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



Winchester Little Theatre will present the mystery “Sleuth” at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at 315 W. Boscawen St., Winchester.

Tickets: $15.50 to $19.75. Future performances will be held Sept. 13-16 and 20-22. Information: 540-662-3331, Valerie O’Keefe at 540-336-2357 or


Fish fry

Winchester Harley-Davidson will hold a fish fry celebration to benefit Concern Hotline from 4 to 9 p.m. today at 140 Independence Drive, Winchester.

Also featured will be a Voice of the Valley contest and kids zone. Information: 540-536-1630.


Cross Roads Fest

Who Shot John will perform at the Cross Roads Fest Summer Music Series from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Rebel Park in New Market.

There will be food available for purchase, as well as a beer/wine garden (valid identification required), games such as corn hole, frisbee, jump ropes and hula hoops. Bring blankets or chairs.


Arts Council

The Blue Ridge Arts Council will hold its end-of-summer cash bash from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal.

Featured will be a pig picking, barbecue chicken, music by Five by Five Variety Band, corn hole games, silent auction and a chance to win $1,000.

Tickets, which are $45 or $20 for ages 17 and younger, can be purchased by calling 540-635-9909 or online at


Children’s Day

The Strasburg Museum will have free admission and activities for kids in strollers to middle schoolers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Featured will be barrel train rides, pottery demonstrations, corn kernel play bin, baggage car mini-train activity, exhibits of Native American stone tools and reproduction 1861 locomotive caboose and baggage car.

Visit with the mayor, officers of the Strasburg Police Department and museum volunteers. While quantities last, free activity booklets about the town’s history, mini first aid kits, police handouts and free face painting in the afternoon by Strasburg High School art department students. Information: 465-3175,


Family film

Leading up to the first annual Strasburg Film Festival, the Strasburg Film Collaborative will host a free family film night in the park from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the new Strasburg Event Park. Information: 412-228-0715 or visit


Artist reception

7 East Gallery, a Valley Educational Center for the Creative Arts partner, will hold a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday for September’s Artist of the Month, Bobbi Walker, at 123 S. Main St., Woodstock. Information: 459-7500 or visit


Barns of Rose Hill

Barns of Rose Hill will host a tribute to Patsy Cline from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday at 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.

Performing will be Aimee Curl, Jess Eliot Myhre, Melissa Wright and Con Burch, along with David Van Deventer and Daniel Zezeski.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and free for ages 12 and under. Information: 540-955-2004 or


Virginia Outdoors Festival

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation and White House Farm Foundation will host the Virginia Outdoors Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at White House Farm, 1917 Kauffmans Mill Road, Luray.

Sustainability Matters will have a booth for visitors to make DIY newspaper pots, cool-season seed starting and recycling books for kids. There will also be canoe rides, conservation organizations, craft demonstrations, food, games and nature walks along the river.

Held rain or shine. Free admission.


Coin show

The Winchester Coin Club will host its annual coin show from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Stonewall Ruritan building at the Frederick County Fairgrounds. Free admission and parking. Information: Doug or Ginny at 465-3952.

Schultz Theatre

The Schultz Theatre will present “Gold Heist,” a one-act melodrama by Michael Weems, at 10 a.m. Saturday at J. Frank Hillyard Middle School, 26 Hawks Hill Drive, Broadway. Information: 540-896-9600 or