Things to see and do...

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

10 S. Market St. Antony and Cleopatra. 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. 8, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM : Wildlife Discovery Camp at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center in Boyce, Va.

Burwell-van Lennep Island Farms, 930 Tilthammer Mill Road, Boyce Va. Schedule runs June 24 through Aug. 19, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 8: Our Feathered Friends. Be prepared and dress for day-long outdoors. Rain or shine. Admission: $25 per participant. For more information, call 540-837-9000 or visit www.blueridgewildlife.org.


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. 8, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM : Summer Brown-Bag Lunch Lecture at Carrier Arboretum in Harrisonburg, Va.

Frances Plecker Education Center. Pavilion. Marie Rothwell, Augusta County 4-H extension agent: Backyard Chickens. 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. 8, 2015 at 7:30 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. The Winter`s Tale. 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.

Jul. 8, 2015 at 8:30 PM : Retro Movie Wednesday at Hulls Drive-In in Lexington, Va.

2367 N. Lee Hwy. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  Begins at dusk. Admission: $10 per carload. For more information, call 540-463-2621 or visit www.hullsdrivein.com.


Hulls Drive-In
2367 N. Lee Highway
Lexington, VA 24450
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In 1999 Hulls Drive-In closed following nearly fifty years of operation. In 2001 a local non-profit purchased the historic drive-in, restored it and regularly shows movies. The group also hosts special events and are involved in charitable projects for the benefit of the Lexington area community.

Jul. 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM : Summer reading program at Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown, Va.

336 Belle Grove Road. Summer Story Times. Interactive summer reading program series with special events, activities, and prizes. 45-minute programs. Continuing on July 9, 10 a.m. Reading with a Ranger. July 21, 10 a.m. Reading in the Barn. Aug. 6, 10 a.m. Reading in the Kitchen. Includes tour of Belle Grove 1797 Manor House at 11:15 a.m. Free admission for children and students when accompanied by a paying adult. Part of the Valley Reads Program, in partnership with Handley Regional Library. For more information about the program, visit read.lva.virginia.gov and at www.handleyregional.org. For more information, visit  www.bellegrove.org.


Belle Grove Plantation
336 Belle Grove Rd.
Middletown, VA 22645
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Belle Grove Plantation is an authentic 1797 Federal era Manor House based on design principles of Thomas Jefferson. Currently restored to its 19th century elegance, Belle Grove is a National Trust for Historic Preservation site and part of the new Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park.

Jul. 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. A Midsummer Night`s Dream 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.

Jul. 10, 2015 at 9:00 AM : Red Wing Roots Music Festival at Natural Chimneys Park in Mt. Solon, Va.

Hosted by bluegrass band, The Steel Wheels. July 10, 11 and 12. Family-friendly. 35 bands on four stages, community dances, youth activities, food and craft vendors. Biking, hiking and other outdoor activities. For more information, visit www.redwingroots.com.


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. 10, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM : Monthly wine tasting at Lexington Valley Vineyard in Lexington, Va.

Wine and Wags, every second Friday, May through October. Walk through the vineards.  Bring a picnic or snack baskets available. Pets welcome. For more information, call 540-462-2974.


Lexington Valley Vineyard
80 Norton Way
Rockbridge Baths, VA 24473
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A family-owned and operated Virginia Farm Winery producing handcrafted wines from French-American hybrid varietals, located on 67 rolling, scenic acres in the Shenandoah Valley ten minutes Northwest of Lexington, Virginia. The first planting of Norton grapes was completed in March, 2000.

Jul. 10, 2015 at 5:00 PM : Summer Concert Series in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Town Square, intersection of King and Queen Sts. Fridays at Five. Local musicians, bands and Martinsburg artists perform jazz, rock, bluegrass, pop, classic rock, country, Americana and more. Bring your own chairs and blankets. For more information, visit www.mainSt.martinsburg.com.


Caperton Train Station
229 East Martin St.
Martinsburg, WV 25401
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Located on the mainline of the CSX Railroad, the Caperton Train Station is a restored 1848-1876 railroad hotel with a modern train station addition. In 1863, the hotel nearby B&O Roundhouses and shops were destroyed by Confederate General Stonewall Jackson during the Civil War. It was also the site of the first national labor strike.

Jul. 10, 2015 at 5:30 PM : Music in The Garden concert at Boxerwood Gardens in Lexington, Va.

963 Ross Road, Lexington. Free admission. Local musicians perform. SHH Trio plays modern jazz. Bring your own picnic at 5:30 p.m. show at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 540-463-2697.


Boxerwood Gardens
963 Ross Road
Lexington, VA 24450
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Boxerwood is a 30- acre nature center and woodland garden nestled between the Allegany and Appalachian Mountains in Lexington, Virginia. Boxerwood has six distinct habitats and 15 acres of trees and shrubs, featuring both native and unusual plant specimens. Boxerwood regularly sponsors educational programs, special events, and community activities.

Jul. 10, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM : Fridays in the Park concert in Buena Vista, Va.

Glen Maury Park, 101 Maury River Drive. Keith Bryant and Ironhorse. Admission: $4. For more information, call 540-261-7321 or visit www.glenmaurypark.com.


Glen Maury Park
10 10th St.
Buena Vista, VA 24416
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Glen Maury Park was created in 1971 in the town of Buena Vista. Glen Maury is a Scottish name meaning Valley of the nearby Maury River. The historic Paxton house is located in the park and is a Virginia historic landmark. The park includes a 315-acre camping and recreational facility.

Jul. 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM : History at Sunset program in Middletown, Va.

652 N. Buckton Road. Not Just Black and White: Exploring the Complexities of Emancipation in the Post-war Shenandoah Valley. Bring a lawn chair. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/cebe.


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.

Jul. 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. The Winter`s Tale. Admission: Pay-what-you-will. Opening 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.

Jul. 10, 2015 at 8:00 PM : Comedy show at Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg, Va.

41-F Court Square. United Nations of Comedy: Sean Donnelly. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for students, and $18 for local Chamber of Commerce members. Dining discounts available. 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.

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