Things to see and do...

Jun. 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM : Guitar music concert at Bright BoxTheater in Winchester, Va.

15 N. Loudoun St. Tom Principato band. Also, Tommy Lepson. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Admission: $18 advance, $22 at door. 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.

Jun. 5, 2015 at 7:30 PM : Musical theater production Southern Virginia University

Chandler Hall. Bells Are Ringing. June 5-6 and June 11-13 at 7:30 p.m. General admission: $10, SVU students, faculty, staff: $7. For more information, call 540-261-8401.


Southern Virginia University
1 University Hill Dr
Buena Vista, VA 24416
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Founded in 1867 and renewed in 1996, Southern Virginia is one of 50 top All-American Colleges chosen by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Set in the majestic Shenandoah Valley at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Southern Virginia University rests atop a tree-shaded hill in Buena Vista, Virginia.

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

10 S. Market St. Much Ado about Nothing. 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.

Jun. 6, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM : Special National Trails Day program at Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane, Va.

11012 Edmonds Lane. Explore multi-use trails, trail ride, volunteer work sessions. Bike trail riding. All activities: free admission with $5 parking fee. For more information, call 540-592-3556 or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.


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.

Jun. 6, 2015 at 10:00 AM : Mosby Heritage Area Association Descendant Reunion Weekend in Middleburg, Va.

Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. Mosby Ranger Descendant Reunion: descendants of soldiers who rode with Confederate Civil War cavalryman, Col. Mosby and his Rangers. Open to the public with a focus on the Civil War, local history, and heritage. First-person dramatic interpretations. Descendants Roll Call. Lunch is included. Followed by open house at the Mosby Heritage Area Association offices from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Rector House, 1461 Atoka Road in Marshall, Va. Refreshments will be served. Cemetery tour from 7:30 p.m. to dusk. Tickets: $50. For more information, call 540-687-6681 or visit www.mosbyheritagearea.org.


Mosby Heritage Area Association
1461 Atoka Road
Marshall, VA 20115
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The Mosby Heritage Area covers approximately 1,800 square miles of Virginia Piedmont. The mission is to educate about the history and advocate for the preservation of the extraordinary area historic, cultural and scenic resources.

Jun. 6, 2015 at 10:00 AM : Battlefield Program Series at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park

Two hour, park ranger-led programs include tours of Civil War entrenchments, as well as visits to historical monuments and special points of interest. Each Saturday, June, through August, at 1 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.

Jun. 6, 2015 at 2:00 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. Hamlet. 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
website   •   Map

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.

Jun. 6, 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
website   •   Map

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.

Jun. 6, 2015 at 8:00 PM : Historic district paranormal tours in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Haunted History And Legends Tours. Walk through old town and visit a former hospital, a theater, graveyard, an old hotel and the former childhood home of Confederate spy Belle Boyd. Tours run every Saturday night from April through November, starting at 8 p.m. in April and May, 9 p.m. in June, July, and August. 7 p.m. in September, October and November. Adult entertainment for ages of 13 and older. Reservations required: $12 per person. For more information, call 304-261-7470.


Caperton Train Station
229 East Martin St.
Martinsburg, WV 25401
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Located on the mainline of the CSX Railroad, the Caperton Train Station is a restored 1848-1876 railroad hotel with a modern train station addition. In 1863, the hotel nearby B&O Roundhouses and shops were destroyed by Confederate General Stonewall Jackson during the Civil War. It was also the site of the first national labor strike.

Jun. 6, 2015 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM : Bluegrass music concert at Theater at Lime Kiln in Lexington, Va.

607 Borden Rd. An Evening with Steep Canyon Rangers. Admission: $20. For more information, call 540-817-9913 or visit www.limekilntheater.org.


Theatre at Lime Kiln
601 Borden Road
Lexington, VA 24450
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The Theater at Lime Kiln provides an outdoor venue for classic theater, concerts, various live entertainment, and civic events. Lime Kiln Theater is rich in history, music, natural beauty, Appalachian culture and tradition. The theater began in 1967, in a amid scenic limestone outcroppings just outside Lexington, Va. city limits.

Jun. 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM : Historical exhibition at Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, W.Va.

The Freedmans Bureau, Educating the Newly Freed Slaves and the Prelude to Storer College historical exhibition. Backdrop to a full year of activities that will highlight Harpers Ferry role in the education of newly-freed slaves immediately after the Civil War. For more information, call 304-535-6298 or 304-535-6029 or visit www.nps.gov/hafe.


 

Jun. 7, 2015 at 2:00 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. Doctor Faustus. 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
website   •   Map

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.

Jun. 8, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM : Monarch Butterfly Talk at Carrier Arboretum in Harrisonburg, Va.

Francis Plecker Educational Center, 780 University Blvd. Learn about butterfly migration paths and patterns between Mexico and Virginia, photos of monarch lifecycle stages, and host plant. Registration requested. Fred admission. For more information, 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.

Jun. 8, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM : Nature program at Carrier Arboretum in Harrisonburg, Va.

Francis Plecker Education Center. Monarchs at the Arboretum. Migration, life cycle, habitat needs of the Monarch butterfly. For all ages. Online registration opens 30 days in advance. For more information, 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.

Jun. 9, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM : Museum of American Jewelry Design and Manufacturing in Harrisonburg, Va.

Ice House at 217 South Liberty St. Opened this year. Antique hand engraved hubs, dies and rolls, largest collection of jewelry hubs, large manufacturing machines and tools. Browse retail store while watching artisans work in shop. Showroom open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Workshop open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 540-574-4306 or visit hugohol.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.
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