Things to see and do...

Oct. 21, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM : Harrisonburg Farmers Market in Harrisonburg, Va.

Turner Pavilion, 228. S. Liberty St. Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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.

Oct. 21, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM : Institute for Visual Studies art Exhibition at James Madison University

Room 208, Roop Hall. The Art of the Puppet. Sept. 9 through Oct. 31. Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. Puppet-making and performance, includes marionettes and shadow puppets. For more information, call 540-568-5656.


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.

Oct. 21, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM : Gallery Explorers program series at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Va.

901 Amherst St. Explore the Second Time Around exhibition.For ages 4 and up. Use repurposed materials to make artwork to take home. Museum members: $3 per child. Admission: $5 per child. No charge for adults. Pre-registration required. Walk-in admission subject to availability. 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.

Oct. 21, 2014 at 11:30 AM : Belle Grove in a Box at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park

Front lawn at Belle Grove Plantation. Interactive 30 minute program about history and settlement of the Valley, the Battle of Cedar Creek and the impact of the Civil War. Surrounding landscape features are represented by props in a way that provides geographic orientation. Appropriate for all ages. Oct. 21 - Oct. 25, and Oct. 27 - Oct. 31 at 11:30 a.m., Oct. 26 at 2:30 p.m. Special 1864 Belle Grove in a Box progam on Oct. 7 at 2:30 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.

Oct. 21, 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.

Oct. 21, 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.

Oct. 21, 2014 at 7:30 PM : Convocation lecture at Bridgewater College

Cole Hall. Dr. Michael S. Neiberg, professor of history in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the United States Army War College and author of Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I. 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.

Oct. 21, 2014 at 8:00 PM : Symphonic Band concert at James Madison University

Concert Hall, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit www.jmu.edu/forbescenter.


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.

Oct. 22, 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.

Oct. 22, 2014 at 9:00 AM : OASIS Fine Art and Craft art exhibition opening in Harrisonburg, Va.

103 S. Main St.Alyce Pollock: turned wooden art. Runs through Oct. 31. Free admission. 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.

Oct. 22, 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.

Oct. 22, 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.

Oct. 22, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM : Tiny Tales Story Time program at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Va.

901 Amherst St. Glen Burnie House library. Pop-in program.  Stories read aloud by MSV volunteers and former educators. For ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult. Free admission. For more information, 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.

Oct. 22, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM : Bonsai Workshop at Carrier Arboretum in Harrisonburg, Va.

780 University Blvd., Frances Plecker Education Center. Oct. 22 and 29 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Arboretum Grounds Manager and Bonsai Master Mike Hott leads the two-part workshop  Admission: $40 fee, includes materials. 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.

Oct. 22, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM : Artsy Ornaments program at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Va.

901 Amherst St., Glen Burnie House and Gardens. Oct. 22 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visit Glen Burnie House and surrounding gardens for inspiration, then make ornaments: one to keep and one for lobby Christmas tree. Registration required by Oct. 20. 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
website   •   Map

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.
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