Weekend Events

Ghost tours
Learn of the restless spirits seen and heard in the streets and historic buildings of Old Town from an expert guide today through Monday. Only advance tickets sold by calling 540-542-1326 or at 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester.

Howl-O-Ween
All Dogs Matter, a community outreach program in Front Royal for dogs, will host a Howl-O-Ween Fun Fest from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Front Royal Fire Department on Commerce Avenue.

Activities include a moon bounce, food, crafters and other vendors, games for kids and dogs, a dog costume parade at 2 p.m. and more. Participants and dogs are encouraged to come in costume. All proceeds benefit several local rescues.

Cat show
Cat Fanciers of Washington will host its holiday-themed cat show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Body Renew Fitness and Family Sports Center in Winchester.

Judges will choose their Top 10 in the pedigreed cats category and there will also be a household pet competition. There will be a cats-only vet on hand to discuss health care and the Feline Foundation of Greater Washington will have cats and kittens available for adoption. General admission is $6, $16 for a family of four, $4 for seniors 65 and older and children 5-12, and free for children under 5.

Lantern tours
The Virginia Museum of the Civil War in New Market will hold lantern tours on Saturday with costumed interpreters reliving the experiences of Union and Confederate soldiers and the Bushong family the evening after the Battle of New Market on May 15, 1864.
Tours will be held every 15 minutes between 7 and 8:45 p.m. The program is family friendly and suitable for all ages. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6 to 17 and free for ages 5 and under. Information: 866-515-1864 or www.vmi.edu/newmarket.

Festival
The Virginia Lovers’ Gourd Society will host a Harvest Festival of Gourds & Heritage Arts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Berryville.

Vendors will showcase gourds, leather, fiber arts and pottery. There will also be classes, a live auction, gourd competition, a Kid’s Korner craft table and live entertainment.

Admission is one non-perishable food item per person per day to benefit FISH of Clarke County. Information: www.vlgs.org.

Mashtoberfest
The Shenandoah Valley Homebrewers Guild, in partnership with Valley Homebrew, will host the charity event Mashtoberfest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 199-1 Sulky Drive, Winchester.

The event will benefit Virginia Veterans and Family Support. Admission is free but tickets for tastings are $20 for 10 tastes. There will also be live homebrew demonstrations, food, over $4,000 in raffle items and the Iron Brewer Awards ceremony. Information: www.valleyhomebrew.com.

Concerts
Shenandoah Conservatory has announced the following upcoming concerts:

• Today: 7 p.m., Van Buren Winds with guest pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute, in Goodson Chapel Recital Hall, free.
• Saturday: 8 p.m., the Symphony Orchestra performs with regional winners of the annual WMTA Concerto competition, in Armstrong Concert Hall. Tickets are $12.
Information, tickets: 540-665-4569 or boxoffice@su.edu.

SU plays

“The Typists” and “The Root of Chaos” will be presented back-to-back at 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Glaize Studio Theatre at Shenandoah University, 620 Millwood Ave., Winchester.
Both plays contain mature language, profanity and adult themes. Tickets are $12. Information, tickets: 540-665-4569 or boxoffice@su.edu.

Heritage Day
The Burwell-Morgan Mill in Millwood will celebrate Heritage Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Featured will be demonstrations on how people in the Colonial era did fundamental activities such as food production, woodworking, spinning and cooking. There will also be kids’ games, fresh apple and pear cider and an encampment of Revolutionary War re-enactors from the 2nd Virginia Regiment. At 1 p.m. there will be a live performance of famous women in American history.
Information: 540-837-1799 or www.burwellmorganmill.org.

Bright Box
Bright Box Theater has announced the following programs will be held this weekend at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.
• Today: 8 p.m., comedy with Tim Kidd and Melissa Douty, tickets $15-$20.
• Saturday: 6 p.m., paranormal Halloween party and dinner hosted by Ghost Tours of Old Town Winchester, tickets $64.95.
• Saturday: 7 and 9:30 p.m., comedy with Tim Kidd and Melissa Douty, tickets $15-$20.
Information: 540-665-2878, www.brightboxwinchester.com.

Barns of Rose Hill
Barns of Rose Hill has announced the following activities will be held on Saturday at 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville:
• 6-7 p.m., artist’s reception for the final day of Tia Maggio’s exhibit “Looking Up.” Free admission.
• 8 p.m., Ver Azul will perform Latin jazz, tickets $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
Information: 540-955-2004 or www.barnsofrosehill.com.
Farm Days
Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will celebrate Farm Fall Days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  The theme is history, from Colonial times to the 1950s, with Colonial land surveyors and Colonial and Civil War re-enactors. Other activities include mountain biking, pony rides, scavenger hunt, 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.

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