Things to see and do...

Feb. 4, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM : Winter Garden Walkabout program at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Va.

901 Amherst St. Meet at the garden entrance. MSV Director of Gardens Perry Mathewes leads a winter-themed garden tour. Includes moderate walking, wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Weather permitting. Free admisison. For more information, call 540-662-1473, extention 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.

Feb. 4, 2015 at 7:30 PM : Convocation lecture program at Bridgewater College

Cole Hall. Speaker: Rais Bhuiyan: The Healing and Transfor ming Power of Forgiveness.  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.

Feb. 4, 2015 at 8:00 PM : Mexican symphony concert at James Madison University

Concert Hall, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. The Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico. Works by Turina and Brahms. For more information, visit www.jmuforbescenter.com.


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.

Feb. 5, 2015 at 10:30 AM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. The White Devil. 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.

Feb. 5, 2015 at 12:00 PM : Monthly book discussion at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, Va.

95 Chalmers Ct. Brown Bags with Books, hosted by Clarke County Library that meets at Barns of Rose Hill. First Thursday of each month at 12 p.m. Bring a packed lunch and join in the discussion. Feburary: The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. For more information, call 540 955-5144 or visit handleyregional.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.

Feb. 5, 2015 at 7:30 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. The Taming of the Shrew. 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
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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.

Feb. 6, 2015 at 9:00 AM : Adaptive Sports Wounded Warrior Weekend at Wintergreen Resort in Nellysford, Va.

Annual family weekend for wounded warriors and their families. Discounted prices on lift tickets and lodging to active members of the military, veterans, and their families as well as Wounded Warriors, retired active duty, National Guard, spouses and dependent children. On discount per required ID. Other special pricing applies. For more information, call 888-329-5828 or visit www.wintergreenresort.com.


Wintergreen Resort
39 Mtn Inn Loop
Wintergreen, VA 22958
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Spanning 11,000 acres on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, condominiums and vacation homes, includes golf, winter sports, tennis, hiking, fishing and swimming. The resort includes 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor facilities for meetings.

Feb. 6, 2015 at 4:35 PM : Virginia Military Institute Full Dress Cadet Parade in Lexington, Va.

VMI Parade Grounds. Come watch as the full Corps of Cadets marches in formation on the parade ground as part of this VMI tradition. Free admission. For more information, call 540-464-7313.


Virginia Military Institute
310 Letcher Avenue
Lexington, VA 24450
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The Virginia Military Institute (VMI) is the oldest state-supported military college and one of six senior military colleges in the United States.  Unlike any other state military college in the United States, all VMI students are military cadets. VMI offers cadets a spartan, physically demanding environment combined with strict military discipline. Cadet guided tours are nearly always offered daily. The 12-acre parade ground is dominated by the Barracks which is a National Historic Landmark.

Feb. 6, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM : First Fridays Downtown in Harrisonburg, Va.

Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center. For more information, visit www.VisitHarrisonburgVA.com.


Downtown Harrisonburg, Va.
212 S Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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Downtown Harrisonburg is located on historic Route 11 (South Main Street). Stop by the Visitor's Center at the historic Hardesty-Higgins House at 212 South Main Street for more information. There's parking in the rear of the building on Bruce Street.

Feb. 6, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM : Art Gallery Walk in Lexington, Va.

Various galleries along Washington St. Stroll through the galleries. Free admission. For more information, call 540-463-9827.


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.

Feb. 6, 2015 at 6:00 PM : American Folk Blues Guitar Workshop at the Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, Va.

95 Chalmers Ct. Scott Ainslie. Folk blues guitar techniques, hands-on instruction. Bring your guitar and a sound recording device, if you have one. Admission: $25 in advance $30 at the door. For more information, 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.

Feb. 6, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM : The Art Group First Friday at Bowman Shannon Cultural Art Center in Mt. Jackson, Va.

Bowman Shannon Cultural Art Center, 5998 Main St. Food and beverages available. Original art work for sale by local artists. Bring food to add to the refreshment table - not required. Music sponsored by the Town of Mt. Jackson. Free admission. For more information, call 540-477-4131 or visit www.theartgroup.org.


The Art Group Gallery
5998 Main St.
Mt. Jackson, VA 22842
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The Art Group is a non-profit cooperative gallery whose goal is to promote art and artists in the Shenandoah Valley and welcomes new exhibitors.  Art works of resident and visiting artists are displayed for viewing and sale at the gallery.  The Art Group offers classes, workshops, demonstrations and live music events. The Art Group is now located at the Shannon-Bowman Cultural Arts Center in Mt. Jackson, Va.

Feb. 6, 2015 at 7:00 PM : Theater performance at Schultz Theater in New Market, Va.

A Scorned Lovers Valentine Cabaret. Performance schedule: Feb. 6 and Feb. 7 at 7 p.m., Feb. 8 at 3 p.m., and Feb. 13 and Feb. 14 at 7 p.m., Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. Tickets avaialable online and at the door: $13 for adults and $11 for students and seniors. For more information, call 540-740-9119.


The Schultz Theatre and School of Performing Arts
9357 N. Congress St.
New Market, VA 22844
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Located in the historic Rouse Opera House building in New Market, Va., which had once housed the Rouse Opera House, the Town Hall and the Sheriffs office. The Schultz Theatre now hosts plays, musicals, concerts, improvisational events and dance.  The Rockingham Ballet Theatre also performs there.

Feb. 6, 2015 at 7:00 PM : Blues band concert at Bright Box Theater in Winchester, Va.

15 N. Loudoun St. The Nighthawks. For more information, call 540-665-2878 visit www.brightboxwinchester.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.

Feb. 6, 2015 at 7:00 PM : Blues Guitar concert at the Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, Va.

95 Chalmers Ct. Scott Ainslie: Before Rock and Roll Family Concert. Doors open at 7 p.m. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. One hour, family-friendly teaching concert for parents, students, and the general public. Admission: $12 in advance $15 at the door 12 and under free. For more information, 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.
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