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Going out: Weekend packed with fun

By Josette Keelor

If one weekend exists this summer when there's too much going on, this might be the one. You can't do it all, but it'll be fun to try.

Looking for bargain buys this Saturday? Just hop on U.S. 11 anywhere between New Market and Stephens City and you won't be able to avoid the Route 11 Yard Crawl, where 40 miles of yard sales stretch through Shenandoah County north into Frederick County.

While there, check out area entertainment. Strasburg-born singer Danni Leigh will perform Saturday night with the valley's own Terry Oats and his band The Mudcats for the first concert at the newly reopened Strasburg Home Theatre. But if you can't make it Saturday night, head to Woodstock Sunday for Leigh's free concert at the Woodstock Café and Shoppes.

If you're more into performing than listening, Friday night Kesner Karaoke at Double Overtime Sports Grille in Woodstock, or karaoke at Charlie's in Strasburg every Friday night, Saturday morning and Sunday morning will keep you singing all weekend.

But that's only the beginning.

Samuels Library in Front Royal will host a day of events for all ages Saturday starting with Books and Barks at 10:10 a.m. for beginning readers begging for a cute canine to lend a nonjudgmental ear. Master Gardener Frank Baxter will guide All about Pruning at 1 p.m., and young adults ages 12 and older who love to draw, write or build crafts can try their hands at Pen and Ink at 2 p.m.

The Warren County Fair continues this Friday with The Southern Grace Band performing at 7 p.m. and Joe Diffie with Lindsey Erin at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Danny Figgins the singing policeman will perform at 7 p.m., and Ty Herndon with Anita Cochran at 8 p.m. The Star Family Circus will hold performances at various times. Information: 635-5827, wcfair@comcast.net.

Winchester's final Friday Night Live block party of the summer will begin at 5:30 p.m. with Creigh Riepe, Britani Myers, Dangerous Mood, The Last Year, Father's Honor and Red Sammy performing from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at various locations along the Loudoun Street Pedestrian Mall where they'll be joined by street performers and others.

Or, to escape from it all and commune with nature, head to the GreenSong Festival in Gore, Discovery Day at Luray Caverns, Riverfest in Bentonville, Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane or the Smithsonian Wildlife Biology Institute's Conservation Campout in Front Royal.

Aug. 9
• The GreenSong Festival will include camping, workshops, presentations, live music by Magpie and Harpeth Rising, vendors and swimming at The Land Celebration, 411 Three Oaks Drive, Gore. Headliners will include keynote speaker John Michael Greer, Patricia Allison, social change activist Pamela Boyce Simms and mathematical theorist George Andrews. Camping is encouraged, but sleeping facilities also are available for $30 a night. Registration: $75 for all three days; $35 for one day. Youth admission (ages 5-14 with a guardian): $60. Meal plan: $60 for six meals (tentatively). Information: 858-3312, thelandcelebration.org, greensongfestival.org

• The Second Friday Back to School Bash will be at 7:30 p.m., Winchester Book Gallery, 185 N. Loudoun St., Winchester. Information: 667-3444.

• The NINE singer songwriter showcase will be at 8 p.m., Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. Cost: $10. Information: 955-2004, barnsofrosehill.org.

• Friday Night Live will be from 6:30 to 11 p.m. on Loudoun Street Pedestrian Mall, Winchester. Information: 722-7576, oldtownwinchesterva.com.

• The Naked Mountain Boys will perform for Gardens at Night, 6-9 p.m. at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. Cost: free to MSV Members and children 12 and younger; all others: $10 (includes music, gardens, and gallery admission). Rain location: MSV Reception Hall. Information: 662-1473, theMSV.org.

• Virginia-based Robin and Linda Williams, with Their Fine Group, will perform for the Bluemont Summer Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. at 20 N. Loudoun St., Winchester. Cost: General admission $5, Bluemont Friends and seniors $4, younger than 12 $2. Rain location: First Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Loudoun St., Winchester. Information: 338-4640, bluemont.org/concerts/Winchester.html

• Robbie Limon will perform from 8 to 10 p.m., George Washington Hotel, 103 E. Piccadilly St., Winchester. Information: 678-4700.

• Drymill Road will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight, Piccadilly's Public House & Restaurant, 125 E. Piccadilly St., Winchester. Information: 535-1899.

• Karaoke with Chili Willie will be at 9 p.m., Charlie's, 497 Stover Ave., Strasburg. Information: 465-2968.

• The Dick Quinn Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Cristina's Cafe, 219 King St., Strasburg. Information: 465-2311.

