Weekend Events

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

Apple Crawl
Aids Response Effort will host the Old Town Apple Crawl from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Registration beings at 50/50 Taphouse with seven participating restaurants offering drinks and appetizers.

The cost is $25. Registrants must be 21 to participate. Pre-registration includes a goodie bag, Apple LED pin and a wristband for the after party from 9 to 11 p.m. at Brewbaker’s Restaurant. Information, tickets: https://2015applecrawl.eventbrite.com or www.facebook.com/AidsResponseEffort.

Tails, Ales
The Humane Society of Warren County will hold its Tails and Ales fundraiser Saturday at the Front Royal Moose Lodge.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy dinner, ales and a chance at winning the $1,000 grand prize as part of the cash fair and silent auction event. Only 250 tickets will be sold. Information, tickets: 540-635-4734, ext 221.

Wine festival
The Yellow Barn at Shenandoah Caverns will hold its annual Shenandoah Uncorked Wine Festival from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at 470 Caverns Road, Quicksburg.

Featured will be more than 10 Virginia wineries, food, fine crafts, local agricultural displays including antique tractors, and free kids events that include mini barrel train rides, magic shows and pedal tractor races.  Admission is free. Wine tastings are $15 and include a souvenir wine glass. Information: 477-2432 or 477-3115.

Bright Box
The Bright Box Theater will have the following programs this weekend at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester:
• Today: 8 p.m. performance by David Lang, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in music for “The Little Match Girl Passion,” based on a fable by Hans Christian Andersen and Lang’s own rewriting of the libretto to Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion. Tickets are $15.
• Saturday: 7 and 10 p.m., DIVA’s drag show featuring Shi-Queeta-Lee and a cast of celebrity female impersonators. Tickets range from $20 to $30. Must be 18 or older.
Information: 540-665-2878, www.brightboxwinchester.com.

‘Seussical’
St. John’s Drama Club will present “Seussical,” a musical featuring characters from 15 of Dr. Seuss classics, at Skyline High School in Front Royal. The Cat in the Hat will serve as host and emcee.

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday and again at 1 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 and 3 p.m. Nov. 22.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children 3 and older, students and seniors 65 and over. The Saturday/Sunday matinee special is a maximum of $30 per family (parents and minor children only). Information: Johanna Naccash at 540-636-2929, email at naccash@hotmail.com or www.stjohnsdramaclub.wix.com.

Training camp
Handley Library will host a Jedi training camp for families at 2 p.m. Saturday in anticipation of the new Star Wars movie.
Activities will include crafts, puzzles, games and light snacks. Those attending are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Star Wars character.

Stories ALIVE!
The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum will host Stories ALIVE! featuring area story tellers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at 19 W. Cork St., Winchester. Admission is $8 for members or $10 for nonmembers. Information: 540-722-2020 or www.discoverymuseum.net.

Holiday bazaar
The Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold a holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the exhibit building at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds. Featured will be crafts, baked goods and hourly door prize drawings.

Tapestry project
The Shenandoah Valley Tapestry-A Journey Through Time Project is recreating Page Huff Dillon’s painting “Winchester and Frederick County, Virginia” through needlework with stitch-ins, workshops and story times at Handley Library.

Margaretta Barton Colt will speak about her book “Defend the Valley” and how it inspired Dillon’s painting at 2 p.m. Saturday at the library.  Colt will speak about her new memoir, “Marital Bliss: the Story of the Military Bookman,” which describes the Colts’ antiquarian bookstore and how it provided the impetus for writing the first book.  An artwork exhibit will be on display from noon to 5 p.m. on the lower level of the library.  At a second event at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Kernstown Battlefield Association Visitor Center, Colt will talk about her first book.

The Shenandoah Valley Tapestry is the joint creation of the Winchester chapter of the Embroiders’ Guild of America, Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, Friends of Handley Regional Library, Kernstown Battlefield Association, Preservation of Historic Winchester and the Multicultural Club Collage. Information: Christine Forbes, 540-662-9041, ext. 28.

Schultz Theatre
Schultz Theatre in New Market will present the comedy/drama “Painting Churches” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.  The play revolves around Gardner and Fanny Church, who are preparing to move out of their Beacon Hill house to their summer cottage on Cape Cod.

Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for students and seniors. A second weekend of performances will be held Nov. 20-22. Information, tickets: 740-9119 or www.schultztheatre.com.

Luray Caverns
As a special tribute to those who serve their communities, Luray Caverns is offering free admission today through Sunday in observance of Veterans Day to active duty military, reservists, retirees and veterans who show proof of military service.

Astronomy program
Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will hold an astronomy program from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The evening begins with a “Junior Astronomer” program for children ages 5-12 followed by a multimedia presentation on the latest in U.S. space research and then a tour the night sky with a volunteer star guide and a look at deep space through Btelescopes provided by Northern Virginia Astronomy Club members.

If the sky is cloudy, only the “Junior Astronomer” and multimedia programs will be presented. Admission is free although parking for this event is $5 per vehicle.

‘La Boheme’

Virginia Opera presents “La Boheme” at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax.

Set in Paris’ Latin Quarter, the play follows starving young artists struggling to survive and fulfill their dreams, getting by on passion, friendship, humor and a lust for life. Tickets range from $48 to $98. Information: 888-945-2468 or www.cfa.gmu.edu.

Oatlands
The Oatlands Historic House and Gardens in Leesburg will offer two programs this weekend:
• The 29th Infantry Division will present a living history program on the life of a soldier during World War II from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Veterans and active military admitted free. Tickets: $8 plus a grounds or house tour ticket.
• Archaeology walking tour led by Dr. David Clark of the Loudoun Archaeological Foundation from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Wear comfortable shoes. Tickets: $5 per person or $10 per family. Information: 703-777-3174 or www.oatlands.org.

“Timbuktu” screening
The Magic Lantern Theater will show the film “Timbuktu,” which portrays a community facing an Islamic fundamentalist invasion, at 4 p.m. Sunday at Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.

The movie, rated PG, is in Arabic and Bambara with English subtitles. Admission: $8 or $5 for Barns of Rose Hill  or Magic Lantern Theater members.
Information: 540-678-0963 or www.magiclanterntheater.org.

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