The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:
Bluemont Concert Series
Hard Swimmin’ Fish will perform at the Bluemont Concert Series program at 7:30 p.m. today at the old Frederick County Courthouse, 20 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.
The blues quartet, together for over 15 years, plays a range of styles covering the country blues of Mississippi and the Piedmont, the urban blues of Chicago and funk-infused varieties with roots in New Orleans.
In case of bad weather the concert will be moved to the First Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Loudoun St.
Admission is $5 per person, $4 for Bluemont Friends and senior citizens and $2 for children under 12. Information: 540-338-4640.
Bud’s Collective, a group of pickers from the hills of West Virginia, will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Woodstock ROCS Concert Series program at W.O. Riley Park.
Food will be sold starting at 6 p.m. Those attending should bring a lawn chair or blanket.
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.
Cross Roads Fest
The blues, soul and rock n’ roll band Who Shot John will perform at the Cross Roads Fest from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at New Market Rebel Park.
Food and beverages as well as a beer and wine garden will be available for purchase. Admission is free. Information: 740-3432.
The Schultz Theatre will present “August: Osage County” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at 9357 N. Congress St., New Market.
Directed by Chris Whitney, the play revolves around a vanished father, a pill-popping mother and three sisters harboring shady little secrets.
Tickets are $13 for adults or $11 for students and seniors. Information: 740-9119 or www.schultztheatre.com.
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold two events this weekend:
• Vibes at the Libes: 12:30-1:30 p.m. today, jam session featuring a talented young musician.
• Magical stories show: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday featuring Dean Alan, the Wizard of Reading, who will use magic tricks to make books come to life for children.
Information: 540-635-3153, ext. 105.
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
The Robbie Limon Band will return to the Gardens at Night program with a ’70s mix of music by the Eagles, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Doobie Brothers and more from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester.
The evening includes free activities for kids from 6 to 8 p.m. Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase. Those attending should bring a lawn chair.
Admission is free to museum members or $10 for nonmembers. Information: 540-662-1473 or themsv.org.
Bright Box Theater
Bright Box Theater at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester, will have two shows this weekend.
• Today: 8 p.m., featuring the Bitter Liberals playing original folk contemporary music. The group, featuring Allen Kitselman and Clark Hansbarger on guitar and lead vocals, Mike Jewell on percussion and Gary McGraw on fiddle, received four 2014 Wammie nominations from the Washington Area Music Association. Tickets are $13 in advance or $18 at the door.
• Saturday: 8 p.m., featuring Orange Sunshine: a Trip to Woodstock, performing their own version of 60’s psychedelic rock-n-roll and blues from Hendrix and Cream to Johnny Winter and Muddy Waters. Dress in your finest 60s attire, bellbottoms, peace signs, flower power, paisley, etc. for a chance to win prizes. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.
Information: 540-665-2878, www.brightboxwinchester.com.
Battle of Guard Hill
The Warren Heritage Society will observe the 151st anniversary of the Battle of Guard Hill today starting at the Society’s Ivy Lodge Museum, 101 Chester St., Front Royal.
An overview of the battlefield will be given at noon followed by the driving tour of the battlefield at 12:45 p.m. with multiple stops between Front Royal and Cedarville.
The cost is $10. Information: 540-636-1446.
History at sunset
A National Park Service Ranger will give a free history program on the Shenandoah Valley at 7 p.m. today at the Star Fort on Fortress Drive, Winchester.
Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown will host Art in the Barn art show and sale from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the plantation’s 1918 bank barn behind the manor house.
Artwork ranges from oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings to pastel drawings and ceramic pieces from more than 20 local artists. There will also be beer, wine and appetizers and bluegrass music by Five of a Kind.
Tickets are $25 per person. Information: www.bellegrove.org.
Aviation open house
Plane Crazy RC’ers will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Plane Crazy field off Suphur Springs Road, Winchester.
Activities will include model aviation demonstrations and exhibitions of remote model aircraft from small-scale park flyers to giant-scale aerobatic models. All proceeds will benefit CCAP. Information: http://planecrazyrc.com
The Sherando Warrior Open Golf Tournament, which supports Warrior athletic teams, will be held Saturday at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, Front Royal.
Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. An after-tourney barbecue and awards ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m.
The cost is $100 per individual player, $350 for foursomes and $400 per foursome with hole sponsorship. Information: email@example.com.
The Winchester SPCA is participating in ClearTheShelters! from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Rockaplenty Adoption & Education Center, 111 Featherbed Lane, Winchester.
Adoption fees will be waived. New pet owners will receive a $45 voucher for spaying and neutering.
Pets available for adoption may be seen on the Center’s Facebook page or at www.petfinder.com.
The center is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Information: 540-662-8616.
A bowling tournament to benefit the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Royal Family Bowling Center, 430 Remount Road, Front Royal.
Money raised from the tournament will benefit Meals on Wheels, WellTran (door-to-door rides), free Medicare insurance counseling, emergency support and many more programs.
The cost is $25 per person with four persons to a team.
Prizes will be given to the top male and female bowler. There will also be a 50/50 raffle.
Registration, information: Jenn Patton at 540-551-2110, Catherine Galvin at SAAA at 540-635-7141, 800-883-4122 or visit www.shenandoahaaa.com.
The Greek Orthodox Church will hold a Greek Festival Saturday and Sunday at 1700 Amherst St., Winchester.
There will be food, desserts, live music, dance, vendors, Greek beer and wine, children’s activities, games and prizes. Information: 540-667-1416.
Luray International Triathlon
Two triathlons will be held this weekend in Luray.
• Now in its 10th year, the Luray International Triathlon will be held Saturday starting at 8 a.m. with a single-loop swim in Lake Arrowhead followed by a 41km bike race and 10k run.
• The Luray Sprint Triathlon will be held Sunday starting at 8 a.m. with a one-loop swim in Lake Arrowhead followed by a 27K bike race and 5K.
The Town of Front Royal and county of Warren will celebrate the Shenandoah River with displays of recreation, environmental concerns and water safety from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Eastham Park, by the boat landing on Luray Avenue. Information: 540-635-5788.
The Bowman-Shannon Cultural Arts Center will hold an artist reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday for stained glass artist Greg Denton at 5998 Main St., Mount Jackson. Information: 477-3117 or www.bscac.org.
National Honey Bee Day
Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will celebrate National Honey Bee Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Beekeepers Doug and Ramona Morris and the Beekeepers of Northern Shenandoah will perform a honey extraction and visitors will learn about beekeeping, how honeybees pollinate flowers, making candles from beeswax and cooking with honey.
Admission is a $5 park entrance fee. Information: 540-592-3556.
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