Court Square Theater, located at 41-F Court Square, is proud to announce the second annual “24 Hour Project”. The 24 Hour Project is a unique event that will take place from 5pm on the 23rd until 5pm the 24th. Featuring music, drama, comedy, dance, poetry, workshops, and many other forms of performance art. The event is a celebration of community and collaboration through a non-stop, 24-hour run of performances by artists both local and broad. Anyone interested in performing at this event is encouraged to do so. For all of those who will not be performing, volunteering, or becoming a donor, the ticket system works this way: wristbands will be sold for $10.00, wear it and don’t take it off. The wristband acts as your ticket to get into the theater. Come and go as you please, but it’s first come, first serve for seats. So, if the theater hits capacity, you’ll have to wait until someone leaves. The programs will list all of the performances and times, so get there early for the shows you really want to see. 540-433-9189.
Don’t let old man winter get you down. Here at Wintergreen Resort we have a fun weekend planned where you’ll find the exhilaration of winter sports and games. Key highlights for the weekend include Women’s Ski Clinic, USASA Slopestyles/DoubleCross and Freestyle Double Cross. 434-325-2200.
Freeze Your Snowballs Off 10k at Jeff Campbell’s House, 12572 Rockingham Pike. MS Word entry form available. Entry fee $2.00 SVTC members, $5.00 non-members. Jeff provides a generous spread of refreshments after the race. Wear tropical to deduct 1 minute from your time. Call 540-289-6863 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Augusta Expo, 277 Expo Road, events: C & E Gun Show on the 24th-25th; On the 31st Paranzino Brothers Construction Materials Auction. There will be doors, windows, trim, kitchen, bath, flooring, interior, exterior, name brand tools, and more. 540-943-3976/540-337-2552 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
3rd Annual Souper Bowl from11am-2pm at Washington and Lee University’s Evans Hall. Local Restaurants will contribute soup for sampling. The “Souper Bowl” will feature live entertainment and a festive atmosphere while highlighting each partner restaurant. Suggested donation for the event: $10 for students, $15 for adults and $40 per family. The Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee’s Backpack Program started in 2009 and has expanded to cover all seven elementary schools in Rockbridge and the Head Start programs. This vital program delivers backpacks filled with non-perishable food. Children are guaranteed lunch Monday through Friday and now by sending food home backpacks on Friday night CKWL ensures they have food over the weekend. 540-458-4669.
Blackfriars Playhouse presents the “Taming of the Shrew”. This hilarious comedy is much more than a “battle of the sexes”; it is also a profound look at the necessity of “play” in our lives. This production includes Shakespeare’s “Induction,” which presents the Kate and Petruchio story as a play within the play. Blending romantic comedy and outlandish farce, Shakespeare gives us a love story of psychological liberation and the mysteries of being married. For tickets and more information call 540.885.5588 ext. 24.
Grab your knitting, crochet, needlepoint, cross stitch or other hand craft and head on over to Mariah Amine Couture, 112 South Wayne Avenue, from 3-6pm for “Knit Night”. Hang out, socialize, and make some progress on those projects. Everyone welcome. 540-942-9022.
11th Annual Disc Golf Fundraiser for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank at Westover Park Disc Golf Course. All donations stay to benefit local people in need. The event is held in any weather conditions, playing one round of 21 holes. All entries received by the 9th will receive their choice of a disc or t-shirt and mini marker disc. Entry fee of $25.00 will be a donation to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank as well. Check-in and registration 9-10am. Ed.Steele@harrisonburgva.gov.
17th Annual Stickman’s Tandems 5K at Signal Knob Middle School, 687 Sandy Hook Road. Start time is 9:30am. Run in the shadow of the Massanutten Mountains as a member of a two-person team. Your finish place will be combined with your teammate’s to determine the winners. Low score wins. If you don’t have a teammate, we’ll pair you up with somebody. 540-336-2827 or email@example.com.
Winterfest Beach Bash at the Civic Center, featuring “The Band of Oz”. Tickets are $8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. Food and drink will be available for purchase. 540-375-3004.
Rockingham County Fairgrounds events: Whetzel Estate Auction on the 31st; Virginia Club Calf Producers Association Winter Classic, join us as we celebrate 10 years on the 31st-Feb. 1st. 540-434-5000.
Bryce Resort will host the National Standard Race. This event offers recreational skiers of all ages and abilities the opportunity to test their skills against the national NASTAR pacesetter. Platinum, gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded based on an individual’s time, as handicapped by age category and gender. Don’t miss the opportunity to see your NASTAR results on the Internet at www.nastar.com. Nastar races are held Saturday, Sunday and holiday afternoons starting at 3:30pm until or as announced by the Ski School. The cost is $7.00 for two runs. 540-856-2121 or 303-253-6301.
