Things to see and do...

Nov. 24, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:05 PM : Art exhibition at Mary Baldwin College

Hunt Gallery, Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall, 218 Hunt Dr. Chris Gregson: Works on Paper. Exhibition runs through Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission, open to the public. For more information, call 540-887-7196.


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.

Nov. 24, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM : New bookshop items and hours at Caperton Train Station

229 E. Martin St. For The Kids, By George Children Museum Bookshop. Imaginative and educational toys and gifts available. Beginning Nov. 24 hours are: Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., as well as during regular Museum hours on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Metered parking available onsite and on street. For more information, call 304-264-9977 or visit forthekidsbygeorge.org.


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.

Nov. 24, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM : New Image Gallery Exhibition at James Madison University

New Image Gallery, 131 Grace St. Richard Robinson: Rothstein`s First Assignment. Oct. 20 through  Dec. 5. Mondays through Thursdays, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Documents the first assignment of Arthur Rothstein at Shenandoah National Park. Free admission. For more information, visit www.jmu.edu/forbescenter.


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.

Nov. 24, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM : Art exhibition at James Madison University

Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art. Rebecca Kamen Sculpture. Runs from Oct. 20 through Dec. 5, Mondays through Fridays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 540-568-6918. Free admission.


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.

Nov. 24, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM : Thanksgiving centerpiece class at Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum in Winchester, Va.

19 W. Cork St. Create your own Thanksgiving centerpiece to take home. Led by Flowers by Snellings florist Andrea Harisson Mongold, AIFD, CFD. All supplies included, RSVP required, 25 openings available. Admission: musuem members, $25. Non-members: $30 for nonmembers. For more information, call 540-722-2020. For more information, visit www.discoverymuseum.net.


Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum
54 S. Loudoun St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum allows visitors to capture the sense of childlike fascination and excitement with hands-on exhibits and programs that focus on the sciences, mathematics, the humanities and the arts, as a way to ignite creativity, spark curiosity and inspire learning.

Nov. 24, 2014 at 6:00 PM : Shenandoah County High Schools One-Act Play Festival at The Schultz Theatre in New Market, Va.

Presented by Stonewall, Central and Strasburg High School students. Admission: donation.


The Schultz Theatre and School of Performing Arts
9357 N. Congress St.
New Market, VA 22844
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Located in the historic Rouse Opera House building in New Market, Va., which had once housed the Rouse Opera House, the Town Hall and the Sheriffs office. The Schultz Theatre now hosts plays, musicals, concerts, improvisational events and dance.  The Rockingham Ballet Theatre also performs there.

Nov. 24, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM : Stress reduction workshop series at Blandy Experimental Farm in Boyce, Va.

Blandy library. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction workshop. Mondays, from Oct. 6 through Nov. 24 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Ages 16 and older. Co-sponsored by the Foundation of the State Arboretum and Mindful Shenandoah Valley. Reservations required. For more information, call 540-542-6139 or visit www.mindfulvalley.com.


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.

Nov. 24, 2014 at 6:30 PM : Valley Ukulele Players regular weekly rehearsals in Bridgewater, Va.

Smith Room in Maple Terrace, 210 Virginia Ave. Two regular weekly rehearsals, Fridays at 10 a.m. or Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Free admission and open to the public. For more information, call 540-515-0097.


Carter Hall at Bridgewater College
402 East College Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812
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Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia. The Carter Center is host to  concerts by the college choirs, symphonic band, and jazz band, as well as other events that are regularly open to the pubic. The campus location is surrounded by a variety of visitor attractions.

Nov. 25, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM : Student art exhibition at James Madison University

Institute for Visual Studies, Room 208, Roop Hall.  The Object of Play. Nov. 18 to Dec. 12, Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment. Work by JMU students. For more information, visit www.jmu.edu/forbescenter.


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.

Nov. 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. Pericles, Prince of Tyre. 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.

Nov. 25, 2014 at 5:00 PM : Bingo games at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Va.

Every Tuesday and Thursday. Doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $1 to $25 for a bingo card. For more information, call 540-464-2950.


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.

Nov. 25, 2014 at 7:30 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. Macbeth. 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.

Nov. 26, 2014 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.

Nov. 26, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM : Sculpture art exhibition at James Madison University

Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art. Rebecca Kamen Sculpture. Mondays through Fridays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call 540-568-6918.


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.

Nov. 26, 2014 at 12:00 PM : Thankgiving season running event in Harrisonburg, Va.

Downtown. Rocktown Turkey Trot, a 4-mile course designed for all skill levels. Online registration through Nov. 25 at 5 p.m. Shirt for each of first 400 registrants. Walk-up registration for additional $10, available at packet pickup location on Nov. 26th from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.


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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