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Sep. 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM : New Dance Festival performances at James Madison University

Mainstage Theatre, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. Christopher K. Morgan and Artists. Includes JMU dance faculty members. For more information, visit www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/09/05-christopher-morgan.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. 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM : Americana music concert at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, Va.

95 Chalmers Court. The Hot Seats String Band perform bluegrass, old time, ragtime, and rock and roll music. Admission: $12 in advance, $15 at the door, 12 and under admitted free. For more information, call 540-955-2004 or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.


Barns of Rose Hill
64 Chalmers Ct.
Berryville, VA 22611
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The Barns of Rose Hill are two early 20th-Century dairy barns that were part of a farm estate donated to the Town of Berryville in 1964 and was established as a four-acre park to serve as a central focus of community activities, including culture and the arts events.

Sep. 6, 2014 from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM : Staunton and Augusta Saturday Farmers Market in Staunton, Va.

Located downtown at the Wharf. Open every Saturday through Thanksgiving, 7 a.m. to  12 p.m. Local foods and plants, music and more in the Wharf parking lot. For more information, visit afarmersmarket.com.


City of Staunton
116 W. Beverley St.
Staunton, VA 24401
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Staunton is the birthplace of U.S President Woodrow Wilson and the home of the Statler Brothers. The Blackfriars Playhouse, Frontier Culture Museum, and other visitor attractions are there, along with a beautiful downtown area with a number of historic districts that include the restored Stonewall Jackson Hotel.

Sep. 6, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM : Harrisonburg Farmers Market in Harrisonburg, Va.

Downtown Harrisonburg, in the Turner Pavilion, 228. S. Liberty St. Tuesdays and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Runs through Nov 29. For more information, call 540-476-3377.


Harrisonburg Farmers Market at Turner Pavilion
S. Liberty St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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The Harrisonburg Farmers Market is held Tuesdays and Saturdays, April through Thanksgiving, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the The Turner Pavilion on the Municipal Parking Lot, South Liberty Street. Providing access to locally-produced agricultural goods. Winter Market is held Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, January through March.

Sep. 6, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM : Rockbridge Baths Farmers Market in Lexington, Va.

Rockbridge Baths Fire Department. Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Locally-produced meats, produce, baked goods and more. For more information, call 540-348-5084.


Village of Rockbridge Baths
4781 Maury River Rd
Rockbridge Baths, VA 24473
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Rockbridge Baths is an unincorporated village along U.S. Route 39 at the foot of scenic Goshen Pass in Rockbridge County, Va. Goshen pass is a water gap, or gorge, in the Little North Mountain, formed by the passage of the Maury River, approximately 20 miles northwest of Lexington.

Sep. 6, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM : Waynesboro Farmers Market in Waynesboro, Va.

Constitution Park, 215 W. Main St., Under the Pavilion by the South River. Saturdays and Wednesdays. Saturday Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday Market from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 3 through Nov. 1.


Waynesboro Farmers Market
223 W. Main St.
Waynesboro, VA 22980
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The Waynesboro Farmers Market is located at the Pavilion at Constitution Park, 223 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Va., and is open on Wednesdays, April 21 through September 29 from 3 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Sep. 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM : Sept. 6 events at Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane, Va.

11012 Edmonds Ln. History Hike, meet at the Visitor Center, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Walk with park historian, 1.5 miles round trip, moderately difficult. Wear weather-approproate footwear and clothing, bring plenty of water and snacks, sunscreen and insect repellent recommended. Where on the Trail is Ranger Vanessa? at Rolling Meadows Trail. Full Moon Walk, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., meet at the Blue Ridge Trailhead. Bring flashlight, plenty of water and wear sturdy shoes and a wind-proof jacket. Weather permitting. 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. 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM : Saturday walking tours in Staunton, Va.

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Emily Smith House porch, 24 North Coalter St. Every Saturday, through Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. Hosted by Historic Staunton Foundation.  Explore four of six historic districts. Wear comfortable shoes.


City of Staunton
116 W. Beverley St.
Staunton, VA 24401
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Staunton is the birthplace of U.S President Woodrow Wilson and the home of the Statler Brothers. The Blackfriars Playhouse, Frontier Culture Museum, and other visitor attractions are there, along with a beautiful downtown area with a number of historic districts that include the restored Stonewall Jackson Hotel.

Sep. 6, 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. 6, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM : Civil War Legacy History Mobile in Berryville, Va.

Clarke County High School, 627 Mosby Blvd. Scott Patchen, historian and author, speaks about the Battle of Berryville and its context at 10 a.m.


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.

Sep. 6, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM : Rockbridge Beer and Wine Festival in Lexington, Va.

Virginia Horse Center. 20th annual event. Photo ID required. Advance tickets: $15 for adults. Gate dmission: $20 for adults. $10 per non-taster or designated driver. For more information, call 540-463-5375. www.horsecenter.org.


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. 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. Much Ado about Nothing. Admission: Pay-what-you will. 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. 6, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM : Book-signing at Bookworks in downtown Staunton, Va.

101 W. Beverley St. Local author Paul Klein`s latest book, Unusual Suspects. 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. 6, 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. 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM : Civil War history program at Washington, Va.

Visitor`s Center just outside little Washington, right on Rt. 211 next to the Rappahannock Co. library.Civil War parade on Sept. 6 at 2 p.m.,  Valley Pike Fife and Drum Corps, a Shenandoah Valley group, to participate as well. The skirmish will be held on Sept. 7 at 1 p.m.


Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation
298 W. Old Cross Rd.
New Market, VA 22844
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The Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation provides a downloadable visitor's guide that interprets Civil War history at 10 battlefields located in the Shenandoah Valley National Historic District. Driving tours help visitors explore the Civil War battlefields in the Shenandoah Valley. Tours can run from a couple of hours or longer.
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