Things to see and do...

Jul. 24, 2014 at 9:00 AM : Private greenhouse shopping at Carrier Arboretum in Harrisonburg, Va.

Advance reservation required. Natives, exotics and cultivars perennials, shrubs, and trees, with $50 minimum purchase required. April 21 through Oct. 15.  For more information, call 540-568-3194, or 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.

Jul. 24, 2014 at 4:00 PM : On This Day Civil War anniversary program in Winchester, Va.

Kernstown Battlefield Association, 610 Battle Park Dr. On This Day Battle of Second Kernstown Anniversary Tour.  For more information, call 540-740-4545.


Kernstown Battlefield Park
610 Battle Park Drive
Winchester, VA 22601
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315-acre Civil War battlefield park contains the Kernstown Battlefield walking trails where the First and Second Battles of Kernstown occurred. Visit the battlefield Visitor Center and the 1854 Pritchard House where the family of Samuel and Helen Pritchard huddled in the cellar waiting for quiet to return to their farm.

Jul. 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM : Fairfield Carnival in Fairfield, Va.

Fairfield Carnival Grounds. Food, games parade on July 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call 540-460-6328.


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. 25, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM : Friday Night Vibe festival in Staunton, Va.

Every fourth Friday through October, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Downtown businesses open late, music and family activities on the streets. Stroll, shop, eat. 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.

Jul. 26, 2014 at 8:00 AM : Union Beach Classic Car Show in Buena Vista, Va.

Glen Maury Park. 16th annual event. Car show registration, 8 a.m. Trophies awarded at 12 p.m. Live entertainment shows begin at 1 p.m., dancing area. Rain or shine. Plenty of dancing area. Car show registration fee: $15 includes one free beach music concert ticket. General Admission: $25 per person $40 per couple. Free for ages under 12 adult admission. For more information, call 540-460-1576..


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.

Jul. 26, 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.

Jul. 26, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM : Josephine School Community Museum Annual Fundraiser in Millwood, Va.

Millwood Country Club. Jazz and Jambalaya - A New Orleans Inspired Evening. Appetizers, including steamed shrimp, followed by chicken and sausage jambalaya with corn bread, salad, and cajun vegetables. New Orleans music performed by the Lydia Lewis Quintet. For more information, call 540-955-5512.


Josephine School Community Museum
303 Josephine St.
Berryville, VA 22611
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Clarke County African American heritage and history is preserved at the restored Josephine City School museum and cultural center. The school has been part of a self-contained community situated on the outskirts of Berryville, Virginia for over 100 years. The one-story, two-room frame building was originally constructed in 1882.

Jul. 30, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM : Rock music concert in Berryville, Va.

Chet Hobert Park. Robbie Limon Band performs. Rain location indoors. Sponsored by Berryville Parks and Rec. For more information, call 540-955-5140 or visit www.clarkecounty.gov/parks.


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.

Aug. 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM : Saturday Luncheon series at Wades Mill in Raphine, Va.

55 Kennedy Wades Mill Loop. Simple Sublime French. All classes require advance reservations and payment. Class and luncheon: $30, luncheon only: $17.50. 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.

Aug. 2, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM : Outdoor Hymn Sing in Shenandoah, Va.

Shenandoah River Park. 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on June 7, July 12, Aug. 2, and Sept. 6. Organized by volunteers, free admission. For more information, call 540-652-6155.


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.

Aug. 3, 2014 at 2:00 PM : Tea at Historic Rosemont Manor in Berryville, Va.

Complimentary Moms and (Engaged) Daughters Tea. For more information, call 540-955-2834 or visit rosemont1811.com.


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.

Aug. 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM : The Art Group artist exhibition at Bowman-Shannon Gallery in Mt. Jackson, Va.

Miriam A. Kilmer: The Character Of The Shenandoah Valley, A Photographic Essay. Exhibition runs Aug. 1  Aug. 30. Meet the artist on Aug. 30, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.theartgroup.org.


 

Aug. 9, 2014 at 2:00 PM : Tea at Historic Rosemont Manor in Berryville, Va.

Sample menu on web site. Teas must be booked no later than two days prior to the desired tea date. eservations required. For more information, call 540-955-2834.  For more information, visit rosemont1811.com.


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.

Aug. 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM : Shenandoah County Route 11 Yard Crawl in Shenandoah County, Va.

10th Anniversary event. Yard sales stretche over 43 miles along U.S. Route 11, including nine historic towns, from New Market to Stephens City, Va. Commemorative totes and t-shirts available for sale. Collectibles, treasures, books, furniture and much, much more. Special discounts and sales from local businesses and many of the yard sales benefit local non-profit organizations. Drive with caution through traffic congestion. For more information, call 540-459-2542 or visit www.Route11YardCrawl.org.


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.

Aug. 10, 2014 at 3:00 PM : Cooking class and dinner at Wades Mill in Raphine, Va.

55 Kennedy Wades Mill Loop. The Southern Inn`s George Huger: Local chef and wine pairing. All classes require advance reservations and payment. $50 for class and dinner, $45 for dinner only. 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.
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