Things to see and do...

Aug. 2, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM : Outdoor Hymn Sing in Shenandoah, Va.

Shenandoah River Park. Free admission. For more information, call 540-652-6155.


Town of Shenandoah, Virginia
426 1st Street
Shenandoah, VA 22849
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The town of Shenandoah was founded in 1837 in an area rich natural resources. The first post office was known as Shenandoah Iron Works. The town played an instrumental role in the Civil War, and today is located near attractions including Luray Caverns, Massanutten Resort, and the Shenandoah National Park.

Aug. 2, 2014 at 6:00 PM : Shenandoah Valley Music Festival concert in Orkney Springs, Va.

Orkney Springs Hotel, Shrinemont. Hot Strings and Cool Breezes - Mini Bluegrass Fest featuring Rhonda Vincent, along with local and regional bands, Circa Blue, Bud`s Collective, and Marv Ashby and High Octane. Advance ticket prices: $34 and up. Tickets available on line and can be ordered by calling Monday through Friday from 9:30 until 4:30 at 540-459-3396 for an additional $6 per order fee. $4 additional at the gate. Free parking. For more information, visit www.musicfest.org.


Shenandoah Valley Music Festival
221 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845
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One of the longest-running family-friendly outdoor music events in the mid-Atlantic region, held at the Orkney Springs Hotel on the grounds of the Shrine Mont Camp and Conference Center a National Historic Landmark property. Concerts run from June through September each summer.

Aug. 2, 2014 at 6:30 PM : Outdoor Movie Screening at Long Branch Plantation in Millwood, Va.

Outdoor Amphitheater. The Princess Bride, one of 80s films in the summer series. Includes historical information about the evolution of the film industry in the 1980s. Bring blankets or chairs, and snacks. Movie concessions available for purchase. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., movie begins at 8 p.m. Rain or shine. Admission: $5 per person, ages 10 and under, free. For more information, call 540-837-1856 or visit www.visitlongbranch.org/events.


Historic Long Branch
830 Long Branch Lane
Millwood, VA 22646
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Since the early 18th century, the Long Branch Historic House and Farm estate has been owned by a series of famous men. A young George Washington helped to survey the property. The exquisite rooms at Long Branch Historic House and Farm contain a collection of 18th and 19th century furnishings.

Aug. 2, 2014 at 7:00 PM : Americana music concert at Bright Box Theater in Winchester, Va.

15 N. Loudoun St. Hackensaw Boys. Advance ticket purchases always encouraged, subject to availabilities. For more information, call 1-800-838-3006 or 540-665-2878 or visit www.brightboxtheater.com.


Handley Library Magic Lantern Theater series
100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22604
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A non-profit group, Springboard Cultural Arts, created the Magic Lantern Theater to bring quality film to Old Town Winchester. The organization has over 250 dues-paying members, individual and business and shows one or two feature-length films a month. Films are shown in the auditorium at the historic Handley Library.

Aug. 2, 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.

Aug. 3, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM : Weekend museum schedule in Elkton, Va.

310 E. Rockingham St. Follow the Virginia Civil War Trails signs. The Miller-Kite Museum Stonewall Jacksons Headquarters. Sundays only, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., open through August 31. Museum rooms are air-conditioned. Free admission, open to the public. For more information call 540-578-3046 or visit www.elktonhistoricalsociety.com.


Miller-Kite House
310 East Rockingham St.
Elkton, VA 22827
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The museum is located in a house that was the headquarters of General Stonewall Jackson during the beginning of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign. Exhibit features items from the Civil War era and some articles belonging to Jackson. Open from May 29 to Sept. 4. Sunday only. Other hours by appointment.

Aug. 3, 2014 at 2:00 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. Macbeth. 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.

Aug. 3, 2014 at 2:00 PM : Tea at Historic Rosemont Manor in Berryville, Va.

Complimentary Moms and (Engaged) Daughters Tea. For more information, call 540-955-2834 or visit rosemont1811.com.


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.

Aug. 4, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM : Childrens Poetry Camp at James Madison University

Taylor Hall. Furious Flower Children`s Poetry Camp, Aug. 4 - Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday. For rising third to eighth graders. Explore all the ways to be creative with words: Write poems, and use dance, art and music to express poetic ideas. Six teachers and 18 counselors for a maximum of 80 children. Lunch and snacks are provided, scholarships are available upon request. Registration required. Admission: $75. For more information, call 540-568-8883.


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.

Aug. 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM : The Art Group artist exhibition at Bowman-Shannon Gallery in Mt. Jackson, Va.

Miriam A. Kilmer: The Character Of The Shenandoah Valley, A Photographic Essay. Exhibition runs Aug. 1  Aug. 30. Meet the artist on Aug. 30, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.theartgroup.org.


 

Aug. 4, 2014 at 11:00 AM : Civil War relic exhibition in Bluemont, Va.

Shenandoah University Shenandoah River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield, 1400 Parker Lane. Relics of Cool Spring: Brother James Sommers Collection of artifacts found at the Cool Spring Civil War battle site, including bullets, rocks, and personal artifacts. Available by appointment until Sept. 30., Contact the Clarke County Historical Association. For more information, call 540-955-2600.


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.

Aug. 5, 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.

Aug. 5, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM : Wildlife Discovery Camp at Blue Ridge Wildlife Center in Boyce, Va.

930 Tilthammer Mill Rd. Hike and explore the forest, meet wild animals face to face, participate in scavenger hunts, and make bird houses, feeders, and other crafts. Ages 7 to 12. Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sessions continue on Aug 5 - Hawk`s Eyes: Amazing Hunters. Aug 12 - Rocking Reptiles: Turtles and Snakes. Aug 19 - Butterflies and Birds: Creating a Backyard Sanctuary. Register for one or all sessions. 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.

Aug. 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM : Blandy Photo Club meeting at Blandy Arboretum in Boyce, Va.

Arboretum of Virginia, on Route 50 in Clarke County.  Held in the library every first Tuesday of the month. The club is open to anyone with an interest in photography, and photographers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Meetings are open to the public at no charge; membership costs $20 per year and members can participate in photo exhibits and other club activities. For more information on the Blandy Photo Club, call Tim Farmer at 540-837-1758 Ext. 226.


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.

Aug. 6, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM : Garden Walkabout program at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Va.

901 Amherst St., meet at the garden entrance. See what`s blooming, learn about the latest garden developments. Includes moderate walking. Wear comfortable shoes, dress for the weather. Free admission for Museum members, General admission: $10. For more information, call 540-662-1473 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.
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