CALENDAR OF EVENTS:                               

March 2–Stephens City.
Come spark your imagination at the Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Road, for a “STEAM” based program with hands-on activities for children of all ages. Each station is designed to best suit various ages, abilities, and interests. To register call 540/869-9000 ext. 203.

March 2-26–Lexington. 
Virginia Horse Center events: Spring Welcome Horse Show HJ on the 2nd-5th; Clinton Anderson Clinic and the Heart of VA Alpaca Show on the 11th-12th; IEA Zone 3 Finals on the 17th-19th;  Trimble’s Ridge HJ on the 18th-19th and the VQHA Spring Breakout Horse Show on the 22nd-26th. For details call 540-464-2950.

March 2-30–Harrisonburg.
“Trivia” at Sage Bird Ciderworks, 325 N. Liberty Street, from 8-10pm. Get a team together for weekly taproom trivia every Thursday. This event is free to play and winning teams get cool prizes. Teams can be up to 6 players. 540-607-8084.

March 3-5–Massanutten.
Massanutten Resort will hold the Snow Moon Fest at various locations. Featuring kid’s activities, live music, beer/wine tastings, a race/walk 4K on the fairway, an arctic plunge fundraiser to benefit Therapeutic Adventures, a torchlight slope parade, fireworks, and more. 540-289-9441 or www.massresort.com/play/live-events/snow-moon-fest/.

March 3-5–Roanoke. 
42nd Annual MDA Car Show at the Berglund Center, featuring: 2 full floors of cars, vendors, a model car contest, silent auction, car club alley, local racing section, raffles and more. All proceeds benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Tickets adults $12.00, kids 12 & under free. Call 540-965-3088/540-958-0842 or visit https://mdacarshow.com/11/.

March 3-5–Salem. 
The American Legion Post #3, 710 Apperson Drive, will host a Coin Show starting 9:30am for all days. There will be 40+ dealer tables for buying/selling coins: U.S., world, ancient, tokens and  including paper money, medals, gold and silver. There will be food, 24 hour security, and free admission/parking. Also on the 11th join us for our “Craft Show” from 9am-3pm. Come Support our Veterans. 540-389-3773 or https://americanlegionpost3roanokeva.org.

March 4–Fisherville. 
Spring Craft and Vendor Show will be held, at Augusta Expo, from 9am-4pm. We will have the best local artists, artisans and hand crafted designs. Free Parking, good food, lots of shopping, door prizes donated by the vendors. Admission $2.00, 12 yrs and under are free. 540-337-2552 or www.augustaexpo.com/shows.

March 4-17–Berryville. 
Leprechauns Scavenger Hunt at Chet Hobert Park, 225 Al Smith Circle. Leprechauns invade the park to hide shamrocks, pots of gold, and rainbows everywhere. Then, while visiting the park, see how many items you can locate and document on the form. Return the form by March 17, to enter a drawing for prizes. To help find all the hidden items, register by phone 540-955-5140 or in person at the Clarke County Recreation Center.

March 4, 6, 11, 25–Stephens City.
Bring the family to the Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Road, for “Movie Night”. We will have popcorn and drinks from 1-3pm. Movies on the 4th will be “Happy Feet”; on the 11th, “Toy Story”; and on the 25th “Babe”. Also on the 6th come hangout/relax and watch a movie with friends (12 and older) from 6-8pm. For more details call 540-869-9000 ext 220.

March 10-12, 17-19–Staunton.
Rodgers & Hammerstein: A Concert presented by ShenanArts, 300 Churchville Ave., Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm, Sundays at 3pm. Come enjoy a nostalgic evening of music and meet the talented cast and crew who will be bringing you the classic favorite, The Sound of Music. This concert will celebrate the collaboration of the famous musical theater team and will be performed by the cast and crew of The Sound of Music. Please join us as we review the lives, careers, and sounds of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. https://shenanarts.org/.

