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83rd Annual Dinner Dance and Auction at Washington and Lee University’s Evans Hall, from 5:30-11pm. The theme will be “An Old Hollywood Affair”. Featuring a live/silent auction, dinner and dancing. For more information call 540-463-5375.
Shenandoah Valley Runners “Stickman’s Tandems 5k” at the High School, 250 Ram Drive. Your finish place will be combined with your teammate’s to determine the winners. Low score wins, cross country scoring. No headphones/dogs/strollers are allowed. Inclement weather policy, we run even if it is cold, sleet, snow, but not when icy. To register 540-327-4331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 1, 3-4–Harrisonburg.
Monthly book sale from 10am-6pm at the Central Library, 174 South Main Street. We have thousands of books just waiting for new homes. Visit our regular sale on the 1st then come back for the $5.00 bag sale on the 3rd and 4th. Stop by for great deals. 540-434-4475.
The Black History Museum at the Rosenwald Community Center, 413 Port Re-public Road, is celebrating Black History month with tours of the museum. Open Monday-Friday. For appointment call 540-942-6735.
Each Monday night from 4-9pm ski or ride at Massanutten Resort and you will be contributing to a local charity. These are the charitys: Blue Ridge Area Food Bank on the 3rd, Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition on the 10th; Elkton Area United Services will be collecting canned food donations on the 17th; Pleasant View Inc. on the 24th. 540-289-4954.
The Public Library, 600 South Wayne Avenue will have a poster exhibit from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The exhibit explores various aspects of African American history and accomplishments. 540-942-6746.
Join us for First Fridays along Washington Street, where you can stroll through the galleries, enjoy art, music, tasting and for your sweet tooth, stop by Sweet Treats Bakery. 540-463-3777.
“First Friday” at the Explore More Discovery Museum, 150 South Main Street. Free admission from 4-7pm. We provide high-quality museum experiences for all ages. Your adventure begins when you enter the museum. 540-442-8900.
Tri-State Arenacross Indoor Championship Finals will be held at the Civic Center. Amateur and professional motorcyclists for two nights of action-packed racing on dirt. The fastest Arenacross riders on the east coast will compete. Admission fee and children 4 and under are free. 540-375-3004.
Massanutten Resort’s Ski Lodge has a DJ, live music, and dancing every Friday and Saturday night for those 21+ from 8pm-1:30am. Kanye Twitty on the 7th-8th; Vertigo Red on the 14th; Pink Party on the 15th; Dead Eye Stare on the 21st-22nd; Red Dirt Revolution on the 28th; Mardi Gras Party on the 29th. There is a $7.00 cover charge or show your slope-use ticket for free admission. 540-289-4978.
Annual Black and White Masquerade Ball at the Patrick Henry Ballroom, 611 S. Jefferson Street. For tickets: squaresociety.org/ or email@example.com.
Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane presents “EcoArt”, from 2-4pm. Nature and art make perfect partners. Join us for this indoor/outdoor art experience using natural materials and found objects. Create surprising sculptures to take home and you can contribute to the large outdoor art that we will leave in place. Reservations required. 540-837-1758 ext 287.
Frogtown Music will host a bluegrass concert at the Millbrook High School, 251 First Woods Drive. Featuring Blue Moon Rising, Southern Skies and Troy Engle. This is a benefit for the Frederick County Educational Foundation. The doors open at 6pm and the shows begins at 7pm. Tickets are $30.00 in advance and $35.00 at the door and can be ordered by calling 540-955-4786 or fcef.fcpsk12.net/fcef-events.
“Carilion Children’s” will host the Tons of Fun event at Tanglewood Mall from 10am-2pm. This family-friendly event will again feature local children’s performers, lots of educational opportunities and more. In case of inclement weather, the event will be canceled and will not be rescheduled. 540-342-6025.
Sweetheart Dance at the Community Activities Center, 305 South Dogwood Drive, from 6-7:30pm. Spend a fun filled evening with your little miss. There will be music, refreshments and a special photo will all be included in your evening. This is open to ages 10 and under. Admission fee. To register call 540-433-2474.
