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

Music Festival

The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival continues this weekend with the following performances at Shrine Mont in Orkney Springs:

• Today: 8 p.m., Oak Ridge Boys.

• Saturday: 8 p.m., Home Free with special guest Jeffrey East.

Tickets range from $44 to $54. Information: 459-3396 or

Woodstock ROCS

Bud's Collective will perform bluegrass music at the Riley Outdoor Concert Series from 7-9 p.m. today at W.O. Riley Park in Woodstock.


The Con Burch Band will perform at the Blue Ridge Arts Council's summer concert series at 7 p.m. today at the Gazebo in Front Royal. Weather updates for concerts can be found at

Front Porch Fridays

The Instigators will perform at the Front Porch Fridays music series from 7-9 p.m. today at the Town Square.

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.

Future performances will be held Aug. 16-18. 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


The Shenandoah Film Collaborative will show two films on Saturday in Strasburg.

• “The Return of the Honey Buzzard” will be shown from 5:30-7 p.m. at Box Office Brewery.

• Amazing Grace,” Aretha Franklin's 1972 performance of gospel songs at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, will be shown from 8:45-10:45 p.m. at Strasburg Square.

Information: 412-228-0715 or


A celebration of the life of the late Dr. Elizabeth Sherman will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Gazebo in Front Royal.

Music in the Park

The Bill Vaughan Trio will perform from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Mount Jackson Town Park.


Kernstown Battlefield will hold the following programs this weekend at 610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester near Creekside Station.

• Saturday: Larry Turner will lead two tours of the battlefield at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. starting at the Visitor's Center.

• Sunday: A ranger from the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Park Service will present "1864 In A Box," an overview of the 1864 Civil War campaign, at 1 p.m.

Information: 202-302-9129 or visit


Bowman Library in Stephens City will celebrate the end of its summer reading program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Entertainment will be provided by the Teen Puppet Troupe and the Tri-State Division of the Eastern Panhandle Ghostbusters, who will display their ghost-busting vehicles and equipment and a giant marshmallow man and slime monster. There will be a reading of “I Ain't Gonna Paint No More” and Reading to Bunnies. Information: 540-869-9000.


The Magic Lantern Theater concludes its summer outdoor film classics by showing the 1978 film “Grease” at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.) Saturday at the Taylor Pavilion in Winchester.

Those attending should bring lawn chairs/blankets. In case of rain, the showing will move to Grace Lutheran Church, 26 W. Boscawen Street. Information: 540-678-0963 or visit

Clarke County Fair

The Clarke County Fair will be held Sunday through Aug. 17 at the Ruritan fairgrounds in Berryville. A demolition derby will be held on Monday and Aug. 17, pee wee lamb/goat olympics on Wednesday and bull riding rodeo on Aug. 16. Information: 540-955-3755.

Luray events

• EveryDayPeople will perform from 7-9 p.m. today as part of Evenings on Main at Performing Arts Luray, 1 E. Main St.

• Performing Arts Luray will present “Wizard of Oz” from 7:30-9:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday at 1 E. Main St. Future performances will be held Aug. 16-18 and 24. 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