Weekend includes wine festival, party

By Ryan Cornell

Wine lovers of all types are invited to Shenandoah Uncorked this Saturday.

From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., visitors can taste wines from more than 10 Virginia wineries as well as browse the selection of crafters, activities and food vendors.

Participating wineries include North Mountain Vineyard, Shenandoah Vineyards, Hunt’s Vineyard, Bluestone Vineyard, Peaks of Otter Winery, Kilaurwen Winery, Mattaponi Winery, Mountain Cove Vineyard, Narmada Winery, Democracy Vineyards and Otium Cellars.

The fifth annual Shenandoah Uncorked event is held at The Yellow Barn at Shenandoah Caverns in Quicksburg.

Admission is free, and wine tasting tickets are $15.

For more info, visit http://www.goo.gl/up17qt or call 540-477-2432.

The Winery at Kindred Pointe will commemorate its first year in business with a Party at the Pointe event from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The anniversary celebration will include free wine tastings from 1 to 3 p.m., live music from 2 to 5 p.m. and food pairings.

The winery is located at 3575 Conicville Road in Mount Jackson. For more info, visit http://www.goo.gl/Cljvnm or call 540-477-3570.

Marker-Miller Orchards invites visitors to celebrate its bakery festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Visitors can enjoy a free sampling of some of their baked goods, and place orders for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The orchard and market is located at 3035 Cedar Creek Grade in Winchester. For more info, call 540-662-1980 or visit http://www.goo.gl/VKB9HF

The Winchester Little Theatre presents “Cabin Fever,” a tragicomedy set in the Texas hill country at the Beckle family cabin on Memorial Day weekend.

When Aubrey Beckle tries to reunite three of his four daughters, the weekend takes a turn for the worse as the dynamics of the dysfunctional family play out.

The play runs through Nov. 22, starting at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $19.75 for adults, $15.50 for students and $17.75 for seniors.

For more info, or to purchase tickets, call 540-662-3331 or visit http://www.goo.gl/nhyXLE

Other events include:

Night of Comedy — Lord Fairfax Community College presents two one-act comedies, “Check Please” and “The 9 Worst Break-ups of All Time,” in the William H. McCoy Theatre. // 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown; 6 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; $5-$25; 540-868-7216; http://www.lfcc.edu/dinner

Food and Your Health — Dr. Nat Kirkland presents a lecture at the New Market Area Library on the role of nutrition in the production and prevention of disease. // 160 E. Lee St., New Market; 3 p.m. Saturday; Free; http://www.goo.gl/R4dDmi

American Indian Heritage Day — The Long Branch Plantation hosts a day of activities exploring Virginia’s diverse American Indian history with talks and demonstrations, educational videos and hands-on crafts. // 830 Long Branch Lane, Millwood; 1-4 p.m. Saturday; Free; 540-837-1856; http://www.goo.gl/Zyp7ST

Boots and BBQ — The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging’s annual fall fundraiser kicks off with a barbecue dinner and silent auction. // Clarke County Ruritan Building, 890 W. Main St., Berryville; 5-8 p.m. Friday; $15; 540-636-7810; http://www.goo.gl/DRajy8

Chris Mackowski — The co-author of “That Furious Struggle: Chancellorsville and the High Tide of the Confederacy” will be at the Winchester Book Gallery for a book signing. // 185 N. Loudoun St., Winchester; 2-4 p.m. Saturday; Free; 540-667-3444; http://www.goo.gl/SF1Xsa

La Boheme — James Madison University visual and performing arts students perform the opera by Giacomo Puccini at the Mainstage Theatre. // 147 Warsaw Ave., Harrisonburg; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; $19-$21; 540-568-7000; http://www.goo.gl/ZK2kqD