CALENDAR OF EVENTS: March, 2015
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March 1–Lexington.
The Stonewall Jackson House, 8 East Washington Street, is now open for the season. 540-464-7704.

March 1-31–Stanley. 
Wisteria Farm and Vineyard, 1126 Marksville Road, will be offering one free wine tasting for two cans of non-perishable goods. The food items will be donated to our local food bank at Page One. Offer good throughout the month. Redeemable one per day and no limit to the number of days. 540-742-1489.

March 2–Waynesboro. 
Want to know about the Battle of Waynesboro? Be at the Plumb House, 1012 West Main Street, before 4pm for a tour. Participants do not have to use their own car. In fact, tour-goers will be encouraged to carpool at the starting point in order to reduce the number of vehicles.  There will be an introduction to the battle by Richard Williams, author of “The Battle of Waynesboro”, at the starting point, followed by a tour of 3-4 other sites related to the small but pivotal battle. This event is free. 540-740-4545 or www.ShenandoahAtWar.org.

March 4-25–Winchester.
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst Street, will waive admission fees every Wednesday, all day. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. Several wheelchairs are available for use free of charge during your visit. Only service animals are permitted. 540-662-1473l.

March 4-28–Winchester.
Haunted Pub Crawl at Old Town presents a tour every Wednesday and Saturday night. Visit local haunts including Half Note Lounge, Brewbaker’s, Cajun Experience, Cork Street Tavern, and the Bright Box Theater. The cost is $29.99 per person and does not include drinks. For reservations call 540-827-9948.

March 5–Roanoke. 
The band “RAIN” will be at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre. Performing a tribuit to the Beatles. A live multi-media spectacular that takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of the world’s most celebrated band. Also we invite you to dine with us prior to the show or enjoy the cash bar. 540-853-5372.

March 6–Harrisonburg.
Stroll the streets of downtown and enjoy extended hours at many shops while viewing art, enjoying performances by local artists, musicians, and more at our “First Friday” event.

March 6–Winchester.
On the first Friday, Old Town Winchester plays host to artists with special gallery events, muscians playing in restaurants and cafes, and many of our shops stay open late. Every month is something a little different. 540-667-5166 or www.shenarts.org.

March 6-8–Roanoke.
35th Annual MDA Car Show at the Berg-lund Center, will be donating the profits to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association. There will be 2 full floors of cars, vendors, a silent auction, and a automotive flea market/car corral on the 6th-8th. Also on the 7th, from 9am to 4pm a model car contest and swap meet. For information on the MDA Car Show and other activities for the weekend go to:mdacarshow.com or 540-982-7719. Admission fee.

March 6-29–Lexington.
Virginia Horse Center events: VA Classic Llama/Alpaca Show on the 6th-8th; House Mountain Horse Show on the 7th-8th; Old Time Music Jam on the 10th; Mounted Map and Orienteering on the 14th; Thoroughbred Horse Show on the 14th-15th; Quarter Horse Show and the SWV Hunter/Jumper Assoc. on the 21st-22nd; VA Starter Horse Trials on the 28th-29th. 540-464-2950.

March 7–Bayse.
“Winter Bike Jam” at Bryce Resort. This event will be a race down the Redeye ski slope. This is a fun event for both riders and spectators. There will be music for everyone to enjoy and plenty of laughs to go around. The event is designed for any bike 24” and taller and fat bikes. A bike helmet, half lid or full face is required. This race is a mass start race with specific heats. The amount of entries will determine how many move on to the next heat. At 4:45pm, racers will start loading their bikes on provided transportation to the top of the mountain. Practice time for the event will be from 5-6 pm. At 6:15pm the first heat will begin. 540-856-2121 Ext. 229.

March 7–Woodstock. 
Join us at Central High School, 1147 Susan Ave., for our annual winter arts and crafts show where we highlight local and regional artists displaying their homemade crafts. Check out the wood crafts, hand-painted items, crocheted/knitted items, candles, jewelry, photography, and much, much more. Admission is free, and the show runs 9am-3pm. This is a great time to shop for graduation gifts, birthday presents, or anniversary items. 540-459-6777.

