Weekend Events

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

Empty Bowl supper
The Empty Bowl Supper featuring soups prepared by six local chefs will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church, 14 W. 1st St., Front Royal.

This year’s event will benefit House of Hope, Warren County’s rehabilitative homeless program for men.

There will also be home-made breads, cookies, silent auction, basket bonanza with items donated by local businesses and private individuals and a one-of-a-kind bowl painted by professional potters, school children and others in the community to take home.


Battle of Kernstown
The Kernstown Battlefield Association will commemorate the 154th anniversary of the First Battle of Kernstown on Saturday.

Gary L. Ecelbarger, author of “We Are In For It! The First Battle of Kernstown,” will give a guided tour of the battlefield at 9 a.m. Other activities include tours of the 1854 Pritchard House and artillery demonstration.

The Battlefield will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. On March 23, the battle’s anniversary date, the Battlefield will also be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Information: 540-869-2896, 202-302-9129 or www.kernstownbattle.org.

Conservatory concerts
Shenandoah Conservatory has announced the following concerts will be held this weekend in Armstrong Concert Hall, 702 University Drive, Winchester:
• Today: 8 p.m., the Jazz Ensemble will perform “Into the Stratosphere: Remembering Maynard Ferguson.” Tickets are $12.
• Saturday: 8 p.m., the Symphony Orchestra will perform works by Ravel, Rutter and Stravinsky. Tickets are $12.
Information: www.su.edu/performs.
‘The Cat’s Meow’
The Winchester Little Theatre will show the film “The Cat’s Meow,” based on the true story of a mysterious Hollywood death on board William Randolph Hearst’s yacht in 1924, at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 315 W. Boscawen St., Winchester.Tickets range from $15.50 to $19.75. Information: 540-662-3331, Valerie O’Keefe at 540-336-2357 or www.wltonline.org.

Schultz Theatre
The Schultz Theatre will present “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown,” based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles Schulz, at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at 9357 N. Congress St., New Market.

Tickets are $15 for adults or $12 for students. Information: 740-9119 or www.schultztheatre.com.

Bright Box Theater
Bright Box Theater has announced the following concerts will be held this weekend at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester:
• Today: 8 p.m., featuring Runa performing Celtic roots music. Tickets are $12.
• Saturday: 8 p.m., Family Is Forever presents Litz with special guest Squids of Tomorrow. Tickets are $10.
Information: 540-665-2878, www.brightboxwinchester.com.

Library movie

Bowman Library in Stephens City will show the PG-rated movie “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” on Saturday at 1 p.m.  Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch. Information: www.handleyregional.org.

Grace Notes concert

Grace Notes, featuring musicians and singers from around the Shenandoah Valley performing folk, Broadway, sacred, jazz and classical music on a variety of instruments, will give a free concert from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday in Old Town Winchester, 403 S. Loudoun St.

Food drive/fair

Bright Futures-Frederick County will hold a food drive and community fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at its Distribution Center, 178 Indian Hollow Road (the former Frederick County Public Schools Transportation facility).

Admission is free with a donation of non-perishable, child-friendly food items (no glass containers) to benefit the organization’s Food Pack program, which provides food each Friday to about 300 students whose families have difficulty providing food to their children on weekends.

The event will feature a variety of children’s activities including a moon bounce, face painting, crafts and games. There will also be vendor displays and refreshments for sale. Information: Nancy Mango at 540-667-2490 or mangon@fcpsk12.net.

Barns of Rose Hill
Barns of Rose Hill will host the following events this weekend at 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville:
• Spring fling: 7-11 p.m., Saturday. Benefit the Ability Fitness Center, a regional therapeutic facility. Music by The Woodshedders, food, drinks, silent auction. A suggested donation of $50 per person is all-inclusive and proceeds will be used to buy specialized equipment.
• Classical music concert: 4 p.m., Sunday. Featuring Corda Nova Baroque performing works by Purcell, Hume, Lawes, Young and Butler. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Children 12 and younger admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Information: 540-955-2004 or www.barnsofrosehill.org.

Performing Arts Luray
Magician and comedian Joe Holiday will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Performing Arts Luray, One E. Main St., Luray.  Tickets range from $8 to $15. Information, tickets: 540-743-1133 or www.performingartsluray.org.

Arts/craft show

The Rockingham County Fairgrounds in Harrisonburg will host a spring arts and crafts show and sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the main exhibit hall. Admission and parking is free.

Youth symphony
The Shenandoah Valley Youth Symphony will hold its spring concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in Lehman Auditorium at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg. Admission is a $7 donation to support the group.

Benefit concert
Good Company, a six-member a cappella ensemble based in Harrisonburg, will give a concert to benefit the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 660 S. Main St., Harrisonburg. Admission is free. Donations accepted. Information: 540-432-4367.

Sporting library 
The National Sporting Library & Museum will hold a coffee reception to meet Peter Corbin from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg.

Corbin’s exhibit, Line Dance: the Art of Fly Fishing, will be on display. Admission is $5 or free for museum members. Information: 540-687-6542 ext. 25 or www.nationalsporting.org.

Oak Ridge Boys
The Oak Ridge Boys will give two concerts at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday at the Barns at Wolf Trap in Vienna. Information, tickets: 703-255-1900.