The following events are planned this weekend and beyond:

Race for Autism

Frederick County Parks and Recreation will host its annual Race for Autism trail race at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Sherando Park in Stephens City. The race is a combination four-mile race through paved paths and wooded trails.

In observance of April is Autism Awareness Month, proceeds benefit the I’m Just Me Movement and The Arc of the Northern Shenandoah Valley. Information: 540-665-5678 or

Belle Grove

Belle Grove Plantation, south of Middletown, will participate in the American Battlefield Trust’s annual volunteer event “Park Day” from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Staff and volunteers will help with outdoor tasks such as painting, pruning, weeding, raking, and other light landscaping projects. Volunteers should meet 8 a.m. at Belle Grove’s visitor parking lot at 336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown.

Water, snacks and lunch will be provided, however, registration is required by today at Volunteers should wear work clothes including sturdy shoes and gloves and wear a mask when working with others. This project is not suitable for children under 12.

Cedar Creek Battlefield

Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation will host a Park Day from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at 8437 Valley Pike, Middletown. Projects planned include preparing the grounds for trail development, gardening and site care. Information:

Kernstown Battlefield

The Kernstown Battlefield will open a new season Saturday at 610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester. The battlefield is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday. Information: 540-450-7835 or visit

County Library exhibit

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 the Commonwealth of Virginia. Information: 540-984-8200 or visit

Shenandoah Conservatory

Shenandoah Conservatory will host the following virtual performances:

• Jazzathon: 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, outdoor concert at Sarah’s Glen and Abrams Creek Amphitheater. Tickets: $10.

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

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

• Nightwalkers: through April 19 featuring members of the Sigma Rho Delta Dance Fraternity. Tickets $8-$20.

• 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,

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

Barns of Rose Hill

The Quentin Walston Trio will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Information: 540-955-2004, or visit

Lecture series

The Friends of the North Fork will host a lecture series at 3 p.m. Sunday featuring Paul Bugas and Matthew Wolanski talking about connections between riparian buffer zones, water quality and fish habitat. The link for the virtual lecture is

Long Branch

Linda Jane Holden will talk about the gardens of Bunny Mellon as part of the Long Branch Speaker Series at 6 p.m. Sunday at 830 Long Branch Lane, Boyce.

Tickets are $25. Reservations can be made by calling 540-837-1856 or email Information:

Restaurant Week

New Market will celebrate Delish Restaurant Week Monday through April 18.

Each participating restaurant will be highlighted throughout the week on social media with live interviews on Facebook, along with specials throughout the week.

Visitors may tag their favorite restaurant or leave a good review or take a photo eating at your favorite restaurant for a chance to win a prize.

Special bingo cards have been created with tasks for participants to accomplish. Accomplish tasks to get a bingo and turn your card into the Town Office or Southern Kitchen, along with correlating receipts for a chance to win one of five $25 gift cards from a local restaurant.

Bingo cards are available at the Town Office, Southern Kitchen or Jackson’s Corner Café or at