Weekend Events

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

Circus
Cirque Italia, a traveling “water circus” blend of technology and performing arts featuring acts from Russia to Mexico, will be held today through Sunday at the Frederick County Fairgrounds, 155 Fairground Road, Clear Brook. Information: www.cirqueitalia.com.

Art show
About 300 artists will display their work at the Burwell-Morgan Mill’s spring art show from noon to 5 p.m. today and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday through May 14 at 15 Tannery Lane, Millwood.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and free for kids 12 and younger. Information: 540-837-1799 or www.burwellmorganmill.org.

Barns
The Barns of Rose Hill will have the following concerts and reception this weekend at 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville:
• Today: 5 p.m., blues musician Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton performs.
• Saturday: 6-7 p.m., opening reception for the textile art exhibit “Ice on a Hot Stove” by Norma Fredrickson. Free admission.
• Saturday: 8-10 p.m., concert by classical banjoist John Bullard.
• Sunday: 4 p.m., The late Pete Seeger performs through his own recorded voice, accompanied by live music and video, with Richie Stearns, Sara Milonovich, Sean Harkness and Timothy Hill. Concert tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at door and free for ages 12 and younger. Information: 540-955-2004 or www.barnsofrosehill.com.

Battlefield
The opening weekend for the Kernstown Battlefield will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday on Battle Park Drive near Creekside Station.

The 4th VA Company F will be encamped for the weekend. Tours will also be available for the battlefield, 1854 Pritchard House, the museum and artillery building. Information: www.kernstownbattle.org.

Civil War
The Battle of Front Royal will be re-enacted downtown from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

There will be special music at the Gazebo and Warren Heritage Society office on Chester Street in the morning followed by the re-enactment at 1 p.m. and more music at 2 p.m. on Chester Street.

Civil War encampment demonstrations will be held both Saturday and Sunday at the Warren County Courthouse. Information: Tim Smith at 540-635-5788 or email tsmith@frontroyalva.com.

Block party
The Front Porch, a nonprofit roots music school based in Charlottesville, will hold its first annual block party and music sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 221 E. Water St., Harrisonburg (across from the parking garage).
Recycled records and instruments will be for sale or enter a raffle for prizes, including free music classes.
Third Street will be closed off for this family friendly event, with food, drinks and live music all day, including The West African Drum Ensemble, Gold Top Country Ramblers and Small Town Rodeo.
Proceeds benefit the school’s scholarship program. Information: 434-242-7012 or www.frontporchcville.org.

Sly Fox
Sly Fox Golf Club, located at 65 Jacksons Chase Drive, Middletown, will hold a grand opening celebration from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Featured will be live music, a car show, moon bounces, games and prizes. The 18-hole course will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information: 540-635-7814 or www.slyfoxgolf.com.