March 7–Wintergreen. 
Come join us at Wintergreen Adaptive Sports for our Annual Mardi Gras event. The day begins as we launch our version of a second line parade on skis and snowboards at 11am. Traditional Mardi Gras costumes will be featured alongside those designed to reflect the year’s theme. Following the parade at noon is the Mardi Gras gumbo lunch at 3pm. Also the ever popular synchronized ski contest. As before, expect polished acting, ironic humor, and surpassing athleticism all rolled into one. 434-327-2007 or info@skiwas.org.

March 7–Boyce.
Join us at Blandy Experimental Farm  for the Young Naturalist Program “Signs of Spring” for grades1-6. We’ll use all our senses as we search for emerging insects, calling birds/frogs, budding plants, and more. Sessions explore the wonders of the natural world through observation and hands-on activities. To register use code: Spring. 540-837-1758 ext 0.

March 7–Harrisonburg.
Cabin fever? Bring your family to the Cecil F. Gilkerson Community Activities Center for a showing of  “Wreck-It Ralph” movie starting 6:30pm. We will have mats and chairs but you can bring a blanket or comfy seat. 540-433-9168.

March 7–Front Royal. 
Irish Spring Fest hosted by POPA and the Front Royal Chamber of Commerce will be held at the Holiday Inn and Suites/Blue Ridge Shadows Conference Center, rain or shine. Food, entertainment, beer, activities, prizes and crafts. Free admission. 1-800-338-2576 or www.IrishSpringFest.com.

March 7-28–Fishersville. 
Augusta Expoland events: Indoor Market and Yard Sale. Admission $2.00 or canned food which will benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank on the 7th; VA Trappers Assoc. Fur Sale on the 14th; Poultry Sale  on the 21st; Doyle Lawson and “Quicksilver” Bluegrass Concert on the 27th; American Estate Auction on the 28th. 540-943-3976.

March 7-29–Edinburg.
“Wine and Cheese” pairing every Saturday and Sunday at Shenandoah Vineyards, 3659 S. Ox Road. They are known for their award winning wines and scenic views. Enjoy wines paired with select cheeses. Also chips and dips. Admission fee is $10.00. www.shenandoahvineyardsva.com or 540-984-8699.

March 12–Roanoke. 
“Winter Jam” at the Berglund Center. We’re overwhelmed by God’s favor on an event that began as one concert in 1995. The tour has grown in unimaginable ways but one thing has remained the same, an unwavering commitment to share the Gospel every night. This year’s line-up continues a tradition of excellent music and impacting ministry, and we’re especially excited to welcome back as headliners our friends, GRAMMY®, nominated platinum-selling rockers “Skillet”. 540-853-2241.

March 12-15–Waynesboro.
The Wayneaboro Players present “The Diary of Anne Frank” at  Kate Collins Middle School, starting 7:30pm. Admission fee. 540-256-1787 or 540-471-7743.

March 14–Bayse.
Our Annual Winterfest at Bryce Resort starting 9am is back and as big as ever. Pancake Breakfast from 8-10am. Food and beverages available on the slopes. Fun all day long. Great Music with DJ Doug 11am-4pm. Pond-Skimming 2-4pm. Wear your craziest costume and earn bragging for the most outlandish. You don’t want to miss this Bryce tradition. 540-856-2121 or www.BryceResort.com.

March 14–Harrisonburg.
Shamrock 5K Trail Run at Hillandale Park. Come out and support the Shenandoah Valley High Rollers Wheelchair Basketball Team and run a beginner 5K run. Race shirts will be provided for the first 50 pre-registered. Race fees will be $20.00 per person. Race day registration opens at 8am and closes 9am. 5K Trail Run begins at 9:30 am. Proceeds to benefit the Shenandoah Valley High Rollers Wheelchair Basketball Team. Due to trail size, no strollers or dogs will be permitted for race participants. 540-433-9168.

