Recreation Events

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:

Warren County Parks and Rec will offer the following programs:
• Adult flag football (drop-in program): 9 a.m.-noon, Sundays at County Health & Human Services Complex football field, 465 W. 15th St., Front Royal. Fee: $5.
• Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run (ages 7-14): 10 a.m., April 29 at Bing Crosby Stadium 1, Front Royal.
• Lifeguard training course (ages 15-older): nine classes beginning April 30 at county community center, 538 Villa Ave., Front Royal and Claude A. Stokes Jr. Community Pool, 50 Stadium Drive, Front Royal. Cost: $250.
Information, registration: 540-635-1021, email or visit

Car show
Shenandoah University’s Colleges Against Cancer will sponsor “Cars for a Cause Nostalgic Car Show” to benefit Relay for Life from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at 1460 University Drive, Winchester. New this year will be a NASCAR simulator.

Highland Games
Scottish “Backyard” Highland Games will be held today at the Kernstown Battlefield, 610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester.

The competition benefits Warrior 360, a veteran sponsored 501©(3) that supports veterans with everything from medical care to housing needs. A contingent of wounded warriors will be competing.

Those attending should bring a chair. Information: 757-593-8227 or

Trout Derby
The Youth Trout Derby will be held at 9 a.m. today at the Luray Greenway. Information:

Full-moon walk
The state Arboretum at Blandy Farm in Boyce will sponsor a full moon walk from 8 to 9 p.m. on April 11 beginning at Blandy Library.

Those attending should wear comfortable shoes and bring a flashlight. Admission is $10 to $25. Reservations required by calling 540-837-1758.

Chalk Walk
April 14 is the deadline to register for the Shenandoah Valley chapter of Phi Delta Kappa International Chalk Walk 2017 starting at 5 p.m. April 20 at Harrisonburg High School.

Information: Karen Whetzel at 740-8589 or

The Shenandoah Valley Autism Partnership will sponsor a 5K run at 9 a.m. April 15 in Harrisonburg.

5K, Kid’s Run
Shenandoah Valley Runners will sponsor the Superhero 5K and Kid’s Run at 9 a.m. on April 22 at Greenwood Mill Elementary School, 281 Channing Drive, Winchester.
Adult races start at 9 a.m. and kids’ races follow. The Kid’s Mile is open to ages 5-12 and the 200-yard dash is open to ages 5 and younger.

Pre-registration packets can be picked up at 8 a.m. Proceeds benefit the ChildSafe Center-CAC. Information: Keri Mounts at 540-303-7839.

Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal is accepting applications for participation in the 125th Anniversary Community Celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 29.
Activities include children’s games, a community fair and music. The Yellow Jacket 5K and 1 Mile Run will be held prior to the celebration with registration at 7:30 a.m. The 5K starts at 9 a.m. and the 1 Mile starts at 10 a.m.

Information, registration:

Catfish fishing
The Town of Luray offers night catfishing at Lake Arrowhead, 265 Lake Arrowhead Road.

The park will be open the second and fourth Friday of the month until midnight. Fishing permits required. Information: 540-743-6475 or