The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:
The third Parks and Pet Extravaganza will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Sherando Park in Stephens City.
Activities include a silent auction to benefit the Frederick County Ester Boyd Animal Shelter, demonstrations by Frederick County Fire and Rescue and Sheriff’s office, sheep herding, contests, car show, adoption parade, color guard demonstration and vendors.
Gardens at Night
The Robbie Limon Band will perform at the Gardens at Night program from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester.
Admission is free for MSV members and children 12 and under or $10 for all others. Information: 540-662-1473 or www.themsv.org.
Who Shot John will perform at the Woodstock ROCS concert from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the W.O. Riley Park. Admission is free.
Evenings on Main
Brent and Co. will perform at the Evenings on Main concert at 7 p.m. today at Ruffner Plaza in Luray. It is sponsored by the Town of Luray Parks and Rec Department.
The Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park south of Middletown will offer a “Battlefield Series” program exploring the Civil War entrenchments at Cedar Creek at 2 p.m. today.
Park Ranger Jim Horn will lead a walking tour that explores their construction and role during the Battle of Cedar Creek.
The free program offers participants more details than regular presentations and the opportunity to see sites not normally open or widely accessible to the general public. Those attending should meet at the Visitor Contact Station in Middletown to car caravan to the site. Information: 540-869-3051 or www.nps.gov/cebe.
History at Sunset
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park south of Middletown will host the History at Sunset program at 6 p.m. today featuring Ranger Shannon Moeck discussing how valley civilians, including former slaves and Confederate veterans, adjusted and adapted to their new environment and went about rebuilding their lives in post-war Shenandoah Valley.
Those attending should meet at the Belle Grove Plantation Manor House. Admission is free. Information: 540-869-3051 or www.nps.gov/cebe.
Women of Rock
A donation-only event celebrating the power of women and to raise funds and awareness for domestic violence victims and their families will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Gazebo in downtown Front Royal.
The show, Women of Rock, will feature female-fronted-only bands as well as two solo female performers from the valley.
Performing will be Abby Lopez, Miss Warren County Fair for 2016; Impeached, a tribute 90s band; Northern Virginia visual/goth band Novarium; Cross The Sea from West Virginia; Echoes of Eden from Winchester and local favorite acoustic artist Brittany Foushee.
The Strasburg Heritage Association will host a tour of the 1772 Stoner-Keller Mill in Fisher’s Hill from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Owners Bill and Martha Erbach will discuss the mill’s history and the recent work done to rebuild the mill dam and get the mill wheel turning again. Light refreshments served. Information: 465-5570.
The Blue Ridge Arts Council will host a reception at 2 p.m. Sunday to open the exhibit “Portraits and Places” on display for two weeks at the Blue Ridge Arts Gallery on Main Street, Front Royal.
The exhibit features paintings by the late Patricia Windrow and three student winners of the 2016 Patricia Windrow Young Artist Awards. The refurbished 1920s Baldwin piano will also be christened during the reception.
The gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: 540-635-9909.
“The Elves and the Shoemaker” will be performed this weekend at the Schultz Theatre, 9357 N. Congress St., New Market.
Performances will be held at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for students and seniors.
Information: 740-9119 or www.schultztheatre.com.
Comedy at WLT
The comedy “The Girl in the Freudian Slip” will be performed this weekend at the Winchester Little Theatre, 315 W. Boscawen St., Winchester.
Performances will be held at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Future performances will be held Sept. 14-17.
Information: 540-662-3331, Valerie O’Keefe at 540-336-2357 or www.wltonline.org.
Barns of Rose Hill
Barns of Rose Hill has announced the following performances will be held this weekend at 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville:
Today: 8 p.m., The Mailmen. Tickets: $8 in advance or $12 at the door.
Sunday: 2-9 p.m., five-year anniversary celebration featuring open mic at 3:30 p.m., Caleb Nei concert at 5 p.m., Ver Azul concert at 6:15 p.m. and The Plank Stompers concert at 7:30 p.m., free admission.
Information: 540-955-2004 or www.barnsofrosehill.org.
Bright Box Theater has announced the following performances will be held this weekend at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester:
Today: 8 p.m., Steve Lauri of The Hollies. Tickets: $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
Saturday: 7 and 10 p.m., DIVAS Drag Show, tickets $20-$30; 8 p.m., WINLife TV founder David Perry & Pals, tickets: $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
Information: 540-665-2878, www.brightboxwinchester.com.
The Route 340 yard crawl will be held on Saturday from Grottoes to Luray. Information: 540-298-8144.
The Town of Broadway will celebrate autumn with a festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on Main Street. Featured will be crafters, antiques, musicians and food.
The National Sporting Library & Museum will hold its sixth annual polo classic fundraising event starting at 11 a.m. Sunday at Great Meadow, 5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains.
Tickets and passes: 540-687-6542 ext. 24 or online at www.nationalsporting.org.
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