The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:

Nature challenge

The State Arboretum at Blandy Farm in Boyce will host a City Nature Challenge from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The Arboretum will be joining over 60 cities to compete to see who can make the most observations of nature and find the most species. The Virginia Master Naturalist Shenandoah chapter will lead a walk for citizen scientists to find, snap photos and identify organisims.

Information: 540-837-1758, ext. 287, or visit