CALENDAR OF EVENTS: February, 2018
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February 2–Winchester.
20th Annual Chili Dinner, Braddock Street UMC Fellowship Hall, 115 Wolfe Street, from 5:30-8pm. Mmmmmm, chili that will warm you right up. Our celebrity waiters come out to serve you chili, salad, and beverages generously donated from Wendy’s, Royal Crown Bottling and the Evans Home’s own Board of Directors. We light up the stage with various talent including appearances from the Braddock Street Praise Band. 540-662-8520.

February 2–Harrisonburg.
“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.

February 2-4–Wintergreen.
Wintergreen Adaptive Sports invites all military personnel injured during their military service to register for free adaptive snow sports lessons, including ski or snowboard rentals. Advance reservations are required and subject to availability. With sufficient advance notice we may be able to assist with lodging. 434-325-2007.

February 3–Waynesboro.
The StableCraft Brewing Co., 375 Madrid Road will be having their first ever Winterfest from noon-9pm. Come celebrate all things winter. We’ve planned some cold weather hijinks guaranteed to make you smile. 540-490-2609.

February 3–Luray.
Annual Love and Light Gala at the Performing Arts, 1 East Main Street from 6-10pm. The event will feature world-class musicians. This is a fundraiser for the Regional Center for the Performing Arts of Luray.  Admission fee. For more information call 540-743-3311.

February 3–Roanoke.
“Tons of Fun” at Tanglewood Mall from 10am-4pm. Dive into the fun of this free event. You’ll see imaginative, innovative and creative happenings designed for all ages. Join us for life-sized games, amusement rides, hands-on art adventures, costumed characters, a reptile show and performances from exceptionally creative entertainers. Don’t miss out on what may be our final Tons of Fun ever. 540-777-6326.

February 3–Stephens City.
Groundhog Day Celebration at Bowman Library Children’s Room, 871 Tasker Road, starting 11am. A lively program of groundhog stories, Bowman Bill weather forecasting, finding shadows, dancing, and groundhog songs. Ice cream will be served. 540-869-9000 x215.

February 3–Lexington.
81st Annual Dinner Dance and Auction at Washington and Lee University’s Evans Hall. The theme will be “Bow Ties and Boots” in a nod to our local agriculture, craftsmen, artists, outdoors, food, and spirits. For more information call 540-463-5375.

February 3–Roanoke.
Join the Taubman Museum of Art from 10am-5pm for our Art Venture event. Visitors can paint, draw, build, connect music with art, investigate 3D printing and more. For children 12 months to 17 years. Art Venture is $5.00 for children. Accompanying adults and chaperones are free. 540-342-5760.

February 5–Harrisonburg.
“Turtles” Parody Show at Court Square Theater from 6-8pm. Your ticket purchases are used to help the Team visit sick children in hospitals as well as house visits to children with terminal illnesses. Our goal is to help children, along with families to remain positive and stand strong. 540-433-9189.

February 5–Harrisonburg.
Parks and Recreation will be hosting the Afternoon Matinee at Cecil F. Gilkerson Community Activities Center for ages 50+. We will be showing a movie. We will have popcorn and fun. Call 540-433-9168 for upcoming movie title.

February 5-26–Waynesboro.
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.

February 5-26–Massanutten.
Each Monday night from 4-9pm ski or ride at Massanutten Resort and you will contribute to a local charity. A free beginner group lesson at 5pm or 6 pm. Must be 7 years old to participate in a group lesson. These are the charitys: United Way of Rockingham County on the 5th; Wildlife Center of Virginia on the 12th; Blue Ridge Area Food Bank on the 19th; Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition on the 26th.

February 5-26–Waynesboro.
Join the Wayne Theatre, 521 W. Main Street for great classic films shown in grand style on the big screen. Cape Fear on the 5th; War of the Worlds on the 12th; The Last Picture Show on the 19th; Singin’ In the Rain on the 26th. 540-943-9999.

February 9, 23–Waynesboro.
Come to the Waynesboro Public Library, 600 S. Wayne Avenue for Friday Night at the Movies from 6:30-8:30pm. Enjoy new features on the big screen with free popcorn and a soda. PG or PG-13 features. For movie schedule call 540-942-6746.

February 10–Middletown.
Shenandoah Valley Runners Winter Series WS#6 Heart and Soles 5k at the Town Hall, 7875 Church Street. To register call 540-931-1810 or marisa.repro@gmail.com.

February 10–Harrisonburg.
Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Dance at the Community Activities Center. Spend a fun filled evening with your little miss  from 6-7:30pm. Music, refreshments and a special photo will all be included in your evening. This is open to ages 10 and under. To register call 540-433-9168.

February 10–Middletown.
The Belle Grove Manor House will host the Sumptuous Feasts Kick Off Party. The ticket price includes valet parking, an open bar, tasty hor d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Some of these events will sell out at the kick off party, so don’t miss this opportunity. For more information call 540-869-2028.

February 13-24–Lexington.
Virginia Horse Center events: Old Time Music Jam on the 13th; Star City Canine on the 15th-18th; Winter Tournament/UPHA Show on the 16th-18th; Lone Star Rodeo on the 23rd-24th. 540-464-2950.

February 14–Wintergreen.
Wintergreen Resort is where the Blue Ridge Express becomes The Lift to Love. We’ll have a separate line for speed dating.We’ll pair you up and send you off with a card full of conversation starters to make talking easy. Remember, you both already have snowsports in common, have fun. 434-325-2200.

