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

Epilepsy awareness

The James Wood High School Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America are sponsoring an Epilepsy Awareness Basketball Game from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at James Wood High School.

The James Wood Colonels will take on the Strasburg Rams in a girls’ varsity game at 4 p.m. and a boys’ varsity game at 5:30 p.m. During the game there will be many ways to support the Virginia Epilepsy Foundation through sales of T-shirts, a basket raffle and donation collections.

Stump Map on Display

Drop by the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley on Amherst Street in Winchester to see the Stump Map, a one-of-a-kind piece of folk art. The MSV has entered the stump into Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts Competition, a project of the Virginia Association of Museums. There is no charge to enter the museum to see the Stump Map. Fees apply if you’d like to tour the galleries and grounds.

The Stump Map was created between 1959 and 1974 by Robert L. Cross, a 92-year-old Winchester resident who is the grandson of former slaves from Clarke County.{/div}

The public can help the MSV win $4,000 to conserve the one-of-a-kind piece by voting online at If it’s one of the top two vote getters, the MSV will win up to $4,000 to have the Stump restored. You can vote once a day until Jan. 31.

Mindful Morning

Shenandoah University will host its second-ever Mindful Morning from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the James R. Wilkins Jr. Athletics & Events Center. Participants can experience yoga, pilates and mindfulness sessions and connect with wellness professionals from throughout the region. The event is open to the public. Shenandoah students, faculty and staff may attend for free. The cost for all others is $5. Register at For questions, contact Janet Gonzalez at or 540-665-4505.


Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester will host two concerts this weekend:

• Collage concert: 7:30 p.m. today; featuring talents of student and faculty artists in Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre, 620 Millwood Ave. Tickets: $12.

• U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own:” 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday at John Handley High School. Admission is free.

Information: 540-665-4587.

Rouss Center

Rouss Center for the Arts will present “Beauty, Brains and Personality” by Emmet Loverde 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 ages 3 and younger. Tickets, information: 540-705-0313, 888-341-7313 or visit

Winchester Little Theatre

Winchester Little Theatre will present “The Music Lesson” at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at 315 W. Boscawen St., Winchester.

Tickets are $20 or $60 for a party of four. Information: 540-662-3331 or Valerie O’Keefe at 540-336-2357 or

Schultz Theatre

The Schultz Theatre will host a baked potato and chili dinner from 5-7 p.m. and talent show from 7 to 8 p.m. today at J. Frank Hillyard Middle School, 26 Hawks Hill Drive, Broadway.

Tickets for the dinner and show are $10 for adults, $7 for ages 6 to 10 and free for ages 5 and younger (hot dog and mac and cheese option available). Single adult tickets are $8 for the dinner or $5 for the show only; kids are $6 and $3. Proceeds support the school’s production of “Into the Woods Jr.”

Information: 540-896-9600 or

Blandy Farm

The state Arboretum at Blandy Farm in Boyce will hold its annual seed swap and information exchange from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Bring seeds, plants, roots, cuttings, plus books or magazines to swap with fellow gardeners. Vendors will be on hand with live herbs. No invasive species of plants. Door prizes, refreshments. Admission is free. Information: 540-837-1758.

Barns of Rose Hill

AJ Swearingen & Kelli will perform the music of Simon & Garfunkel at 8 p.m. Saturday at Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and free for ages 12 and under. Information: 540-955-2004 or