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39th Annual MDA Car Show at the Berglund Center benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association. There will be 2 full floors of cars and vendors. Model car contest, automotive flea market, silent auction, car club alley, local racing section, raffles, contests and more. Adults $12.00, kids 12 and under free. 540-366-4656.
Massanutten Resort will hold the Snow Moon Fest at various locations. Featuring an arctic plunge, live music, tap takeovers/samples, fireworks, torchlight parade and more. Specials/discounts available on lodging, ski season passes, lift tickets, waterpark passes, diamond jim’s arcade, and the spa. 540-289-9441 or for the full schedule: massresort.com/play/snow-moon-fest/
Friends of Massanutten Regional Library will have a Book Sale at 174 S. Main Street, on the 1st-2nd and on the 4th-5th a $5.00 bag sale. Stop by for great deals, we have thousands of books just waiting for new homes. This event benefits the Massanutten Regional Library. 540-434-4475.
Augusta Expoland events: 7th Annual Augusta County Fishing Expo on the 1st-3th; Bridal Expo on the 3th; Spring Arts and Crafts Show on the 9th; Paranzino Brothers Auctioneers Building Materials Auction on the 16th. 540-337-2552.
Historic Blandy Experiment Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, will host the following programs: Managing invasive species during the spring season on the 1st from1-5pm; On the 12th Greener than Grass Series: alternative ground covers; On the 26th coyotes in Virginia: “here today and here to stay” from 7:30-8:30pm. Reservations required for all programs. 540-837-1758.
Join us for Story Night and Happy Tails every Tuesday evening from 6:30-7:30pm at the library, 600 S. Wayne Avenue. A story, a bedtime snack and a chance to practice those reading skills with friendly, attentive therapy dogs from Positive Paws. 540-942-6746.
Cinderella at the Moss Arts Center. With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, this lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations, all the story’s classic moments including the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball, plus some surprising new twists and more. Admission fee. firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-231-1986.
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 to join us. Younger children that need supervision are welcome with a grown up. 540-434-4475 x5.
Old Town celebrates the community’s Irish and Scottish heritage with the Annual Saint Paddy’s Celtic Festival at Loudoun Street Mall and downtown businesses. During all scheduled performances, a percentage of food, drink sales will benefit the SPCA and the SPCA will host Celtic games for children on the Old Courthouse lawn. Other activities include a balloon artist, face painter, dancers, vendors, a petting zoo and so much more. All activities are free and open to the public. 540-722-8700 or Dario@fullcirclem.com. For schedule of events visit: www.EnjoyOTW.com.
Extreme Midget Wrestling from 9-11pm at Shenandoah County Fairgrounds. This is a body slamming activity, Midget style. The World’s smallest wrestlers are competing for the title. Midgets vs. Dwarfs in an all out Pro Wrestling War. Extreme Midget Wrestling will shock and delight you at the same time. We are the baddest little show on earth. You won’t want to miss this epic event. 540-459-3867.
March 9–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 540-327-4331.
Join Wintergreen Resort for their end of season Slide and Splash Bash from 12:30-5pm. They will expand the terrain park to include more features on expanded terrain. They will also have their pond skimming event at 2pm. Come out and see if you can make it across the pond, and don’t forget to wear your best costume. This is fun for the whole family. If you don’t want to test your water skiing abilities then come out and cheer on the contestants. 434-325-2200.
March 9-10, 16-17–Highland County.
Highland County will celebrate its largest annual event showcasing the tradition of maple syrup-making at the 61st Annual Highland Maple Festivall on the weekends of March 9-10 and March 16-17. The 2019 festival will mark the fifth “Official Maple Festival of the Commonwealth” since legislation passed in the summer of 2014. The Highland Maple Festival has also been listed on the “Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events” for many years and is recognized by the Appalachian Regional Commission initiative Bon Appétit Appalachia. Selected as a Local Legacy by the Library of Congress in 1999, the event attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year. Farmers in this rural community welcome visitors to their “sugar camps” to observe the process of making maple syrup, from tree-tapping to bottling the finished product, on the second and third weekends of every March. Festival highlights include all-you-can-eat buckwheat and pancake breakfasts, maple doughnuts, locally harvested Allegheny Mountain trout, a juried Arts and Crafts Show with over 150 vendors, live bluegrass bands and clogging demonstrations. We are dog-friendly, so we recommend all dogs wear a comfortable muzzle. Located in the mountains of Virginia’s Western Highlands, the Highland Maple Festival re-creates a unique and informative insight into a rapidly vanishing way of rural American life. For more information contact the Highland County Chamber of Commerce at 540-468-2550, or visit the Chamber’s website at www.highlandcounty.org.
