CALENDAR OF EVENTS: April, 2021
Some events may be postponed or canceled.
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April 2-3–Winchester.
The Orchid Show and Sale will be held at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst Street, from 10am-5pm. See a display of prize-winning orchids, browse orchids available for purchase, bring your problem orchids in for free suggestions or repotting (nominal fee) and learn about growing orchids from the experts. Free admission to the Show and Sale. Museum admission applies. Mask required. 540-662-1473.

April 2-3–Clearbrook.
Join us at Clearbrook Park, 130 Poolside, Drive for our first Spring Carnival. Games and activities for participants will be provided by community partners stationed in the shelters along the 1/2 mile paved trail, with prizes provided. The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance. Symptom screening at event entrance and social distancing guidelines will be observed. To register use Activity # 53777 and call 540-665-5678 or cprd@fcva.us.

April 3–Dayton.
The Town Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Sunset Park, 145 Sunset Drive, from 2-3pm. Please contact the Town of Dayton at events@daytonva.us with any questions or call 540-879-2241.

April 3–Harrisonburg.
On Saturday, April 3, the Harrisonburg Farmers Market (HFM) will officially open for its Regular Market Season. Over 50 local farmers and artisans will participate in the market at the Turner Pavilion on 228 S. Liberty Street. “Along with a variety of fresh, local produce, flowers, bread, eggs, sweet treats, handcrafts, and meats, you will find a passionate community that is very excited to share their products with you. The regular season runs from April 3 to Thanksgiving Day on Tuesdays and Saturdays, from 8am to 1pm. Visit www.HarrisonburgFarmersMarket.com.

April 4–Waynesboro.
55th Annual Easter Funny Car Classic at East Side Speedway, 134 Al Gore Lane. Gates open 9am, time trials at noon and funny car showdown at 2pm. Visit eastsidespeedway.biz/special-events/ or call 540-943-9336.

April 10–Harrisonburg.
Virginia Quilt Museum, 301 South Main Street, presents a Stash Blast, from 10am-2pm. Looking for a great deal on fabric and a way to support the museum? Fabric will be on sale for $9.00 a pound. For information contact info@vaquiltmuseum.org or 540-433-3818.

April 10–Stephens City.
Join us for our annual trail race at Sherando Park, 150 Park Lane at 8:30. This race is a combination four mile race through the paved paths and wooded trails of Sherando Park. Proceeds from the race will benefit the I’m Just Me Movement and The Arc of the Northern Shenandoah Valley as April is Autism Awareness Month. Hosted by Frederick County Parks and Recreation. Call 540-665-5678 for more information or www.RunAtTheTop.net.

April 11–Front Royal.
The Annual Green Jacket Par 3 Challenge at Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club, 456 Shadows Drive, from 9am-2pm. Beginning with a 9am shotgun start. Individual stroke play with special tee boxes making all 18 holes into par 3’s. Members $35.00, Shadow Club members $55.00, non-members $75.00. Greens fee w/cart & range, prizes, and champions dinner after play. Registration deadline: Tuesday, April 6th. info@blueridgeshadows.com. 540-631-9661.

April 11–Roanoke.
Calling all budding filmmakers for Mill Mountain Zoo’s 3rd Annual Fierce Film Festival. We are looking for 3-15 minute short film entries about animals, nature or conservation. Film submissions from all ages are welcome. For more information  call 540-343-3241.

April 15–Winchester. 
Bluegrass Concert featuring “Springfield Exit”. Join us at West Oaks Farm Market, 4305 Middle Road, 6-10pm, for a fun night of excellent music, food, and fellowship. Springfield Exit is a phenomenal bluegrass band local to the Shenandoah Valley. Doors open at 6pm, dinner served at 6:30pm, show begins at 7pm. Admission fee is $12.00 for the show or $20.00 for admission plus dinner, cash/card bar available. 540-539-8175.

April 17–Statewide.
National Park Week is a time to explore amazing places, discover stories of history and culture. All National Park’s will have a no fee admission for everyone , on this day only. 1-800-933-PARK (7275).

April 17–Staunton.
7th Annual 5K Colorful Run/Walk on Shutterlee Mill Road just outside Staunton. We will have a scenic 5K course as well as a 1 mile family fun run/walk loop for families with children under the age of 10. Fun for the whole family. All proceeds will benefit the Ride With Pride Therapeutic Horsemanship Organization. Registration begins at 8am. For more information call  540-255-2210, 540-462-7318 or ridewithpridetr@gmail.com.

April 17-24–Statewide.
Historic Garden Week in Virginia. This 8-day statewide event provides visitors a unique opportunity to see unforgettable gardens at the peak of springtime color, as well as beautiful houses sparkling with fabulous flower arrangements and historic landmarks. Check with your local Chamber of Commerce for events in your area or call 1-804-644-7776 Ext. 21.

April 23-24–Vinton.
The 65th Annual Vinton Dogwood Festival is the biggest and longest running festival, celebrating 65 years. Carnival, live entertainment, kids zone, annual parade, vendors, crowning of the Dogwood Queen, and more. www.vintondogwoodfestival.org or call 540-983-0645.

April 23-25–Winchester.
Join us at the Frederick County Fairgrounds to “Uncork the Bloom” at the official kick-off of the 94th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. Enjoy live entertainment, great food, spectacular Virginia wines, and wonderful company. Visit https://www.thebloom.com/events.html for times and details or 540-662-3863.

April 23-25–Swoope.
North Mountain Outfitter, 709 N. Mountain Road, will host a Cowgirl Weekend spending two nights in our cozy bunkhouse with everything included. For two days we will create an atmosphere that you will melt into and hate to leave. 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. 540-886-7768 or www.northmtnoutfitter.com.

April 24–Brownsburg.
Join us for the Brownsburg Community Association’s 4th Annual Run of the Mill 5K, a point-to-point road race, jog or walk from Brownsburg to Wade’s Mill. It is a fun day for all ages. Registration at 8:30am at Asbury United Methodist Church, Brownsburg. 540-348-1400.

April 24-May 9–Millwood.
Art at the Burwell-Morgan Mill, 15 Tannery Lane, is the primary fundraiser for the Clark County History Association. So much beautiful art is housed in an amazing relic from the 18th century. After you’re done shopping, we suggest you grab a delicious lunch at Locke Modern Country Store across the street and have a picnic in our meadow. 540-869-2064.

April 26–Boyce.
Enjoy the Blandy Experimental Farm’s Arboretum at night on a guided nature walk. Who knows what we’ll discover? Bring a flashlight, wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Remember, you’ll need to wear a mask and practice social distancing during the program. Meet at the flagpole at the front parking lot close to the arboretum information kiosk. To register call 540-837-1758 or blandy@virginia.edu.

April 28-May 2–Lexington.
The Virginia Horse Center, 487 Maury River Road will host the M2 Lexington Spring Premiere “AA” Hunter/Jumper Show, 8am-5pm. For a complete listing of shows and information: 540-463-2194 or http://vahorsecenter.org/events/2021-04/.

April 30–Winchester.
Join the West Oak Farm Market, 4305 Middle Road, for an evening of “Mojo Mothership” starting 7pm. They will be performing modern and classic rocking blues in the courtyard. Food and beverages will be available for sale from the cafe. 540-974-2178 or 1-877-871-1326.

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