Things to see and do...

Aug. 1, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM : Farmers Market in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Town Square. Every Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local produce, fresh doughnuts. For more information, visit www.travelwv.com.


The Station at Shepherdstown
100 Audrey Egle Dr.
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
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The Station was built around 1880 and has been managed by a non-profit corporation since 1992. Along with a dentist office, weekly classes in yoga, belly dancing, Morris dancing and karate. Private events and church services are held there on weekends.

Aug. 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM : Arts festival at Old Opera House in Charles Town, W.Va.

Summertime Arts Soiree. 8th annual gala event Aug. 1 and Aug. 2. Aug. 1 opening celebration features ors d`oeuvres, wine and live music: $37.50. Free admission on Aug. 2. For more information, call 304-725-4420.


Old Opera House Theater
204 North George St.
Charles Town, WV 25414
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The Old Opera House was built in 1910. In 1978 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. There are six stage plays each season along with dinner and black box theater, and concerts. The theater seats 500 people and features a curved balcony.

Aug. 1, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM : Harrisonburg-Historic Cromer-Trumbo House tours in Dayton, Va.

Heritage Museum, 382 High St. Air-conditioned 1840s Cromer-Trumbo House open for narrated Friday tours from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 1. Large Victorian collection. Fraktur and folk art and early fiber arts and crafts artisan demonstrations. No reservations necessary. Group tours welcome year-round by appointment. Admission: $5 for the house tour, or $10 for the house and museum, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and house. Free admission for museum members. For more information, call 540-849-2616 or visit www.heritagecenter.com.


The Heritage Museum
382 High St.
Dayton, VA 22821
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The Heritage Center now boasts over 5000 square feet of exhibit space, with permanent exhibits featuring Invincible Spirit: History in the Heart of the Shenandoah and The Art of Tradition: Shenandoah Valley Folk Art. The museum is owned and operated by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society whose more than 1,000 members come from every part of the U.S. and is home to the Stonewall Jackson electric map that illustrates the Civil War Valley Campaign of 1862.

Aug. 1, 2014 at 3:00 PM : Guided walking tours in downtown Lexington, Va.

Meet at the Lexington Visitor Center. Every Friday at 3 p.m., from April through November. Rain or shine. No reservations required. Wear comfortable shoes. For more information, call 540-463-3777.


Downtown Lexington, Virginia
100 East Washington St.
Lexington, VA 24450
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Lexington is the home of Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, the Virginia Horse Center, Washington & Lee University, Virginia Military Institute and many more scenic, historic sites. The historic downtown is home to beautiful old buildings and unique shops

Aug. 1, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM : Art exhibition at Darrin-McHone Gallery in Harrisonburg, Va.

Arts Council of the Valley, Smith House. 311 S. Main St. Opening event on Aug. 1 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. for exhitibiton: Refraction of Wounds, an art and poetry exhibit featuring the work of Angela M. Carter and Dave Buracker. p to cultivate abstract snapshots as a conversation on sadness and heartache.


Smith House - Darrin-McHone Fine Art Gallery
311 South Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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To save the ca. 1867 Smith House, the fourth oldest house in Harrisonburg from demolition, it was then from nearby Liberty Street and its interior was renovated in 2005. Now home to the Darrin-McHone Fine Art Gallery, it features monthly art exhibitions.

Aug. 1, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM : Weekly Wine Tasting in Lexington, Va.

Washington St. Purveyors. Fridays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call 540-464-9463.


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.

Aug. 1, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM : Gallery Walk in Lexington, Va.

20 W. Washington St. Stroll through the galleries along Washington St. Free admission. For more information, call 540-464-4440.


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.

Aug. 1, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM : First Fridays Downtown in Harrisonburg, Va.

Downtown area. Extended hours at many shops and businesses, performances by local artists, musicians, and more. Presented by Arts Council of the Valley and Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance. For more information, visit  www.ValleyArts.org.


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.

Aug. 1, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM : Fridays in the Park concert in Buena Vista, Va.

Glen Maury Park. Power Play performs mix of pop, dance and funk music from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission: $4 per person. For more information, call 540-261-7321.


