Things to see and do...

May. 29, 2015 at 7:30 PM : Play performance at Theatre Shenandoah in Edinburg, Va.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare abridged.  37 plays in 97 minutes performed by three actors. Fridays and Saturdays, May 29-30, June 5-6 at 7:30 p.m., May 31 and June 7 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets available locally and online: $15 foradults, $12 for seniors and youth. For more information call 540-984-3972 or visit www.theatreshenandoah.org.


Town of Edinburg, Virginia
101 Town Hall Avenue
Edinburg, VA 22824
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Edinburg was first settled in the late 18th century by Germans and Swiss and incorporated in 1852. Its original name referred to the Garden of Eden. It's mill was built in 1848, now a museum, escaped being burned during the Civil War. It boasts lovely Victorian homes with distinctive architectural features.

Jun. 4, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM : July 4th activities at Massanutten Resort in McGaheysville, Va.

Summer Jam 2014. Live music fireworks, food, beer and wine, youth activities. Rain or shine, rain location: Ski Lodge. Festival chairs, blankets, and camp chairs with built-in, non-obstructing shade awnings, abd ine unopened, sealed bottle of water allowed in. No pop-up tents or umbrellas, or food, drinks, drugs, pets, or weapons. No alcohol in Lodge. Beer and wine ticket sales end at 9:30 p.m. servings end at 9:45 p.m. of any kind. Food and beverage served not included in ticket price. Other fees may apply. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Ages 6 and under admitted free.


Massanutten Resort
1822 Resort Drive
McGaheysville, VA 22840
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Massanutten Resort offers skiing and snowboarding and a new Business Center with free wi-fi. The new Spa at Massanutten features a wide range of amenities, products and services. Massanutten Resort is also home to a year-round indoor water park.

Jun. 5, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM : First Fridays Downtown in Harrisonburg, Va.

Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center. For more information, visit www.VisitHarrisonburgVA.com.


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.

Jun. 6, 2015 at 8:00 PM : Historic district paranormal tours in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Haunted History And Legends Tours. Walk through old town and visit a former hospital, a theater, graveyard, an old hotel and the former childhood home of Confederate spy Belle Boyd. Tours run every Saturday night from April through November, starting at 8 p.m. in April and May, 9 p.m. in June, July, and August. 7 p.m. in September, October and November. Adult entertainment for ages of 13 and older. Reservations required: $12 per person. For more information, call 304-261-7470.


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.

Jun. 8, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM : Nature program at Carrier Arboretum in Harrisonburg, Va.

Francis Plecker Education Center. Monarchs at the Arboretum. Migration, life cycle, habitat needs of the Monarch butterfly. For all ages. Online registration opens 30 days in advance. For more information, visit www.jmu.edu/arboretum.


Edith J. Carrier Arboretum
MSC 3705
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
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The Edith J. Carrier Arboretum is the only active, arboretum on a Virginia state-supported university campus. It is located on the James Madison University campus and features native plant species of the mid-Appalachian region. Trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants are cultivated for scientific and educational purposes.

Jun. 9, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM : Museum of American Jewelry Design and Manufacturing in Harrisonburg, Va.

Ice House at 217 South Liberty St. Opened this year. Antique hand engraved hubs, dies and rolls, largest collection of jewelry hubs, large manufacturing machines and tools. Browse retail store while watching artisans work in shop. Showroom open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Workshop open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 540-574-4306 or visit hugohol.com.


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.

Jun. 13, 2015 at 6:00 PM : Auction Gala at the Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, Va.

95 Chalmers Court.For more information, call 540-955-2004 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.

Jun. 20, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM : Poetry workshop at Friends Wilderness Center in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

305 Friends Way. Writing and Working with Poems, with published poet, Janet Harrison. Learn how to write poetry. For more information, 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.

Jun. 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM : Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival at Eastern Mennonite University

1200 Park Road. Annual festival, June 14 - 21. Leipzig Service in Lehman Auditorium. Johann Sebastian Bach: Wir Danken Dir, Gott, Wir Danken Dir, BW.Va. 29 with soloists and Festival Orchestra and Choir. Admission: Offering, no tickets required. Fathers Day Brunch at 12 p.m.. Reservations required by June 15. For more information, call 540-432-4582 or visit www.emu.edu/bach.


Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival
1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
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The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival is a week-long summer music festival held in Harrisburg each year during the month of June, and is sponsored by Eastern Mennonite University. The on-campus event features the music of Bach as well as a featured composer, country, era or cultural group.

Jul. 2, 2015 at 9:00 AM : Annual Fourth of July Balloon Rally in Lexington, Va.

VMI Parade Grounds. July 2-5. Piloted balloon rides, tethered balloon rides, balloon glow, live music, food and craft vendors, children's activities, antique car show and fireworks.. For more information, call 540-463-1102.


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.

Jul. 4, 2015 at 9:30 AM : Annual Declaration of Independence Reading in Lexington, Va.

Old Courthouse steps, 2 South Main StReading of the Declaration of Independence by the Mayors Youth Council. Free admission. For more information, call 540-817-1852 or 540-463-6714.


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.

Jul. 4, 2015 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM : Annual July 4th Celebration with Fireworks Display in Lexington, Va.

VMI Parade Grounds. Live music, food, crafts, tethered balloon rides on July 4. Kids Tent at 12 p.m., offering face painting and youth entertainment for kids. Eleanores Market Place tag sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Antique car display, evening fireworks display. For more information, call 540-463-3777.


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.

Jul. 10, 2015 at 9:00 AM : Red Wing Roots Music Festival at Natural Chimneys Park in Mt. Solon, Va.

Hosted by bluegrass band, The Steel Wheels. July 10, 11 and 12. Family-friendly. 35 bands on four stages, community dances, youth activities, food and craft vendors. Biking, hiking and other outdoor activities. For more information, visit www.redwingroots.com.


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.

Aug. 15, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM : Qi Gong workshop at Friends Wilderness Center in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

305 Friends Way. Hosted by Goose Creek Meeting members, Diane Younkins and Rich Weidner. For more information, 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.

Nov. 14, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM : Poetry program at Friends Wilderness Center in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

305 Friends Way. Poetry To Warm The Soul, with Hayden Mathews. Poetry potluck-style program. Bring your own poems to share while gathered around a wood stove. For more information, visit www.friendswilderness.org.


Friends Wilderness Center
305 Friends Way
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
website   •   Map

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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