Heroes on the Hill Ski Day at Massanutten Resort. Police, Firefighters, EMTs, Active Military, Non-Active Military, Veterans, and their dependents receive a slope-use ticket, up to 4 passes total. Must present valid military, police, firefighter, or emt id for discount. Discount not applicable for snow tubing, rentals, or lessons. Not to be combined with any other offer. Please call 540-289-4954 with any questions.
Join us at Muse Vineyards, 16 Serendipity Lane, for our Fireside chat with Tony Wolf- Demystifying "Terroir": Impact of Place on Wine Quality Attributes, Sunday, at 2pm. Free event. No reservations needed. www.musevineyards.com.
Join us at the Best Western Inn and Conference Center from 8am-4:15pm as we present A Gardener’s Palette. We’ll dip your brush in a variety of topics offering something for everyone from garden hobbyist to experienced landscape architect. In the end, we’ll have a canvas filled with colors and perspectives to consider and put in practice. Proceeds from the event support our horticulture department’s Bloom Program. 540-942-6735.
It is that time of year when you start to clean out the basement, garage, closets and replace your old stuff with the new stuff you got for Christmas. Box up your stuff and bring your things to the community center for our Yard Sale, which will be held from 8am-2pm in the community center. Again, no old large tvs and we will only accept children’s clothes. If you would like a tax receipt, please leave or send a list of items with your name and address so we can send you a tax receipt. For more information call Joanne Koszyk at 540-551-3815 or Jackie Hodgkiss at 540-636-3588.
The “Parent’s Night Out” program is offered to provide parents with a chance to drop their children off at the Rosenwald Community Center, 413 Port Republic Road, from 6-9:30pm. This will be an evening of fun, age-appropriate activities while you can go out on a Friday night and relax. This program, is for children ages of 4-12 who will be well-supervised. The event is $5.00 per child and is limited in size. To register call 540-942-6735 or email@example.com.
Fundraising raising dinner for Choices, at the Fire Hall from 6:30-7:30pm. 540-743-3915.
Join our Town and the Police Department at Creekside at the Hawksbill Recreation Park, 205 Pool Dirve, for a little friendly fishing competition. Event is open to kids age 12 and under. Admission is free, just register at the event for a chance to win a prize. Bait, hooks, and concessions will be available for purchase. Call 540-743-3915 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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 the Harrisonburg Cardinals Wheelchair Basketball Team (formerly the Shenandoah Valley High Rollers). In addition to the Shamrock Trail Run, we’ll be hosting the Annual Pot of Gold Kid’s Fun Run. This event will be an easy run/jog/walk distance of 100 yards, out and back, for children ages 3-7. Participants are encouraged to wear green or St. Patrick’s Day themed costumes. All participants will run out to the pot of gold, pick out their “gold” coin, then return back to the finish line for their St. Patrick’s Day themed finisher medal. Contact Erik Dart at 540-433-2474 or Erik.Dart@harrisonburgva.gov
Annual Irish Road Bowling Competition at Montgomery Hall. Join us for a wee bit o’ fun. This St. Patrick’s Day event is full of fun and family friendly competition with our own spin on the original game played on the Irish country roads. Competition is comprised of teams of 3 or 4. Wearing green and fun St. Paddy’s day clothing is encouraged. Ceremonies, prizes, and St. Paddy’s party following the event at local Queen City Brewing. 540-332-3945.