March 14–Dayton.
Hobby Swap Meet at the Woodmen Activity Center, 3045 John Wayland Highway. Come buy, sell, and trade R/C related items. Doors open to the public at 9am. Auction is at 1pm. Admission is $3.00 per person.  Parking is free. There will be a 50/50 drawing, raffles and door prizes. For more information call 540-908-8256.

March 14-15–Wintergreen.
Slide and Splash Bash Weekend at wintergreen Resort. It’s the end of another great snowsports season at Wintergreen. We’ll expand the terrain park to include all of Dobie. Plus who doesn’t want to miss the pond skimming. The Park Party is on Saturday and Pond Skimming on Sunday, so plan to stay for the weekend. Costumes are required to enter the Pond Skimming. 434-325-2200.

March 14-15, 21-22–Monterey.
Highland County, “Virginia’s Sweet Spot,” will celebrate its largest annual event showcasing the tradition of maple syrup-making at the 57th Annual Highland Maple Festival. Festival highlights include maple doughnuts, locally harvested rainbow trout, an arts/crafts show, Civil War living history experiences, live bluegrass bands, and lots more. 540-468-2550.

March 15–Harrisonburg.
The Greater Virginia Bridal Show will be held at the Spotswood Country Club, 1980 Country Club Drive. Join Virginia Bride Magazine for an elegant bridal show event showcasing the finest vendors in the area. Vendors displays catering and dessert samples, thousands of dollars in door prizes, fashion show and the grand prize is a honeymoon. Admission is $7.00 cash only, children 12 and under are free. 804-822-1768 or 540-433-2659.

March 18-21–Harrisonburg.
Join us at Ten Thousand Villages, 181 S. Main Street, to explore over 300 rugs from runners to room-size that were handknotted. Hear the stories of the artisans behind the rugs, learn more about “Fair Trade”, and find the perfect rug. Free admission for the public. 732-735-6195/540-442-1010 or tenthousandvillages.com/harrisonburg org.

March 20–Waynesboro. 
4th Annual Shenandoah Valley Plant Symposium from 8am-4pm at the Best Western Inn and Conference Center, 109 Apple Tree Lane. Be inspired by nationally renowned plant experts. It will be just what the doctor or horticulturist in this case ordered as winter ends and the spring planting season begins. This event offers something for everyone from the novice home gardener to experienced horticulturist. There will be coffee, refreshments and a catered lunch. Admission fee. 540-942-6735.

March 20-21–Fishersville.
Home and Garden Show at Augusta Expoland. Turn your home and Garden dreams into reality. With thousands of square feet of exhibits you’ll find the latest in products and services for everything from builders, and contractors. We will have decks, pools, kitchens, baths, entertainment systems, storage, plants, landscaping, kitchenware, and much more. 540-337-2552.

March 20-21–Fishersville.
Home and Garden Show at Augusta Expoland. Turn your home and Garden dreams into reality. With thousands of square feet of exhibits you’ll find the latest in products and services for everything from builders, and contractors. We will have decks, pools, kitchens, baths, entertainment systems, storage, plants, landscaping, kitchenware, and much more. 540-337-2552.

March 21–Harrisonburg.
“Bowl for Kids’ Sake” at Valley Lanes, 3106 S. Main Street. This is the Big Brothers Big Sisters signature annual fund raising and awareness event. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County helps children in our mentoring programs overcome adversity and better position them to reach their full potential. The agency is a volunteer and donor supported organization, matching over 700 local children in need with positive adult role models each year. Whether you bowl or make a donation, you will make a positive, long-lasting impact on children in our community. For general questions about the event or corporate sponsorship information contact Lindsey Douglas, Resource Development Director at 540-433-8886 or lindsey@bbbshr.org. To register visit our web site: www.bbbshr.org or call 540-433-8886 for more information.

March 25–Roanoke. 
“ZZ Top” will be performing at the Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre. Their unique hybrid of dirty blues and hard rock, incorporating new sounds and technology, earned them induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They will perform classic hits ranging from La Grange and Tush along with “I Gotsta Get Paid” and other new material from La Futura, their latest album. 540-853-5483.


