Things to see and do...

Oct. 21, 2014 at 7:30 PM : Convocation lecture at Bridgewater College

Cole Hall. Dr. Michael S. Neiberg, professor of history in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the United States Army War College and author of Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I. Free admission, 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. 23, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM : Diwali celebration at Mary Baldwin College

Miller Chapel, 110 N. Market St.


Mary Baldwin College
318 Prospect Street
Staunton, VA 24401
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Founded as Augusta Female Seminary in 1842, pioneering education of women. The oldest institution of higher education for women in the nation affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Augusta Female Seminary was renamed Mary Baldwin Seminary in 1895 and became Mary Baldwin College in 1923.

Oct. 24, 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.

Oct. 25, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM : Pumpkin Festival at Marker-Miller Orchards in Winchester, Va.

3035 Cedar Creek Grade. Already-picked or pick your own pumkins available. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin rolls, pumpkin bars and pumpkin donuts from our bakery. Food available. Free admisison. For more information, visit www.markermillerorchards.com.


Marker-Miller Orchard
3035 Cedar Creek Grade
Winchester, VA 22602
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Farm market with pick-your-own fruits and vegetables.  Picnic tables available for packing a lunch or purchasing food from the food building, open every weekend August-October.  Indoor market with bakery.  Hosts several agri-tourism events each fall.

Oct. 25, 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. 25, 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. 29, 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. 31, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM : Halloween dance at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, Va.

95 Chalmers Court. Haunting Halloween Dance. Virginia-themed costumes encouraged. Prizes. Bring your own broom. Cash bar, food available.
Parking available at the Government Center. DJ. Hosted by Barns of Rose Hill and Berryville Main St. Reservations required, limited availabilities. Admission: $20 per person in advance or $25 per person at the door. For more information, call 540-955-2004 or 540-955-4001


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. 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.
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