The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:


Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park will host a basic outdoor survival skills course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 26 and Aug. 23 at Mile 51 in Luray.

Learn what to do when the “what ifs” of your outdoor adventures turn into the “now whats.” Learn about water purification, how to navigate with and without a compass, how to build an emergency fire, how to determine the amount of daylight left and basic first aid.

The course will be led by Shenandoah Mountain Guides. Space open to only 10 participants. The cost is $150 per person. Registration: 877-847-1919.