March 10, 31–Berryville.
Get your blasters ready for the “Nerf™ Battles”, from 7-8:30pm, at the Recreation Center, 225 Al Smith Circle. Participants 5 yrs and up will form two teams and play different games, including Team Battle, Zombies and Elimination. Safety goggles are required and provided for children who need them. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. To register call 540-955-5140 or at the Recreation Center.

March 11–Winchester.
Join us at the Old Town Winchester’s Celtic Fest from noon to 9pm. This festival is free and activities will take place inside Old Town businesses and along the Loudoun Street Mall (weather permitting). 540-667-1815 ext. 1502 or https://www.winchesterva.gov/community-event/2020-st-paddys-celtic-festival.

March 11–Basye. 
Celebrate the end of another winter season at Bryce Resort with a pancake breakfast, polar plunge, Locher challenge (ski/snowboard race), costume parade, pond skimming, live music and more. The cost for this event is free. 540-856-2121 ext. 282 or https://bryceresort.com/events-and-activities/events/winterfest.

March 11–Winchester. 
The Shenandoah Valley Runners will host the “Spring Forward 5k”, at the Millbrook High School, 251 First Woods Drive. This is the last race to earn your bragging rights for the year. We will start at 9:30am and hope to finish by 11am. Registration ends on the 11th at 9:15am and the race starts at 9:30am.  https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/?raceId=13317&eventId=652479 or call 540-327-4331.

March 11–Lexington. 
The Rockbridge Bird Club invites everyone to join them for a walk along the woodland paths and fields at Boxerwood Nature Center, 963 Ross Road. Walks are an excellent introduction for those new to birding. Experienced birders will guide first-timers as they learn to identify birds by sight and song and to observe their comings and goings through the seasons. At this time of year, participants will be looking and listening for birds that winter in Rockbridge. Meet in Boxerwood’s parking lot at 8am. for a two-hour stroll. Dress for the weather, bring binoculars, and wear sturdy footwear. In the event of rain, the walk will be canceled. https://boxerwood.org/events/ or call 540-460-9147.

March 11–Staunton.
Irish Road Bowling. Try rolling a baseball-sized metal ball up and down the hills at Montgomery Hall Park. This family friendly competition with our own spin on the original game played on the Irish country roads. Teams are comprised of either 3 or 4 people and we will assign tee times to ensure proper spacing, safety and integrity of the game. Call 540-332-3945 for more details or visit www.ci.staunton.va.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/14998/104?curm=3&cury=2023.

March 11-12, 18-19–Highland Country.
Take a step back in time to Highland County, “Virginia’s Sweet Spot.” Travel scenic back roads and majestic mountain byways to the 63rd Annual Maple Festival. 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. Festival highlights include maple doughnuts, locally harvested Allegheny Mountain trout, arts/crafts show, live bluegrass bands and lots more. www.highlandcounty.org/maple-festival/ or 540-468-2550.

March 16–Roanoke.
Mill Mountain Zoo, located atop Mill Mountain, presents “Night Howls”, from 5:30-7pm. Bundle up and bring your friends to the zoo to hear the wolves howl, the owls hoot and the big cats call. For more information call 540-343-3241.

March 21–Berryville.
The Barns of Rose Hil, 95 Chalmers Court will host the “National Rosie the Riveter Day” as the Basil and Becky Educational Foundation launch the first annual “Rosie the Riveter Tour,” a virtual global screening of Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II. This is a free event, but you must RSVP to attend. https://barnsofrosehill.org/ or 540-955-2004.

March 21–Staunton.
Join the Frontier Culture Museum for the March lecture series titled “Beyond Slavery’s Shadow: Free People of Color in the South”. Warren Eugene Milteer, Jr.’s  presentation will highlight the ways the experiences of free people of color changed over time and will explore several important individuals who appear in his work. The lecture starts at 6pm and is free and open to the public. Call 540-332-7850 or visit www.frontiermuseum.org/2023-events/2023-lecture-series-free-blacks-in-the-south.

