Weekend Events

Woodstock Rocs

Chad See and the Timber Ridge will perform at the Riley Outdoor Concert Series at 6 p.m. today at the W.O. Riley Park in Woodstock.

Gazebo Gathering

Brass 5 will perform Big Band music at the Gazebo Gathering presented by the Blue Ridge Arts Council from 7-9 p.m. today  at the Town Commons. Admission is free.

Tractor/engine show

The Massanutten Antique Tractor and Gasoline Engine Club show will be held from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. today through Sunday at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in Woodstock.

Featured will be live music, a lawn party, flea market and yard sale vendors, children’s pedal races, farm toy show, tractor pull, children’s fair, garden tractor pull, blacksmithing demonstrations and HAM radio demonstrations.

Admission is free. Information: 703-855-3460 or www.massanuttenantiquetractor.com.

Craft beer festival

The Hop Blossom Craft Beer Festival will be held from noon-6 p.m. Saturday on the Winchester Old Town Mall.

Over 38 craft breweries will be featured. The event benefits GoodDogz.org and the Winchester SPCA. Tickets: hopblossom.com. Information: 540-409-5252.

Blandy Farm

The state arboretum at Blandy Farm near Boyce will hold its Night in the Garden program at 8 tonight.

Wil Hershberger will talk about the strange and wonderful sounds that come from the garden at night and lead a short walk on the grounds.

The cost is $10 for Friends of the State Arboretum, $12 for nonmembers, $20 for member families and $25 for nonmember families. Registration can be made by calling 540-837-1758 ext. 224 or online at www.blandy.virginia.edu.

Summer concert

The Soul Expressions Band will kick off the Gardens at Night program from 6-9 p.m. today at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester.

They will play songs made famous by Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones, UB40, Earth, Wind & Fire and Van Morrison.

The evening also includes activities for children from 6-8 p.m. and beer, wine and food will be available to purchase.

Admission is free to MSV members, children 12 and younger and for active military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve or $10 per person for nonmembers. Information: 540-662-1473.

Cops & Robbers Dash

The Front Royal Police Department will sponsor a Cops & Robbers Dash, an opportunity to legally run from the cops and support a worthy cause, enjoy refreshments, take-aways and awards, from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Eastham Park, Luray Avenue, Front Royal.

During the dash, runners are labeled as “robbers” and will be pursued by local law enforcement who will attempt to tag them with stickers. Stickers will deduct from individual running times so robbers are encouraged to “evade the police.”

The event benefits the Front Royal Police Department by providing funds for equipment and training needs.

The event will be held rain or shine. In case of severe thunderstorms, the event will be delayed until June 20.

Registration is $17.50 per person in advance online or $20 Saturday. The first 100 registrants will receive an event T-shirt. Website: https://runsignup.com.

Health fair

AIDS Response Effort is sponsoring a community health fair from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday in the Godfrey Miller Fellowship Pavilion, 28 S. Loudoun St., Winchester.

Meet local community health practitioners and learn about health, nutrition, Reiki, Yoga, Tai Chi and more. The event will also feature music, massages and a raffle for a free Reiki session.

Benefit walk/run

A 5K walk/run to benefit Restore Hope House Food Pantry will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Strasburg Park River Walk. Registration: 465-2722.

Pottery show/sale

Fifteen Shenandoah Valley potters will be featured at the pottery show and sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester.

Included will be demonstrations on wheel throwing and pottery hand building. Admission is free. Information: 540-662-1473.

Get Outdoors Day

Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will celebrate National Get Outdoors Day from 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday.

Featured will be meeting a hiker at 10 a.m. who has logged over 3,000 days in 15 years for over 15,000 miles of hiking its trails, a craft workshop for children and adults from 1-3 p.m., watershed hike from 1-3 p.m. to learn about conservation practices protecting Gap Run, and an astronomy program from 8-11 a.m. The Visitor Center will also have information about Family Discovery backpacks and Junior Ranger activity booklets.

Admission is free. Information: 540-592-3556.

All One Song

All One Song, the percussionist and poet duo of Sue Spencer and Michael Czarnecki, will perform at 2-4 p.m. Saturday in the Handley Regional Library auditorium. The duo will bring audience members closer to nature through rhythm and photos.

Flapjack fundraiser

Cool Spring Church of God in Browntown will hold a flapjack fundraiser from 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s in Front Royal.

Included will be pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and beverage. The cost is $10. Advance tickets are available by calling 304-886-0156, email kellylynnmolr@gmail or at he door.


The Strasburg Heritage Association will host architectural historian James Massey from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Strasburg. Topic will be on the Ready-Cut Houses offered by Sears & Roebuck from 1908 to 1940. He will also show examples of homes from the area. Refreshments will be available. Information: www.strasburgvaheritage.org.

Children’s Theatre

The James Madison University Children’s Theatre Playshop Players will perform “Upside-Down Fairy Tales,” a funny take on traditional fairy tales from “The Princess and the Pea,” “Reckless Red,” “Little Gray Wolf” and “The Princess and the Frog.”

Performances will be held at the Studio Theatre at 7:30 p.m. today, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Studio Theatre.

Tickets are $10 each. Information: 540-568-7000 or www.jmu.edu/forbescenter.

Schultz Theatre

The Schultz Theatre will present the award-winning Broadway musical “Nunsense A Men!” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday  and again June 26-28 at 9357 N. Congress St., New Market.

The show, directed by Neil Marrin, is about a fundraiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia.

Tickets are $15 for adults or $12 for students and senior citizens. Information: 540-740-9119 or www.schultztheatre.com.

Bright Box Theater

Bright Box Theater in Winchester will hold a pasture palooza preparty with DJ Williams Projekt and Dalton Dash performing funky jazzy rock, bluegrass and blues music at 8 p.m. today at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.

Seating will be limited to allow for dancing room. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Information: 540-665-2878, www.brightboxwinchester.com.

Bach Festival

Eastern Mennonite University will hold a Bach Festival from 3-5 p.m. Sunday in Lehman Auditorium, Harrisonburg.

Featured will be soloists Diane Phoenix-Neal on viola, Joan Griffing and Ralph Allen on violin, Sandra Gerster on oboe, Phillip Chase Hawkins on trumpet and Mary Kay Adams on flute under the direction of conductor Kenneth Nafziger.

Tickets are $27 for adults, $22 for seniors and $5 for ages 22 and younger or $2 extra at the door. Information: 540-432-4582 or www.emu.edu/bach.