February 14-16–Winchester.
Shenandoah Discovery Museum, 19 West Cork Street events: On the 14th Roving Science, 1:30pm; On the 15th join us to learn about the Fabulous Five Senses at our Science Kitchen program, 2:15-2:45pm; On the 16th come be a maker. What’s a maker? Someone who revels in the creation of new things as well as tinkering with existing ones. We focus on using and learning practical skills and applying them to new situations, 2-4pm, 540-722-2020.

February 16-19–Wintergreen.
Take advantage of great skiing, riding and tubing at Wintergreen Resort. Some of our best conditions are in February, be sure to book your weekend early. Lots of fun planned for this long weekend. Events will include: Wintergreen Rail Jam at 5 pm on 17th in the Terrain Park; DJ mixing up the tunes outside the rental shop on the snow on the 17th-19th; Live entertainment at The Edge on the16th-17th; Women’s Ski Clinic on the 18th. For more information call 434-325-2200.

February 17–Winchester.
Celebrate Native American Culture with the opening of Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past and Present at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Enjoy native american dancing, drumming, stone/wood craft demonstrations and more. Traditional native american food will be available for purchase from 11am-4pm. Free to all. 540-662-1473.

February 17–Winchester.
Russian Pancake Day at the Handley Library children’s room, 100 West Piccadilly Street from 1-3pm. Join us for Maslenitsa, a Slavic holiday to celebrate the coming of spring. Enjoy games, music, dancing, and pancakes. This program is sponsored by the Collage Club of Winchester. 540-662-9041 x 16.

February 17-18–Clifton Forge.
The  George Washington Train Show is a fundraising event that takes place at the Clifton Forge Armory, 724 Commercial Aveenue and the C&O Railway Heritage Center, 705 E Main Street. Admission is $5.00 and includes entrance to the C&O Railway Heritage Center/Museum. There will be a diverse selection of vendors. If the show has to be cancelled the make up dates will be April 7-8th. 540-862-2210.

February 20–Weyers Cave.
The Valley Radio Control Flying Club’s Annual Hobby Swap Meet at the community center starting 9am. Come buy, sell, and trade R/C related items. There will be at least 100 tables of various items. Admission is $3.00 per person. There will be raffles and door prizes. 540-294-4532.

February 20–Front Royal.
Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering a six-lesson “Managing Your Money” series to help participants take control of their personal finances. The series will be offered in four locations, including in Front Royal on Tuesdays beginning February 20th, in Luray on Wednesdays beginning February 21st, in Woodstock on Thursdays beginning February 22nd, and in Winchester on Mondays beginning February 26th. All sessions will be from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost for the entire series is $15.00, which can be waived by receiving a scholarship voucher from a participating community services agency. For more information, download the program flyer at https://tinyurl.com/MYMFeb2018, e-mail Karen Poff at kpoff@vt.edu or call her office at 540-635-4549.

February 22–Winchester.
Paws for Reading at the Handley Library children’s room from 6-7pm. Come read a book to a loving and patient therapy dog. This program is designed for children who are just beginning to read or those who may need additional practice reading. 540-662-9041 x 16.

February 23-25–Roanoke.
The Southwest Virginia Boat Dealers Association’s 44th Annual Boat Show at the Berglund Center, 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, services and much more. Free Admission. 540-853-2241.

February 23-25–Fishersville.
31st Annual Western Virginia Sport Show at Augusta Expoland. Our event is a non-alcoholic family event that is now entering its third decade. Free seminars, contests and demonstrations take place throughout the entire three day event along with hourly door prize drawings. Also vendors, celebrities and more displays than any show in the region. We have created an event that is sure to have something for everyone and make everyone happy. Win a Parker crossbow at the show, trout fishing tank, lots of door prizes, top seminars, attractions, demonstrations for everyone. Welde’s big bear show, raptors up close, special guests and lots more. For times and admission fee  call 540-350-2263.

February 24–Waynesboro.
7th 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 six years have brought temperatures ranging from 9 degrees to 60 degrees.  Are you ready for the challenge Mother Nature throws at you? There will be no official timing this year, just fun. To register call 540-942-6735.

February 24–Staunton.
8th Annual Winter Wine Festival at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center, 24 South Market Street. This is a snow or shine event and tickets are non-refundable. Proceeds from this event help Historic Staunton Foundation fulfill its mission of providing leadership, education and advocacy to help preserve our historic community. Enjoy samples from the states most accomplished vineyards and wineries. With live music, door prizes and the finest wine the state of Virginia can offer, this is sure to be can’t miss event. For more information call 540-885-7676.

February 24–Front Royal.
Shenandoah Valley Runners winter series sponsored event WS#7 “Lose Your Shirt and Shoes” 5k at the Skyline High School, 151 Skyline Vista Drive. Bring donations of running shoes and shirts for those less fortunate. Please note that there are no refunds and we do not allow strollers, dogs or headphones at our races. Register at: https://runsignup.com/Race?raceId=13317.

February 24–Winchester.
Jimmy and Liz Reed, will be featuring the antics of competitive twin cherries. They will be sharing their talents with museum visitors and possibly even engaging us in a little sweet competition of our own. Come join in the fun at the Discovery Museum. 540-722-2020.

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