The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:
The Village of Waterford in Loudoun County will hold its annual fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Sunday.
Featured are juried artisans, food, music, colonial and Civil War-era re-enactments, hands-on demonstrations, art and photography exhibits and private historic home tours.
Admission is $16. Information: 540-882-3018.
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will open an exhibit of work by Shenandoah Valley artist Jim Costello today at 901 Amherst St., Winchester as part of a series of exhibits on living contemporary artists.
The exhibit, on display through July, is titled “Dynamics of Desire: the Evocative Works of Jim Costello.” It includes 20 paintings and drawings, many never seen by the public.
Admission is $10 or $8 for seniors and youth ages 13 to 18 and free for ages 12 and younger. Admission is free every Wednesday.
Information: 540-662-1473 or www.themsv.org.
Art at the Mill
The Burwell-Morgan Mill and the Clarke County Historical Association will hold its fall Art at the Mill show today through Oct. 16 at 15 Tannery Lane, Millwood.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and free for children 12 and under.
The mill is open Sunday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information: 540-837-1799 or www.burwellmorganmill.org.
Bright Box Theater has announced the following events happening this weekend at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester:
• Today: 8 p.m., music by Furnace Mountain with Someone To Ride The River With. Tickets: $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
• Saturday: 8 p.m., concert by Souled Out. Tickets: $10 or $12.
• Sunday: 5 and 8:30 p.m., comedy of Matt Kazam. Tickets range from $20 to $25.
Information: 540-665-2878, www.brightboxwinchester.com.
Blue Mountain Road 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: 477-4131 or www.theartgroup.org.
N-SSA fall nationals
The North-South Skirmish Association will hold its fall nationals’ shooting competition of Civil War firearms and artillery today through Sunday at Fort Shenandoah, 480 Chalybeate Springs Road, Winchester.
Jazz 4 Justice
The James Madison University Jazz Ensemble and faculty will host Jazz 4 Justice featuring hits from the Big Band Swing Era at 8 p.m. today at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts in Harrisonburg.
A reception will be held at 7 p.m. where musicians are welcome to bring their instruments to participate in a post-concert jam session.
The concert will benefit Blue Ridge Legal Services and JMU’s School of Music scholarships. Tickets are $10-$16. Information: 540-568-7000 or www.jmuforbescenter.com.
The Virginia Youth Ballet will present “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” and lecture demonstrations at 9:30 a.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday at Vostrikov’s Academy of Ballet in Winchester.
Tickets are $2 for today’s school performance and $7 on Saturday. Information, tickets: 540-665-0343.
‘My Fair Lady’
The Schultz Theatre will present “My Fair Lady” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at 9357 N. Congress St., New Market.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.
Future performances will be held Oct. 14-16.
Information: 740-9119 or www.schultztheatre.com.
Meet the Author
Civil War author Bill Miller will discuss his book “Decision at Tom’s Brook” at 4 p.m. Saturday sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation at the Old Court House Civil War Museum, 20 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.
Information: Terry Heder at 740-4545 ext. 206 or 540-333-2545.
Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will celebrate Farm Fall Days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays this month.
The theme this weekend will be agriculture. Visitors can experience corn production, help shuck this year’s harvest, try hand-grinding flour and meet baby animals. Other activities include a corn maze, pick your own pumpkin, live music, barbecue, a kid’s play area and historic house tours.
Information: 540-592-3556 or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.
Bowman Library in Stephens City will host a family film and picnic at 1 p.m. Saturday showing the film “Up.”
Those attending are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and blanket. Library teens will be serving popcorn and lemonade. The movie is free. Information: 540-622-9041.
The final program in the National Park Service Battlefield Series will be “Boys, When They Come, Aim Low and Give Them One God Steady Fire!” at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hupp’s Hill Civil War Park in Strasburg.
Park Ranger Jeff Driscoll will describe the important but largely forgotten Battle of Hupp’s Hill and its impact on Cedar Creek six days later.
Admission is free. Information: 540-869-3051 or visit www.nps.gov/cebe.
The Barns of Rose Hill will offer a free student art workshop with Tia Maggio on pencils and colored pencils from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.
Registration required by calling 540-955-2004 or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.
Belle Grove Plantation south of Middletown will hold its dinner series event featuring the rock cover band Movin’ On from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the 1918 Bank Barn.
Attire is casual. Tickets are $20 per person. Information: 540-869-2028 or www.bellegrove.org.
The state Arboretum at Blandy Farm in Boyce will hold its fall festival and plant sale, ArborFest, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The event features guided tours, hayrides, tree climbing demonstration, children’s activities, pumpkin carving, plastic pot recycling, pet the Alpacas, fall bulb sales and cider tasting.
Admission is $10 per car or save $3 by paying online by today. Information: 540-837-1758 or www.blandy.virginia.edu.
A reception for the quilt artists of the Floyd, Virginia, Guild’s “A Potpourri of Quilts” exhibit will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Virginia Quilt Museum, 301 S. Main St., Harrisonburg.
The exhibit features two challenge groupings, Black and White and Red allover and Tulip Mania.
Admission is $7, $5 for students or free for museum members and children under 5. Information: 540-433-3818.
Cops & Cones
The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office will host its first Cops & Cones event with free kid’s cones given to area children from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Packs Ice Cream at both locations on state Route 50 North at 2021 N. Frederick Pike and state Route 50 West at 2580 Northwestern Pike, Winchester.
Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland, along with some of his deputies, will be on hand. The department’s bloodhound Bleu will also be at one of the two stands.
Theatre Shenandoah has postponed its production of “The Crucible,” by Arthur Miller, until Oct. 14 at 107 Center St., Edinburg, Information: 984-3972, www.theatreshenandoah.org.
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