Entertainment

Step into the Wild West at Winchester Frontier Days

WINCHESTER – The second annual Winchester Frontier Days returns to The Homestead Farm at Fruit Orchard on Saturday. Jon Bridgan and John Flood, cofounders of Winchester Frontier Days,  wanted to bring awareness to the community about the Wild West. “After all” Bridgan said, “The ...

Discovery Museum celebrates Native American Heritage Day

WINCHESTER – The second annual Native American Heritage Day begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery  Museum. Jennifer Coleman, catalyst for learning and educational outreach for the museum, said she is excited about this year’s Heritage Day. “There will be ...

Apple festival is Saturday at Marker-Miller Orchard

WINCHESTER -- Enjoy everything apple related at this year’s Apple Harvest Festival at Marker-Miller Orchard on Saturday. Heather McKay, co-owner of Marker Miller, said the annual Apple Harvest Festival marks National Apple Month. “We’ve been hosting the event since 2001. We do it to ...

Family Fun Day event slated

FRONT ROYAL  – The third annual Relay for Life Family Fun Day  begins at 11 a.m. Saturday. Dana Lamb,  finance supervisor for Via Satellite, said her team worked hard to make this event a success. “This is our first year hosting it,” she explained. “But it’s the third year the ...

High school senior is voice of Audrey II in area play

Caitlin Thompson always knew she wanted to be Audrey II from “Little Shop of Horrors” for as long as she can remember. “She is determined to see this through; to see her dream come true,” said Joanne Thompson, Caitlin's mother. Caitlin takes the stage tonight in a role of a ...

Theater roundup: New plays opening in local theaters

Local theaters are preparing for upcoming shows: Theatre Shenandoah Theatre Shenandoah in Edinburg will present “The Mousetrap” directed by Gary Hines. “The Mousetrap” is a murder mystery set when a group of people gathered in a country house are cut off by snow and they discover to ...

This Weekend: Sept. 29

Correction The listing for the fifth annual Front Royal Zombie Walk was incorrect in today's paper. The walk will be held Oct. 21.   The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:   Benefit, auction St. Luke Community Clinic will hold its ...

National Sheepdog Finals: Handlers and their dogs compete at Belle Grove

MIDDLETOWN – Open qualifying rounds continued at Belle Grove Plantation Thursday during the 2017 U.S. Border Collie Handler’s Association National Sheepdog Finals. Brenda Short, of Powhatan, Virginia said she is spending a long weekend enjoying the competition. “I brought my camper and ...

Wine & Trotter event is Saturday at Shenandoah Downs

The 5th annual Wine & Trotter event returns to Shenandoah Downs in Woodstock on Saturday. Tom Eshelman, general manager of the Shenandoah County Fair, said the Wine & Trotter event is a simple but fun event for the whole community. “People come out for good music, horse ...

European Festival is Saturday at Winchester Medical Center

The second annual European Festival brings international tastes and sounds to the Winchester Medical Center  beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday. Festivalgoers will have the opportunity to enjoy  tastes and sounds from Italy, Germany and the British Isles. Large tents will provide cover, allowing ...

Pets Extravaganza returns to Sherando Park

The second annual Frederick County Parks and Pets Extravaganza returns to Sherando Park at 10 a.m. Saturday . Sarah Kuhn, Program Supervisor for Frederick County Parks and Recreation Department said this event is vital to raising funds for the Esther Boyd Animal Shelter. “The best part of ...

Weekend Events: Sept. 22

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Brew & Blues Festival Over 50 beers will be featured at the Brew and Blues Festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Village Commons on Main Street, Front Royal. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the gate ...

Sheepdog finals return to belle grove plantation

MIDDLETOWN – The 2017 National Sheepdog Finals begin at Belle Grove Plantation at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Over 200 competitors from across the United States and Canada have earned the right to step on the finals field through their successes  at local sheepdog trails. The event will begin with ...

Dogs celebrate end of summer with pool party

WINCHESTER -- It was a doggie day at Jim Barnett’s pool on Sunday. Dogs of all sizes, shapes and breeds came to end summer with a splash at the Fourth Annual All Paws on Deck Canine Swim. Hannah Stewart, aquatics coordinator for  Winchester Parks and Recreation and this year’s ...

Celebrate New Market’s heritage on Saturday

NEW MARKET –  Celebrate New Market’s Heritage Day with a mix of old and new on Saturday. Event organizer Amy Proctor said, “Heritage Day was started a number of years ago with the idea of celebrating where we come from.” For Proctor, Heritage Day is more than an event, it’s ...

Civil War ball returns to battlefield

WINCHESTER – The Kernstown Battlefield Association kindly requests the pleasure of your company at its second annual Civil War Ball at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25 a person and the event is open to all ages. Ball organizer Susan Golden is extremely proud of the event. “Most people ...

Cosplayers converge on Samicon

FRONT ROYAL – Samicon returned to Samuels Public Library on Saturday, bringing with it a parade of bright and colorful cosplayers. This year’s theme was “Read Long and Prosper,” a pun on “live long and prosper” from the Star Trek TV show. Event organizer Kitti McKean said ...

Edinburg Ole Time festival starts today

EDINBURG –  The 37th Ole Time Festival returns to Edinburg today. For the next three days, this little town nestled along U.S. 11 comes alive with a festival that includes music, arts and crafts, cars, entertainment, food and a parade. This year’s theme is “Another Time” – a time ...

This Weekend: Sept. 15

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Library Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold its third annual SamiCon, the library’s comic convention, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. This year’s theme is Star Trek. There will be gaming, geek ...