Things to see and do...

Oct. 26, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM : Fall Farm Festival: History Weekend at Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane, Va.

11012 Edmonds Ln. Various locations throughout the park, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26 activities: Historic Area: Blacksmith Shop, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.. The Farmers Forge. Living history demonstrations by members of the Blacksmith Guild of the Potomac. Historic Area: Mount Bleak Back Porch, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.. Ghosts of Mount Bleak House Tours. Digging the Past, Historic Area, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.. Join Park Rangers at dig site and hunt for actual artifacts. Free, hands-on history lesson appropriate for all ages. Colonial Cooking, 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Historic Area: Log Kitchen.  For more information, call 540-592-3556.


Sky Meadows State Park
11012 Edmonds Ln
Markham, VA 20144
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Sky Meadows State Park is located in Clarke and Fauquier counties, on the eastern side of the Blue Ridge Mountains that border the Shenandoah Valley. The park offers rolling pastures and woodlands, beautiful vistas and access to the Appalachian Trail, hiking, fishing, picnicking, horseback riding, primitive camping, and special programs.

Oct. 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM : Symphony orchestra concert at James Madision University

Concert Hall, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. JMU Symphony Orchestra. For more information, visit www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/10/26-symphony-orchestra.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. 26, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM : Music Under the Arbor at Wisteria Farm and Vineyard in Stanley, Va.

1126 Marksville Rd. Blue Note Duo. For more information, call 540-742-1489 or visit www.wisteriavineyard.com.


Wisteria Farm & Vineyard
1126 Marksville Rd
Stanley, VA 22851
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A small winery on the western slope of the Blue Ridge mountains is a working 1890s farm with flock of natural-colored Romney sheep and free-roaming chickens, Victorian house and vineyard. Picknicing, deck. Sustainable agriculture practices. Wine offerings include Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Viognier, Traminette, Seyval, Merlot, Carmine, and Norton.

Oct. 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM : Symphony Orchestra 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. 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. Edward II. 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. 26, 2014 at 3:30 PM : Youth Symphony concert at Eastern Mennonite University

Lehman Auditorium. Musical Treats concert for children presented by the Shenandoah Valley Youth Symphony. Local orchestra members. Family-friendly, for all ages. Optional treats of in costume. Free admission, open to the public. For more information, call 540-432-4277.


Eastern Mennonite University
1200 Park Rd.
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
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Founded in 1917 by the Mennonite Church. Over the years EMU has grown from a small Bible academy into a fully-accredited university with over 1,600 students in more than 35 undergraduate programs, seminary and five graduate programs.

Oct. 26, 2014 at 7:30 PM : Peace Corps Symposium at Bridgewater College

Carter Center for Worship and Music. BC graduate Alex Murphy, former Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana, Africa. 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. 27, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 8:16 AM : Art exhibition at Bridgewater College

Cleo Driver Miller Art Gallery. Days of Wine and Roses, paintings by Harrisonburg, Va. artist Ragan McManus. Artist Talk and Reception on Oct. 20 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Boitnott Room. Exhibition schedule: Oct. 20 - Nov. 19. Mondays - Thursdays, 8 a.m. to midnight. Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. One p.m. to to 11 p.m. on Sundays. Free admission, open to the public.


Cleo Driver Miller Art Gallery at Bridgewater Coll
402 East College Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812
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Located on the second floor of the Alexander Mack Memorial Library the gallery is a formal exhibition space for exhibits of work by students, local and nationally-recognized artists.

Oct. 27, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM : Art exhibition at Washington and Lee University

The Gallery at The Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics. Women Beyond Western Borders. Runs through Jan. 15, Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call 540-458-8602 or visit www.flickr.com/photos/wluwilliams/sets/.


Wilson Hall, Washington & Lee University
204 W. Washington St.
Lexington, VA 24450
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Wilson Hall is a 300–seat state-of-the-art concert hall at Washington & Lee University.  Student, faculty, and ensemble groups, as well also world-renowned concert artists perform there. The high-tech auditorium acoustics can be "tuned" to match individual conditions and performances.

Oct. 27, 2014 at 9:00 AM : Opus Art workshop series in Berryville, Va.

2330 Crums Church Road. Exploring Watercolors: Six classes beginning Oct. 27 for ages 12 and older and six classes beginning Oct. 27 for ages 12 and older. For beginners and continuing students. Acrylic and Oil Painting: Six classes beginning Oct. 27 for ages 12 and older. 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. 27, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM : New Image Gallery Exhibition at James Madison University

New Image Gallery, 131 Grace St. Richard Robinson: Rothstein`s First Assignment. Oct. 20 through  Dec. 5. Mondays through Thursdays, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Documents the first assignment of Arthur Rothstein at Shenandoah National Park. Free admission. 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. 27, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM : Art exhibition at James Madison University

Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art. Rebecca Kamen Sculpture. Runs from Oct. 20 through Dec. 5, Mondays through Fridays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 540-568-6918. Free admission.


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. 27, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM : Stress reduction workshop series at Blandy Experimental Farm in Boyce, Va.

Blandy library. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction workshop. Mondays, from Oct. 6 through Nov. 24 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Ages 16 and older. Co-sponsored by the Foundation of the State Arboretum and Mindful Shenandoah Valley. Reservations required. For more information, call 540-542-6139 or visit www.mindfulvalley.com.


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.

Oct. 27, 2014 at 7:30 PM : Peace Corps Symposium at Bridgewater College

Carter Center for Worship and Music. Clarinetist David Snively, adjunct instructor of music at Bridgewater College, will be joined by the Waynesboro String Quartet. 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. 27, 2014 at 8:00 PM : Percussion esemble concert at James Madison University

Concert Hall, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/10/27-percussion-ensemble.shtml.


James Madison University
800 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
website   •   Map

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.
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