The Polar Bear Horse Show will be held at the Virginia Horse Center. This is a schooling show to prepare for the spring show season. 540-464-2950.
The Big Lick Comic Con will return to the Berglund Center, 710 Williamson Road. Featuring a massive experience of comics, vendors, artists, guests, gaming, creators, stage entertainment and more. Special guests include actor Jason David Frank of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, James Marsters of Marvel’s Runaways, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and more. 540-793-3354.
Augusta Expo events: Yard Sale on the 8th; American Red Cross Blood Drive on the 12th; Fishing Expo on the 15th-16th. 540-943-3976.
Celebrate Black History month at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst Street, from 2-3pm. We will have gospels, spirituals, and protest songs from the American Civil Rights Movement performed by Shenandoah University’s Harambee Gospel Choir and interpreted by Dr. James Coates. Free. 540-662-1473 ext. 240.
February 10, 24–Fishersville.
Coding Club at the Main Library, 1759 Jefferson Highway, starting 4:30pm. Come meet with others interested in learning about computers and coding. Meetings are twice monthly on Monday afternoons. Registration required. (Please bring a laptop if possible.) Ages 8+. 540-885-3961.
Massanutten Resort will be hosting the region’s first ever Skimo race from 5-9pm. Skimo is short for “Ski Mountaineering”. Skimo is a rapidly growing genre of ski racing that tests the athlete’s endurance fitness, skiing ability, efficiency and ability to travel quickly in the mountains. Register at facebook.com/events/2441016816146438/ or 540-289-4978. Registration not available on day of event.
Movie Night from 7-9pm at the Chet Hobert Park, featuring “Despicable Me”. There will be themed snacks to enjoy while watching the movie. Everyone is encouraged to bring a comfortable pillow, blanket or beanbag chair to lounge on for the movie. Fee $4.00, children 2 and under are free. For more information call 540-955-5147.
February 14 – Valentine’s Day Wine and Chocolate Fondue.
Celebrate with us! For this very special day only, we offer a chocolate fondue. You will get a plate of goodies for dipping with a glass of wine for only $15 per person! Bring that special someone out to indulge in this delectable tasting while cozying up by the fireplace! Reservations required; limited seating. For this day only, we will stay open until 7 p.m., with the last reservation at 6 p.m. 540-742-1489 or www.wisteriavineyard.com.
Since 1908, Washington and Lee University has held a Mock Convention 26 times. We have predicted the right candidate 20 times, and in 2020 we plan to make that 21. The convention begins with state delegations lining up along Main Street at 9:00am, with floats decorated to mirror their state and decked out to match their delegation’s energy on the 14th. The convention will also be live streamed in its entirety and available at no cost on mockconvention.com. Also the Rockbridge Regional Library, 138 South Main Street, will be hosting a free viewing of the sessions throughout the weekend. 540-458-8400.
Guns and Hoses is an annual charity ice hockey tournament played at the Berglund Coliseum, 710 Williamson Road. All proceeds go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the official charity of the International Association of Firefighters. Each year, local Roanoke-area firefighters (the “Hoses”) take on a team of local Roanoke-area police officers and law enforcement personnel (the “Guns”). We’d like to thank our fans and sponsors for their continued support in making Guns and Hoses not only possible, but a huge success and a blessing to those benefiting from the MDA and the work they do. Thank you. Admission fee. 540-853-2241.
Shenandoah Valley Runners “Heart and Soles 5K” at the Town Hall, 7875 Church Street. Celebrate your love of running with this Valentine’s Day inspired race. No headphones/dogs/strollers are allowed. Inclement weather policy, we run even if it is cold, sleet, snow, but not when icy. To register early call 540-327-8079.
