Weekend Events

The following events are scheduled for this weekend:

First Friday
The shops in downtown Harrisonburg will be open for extended hours today from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is led by the Arts Council of the Valley, in partnership with more than 30 downtown businesses along with creators in the visual, performing and literary arts. Information: 540-801-8779 or www.valleyarts.org/first-fridays-downtown.

Egg hunts
An Easter egg hunt will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday on the Loudoun Street Mall for ages 1 to 12. Those attending should meet near the statue in front of the Old Courthouse. Information: www.oldtownwinchesterva.com

Long Branch Plantation in Millwood will hold an Easter egg hunt from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday
Children will be able to meet Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, there will be hayrides, moon bounces, a petting zoo, face painting and carriage rides. Information: 540-837-1856.

Kite festival
A kite flying festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Sherando Park in Stephens City. There will be aerial demonstrations, kite flying tricks, crafts and food. Information: 540-665-5678.

Easter EGGSplosion
Servant’s Heart and Hands Outreach Church will hold a community Easter EGGSplosion from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School, Front Royal. Activities include three age groups of egg hunting, games, face painting, story times, crafts, vendors, bake sale, egg coloring and concessions. Information: 540-631-6507.

Puppet program
Performing on behalf of the Cashore Marionettes, puppeteer Joseph Cashore will perform ‘Simple Gifts’ at 2 p.m. Saturday at Main Stage Theatre at James Madison University’s Forbes Center. The program is a series of portrayals and scenes from everyday life set to music by composers such as Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven and Copland. Tickets are $16-$18. Information: www.jmuforbescenter.com.

Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will hold an Egg-stravaganza from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Activities include an egg hunt, 19th-century egg games and traditional mountain and folk music by Madeline MacNeil. Information: http://tiny.cc/tmwgwx.

Benefit concert
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Winchester-Frederick-Clarke is holding a fundraiser concert featuring Terry Oats and the Mudcats from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Winchester Moose Family Center, 125 E. Cork St.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 per person or $15 per couple or $12 per person at the door. Information/tickets: www.bbbswinchester.org.

Shenandoah Jamboree
Lulu Roman and Kathy Baker along with country singer Lisa Meadows and the Jamboree cast will open this year’s season of shows on Saturday at the Yellow Barn at Shenandoah Caverns in Quicksburg. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show will start at 7 p.m. Ticket prices vary and can be obtained by calling 540-477-2432, 888-422-8376 or at www.shenandoahcaverns.com.

Wilderness Act
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will sponsor an exhibit celebrating 50 years of the Wilderness Act in Virginia from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through April 15.

Peter Pan
Warren County High School is presenting ‘Wendy and Peter Pan’ at 3 p.m. April 9-11 and at 3 p.m. April 12. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults.

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