The Stonewall Jackson House, 8 East Washington Street, is now open for the season. 540-464-7704.
March 1– Shenandoah Caverns.
The Valley’s premier country series of shows, the Shenandoah Jamboree, is back at the Yellow Barn. Featuring Lisa Meadows and our Shenandoah Jamboree Cast. Special guest Marty Raybon of the band Shenandoah and special appearances by Ben “Cooter” Jones from the Dukes of Hazzard. Doors open at 6 pm, the show begins at 7 pm. Admission fee. Each month features a special guest. 540-477-2432.
The Shenandoah Co. Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a Winter Arts and Crafts Show from 9 am-3 pm at the Central High School, 1147 Susan Avenue. The show is where we highlight local/regional artists displaying wood crafts, hand-painted items, crocheted/knitted items, candles, jewelry, artwork, photography, and much more. Admission is free. 540-459-6777.
March 1– Winchester.
Dance the night away at the “George Washington Ball”, an 1860s era ball to benefit the Old Court House Civil War Museum, at the First Presbyterian Church Social Hall, 116 South Loudoun Street, from 7-11 pm. No dance experience required. Period dress is encouraged and music by the “Susquehanna Travllers”. Admission is $20.00 per person or $35.00 for two. 540-542-1145.
March 1–Weyers Cave.
The Valley R.C. Flying Club will have a Hobby Swap Meet in the Weyers Cave Community Center, 682 Weyers Cave Road starting at 8 am. Come buy, sell, and trade (model planes related items). Also a 50/50 drawing and an auction at 1 pm. Admission is $3.00 per person. 540-249-3364.
Bus Trip To Big Bucks Bingo, Martinsburg, WV. The bus cost $50.00, bingo hall will pay you $20.00 when we arrive. Big pay-outs, $1000 for regular bingo.Be in Staunton Wal-Mart Parking Lot by 7:15 am Ready to Board Bus. Bus leaves 7:30 am. Return home about 8 pm. For more information call Jody Elmore 540-206-8787.
March 1-2– Waynesboro.
The Wayneaboro Players present “The Foreigner” at the Waynesboro High School’s Louis Spilman Auditorium. The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia. A pathologically shy young man named Charlie fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students (grades 12 and under). Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at www.waynesboroplayers.org. 540-256-1787.
March 1-2– Waynesboro.
VFW Post 2424 will hold a public recruitment drive at the Waynesboro Wal-Mart, 116 Lucy Lane, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.
Join us for the annual Mardi Gras celebration, presented by Wintergreen Adaptive Sports. The weekend will feature the Syncro skiing event, costume parade and much more. Also join us for the “Slopestyle” event in the Terrain Park on the 1st, open to skiers and snowboarders of all ages. Prizes will be awarded and also there will be a grand prize winner. 855-699-1858 or 434-325-2007.
March 1, 8, 9–Roanoke.
Civic Center events: “True Believers” tour, featuring Eli Young Band with special guest David Nail on the 1st; Broadway in Roanoke presents “Hair” on the 8th; “Celtic Woman” on the 9th. 540-853-2241.
March 1, 8, 14–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 1st; VA Trappers Assoc. Sale on the 8th; Doyle Lawson and “Quicksilver” on the 14th. 540-943-3976.
March 1-23– Lexington.
Virginia Horse Center events: Hollins Hunter/Jumper “A” Horse Show on the 1st-2nd; VA Classic Llama and Alpaca Show on the 7th-9th; UPHA Saddleseat Clinic on the 8th; House Mountain Horse Show on the 8th-9th; Thoroughbred Horse Show on the 14th-16th; Breakout Quarter Horse Show and the VA Starter Horse Trials on the 20th-23rd. 540-464-2950.
Music performances at the Gateway Theater, 329 West Main Street. Featuring Rainer Trio on the 1st; “Blue Mountain Sunrise” on the 8th; “Too Human” on the 15th; Campbell Family Band on the 22nd; “Mojo Night Blues” on the 29th. For show times and admission, call 540-943-9999.
