The following events are planned this weekend:

Orchid show

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will hold a virtual orchid show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Saturday on its Facebook page. See an online display of prize-winning orchids and learn about growing orchids from experts with the Lord Fairfax Orchid Society at Information: 540-662-1473.

Clearbrook Park

Clearbrook Park will hold its first spring carnival from  5-6:15 or 6:30-7:45 p.m. today and Saturday. All attendees must preregister at

Games and activities will be provided by community partners stationed in the shelters along the one-half mile paved trail, with prizes provided. The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance. COVID-19 symptom screening at the event entrance. Information: 540-665-5678.

Long Branch

Long Branch Historic House and Farm in Millwood will hold an Easter drive-thru from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Visitors should enter through the north entrance on Nelson Road. The Easter Bunny will be there to wave to the children and his helpers will hand out a bag of Easter eggs for each child.

Information: 540-837-1856 or

Sky Meadows

Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will host an Egg-stravaganza from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Visitors can take the Chicken Walk to visit egg-laying free-range chickens, go on a geocaching adventure where kids can use their scavenger hunting skills using clues from the story of Harriet, learn about the park’s bluebird monitoring program and take home a natural egg dye activity.

Admission is free although parking ranges from $3 to $5. Information: 540-592-3556 or


The Shenandoah County Library is hosting the exhibit "Agents of Change: Female Activism in Virginia from Women's Suffrage to Today" through April 24 at 514 Stoney Creek Blvd., Edinburg.

This exhibit, sponsored by the Virginia Museum of History & Culture and the statewide Women's Suffrage Centennial, highlights the impact of several women who brought about positive change in Virginia. Information: 540-984-8200 or visit


Shenandoah Conservatory will host the following virtual performances:

• Pianist Barry Douglas virtual performances through Tuesday. Tickets: $12 to $30.

• “Jeannette” through Tuesday, retelling the legend of Jack the Ripper. Tickets: $12 to $30.

• “The Oliver Experiment”: today through April 15. Tickets $5-$14.

• Imperfect and repertory work by Drew Dollaz through April 18. Tickets: $12 to $30.

• Pianist John O’Conor: through May 15. Tickets: $12 to $24.

• Pianist Alexander Bernstein: through May 15. Tickets: $12 to $30.

• IN Series Orphee et Eurydice: voice students collaborate with D.C.-based opera company, through May 15, free.

Information, tickets: 540-665-4569,

Museum events

An exhibit featuring dozens of original works and hundreds of vintage Saturday Evening Post covers by Norman Rockwell will be on display through Aug. 8 at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester.

A vintage copy of every Saturday Evening Post magazine cover with art created by Rockwell is included in the exhibition.

Admission on Wednesdays is free. Admission on other days is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and youth ages 13 to 18 and free for children 12 and younger.

Monday is the deadline to register to attend a virtual happy hour that pairs works in the exhibit with a vodka martini. Register online or email

Information: 540-662-1473 or