Things to see and do...

Oct. 1, 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. 1, 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. 1, 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. 1, 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.

Oct. 1, 2014 at 9:00 AM : Private greenhouse shopping at Carrier Arboretum in Harrisonburg, Va.

Advance reservation required. Natives, exotics and cultivars perennials, shrubs, and trees, with $50 minimum purchase required. April 21 through Oct. 15.  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. 1, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM : Garden Walkabout program at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Va.

901 Amherst St., meet at the garden entrance. Behind-the-scenes garden tour. Includes moderate walking. Wear comfortable shoes, dress for the weather. Free admission for Museum members, General admission: $10. For more information, call 540-662-1473 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. 1, 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. 1 - Oct. 4, Oct. 7 - Oct. 11, Oct. 13 - Oct. 16, Oct. 21 - Oct. 25, and Oct. 27 - Oct. 31 at 11:30 a.m., Oct. 5, 12, and 26 at 2:30 p.m. Special 1864 Belle Grove in a Box progam on Oct. 4 and 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. 1, 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. Oct. 1, 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 20, 24, 25, and Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. Oct. 10 at 10 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. 1, 2014 at 4:00 PM : Latino Film Festival at Court Square Theater in Harrionsburg, Va.

41-F Court Square. Runs Oct. 1 through Oct. 5. Films from Mexico, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico. All films run in Spanish with English subtitles. For more information, call 540-433-9189 or visit www.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.

Oct. 1, 2014 at 7:30 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. The Comedy of Errors. 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.

Oct. 1, 2014 at 7:30 PM : Theater performance at Mary Baldwin College

Fletcher Collins Theatre, Deming Fine Arts Center. Quilters, performed by Mary Baldwin College Theatre. Show times run Oct. 1 through Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m. on Oct. 5. Tickets: $12 for adults, $7 for all students, MBC faculty and staff, and seniors. For more information, visit www.mbc.edu/arts/theatre or call 540-887-7189.


Mary Baldwin College
318 Prospect Street
Staunton, VA 24401
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Founded as Augusta Female Seminary in 1842, pioneering education of women. The oldest institution of higher education for women in the nation affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Augusta Female Seminary was renamed Mary Baldwin Seminary in 1895 and became Mary Baldwin College in 1923.

Oct. 2, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM : Youth Art exhibition at James Madison University

Memorial Hall first and second floors. Seventh Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition. More than 120 works of art created by students from Harrisonburg City Public Schools, Eastern Mennonite School, Redeemer Classical School and Woodland Montessori School. Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Runs through Dec. 16. Supported by JMU College of Education. Free admission. For more information, visit www.jmu.edu/coe/aayae2014.shtml.


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. 2, 2014 at 10:30 AM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. Macbeth. 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.

Oct. 2, 2014 at 10:42 AM : Art exhibition in downtown Staunton, Va.

Co-Art Gallery, 22 West Beverley St. October Featured Artist: Christine Rooney, from Lynchburg. Runs Sept. 26 through Oct. 23.


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.

Oct. 2, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM : Art photo exhibition in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Back Space Gallery, 116 North Queen St. Opens Oct. 2. Selection of photographs from the March Dance Works Festival, featuring approximately 100 female dancers that participated in a dance program, by local photographer Rip Smith, with additional images by Mary-Jo Bennett. Runs through Oct. 26 on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Reception on Oct. 11 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.berkeleyartswv.org.


Apollo Civic Theater
128 East Martin St.
Martinsburg, VW 25402
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Used for local theater productions since the 1970s, the Apollo Civic Theater produces six main-stage shows each year, plus a summer youth production. Community events include the Coronation of Queen Pomona during the Apple Harvest Festival in October and the Miss Berkeley County Pageant in February.
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