Things to see and do...

Apr. 28, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM : Art exhibition at Shenandoah Arts Council Gallery in Winchester, Va.

811 South Loudoun St. Shenandoah Arts Council gallery. Susan Carney, painter and printmaker, and Sally Myers, sculptor. Featuring work inspired by nature and birds. Runs April  4 through May 3, soen Thursdays through Saturdays, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment. For more information, visit www.shenarts.org. For more information, call 540-667-5166 or visit www.shenarts.org.


Shenandoah Arts Council Galleries
811 South Loudoun St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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The Shenandoah Arts Council is an arts service organization, the Council supports and promotes the diverse and vibrant artists and arts organizations in Winchester, Va.  The support area also includes Frederick, Clarke, Warren and Shenandoah in Virginia; as well as adjacent counties in both West Virginia and Maryland. SAC owns and operates an arts facility which encompasses three different galleries. The Council offers rotating exhibitions as well as artistic performances, classes, and special events, including a monthly First Friday event held on the historic Loudoun St. mall.

Apr. 28, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM : Garden Lunch Box Lesson program at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

901 Amherst St. Meet at the garden entrance. Flowers, Bulbs and Ephemerals. Learn how and where to plant edible flowers, common bulbs, and spring ephemerals. Free admission fee applies for garden and gallery visits. Weather-permitting. 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.

Apr. 28, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM : Patsy Cline Historic House open for 2015 season in Winchester, Va.

608 S. Kent St. Guided tours of house every 45 minutes. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, closed Mondays. Closed April 5 and the weekend of May 1 to May 3. Admission:$8 for adults, $6 for seniors, free for ages under 12 and active military with ID. Gift shop in the kitchen area of the house. For more information, call 540-662-5555 or visit www.celebratingpatsycline.org.


Patsy Cline House
608 South Kent Street
Winchester, VA 22601
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Patsy Cline, was born in Winchester, Virginia. She rose to national fame in 1957 as a country music singer. She died in a plane crash in 1963 and is in the Country Music Hall of Fame.  Her girlhood home at 608 South Kent Street in Winchester, not open to the public as of January, 2010, will soon become a museum.

Apr. 28, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM : Public art classes at Berkeley Art Works in Martinsburg, W.Va.

116 North Queen St. Weekly, three-hour sessions continue each Tuesday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m, through April 28. Work in watercolor, acrylics, pastels, oil, apprpriate for all skill levels. Social and collaborative atmosphere with individualized coaching and guidance and an informal environment. Registration required. Open to the public. Admission: $80 for four sessions. For more information, call 304-620-7277 or visit artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/openstudio.


The ARTS Centre, Inc.
300 West King St.
Martinsburg, WV 25401
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A community-based arts organization in Martinsburg,W.Va., providing an educational resource cultural gathering place serving a quad-state audience and the Eastern West Virginia panhandle region.

Apr. 28, 2015 at 8:00 PM : Theater performance at James Madison Univerisity

Mainstage Theatre, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. The Cherry Orchard By Anton Chekhov. April 28 through May 2 at 8 p.m., May 3 at 2 p.m. Performed by students from JMU School of Theatre and Dance. 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, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM : Lexington Wednesday Farmers Market in Lexington, Va.

McClure Parking Lot behind Southern Inn. Every Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Locally-produced seasonal produce, plants, eggs, meats baked goods, coffee and handcrafted goods using natural materials from local farms. For more information, call 540-463-9234.


Lexington Farmers Market
Jefferson St.
Lexington, VA 24450
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The Lexington Downtown Farmers Market is an open-air, seasonal market operating from May through October, located on McCrum's Parking Lot, Jefferson Street, in Lexington, Va.

Apr. 29, 2015 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.

Apr. 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM : Theater production at Winchester Little Theater in Winchester, Va.

315 W Boscawen St. Cheaters. Farce. Peformances May 8-10, May 14-17, May 21-23. Box office open on and after April 29. Tickets: Adults, $19.75. Ages 62 and older, $17.75. Students, $15:50. $3 surcharge included in ticket price.  For more information, call 540-662-3331 or visit www.wltonline.org.


Winchester Little Theatre
315 West Boscawen St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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The Winchester Little Theatre was organized in 1929 to present, produce and encourage the production, acting, directing and writing of theatrical plays. It is located in an 1895 Pennsylvania Railroad freight station. The stage with allows the audience to sit on three sides.

Apr. 29, 2015 at 6:30 PM : Shenandoah Conservatory Faculty Recital at Shenandoah University

Goodson Recital Hall, 1460 University Drive. Ryan Romine, bassoon. Free admission. For more information, call 540-665-4569 or visit www.conservatoryperforms.org.


Shenandoah University
1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA 22601
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Shenandoah University offers more than 300 artistic performances a year on a campus located in Winchester, Va. The campus is located close to restaurants and shops that can be found at the historic Old Town Mall.

Apr. 29, 2015 at 7:30 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. Much Ado about Nothing. 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. 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM : Art exhibition OASIS Art Gallery in Harrisonburg, Va.

103 S. Main St. Art in Your Home. Show continues through April 30. Free admission.  For more information, call 540-442-8188.


Oasis Gallery
103 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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Forty artists specializing in painting, drawing, glass, photography, ceramics, jewelry, fiber art, wood, metal, sculpture, wearable art, hand-blown glass, pottery and mixed media, in a historic art deco building. Open noon to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Noon to 8 p.m. on Friday. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Apr. 30, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM : Historical exhibition at The Heritage Museum in Dayton, Va.

382 High St. Rockingham Railroads. Open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission includes all the galleries, the automated Civil War map of Stonewall Jackson Valley campaign, bookstore and gift shop, and research library. For more information, call 540-879-2616 or visit www.heritagecenter.com.


The Heritage Museum
382 High St.
Dayton, VA 22821
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The Heritage Center now boasts over 5000 square feet of exhibit space, with permanent exhibits featuring Invincible Spirit: History in the Heart of the Shenandoah and The Art of Tradition: Shenandoah Valley Folk Art. The museum is owned and operated by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society whose more than 1,000 members come from every part of the U.S. and is home to the Stonewall Jackson electric map that illustrates the Civil War Valley Campaign of 1862.

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

10 S. Market St. Wittenberg. 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
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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. 30, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM : Historical Exhibition at the Old Courthouse in Woodstock, Va.

Historic Courthouse Visitor Center, 103 N. Main St. Exhibition commemorates the 125th anniversary of Narrow Passage Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Continues until June 27. Open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sponsored by the Shenandoah County Historical Society. For more information, call 540-459-1795 or visit www.shenandoahcountyhistoricalsociety.org.


Shenandoah County Historical Society
508 Piccadilly St.
Edinburg, VA 22824
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Collects and preserves local historical material and artifacts. Identifies, surveys and catalogs sites, landmarks, structures and other physical objects that are worthy of preservation, as well as holds public programs about Shenandoah County history, including an annual May dinner meeting.

Apr. 30, 2015 at 6:00 PM : Country Music Party at Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, Va.

Sprint Tent. Nigel Holland and the Right On Band. For more informtation, visit TheBloom.com.


Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival
135 North Cameron St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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A series of more than thirty events including band competitions, dances, parades, circus, a 10K Race, the Coronation of Queen Shenandoah, Firefighters' events, and celebrities, The Bloom draws more than 250,000 visitors each April.
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