Wine and Cheese pairing every Saturday and Sunday at Shenandoah Vineyards, 3659 S. Ox Road. They are known for their award winning wines and senic views. Enjoy wines paired with select cheeses. A tasting glass, a selection of cheeses, and assorted treats are included with the $15.00 admission fee. 540-984-8699.
March 1-April 4–Waynesboro.
The Waynesboro Cultural Commission will again have the short film competition. This event is open to residents of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina. Your submission should be no longer than 16 minutes in length, including credits. All genres of short film are welcomed. Entries with a completed registration form must be received by the W. C. C. by 5 pm, April 4, 2014 or postmarked by that date. There is a $10.00 entry fee. For registration form: wborofilm.weebly.com/. For more details call 540-943-9999.
"Wildflower" with special guest, Rick Harris, will be playing original songs, folk, contemporary and country favorites, at the Woodstock Cafe, 117 S. Main Street, from 2-4 pm. 703-507-7604.
Opening reception for “A Different Brush” pottery exhibit, featuring new work by Bridgewater artist Rudy Tucker, who used entirely different raw materials and type of kiln from his usual subdued wood-fired work, to create vessels of a new character. Refreshments. Live acoustic music by multi-instrumentalists Mel and Karen Lee. Artist talk at 6 pm. Free and open to the public. OASIS Fine Art & Craft, 103 S. Main Street. For more information, call 540-442-8188, email askOASISart@gmail.com or visit www.oasisfineartandcraft.org.
Famous silhouette artist, Erik Johnson will be appearing at Kids at Kimberly's, 123 North Braddock Street, to create this unique and rare art form: Silhouettes. Original silhouettes are $25.00, duplicates are $15.00, and framing is available for $20.00. To book an appointment you can call the store at 540-662-2195 or online at http://kidsatkimberlys.eventbrite.com.
34th Annual MDA Car Show at the Civic Center. The show is for a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the community a quality car show and donating the profits to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Featuring two floors of cars and vendors. Also a silent auction and model car contest. Tickets: adults $12.00, kids $3.00, children under 3 free. 540-772-3237.
March 7-9– Wintergreen.
“Spring Fling Weekend”, a fun and wacky event at Wintergreen Resort. The days are warming up but the nights are still cold enough to hold the snow. Enjoy the slopes while the snow lasts. This will be a fun and wacky weekend. Final night of the “Rail Jam” on the 8th. 1-855-699-1858.
Enjoy Bull Riding, Mutton Bustin, and Barrel Racing at the Old Gray Mare Arena, 435 Lofton Road. Tickets are $15.00. 540-820-1532.
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 8– Harrisonburg.
Cabin fever? Bring your family to the Cecil F. Gilkerson Community Activities Center for a showing of “The Croods” movie. We will have mats and chairs but you can bring a blanket or comfy seat. 540-433-9168.
Enjoy seeing maple sap boil into syrup (collected from our mountain maple trees) and poured over fresh pancakes at the Trillium House, 3421 Wintergreen Drive. Benefits the Nature Foundation’s research and educational programs. $10.00 Donation, $5.00 donation kids 8 and under. 434-325-8169.
Art and Crafts Show at Augusta Expoland. Exhibitors displaying unique, and handmade items. Admission fee is a $2.00 donation, or canned food for children under 12 free. Canned food will benefit the Blue Ridge Food Bank. 540-337-2552.
March 8-9, 15-16–Highland County.
Celebrate an annual tradition of maple-syrup making at the 56th Annual Highland Maple Festival. Visitors can tour the sugar camps while observing the maple syrup process from tree-tapping to bottling the finished product. Festival highlights include all-you-can-eat pancakes and buckwheat breakfasts, maple doughnuts, locally harvested rainbow trout, arts/craft show, live bluegrass bands, clogging demonstrations, and Civil War living history experience that showcases Highland County’s Battle of McDowell. 540-468-2550.
Whether you’re looking for a girls’ or guys’ night out, or family time, come check out the dishes and deals of “Taste of Downtown”. This event showcases the diverse culinary culture of the downtown area. For more information call 540-432-8922.
