Dogs 2 Read 2 at the Page Public Library, 100 Zerkel Street from 3:30-4:30pm. Grab a book, get comfy and read to your Library’s very own registered therapy dog. All reading levels are encouraged. Younger children that need supervision are welcome with a grown up. 540-434-4475 x1.
The Magic Honky Tonk Band Will perform a FREE concert, with a blend of vintage instruments, modern arrangements, and incredible musicianship, The Magic Honky Tonk band will show you classic musical styles in a whole new light. The Magic Honky Tonk band, Samuel Hayden and Joshua Burtner, play a version of honky tonk that crosses a span of musical styles. From surf music to rock, from funk to country western, all with their signature energy and unique style, this band will have you both swaying to a dreamy melody and jumping to your feet, all in the same show. The Magic Honky Tonk Band plays a two man show regionally, and expands to additional members when performing overseas. With a catalogue that includes both classic covers and an extensive collection of original songs, there is truly something for everyone. Come to Asbury United Methodist church, 205 South Main Street on March 3 for the free concert beginning at 6:30.
37th Annual MDA Car Show at the Berglund Center benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association. There will be two full floors of cars and a variety of unique vendors. Also a model car contest and a silent auction. Adults $12.00, kids $3.00 and children under 6 are free. 540-982-7719.
Wayne Theatre events: Annie Moses Band on the 3rd; Monday Night Movies on the 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th; Arts Education on the 9th, 14th, 27th; Signature Speaker Series on the 14th, 28th; IONA Celtic Band on the17th; Storytelling Weekend w/Donald Davis on the 18th-19th; U.S. Army Field Band on the 20th; Wilson Fairchild on the 25th. For times and admission fees call 540-943-9999.
March 4–Stephens City.
Shenandoah Valley Runners will host the March Madness 5k at Sherando Community Center, 170 S. Warrior Drive. Run with like-minded people not daunted by freezing temperatures and frigid winds. For runners of all abilities. There are no refunds and we do not allow strollers, dogs or headphones at our races. Register by calling 540-868-0794.
9th Annual Bison Bluegrass Festival fundraiser, at the Buffalo Gap High School, 1800 Buffalo Gap Highway. Featuring Southern Rail Express, Southern Hospitality, Page County Ramblers. Admission fee and children under 5 free. 540-337-6021.
Rockingham County Fair Grounds events: Shenandoah Valley Greater VA Bridal Show on the 5th; Mid-Atlantic Jr. Angus Classic show on the 10th-11th; Shenandoah Valley Kennel Club Dog Show on the 11th-12th; Spring Arts and Crafts Show on the 18th; Greater Shenandoah Valley Knife Show on the 31st-April 2nd. 540-434-0005.
Kids’ Klub for grades K-5, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5pm. All programs meet at the Rosenwald community center, unless stated otherwise. Free, but pre-registration is required for all classes. The program will feature a special activity, along with opportunities to participate in various stations of your choice, including: craft projects, games, construction and occasional cooking, and fitness activities. Parent’s are encouraged to stay with their children. 540-942-6735.
Friends of Massanutten Regional Library will have a Book Sale from 10am-6pm at the Central Library 174 S. Main Street. Stop by for great deals. We have thousands of books just waiting for new homes. 540-434-4475 ext.1.
A Coin Show will be held at the Stonewall Ruritan Building, 136 Fairground Road from 9:30am-4pm. 540-465-3952.
Bryce Resort will once again have their Annual Winterfest Celebration. This event will be as big as ever and is our end-of-the-season party. You will not want to miss out on the fun and excitement which include a pancake breakfast in the Fireside Grill from 8-11am, polar plunge at the Pump House on Fairway Drive at 9am, costume parade-slope-side at 11am, pond skimming at 2pm and live music by DJ Ethan. For more information call 1-800-821-1444 or 540-856-2121.
Join us for a Kitty Petting Zoo at Harmony Moon, 13 South New Street featuring the adorable and adoptable cats and kittens from H.O.P.E. (Humanitarians of Pet Education), a local cat rescue group. The kittens will be “free range” today so you can have fun playing and cuddling with them. The event is fun for the whole family. 10% of all sales will be donated to H.O.P.E.
Women of the Moose Chapter 1647 will hold a Spring Bazaar at the Moose Lodge #1413, 257 Dry Run Road. Come shop with local artists and vendors from 10am-3pm. Some of our vendor/artists include: Origami Owl, Healing Pillows, Avon, Essential Oils, Pampered Chef and so much more. Lunch and baked goods will be available. 540-743-7011 or 540-860-5649.
March 11-12, 18-19–Highland County.