March 21, 25, 31–Clifton Forge.
The Historic Masonic Theatre, 510 Main Street, will host the following events: On the 21st Alleghany Highlands Arts Council presents “Rhythm of the Dance”, featuring World and Irish champion dancers and musicians; On the 25th, “Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide to School”, and on the 31st, take a journey back in time to the life and music of “The Man in Black” performed by the “Cash Unchained” band. For more information visit https://historicmasonictheatre.com/all-events/ or call 540-862-5655.

March 23–Waynesboro.
The Wayne Theatre presents Celtic Angels Ireland, with performances at 4pm and 7:30pm. Headed by the powerhouse creative team direct from Ireland and featuring award winning Irish and world champion singers, dancers and musicians. Celtic Angels Ireland is a theatrical feast for all ages. For tickets call the box office at 540-943-9999 or visit www.waynetheatre.org.

March 24–Blacksburg. 
Join us at the Moss Arts Center for the first performance of “Book of Mountains and Seas.” A daring new music theatre work by composer Huang Ruo and puppeteer, designer and director Basil Twist. Book of Mountains and Seas is a modern take on ancient Chinese creation myths that are relevant to our current climate change struggle. Featuring the chorus of “Ars Nova Copenhagen” alongside massive puppets and striking lanterns. Recommended for ages 14 and up. 540-231-0616.

March 24–Waynesboro.
10th Annual Shenandoah Valley Plant Symposium will be held at the Wayne Theatre: Ross Performing Arts Center, 521 W. Main Street, from 8am-4:15pm. Registration includes speaker presentations, morning refreshments, boxed lunch, and parking in public lots. Speakers: Felder Rushing, Heather Holm, Kelly D. Norris, and Yolima Carr. To register contact www.waynesboro.va.us/971/Shenandoah-Valley-Plant-Symposium. 540-942-6735.

March 24-25–Berryville. 
The Shenandoah Valley Steam and Gas Engine Association’s Annual “Antique Toy Show” will be held at the Clarke County Fair Grounds on West Main Street featuring new/vintage toys, toy parts, dolls, board games, racing  toys and so much more. Call 304-839-7011.

March 24-26–Natural Bridge.
Come down to celebrate “Mardi Gras” here at Jellystone Park™, 16 Recreation Lane. Dress your best for our Jellystone Ball. Prizes will be awarded to our best-dressed campers. Be on the lookout for Yogi Bear™ and friends as they ride through the park handing out beads. More information at www.sunoutdoors.com/jellystone-park-natural-bridge/events/mardi-gras-weekend or call 888-991-5336.

March 25–Bridgewater.
The Concert Hall, Carter Center for Worship and Music at Bridgewater College, 402 East College Street will host a faculty recital from 3-5pm, featuring the musicianship of adjunct instructors of music Anthony Cincotta and Will Alderman on saxophone and percussion, respectively. The concert will feature works by David Maslanka, Evan Chambers and the premiere of Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Ryan Keebaugh’s book of changes, amongst others. The concert is free admission. www.bridgewater.edu/event/faculty-recital-anthony-cincotta-and-will-alderman/.

March 25–Fishersville.
Come to Augusta Expo from 10am-4pm and see what “SAW”: A group of young professional business leaders committed to building relationships in the Staunton, Augusta, Waynesboro area. SAW seeks to give young professionals a voice in our community and in business at this “Hometown Expo” event. Check out local businesses, organizations and more. General admission is $5.00 cash only at the door and kids under 12 are free. Proceeds to benefit the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation. 540- 324-1133.

March 31-April 2–Swoope.
Need a break from the norm, unwind, meet new people, or just spend a couple of days trying something new? Then “Cowgirl Weekend” is for you. Let North Mountain Outfitter take care of you making memories you will never forget. There are only a limited number of spaces for this special weekend. This weekend is devoted to you and seeing that you have a great time. To register visit www.northmtnoutfitter.com/cowgirl-weekend/ or call for more information. 540-886-7768.







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