Civil War Living History Weekend at the Luray Valley Museum located on the grounds of Luray Caverns. Civil War artillery drills and instruction school with a battery of field cannons. All proceeds donated to the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, will help to continue their active work to save the hallowed battlegrounds in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. 540-743-3915.
Come up to Mill Mountain Zoo to celebrate the beginning of spring with activities related to gardening, birding and other fun things to get you thinking about springtime. Enjoy spring themed crafts, get your face painted and of course see our great collection of animal residents. All of the activities are included with regular zoo admission from 11-4pm. 540-343-3241.
Shenandoah Valley Steam and Gas Engine Association will host the Annual Antique, Collectible, and Vintage Toy Show. It will be held at the Fire Hall, located on U.S. Highway 340. Call Chris Collis at 304-839-7011 or www.svsgea.com/toy-shows.html.
Spring Fling Vendor Show at the Augusta Expoland from 9am-4pm. Come support local vendors of all trades within the community. Enjoy the amazingly unique talents of local artists and those from afar. Each item being sold is specifically homemade and hand crafted. 540-337-2552.
March 23–New Market.
Home Educators Association of Virginia are pleased to present Homeschool Day at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War, 8895 George Collins Parkway, from 10am-4pm. Enjoy hands-on learning about our greatest national drama, the Civil War. Join the army and learn to drill, try dancing the Virginia Reel, have fun with 19th century games and crafts, watch the Emmy-award winning film, Field of Lost Shoes, take a guided tour through the battlefield, learn 19th-century cooking techniques and much more. Limited space so register early. A special event rate of $3.00 per person, ages 6 and older is available to those that preregister. To register call 866-515-1864 or Miss Sarah C. Mink at: email@example.com.
Family Fitness Fair at Augusta Expoland from 10am-5pm. This is a fun and informational event for the whole family. Seminars for seniors, teens, moms and dads. Special activities in the kids korner. Also vendors, games, demonstrations, food available and much more. Admission is $2.00 per person with kids 5 and under free. 540-943-3976.
Come join us for the next X2 Comedy Night at Restless Moons Brewing, 120 W Wolfe Street at 7:30pm. There is no cover. With EJ our DJ and Host Steve McClay, local comedian Dawn Davis Womack will be opening for two outrageously talented females from the Virginia Beach area who are coming to share their talents with the 'Burg! Both have shared stages with some of comedy's greats! Gina G most notably with Tiffany Haddish and Allison Moore with SINBAD. This is a show you won't want to miss! X2 Comedy brings in out of town clean comedians and provides local talent opportunities to perform. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org; follow X2 Comedy on Facebook or call Dawn 540-560-3356.
Prayer and Worship Summit at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds. “Praying for the Vision” is an opportunity for Brethren to unite to earnestly seek God’s direction and for the Holy Spirit to guide us in becoming the church we are meant to be for this age and into the future. We will be addressing the spiritual dynamics that are necessary for this process. The speakers and prayer time will focus on “Vision Lost”, “Vision Recaptured”, and “Vision Launched”. The answer in getting all this right is to open up our lives in a new way to hear from Heaven and be guided by God’s Word. 540-810-3455 or email@example.com.
Beat the Winter Blues and warm up with us at our First Annual Indoor Winter Beach Music Dance Party at Augusta Expoland from 7-11pm. Featuring music by Blackwater. Cash bar and food trucks available. Reserved tables of 8, $160.00 and general admission $20.00. firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-337-2552.
Interested in fresh perspectives on prayer and healing? Come enjoy a deep think, titled “Learn to Pray and Heal - a spiritual adventure” 2:30-3:30pm Sunday, at the Staunton Public Library, 1 Churchville Ave. The presentation, by International speaker Nate Frederick ,explores the healing effect of faith, spiritual understanding and unselfed love. Who doesn’t have a friend or a place in their own heart that needs healing? Nate Frederick travels the globe sharing spiritual insights and spiritual experiences as a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. Sponsored by Christian Science churches of Waynesboro and Charlottesville. Free event, no reservation needed. For more information visit christiansciencewaynesboro.com or call Nancy at 618-946-6568.