Blackfriars Playhouse, 10 S. Market Street, presents “White Devil” on the 1st-21st; “Rover” 6th-21st; “Taming of the Shrew” on the 20th-28th; “Every Man in His Humor” on the 7th-28th. Admission fee. www.americanshakespearecenter.com or 540-851-1733.
Mary Baldwin's Shakespeare and Performance program presents the United States première of Clyomon and Clamydes, the play that probably didn't inspire Monty Python and the Holy Grail. This rollicking adventure follows the fortunes of Sir Clyomon and Sir Clamydes, two bold knights who encounter a dragon, Alexander the Great, and an enchanter named Bryan in a hilarious evening of couplings and couplets. Clyomon and Clamydes plays at the Blackfriars in Staunton on February 2nd and 3rd at 8pm. Admission is free but donations are encouraged.
“First Friday” at the Explore More Discovery Museum, 150 S. Main Street. Free admission from 4-7pm. We strive to provide high-quality museum experiences for all children and their families. Your adventure begins when you enter the museum. 540-442-8900.
“Warrior Weekend” at Wintergreen Resort. Join us as we salute our Military personnel at this family filled event. Please help us pay tribute to our Warriors as they will be present and participating in the Adaptive Sports Wounded Warriors event. Active military, veterans and their families are eligible for a 20% discount on all standard lift, rental, lessons, treehouse, and lodging. wintergreenresort.com/Warrior-Weekend/ or 855-699-1858.
Daddy/Daughter Sweetheart Dance at the Community Activities Center. Spend a fun filled evening with your little miss from 6-7:30pm. Music, refreshments, and a special photo will all be included in your evening. This is open to ages 10 and older. $5.00 per couple, additional children is $2.00 per child. For additional information or to register call 540-433-9168 or Matthew.Little@harrisonburgva.gov.
Annual Tons of Fun and Roanoke Camp Fair. We’re celebrating our 16th annual event of free activities, including balloon sculptures, face painting, clowns, creative crafts, magic, entertainment and more. Representatives of many local community organizations will be filling Tanglewood Mall with activities designed for children and their families. Back again this year will be “Fun Stations” where children can participate in skills-building enrichment activities. As always, there will be rides and giant inflatables for youth of all ages. You’ll be delighted by all there is to see and do. Also meet with representatives of summer camps throughout the region and find out which camp is right for your child. Door prizes include free weeks at camp. 540-387-6078 or 540-777-6326.
Indoor Market at Augusta Expoland from 9am-2pm. If you’re looking for a great deal, unique items, you are sure to find one at an Expo Market. Admission is $1.00 or you can bring some canned food. The canned food collection will benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. 540-943-3976 or 540-337-2552.
Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane presents “Virginia’s Native Americans ” program for children in grades 1-3, 9-11:30am and grades 4-6, 12:30-3pm. Before Europeans arrived, Native Americans lived and hunted throughout Virginia. Join us as we learn about Virginia’s earliest settllers, learn outdoor skills, and make related craft s and snacks. Registration Code: Americans. Fee is $22.00. Register online at our site www.blandy.virginia.edu/home or 540-837-1758 ext 224.
February 10-March 1–Lexington.
Virginia Horse Center events: Old Time Music Jam on the 10th; Star City Canine Training Club will be hosting an AKC Agility Trial, on the 12th-15th and a match (run-throughs) will precede the trial on Thursday the 12th; Polar Bear Horse Show schooling is a Hunter winter schooling show series to prepare for the spring show season on the 14th; UPHA and Winter Tournament on the 21st; Hollins University Spring Welcome Horse Show “A” on the 26th-March 1st. 540-464-2950.
The Friendship Retirement Community presents “Sister Act” at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre. Also we invite you to dine with us prior to each Broadway show and enjoy an elegant meal from our new, enhanced menu. Sister Act is Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash. Admission fee. 540-853-5483.
James Madison University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts/Forbes Center for the Performing Arts will host the Senior Dance Concert at Earlynn J. Miller Dance Theatre. JMU’s senior dance majors are on the verge of graduation and entering into their exciting careers as dance artists. Come watch them as they showcase their amazing work in this annual concert. Admission fee is $10.00. 540-568-4394, office or 434-327-9705, cell.
The Moss Arts Center, located at 190 Alumni Mall, presents “FROGZ”. Imago creators Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad are alchemists, magicians, theatrical animators, and physical comedians. Defying classification, they populate the stage with comedic amphibians, acrobatic larvae, circus boulders, and metamorphosing humans in works that tantalize the senses, the intellect, and the passions. Recommended for ages 3 and older. Admission is $25.00 general admission, $10.00 for children 18 and under. The center was named for artist and donor Patricia Buckley Moss. 540-231-0856.
