Weekend Events

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:

Steam/gas show
The Shenandoah Valley Steam and Gas Association will hold a pageant of steam show today through Sunday at the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Berryville.

Activities include an antique tractor pull, horse pull, mule pull and jump, steam and gas engine displays, crafts, parades, kiddie pedal tractor pull, food and music by Clear Springs on Sunday.

Admission for adults is $7 on Friday and Saturday and $5 on Sunday. Children under 12 are admitted free. Information: www.svsgea.com.

Hite reunion
The Hite family will hold a reunion today through Sunday at Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown with the following activities:

• Today: photographs of Belle Grove’s attic graffiti, National Park Service program, self-guided tours, genealogy workshop with Richard Hite, barbecue supper and walking tour of Belle Grove.
• Saturday: programs on Belle Grove during the Civil War by Docent Wayne Sulfridge, the Hite family during the Civil War by Docent Gene Betit, slavery at Belle Grove by Executive Director Kristen Laise, the Hite surname by Richard Hite and care of family Bibles and other personal papers, tours of Hite family ancestral homes, ice cream social and reunion banquet featuring Rebecca Ebert, archivist at Handley Regional Library.
• Sunday: family portrait taken, brunch, Hite Family Association business meeting.

Registration, information: 540-869-2028 or info@bellegrove.org.

Blandy Farm
The state Arboretum at Blandy Farm in Millwood will hold a full moon walk from 8 to 9:30 p.m. today. Those attending are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring a flashlight.

Admission is $10 for Arboretum members or $12 for nonmembers. Reservations are required by calling 540-837-1758, ext. 224 or visit www.blandy.virginia.edu.

Kunstler exhibit
Explore Mort Kunstler’s youthful drawings, mature illustrations and his Civil War paintings today from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester.

Admission is free for museum members or $10 for all others. Information: 540-662-1473, www.themsv.org.

Winchester Little Theatre
Disney’s “Mulan” will be shown at 2:30 and 7 p.m. today and Saturday at the Winchester Little Theatre, 315 W. Boscawen St., Winchester.
Tickets are $9.99. Information: 540-662-3331.

Bright Box Theater
Comedians John Knight and David Kaye will perform this weekend at 8 p.m. today and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bright Box Theater, 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.

Knight, an everyman storyteller with a signature mocking cynicism and a deadpan cutting edge, has opened for Leon Redbone, Steven Wright and Howie Mandel and appeared on Star Search, Showtime Comedy Club Network and A&E’s Comedy on the Road.

Kaye’s tongue-in-cheek observations have led him to perform with Weird Al Yankovic, Richard Jeni, David Brenner and Drew Carey and on ABC, Comedy Central and dozens of commercials and industrial films.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Information, tickets: 540-665-2878, www.brightboxwinchester.com.

‘The Music Man’
“The Music Man” will be performed at Shenandoah University’s Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre through Aug. 2.

Fast-talking Harold Hill comes to River City, Iowa, to con townspeople into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band, but his plan to leave with the cash is foiled when he falls in love with the town librarian.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday with matinees at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and July 29.

Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors 63 and older or $15 for ages 16 and under. Information: 877-580-8025, www.ssmtva.com.

Music Festival
The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival will have two concerts this weekend at Shrine Mont at Orkney Springs.

• The Fairfax Symphony Pops Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Luke Frazier, featuring Mary Michael Patterson and Hilary Morrow, will perform Rat-Pack-era songs made famous by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland and more at 8 p.m. today. Tickets range from $10 to $39.

• Soprano Jackie Evancho, who rose to stardom when she appeared on America’s Got Talent, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets range from $10 to $59.

Information: 459-3396 or http://musicfest.org.

Gazebo Gatherings
The Blue Ridge Arts Council summer concert series Gazebo Gatherings will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Village Commons in Front Royal. Admission is free.

Bluemont Concert Series
Circa Blue will perform bluegrass music at 7:30 p.m. today as part of the Bluemont Concert Series at the old Frederick County Courthouse in downtown Winchester.

Admission is $4 for Bluemont Friends and senior citizens, $5 for adults or $2 for children under 12.

Bicycle races
There will be two bicycle races this weekend.

• The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo bicycle race will cover 108 miles throughout the Shenandoah Valley today through Sunday starting at the Turner Pavilion in Harrisonburg. Information: 540-246-7673 or www.alpineloopgranfondo.com.

• The Page Valley Cycling Club will hold a time trial bicycle race from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Shenandoah.

The event has been selected as a 2015 championship event for Virginia Cycling Association, as well as part of the Mid-Atlantic Bicycle Racing Association Time Trial Series and a special racing series for Wounded Warriors. Information: 202-365-0186 or www.townofshenandoah.com.

Chris Campbell will entertain at the Kids Riley Outdoor Concert Series program at 10 a.m. Saturday at W.O. Riley Park, Woodstock.

Walking tour
A guided Civil War walking tour of Stephens City will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Admission is $5. Reservations required by calling 540-869-1700.

Barns at Rose Hill
The Barns of Rose Hill at 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville, will hold two events this weekend:

• Caleb Nei Jazz Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for students or free for children 12 and younger when accompanied by an adult.

• Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Buz Carpenter will talk about the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird at 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
Information: 540-955-2004.

Kernstown Battlefield
A special commemorative walking tour of Kernstown Battlefield will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester.
Ranger Jeff Driscoll will examine the stand of the 19th Corps along the Valley Pike from 2 to 4 p.m.

Those attending are encouraged to bring a picnic for a day of lawn games with civilian re-enactors. Admission is free. Information: www,kernstownbattle.org.

Flower show
A free flower show sponsored by the Winchester Council of Garden Clubs will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. Information: 434-953-6661.

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