Take a step back in time to Highland County, “Virginia’s Sweet Spot”. Travel back roads and mountain byways to the 59th Annual Highland Maple Festival. Event highlights include locally harvested trout, an arts/crafts show, Civil War living history, live bluegrass bands and so much more. 540-468-2550.
Heather Sutton and Susan Laser will explore the uniforms, weapons, and artifacts from their extensive collection as they depict the life of an everyday soldier during World War I as well as the preparations for war on the home front. This event is free and open to the public and will take place in the Library and Research Center of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, 235 East Beverley Street. 540-885-0897 ext. 102.
Bring your imagination to the George C. Marshall Museum for the LEGO brick-building contest, where kids ages 8-17 can compete for prizes. Each contestant will create a LEGO item that reflects a chosen theme. At the start of the competition all participants will receive a free tour of the museum exhibition to obtain ideas for their design. All participants must be accompanied by an adult. The adult may not build with the participant, only observe and encourage. RSVP is required. Call 540-463-7103 x 124.
The Shamrock 5K Trail Run is a beginner 5K run that takes place at Hillandale Park. Introductions and race announcements will begin at 9am, the run will begin at 9:30am rain or shine. Once again all of our proceeds benefit Shenandoah Valley High Rollers Wheelchair Basketball Team. Contact Erik Dart at 540-433-9168.
3rd Annual Irish Road Bowling competition at Montgomery Hall Park. Competition is comprised of teams of 3 or 4. Wearing green and St. Patty’s day clothing/costume is encouraged. Ceremonies and prizes following the event held at local Queen City Brewing. Team entry fee. A deposit is required for the bowl ball, you may keep the ball or return at the end for your deposit. 540-332-3945.
Spring Arts and Crafts Show at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds from 9am-3pm. There will be a tremendous variety of handmade crafts and gift items. Individual vendors will have everything from lamps and candles to furniture, from jewelry to quilts and country decor. Free admission. For information call Leann Cloud 540-879-9417.
The Five Irish Tenors will be at James Madison University’s Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. One of Ireland’s most popular vocal ensembles fusing Irish wit and boisterous charm with lyricism, dramatic flair and operatic style. They will perform beloved Irish songs and opera arias that will transport audiences to “The Emerald Isle” for a magical choral evening. Admission fee. 540-568-4394.
Join us for the 6th annual Shenandoah Valley Plant Symposium “A Gardener’s Palette”. Located at the Best Western Inn & Conference Center, 109 Apple Tree Lane, presented by Waynesboro Park and Recreation. We’ll dip your brush in a variety of topics: permaculture, food, art, natives, and new selections. The event offers something for everyone from novice home gardener to experienced horticulturist. Admission fee. 540-942-6735.
First Battle of Kernstown 155th Anniversary Battlefield Walking Tour from 9am-1pm, 610 Battle Park Drive. Join tour guide Gary Ecelbarger as he walks you over the grounds where the battle was fought. Mr. Ecebarger is the foremost authority on 1st Kernstown and conducts a lively and fascinating tour. Wear comfortable shoes and dress warmly. The battlefield will be open until 4pm with access to the visitor center, museum artillery annex, the Pritchard House and the gift shop. 757-593-8227.
March 25–New Market.
The Virginia Military Institute is pleased to present Family History Day at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War, 8895 George Collins Parkway, from 10am-4pm.This event is open to family learners of all ages and is a low-cost, high-quality educational outing for all types of students; such as homeschoolers, public and private school students and families wishing to learn more about our greatest national drama the “Civil War”. Enjoy hands-on learning activities for all ages. Join the army and learn to drill, have fun with 19th century games/crafts, watch the Emmy-award winning film “Field of Lost Shoes” and much more. Enjoy lunch and home baked goodies from the food booth. Limited space is available so register early. A special event rate of $3.00 per person, ages 6 and older. To register call 866-515-1864 or Lt. Colonel Troy D. Marshall, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mill Mountain Zoo will celebrate the beginning of spring with activities related to gardening, birding and other fun things. Enjoy spring themed crafts, get your face painted and see our collection of animal residents. All of the activities are included with regular zoo admission. 540-343-3241.
Movie Night Bring your family to the Cecil F. Gilkerson Community Activities Center for a showing of a classic kid friendly movie. We will have mats and chairs but you can bring a blanket or comfy seat. Anyone under the age of 14 must be with an adult. All movies start at 6:30pm. For additional information please call 540-433-2474.
JMU Crew Club’s Mock Regatta at the Landing and River Park on Morrison Road, from 11am-3pm. Free event open to all. 540- 652-8164.