Things to see and do...

Apr. 26, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM : Ladies Night at Veramar Vineyard in Berryville, Va.

905 Quarry Road. Line dancing paired with wine and light appetizers. Admission: $25 per person, reservations required. For more information, call 540-955-5510 or visit www.veramar.com.


Veramar Vineyards
905 Quarry Rd.
Berryville, VA 22611
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Veramar Vineyard is a family-run winery on a 100-acre private estate and winery about an hour from Washington D.C. Full-bodied Virginia wines featuring Virginia Terroir.

Apr. 26, 2014 at 8:00 PM : Custin Jazz Series concert at the Gateway theater in Waynesboro, Va.

329 W. Main St. Kathy Kosins: Live By Request. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For more information, call 540-943-9999 or visit www.wtagateway.com.


Wayne Theatre
533 West Main St.
Waynesboro, VA 22980
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First opened in 1926, the Waynesboro Theatre had a neo-classical facade, fashionable interior, and mighty organ. The city eventually took ownership and and in 2000 the the Wayne Theatre Alliance was created to revitalize the property to promote the economic vitality, educational opportunities and cultural life of Waynesboro, Virginia.

Apr. 27, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM : Antique bottle show and sale in Harrisonburg, Va.

Rockingham County Fairgrounds, U.S. RT. 11 South, Exit 243 off of Interstate 81. 43rd Annual Antique Bottle and Collectibles Show and Sale, presented by The Historical Bottle Diggers of Virginia. Historical displays, food available. For more information, call 540-434-1129.


Rockingham County Fair
4808 S. Valley Pike
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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The Rockingham County Fair is held during the middle of August and offers motocross, tractor pull, grandstand entertainment and more.

Apr. 27, 2014 at 2:00 PM : Honors Symphony Concert at James Madison University

Concert Hall, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. JMU Symphony Orchestra accompanies School of Music Concerto Competition winners. Tickets: $14 to $15.


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.

Apr. 27, 2014 at 2:00 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. Henry VI performance. Famous Victories staged reading at 7:30 p.m. 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.

Apr. 27, 2014 at 3:00 PM : Magic Lantern Theater film screening at the Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, Va.

95 Chalmers Ct. Muscle Shoals. Documentary about traditional music, PG. Doors open 30 minutes early. Wine, snacks and other refreshments available. Admission: $8. Admission for Magic Lantern Theater, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and Barns of Rose Hill members: $5. For more information, call 540-678-0963 or visit www.magiclanterntheater.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.

Apr. 28, 2014 at 9:00 AM : Walk-Up Plant Sale at Carrier Arboretum in Harrisonburg, Va.

Francis Plecker Educational Center, 780 University Blvd. April 21 through Oct. 15. In-bloom natives, exotics and cultivars perennials, shrubs, and trees.


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.

Apr. 28, 2014 at 8:00 PM : Percussion esemble concert at James Madison University

Concert Hall, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: $8 to $10. 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.

Apr. 29, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM : Harrisonburg Farmers Market in Harrisonburg, Va.

Turner Pavilion, 228. S. Liberty St. Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Virginia Horse Center
487 Maury River Road
Lexington, VA 24450
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The Virginia Horse Center is a 600-acre facility includes a 4,000-seat indoor arena, eight barns that can accommodate 1,200 horses, 19 show rings, two additional indoor arenas, cross-country and combined driving courses, restaurants, campgrounds and shops. It operates as a non-profit organization for equestrian competition, education and recreation.

Apr. 29, 2014 at 8:00 AM : Art exhibition at Carrier Arboretum in Harrisonburg, Va.

Frances Plecker Education Center, 780 University Blvd. Exhibition by Sarah Phillips. Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through April. 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.

Apr. 29, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM : Art exhibition at Washington and Lee University

McCarthy Gallery, Holekamp Hall. Magnificent Jello, by Cleveland Morris. Runs through May 30, Mondays through Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 540-458-8932.


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.

Apr. 29, 2014 at 3:30 PM : Belle Grove in a Box at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park

Front lawn at Belle Grove Plantation. Interactive 30 minute program about history and settlement of the Valley, the Battle of Cedar Creek and the impact of the Civil War. Surrounding landscape features are represented by props in a way that provides geographic orientation. Appropriate for all ages. April 29 at 3:30 p.m.


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.

Apr. 29, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM : Bluegrass jam sessions in Elkton, Va.

Elkton Community Center, 20592 Blue and Gold Dr. Every Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. through May 13. Brings back a town tradition of bluegrass, old-time, gospel, and traditional country music. Sponsored by the Elkton Community Center and the Shenandoah Music Trail. Admission: ree and open to the public. No dress code. For more information call, 540-209-3540-or 540-298-8730.


Town of Elkton - Visitors Center
306 W. Spotswood Ave
Elkton, VA 22827
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Conrads Store was a general store built by George Conrad about 1812. George Conrad was a son of an American Revolution soldier. The name, Elkton, was adopted as the name of new passenger station of the Shenandoah Valley Railroad. The Town of Elkton was officially incorporated on March 14, 1908.

Apr. 29, 2014 at 8:00 PM : Theater peformance at James Madison University

Mainstage Theatre, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. Clybourne Park. Tickets: $14 to $15. 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.

Apr. 30, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM : Live glassblowing demonstrations daily in Staunton, Va.

202 S. Lewis St., near the train station in historic downtown Staunton.  Watch artists transform hot glass into colorful vases, ornaments, paperweights and more.  Sunspots features art glass and copper designs for home and garden made in its Staunton studios, as well as Sharon Kincheloe paintings, and jewelry, handbags, and accessories by American artists.  Pandora jewelry dealer.  Hours: Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and  Sundays 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Glassblowing demonstrations until 4 p.m. most days.


Sunspots Studios
202 S Lewis St.
Staunton, VA 24401
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Sunspots Studios is a gift gallery and glass blowing studio located in a historic building in downtown Staunton, Virginia. Glassblowing studios are open 7 days a week, with live glass blowing demonstrations every day until 4 p.m. A gift shop sells art glass and copper designs made locally in the glassblowing studios.
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