• Kesner Karaoke will be from 8 p.m. to midnight, Double Overtime Sports Grille, 23228 Old Valley Pike Woodstock. Free. Information: 459-4747.

• Vinyl Tracks will perform classic rock from the '60s, '70s and '80s for Woodstock ROCS at 7 p.m. at W.O. Riley Park, Summit Ave., Woodstock. Free. Information: 459-3621, townofwoodstockva.gov.

• The band Magik Kat's Troy and Paula Haag (songwriters with acoustic harmonics) will perform for Gazebo Gatherings at 7 p.m. at the Town Commons on Main and Chester streets, Front Royal. Free. Information: 635-9909.

• Jesse Dee (singer, songwriter, guitar player) will perform from 9 to 11:30 p.m. at Clementine Café, 153 S. Main St., Harrisonburg. Cost: $10. Information: 801-8881, clementinecafe.com.

• "Live Canvas," photography by Kerri Patton, will be on display through August at 1 lb Gallery, 29 N. Loudoun St., 2nd floor, Winchester. Information: 686-7316.

• "Energy, Synergy and Flux" by David Frederick Heatwole will be on display through Sept. 15 in the Glaize Hall of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. Free. Information: 662-1473, theMSV.org.

• Sculptural paintings by Neil and Kerry Stavely will be on display through Oct. 13 at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. Free. Information: 662-1473, theMSV.org.

• Art from Our Attic Part II: fine prints by Guild, Turner, Monet and Lorrain will be on display through Sept. 6 at the Lawrence Gallery, Westminster-Canterbury Shenandoah Valley, 300 Westminster-Canterbury Drive, Winchester. Information: 665-5915, www.svwc.org.

• "Meet Virginia" will be on exhibit at the Blue Ridge Arts Council, 305 E Main St, No. 1, Front Royal, through Aug. 23 with over 50 pieces of artwork by local and regional artists. Information: 635-9909, blueridgearts.org.

• The Handley Library art show will on display through Aug. 24 at Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. Information: 662-9041, ext. 14, tridgeway@handleyregional.org.

• The Obsession Show, an all member show, will be on display through Aug. 25 at the Middle Street Gallery, Sperryville. Information: 987-9330,middlestreetgallery.org.

• The work of Kay Witt will be on display through Sept. 27 at the Strasburg Community Library, 195 W. King St. Information: 465-8464, stlib@shentel.net.

• Mother/daughter artists Holly and Hannah Huddle will have work on display through August at 7 East Gallery, 123 S Main St., Woodstock. Information: 459-7500.

• All Member Exhibit is Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m. at The Art Group Gallery, 5998 Main St., Mt. Jackson. Information: 436-8234, 477-4131.

Aug. 10
• The ninth annual Route 11 Yard Crawl will offer business sidewalk sales, yard sales, antiques, food, wine and more along 40 miles of U.S. 11 in the historic towns of New Market, Mt. Jackson, Edinburg, Woodstock, Toms Brook, Strasburg, Middletown and Stephens City. Begin and end where you like. Information: 540-459-2542, shenandoahcountychamber.com.

• Riverfest will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. along the Shenandoah River's south fork at the Raymond R. "Andy" Guest Jr. State Park, 350 Daughter of Stars Drive, Bentonville, with canoeing, tubing and swimming on the Shenandoah River, hula hooping, food, music, on-water events, wild animal displays, hands-on activities for children, a cardboard boat race, a paddle art contest, a batteau boat display and a chance to win a kayak. Children must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by an adult. Riverfest is a rain or shine event. Cost: $8 per vehicle for parking; $5 per canoe and $2 per tube. Information: 622-6840, 202-222-0707, shenandoahriverfest.org.

• Discovery Day will feature Grand Illumination Tours at Luray Caverns. General admission: Adults $24, seniors $21, children 6-12 $12, younger children free. Information: 743-6551, luraycaverns.com.

• Family Fun 101 starring Gary Auerbach, world Frisbee champion and champion of play, will offer an afternoon of juggling, spinning Frisbees and storytelling beginning at noon at the Bright Box Theater, 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester. Cost: Parent and child $7, additional family member $2. Information: 665-2878, brightboxwinchester.com.

• Conservation Campouts will feature clouded leopards and maned wolves for the second consecutive weekend at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, 1500 Remount Road, Front Royal. Bunk in tents provided by Friends of the National Zoo and rise Sunday for breakfast with a family friendly activity at the wildlife center that's normally closed to the public. Cost: $115 per FONZ member; $125 all others. Information: 635-6500, nationalzoo.si.edu/ActivitiesAndEvents/Activities/ConservationCampout/.

