The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will present Shakespeare in the Garden with a performance of “Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 5:30 p.m. today and 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday on the lawn of the Glen Burnie House, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. Those attending are encouraged to bring a chair, blanket and picnic.
Admission is $10 for Museum members, students and faculty and $15 for all others. Information: 540-662-1473 ext. 240, 888-556-5799 or www.themsv.org.
Battlefield Park opens
The Third Winchester Battlefield Park on Redbud Road will open this weekend with events commemorating the 151st anniversary of the Third Battle of Winchester.
Featured today through Sunday will be a battlefield driving tour, ranger and living history programs, kids camp, artillery demonstrations, battlefield walking tours, battle demonstrations, a book signing with author Col. Ralph Peters and special programs at Star Fort. Downtown walking tours are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today in front of the Old Court House Civil War Museum at 20 N. Loudoun St. Admission is $5.
Information: 740-4545 or www.shenandoahatwar.org.
Edinburg Ole Time Festival
The Edinburg Ole Time Festival will be held starting at 5 p.m. today through 5 p.m. Sunday.
Featured will be music, arts and crafts, food, children’s activities, duck race, hay rides, bed race, Civil War events, ole time baseball and basketball games, antique cars and tractors, wine tasting and parade. Information: www.edinburgoletimefestival.org.
Berryville concert series
Berryville Main Street will host Music in the Park from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Rose Hill Park featuring Allan James performing original rock music. Those attending are encouraged to bring chairs, a blanket and a picnic dinner. Weather cancellations will be posted on Facebook and at www.berryvillemainstreet.org. Information: 540-955-4001.
Schultz Theatre in New Market will present “The Music Man” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Information, tickets: 740-9119.
The Royal Lipizzan stallions will be at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds in Berryville with performances at 6:30 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for ages 6-12 in advance or $18 for adults or $12 for ages 6-12 at the gate. Children under 6 free. Information: Sylvia Wilson at 540-665-5758 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Barns of Rose Hill
Two programs will be offered this weekend at Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville:
- Today: 6:30 p.m., Arthur Pope will talk about the making of his book, “Carry me Back: An American Journey in Time and Place,” about his family history in the 19th and 20th centuries in Berryville. Admission is free.
- Saturday: 7 p.m., Yesterday Swing Orchestra will play Big Band music from Glen Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland and more. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Children free when accompanied by an adult.
Information: 540-955-2004 or www.barnsofrosehill.org.
Bright Box Theater
The Bright Box Theater will have two bands perform this weekend at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.
- Today: 8 p.m., BeatlepaBlooza with Terry Oates & the Mudcats. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
- Saturday: 8 p.m., The Corey Harris Band with Husky Burnette. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.
Information: 540-665-2878, www.brightboxwinchester.com.
Fall plant/bulb sale
The Edith Johnson Carrier Arboretum at James Madison University will hold a fall plant and bulb sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Saturday at the Frances Plecker Education Center and the Ernst Tree Terrace, 780 University Blvd., Harrisonburg. Information: 540-568-3194 or www.jmu.edu/arboretum.
Dog park benefit
The Mount Jackson-Edinburg Rotary Club will hold a “Walk-Dash for the Dogs” (with or without your dog) at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the Edinburg Town Park to benefit the Mount Jackson Dog Park.
Registration is $25 in advance, which includes a free T-shirt, or $30 on Saturday.
A prize will be given for the best-dressed dog. Current rabies tag required. Registration, information: Malinda at 540-325-2524 or Sandi at 540-335-2557.
Apple Harvest Festival
The Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Frederick County Fairgrounds.
The event features hard cider, craft beer and wine tastings, a farm-to-table area, crafts vendors, food, apple displays, apple pie-eating contest, live music and kids activities.
The Discovery Museum will hold a carnival for adults at 7 p.m. Saturday at 19 W. Cork St., Winchester. Enjoy a night out with spirits, carousel of games, challenges and prizes. Tickets are $85. Information: 540-722-2020.
The Front Royal Kiwanis Club will hold a car and vehicle show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Front Royal Moose Lodge. Admission is free for spectators. The vehicle entry fee is $20. Vehicles dated 1985 and earlier are eligible to enter. Prizes will be awarded and there will be door prizes, 50/50 drawing and food and drinks. Information: Tom at 540-635-5341.
Presidential scandals seminar
Charles P. Lickson, an attorney, teacher and author, will present a program titled “Presidential Scandals: the Accusations, Truths and Consequences” at 2 p.m. Saturday at Handley Library. Information: Barbara Dickinson at 540-662-6046, ext. 31.
Winchester Little Theatre
The last weekend of “Hallelujah Girls” will be performed Saturday and Sunday at the Winchester Little Theatre, 315 W. Boscawen St. Tickets are $15.50 to $19.75. Information: 540-662-3331.
Blandy Experiemental Farm in Boyce will have a program exploring the night sky by telescope from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Parkfield Learning Center.
Members will guide participants in using a variety of telescopes to search the night sky for stars, planets, constellations and galaxies. Dress for the weather. Attendance is $10 for Arboretum members or $12 for nonmembers. Information, registration: 540-837-1758 or www.blandy.virginia.edu.
Sky Meadows State Park
Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will hold the following programs this weekend:
- Monarchs Rule: noon-4 p.m. Saturday, habitat loss has caused monarch butterfly populations to reach dangerously low numbers. Free.
- Astronomy for Everyone: 7-10 p.m., Saturday. Free admission. Parking is $5 per vehicle.
- Meet the beekeepers: 1-3 p.m. Sunday, meet apiarists Doug and Ramona Morris of the Beekeepers of Northern Shenandoah. Free admission.
- Coffee of the Blockade: 1-4 p.m., Log Cabin in historic area. Free admission.
Agriculture Day will be celebrated from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the Loudoun Street Mall. Buy produce from local farmers, see animals and tractors, enjoy cooking demonstrations, live music and children’s activities.
Indie & Folk Festival
The Sundown Indie & Folk Festival will be held from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday at 740 Merriman’s Lane, Winchester. Enjoy a full day’s collaboration of eclectic artists, crafters and pioneering independent music. Information: www.sundownfest.com.
Berryville yard sale
The annual Berryville yard sale, hosted by Berryville Main Street, will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday along Main Street. Information: 540-955-4001 or www.berryvillemainstreet.org.
Pup pool party
The New Market Community Pool will hold a summer’s end pup pool party from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 9670 Cadet Road. The party is open to dogs over 6 months old. Door prizes will include treats for you and your pups that have been provided by local New Market businesses.
A picnic for all Marines, past and present, and Fleet Marine Force Corpsmen and their families will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the American Legion Post 21 shelter area on state Route 7 in Winchester, across from the Sheetz gas station. Reservations are required by Saturday by calling 540-323-7605 or 540-327-0327.
‘Mr. Joy’ at Forbes Center
Playwright and performer Daniel Beaty will return to Forbes Center in Harrisonburg to perform his solo play “Mr. Joy” at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets range from $30 to $32. Information: 540-568-7000 or www.jmuforbescenter.com.