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


PAWcasso exhibit

The Humane Society of Warren County will hold its annual PAWcasso art exhibit from 6 to 9 p.m. today at City National Bank on Commerce Avenue in Front Royal.

The exhibit will feature one-of-a-kind artwork created by the shelter pets and staff. All pieces will be available for purchase, $25 for 8×10 and $50 for 11 by 14.

Refreshments served. A $10 donation at the door is requested, which includes entry into a drawing for a pawsome door prize.

Information: Kayla Wines at 540-635-4734 or visit


Woodstock ROCS

The Stone Rollin’ Band will perform at the Woodstock Riley Outdoor Concert Series from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the town park. Food will be sold starting at 6 p.m.



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. 20-22. Information: 540-662-3331, Valerie O’Keefe at 540-336-2357 or



The Strasburg Museum will celebrate Children’s Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday with free admission. Information: 465-3175 or visit



The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will host a garden design program for ages 4 and up from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at 901 Amherst St., Winchester.

This program will also be held Tuesday. Registration: $7 or $5 for MSV members. Information: 540-662-1473 or


Pool pups

The Town of New Market will host its annual summer’s- end pup pool party from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the town pool.

All dogs must have current vaccinations (proof required). Handlers must be 18 or older. Donations of food, toys, accessories and treats will be collected for the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter.

Registration recommended at


History at Sunset

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park will present History at Sunset, Retreat and Redemption-the Union 19th Corps at Cedar Creek from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at 7712 Main St., Middletown.

The program, which is free, will be a car caravan ranger-led program. Information:


Food truck fest

The Town of New Market will host Wheelin’ Food and Reelin’ Film, a community fun food truck fest with entertainment, on Saturday at the town park.

Several food trucks will have food for purchase starting at 5 p.m. Sound Solutions will provide live music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. At sundown, the movie “The Greatest Showman” will be shown. Information:



The Alamo Drafthouse in Kernstown will premiere “Away from the Ribbon” at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The film was written by Ella Schnoor, a junior at James Wood High School, and is based on the emotions experienced during her grandmother’s battle with cancer. Schnoor also stars in the film.

Along with the premiere, the short film “Jack is Pretty” will be shown. Tickets, which are $5, can be purchased online at

Representatives of Love Hope Strength, which raises awareness and funding for the “Get on the List” campaign, will be attending to register potential bone marrow donors.

Green Neighbor Expo

Winchester’s annual Green Neighbor Expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the Loudoun Street Mall. Learn about sustainability practices, gardening, native plants to Winchester, recycling, tree care and energy, soil and water conservation. There will educational displays, interactive demonstrations and experts available to answer questions about green living. Free and open the public.

Winchester Sports Card, Collectibles & Comic Book Show

More than 60 vendors will participate in the Winchester Sports Card, Collectibles & Comic Book show presented by Tidewater Cards and Collectibles from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hampton Inn, 1204 Berryville Ave. Special guests are former Redskins Ron McDole and former Major League Baseball relief pitcher Bill Dailey (Cleveland Indians/Twins). Bill Dailey will be hosted by Breast Cancer Awareness from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. Ron McDole will sign his new book, “The Dancing Bear: My Eighteen Years in the Trenches of the AFL and NFL” from noon to 1 p.m.

Bluemont Fair

The Bluemont Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Stone’s Field, 33834 Snickersville Turnpike, Bluemont.

Military veterans and uniformed service members will receive a special tribute at the Indian Village at 2 p.m. each day.

The fair features artisan crafts, wine/beer, music, children’s games and the Indian Village with music and dancing demonstrations, stories, wigwam tours, flint napping, hide tanning and much more.

Admission is $7 or free for children 9 and under. Those attending should check the fair’s website for any cancellations because of weather. Information: 540-554-8730 or visit