Things to see and do...

Sep. 16, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM : History workshops at Josephine School Community Museum in Berrville, Va.

Josephine School Community Museum. The Middle Potomac History Researchers meets every third Tuesday, focusing on African American history and genealogy research within the North Central Potomac River watershed. 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.

Sep. 16, 2014 at 4:30 PM : Film presentation at Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg, Va.

41-F Court Square. Calvary. Drama, Rated R. Show schedule continues at 4:30 p.m. from Sept. 13 through Sept. 18. For more information, call 540-433-9189 or visit valleyarts.org.


Court Square Theater
61 Graham St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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Court Square Theater is located in the Arts and Cultural center of Harrisonburg, Virginia. The 250-seat Court Square Theater is operated by the Valley Arts Council, a non-profit group whose mission is to offer a wide range of live performances as well as an independent and foreign film series.

Sep. 16, 2014 at 5:00 PM : OASIS Fine Art and Craft art exhibition opening in Harrisonburg, Va.

103 S. Main St. Part of First Friday celebration in Harrisonburg. Painted Wood. Show continues through Sept. 30. Dollhouse, painted in a Dr. Seuss theme, displayed by Jewel Hertzler. The August exhibition featuring Brenda Fairweather, Thrown and Woven, also continues through of Sept. 30. For more information, call 540-442-8188 or visit www.oasisfineartandcraft.org.


Oasis Gallery
103 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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Forty artists specializing in painting, drawing, glass, photography, ceramics, jewelry, fiber art, wood, metal, sculpture, wearable art, hand-blown glass, pottery and mixed media, in a historic art deco building. Open noon to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Noon to 8 p.m. on Friday. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Sep. 16, 2014 at 5:00 PM : Bingo games at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Va.

Every Tuesday and Thursday. Doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $1 to $25 for a bingo card. For more information, call 540-464-2950.


Virginia Horse Center
487 Maury River Road
Lexington, VA 24450
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The Virginia Horse Center is a 600-acre facility includes a 4,000-seat indoor arena, eight barns that can accommodate 1,200 horses, 19 show rings, two additional indoor arenas, cross-country and combined driving courses, restaurants, campgrounds and shops. It operates as a non-profit organization for equestrian competition, education and recreation.

Sep. 17, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM : Lexington Farmers Market in Lexington, Va.

Southern Inn Parking Lot. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., every Wednesday. Featuring locally produced meats, produce, baked goods and more.


Lexington Farmers Market
Jefferson St.
Lexington, VA 24450
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The Lexington Downtown Farmers Market is an open-air, seasonal market operating from May through October, located on McCrum's Parking Lot, Jefferson Street, in Lexington, Va.

Sep. 17, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM : Waynesboro Farmers Market in Waynesboro, Va.

Constitution Park, 215 W. Main St., Under the Pavilion by the South River. Saturdays and Wednesdays. Saturday Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday Market from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 3 through Nov. 1.


Waynesboro Farmers Market
223 W. Main St.
Waynesboro, VA 22980
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The Waynesboro Farmers Market is located at the Pavilion at Constitution Park, 223 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Va., and is open on Wednesdays, April 21 through September 29 from 3 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Sep. 17, 2014 at 9:00 AM : Opus Art workshop series in Berryville, Va.

2330 Crums Church Road. Fused Glass Jewelry: No previous experience necessary. Beginning Sculpture: Clay modeling and sculpting using air-dry clay techniques. Co-Sponsored by Clarke County Parks and Recreation and Opus Oaks. Registration at County Parks and Recreation online at www.opusoaks.org. For more information, call 540-955-4226.


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. 17, 2014 at 9:00 AM : Walk-Up Plant Sale at Carrier Arboretum in Harrisonburg, Va.

Francis Plecker Educational Center, 780 University Blvd. Runs through Oct. 15. In-bloom natives, exotics and cultivars perennials, shrubs, and trees.


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. 17, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM : Public program at Blandy Experimental Farm in Boyce, Va.

Soup, Salad and a Stroll. Walking tour of gardens and collections at Blandys Arboretum, followed by catered, soup and salad lunch in the arborteum library. Reservations required, limited availabilities. Admission: Foundation members, $25. Non-members, $30. For more information, call 540-837-1758, extension 224.


State Arboretum at Blandy Experimental Farm
400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620
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Blandy Experimental Farm is a 700-acre University of Virginia research facility and the home of the State Arboretum of Virginia, displaying more than 8,000 trees and shrubs, including nearly half the world’s pine species, the Virginia Native Plant Trail, the Boxwood Memorial Garden, ginkgo trees, an herb garden and more.

Sep. 17, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM : Walking tour at Blandy Experimental Farm in Boyce, Va.

Soup, Salad and a Stroll: catered, soup and salad lunch in library then tour the grounds. Admission: Foundation members, $25. Non-members, $30. Limited availability, reservations required. For more information, call 540-837-1758, extension 224 or visit www.blandy.virginia.edu/our-foundation/online_payments.


State Arboretum at Blandy Experimental Farm
400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620
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Blandy Experimental Farm is a 700-acre University of Virginia research facility and the home of the State Arboretum of Virginia, displaying more than 8,000 trees and shrubs, including nearly half the world’s pine species, the Virginia Native Plant Trail, the Boxwood Memorial Garden, ginkgo trees, an herb garden and more.

Sep. 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM : Artist exhibitions at Warehouse Art Gallery in Luray, Va.

15 Campbell St. Pottery exhibit by Vienna artist BJ Schmidt. Horse paintings by Richmond artist Alice Simon. Watercolor paintings by Madison artist Mack Rowe. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., For more information, call 540-742-3620.


Luray Downtown Initiative
47-A West Main Street
Luray, VA 22835
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Luray offers recreational activities, major attractions, and cultural history, and a registered National Historic District, where festivals, performing arts, paved walking trails, museums and monuments are accessible year round. Century-old buildings house antique, boutique, and outdoor stores. Restaurants are located walking distance of accommodations.

Sep. 17, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM : Holiday ornament-making workshop at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Va.

901 Amherst St. Artsy Ornaments. Make holiday ornaments, one to take, and one to leave for the Museum lobby Christmas tree. Visit Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art exhibition, then make decorative ornaments. Series continues monthly through October, each session with a different theme. Register for all four sessions and receive a storage box. Sessions from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Register by Aug. 6, includes gallery admission until 6 p.m. Limited seating. Museum members: $10, General admission: $15. For more information, call 540-662-1473, extension 240 or visit www.theMSV.org.


Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22801
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The regional Museum of the Shenandoah Valley interprets art, history, and culture. There's an eighteenth century house, six acres gardens, and a museum building designed by noted architect Michael Graves. A number of daily museum tours are offered open year-round; the house and gardens are open March through November.

Sep. 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM : Battle of Cedar Creek Tour at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historic Park

Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation Headquarters. Two-hour guided car-caravan tour. Follow a park ranger vehicle along a various waypoints that interpret the Battle of Cedar Creek. Sept. 17, 19, 20, 24, 26 and 27 at 2 p.m.


Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historic Park
8708 Valley Pike
Middletown, VA 22645
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The National Park Service works with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Belle Grove, Inc., Shenandoah County, Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation and the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation manage and preserve the 3,700-acre "Partnership Park" and its resources. Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP is also a park still in development.

Sep. 17, 2014 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM : Madison Vision Series lecture at James Madision University

Concert Hall, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. Justice William C. Mims presents Be It Ever So Humble: Justice as a Virtue. Free admission and open to the public.


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. 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. Cyrano de Bergerac. 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.

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