The following events are planned this weekend:

Arbor Day

The Town of Front Royal will celebrate Arbor Day from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at the new Pavilion at Main and Chester streets. Mayor Chris Holloway will read the Town’s Tree City Proclamation followed by the planting of a tree around the newly completed pavilion.

Haun plaque

A bronze plaque celebrating the life of Larry Haun and his contributions to the green spaces and beautification of the town will be unveiled at 7 p.m. today at Strasburg Square next to Town Hall. Refreshments will be served.

Mount Jackson

The Mount Jackson Hometown Partnership will host several events on Saturday:

• A 5K race for runners and walkers will start 7 a.m. at Triplett Tech. The cost is $20 per person, $30 for a duo/couple, or $10 a person for teams of three or more.

• A spring festival will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with food, crafts and business vendors and a Battle of the Bands competition in the Mayor’s Park at the Town Center.

Registration for the 5K run/walk can be made at Registration to be a vendor can be made at


Photo workshop

Seven Bends State Park will host a photography workshop and lecture this weekend at 2111 S. Hollingsworth Road, Woodstock.

• The photography workshop will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday led by Jeff Reilley. The group will meet at the Lupton Road entrance and hike to various locations to shoot photos and discuss results at each location in the park. Participants will need to pay $5 for parking unless they have a park pass. Information, registration:

• Chris Bolgiano will give a virtual lecture on how deforestation degrades waterways from 3-4 p.m. Sunday. The theme for each lecture is “How Water Shapes the Valley.” Information, registration:


Corhaven Graveyard in Quicksburg will host Plein-Air Art Encounters from 1-4 p.m. Saturday for aspiring 2D or 3D artists, writers, musicians or similar creatives who want to be inspired by an open-air site that highlights racial justice and community healing. Information: Sarah at 434-922-2029 or email


Local Scout leaders will host a Scouting with the Community event from 4-6 p.m. Saturday at the New Market Community Park. There will be free food, music, games and prizes for children ages 5-18. Information: Dianna Siever at 540-560-2880.


Shenandoah Conservatory will host the following virtual performances:

• The Last Five Years: through Monday. Tickets are $18 plus $3.17 in processing fees.

• Symphony Orchestra: through May 21, tickets $8-$20.

• So Percussion online performances through May 28. Tickets are $12 -$30.

Information, tickets: 540-665-4569,

Rockwell exhibit

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.

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

Information: 540-662-1473 or

Long Branch

Long Branch Plantation in Boyce will host the following programs:

• Vicky Moon will give a lecture on “Sylvia Rideoutt Bishop: She Had a Way With Horses” at 1 p.m. Sunday.

• The Galleries at Long Branch present "Arrival Spring," an exhibit of contemporary art by Peggy Duvall, Julie Miles, Winslow McCagg and Alicia Lewis Saturday through May 9.

Information: 540 837-1856 or visit

Burwell-Morgan Mill

The Clarke County Historical Association will host the Art at the Mill spring show through May 9 at Burwell-Morgan Mill, 32 E. Main St., Berryville.

Hours are noon-5 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and free for students. Information: 540-955-2600 or visit