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

Gazebo Gatherings

Rich Follett will perform at 7 p.m. today at the Gazebo in Front Royal. His appearance is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Arts Council. Weather updates for concerts can be found at

Cross Roads Fest

Prime will perform at the Cross Roads Fest from 6:30-9 p.m. today at Rebel Park in New Market. There will be food available as well as a beer and a wine garden. Admission is free. Information: 540-740-3432 or visit

Front Porch Fridays

Fringe Benefits will perform from 7-9 p.m. today at Strasburg Square as part of the Town of Strasburg’s music series Front Porch Fridays.

Rouss Center

Rouss Center for the Performing Arts will present “Tuesdays with Morrie” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at 9357 N. Congress St., New Market.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students and free for children under 3. Tickets, information: 540-705-0313, 888-341-7313 or

History at Sunset

Belle Grove Plantation, south of Middletown, will present a History at Sunset program from 6-8 p.m. today on the complicated road to freedom for Emmanuel Jackson. Information: 540-869-2028 or

Fun fest

ShencoCares will host a family Fun Fest for Christ starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in Woodstock.

Featured will be a Skyline Street Car Show, Touch-a-Truck, job fair, rides, games, prizes, food and nonprofit organizations and businesses to share and give back to the community. The Casting Crowns will perform at 7:30 p.m. Food and activities will also be available to purchase.

Lawn party

The Toms Brook Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual lawn party Saturday beginning with the parade line-up starting at 5:30 p.m. on the north end of town. The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Registration to participate in the parade is encouraged, but not required. Information: Peewee Bowers at 540-481-0210, Jaynelle Walker at 540-325-4835 or

Bushong birthday

The Virginia Museum of the Civil War in New Market will host a free lawn party to celebrate Jacob Bushong’s birthday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Activities will include living historians, dancing, games, music and more for the entire family.

Admission to the museum and farm is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors 65 and older, $6 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. Information: 866-515-1864 or


The Shenandoah Film Collaborative will show the animated movie “Ernest & Celestine” from 8:45-10 p.m. Saturday at Strasburg Square.

The film features the voices of Forest Whitaker, Mackenzie Foy, Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman and Jeffrey Wright. Information: 412-228-0715 or

Bright Box

The Bright Box Theater will host Kid Dy-no-mite from the hit TV show “Good Times.” Jimmy “JJ” Walker will perform standup comedy at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Bright Box, 15 N. Loudoun St. Tickets are $20-$25.

Outdoor movie

Bowman Library in Stephens City will host its final summer outdoor movie for adults with the showing of “Stand by Me” at 8:30 p.m. today.

Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets. In case of rain, the movie will move indoors. Information: 540-662-9041 or visit

Clarke County Fair

The Clarke County Fair wraps up Saturday at the Ruritan Fairgrounds in Berryville. In addition to carnival rides and foods, highlights include Dragon MotorSports Truck & Tractor Pull at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, a Professional Bull Riding & Rodeo at 8 p.m. Friday and platinum-selling recording artist Clay Walker in concert at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $7 for adults and $2 for youngsters ages 5-15, with preschool students being admitted for free.


The Magic Lantern Theater, in collaboration with Frederick County Parks & Recreation, will offer a free indoor make-up screening of the 1975 Steven Spielberg classic thriller “Jaws” at 7 p.m. Saturday at Evendale Elementary School, 220 Rosa Lane, Winchester.

There will be bleacher seating or bring a blanket. Information: 540-665-5678 or 540-678-0963 or visit


Kernstown Battlefield will participate in the Civil War Weekend in the Shenandoah Valley Saturday and Sunday.

Activities will include a Civil War-era living history program in front of the Pritchard House with Co. D of the 2nd Maryland Infantry. Tours will also be available of the battlefield, 1854 Pritchard House, Museum and Artillery Annex. The park is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 202-302-9129 or visit

Veteran fundraiser

American Warrior Initiative, PurposeFULL Paws and Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. will host Dog Days of Summer from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Appleland Sports Center in Stephens City to raise money to donate a service dog to a veteran in need.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children 11 and under. Each ticket includes one meal and a round of mini-golf or a medium bucket of balls. Information:

Cash party

The Stephens City Moose Lodge will host a cash party Saturday to benefit the Blue Ridge Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship at 414 Double Church Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 each for a chance to win $1,500. Proceeds will provide scholarships for students with special needs and funds to help care for the therapy horses and ponies. Tickets, information: 540-869-4692 or 540-533-277

Greek Festival

The Winchester Greek Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Greek Orthodox Church, 1700 Amherst St., Winchester.

Featured will be Greek cuisine, music, dancing and retail vendors. Information:


Performing Arts Luray will host the following programs this weekend:

• Evenings on Main: 7-9 p.m., today featuring Everyday People.

• “Wizard of Oz:” 7:30-9:30 p.m., today, Saturday and Aug. 24 and 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday at 1 E. Main St. Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 at the door for adults and $8 or $9 for youth under 18.

Information, tickets: 540-743-3311 or

Sky Meadows

Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will hold the following activities this weekend:

• Beekeepers from the Northern Shenandoah Valley will be on hand to celebrate National Honeybee Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

• Save the Monarch Butterfly Initiative will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sept. 30 at the Visitor Center. Visitors will be able to see the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly.

Activities are free although a $10 parking fee is charged. Information: 540-592-3556 or visit

Page Valley Fair

The annual Page Valley Fair will be held Monday through Saturday at the fairgrounds in Luray.