Things to see and do...

Nov. 1, 2014 at 7:30 PM : Halloween history program in Aldie, Va.

Aldie Mill, 39401 John Mosby Hwy. Gray Ghost Interpretive Group of the Mosby Heritage Area Association: Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee Program series. Haunted events from Civil War Aldie and surrounding area with interpreters in period dress leading groups through the village of Aldie by lantern light. Suitable for all ages. Admission: $10 adults, $5 students. For more information, call 540-687-5578 or visit www.mosbyheritagearea.org.


Mosby Heritage Area Association
1461 Atoka Road
Marshall, VA 20115
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The Mosby Heritage Area covers approximately 1,800 square miles of Virginia Piedmont. The mission is to educate about the history and advocate for the preservation of the extraordinary area historic, cultural and scenic resources.

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

10 S. Market St. Cyrano de Bergerac. 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.

Nov. 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM : Jazz Ensemble and Dance performance at James Madison University

Concert Hall, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn: Such Sweet Thunder, performed JMU Jazz Ensemble and School of Theatre and Dance students. 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.

Nov. 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM : Bluegrass music concert at Bright BoxTheater in Winchester, Va.

15 N. Loudoun St. Grand Ole Ditch, Brokedown Hustlers and The Plate Scrapers. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-838-3006 or 540-665-2878 or visit www.brightboxtheater.com.


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.

Nov. 2, 2014 at 12:30 PM : Discussion group series at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, Va.

95 Chalmers Court. Death Cafe. Safe and open exploration of the topic of death. Every first sunday in September, October and November. Further info at www.deathcafe.com. Reservations requested. For more information, call 540-955-4720 or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.


Barns of Rose Hill
64 Chalmers Ct.
Berryville, VA 22611
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The Barns of Rose Hill are two early 20th-Century dairy barns that were part of a farm estate donated to the Town of Berryville in 1964 and was established as a four-acre park to serve as a central focus of community activities, including culture and the arts events.

Nov. 2, 2014 at 12:30 PM : Death Cafe at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, Va.

95 Chalmers Court. Discussion about the subject of death. Reservations suggested. For more information, call 540-955-4720.


Barns of Rose Hill
64 Chalmers Ct.
Berryville, VA 22611
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The Barns of Rose Hill are two early 20th-Century dairy barns that were part of a farm estate donated to the Town of Berryville in 1964 and was established as a four-acre park to serve as a central focus of community activities, including culture and the arts events.

Nov. 2, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM : Historical program at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Va.

901 Amherst St. American University communications professor Drew Babb: The 100 Greatest TV Spots of All Time. Museum members: Free admission. General admission: $12, includes museum admisson. Tickets available at and after 10 a.m. 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.

Nov. 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. Pericles, Prince of Tyre. 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.

Nov. 2, 2014 at 4:00 PM : Magic Lantern Theater program at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Va.

901 Amherst St. Magic Lantern at the MSV: The Lunchbox. Rated PG. Drama. Hindi with English subtitles. TFilm begins at 4:30 p.m. Light snacks provided. Museum and Magic Lantern Theater members: $5. General admission: $8. For more information, 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.

Nov. 3, 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. 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.

Nov. 3, 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.

Nov. 3, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM : Historical program at James Madison University

James and Gladys Kemp Lisanby Museum, Room 1108, Festival Conference and Student Center. Beyond the 300: The Classical World and You, Runs Nov. 3 to Dec. 12, Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Greek and Roman ideas regarding religion, politics and medical practices vs. current culture. 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.

Nov. 3, 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
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.

Nov. 3, 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
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.

Nov. 3, 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.

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