Things to see and do...

Apr. 4, 2015 at 2:00 PM : Marionette show at James Madision University

Mainstage Theatre, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. The Cashore Marionettes. Family-friendly event. 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. 4, 2015 at 2:00 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. The White Devil. Closing 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.

Apr. 4, 2015 at 7:30 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. Every Man in His Humour. Closing 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
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.

Apr. 4, 2015 at 8:00 PM : Americana music concert at Bright Box Theater in Winchester, Va.

15 N. Loudoun St. River Whyless with Luray. Indie-folk, Baroque Folk, Americana. Seating first come, first served, general admission.  For more information, call 1-800-838-3006 or 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.

Apr. 5, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM : Youth Art exhibition at James Madison University

Memorial Hall, first and second floors. Eighth year. Opening Reception. More than 120 works of art from area school students, representing a wide range of media. Supported by JMU College of Education. Free admission.


James Madison University
800 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
website   •   Map

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. 5, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM : Easter Sunrise Service at Carrier Arboretum in Harrisonburg, Va.

Main lawn. JMU RISE hosts the annual inter-denominational Easter Sunrise Worship Service. For more information, visit www.jmu.edu/arboretum.


James Madison University
800 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
website   •   Map

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. 5, 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.


 

Apr. 5, 2015 at 3:00 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. Mother Bombie. Closing 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
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.

Apr. 5, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM : Good Friday Observance at Carrier Arboretum in Harrisonburg, Va.

Main lawn. JMU RISE hosts an interdenominational worship observance of Good Friday. Open to the public.


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. 6, 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.

Apr. 6, 2015 at 1:00 PM : Lunchtime Lyceum program at Massanutten Regional Library in Harrisonburg, Va.

Main Library, downtown on S. Main St. Main Meeting Room. Celebrateing Poetry Month. Poets Angela Carter, Jeff Schwaner, Rebecca Lilly, and Sarah Robinson read from their works.


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.

Apr. 6, 2015 at 7:00 PM : Civil War history program at James Madison University

Miller Hall 1101, 91 East Grace St. Dr. Ken Rutherford, Director of the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery CISR and Professor of Political Science: Landmines in Our Backyard: The Civil War`s Buried History. Reception follows presentation. Free admission. For more information. visit www.jmu.edu.


James Madison University
800 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
website   •   Map

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. 7, 2015 at 8:00 PM : Blues guitar music concert at Bright Box Theater in Winchester, Va.

15 N. Loudoun St. Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos perform funk rock and blues. Limited seating, first come first serve, general admission.  For more information, call 1-800-838-3006 or visit www.brightboxwinchester.com.


City of Winchester, Va.
1001 East Cork St.
Winchester, VA 22601
website   •   Map

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.

Apr. 8, 2015 at 8:00 AM : Spring language and culture conference at James Madision University

Tolerance: A Global Necessity from Ancient Times to the Present, organized by the JMU Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Scholars and researchers ddress the meaning of tolerance. For more information, visit www.jmu.edu


James Madison University
800 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
website   •   Map

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. 8, 2015 at 9:00 AM : Virginia Youth Conservation Corps crew applications

Applications are being accepted through April 15 for two three-week YCC summer sessions from July 19 to Aug. 8. Teams of eight to 10 participants will be chosen from current high school students between the ages of 14 and 17. Participants must be 14 years old by June 1. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in protecting Virginia`s environment. Prior experience not necessary. Work outside in a physically demanding environment. Room, board, T-shirts and equipment as well as a $500 stipend. For more information, call 804-887-8933 or visit www.dcr.virginia.gov.


Douthat State Park
14239 Douthat State Park Road
Millboro, VA 24460
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The park, which straddles Bath and Allegheny counties, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Douthat is one of the original six Virginia State Parks. It is nestled in the Allegheny Mountains with outstanding scenery. A 50-acre lake offers swimming, boating and seasonal trout fishing.
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