The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:
Winchester Little Theater
“Cheaters,” a farcical situation comedy exploring the human dilemma of infidelity, will be performed at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Winchester Little Theater, 315 W. Boscawen St.
Tickets are $19.75 for adults, $17.75 for seniors and $15.50 for students. Information: 540-662-3331 or www.wltonline.org.
In celebration of National Public Gardens Day, the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will offer free admission to its 6-acre Glen Burnie Gardens, the Glen Burnie House and the Museum galleries from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.
Director of Gardens Perry Mathewes will offer tours at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.
Shenandoah University Conservatory students will perform Hinterland by Ekilibre at noon and 2 p.m. Throughout the day children can create garden-themed buttons and search for hidden garden gnomes. Beauty in Botany, a special exhibition of 22 botanical-themed works by seven celebrated regional botanical artists, will be on view at the Glen Burnie House.
Information: 540-662-1473 or www.themsv.org.
The Warren County Fraternal Order of Police will sponsor a carnival starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Bing Crosby Stadium in Front Royal.
Schultz Theatre will present “Road to Appomattox” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday and again May 15-17 at 9357 N. Congress St., New Market.
Under the direction of Richard Clem and Ron Smith, the play parallels the struggles of a modern couple, Beau and Jenny Weeks, with the final actions and decisions of General Robert E. Lee, which led to the South’s surrender in the Civil War.
Tickets, which are $13 or $11 for students and senior citizens, will be sold at the door or online at www.schultztheatre.com/tickets. Information 740-9119.
Over 300 national dealers will be featured at the Fishersville/Shenandoah Antiques Expo from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Augusta Expoland in Fishersville.
The show features 18th- and 19th-century American and English period antiques plus vintage Americana, jewelry, silver, glassware, primitives, rugs and mid-century modern pieces.
Tickets are $10 for both days or $5 for Saturday. Parking is free. Information: 540-337-2552 or www.heritagepromotions.net.
Bright Box Theater
Bright Box Theater will present DIVAS featuring Shi-Queeta-Lee and a cast of celebrity female impersonators at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.
Tickets, which are $20 in advance, $25 at the door or $68 VIP for two, are available by calling 800-838-3006 or www.brightboxwinchester.com.
Mort Kunstler will be available to sign copies of his prints and books from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester. Admission is free.
A reception celebrating the opening of his exhibit Mort Kunstler: the Art of Adventure will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibit, featuring more than 70 works, will be on display through Aug. 2. Admission is free for members or $20 for all others.
Information: 540-662-1473 or www.themsv.org.
Cedar Creek Battlefield
The Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation will offer tours of the battlefield in Middletown starting at 2 p.m. every Saturday in May. Information: www.ccbf.us.
Antique car show
Over 500 antique vehicles will be featured at the Antique Automobile Club of America car show on Saturday at Jim Barnett Park in Winchester. Admission is free. Information: 540-662-4946 or www.sraaca.com.
Great Meadow in The Plains will have twilight polo from 6:30 to 11 p.m. every Saturday through Sept. 19.
Featured are arena polo, a massive tug of war in the arena at halftime and a two-lap race around the arena for kids, and dancing after in the pavilion.
Admission: $30 per carload. Information: 540-253-5000 or www.greatmeadow.org.
The state Arboretum at Blandy Farm at Boyce will hold a garden fair from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Featured will be a plant and garden supply sale, Arboretum tours, mini-workshops, bird walks and kids activities. Information: 540-837-1758.
The Visiting Artist Series at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester will feature found object art with Annie Waters from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
On Sunday parents can have a night out while their kids perform in a karaoke contest from 6 to 8 p.m. The winner will receive a free summer camp at the museum. Space limited. Reservations recommended. Programs are free to members or $10 for non-members. Information: 540-662-1473 or www.themsv.org.
The First Baptist Church will hold a spaghetti dinner and silent auction to benefit its Relay for Life team starting at 5 p.m. Saturday at 116 Lakeview Drive, Woodstock.
A free-will offering will be accepted for the dinner. Auction bids close at 7 p.m. Over 200 items: wall hangings, gift baskets, crystal vase, framed artwork, floral arrangements, Civil War print, Bella Taylor handbag, Longaberger basket, Thirty-One organizer, gift certificates. Information: 459-2507.
Belle Grove festival
Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown will hold its annual Of Ale and History beer festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday with over 60 beers to sample and music by Elizabeth Lawrence Band and Cazhmiere.
Tickets, sold at area Handy Mart locations, are $20 in advance or $25 at the gate. Information: www.bellegrove.org.
New Market Library
David Connerley Nahm, of Harrisonburg, will read from his latest novel, “Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky,” at the New Market Area Library’s adult program at 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.
The Shenandoah County Extension office in Woodstock will hold a 4-H Dairy Day from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Information: 459-6140.
Shenandoah Valley Youth will hold a lacrosse tournament from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Front Royal Parks & Rec field at 465 W. 15th St.
Revolutionary War program
Larry and Sondra Johnson will present a program on herbal healing in the Revolutionary War and the herbal medicines soldiers carried as well as how plants were used and stored at 11 a.m. Saturday at Samuels Public Library in Front Royal. Information: 540-635-3153.
The Warren and Page Branch of NAACP will hold a Mother’s Day English tea fellowship from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Front Royal Golf Club, 902 Country Club Road.
Tickets: $10. Donations welcome. Benefit: Warren County Back Packers, which provides meals for needy children. Information: Suetta, 540-636-2130.
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host a chess challenge at 2 p.m. Saturday for ages 6 and older. Registration: 540-635-3153.
The Friends of the Shenandoah River State Park will hold a wildflower walk at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Visitor Center. Information: www.riverparkfriends.org.
Central High School in Woodstock will hold a donkey basketball game at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. Admission is free for children under 2. Free donkey rides will be available for children under 12.
The Edith J. Carrier Arboretum & Botanical Gardens at James Madison University will offer Mother’s Day horse-drawn carriage rides from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The cost varies. Reservations or information: 540-568-3194 or www.jmu.edu/arboretum.
Greg Redfern will lead a program about outer space every Sunday through Nov. 22 at Skyland Resort at Shenandoah National Park in Luray.
Check website for dates, locations, time and topics at www.goshenandoah.com. Reservations or information: 877-847-1919, 540-999-2212 or 540-999-2222.
Steven and Amy Murray, husband-wife operatic singing duo, will give a recital with pianist Eric Waggoner at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Reformation Lutheran Church in New Market. The Murrays will sing arias and duets by Puccini, Verdi, Rossini, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Wagner. Admission is free although a love offering will be accepted.
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