Things to see and do...

Oct. 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM : Convocation lecture at Bridgewater College

Cole Hall. Speakers: Veronica Spencer and David Lacks Jr. of the The Lacks Family. Free admission, open to the public. Free admission and open to the public.


Carter Hall at Bridgewater College
402 East College Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812
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Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia. The Carter Center is host to  concerts by the college choirs, symphonic band, and jazz band, as well as other events that are regularly open to the pubic. The campus location is surrounded by a variety of visitor attractions.

Oct. 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM : Columbus Day luncheon at Wades Mill in Raphine, Va.

55 Kennedy Wades Mill Loop. Italian food. Dessert. Class at 10 a.m., luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Admission: $17.50. Lunch and cooking class: $30. For more information, call 1-800-290-1400 or visit 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.

Oct. 4, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM : Fall Festival at Creekside Station in Winchester, Va.

South Valley Avenue. Ninth annual event.


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.

Oct. 4, 2014 at 2:00 PM : Downtown Restaurant festival in Harrisonburg, Va.

Rocktown Bites! walking tours begin at 2 p.m. every Saturday, approximately 2.5 hours. Guided tours of seven restaurants, food shops, and local businesses. Sample food, drink including craft beer and Virginia wines, special dishes from restaurateurs and chefs.


Downtown Harrisonburg, Va.
212 S Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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Downtown Harrisonburg is located on historic Route 11 (South Main Street). Stop by the Visitor's Center at the historic Hardesty-Higgins House at 212 South Main Street for more information. There's parking in the rear of the building on Bruce Street.

Oct. 4, 2014 at 6:00 PM : Halloween cemetary tours in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Green Hills Cemetery. Every Saturday through Oct. 25. Ages 13 and older. Southend Tours including Boydville grounds on Oct. 3, 10, 17. Wear comfortable shoes, bring flashlight, and camera if desired. Details of meeting place and time given during reservation. Admission: $15, proceeds benefit cemetery upkeep.


Caperton Train Station
229 East Martin St.
Martinsburg, WV 25401
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Located on the mainline of the CSX Railroad, the Caperton Train Station is a restored 1848-1876 railroad hotel with a modern train station addition. In 1863, the hotel nearby B&O Roundhouses and shops were destroyed by Confederate General Stonewall Jackson during the Civil War. It was also the site of the first national labor strike.

Oct. 4, 2014 at 7:30 PM : Stargazing program at Friends Wilderness Center in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

Led by Kevin Boles from the Morgan County Observatory. Weather permitting. Eight-inch reflector telescope, also bring your own telescope or binoculars. 6 p.m. dinner: $10, reservations required.  For more information, call 304-728-4820 or visit www.friendswilderness.org.


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.

Oct. 5, 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.

Oct. 10, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM : Second Friday Poetry Reading at the Berkeley Art Works in Martinsburg, W.Va.

116 North Queen St. Sign in at 6:30 p.m. Readers present in the order of registrated, time may be limited. Free admission and open to the public, donations benefit Art Works. For more information, call 304-620-7277.


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.

Oct. 11, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM : Mountain Day Street Festival in Buena Vista, Va.

Downtown area, between 20th and 22nd Sts. Live demonstrations of traditional arts such as weaving and basket making. Arts and crafts vendors, continuous live music and entertainment, antique farm machinery, classic car show, and more. For more information, call 540-261-1514.


Town of Buena Vista, Va.
2039 Sycamore Avenue
Buena Vista, VA 24416
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Buena Vista became a city in 1892 after the location had experienced industrial growth, including the railroad, during the 19th century. It is located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the scenic Maury River.  It also is an access point for the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Oct. 11, 2014 at 3:00 PM : Chinese Cooking Weekend at Wades Mill in Raphine, Va.

55 Kennedy Wades Mill Loop. Concludes with a Chinese banquet. Saturday, Oct. 11: 3 p.m. class, 6 p.m. Dinner. Oct. 12: 3 p.m. class, 6 p.m. Dinner. Admission to both classes and dinners: $100, dinners only $90. One class and dinner: $60. One dinner: $50. 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.

Oct. 11, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM : Oktoberfest at Bryce Resort in Basye, Va.

Heidi und Heimat Echo Show Band, traditional festival buffet, beer and wine served until 9 p.m. For more information, visit www.bryceresort.com.


Bryce Resort
1982 Fairway Drive
Basye, VA 22810
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Oct. 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM : Tea at Historic Rosemont Manor in Berryville, Va.

Sample menu online. Three-course tea, tour of the manor and grounds. Reservations required, limited availability. Group discount. Admission: $44 per person, ages under 12: $39 per person. For more information, call 540-955-2834 or visit www.rosemont1811.com/tea.


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.

Oct. 18, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM : Annual Apple Butter Festival at Wades Mill in Raphine, Va.

55 Kennedy Wades Mill Loop. Apple Butter made in a copper pot. Guests can take a turn at the stirrer. Food avaialable, including maple syrup, cheeses and freshly baked bread in outdoor bread oven using locally-prepared dough. Wine-tasting. Live bluegrass music during the afternoon. Crafts, forged ironwork demonstrations, baskets, local chestnunts. 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.

Oct. 18, 2014 at 10:00 AM : Apple Butter Luncheon at Wades Mill in Raphine, Va.

55 Kennedy Wades Mill Loop .Paired with wines. Reservations. Meal, including wines, gratuity, tax: $45. For more information, call 540-348-1400 or 1-800-290-1400, 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.

Oct. 18, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM : Poetry workshop at Friends Wilderness Center in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

305 Friends Way. A Sense of Place, Poetry with Hayden Mathews. Bring poems that speak of connections to places that resonate with them. Lunch discussion period, writing session follows, along with additional discussion time. Autumn hiking available. Lunch available for $10.


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.
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