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

N-SSA competition

The North-South Skirmish Association will hold its fall national competition today through Sunday at Fort Shenandoah, 480 Chalybeate Spring Road, Winchester. Period clothing, the firing of Civil War firearms and artillery, children’s programs, dances, vendors. Free admission. Information:



Shenandoah University will present the satirical musical comedy “Urinetown” at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 1460 University Drive, Winchester. Tickets are $23. Information: 540-665-4569.


Strasburg Museum

The Strasburg Museum will host Scouting Day with free admission from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Featured will be collections of scouting memorabilia and campsites inside and out. The event is being held in memory of Phil Loving, a former board member. Information: 540-465-3175.


Theatre Shenandoah

Theatre Shenandoah will present the psychological drama “The Bad Seed” at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at 107 Center St., Edinburg.

Future performances will be held Oct. 12-14. Tickets, which are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students, are available at the Edinburg Mill by calling 540-984-3972 or online at


Open market

The New Market Chamber of Commerce will sponsor an open market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the SunTrust parking lot. Featured will be vendors with antiques, specialty foods, arts and crafts, fresh produce and an activity for the children. Information: 540-740-3212.


Shenandoah Downs

Shenandoah Downs at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in Woodstock will hold a Breast Cancer Awareness weekend from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The first 200 fans each day will receive a free Shenandoah Downs pink baseball cap. Visitors can enter the Fancy Hat contest, watch a powder puff derby with all female drivers and bid on silent auction items to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Information: 540-459-3867 or visit


1864 in a Box

A ranger from the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Park Service will present 1864 In A Box at 1 p.m. Sunday at 610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester.

The 30-minute interactive program will give an overview of the 1864 Civil War campaign. Information: 757-593-8227, 202-302-9129 or visit


“Faces Places”

Magic Lantern Theater will host a screening of the French film documentary with English subtitles “Faces Places” (PG) at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester.

A second screening will be at 4 p.m. Oct. 21 at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville. Admission is $8 for the public, or $5 for Magic Lantern Theater, museum and Barns of Rose Hill members. Information: 540-678-0963 or visit


Patsy Cline

The Patsy Cline Historic House will be open through Monday at 608 S. Kent St., Winchester.

Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and older and free for active military with identification.

The house will close for the season Oct. 31. Information:

540-662-5555, or