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Sep. 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM : Peace festival in Staunton, Va.

13 South New St. Harmony Moon - International Day of Peace. Sept. 20 and Sept. 21. Make a Prayer Flag for Peace, take the Peace Pledge. Photograph yourself as a Hippie Peacenik. Light refreshments from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 20. Massages on Oct. 21 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.


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.

Sep. 21, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM : Apple Harvest Arts and Crafts Festival in Winchester, Va.

1001 E. Cork St. Jim Barnett Park. Arts and crafts vendors, food, apple-themed displays, apple pie baking/eating contests, live music, youth activities, and Civil War exhibit. For more information, visit winchesterrotary.com.


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.

Sep. 21, 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.

Sep. 21, 2014 at 3:00 PM : Gospel music concert in Berryville, Va.

St. Luke Baptist Church, 17 Liberty St. The Spiritual Harmonizers in concert at 3 p.m. Sponsored by The Deaconess of St. Luke Baptist Church. Free admission, open to the public. For more information, call 540-955-1883.


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.

Sep. 22, 2014 at 9:00 AM : Watercolor art exhibition in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen St. Berkeley Arts Council presents a West Virginia Watercolor Society Signature Exhibit. Exhibition runs from Sept. 5 through Sept. 28. Watercolor artists from throughout West Virginia, including artists from the Eastern Panhandle region. For more information, visit www.berkeleyartswv.org.


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.

Sep. 22, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM : International CommUNITY Celebration in Harrisonburg , Va.

International Programs theme: One World, Many Stories. From Sept. 22 through 26. Opens from 11 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 22 with an international bazaar on The Commons, featuring street vendors, food. Cultural parade with performance from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Weekloong events include a debate, a JMU musical concert, study abroad fair, photo contest and world cup soccer tournament. For more information, visit www.jmu.edu/international/get-involved/iweek/index.shtml.


James Madison University
800 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
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James Madison University is the only university in America named for U.S. President James Madison. Established in 1908, the university offers a broad range of the liberal arts programs. The university has been a coeducational institution since 1966.

Sep. 23, 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.

Sep. 24, 2014 at 9:00 AM : Poetry conference at James Madison University

Furious Flower Poetry Center. Seeding the Future of African American Poetry. Sept. 24-27. For more information, visit www.FuriousFlower2014.com.


James Madison University
800 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
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James Madison University is the only university in America named for U.S. President James Madison. Established in 1908, the university offers a broad range of the liberal arts programs. The university has been a coeducational institution since 1966.

Sep. 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM : Watermelon Park Fest in Berryville, Va.

3322 Lockes Mill Rd. 11th Annual Watermelon Park Fest, a family-friendly music festival presented by Shepherds Ford Productions on Sept. 25-27, located on the Shenandoah River just outside of Berryville. Festivities include concerts, dances, workshops, band and pickin contests, activities, open jams, food and craft vendors, and more. For more information, call 540-955-1621 or visit watermelonparkfest.com


Watermelon Park Campground
3322 Lockes Mill Rd.
Berryville, VA 22611
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Watermelon Park Campground was once a watermelon field along the Shenandoah River near Berryville, Virginia, until 1940, when people started  gathering regularly to play bluegrass music. By 1965, a three-day bluegrass festival was held. Now offering primitive tent camping next to the river, RV camping, river tubing, kayaking and canoeing.

Sep. 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM : Tri-State Antique Truck Show in Clear Brook, Va.

Frederick County Fairgrounds. 155 Fairground Rd.. Antique trucks, fire trucks, farm tractors, and military vehicles in working condition. Day-long event. Admission: $2, ages under 12 admitted free.


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.

Sep. 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM : Summer Swing Series at George Washington Hotel in Winchester, Va.

Tickets: $20 per person, $35 per couple.
Doors open 6:30 p.m., music at 7 p.m. Advanced tickets available or in cash at the door.


George Washington Hotel
103 E. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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The deco style of George Washington Hotel dates from 1924, with marble floors, soaring ceilings, and the original front desk. Fully restored in 2008 it features modern accommodations with jazz lounge and indoor pool and grand ballroom.

Sep. 26, 2014 at 10:00 AM : Cooking class and luncheon at Wades Mill in Raphine, Va.

55 Kennedy Wades Mill Loop. Fall Foraging: Prepare a local Rockbridge County meal. Class at 10 a.m., luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Admission: $17.50. Lunch and cooking class: $30. 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.

Sep. 26, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM : Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival in Berryville, Va.

Clarke County Ruritan Fair Grounds, 890 West Main St. Ninth annual event, Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Alpacas, Goats, Llamas, Rabbits, Sheep. Juried fleeces and fiber for sale. Demonstrations, classes, competitions. Over 75 juried artisans and vendors. No pets. Admission: $5 for adults, ages under 12, free admission. For more information, visit www.shenandoahvalleyfiberfestival.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.

Sep. 26, 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
website   •   Map

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.

Sep. 27, 2014 at 8:00 AM : Clay Shoot in Berryville, Va.

Prospect Hall. 100 targets from 14 stations. Registration: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Shooters on the course at 9:15 a.m. Prizes awarded to High Scoring Man, Woman and Junior. Benefits Powhatan School. Pre-registeration entry fee before Sept. 21: $100, then $110, Lunch included. Spectators only: $25, includes lunch.


Berryville, Virginia
23 E. Main St.
Berryville, VA 22611
website   •   Map

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.
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