 Chalmers Ct.
Berryville, VA 22611
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The Barns of Rose Hill are two early 20th-Century dairy barns that were part of a farm estate donated to the Town of Berryville in 1964 and was established as a four-acre park to serve as a central focus of community activities, including culture and the arts events.

Nov. 2, 2014 at 12:30 PM : Death Cafe at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, Va.

95 Chalmers Court. Discussion about the subject of death. Reservations suggested. For more information, call 540-955-4720.


Barns of Rose Hill
64 Chalmers Ct.
Berryville, VA 22611
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The Barns of Rose Hill are two early 20th-Century dairy barns that were part of a farm estate donated to the Town of Berryville in 1964 and was established as a four-acre park to serve as a central focus of community activities, including culture and the arts events.

Nov. 3, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 11:59 AM : Literary reading at Washington and Lee University

Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library. Bruce Holsinger: A Burnable Book. Book available for sale. Sponsored by the Glasgow Endowment. Free admission, open to the public. For more information, call 540-458-8345.


Lenfest Hall, Washington & Lee University
100 Glasgow St.
Lexington, VA 24450
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Lenfest Hall is the $10.5 million, 50,000 square foot performing arts home of the Washington and Lee University Theater Department. The professional performing arts Lenfest Center provides for over 250 public performances each year.

Nov. 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM : Long Branch Plantation Book Club meeting at Long Branch Plantation in Millwood, Va.

830 Long Branch Lane. First book: The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. Free admission, new members welcome. For more information, visit www.visitlongbranch.org 540-837-1856.


Historic Long Branch
830 Long Branch Lane
Millwood, VA 22646
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Since the early 18th century, the Long Branch Historic House and Farm estate has been owned by a series of famous men. A young George Washington helped to survey the property. The exquisite rooms at Long Branch Historic House and Farm contain a collection of 18th and 19th century furnishings.

Nov. 6, 2014 at 12:00 PM : Monthly book discussion at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, Va.

95 Chalmers Ct. Brown Bags with Books series: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski. Bring your own lunch. Hosted by Clarke County Library. For more information, call 540 955-5144, or visit handleyregional.org.


Barns of Rose Hill
64 Chalmers Ct.
Berryville, VA 22611
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The Barns of Rose Hill are two early 20th-Century dairy barns that were part of a farm estate donated to the Town of Berryville in 1964 and was established as a four-acre park to serve as a central focus of community activities, including culture and the arts events.

Nov. 6, 2014 at 6:00 PM : Chamber banquet and guest speaker at Mimslyn Inn in Luray, Va.

Page Chamber annual Members Banquet. Speaker: P. Buckley Moss. Registration required. For more information, visit www.luraypage.com/chamber-of-commerce/annual-banquet.


Luray Downtown Initiative
47-A West Main Street
Luray, VA 22835
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Luray offers recreational activities, major attractions, and cultural history, and a registered National Historic District, where festivals, performing arts, paved walking trails, museums and monuments are accessible year round. Century-old buildings house antique, boutique, and outdoor stores. Restaurants are located walking distance of accommodations.

Nov. 7, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM : Empty Bowl Supper benefit dinner in Winchester, Va.

Fellowship Bible Church. 300 donated hand-thrown bowls available for dining on gourmet soups donated by local businesses. Then keep the bowl. Presented by The Shenandoah Potters Guild, proceeds benefit local charity. Silent auction of collectible art, household decorations, theme baskets, gift certificates, handmade items and more. Tickets: $35 per person. For more information, call 540-667-6160.


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.

Nov. 8, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM : Fall and Holiday Craft Show in Berryville, Va.

Clarke County Parks and Recreation. 255 Al Smith Circle. Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 540-955-5147.


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. 8, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM : Meditation workshop at Friends Wilderness Center in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

Qi Gong, presented by FWC Board member Rich Weidner. Introduction to Qi Chi Gong, including some mild physical movements. One-hour lunch break, followed by a one hour session of sitting QI Gong. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Reservations for lunch are required, cost: $10. Suggested program donation: $10. For more information, call 304-728-4820.


Friends Wilderness Center
305 Friends Way
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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The Friends Wilderness Center is located on the Appalachian Trail, along the Blue Ridge Mountains in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. The Wilderness Center was established 30 years ago to spiritually enjoy nature, and to promote environmental preservation.

Nov. 8, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM : Shenandoah Uncorked at the Yellow Barn at Shenandoah Caverns, Va.

I-81 exit 269. Wine-tasting dmission includes souvenir glass: $15. Free Admission. For more information, call 540-477-2432 or visit www.shenandoahuncorked.com.


Shenandoah Caverns
I-81, Exit 269
Shenandoah Caverns, VA 22847
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Shenandoah Caverns offers the only cavern system with elevator service, as well as level walkways and no stairs. Shenandoah Caverns opened to the public in 1922. The famous "Breakfast Bacon" limestone formations have appeared in National Geographic magazine.

Nov. 8, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM : Church Bazaar in Lexington, Va.

R.E. Lee Episcopal Church, 123 West Washington St. Fabrications, jewelry, Treasure Trove, Casseroles/Frozen Foods, Pet Booth, Plumb Puddings, Kountry Kitchen. Snacks and tea available from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Wine and Hors d`oeuvres 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Live music. Free admission. For more information, call 540-463-4981.


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.

Nov. 8, 2014 at 3:00 PM : Italian cooking class and luncheon at Wades Mill in Raphine, Va.

55 Kennedy Wades Mill Loop. Buon Natale. Panettone, an Italian Christmas tradition. Paired with wines. Admission: $50 for class and dinner. $45 for dinner only,  serving at 6 p.m. 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. 10, 2014 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM : Veterans suppport program at Long Branch Plantation in Millwood, Va.

830 Long Branch Lane. National WWII Museum: Knit your Bit Program. Every Monday, from Nov. 10 to Dec. 15, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Knit scarves for veterans for 1940s Christmas on the Home Front celebration on Dec. 20 and Dec. 21. For more information, call 540-837-1856, or visit www.visitlongbranch.org or www.facebook.com/longbranch1811.


Historic Long Branch
830 Long Branch Lane
Millwood, VA 22646
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Since the early 18th century, the Long Branch Historic House and Farm estate has been owned by a series of famous men. A young George Washington helped to survey the property. The exquisite rooms at Long Branch Historic House and Farm contain a collection of 18th and 19th century furnishings.
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