Weekend Events

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

Heritage Day
The Shenandoah County Historical Society will host its annual Heritage Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Valley Fire Department.

The event will feature displays on general county history with a focus on the Fort Valley area. The Shenandoah Valley Minstrels will provide period music. Information: 540-459-1795.

Museum anniversary
Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum will celebrate its 20th anniversary with special activities from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 19 W. Cork St., Winchester.

Featured will be former world champion frisbee player Gary Auerbach, magician Ryan Phillips, famed choir group Harambe, a cake contest, face painting, awards ceremonies and more.  Admission is a reduced rate of $5 or free for museum members. Information: 540-722-2020.

Concerts
The following concerts will be held at Shenandoah University in Winchester this weekend:
• Today: 8 p.m., Cantus Singers and Shenandoah Chorus present The Bard’s Voice: Texts of William Shakespeare set to music, Goodson Chapel Recital Hall, 1400 L.P. Hill Drive. Tickets: $12.
• Saturday: 8 p.m., Wind Ensemble performs works by Alexandra Gardner, Russell Peck and Kevin Puts, Armstrong Concert Hall, 702 University Drive. Tickets: $12.
• Sunday: 3 p.m., Irish pianist Barry Douglas, gold medal winner of the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano competition, will perform works by Schubert and Brahms, Armstrong Concert Hall. Tickets: $20.
Information: 540-665-4569 or email boxoffice@su.edu.

Children’s fair
The Family Youth Initiative, in partnership with the Smart Beginnings Shenandoah Locality Team and the Shenandoah County Public Schools Early Childhood Program, will host a children’s resource fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at W.W. Robinson Elementary School, Woodstock.

The theme is All Hands on Deck. The fair will provide information on resources available to parents and will be a fun-filled event for children. A clothing giveaway is also planned. Information: Rebekah Schennum at rschennum@nwcsb.com.

Schultz Theatre
The Schultz Theatre will present “The Last of the Dragons” at 6:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at 9357 N. Congress St., New Market.

In the kingdom of Middlefield, there is a tradition. On a princess’ 16th birthday, she is tied to a rock, kidnapped by a dragon, rescued by a prince and lives happily ever after. But what happens when the prince is too afraid to fight, the princess wants to do the rescuing by herself and the dragon is nowhere to be found? Adapted from the story by Edith Nesbit, the performance tells a tale of bravery, intelligence and unexpected friendship.

Tickets: $10 for adults or $8 for students and seniors. Information: 740-9119 or www.schultztheatre.com.

‘Guys and Dolls’
Theatre Shenandoah in Edinburg will present the 1950s musical “Guys and Dolls.”  Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday and again April 15-17.

The plot centers on a wager between Nathan Detroit, New York’s most infamous crap game organizer, and notorious gambler Sky Masterson, and the women in their lives.

Tickets: $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Purchase tickets: at the door, at the Edinburg Mill and are available online at www.theatreshenandoah.org. Information: 430-984-3972.

‘Cinderella’
Warren County High School Theatre’s Maroon Masques will present the musical “Cinderella” at 6:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $11 for adults or $7 for students and children.

Bright Box
Bright Box Theater will have the following concerts this weekend at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.
• Today: 8 p.m., blues guitarist Tom Principato with special guest keyboardist Tommy Lepson. Tickets: $18 in advance or $22 at the door.
• Saturday: 8 p.m., The Bronco Boogie fundraiser for the Equine Rescue League featuring the Mary-eL Band. Tickets: $25 in advance or $30 at the door.
Information: 540-665-2878, www.brightboxwinchester.com.

Library movie
Handley Library will show the G-rated movie “Kit Kittredge” on Saturday at noon.
Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch. Information: www.handleyregional.org.

Book launch, reception

Handley Regional Library will host a book launch and reception for poet and woodworker John Berry, author of “Wobbly Man,” at 4 p.m. Saturday. Information: www.handleyregional.org.

Conservation fundraiser
The National Capital chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers will host an exclusive conservation fundraiser “Winos for Rhinos” from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Barrel Oak Winery in Delaplane.

Featured will be wine tastings, refreshments, one-of-a-kind artwork created by animals from the Smithsonian National Zoological Park for purchase, silent auction and doggy costume contest. You must be 21 to attend.

Tickets begin at $45. Information, tickets: www.ncaazk.org/events/winos-for-rhinos.

Barns of Rose Hill
The Barns of Rose Hill will have a concert, book talk and estate sale on Saturday at 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.
• Estate sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., featuring fine art and home furnishings.
• Book talk: 2 p.m., with historian John R. Maass, author of “The Road to Yorktown: Jefferson, Lafayette and the British Invasion of Virginia.” Free admission.
• Concert: 8 p.m., tribute to Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell featuring singer/songwriters Allison Shapira and Kipyn Martin. Tickets: $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
Information: 540-955-2004 or www.barnsofrosehill.org.

Belle Grove
Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown will have an elegant formal dinner with music by John Tole at 5 p.m. Saturday. Attire is genteel country best or period dress. Tickets are $125 per person.
Information: 540-869-2028 or www.bellegrove.org.

Home/garden show
The Shenandoah Valley Home and Garden Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds in Harrisonburg.

On Saturday there will be a beer garden, food trucks, DIY sessions, classic car show, kid zone and SPCA adoption center. On Sunday there will be food vendors, a kid zone and SPCA adoption center. Information: 540 434-0005.

Car show
Shenandoah University’s Colleges Against Cancer and Hoppers Auto Club will sponsor Cars for a Cause Nostalgic Car Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the former Armory building, 1460 University Drive, Winchester. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Information: 304-261-1303.

Equine extravaganza
The Skyline Riders Horse and Pet 4-H Club will sponsor a spring equine extravaganza starting at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Warren County Fairgrounds.

The event will feature mini horses, carriage driving, Gypsy Vanners, riding and more. Admission is free. Rain date is April 17. Information: Debbie Garrett at 540-422-1625 or Kelly Wright at 540-305-7466.

Children’s choir
The Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir will present its spring concert “Rising on Wings of Song” at 4 p.m. Sunday in Eastern Mennonite University in Lehman Auditorium, Harrisonburg.

The concert will feature hammered dulcimer player Timothy Seaman and Celtic harpist Ann Robinson from Williamsburg.

Admission: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students,  $7 for children 12 and under. Tickets: 540-432-4582 or www.emu.edu/box-office.

Magic Lantern
The Magic Lantern Theater will host a screening of the PG-13 rated Academy Award nominated documentary “The Salt of the Earth” at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.

The documentary examines the life, work and travels of renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado.

Tickets: $8 or $5 for MLT/BRH and Museum of the Shenandoah Valley members. Information: 540-955-2004, www.barnsofrosehill.org or 540-678-0963, www.magiclanterntheater.org.

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