Entertainment

Salvation Army kicks off the holiday season in region

WINCHESTER –  Salvation Army bell ringers standing next to those familiar red kettles will be accepting donations for those less fortunate this holiday season at stations around the city of Winchester and Frederick, Clarke, Shenandoah and Warren counties through Dec. 22. The annual Red ...

Local chefs share their holiday recipes

The Halloween sugar comas have passed and attention now turns to Thanksgiving, the holiday of home-cooked meals featuring family recipes from generations past. The Chef's Market Bonnie Jones and Phil Anderson opened The Chef’s Market to share their love of food with the community. Featuring ...

Shop on Plaid Friday, Small Business Saturday

There’s one weekend a year when small businesses across the Northern Shenandoah Valley and beyond become larger than life to celebrate the shop local motto: shop small and make a big difference. Brenda Young Adams, owner of Simply Charming Boutique in Winchester, said she values the ...

Highland Games return to Kernstown battlefield

WINCHESTER – The Kernstown Battlefield Association will host the annual Highland Games on Saturday with local Clan Adrenalin. Event Director Sue Golden said this event is perfect for all ages. There will be over 30 throwers, coming from as far off as New England and Atlanta. The throwers ...

Spend time with a scientist at Discovery Museum

WINCHESTER – Join the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum on Saturday as it hosts another science-filled day with a scientist. Ryan Hall, marketing and membership organizer for the Discovery Museum, explained "Saturday with a Scientist"  is part of a new exhibit that will be opening next ...

This Weekend: Nov. 17

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Arts Council The Blue Ridge Arts Council will present "Deck the Halls" starting at 7 p.m. today at 305 E. Main St., Front Royal. Tree and wreath sales begin at 7 p.m., a live auction starts at 8 p.m. and the silent ...

Shenandoah Uncorked returns to Shenandoah Caverns

QUICKSBURG – The eighth annual Shenandoah Uncorked Festival will be held Saturday at Shenandoah Caverns. Jessica Sager, director of marketing for the caverns, said this is a family friendly event. “Last year our total attendance was around 1,500 guests,” Sager said. “We’re hoping ...

2018 Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival theme announced

WINCHESTER – Simplicity best describes the 2018 Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival theme “Welcome Home.”  An ode to yesteryear, next year’s theme reminisces on simpler times and simpler places. “Every year we look forward to this event,” said Mike Stanfield during Thursday's ...

Theater roundup: ‘A Little Princess,’ ‘Jane Eyre’ debut this month

Local theaters are preparing for their mid-November performances of “A Little Princess” and “Jane Eyre.” Selah Theatre Project in Front Royal presents “A Little Princess”; a tale of Sara Crewe, an heiress to a large fortune who is enrolled at Miss Minchin’s Select Seminary for ...

This Weekend: Nov. 10

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Bright Box Bright Box Theater has announced the following artists will perform this weekend at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester: • Today: 8 p.m., Bryan Frazier with special guests Dawson Edwards and Jordan Hobson. ...

This Weekend

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Conservatory Shenandoah Conservatory will have the following performances this weekend: • Bop for Big Band: 8 p.m., today featuring the Jazz Ensemble in Armstrong Concert Hall. Tickets: $5-$12. • Opera Up Close ...

Woodstock food pantry celebrates 30 years today

WOODSTOCK – The Bread of Life Food Pantry, connected to the United Methodist Church at 156 S. Muhlenberg St.,  celebrates its 30th anniversary at 2 p.m. today with an open house. Dick Cooley, chief interviewer for the pantry, said the event celebrates the volunteers who have helped over ...

Spooky and sweet Halloween fun

Looking for some Halloween fun? Here's a roundup of area events: Frederick County Family Drive-In Theater, Stephens City. Haunted Trail, begins at 6 p.m.. Friday and Saturday.  Costume contest and Trunk or Treating, 5 - 7 p.m. Saturday. Shenandoah County Strasburg The Kiwanis Club of ...

Even four-legged friends can participate in Halloween

WINCHESTER - For adults and children alike, Halloween is the one time a year it's acceptable to dress up as Wonder Woman or Captain Hook, a zombie or a princess. But for shoppers of Posh Pets Boutique in Winchester, Halloween is just one more excuse to dress up their four-legged ...

‘Spirits of the Battle of New Market’ tour is Saturday

The ghosts of the Battle of New Market return during the “Spirits of New Market” walking tour on Saturday. Sarah Mink, supervisor of Historical Interpretation for the Virginia Museum of the Civil War, was inspired by ghost tours of prominent battlefields including Gettysburg and ...

Leg of Dragon motorcycle ride to benefit VA hospital

FRONT ROYAL – Unity Lodge and The Lost Tribe Motorcycle Riders Association are sponsoring the Last Ride through the Leg of the Dragon motorcycle ride on Saturday with proceeds benefiting the VA Martinsburg Hospital Christmas fund. Larry Adams, founder and CEO of The Lost Tribe, had a vision ...

Sign up now for Woodstock Turkey Trot

WOODSTOCK – Early bird registration for the 8th annual Woodstock Turkey Trot ends Tuesday. Katie Freakley, human resource manager for Regulus Group and an organizer of the trot, looks forward to this event every year. “Our community comes together to kick off the holiday season the ...

Halloween happenings: Enjoy some spooky and sweet events this month

From haunted trails and ghost walks to costume contests and corn mazes, here are some ways to start celebrating  Halloween around the valley: Shenandoah County • The Strasburg Heritage Association will sponsor ghost/graveyard walking tours from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28 starting at Hotel ...

This Weekend: Oct. 20

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Kid’s Trail The Super 8 Film Club, which encourages children to learn about cinema, will show a family friendly film at 11 a.m. Saturday at Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester. Tickets are $5 per person. Information: ...

VIPs hold Fall Craft and Vendor Show

WINCHESTER – Winchester Police Department's Volunteers in Policing's fourth annual  Fall Craft and Vendor Show is Saturday. Anthony Funkhouser, a member of Volunteers in Policingm, is looking forward to this year’s event, more so than usual. “Everything we raise from this event goes ...