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Apr. 28, 2015 at 8:00 PM : Theater performance at James Madison Univerisity

Mainstage Theatre, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. The Cherry Orchard By Anton Chekhov. April 28 through May 2 at 8 p.m., May 3 at 2 p.m. Performed by students from JMU School of Theatre and Dance. 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.

Apr. 29, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM : Lexington Wednesday Farmers Market in Lexington, Va.

McClure Parking Lot behind Southern Inn. Every Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Locally-produced seasonal produce, plants, eggs, meats baked goods, coffee and handcrafted goods using natural materials from local farms. For more information, call 540-463-9234.


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.

Apr. 29, 2015 at 8:00 AM : Horse show at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Va.

Indoor Anderson Coliseum, 487 Maury River Road. Runs April 29 thorugh May 3. Lexington Spring Encore AA Hunter and Jumper Horse Show. Featuring a $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby on Friday and a $25,000 Grand Prix Show Jumping on Saturday evening. Free admission. 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.

Apr. 29, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM : Live glassblowing demonstrations daily in Staunton, Va.

202 S. Lewis St., near the train station in historic downtown Staunton.  Watch artists transform hot glass into colorful vases, ornaments, paperweights and more.  Sunspots features art glass and copper designs for home and garden made in its Staunton studios, as well as Sharon Kincheloe paintings, and jewelry, handbags, and accessories by American artists.  Pandora jewelry dealer.  Hours: Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and  Sundays 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Glassblowing demonstrations until 4 p.m. most days.


Sunspots Studios
202 S Lewis St.
Staunton, VA 24401
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Sunspots Studios is a gift gallery and glass blowing studio located in a historic building in downtown Staunton, Virginia. Glassblowing studios are open 7 days a week, with live glass blowing demonstrations every day until 4 p.m. A gift shop sells art glass and copper designs made locally in the glassblowing studios.

Apr. 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM : Theater production at Winchester Little Theater in Winchester, Va.

315 W Boscawen St. Cheaters. Farce. Peformances May 8-10, May 14-17, May 21-23. Box office open on and after April 29. Tickets: Adults, $19.75. Ages 62 and older, $17.75. Students, $15:50. $3 surcharge included in ticket price.  For more information, call 540-662-3331 or visit www.wltonline.org.


Winchester Little Theatre
315 West Boscawen St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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The Winchester Little Theatre was organized in 1929 to present, produce and encourage the production, acting, directing and writing of theatrical plays. It is located in an 1895 Pennsylvania Railroad freight station. The stage with allows the audience to sit on three sides.

Apr. 29, 2015 at 6:30 PM : Shenandoah Conservatory Faculty Recital at Shenandoah University

Goodson Recital Hall, 1460 University Drive. Ryan Romine, bassoon. Free admission. For more information, call 540-665-4569 or visit www.conservatoryperforms.org.


Shenandoah University
1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA 22601
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Shenandoah University offers more than 300 artistic performances a year on a campus located in Winchester, Va. The campus is located close to restaurants and shops that can be found at the historic Old Town Mall.

Apr. 29, 2015 at 7:30 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. Much Ado about Nothing. 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.

Apr. 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM : Art exhibition OASIS Art Gallery in Harrisonburg, Va.

103 S. Main St. Art in Your Home. Show continues through April 30. Free admission.  For more information, call 540-442-8188.


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.

Apr. 30, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM : Historical exhibition at The Heritage Museum in Dayton, Va.

382 High St. Rockingham Railroads. Open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission includes all the galleries, the automated Civil War map of Stonewall Jackson Valley campaign, bookstore and gift shop, and research library. For more information, call 540-879-2616 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.

Apr. 30, 2015 at 10:30 AM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. Wittenberg. Admission: Pay-what-you will. 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. 30, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM : Historical Exhibition at the Old Courthouse in Woodstock, Va.

Historic Courthouse Visitor Center, 103 N. Main St. Exhibition commemorates the 125th anniversary of Narrow Passage Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Continues until June 27. Open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sponsored by the Shenandoah County Historical Society. For more information, call 540-459-1795 or visit www.shenandoahcountyhistoricalsociety.org.


Shenandoah County Historical Society
508 Piccadilly St.
Edinburg, VA 22824
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Collects and preserves local historical material and artifacts. Identifies, surveys and catalogs sites, landmarks, structures and other physical objects that are worthy of preservation, as well as holds public programs about Shenandoah County history, including an annual May dinner meeting.

Apr. 30, 2015 at 6:00 PM : Country Music Party at Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, Va.

Sprint Tent. Nigel Holland and the Right On Band. For more informtation, visit TheBloom.com.


Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival
135 North Cameron St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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A series of more than thirty events including band competitions, dances, parades, circus, a 10K Race, the Coronation of Queen Shenandoah, Firefighters' events, and celebrities, The Bloom draws more than 250,000 visitors each April.

Apr. 30, 2015 at 7:30 PM : Lyceum concert at Bridgewater College

Carter Center for Worship and Music. The New Orchestra of Washington. 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.

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

10 S. Market St. Hamlet. TalkBack discussion session follows performance. 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. 30, 2015 at 8:00 PM : Roots music concert at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, Va.

95 Chalmers Ct. The Lomax Project: Bahamian sea chanties, African-American acappella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, ancient Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes and work songs collected from both well-known musicians and everyday folk: muleskinners, roustabouts, sawyers, prisoners, homemakers and schoolchildren. Admission: $20 in advance until 3 p.m. on the day of event, $25 at the door. For more information, call 540-955-2004 or visit 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.
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