Things to see and do...

Sep. 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM : Civil War history Exhibition at Brownsburg Museum in Lexington, Va.

Valley of Virginia, A Community`s Civil War Story. Details life in the village of Brownsburg before, during, and after the Civil War. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sundays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. now through Dec. 21.  For more information, call 540-348-1600.


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.

Sep. 20, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM : Agri-tourism festival in Winchester, Va.

Loudoun St. Mall. Main Street Agriculture Day. Local produce. Animals and tractors, cooking demonstrations, live music, youth activities, and more. For more information, visit facebook.com/WinchestersMainSt.Agriculture.


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.

Sep. 20, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM : Apple Harvest Arts and Crafts Festival in Winchester, Va.

1001 E. Cork St. Jim Barnett Park. Arts and crafts vendors, food, apple-themed displays, apple pie baking/eating contests, live music, youth activities, and Civil War exhibit. For more information, visit winchesterrotary.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.

Sep. 20, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM : Monarch butterfly event at Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane, Va.

11012 Edmonds Ln. Monarchs Rule, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Historic Area. The Farmer`s Forge, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Historic Area Blacksmith Shop. For more information, call 540-592-3556.


Sky Meadows State Park
11012 Edmonds Ln
Markham, VA 20144
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Sky Meadows State Park is located in Clarke and Fauquier counties, on the eastern side of the Blue Ridge Mountains that border the Shenandoah Valley. The park offers rolling pastures and woodlands, beautiful vistas and access to the Appalachian Trail, hiking, fishing, picnicking, horseback riding, primitive camping, and special programs.

Sep. 20, 2014 at 1:00 PM : War Comes to the Valley event at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park

To Battlefield and Beyond War Comes to the Shenandoah Valley The Civil War is 45-minute program that inteprets the drastic physical, economical and emotional impacts upon the Valley and its residents, and examines the many military campaigns that occurred here and their effect upon the local communities. Meet at the Hupps Hill Civil War Park. Sept. 20, 26, 28 and 30at 1 p.m. Sept. 23 and 27 at 12 p.m. For more information, call 540-869-3051.


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.

Sep. 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. The Comedy of Errors. 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.

Sep. 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM : Downtown Restaurant festival in Harrisonburg, Va.

Rocktown Bites! walking tours begin at 2 p.m. every Saturday, approximately 2.5 hours. Guided tours of seven restaurants, food shops, and local businesses. Sample food, drink including craft beer and Virginia wines, special dishes from restaurateurs and chefs.


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.

Sep. 20, 2014 at 4:00 PM : Choral and music concert at James Madison University

Concert Hall, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. Choralfest. For more information, visit www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/09/20-choralfest.shtml.


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.

Sep. 20, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM : Book-signing at Bookworks in downtown Staunton, Va.

101 W. Beverley St. Local author William Crisp and his new novel Jacob and Esau Burkholder. For more information, call 540-887-0007.


Bookworks
101 West Beverley St.
Staunton, VA 24401
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Located on the corner of W. Beverley and  Central Streets in downtown Staunton, Bookworks carries a wide selection of titles and genres of books, including a section devoted entirely to William Shakespeare. Visitors are invited to stop in to ask about local attractions.

Sep. 20, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM : Wine Tasting in Natural Bridge, Va.

Red Fox Tavern at the Natural Bridge. Every Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. . Virginia wines. Admission: $7.95 per person. For more information, call 540-458-3750.


Natural Bridge
Rt. 11
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Natural Bridge is a 20-story-high arch of solid rock, carved by nature. Cedar Creek Trail passes below it. History includes visits by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Civil War armies. Native American history is featured at an authentic Monacan village.

Sep. 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM : Magic Lantern Theater film screening at Handley Regional Library in Winchester, Va.

100 W. Piccadilly St. Documentary film, Portrait of Wally. Political drama. Dana Hand Evans, Executive Director of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, leads discussion following the film. Presented by The Magic Lantern Theater in collaboration with One Book One Community and the Beth El congregation Open to the public, donations welcome. For more information, call 540-678-0963 or visit www.magiclanterntheater.org.


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.

Sep. 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM : Ladies Dance Night at Woodstock Cafe in Woodstock, Va.

Live music by Retro B and an a la carte menu with wine, beer and soft drinks for ladies only. Tickets: $20 in advance. Music starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 540-459-8888.


Woodstock Cafe & Shoppes
117 S. Main St.
Woodstock, VA 22664
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Located in historic Woodstock, Virginia, near the oldest continuously operating courthouse west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Offering fine antiques, collectibles and craft items, and evening events throughout the year, including wine tasting of over 175 different brands of wine , dinners, cabaret dinner shows, and live entertainment each Sunday.

Sep. 20, 2014 at 7:30 PM : Contra Dance at Mary Baldwin College

Room 113, Physical Activities Center, 128 Tams St. Caller: Brian Hamshar, with Wheelhouse. Dance workshop at 7:30 p.m. Dance from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Open to the public. Admission: $8 for adults, $4 for teen ages and students, $3 for ages under 12, $1 for MBC Students with ID.


Mary Baldwin College
318 Prospect Street
Staunton, VA 24401
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Founded as Augusta Female Seminary in 1842, pioneering education of women. The oldest institution of higher education for women in the nation affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Augusta Female Seminary was renamed Mary Baldwin Seminary in 1895 and became Mary Baldwin College in 1923.

Sep. 20, 2014 at 7:30 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. Edward II. 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.

Sep. 20, 2014 at 8:00 PM : Wind Ensemble concert at Shenandoah University

Armstrong Concert Hall. Common Ground. For more information, call 540-665-4569.


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.
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