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

Front Porch Fridays

Diablo Dimes will perform at a new music series, Front Porch Fridays, from 7-9 p.m. today at Strasburg Square.

Those attending are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and snacks. There also will be a food truck, local brews and games for the kids. In case of rain, the concert will be held at Box Office Brewery. Information: 540-465-9197.


The Shenandoah Astronomical Society will sponsor Stargazing from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Shenandoah County Park in Maurertown. Telescopes will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own. If weather is questionable (cloudy/rainy) call 540-459-6777, option “0” for cancellation updates.

D-Day anniversary

The American Military Heritage Museum, in conjunction with the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, will host a special presentation and display focusing on the 75th anniversary of D-Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 811 Fairfax Pike, Stephens City.

There will also be a WWII veterans’ reunion at 10:30 a.m. Saturday along with a large collection of WWII equipment and vehicles, re-enactor displays, Korean and Vietnam War displays, and the WWII Stuart Tank. Information:


Kernstown Battlefield will host 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 at 1 p.m.

Information: 202-302-9129 or visit

Magic Lantern Theater

Magic Lantern Theater opens its summer outdoor classic film season Saturday showing the 1969 film “Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid” at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.) Saturday at Taylor Pavilion in downtown Winchester.

Attendees should bring chairs and/or blankets for seating. In case of rain, the movie will be shown at Handley Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St. Information: 540-678-0963 or

Relay for Life

Relay for Life Front Royal will hold a fundraising event from 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Skyline High School.

There will be games, music, a bounce house, track walking and a luminaria. Front Royal also has a new #GoldTogether for Childhood Cancer team honoring 8-year-old Orion Perry, a student at Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School, who is battling leukemia.



The Shenandoah Potters Guild will hold a pottery show and sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester.

Featured will be pottery demonstrations at 1 and 2 p.m. both days. Museum admission is not required to attend the show. Information: 540-662-1473 or


The Town of Strasburg and the Shenandoah Film Collaborative will show the film “Love Possibly” from 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday at the Strasburg Square.

Hop Festival

The annual Hop Blossom Craft Beer Festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday in Old Town featuring more than 40 breweries, live entertainment, a homebrew competition and crafters.

The event benefits and Dakota’s Dream Animal Rescue. Information: 540-409-5252 or visit


The Valley Boys will perform at the Second Sundays Music event from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Mount Jackson Town Park.


The Town of Luray will host its Evenings on Main free concert series featuring Low Low Chariot from 7-9 p.m. today at Performing Arts Luray on East Main St.