Things to see and do...

Mar. 29, 2015 from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM : 5K Run and concert at James Madison University

A Latte Jive, Alzheimers Benefit 5K Run and Concert. Sigma Kappa and Tau Kappa Epsilon cosponsor annual 5k benefit for the Central and Western Virginia Chapter of the American Alzheimer`s Association. Live music follows 5K, coffee, decaf, tea, and water available afterward for partipating runners, compliments JMU Catering. 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.

Mar. 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. The White Devil. For more information, call 1-877-682-4236 or visit www.americanshakespearecenter.com.


The Blackfriars Playhouse - American Shakespeare Center
10 South Market Street
Staunton, VA 24401
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The Blackfriars Playhouse is the world’s only re-creation of a Shakespearean indoor theatre. The 300-seat theatre stages performances based on how Shakespeare's company originally performed plays at the original Shakespeare theatres. Performances are staged as a rotating repertory with the same actors in each of several concurrently-running plays.

Mar. 30, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM : Art exhibition at Carrier Arboretum in Harrisonburg, Va.

780 University Blvd. Frances Plecker Education Center. Art in the Arboretum. Runs through April 30, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Janet Lee Wright uses watercolor and acrylics to paint portraits of flowers and trees. Free admission. For more information, call 540-568-3194 or visit www.jmu.edu/arboretum.


Edith J. Carrier Arboretum
MSC 3705
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
website   •   Map

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.

Mar. 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM : Youth Art Contest at Shenandoah National Park Hosts for Wildflower Weekend

29th annual Wildflower Weekend runs May 9 and May 10, with hikes and programs focused on woodland wildflowers in the park. Wildflower art contest for area K-12 grade-level school and homeschool students living in Albemarle, Augusta, Greene, Madison, Page, Nelson, Rappahannock, Rockingham, and Warren Counties. Submit artword from home or through participating schools. Entries accepted between March 30 and April 12. Winning artwork will be displayed at park visitor centers. For more informatoin, call 540-999-3500, extension 3282, or visit www.nps.gov/shen.


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.

Mar. 30, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM : Historical exhibit at James Madison University

Lisanby Museum, Room 1108, Festival Conference and Student Center. James Madison. Curated by Outreach and Engagement, Madison Institutes in conjunction with James Madison Week. Runs March 16 to May 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Free admission. For more information, visit www.jmuforbescenter.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.

Mar. 30, 2015 at 7:00 PM : Visiting Scholars Program Lecture at James Madison University

Room 2105, Harrison Hall. Journalist Bob Marshall of The Lens, presents Losing Ground: Louisiana`s Coastal Crisis. Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters. Free admission. For more information, call 540-568-6472.


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.

Mar. 31, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM : Art exhibition at James Madison University

Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art. Seven artists exhibit the art of papercutting. Runs March 2 to April 10, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Free admission. For more information, visit www.jmuforbescenter.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.

Mar. 31, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM : Public art classes at Berkeley Art Works in Martinsburg, W.Va.

116 North Queen St. Weekly, three-hour sessions continue each Tuesday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m, through March 31 and on April 7 to April 28. Work in watercolor, acrylics, pastels, oil, apprpriate for all skill levels. Social and collaborative atmosphere with individualized coaching and guidance and an informal environment. Registration required. Open to the public. Admission: $80 for four sessions. For more information, call 304-620-7277 or visit artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/openstudio.


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.

Mar. 31, 2015 at 7:30 PM : Historical program at Virginia Military Institute

Turman Room, Preston Library. From Barcelona to Rockbridge Baths: The Art and Life of Pierre Daura, presented by Rockbridge Historical Society. Last in a three-part series about prominent 20th artists with Rockbridge County, Va. ties. Free admission. For more information, call 540-464-1058.


Virginia Military Institute
310 Letcher Avenue
Lexington, VA 24450
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The Virginia Military Institute (VMI) is the oldest state-supported military college and one of six senior military colleges in the United States.  Unlike any other state military college in the United States, all VMI students are military cadets. VMI offers cadets a spartan, physically demanding environment combined with strict military discipline. Cadet guided tours are nearly always offered daily. The 12-acre parade ground is dominated by the Barracks which is a National Historic Landmark.

