Weekend Events

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:

Chow down
Luray Downtown Initiative will hold a chicken chow down at 7 p.m. today at Luray Caverns Burner Barn.
Tickets are $20. Information: 540-743-7700.

The Strasburg Museum has a new exhibit of antique toys such as Tonka trucks, tractors, fire trucks, Buck Rodgers space gun, cap pistols, wind-up toys and many more.
The exhibit, on display through May 31, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for teens and 50 cents for children.

The Winchester Little Theatre will present “You Can’t Take It With You” by George Kaufman at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 315 W. Boscawen St., Winchester.
Tickets: $15.50 to $19.75. Future performances will be held May 25-27.
Information: 540-662-3331 or Valerie O’Keefe at 540-336-2357 or www.wltonline.org.

Bright Box
Bright Box Theater has announced the following groups will perform this weekend at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester:
• Steal Your Peach: 9 p.m., today. Pays tribute to the Allman Brothers Band and Grateful Dead. Tickets: $12 in advance; $15 at door.
• The Reflex 80s tribute band: 9 p.m., Saturday. Tickets: $10 in advance; $12 at door.
• Celtric Trio: 8 p.m., Saturday. Tickets: $10 in advance; $12 at door.
• Phil Zuckerman’s Rock Room: 3 p.m., Sunday. Free admission.
Information: 540-665-2878, www.brightboxwinchester.com.

Arts Council
The Martin Brothers and Aspen Run with Dark Hollow will perform at 7:30 p.m. today at Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg.
Tickets are $14 in advance or $17 at the door. Information: 540-433-9189 or www.valleyarts.org.

N-SSA competitition
See men and women in period clothing, live firing of Civil War firearms and artillery with children’s programs, dances and vendors at the North-South Skirmish Association’s spring national competition today through Sunday at Fort Shenandoah, 480 Chalybeate Spring Road, Winchester. Admission is free. Information: www.n-ssa.org.

Valley Pediatric Dentistry will host Kidzfest from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday on the Loudoun Street Mall and at the Taylor Pavilion in Old Town Winchester.
The event will feature more than 50 interactive exhibits highlighting education, art, music and sports. Local author Greyson Masters will also be in attendance. Information: http://oldtownwinchesterva.com/events/major-events/kidz-fest.

The Shenandoah Valley Tapestry: A Journey Through Time” will present “Stitches from the Garden” at 2 p.m. Saturday at Handley Regional Library in Winchester.
Meet tapestry artists and see the historic houses, trees and gardens completed to date. Vote for the best tree stitched by the artists, take a stitch on the tapestry and record your name for history, attend a garden talk on growing your own historic garden and greet the winners of the annual Shenandoah Valley Tapestry Artists’ Awards.

GLOW Festival
The GLOW Festival (Gals Living Out Wellness) will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at American Celebration on Parade in Quicksburg.
Keynote speaker will be Elana Sonnino, a certified life coach, yoga teacher, cancer survivor and mom.
Activities include health talks, wine tasting, an optional painting class in the afternoon and vendors throughout the day.
The event is hosted by the Shenandoah Community Health Clinic and partially sponsored by Valley Health. Tickets, information: Rachel Haddad at 459-1700 ext. 215 or email rachel@shenclinic.org.

Fort Loudoun Day
The French and Indian War Foundation will host Fort Loudoun Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at George Washington’s Fort Loudoun, 419 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.
Tours will be led by historian and author Norman Baker every half hour. Other activities include demonstrations throughout the day, living history interpreters and raising of the British flag at noon. Held rain or shine.

Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters will host a Civil War encampment as part of Family Fun and History Days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 415 N. Braddock St., Winchester.
The event will feature General Jackson, Winchester’s own Dr. Hunter McGuire and troops from Jackson’s famed Stonewall Brigade. Wander though the camp, inspect the equipment and interact with historians.
Admission is free. Tours of the headquarters will also be offered throughout the weekend by period-dressed docents at regular admission prices.

Dinner, ball
A dinner and ball celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Newtown Heritage Festival will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Stephens City United Methodist Church.
There will also be dancing and a silent auction. Tickets are $30. Information: 540-869-3087.

Barns of Rose Hill will hold a night of bluegrass and barbecue featuring Haas Kowert Tice, Jordan Tice and Horse Country at 8 p.m. Saturday at 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and free for ages 12 and under. Information: 540-955-2004 or www.barnsofrosehill.com.

Cooter’s Garage Band will give free performances from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Cooter’s Place in the Valley, 4768 U.S. Highway 211 West, Luray.
Information: 540-843-2515.

Sky Meadows
Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will hold an ‘astronomy for everyone’ program from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
The program begins with a half-hour Junior Astronomer program for ages 5 to 12 led by volunteer Ambassadors of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, followed by a 30-minute presentation on the latest in the United States’ space research and 15-20 minute ‘sky tour’ by a volunteer Star Guide.
For the remainder of the program take advantage of the park’s dark skies by looking at deep-space objects through telescopes provided by volunteers.
Gates close at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free although parking is $5. In case of rain, only the junior program and multimedia presentations will be held. Information: 540-592-3556.