Page Alliance for Community Action presents the Polar Bear Plunge. Dare to take the plunge at this family friendly event held at Lake Arrowhead Park, 265 Lake Arrowhead Road. There will be awesome prizes, free parking, hot chocolate, event t-shirt. 540-742-9386 or www.paca-event.com/ or pagecoalition.org/register/?thistype=polar.
February 15, 22, 29–Roanoke.
Join the Taubman Museum of Art every Saturday in Art Venture, the Museum’s interactive, exploratory gallery for youths and families. Visitors to this event can paint, draw, build, connect music with art, investigate 3D printing and printmaking, create sculptures, display artwork, and much more. Children are $5.00 and accompanying adults are free. 540-342-5760 or TaubmanMuseum.org.
Teen and adult coloring at the Library, 601 Dogwood Avenue, from 4-5pm. Come explore what the coloring craze is all about at 4pm. Light snack provided by the Grottoes Ruritans. Coloring books and markers provided by the Library. 540-434-4475.
Join the Lee Chapel and Museum for a moderated discussion between leading experts on Marshall and Washington as they outline the similarities and differences of two titanic figures in American history. RSVP no later than the 13th at 540-463-7103, ext. 138.
February 22–Weyers Cave.
The Valley Radio Control Flying Club’s Annual Hobby Swap Meet at the Community Center, 682 Weyers Cave Road, starting 9am. Come buy, sell, and trade R/C related items. There will be at least 100 tables of various items. Also an Indoor Fly-In following the Swap Meet. The Valley R/C Flyers Club is an Academy of Model Aeronautics sanctioned radio control model flyers club. Members are flying many types of model aircraft including fixed wing, helicopters, and sailplanes. In addition, visitors are welcome anytime we are flying. 540-533-2446.
Superhero Party at the Community Activities Center, 305 S Dogwood Drive, from 3-5pm. Superhero themed music, games, crafts, and photo opportunity. This is open to ages 10 and under. There is an event limit of 50 couples. $5.00 per couple, additional children is $2.00 per child. For additional information or to register call 540-433-2474. Online registration is not available for this program.
Happy Birthday, George Washington event will be held at the Library Station, 3698 Middlebrook Road, for ages 0-12 starting at 11:30am. Did you know George Washington had more than one birthdate? Come celebrate and find out more about his birthdays with stories, cake, and crafts. 540-885-1008.
Winter Wine Festival fundraiser for the Historic Staunton Foundation will be held at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center. This is a snow or shine event and tickets are non-refundable. Enjoy samples from the states most accomplished vineyards and wineries. For more information call 540-885-7676 or 540-885-4848.
Shenandoah University, 1460 University Drive, will present a Recital in Celebration of Black History Month at Goodson Chapel’s Recital Hall, starting 7:30pm. Vocal/Choral Division faculty present a special recital dedicated to African American composers. Free admission. 540-665-4569.
Night Sky Stargazing at the Library Station, 3698 Middlebrook Road, for ages 5 and up. Join the Shenandoah Valley Stargazers at 5:30pm, for a presentation on the winter sky and a chance to see stars and planets through their telescopes. 540-885-1008.
February 28-March 1–Roanoke.
The Southwest Virginia Boat Dealers Association’s 46th Annual Boat Show at the Berglund Center. will be kicking off the boating season and heightening consumer awareness and excitement. Come see, feel, touch, and buy now. Including exciting exhibits of boating equipment, related products and services and much more. Free Admission Friday and Sunday. 507-530-0171.
9th Annual Mad Anthony Mud Run A battle awaits you at Coyner Springs Park as we pay homage to our City’s namesake, General “Mad” Anthony Wayne. Our first eight years have brought temperatures ranging from 9 degrees to 60 degrees. Are you ready for the challenge Mother Nature throws at you? This is not your typical mud run. Expect a challenging course with numerous “Battles” and ankle deep mud in spots. To register call 540-942-6735 or visit runthevalley.com/mad-anthony-mud-run/.
Shenandoah Valley Runners Winter Series WS #7 Build the Trails 5K will start at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. To register call 540-323-1925.