Weekend Events

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

Heritage Day
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will celebrate Heritage Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 901 Amherst St., Winchester.

This free event, presented with the Shenandoah Valley Genealogical Society, includes lectures and information tables hosted by research organizations to help people research their family histories. Expert genealogist Shelley Murphy will present “Genealogy 101″ at 10:30 a.m. and “Beginner Challenges of African-American Genealogy Research” at 1:30 p.m.

Registration is not required. Tickets are on a first-come first-served basis. Information: 540-662-1473 or themsv.org.

Blandy Farm
The State Arboretum at Blandy Farm will hold a young naturalist program, eco inventors program and annual seed exchange on Saturday at 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce.

• The young naturalist program, which gets kids outdoors to explore nature in winter, will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. for children in grades 1-3 and 12:30 to 3 p.m. for children in grades 4-6. Both groups will then meet from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Programs include observation, hands-on activities, crafts, snack and time outside.
• The young naturalist eco-inventors program will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. for grades 1-3 and 12:30-3 p.m. for grades 4-6. Kids will discover more about the ways we combine biology and engineering in our everyday lives.
• The sixth annual seed exchange will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library. Meet Forrest Pritchard, author of “Growing Tomorrow” at 11 a.m. People can bring seeds, plants, roots or cuttings to trade with fellow gardeners. Do not bring any alien invasive plants.

Admission is $17 for FOSA members or $25 for nonmembers. Four or more spaces are $15 for FOSA members or $20 for nonmembers. Information: 540-837-1758.

Bright Box
Comedy, punk rock and roll and New Jersey soul and swagger will be featured this weekend at Bright Box Theater, 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.
• Irwin Loring will host comedians Tony Woods and Jim Meyer with three shows at 8 p.m. today and 8 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. VIP tickets are $20. Recommended for ages 18 and older.
• Zombini the Clown will open for the Daycare Swindlers and Hudson Falcons at 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8 or $10 at the door.
Information: 540-665-2878, www.brightboxwinchester.com.

Conservatory concerts
The Shenandoah University Conservatory will present senior dance concerts at 8 p.m., today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday featuring choreography and performances by 11 dance seniors from the class of 2016 along with other members of the Shenandoah Dance Ensemble. Tickets range from $5 o $12.
Information, tickets: 540-665-4569.

 

‘Shrek’ shown
Bowman Library in Stephens City will show the PG-rated movie “Shrek” at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch. Information: www.handleyregional.org.

Barns of Rose Hill
Barns of Rose Hill will host the Bumper Jacksons at 8 p.m. Saturday. The concert featuring ragtime dances and roadhouse drinking songs at 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door; 12 and under admitted free. Information: 540-955-2004 or www.barnsofrosehill.org.

Oyster/wine festival
The River District Arts Center will sponsor an oyster and wine pairing festival all day Saturday at 3 River Lane, Sperryville.

Taste the wines that won best oyster pairing wine on the East Coast paired with Rappahannock River oysters, Chincoteague Old Salts and Chesapeake Bay oysters. Admission is free. You pay only for what you consume. Information: 540-987-8330.

Bridal marketplace
Millwood Station will hold a winter bridal marketplace from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at 252 Costello Drive, Winchester.
The event will showcase leading wedding venues, accommodations and wedding professionals. Information: www.blueridgebridalshow.com.

Crafts festival
The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Sunday at the Dulles Expo Center, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center Drive, Chantilly.

More than 250  artisans will have one-of-a-kind items in sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, wood, metal, furniture, home accessories, leather, photography and fine art.  The festival will also feature music, children’s entertainment and specialty food vendors.

Tickets are $8 online or $10 at the door. Children under 12 admitted free. Parking is free. Information: 800-210-9900 or www.sugarloafcrafts.com.

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