15 ways to kick off ’15

In the spirit of the New Year, here are 15 things to do this weekend.

15 >> Be charitable
Donate any gently used or new coats, blankets and outerwear at St. John Bosco Catholic Church for the Fort Valley 4-H Club’s coat and blanket drive benefiting the homeless and needy. // 315 N. Main St., Woodstock; Noon-6 p.m. Saturday

14 >> The Interview
James Franco and Seth Rogen’s comedy about assassinating the North Korean leader finally comes to Winchester’s Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. // 181 Kernstown Common Blvd., Winchester; Friday to Sunday

13 >> Land Ho
This movie, centered around two Americans in their 60s who set off to explore Iceland, will be shown at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. // 901 Amherst St., Winchester; 4:30 p.m. Sunday; $5-8

12 >> Bridal expo
Meet with some of the area’s most reputable wedding vendors at the Winchester Bridal Expo held at Front Royal’s Shenandoah Valley Golf Club. // 134 Golf Club Circle, Front Royal; 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday

11 >> First Saturday
The Studio hosts a paint party with everything needed to create a masterpiece: aprons, paint, canvas and brushes. // 105 E. Main St., Front Royal; 3-5 p.m. Saturday; $30; 540-683-9688

10 >> Relentless at The Copper Kettle
Bryce Resort’s bar and lounge hosts an evening of classic covers. // 1982 Fairway Drive, Basye; 9 p.m. Saturday; $10 cover charge

9 >> Robbie Limon
North Mountain Vineyard and Winery continues its Soup Saturday series with music from local artist Robbie Limon. // 4374 Swartz Road, Maurertown; 2-5 p.m. Saturday

8 >> Lego Mania
Kids 6 and older can create buildings, cars, spaceships and anything else out of Legos at Samuels Public Library. // 330 E. Criser Road, Front Royal; 2-4 p.m. Saturday; Free; 540-635-3153

7 >> Movie marathon
The Bowman Library invites youth and their families for a movie marathon featuring Aeonian Anime. // 871 Tasker Road, Stephens City; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; Free; 540-869-9000

6 >> Winchester Storm
Winchester’s semi-pro basketball team takes on a challenger in the John Handley High School gym. // 425 Handley Blvd., Winchester; 3 p.m. Sunday; $6-8

5 >> The Plate Scrapers
This four-piece string band hailing from Hagerstown, Maryland, plays a mix of traditional bluegrass and old time tunes at Cristina’s Cafe. // 219 W. King St., Strasburg; 7 p.m. Saturday

4 >> First Friday
Celebrate the first Friday of the month — and the year — with live music by The Mash and refreshments at the Bowman Shannon Cultural Arts Center. // 5998 Main St., Mount Jackson; 7-10 p.m. Friday; Free; 540-477-4131

3 >> Walking in a winter wonderland
This weekend is the last chance to check out the light show at Clearbrook Park before next Christmas. // 3300 Martinsburg Pike, Clear Brook; Lights turn off at 10 p.m.; $3-5

2 >> Fiddle Summit
Some of the finest fiddlers gather at the Presbyterian Church in Shepherdstown for its annual concert. // 100 W. Washington St., Shepherdstown, West Virginia; 8 p.m. Friday; $8-18

1 >> HR and The Scotch Bonnets
HR, legendary frontman of the punk-reggae band, Bad Brains, rocks out at the Bright Box Theatre with Baltimore-based ska-reggae band, The Scotch Bonnets. // 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester; 8-11 p.m. Saturday; $10-12

Contact staff writer Ryan Cornell at 540-465-5137 ext. 164, or rcornell@nvdaily.com

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