Entertainment

Warren County EmComm participates in national Field Day

Being able to communicate in an emergency is key. Letting first responders know where victims are stranded or how many people need help at a given time are just a few components of emergency response. But what happens if our usual means of communication, cell phones or radios, aren't working? ...

SU, Handley library to hold Rockin’ the Library event

Shenandoah University will hold its 32nd annual Children’s Literature Conference “Once Read, Never Forgotten: Creating Readers One Book at a Time” Monday through June 30, and the public is invited to its second Rockin’ the Library event Monday on the steps of the Handley Regional ...

‘Get Framed in Woodstock’ is new interactive art project

The Town of Woodstock Enhancement Committee has unveiled a new interactive public art project, known as “Get Framed in Woodstock,” which uses decorated metal frames as photo opportunities at W.O. Riley Park. The committee unveiled the finished project at the park on June 7. The frame sits ...

Shopping, dining and live music Friday

Old Town Winchester hosts the first Friday Night Live event of the summer on Friday with shopping, dining and live music. Downtown Manager Jennifer Bell said this will be the fifth year of the Friday Night Live series, bringing in about 2,000 people for each event. The Loudoun Street Walking ...

Weekend Events

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:   Concert The American Legion Community Band will perform at 7 p.m. today at the gazebo on Main Street in Front Royal. Admission is free. Information: http://www.alcband.org.   Concert The Friday ...

Winchester, Valley Health to hold first Shape up Sunday

Old Town Winchester has partnered with Valley Health to feature a new event this summer – Shape Up Sundays. Shape Up Sundays are outdoor classes that will be held one Sunday a month and will begin Sunday at Old Town Winchester Taylor Pavilion. Classes will include yoga, aerobics, running, ...

First Woodstock ROCS of the summer today

Woodstock will hold its first Woodstock Riley Outdoor Concert Series (ROCS) performance this evening with live entertainment and food for purchase. Director of Marketing and Events Katie Mercer said about 300 to 500 attend the free concerts. Mercer said both adults and children enjoy the ...

Weekend Events: June 9

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Museum The Gardens at Night Series sponsored by the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will feature the Adrian Duke Project from 6 to 9 p.m. today at 901 Amherst St., Winchester. There will also be activities for kids. ...

New Market hosts third annual Cross Roads Fest

NEW MARKET – New Market is the place to be this summer for residents and visitors alike who enjoy live music. The town will host its third annual Cross Roads Fest at Rebel Park, with the first concert scheduled for Saturday. Amber Dennison, the town's events and marketing director, said ...

Street dance a highlight of Vintage Woodstock Festival

Woodstock residents will be dancing in the street during the annual Vintage Woodstock Festival on June 16. Director of Marketing and Events Katie Mercer said the festival began over 10 years ago and has been a huge success. The festival includes a street dance, food, arts and crafts, a wine ...

Avoid zombies during annual 5K

The third annual zombie run will be held June 17 to benefit Lord Fairfax Community College scholarships. The Outbreak 5K gives participants the chance to run as if they are being chased by zombies scattered around the college’s Middletown campus. Sally Voth, public relations specialist with ...

Virginia Herb Festival is this weekend

The Virginia Herb Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday in Middletown. The festival was founded in 2009 by Sunflower Cottage in Middletown, which is an herb farm and garden center sitting on 40 acres of farm land. Billie Clifton, owner of Sunflower Cottage and Backroom Brewery, said ...

Local craft breweries enjoy increasing numbers

The craft beer industry in Winchester/Frederick County is blooming. In three short years, the number of microbreweries has flourished from zero to four and four more are in planning stages for the area. Oddly, local craft beer brewery owners yearn for more competition. “The more the ...

Hop Blossom Craft Beer Festival returns to Winchester

The annual Hop Blossom Craft Beer Festival will be held on Winchester’s Old Town Mall from noon to 6 p.m. June 10. It is the fifth Hop Blossom festival to benefit GoodDogz.org, a Reston, Virginia, based animal welfare organization supporting adoption and good pet ownership, and the ...

Weekend Events

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Band The American Legion Community Band will perform at 7 p.m. today at the Gazebo on Main Street in Front Royal sponsored by the Blue Ridge Arts Council. Admission is free. Bring lawn chair. Information: ...

Belle Grove, master gardeners to host Garden Fest

Belle Grove Plantation and the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners Association will host Garden Fest on Saturday. Cynthia Haley, a master gardener who chairs the event, said this will be their 13th year holding the festival that attracts about 700 people to the site. “People love ...

First Kids ROCS kicks-off Saturday

The Woodstock Riley Outdoor Concert Series (ROCS) for Kids kicks-off this Saturday at the South Street Barn Market with fun activities to keep the kids busy. Director of Marketing and Events Katie Mercer said about 50 to 60 people usually turn out for the kids event, which is not only fun, but ...

Weekend Events: May 26

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Festival The aMuse Art and Craft Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. Featured will be woodworking, printmaking, ...

Preston Smith to serve as Middletown’s grand marshal

Preston Smith of the Washington Redskins will serve as Middletown’s grand marshal during the town’s fourth of July celebration. Middletown Mayor Charles Harbaugh IV said he has a good relationship wit Smith’s agent who knew the town wanted a current Washington Redskin to serve as grand ...

Spring glassware show, sale this weekend

The Valley Glasshoppers Glass Club will hold its Spring 2017 Glass Show and Sale May today and Saturday in Winchester. Jim Coverston, co-chairman of the Valley Glasshoppers, said the club formed in 1988 as a nonprofit organization for the preservation and appreciation of American-made glass, ...