“Slide and Splash Bash”. It’s the end of another great snowsports season at Wintergreen Resort. 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. 1-855-699-1858.
March 15– Winchester.
Bring Americana collectibles and heirlooms from 10 am-4 pm that you think have value to the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and experts will provide verbal, estimates. Items suitable for appraisal include decorative art, pottery, baskets, textiles, chairs, small furniture, folk art, fraktur, domestic articles, and glass. We don’t appraise jewelry, modern firearms, or antiquities. $10.00 per item or $25.00 for three items (maximum of 3 items per person). Proceeds will benefit MSV. 1-888-556-5799.
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 8 a.m. and closes 9 am. 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.
Augusta County Fishing Expo and Flea Market at Augusta Expoland, 277 Expo Road, from 9 am-8 pm. There will be about 50 booths of tackle, fishing information, guides, advice and fishing pros. Activities for the kids include a visit from Acbassjons Zoomie The Lizard and Smoky The Bear, and the Lake Anna Monster. Also the “Titled Kilt Girls” and a 50/50 raffle. Free Parking. Admission $5.00 or $4 w/a can of food. Kids age 10 and under free. 540-910-0078.
V.O.I.C.E., a local vocal ensemble, is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday from 1-6 pm at Vision of Hope in Harrisonburg. Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for children under 12 & kids under 3 eat FREE! Please call or text VOICE at 313-MUSIC-90 for advance ticket information or visit voiceensemble.org.
Annual Benefit Concert for the Rockbridge Area Hospice will be held at the Rockbridge County High School, 143 Greenhouse Road, starting at 3 pm. Featuring “Nothin’ Fancy” with “Wonder Doors”. 540-463-1848.
March 19-22– 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. Wed. 10 am-7 pm, Thu. 10 am-9 pm, Fri. 10 am-7 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm. 732-735-6195/540-442-1010, or tenthousandvillages.com/harrisonburg org.
Are you ready to dance yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba® program is all about at the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™. Come join the party. Jeannie Klemt is a certified Zumba instructor and will lead the classes starting 5:15 pm. 540-564-3400 or 1-888-564-8672.
3rd Annual Shenandoah Valley Plant Symposium at the Best Western Inn and Conference Center, 109 Apple Tree Lane from 8 am-4 pm. Nationally renowned plant experts will present their favorite ideas and solutions for all your planting problems. This event offers something for everyone from the novice home gardener to experienced horticulturist. The proceeds will supplement the horticulture program’s budget to help beautify the community. Also there will be coffee, refreshments and a catered lunch. 540-942-6735 for more information.
March 21– Harrisonburg.
Classic Movie Matinee at the Cecil F. Gilkerson Community Activities Center, 305 S. Dogwood Drive, from 11 am-2 pm. Enjoy classic and fun movies the third Friday of each month. Bring a brown bag lunch to go with the popcorn and lemonade. Free for all ages. 540-433-2474.
March 21– Waynesboro.
The Radio Hour is held at 329 W. Main Street starting 7:30 pm. The show brings together the remarkable “Boogie Kings”, guest musicians, the comedy of Marsha Howard, and the River City Players in a serial that brings back the memories of the radio of the 30s, 40s and 50s when Radio was still the home entertainment of choice. Admission fee. 540-943-9999.
Augusta Home and Garden Show at Augusta Expoland. Enter to win a $500.00 Spring Gardening give away. Featuring art, gifts, and a gourmet center with taste samples. Bring the kids for an interactive kid’s zone, and a pet zone with live pet adoptions. There will be gardens, spas, interior/outdoor designs, home accessories, live plant/tree sales, latest trends in kitchens/baths and lots more. Pay once, come back free all weekend. 540-337-2552.
March 22– Harrisonburg.
