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Entertainment

Go fly a kite at Cedar Creek Battlefield

STRASBURG – The Cedar Creek Foundation welcomes area residents to experience the old-fashioned delight of flying a kite on Saturday at its second annual Kite Flying Day. Patrick Kehoe, Cedar Creek Battlefield manager, said he hopes this year’s event will be a big success. Due to inclement ...

Browntown hosts annual Redbud Festival Saturday

Rubber duck races, live entertainment, vendors and free redbud saplings. Every year the quaint village of Browntown invites people from all over the Northern Shenandoah Valley to celebrate their village during the annual Redbud Festival. Martha Buracker, festival chairman, this year marks the ...

Visit national park for free on Saturday

Shenandoah National Park is celebrating National Park Week with free admission and special events Saturday. Sally Hurlbert, the park management specialist, said National Park Week is a time set aside to celebrate all of American’s national treasures and Shenandoah National Park is one of ...

Chamber’s Nonprofit Council hosts volunteer fair Friday

STRASBURG – The Shenandoah County Chamber’s Nonprofit Council invites community members to meet with 20 organizations and learn more about volunteer opportunities at the first Community Volunteer Fair on Friday at the Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse in Woodstock. National Volunteer ...

Valley Health to host wellness expo Saturday

The Community Safety & Wellness Expo, sponsored by Valley Health Warren Memorial Hospital, will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Warren County High School. Kristin Waltz, co-chair and operating room nurse, said over 30 years ago a group of like-minded individuals in the ...

This Weekend: April 13

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Car show Shenandoah University’s Colleges Against Cancer will host a nostalgic car show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the lawn of Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre, 1460 University Drive, Winchester. Proceeds benefit Relay ...

Samuels Library celebrates 7th annual A Taste for Books on Saturday

It’s that time of year again when book lovers descend on Samuels Public Library for the annual A Taste for Books. Harold Hayes, library director, said that the library had had a goal of generating $15,000 with its A Taste for Books fundraiser in the last three years. “Each year we have ...

Shenandoah Fair announces 2018 concert headliner

STRASBURG – The concert headliner for this year's Shenandoah County Fair is 10th Avenue North from West Palm Beach, Florida. The group, known for its intellectual melodic pop/rock style, was named the Gospel Music Association New Artist of the Year in 2009 and the band has sold over a ...

Volunteers to gather Saturday at historic Belle Grove for annual Park Day

STRASBURG – Rescheduled due to inclement weather, Park Day returns to Belle Grove Plantation on Saturday. Kristen Laise, executive director, said a day like Park Day is important to Belle Grove because it allows larger maintenance projects to be accomplished, which would otherwise be imposed ...

Edinburg Heritage Day pays homage to WWII through exhibit

STRASBURG –Heritage Day, hosted by the Shenandoah County Heritage Societ, will celebrate the legacy of the valley through a World War II memorabilia exhibit Saturday at the Charterhouse School in Edinburg. Barbara Adamson, president of SCHS, said Heritage Day gives the community an ...

Jubilee aims to raise child abuse prevention awareness

FRONT ROYAL – The first Every Child Matters Jubilee will be hosted by the Warren County Department of Social Services on Saturday to raise awareness and spread the word about child abuse prevention. The jubilee will feature a garden made up 847 pinwheels. “Each blue and silver pinwheel ...

This Weekend

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Chili Fest The Woodstock Chili Fest scheduled for Saturday at Court Square has been canceled due to impending inclement weather. Brain Buzz Spectators are welcome at Brain Buzz, a fundraiser for Literacy ...

Civil War conference on Saturday

WINCHESTER — Shenandoah University McCormick Civil War Institute will host its annual spring conference, “Another Era in Our War Life: When the Home Front Became the Battle Front” on Saturday in Hester Auditorium, Henkel Hall. The conference will examine the various ways some of ...

‘Adoration And Art’: JMU museum explores religion, ancient cultures

The Lisanby Museum at James Madison University is inviting the public to explore the sacred art of ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman cultures with its latest exhibition, “Adoration and Art.” The exhibit, which will be on display through April 26, is the honors capstone project of ...

Motorcycle expo is this weekend in Woodstock

Motorcycle enthusiasts are gathering this weekend for the Shenandoah Valley Motorcycle Expo at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds Woodstock. Jeffery Wilkins, the owner of JWilkins Motorsports, said he enjoys bringing like-minded individuals together to celebrate motorcycles and their ...

Vows in the Valley Showcase helps brides plan their big day

STRASBURG – ‘Vows in the Valley’ presents it’s first Spring Bridal Showcase at 11 a.m. Sunday. Event organizer Brian Jones said he and a group of like-minded wedding professionals came together to showcase what the valley, specifically Front Royal and Warren County, has to offer its ...

Shenandoah Valley Music Festival announces 55th summer lineup

The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival announced its  star-studded 2018 summer lineup Tuesday. Tickets are now on sale online. Dennis Lynch, festival president, said they have a little bit of everything to offer this summer, from country to blue grass, symphonic and rock, at Shrine Mont in ...

Celebrating 100 years of Cather’s ‘My Antonia’

WINCHESTER — To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Willa Cather’s novel “My Antonia,” the Friends of the Handley Library will hold a panel discussion on Saturday. Considered one of Cather’s best novels, “My Antonia” tells the story of immigrants trying to make a life on ...

Old Town sees surge in eateries for local foodies

WINCHESTER – Stan Paskel Jr., originally from Winchester, now residing in Myrtle Beach, has fond memories of Benny’s Pizza. It was one of the last memories he shared with his father. When Paskel occasionally returns to Winchester to visit family, he finds himself gravitating to Benny ...

Valley Business Women hosts wellness panel Thursday

STRASBURG - Valley Business Women in partnership with the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber will host a Wellness Panel at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Holiday Inn Historic Gateway. The event is open to the public. Jody Wall, Top of Virginia Regional Chamber director, said their goal is to educate ...