March 25-26–Harrisonburg.
“Sing Out”, an A Cappella Celebration at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts’s Concert Hall starting 8pm. A show for the whole family. This hot-selling, annual event of performances by JMU’s amazing a cappella groups, also features a cappella groups from Harrisonburg High School and Rockingham County Public Schools. 540-568-7000.

March 27-28–Boyce.
Shenandoah Valley Steam and Gas Engine Association Annual Swap Meet and Toy Show at Boyce Volunteer Fire Company Activity Building, 7 Greenway Avenue South.  The toy show will be one day only. Admission is $2.00. 540-550-0804.

March 28–New Market.
The Virginia Museum of the Civil War and 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 experiences for all ages. Join the Confederate 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 battlefield, learn 19th century foodways, and much more. Registration has limited space so register early. 866-515-1864.

March 28–Maurertown.
Night Stargazing at Shenandoah County Park. Join SCPR and the Shenandoah Astronomical Society for a stargazing evening. Bring your binoculars or your own telescope, and dress for the nighttime temperatures. The hosts will provide telescopes and instruction. This is a weather-permitting event; if it’s cloudy or raining, the event will be canceled until the next month. Free event. 540-459-6777.

March 28–Edinburg.
“Symphony of Stitches” at St. Paul’s Heritage Center, 106 S. High Street. A one-day symposium that will focus on dolls and the Civil War in and outside the Shenandoah Valley. This is the last year of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, so we are presenting a Civil War topic on dolls, quilts, etc. Come early for a “cup-a” and light pastries. Please bring crib and doll quilts, and your own problem children (dolls needing repair) for show and tell. Also bring items related to our topics (dolls, quilts, etc.) that you are willing to donate for our Symphony of Stitches Silent Auction benefitting the Edinburg Heritage Foundation. For more information go to http://edinburgmill.com then click on events and announcements or call 540-984-9309.

March 28–Fishersville.
Augusta County Fishing Expo and Flea Market starting 9am-5:30pm at Augusta Expoland. Featuring guides, advice on fishing from pros, 350gal fish tank with fish for the kids to see. A visit from Acbassjons  Zoomie the lizard, Smoky the Bear, John Hutchins fishing pro and Kris Johnson. Also 80 booths of tackle items, fishing information, and more. Admission is $5.00, kids under 12 are free. For every admission a dollar will be dontated to the food pantry in Verona. acbassjons@yahoo.com.

March 28-29–Winchester.
Orchid Show and Sale at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst Street. Learn about growing and caring for orchids from the experts in the Lord Fairfax Orchid Society. Bring problem orchids in for suggestions and have your orchid repotted (small fee). The orchid society will offer a class for novice growers on 28th at 1pm. Free admission to the show. Class participants will receive an orchid to take home. To register contact Don at 540-247-1052.

March 29–Maurertown.
Don’t miss this year’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt for children 3-8 years old, starting 3pm in Shenandoah County Park. This is your chance at a basket full of candy filled eggs, some great prizes, fun and games. Enjoy a snack and drink and photos with the Easter Bunny before you head off to your egg-hunting grounds. $2.00 per child and don’t forget to bring your basket. 540-459-6777.

March 31–Roanoke. 
Guys And Dolls at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre. This oddball romantic comedy set in New York City, introduces us to a cast of vivid characters: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight “mission doll,” is out to reform the evildoers of Times Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she’s been engaged to the same man for 14 years; Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiancé, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game. Admission fee. 540-853-2241.

March 31-April 4–Harrisonburg.
Shipwrecked: An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventure of Louis de Roguemont, “As Told By Himself” at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts’s Studio Theatre. The adventurous Louis de Rougemont invites you to hear his amazing story of bravery, survival and celebrity that left 19th-century England spellbound. Dare to be whisked away in a story of the high seas, populated by exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles and a monstrous man-eating octopus. Shipwrecked examines how far we are willing to blur the line between fact and fiction in order to leave our mark on the world. Admission fee. 540-568-7000.

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