Apr. 1, 2015 at 9:00 AM : Acting classes at Schultz Theatre in New Market, Va.

Ongoing Scene, Monologue and Song Classes continue through April 8. Work with texts and songs in a theatrical context. Admission $125. Discounted admission for returning students: $105. For more information, call 434-981-9700.


The Schultz Theatre and School of Performing Arts
9357 N. Congress St.
New Market, VA 22844
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Located in the historic Rouse Opera House building in New Market, Va., which had once housed the Rouse Opera House, the Town Hall and the Sheriffs office. The Schultz Theatre now hosts plays, musicals, concerts, improvisational events and dance.  The Rockingham Ballet Theatre also performs there.

Apr. 1, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM : New Image Gallery Exhibition at James Madison University

131 Grace St. Long, Long Journey to the Sea by Timothy H. McCoy. Mondays-Thursdays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.


James Madison University
800 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
website   •   Map

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.

Apr. 1, 2015 at 4:00 PM : Furious Flower Poetry Center Reading Series at James Madision University

Room 405, Taylor Hall. Ross Gay presents A Catalogue of Unabashed Gratitude, focusing on the themes of planting and gardening. For more information, visit www.jmu.edu/events


James Madison University
800 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
website   •   Map

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.

Apr. 1, 2015 at 7:30 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. The Taming of the Shrew. For more information, call 1-877-682-4236 or visit www.americanshakespearecenter.com.


The Blackfriars Playhouse - American Shakespeare Center
10 South Market Street
Staunton, VA 24401
website   •   Map

The Blackfriars Playhouse is the world’s only re-creation of a Shakespearean indoor theatre. The 300-seat theatre stages performances based on how Shakespeare's company originally performed plays at the original Shakespeare theatres. Performances are staged as a rotating repertory with the same actors in each of several concurrently-running plays.

Apr. 2, 2015 at 9:00 AM : Mountain Trout On-the-Stream Fly Fishing School at Murrays Fly Shop in Edinburg, Va.

121 S. Main St. Fishing Schools held at Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria, Va. April 2, 10, 17, 24 and May 1 sessions. Daily presentation at Graves Mountain Lodge followed by fishing trip to a native brook trout stream high in the Blue Ridge Mountains. One on one on-the-stream instruction. Fly rod and reel outfits provided for use during school, available for sale. Five students per school with one instructor. Admission: $196 per person, lodging not included. Cancellation Policy: Full refunds for cancellations 60 days before the date of your school, a full refund is issued, otherwise flys shop gift certificate issued less a $50 cancellation fee. For more information, visit www.murraysflyshop.com/mountain-trout-on-the-stream-fly-fishing-school.


Murrays Fly Fishing Shop
121 S. Main Street
Edinburg, VA 22824
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Harry Murray is a native of Edinburg, Virginia,on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.  He has published numerous articles in national fly fishing magazines and eight books.   His seminars at Murray's Fly Shop in Edinburg include fly fishing for trout and smallmouth bass, and fly tying.

Apr. 2, 2015 at 9:00 AM : Mountain Trout On-the-Stream Fly Fishing School at Murrays Fly Shop in Edinburg, Va.

121 S. Main St. Fishing Schools held at Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria, Va. April 2, 10, 17, 24 and May 1 sessions. Daily presentation at Graves Mountain Lodge followed by fishing trip to a native brook trout stream high in the Blue Ridge Mountains. One on one on-the-stream instruction. Fly rod and reel outfits provided for use during school, available for sale. Five students per school with one instructor. Admission: $196 per person, lodging not included. Cancellation Policy: Full refunds for cancellations 60 days before the date of your school, a full refund is issued, otherwise flys shop gift certificate issued less a $50 cancellation fee. For more information, visit www.murraysflyshop.com/mountain-trout-on-the-stream-fly-fishing-school.


Murrays Fly Fishing Shop
121 S. Main Street
Edinburg, VA 22824
website   •   Map

Harry Murray is a native of Edinburg, Virginia,on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.  He has published numerous articles in national fly fishing magazines and eight books.   His seminars at Murray's Fly Shop in Edinburg include fly fishing for trout and smallmouth bass, and fly tying.
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