This Weekend: May 4

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



The Strasburg Museum will offer free admission on Saturday to open its newest exhibit, four examples of the Willcox & Gibbs sewing machines, manufactured in 1864, 1905, 1910 and 1933. Demonstrations will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through May 31.


Sky Meadows

Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will host the following events from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Farmer’s Forge and Settle’s Kettle.

See members of the Blacksmiths Guild of the Potomac fashion iron into helpful tools and kitchen items and visit Settle’s Kettle in the Log House to sample 19th century authentic dishes.

Admission is free although parking ranges from $3 to $4. Information: 540-592-3556 or



Kernstown Battlefield

Kernstown Battlefield will open for the season from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester (near Creekside Station).

Activities will include tours of the battlefield, the 1854 Pritchard House and Museum and the Artillery Annex.  Mike Cannane will lead tours on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Information: 757-593-8227 or 202-302-9129 or visit www.kernstownbattle.org.


Festival of Spring

Luray will celebrate its Festival of Spring from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday on Main Street.

Featured will be music by Cazhmiere from noon to 3:30 p.m. and The Reflex from 4 to 7 p.m. at Performing Arts Luray. There will also be food, arts and crafts, rock wall, dog Frisbee, carnival-style games, children’s activities at the Depot parking lot, a maypole ceremony at the Post Office Monument, moon bounces, barrel train rides and face painting. The Page Public Library will have spring storytimes, crafts and a book sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Information: www.festivalofspringluray.com.


Art at the Mill

The Burwell-Morgan Mill will hold its spring art show Sunday through May 14 at 15 Tannery Lane, Millwood.

Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and free for ages 12 and under.

Information: 540-837-1799 or www.burwellmorganmill.org.


Arts Council

The Blue Ridge Arts Council will celebrate its Toast to The Triple Crown from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the home of Bill and Mary Powers, 2710 Ashby Station Road, Front Royal.

Tickets are $35 per person. Tickets: 540-635-9909 or visit https://tinyurl.com/y8ask3xu.


VECCA exhibit

Valley Educational Center for the Creative Arts (VECCA) will hold a free open house and reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday of oil and pastel paintings by Donna Patton at 123 S. Main St., Woodstock. Information: 459-7500 or visit www.vecca.org.



The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will present a lecture by Dr. Karen Sherry on Pocahontas from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at 901 Amherst St., Winchester. Admission is free. Information: 540-662-1473.


The Great War

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the Clarke County Historical Association will host a lecture by historian Lynn Rainville, who will discuss her latest research on the impact Virginia had on The Great War from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the VFW Hall, 425 S. Buckmarsh St., Berryville.

Tickets are $15 or $10 for CCHA members. Information: 540-955-2600.

‘Pirate Island’

Trackside Theater in Luray will present “Pirate Island” at 7:30 pm. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and youth under 16. Tickets, information: 540-743-1099.


Barns of Rose Hill

Barns of Rose Hill has announced the following programs will be held this weekend at 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville:

  • Today: 8 p.m., Isabelle Truchon artist reception and film. Free admission.
  • Saturday: 1-3 p.m., BITWC-Imgine That! Reader’s Theatre. Tickets are $8.

Information: 540-955-2004 or www.barnsofrosehill.com.


Piccadilly House

The following performers will be at the Piccadilly Public House & Restaurant this weekend at 125 E. Piccadilly St., Winchester:

Today: Dave Elliot on piano at 6:30 p.m.; Raised on Analog at 8 p.m.

Saturday: Rob Yeakle on piano at 6:30 p.m.; Mike Frazier and the Dying Wild from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Cazhmiere at 8 p.m.

Information: 540-535-1899 or www.piccadillypublichouse.com.