Bowl for Kids’ Sake is a benefit event for Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County. This event is a fun and easy way to support the life-changing work of Big Brothers-Big Sisters. If you care about kids and can spare a little time (1.5 hour, bowling times are available from 9 am to midnight), then Bowl for Kids’ Sake is for you. Teams can be formed of up to 6 individuals. Fundraising Minimums: $50.00 per adult and $25.00 per child/student bowler. The event will feature refreshments, prizes, and a great party hosted by local celebrity MC’s. Every dollar raised stays right here in the Valley to support the hundreds of local kids that Big Brothers Big Sisters will serve this year. To register visit our web site: www.bbbshr.org or call 540-433-8886 for more information.
People are cleaning out their closets and basements and donating their gently used and new items to CrossRoads Heritage Center for our annual Benefit Auction at Bowman Auctions, 1931 S High Street. You can browse through furniture, home décor, antiques and much more. Doors open at 7:30 am and the auction begins at 9 am. Also baked goods, breakfast and lunch items will be available for purchase. 540-438-1275.
March 22–New Market.
The VA Museum of the Civil War and Home Educators Association of Virginia are pleased to present “Homeschool Day“ at the VA Museum of the Civil War, 8895 George Collins Parkway, from 10 am-4 pm. 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. Visit displays on wildlife at the Battlefield (keep an eye out for the Park’s resident bald eagles, wild turkeys, deer and other animals), protecting our waterways (don’t miss the spectacular views of the Shenandoah River from our overlooks) and others. Enjoy a lunch of sandwiches and home baked goodies from the food booth. Visit the General’s Store for a great selection of books and other items to further your educational goals as well as souvenirs of your visit. Registration is open and limited space is available so register early. You can register at www.vmi.edu/newmarket or by calling 1-866-515-1864.
“Symphony of Stitches” at St. Paul’s Heritage Center, 106 S. High Street. A one-day symposium celebrating history of Sewing in the Shenandoah Valley. Come early for a “cup-a” and light pastries. Please bring from any period of time, items related to our presentations that you’d like to display, demonstrate, and/or explain about. Also you will get to visit the historic Edinburg Mill Museum and gift shops. Bring lunch or pre-register by March 15th for a catered meal. Walk-in registrants are welcome. All registration fees will benefit the Edinburg Heritage Foundation’s “Save the Mill Fund”. 540-984-9309.
Melinda's Heirloom Cooking Seminars will offer a class on Heirloom Baking at Shenandoah Valley Artworks, 234 West King Street from 11 am-1:30 pm. A special appearance by a Julia Child impersonator, will be included. To register call 703-507-7604.
44th Annual Spring Better Living Expo at the Civic Center. A full line of professionals will be on hand showing a wide variety of products and services for your home. The show deals directly with products and services targeted for the consumer who is planning to build, remodel or enhance their home and/or outdoor living space. This show truly provides an exciting shopping opportunity for attendees in a relaxed environment. Join us for over 150 vendors with innovative ideas. Admission $8.00, children under 18 free. 540-389-7135.
March 29–Shenandoah Caverns.
Woodstock Lions Club Annual “Cash Party” at Shenandoah Caverns Yellow Barn. Come join us for a fun filled evening featuring cash prizes totaling $5,000, grand prize $2,000, silent auction, pull tabs, 50/50 drawing door prize. Bring an item of non-perishable food and be entered into a raffle for a non-meal cash party ticket. Free open bar throughout the evening. Doors open at 5:45 pm, buffet dinner at 6:30 pm and drawing begins at 7:30 pm. Couples’ $100.00, Singles’ $65.00, no meal $40.00, and sales limited to 300 tickets. Purchase tickets from any Woodstock Lions Club Member or call 540-459-6820.
The Greater Virginia Women’s Show at the Civic Center, featuring fashion shows, live entertainment, demonstrations, door prizes, celebrity guests, vendor displays and more. Admission fee. 804-822-1768.
The Shenandoah Valley Steam and Gas Engine Association will host the Annual Antique, Collectible and Vintage Toy Show at the Clarke County-Ruritan Show Grounds, 890 West Main Street. Featuring an antique truck/tractor parts swap meet to coincide with the show. 540-514-5854.