The following events are planned this weekend:

Front Porch Fridays

Herb + Hanson will perform at Front Porch Fridays music event at 7 p.m. today at Strasburg Square. Brews and snacks will be for sale from a local nonprofit organization.

In case of rain, announcements will be made by 4 p.m. today on Facebook @DiscoverStrasburg. Information: 540-465-9197.

Cross Roads Fest

The Town of New Market presents its annual summer music series Cross Roads Fest featuring Thieves of Burden from 6:30 to 9 p.m. today at Rebel Park, 9186 John Sevier Road. Food and drink available for purchase. Bring a blanket or chair. Admission is free. Information: 540-740-3850.


The Seven Bends Band will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Riley Outdoor Concert Series at W.O. Riley Park in Woodstock. Food available for purchase beginning at 6 p.m. Free Admission. Information: 540-459-3621.

Seven Bends State Park

Dave Brotman will present a program on the history of Camp Lupton as part of Seven Bends State Park’s free history and culture day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 1191 Lupton Road, Woodstock. Visitors should meet at the picnic shelter on the Lupton entrance.

Community garden

The Strasburg Community Garden is hosting children’s activities led by members of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners Association at 10 a.m. on Saturday at 295 Park Road. Saturday’s program will be on worms in the garden. Registration is limited to 10 children.

Future activities will be June 26 on composting, July 10 on pollinators, July 24 on wind chimes in the garden, Aug. 14 on attracting butterflies, Aug. 28 on insect safari, Sept. 11 on nature weaving, Sept. 25 on leaf and flower prints, Oct. 9 on making a bird feeder and Oct. 23 on putting the garden to bed.

Information: 540-459-6140 or email

Heritage Museum

The American Military Heritage Museum will host “Experience American Military History in Action” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 811 Fairfax Pike, Stephens City. Meet WWII veterans from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

The program will have re-enactors, living history displays, a large collection of WWII equipment and military vehicles, historic museum displays and WWI, Korean and Vietnam displays.

Free admission. Held rain or shine. Information:


Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation will host an evening of stargazing starting around 8:15 p.m. Saturday at the county park in Maurertown behind the tennis courts. In case of rain, call the cancellation line at 540-459-6777, option ‘O.’

Hope Arising Festival

Hope Arising, a free family-oriented community outreach festival, will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the field near Bing Crosby Stadium in Front Royal.

The festival brings awareness to the community of the local programs and services available to individuals and families dealing with food insecurity, homelessness, domestic violence, addiction and more.

There will be live music, free hot dogs, food trucks, obstacle course, petting zoo, Amazing Grace the mule, magic show, face painting, the Microwave Project, paint the ‘Hope’ sign, car show from 1 to 3 p.m., pictures of graduates and dunk the sheriff at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.


Rotary rummage sale

The Winchester Rotary Club will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the county fairgrounds in Clear Brook.

Admission for early birds is $10 to get in between 7 and 8 a.m. Saturday. Admission is free after 8 a.m. This year’s event will benefit Evans Home for Children to purchase a newer 15-passenger van.

Yeti Sun Run

The Yeti Sun Run will be held Saturday and Sunday hosted by Winchester Ciderworks at 2502 N. Frederick Pike, Winchester. This year’s run will benefit The Laurel Center.

David Vincent and his friends will run six 10K runs, 37.2 miles, over the course of two days. Runs will start on Saturday at 3 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. and on Sunday at 7 a.m., 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The goal is to raise $30,000.

Further information or to register, visit

Sky Meadows

Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will present a program on water-powered mills of the Crooked Run Valley from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Over 50 streams and waterways crisscross Fauquier County, once powering nearly 300 mills and providing an important service to local farmers.

Admission is free, although parking ranges from $3 to $5. Information: 540-592-3556.

Music in the Park

Music in the Mayor’s Park will feature The Rinnards from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Mount Jackson. Bring lawn chairs and/or snacks.

Shenandoah Conservatory

Shenandoah Conservatory’s Symphony Orchestra will perform virtually the works of Aron Copland through July 1. Tickets are $8-$20. Information, tickets: 540-665-4569,

Winchester Little Theatre

The Winchester Little Theatre will present video-on-demand of “Saints & Martyrs” through June 20. Tickets are $5.

Information: 540-662-3331 or Valerie O’Keefe at 540-336-2357 or