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

Redbud Festival

The annual Redbud Festival will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the community center in Browntown featuring arts, crafts and vendors. Information: 540-636-3588.

Arbor/Earth Day

Arbor and Earth Day will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Front Royal Boat Landing Community Picnic Park on the west end of Luray Avenue.

The town is being designated as a Tree City USA for the 19th year. A Tulip Poplar tree will be planted. The Greenway Celebration Walk will follow at 9:30 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the Town of Front Royal, Urban Forestry Advisory Commission, the Beautification of Front Royal Committee and the Front Royal-Warren County Tree Stewards.


Samuels Public Library will host a fundraiser “Once Upon a Time…a Taste for Books” at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Featured will be food, beverages, wines and beers, prizes and silent auction. Attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite fairy tale character.

Tickets are $50 each. Buy four and get one free. Information:


Skyline High School in Front Royal will present the musical “Grease” (the school version) at 7 p.m. today through Sunday. Tickets, which will be sold at the door, are $10 for adults and $7 for students, seniors and children.

Arts showcase

Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal will host a spring fine arts showcase Sunday in Melton Memorial Gymnasium.

The award-winning Band and Chorus will be joined by individual student performers amid a display of student artwork starting at 2 p.m. The showcase will feature art/robotics viewings and individual/small groups musical performances. The chorus will perform at 3 p.m. and the concert band at 4 p.m.

Bluegrass concert

Bluegrass musicians Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Stonewall Jackson High School in Quicksburg. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Information: 540-852-9222.

Kernstown Battlefield

Kernstown Battlefield, located at 610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester, will host a Civil Trust Sponsored Park Day at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Visitors’ Center.

The Battlefield Association is preparing Sandy Ridge for interpretation. Those attending are encouraged to bring work gloves and wear proper shoes. Food, drink and a T-shirt will be provided. Information: 757-593-8227 or visit


Shenandoah Conservatory will present the romantic comedy opera “Cosi fan tutte” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre, 1460 University Drive, Winchester. Tickets range from $12 to $23. Information:

Arbor Day

Luray will host an Arbor Day celebration from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ralph Dean Recreation Park, 625 Sixth St.

Burwell-Morgan Mill

The Burwell-Morgan Mill in Millwood will showcase over 300 artists displaying more than 1,000 pieces of art from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and free ages 12 and younger. Information: 540-837-1799 or

Barns of Rose Hill

Barns of Rose Hill will host the following activities this weekend at 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville:

• Saturday: 8 p.m., concert by Bud’s Collective, tickets $15 in advance, $20 at door, free for ages 12 and under.

• Sunday: 4-6 p.m., Willem Dafoe portrays Vincent van Gogh in Julian Schnabel’s “At Eternity’s Gate.” Tickets: $5 to $8.

Information: 540-955-2004 or