Vintage Woodstock Festival
The annual Vintage Woodstock Festival, with music by Souled Out, will be held from 6-10 p.m. today at Court Square on West Court Street.
The state Arboretum at Blandy Farm in Boyce will hold a firefly festival from 8-9:30 p.m. today.
The festival will feature an illustrated talk for adults and older kids in the library and outdoor crafts, activities and a short talk for families with younger children followed by going outside to watch fireflies in action.
Registration, information: 540-837-1753, ext. 224 or http://blandy.virginia.edu.
Featured will be dancing, artisans and crafters, food vendors, wine and beer garden and children’s activities. Information: 459-2542 or www.woodstockvachamber.com.
Friday Night Live
Old Town Winchester will celebrate Friday Night Live with music, food vendors and entertainment from 5:30-10 p.m. today. Information: 540-533-3660.
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 (Child of God).
Tickets are $15 for adults or $12 for students and senior citizens. Information: 540-740-9119 or www.schultztheatre.com.
The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum at 19 W. Cork St., Winchester, will hold the following activities:
• The annual trout release will held from 4-6 p.m. today at Red Bud Run. Adopt a trout for $10 and join SVDM and Trout Unlimited for a farewell celebration. Mr. Mark will be on hand singing this year’s rendition of the Trout Release song.
• Enjoy Lego games, design challenges and Lego programming for all ages from 6-8 p.m. today. There will also be a full-size Volvo XC90 replica made of over 200,000 Lego bricks on display. Admission is $8 for members or $10 for nonmembers. Information: 540-722-2020.
Samuels Public Library will hold the following events:
• Vibes at the Libes drum circle, a free lunchtime music series, with Caden Williams and Christopher Szuba will be held at 12:30 p.m. today.
• A free “Painting to the Rhythm” craft class for adults to experiment with different painting techniques will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Registration required by calling 540-635-3153.
The Gazebo Gatherings Summer Concert Series, sponsored by the Blue Ridge Arts Council, will be held from 7-9 p.m. today at the Gazebo in downtown Front Royal.
Summer Music Theatre
“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” will be presented as part of Shenandoah University’s Summer Music Theatre series at 8 p.m. today through Sunday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Ohstrom-Bryant Theatre, 1460 University Drive, Winchester.
The musical farce is set in ancient Rome with a crafty slave, his young master, a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan and a plot full of twists, turns, mistaken identities, slamming doors and a showgirl or two.
Tickets range from $15 to $30. Information: 877-580-8025 or www.ssmtva.com.
The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, under the direction of Kenneth Nafziger, will be held from 7:30-9:30 p.m. today at Lehman Auditorium at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg.
Tickets are $27 for adults, $22 for seniors and $5 for ages 22 and younger. Tickets are $2 more at the door. Information: 540-432-4582 or www.emu.edu/bach/tickets.
Tale of two cemeteries
A park ranger will give a program exploring Mt. Hebron Cemetery and the Winchester National Cemetery from 7-9 p.m. today. Those attending should meet at the parking area on West Street. Information: 540-869-3051.
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley at 901 Amherst St., Winchester, will hold the following activities:
• Nick Powers, curator of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, will launch “Treasures from the Vault” program series discussing decorative historic documents known as fraktur at 2 p.m. today. Admission is $10 or free to museum members.
• Explorers ages 4 and older will look at and talk about the new Beauty in Botany exhibition of botanical art in the Glen Burnie House and then go into the gardens to find inspiration for making their own botanical works of art from 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. Admission is $3 per child for members or $5 per child for nonmembers. Admission for adults is free when accompanying children.
• Celebrate the museum’s 10th anniversary with a 1960s summer soiree from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday in the Glen Burnie House and gardens. Terry Oates and the Mudcats will provide music. Both the lady and gentleman with the most-inspired 1960s look will each win a $100 gift certificate and everyone will be entered in a free drawing to win 10 tickets to Gardens at Night. Tickets are $25 for MSV members or $35 for nonmembers.
To register, call 540-662-1473 ext. 240 or go online at www.theMSV.org.
Bright Box Theater
The Bright Box Theater at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester, will sponsor the following performances:
• The Pietasters with the Daycare Swindlers will perform ’60s, R&B and punk music at 8 p.m. today. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door.
• The Secret Society Press will be selling new and used records and discounting all vinyl from 7-8 p.m. today.
• Diablo Dimes, Stuck on Blue and Betty & the Badasses will give free performances of rock and roll, reggae-rock and blues at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Information: 540-665-2878 or www.brightboxwinchester.com
South Street Market
The South Street Barn Market in Woodstock will celebrate Dairy Month with members of the Lebanon Church 4-H Club serving hand-dipped black raspberry, cookie dough and chocolate Garber’s Ice Cream from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
Raffle tickets will be sold to support Luke’s Backpack, a local nonprofit that helps feed Shenandoah County’s hungry children. Also featured will be a petting zoo from 10 a.m.-noon and vendors selling fruits, vegetables, baked goods, plants, honey, furniture, pottery, soaps, chocolates, popcorn and nuts.
Soap box derby
A soap box derby will be held from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Paul Bates Raceway in Culpeper. Information: 540-825-3722 or www.culpepersoapboxderby.com.
The Harrisonburg-Rockingham African-American Festival will be held from noon-6 p.m. Saturday at Ralph Sampson Park, 431 E. Washington St., Harrisonburg. Enjoy crafts, art, music, food and exhibitors. Information: 540-433-9168.
Antique car show
Sully’s annual antique car show, co-sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Authority and the Model A Ford Club of America, will be held from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday at 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly.
Enjoy music of Jumpin’ Jupiter and the New Old Time String Band and tour the first floor of the 1794 home of northern Virginia’s first congressman, Richard Bland Lee. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $7 for children. Information: 703-437-1794.
The Forbes Center and James Madison University’s School of Theatre and Dance will host musical theatre performances featuring classics from “Singin’ in the Rain,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Marry Poppins,” Meet Me in St. Louis,” and other favorites at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Mainstage Theatre.
For tickets or more information: 540-568-7000 or www.jmu.edu/forbescenter.
Dog walk for vets
Graham Breedlove, noted trumpet soloist with the U. S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” in Washington, D.C., will kick off the Dog Walk for Vets event from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday on the Vienna Town Green at the corner of Maple Avenue and Mill Street.
The $25 registration fee per dog includes a bandanna and a Veterans Moving Forward pin. Dog washes are also available for $15 each. Funds raised will help VMF provide service dogs and canine therapy services to veterans with physical and mental health challenges at no cost to the veteran.
The event is sponsored by the Vienna Presbyterian Church. Information: Ellen Field, 703-585-8727 or www.vetsfwd.org.
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