• At Sky Meadows State Park, hike with a friend, join a crafting workshop, learn about poor man's silver, take a sewing lesson or be a junior astronomer. At 11 a.m., Colonial Crafts: Punching Tins is free for all ages. The free Second Saturday Crafting Workshop will teach children to construct paper boats starting at 1 p.m., and "Sew What?" will be at 2 p.m. From 4 to 5 p.m. Stacey Remick-Simkins will guide hikers along trails at Sky Meadows' Snowden Loop, an easy hike of about 1.5 miles. From 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Astronomy for Everyone will begin with the half-hour Junior Astronomer program for children ages 5-12 about the latest in U.S. space research, followed by stargazing provided by members of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club. If the sky is cloudy, stargazing will not take place. Parking for the events is $5. For more information, call 592-3556.

• Blair Crimmins and the Hookers will perform ragtime and New Orleans Jazz at 8 p.m., Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. Cost: $15. Information: 955-2004, barnsofrosehill.org.

• Open mic night will be from 8 to 10 p.m., Below the Fringe, 137 S. Loudoun St. in Winchester. Information: 514-0788.

• The Robbie Limon Band will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight, Piccadilly's Public House & Restaurant, 125 E. Piccadilly St., Winchester. Information: 535-1899.

• Danni Leigh, with Terry Oates and the Mudcats, will perform at 8 p.m. at the Strasburg Home Theater. Cost: $8. Information: 465-4400, strasburghometheater.com.

• Marv Ashby and High Octane will perform at 7:30 p.m., Cristina's Cafe, 219 King St., Strasburg. Information: 465-2311.

• Karaoke Joe will perform at 9 a.m., Charlie's, 497 Stover Ave. in Strasburg. Information: 465-2968.

• The Suspect Band will perform country music at 9 p.m. at The Corners Bar & Grill, Star Tannery. Information: 465-4050.

• The Artful Dodger Cafe at 47 Court Square, Harrisonburg, has local music from 7 to 10 p.m. every Sunday, Information: 540-432-1179, artfuldodgerlounge.blogspot.in/.

• Accordionist Bill McElroy will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. each week, Edelweiss Restaurant, 19 Edelweiss Lane, Staunton. Information: 337-1203.

• Erin Lawson will perform from 4 to 7 p.m. for the Music in the Vineyard series at Philip Carter Winery, 4366 Stillhouse Road, Hume. Bring a picnic, blanket and friends. Information: 364-1203, pcwinery.com

• The 59th Clarke County Fair will begin at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds, 890 W. Main St., Berryville, with an opening ceremony at 5 p.m., followed by the Junior Miss Clarke County Fair Contest and the Miss Clarke County Fair Scholarship Pageant. Throughout the week, livestock and homemaking exhibits, carnival rides and entertainment like demolition derbies, bull riding, tractor pulls, lawn mower races and pig scrambles will continue through Saturday. Information: 955-2530, clarkecountyfair.org.

• Watercolor paintings by David Finnell will be on display through August at the Strasburg Museum, 440 E. King St., Strasburg. Information: 465-3728.

• "Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generations, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation," presented by award-winning historian Andrea Wolf, will be at 2 p.m. at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. Cost: MSV Members: $20; all others: $25 (includes gallery admission). Information: 662-1473, theMSV.org, rsmith@theMSV.org.

• Danni Leigh will perform from 2 to 4 p.m. at Woodstock Cafe and Shoppes, 117 S. Main St., Woodstock. Information: 459-8888.

• Karaoke with Willie and Misty will perform from 6 to 10 p.m. at Charlie's, 497 Stover Ave., Strasburg. Information: 465-2968.

• The band Timeless will perform from 3 to 6 p.m. at Shenandoah Valley Artworks at 234 West King St., Strasburg. Information: 664-8028.

• Open mic night will perform from 6 to 10 p.m. at Cristina's Cafe, 219 King St. in Strasburg. Information: 465-2311.

• Open jam session will perform from 3 to 5 p.m. at Winchester Book Gallery, 185 N. Loudoun St., Winchester. Information: 667-3444.

• Bud's Collective, Circa-Blue and Drymill Road will perform from 2 to 8 p.m. for Bluegrass on the Boat at Piccadilly's Public House & Restaurant, 125 E. Piccadilly St., Winchester. Information: 535-1899.

Contact Community Engagement Editor Josette Keelor at 540-465-5137, ext. 176, or jkeelor@nvdaily.com


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