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

Halloween on Court Square

Woodstock will hold several activities from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday on Court Square.

Featured will be magic shows at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., face painting, food available at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, slime making, mask making, monster mural, petting zoo, pumpkin painting, trick dogs and trick-or-treating at participating businesses.

Children ages 5 to 12 can register to win the chance of lighting the town Christmas tree with the mayor at this year’s Light Up Woodstock Celebration on Nov. 30.

In the event of rain, outdoor activities will be canceled. Information: 540-459-3621.


The annual Spooktacular will take place on the Loudoun Street Mall in Winchester from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

There will be 40 businesses as well as representatives from fire and police departments handing out candy and small toys to trick-or-treaters. The event is free.


The Fort Valley Museum will be decorated for the holidays from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at 8361 Fort Valley Road.

The 10th edition of the museum’s annual historical series of pewter ornaments featuring the Fort Valley Fire Hall will be for sale as well as “Welcome to Fort Valley,” a book containing 600 pages of the town’s history. Information: John Gaunt, 540-93-6690 or visit

Rouss Center

Rouss Center for the Arts will present “Where There’s A Will, There’s A Murder” from 7 to 9 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at 9357 N. Congress St., New Market.

Tickets are $15, $13 for seniors and students, and free for children under 3. Information: 540-624-3056 or visit


Dance concert

Shenandoah University will present its fall dance concert at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre, 620 Millwood Ave., Winchester.

Tickets are $15. Information, tickets: 540-665-4569,


“Pussy Riot”

Shenandoah Conservatory will present “We Are Pussy Riot” at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Glaize Studio Theatre, 620 Millwood Ave., Winchester.

Inspired by trial transcripts and public documents, the performance tells the story of a Russian feminist punk rock protest group opposing the policies of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mature theme. Tickets, information: 540-665-4569,


Trolley tours

The Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center will offer sightseeing trolley tours of historical sites, museums and other attractions starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Road. Reservations: 540-662-4946.


The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will present an outdoor production of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at 901 Amherst St., Winchester.

An art exhibit by Maxfield Parrish, featuring scenery studies for the 1909 play, will also be open. Tickets range from $5 to $15. Information: 540-662-1473 or



Performing Arts Luray will present its fall production of “Exit Laughing,” a comedy by Paul Elliott, at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at 1 E. Main St., Luray.

Tickets range from $8 to $15. Information, tickets: 540-743-3311 or