Glen Maury Park
10 10th St.
Buena Vista, VA 24416
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Glen Maury Park was created in 1971 in the town of Buena Vista. Glen Maury is a Scottish name meaning Valley of the nearby Maury River. The historic Paxton house is located in the park and is a Virginia historic landmark. The park includes a 315-acre camping and recreational facility.

Aug. 1, 2014 at 6:00 PM : Guided Civil War walking tour in Winchester, Va.

Meet guide at Kurtz Building, 2 N. Cameron St. Learn about the citizens and the events that took place in Winchester during that stirring period of time. Tours schedule: 6 p.m. on the first and second Friday of every month from June through Oct.: Aug. 1, Aug. 8, Sept. 5, Sept. 12, Oct. 3 and Oct. 10, all at 6 p.m. Reservations required. Admission: $5 per person. For more information, call 540-542-1326.


Winchester-Frederick County CVB & Visitors Center
1400 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.
Winchester, VA 22601
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The Winchester-Frederick County Convention & Visitors Bureau is open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Visitors Center includes a Civil War history information center with interactive touch-screen kiosk and video.

Aug. 1, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM : Friday Night Wine Downs at Veramar Vineyard in Berryville, Va.

905 Quarry Road. Live music and wine. Food items available from light menu for purchase until 9 p.m. For more information, call 540-955-5510 or visit www.veramar.com.


Veramar Vineyards
905 Quarry Rd.
Berryville, VA 22611
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Veramar Vineyard is a family-run winery on a 100-acre private estate and winery about an hour from Washington D.C. Full-bodied Virginia wines featuring Virginia Terroir.

Aug. 1, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM : Saturdays in the Park concert series in Buena Vista, Va.

Glen Maury Park. Bluez Doctors perform from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission: $4 per person. For more information, call 540-261-7321.


Glen Maury Park
10 10th St.
Buena Vista, VA 24416
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Glen Maury Park was created in 1971 in the town of Buena Vista. Glen Maury is a Scottish name meaning Valley of the nearby Maury River. The historic Paxton house is located in the park and is a Virginia historic landmark. The park includes a 315-acre camping and recreational facility.

Aug. 1, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM : First Fridays Art Walk in Winchester, Va.

Loudoun St. Mall, Old Town Winchester Special gallery events, live music in restaurants and cafes, extended shopping hours. Art Exhibit and Sale: Return of the Downtown Trees. Artisans who received trees removed in 2013 due to downtown renovations return with the artwork and furniture created from them, on display from 12 p.m. till dusk. For more information, visit www.oldtownwinchesterva.com.


Shenandoah Arts Council Galleries
811 South Loudoun St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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The Shenandoah Arts Council is an arts service organization, the Council supports and promotes the diverse and vibrant artists and arts organizations in Winchester, Va.  The support area also includes Frederick, Clarke, Warren and Shenandoah in Virginia; as well as adjacent counties in both West Virginia and Maryland. SAC owns and operates an arts facility which encompasses three different galleries. The Council offers rotating exhibitions as well as artistic performances, classes, and special events, including a monthly First Friday event held on the historic Loudoun St. mall.

Aug. 1, 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.

Aug. 1, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM : The Art Group First Friday at Bowman Shannon Cultural Art Center in Mt. Jackson, Va.

Bowman Shannon Cultural Art Center, 5998 Main Street in Mt. Jackson, Va. Live music, food and drink. Music by Pam Napier Uhl. Original art work for sale by local artists. Bring food to add to the refreshment table - not required. Free admission, donations for musicians. For more information, call 540-477-4131 or visit www.theartgroup.org.


The Art Group Gallery
5998 Main St.
Mt. Jackson, VA 22842
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The Art Group is a non-profit cooperative gallery whose goal is to promote art and artists in the Shenandoah Valley and welcomes new exhibitors.  Art works of resident and visiting artists are displayed for viewing and sale at the gallery.  The Art Group offers classes, workshops, demonstrations and live music events. The Art Group is now located at the Shannon-Bowman Cultural Arts Center in Mt. Jackson, Va.
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