Things to see and do...

Jul. 24, 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.

Jul. 24, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM : Kids` Garden Yoga program at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Va.

901 Amherst St., Museum gardens. Kids and families do yoga, play movement games, and blow a few bubbles along the way, led by a certified yoga instructor. For ages 4-8, accompanied by an adult. Bring a yoga mat. Pre-registration required. Walk-ins, space permitting. Museum members: $3 per child. General admission for children: $5, accompanying adults admitted free. 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.

Jul. 24, 2014 at 10:30 AM : Youth program at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, Va.

95 Chalmers Ct. Paws, Claws, Hoofs, Fins and Wings to Read With Handley Regional Library Master Puppeteers. One of a series of Monday morning programs sponsored by the Clarke County branch of the Handley Regional Library. Free admission and open to the public. For more information, call 540-955-2004.


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.

Jul. 24, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM : Blandy Experimental Farm Book Club meeting in Boyce, Va.

Blandy library. Meets fourth Thursday each month from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Focusing on environmental topics, natural history and the natural world. Meetings will be in the on the fourth Thursday of each month. This month:  A Sand County Almanac, by Aldo Leopold. Light refreshments provided. For more information, all 540-837-1758, extension 287 or visit www.blandy.virginia.edu


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.

Jul. 24, 2014 at 4:00 PM : On This Day Civil War anniversary program in Winchester, Va.

Kernstown Battlefield Association, 610 Battle Park Dr. On This Day Battle of Second Kernstown Anniversary Tour.  For more information, call 540-740-4545.


Kernstown Battlefield Park
610 Battle Park Drive
Winchester, VA 22601
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315-acre Civil War battlefield park contains the Kernstown Battlefield walking trails where the First and Second Battles of Kernstown occurred. Visit the battlefield Visitor Center and the 1854 Pritchard House where the family of Samuel and Helen Pritchard huddled in the cellar waiting for quiet to return to their farm.

Jul. 24, 2014 at 6:00 PM : Theater production at Winchester Little Theatre in Winchester, Va.

315 W.Boscawen St. Disney`s The Little Mermaid. Performances July 19 to July 26. For more information, call 540-662-3331.


 

Jul. 24, 2014 at 6:00 PM : Dulcimer concert in Bridgewater, Va.

Maple Terrace Shenandoah Room, 210 Virginia Ave. Marsha Harris plays mountain dulcimer, bowed dulcimer, Native American flute, fiddle, penny whistle, and tenor banjo. Admission: $5 suggested donation at the door. For more information, visit www.marshaharrismusic.com.


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.

Jul. 24, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM : Shakin at the Station series concert in Staunton, Va.

Wharf parking area off Johnson Street. Thursdays, through Sept. 4, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Beverages and live music. Donation $2 at the door, benefits local charities. 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.

Jul. 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM : Fairfield Carnival in Fairfield, Va.

Fairfield Carnival Grounds. Food, games parade on July 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call 540-460-6328.


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.

Jul. 24, 2014 at 7:30 PM : Theater production at the Old Opera House in Charles Town, W.Va.

204 N. George St. The Wizard of Oz. Musical. Performance schedule: July 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m., July 26 and 27 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 for adults, $12 for students and children. For more information, call 304-725-4420 or visit www.oldoperahouse.org.


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.

Jul. 24, 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.

Jul. 24, 2014 at 8:45 PM : Movies on the Mall in Winchester, Va.

Loudoun St. Mall, in front of the 1840 Courthouse. Rio. Movies begin at approximately 8:45 p.m.Free admission. For more information, visit www.Winchesterva.gov/parks.


City of Winchester, Va.
1001 East Cork St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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Winchester is home of the annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, drawing approximately 250,000 visitors to the area. There are parks, a historic downtown walking mall and centuries-old architecture.  The city has an extensive Civil War history, changing hands many times during the War.

Jul. 25, 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.

Jul. 25, 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

Jul. 25, 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.

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