Weekend Events

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

Gardens Day
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will celebrate National Public Gardens Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at 901 Amherst St., Winchester.

Enjoy guided garden walks at 10 and 11:30 a.m., kids-only garden yoga at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m., poetry performances by Shenandoah University students from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and a guided gallery talk at 2 p.m.  Admission: free. Information: 888-556-5799.

Ale/beer festival
Sample over 60 beers at the Of Ale & History Beer Tasting Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown. Gates open at 11 a.m.

There will also be food, vendors and live music by the Robbie Limon Band from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Cazhmiere from 3 to 6 p.m.
Tickets: $20 or $25 at the gate. Information: 540-869-2028 or www.bellegrove.org.

Spring carnival
The Fraternal Order of Police will hold its annual spring carnival from 6 to 11 p.m. today and Saturday at Bing Crosby Stadium in Front Royal.

 Kernstown Battlefield
The Kernstown Battlefield will hold an opening day with Pritchard House tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester.

There will be living history demonstrations by Liberty Rifles.

Admission: free. House tours: $3. Information: 540-869-2896 or www.kernstownbattle.org.

Spring show
The Burwell-Morgan Mill will hold its Art at the Mill spring show today through Sunday at 15 Tannery Lane, Millwood.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors or free for children 12 and under. Admission is free for mothers in honor of Mother’s Day. Information: 540-837-1799.

Scott Murray will perform at the First Friday concert from 7 to 10 p.m. today at the Bowman Shannon Cultural Arts Center in Mount Jackson.

Food donations appreciated for the food table. Information: 540-477-4131 or www.theartgroup.org.

Art show/auction
A salvage art show and auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. today at the George Washington Hotel, 103 E. Piccadilly St., Winchester.

Featured will be over 30 local and regional artists, live and silent auctions, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and drinks. Tickets: $45 in advance or $50 at the door. Information: www.habitatwfc.org.

Little Theatre
“Dancing at Lughnasa,” Brian Friel’s play set in Donegal, Ireland, with classic Irish drama and humor, will be performed at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Winchester Little Theatre, 315 W. Boscawen St., Winchester.

Future performances will be held May 12-15 and 19-21. Tickets: range from $15.50 to $19.75. Information: 540-662-3331.

Car show
Owners of antique Hudsons, Essex and Terraplane automobiles will meet at Doc’s Apple Blossom Meet this weekend in Front Royal.

On Saturday there will be an antique car show at  Jim Barnett Park in Winchester. The all-Hudson car show and auto parts flea market will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at Skyline Caverns, located south of Front Royal.  Information: Jon Battle at 540-364-1770 or www.sraaca.com.

Troubadour will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Theatre Shenandoah, 107 Center St., Edinburg. Admission: $10 per person. Information: www.theatreshenandoah.org.