Valentine’s Day Horse Drawn Carriage Rides at James Madison University from 5-8 pm. Romantic horse drawn carriages leave from the Frances Plecker Education Center found on the grounds of the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum. Advance reservations recommended. Walk up rides may be available day of event. For reservations call 540-231-0856 or 540-231-5300. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monster Jam at the Berglund Center, 710 Williamson Road. Children and adults alike can enjoy the thrills of watching oversized trucks jumping over cars and maneuvering through dirt tracks. It is a loud, lively and incredibly fun venue that brings out the boys in grown men and is a fun outing for all members of the household. Freestyle runs let drivers show the audience what the monster truck can do. The tricks and stunts captivate the full attention of the audience. Photo opportunities are also available as the vehicles wait to take their place on the track or while the trucks pause between performing tricks. For admission fee and times call 540-853-5483.
Come join Wintergreen Resort for their “President’s Weekend” event. Some of our best conditions are this month. Bring the family and take advantage of great skiing, riding and tubing. Lots of fun planned events include: Live entertainment at The Edge on the 13th-14th; Rail Jam on the 14th at 6pm in the Terrain Park. This event is open to skiers and snowboarders of all ages. Valid lift ticket required. Demo Days by Freestyle on the 14th-15th at the Top of Acorn. DJ mixing up the tunes outside the rental shop on the 14th-16th. 855-699-1858 or 434-325-8003.
Shenandoah Valley Runners “Heart and Soles 5K” (Winter Series Race 6) at the Town Hall, 7875 Church Street. Celebrate your love of running with this Valentine’s Day inspired race. $10.00 non-members; $2.00 for age 65 or older and students. 540-931-1810 or email@example.com.
Winter in the Valley Antique Show. A gathering of antique dealers and folk artists bringing together unique country primitive antiques in painted and attic surface finishes and unique handmade folk art needful to the primitive home. 434-361-9137 or 434-964-7008.
February 17, 24–Staunton.
Frontier Culture Museum’s Winter Lecture Series: Where Civilization and the Wild Collide: The Frontier Imagination of William Gilmore Simms by Todd Hagstette on the 17th; Federalists Canary in the Coal Mine of the Frontier: Hugh Henry Brackenridge’s (Reluctant) Encounter with Emergent America in Modern Chivalry by Robert Battistini on the 24th. All Lectures will take place at 7pm in the Dairy Barn Lecture Hall and are free to the public. 540-332-7850.
28th Annual Western Virginia Sport Show will be held at Augusta Expoland. This show is a unique family event. We feature more displays and vendor categories than any other show in the region. Special guests and attractions include Welde’s Big Bear Show, Raptors Up Close and more. Trout fishing tank with local grown rainbow trout. Fish as much as you want, keep one fish, trophies given for largest catches. Also Free seminars, contests and demonstrations take place throughout the entire three day event along with hourly door prize drawings and you could win a Parker crossbow. Ticket prices per day are 12 yrs and older $9.00, 5 yrs to 11 yrs $4.00, 4 and under are free. 540-337-7018 or 540-350-2263.
Disney Live presents Mickey’s Magic Show at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre. Mickey, Minnie and a host of Disney friends come together with world-class magicians to perform magic from legendary Disney films right before your eyes. See the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split second; the spectacular levitation of Aladdin’s Princess Jasmine; and the enchanted dancing brooms of Fantasia. Join Donald and Goofy, Alice and the Mad Hatter, and many more for a one-of-a-kind stage show you’ll never forget. Mickey’s Magic Show is a whole new way to experience Disney Magic with your family. 540-853-5483.
Waynesboro Concerts presents Alex DePue with Miguel de Hoyos at the Main Street United Methodist Church, 601 West Main Street. They are World-renowned violinist/fiddler leads duo through an array of styles-classical, bluegrass, rock with blazing virtuosity and emotion. Entertainers with genre-crossing repertoir. 540-942-1179.
Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane presents “Nature’s Recyclers” program for children in grades 1-3, 9-11:30am and grades 4-6, 12:30-3pm. Recycling is now part of our lives. In nature decomposers are nature’s main recyclers, breaking down wood, fallen leaves, dead animals, and more. We will learn about nature’s recyclers and make art from our own recycled products. Registration Code: Recycle. Fee is $22.00. Register online at our site www.blandy.virginia.edu/home or 540-837-1758 ext 224.
Annual Winter Wine Festival will be held at the historic Stonewall Jackson Hotel. This event features tastings of Virginia wine and ciders as well as a selection of local artisans products. The Winter Wine Festival is a wonderful way to enjoy a winter afternoon of wine, shopping and restaurants in downtown Staunton. For directions or more information call 540-885-7676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free admission and activities from 10am to 4pm at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst Street. The day features the exhibition Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art at 10:30 and 11:30. From 1-3pm, Ken Marquis, founder of the Landfillart Project will be in the galleries to speak with visitors about Second Time Around. Throughout the day make your own mini hubcap-inspired work of art in the Learning Center and a variety of gallery activities. The upcoming MSV day event will take place from 10am to 4pm. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. Several wheelchairs are available for use free of charge during your MSV visit. 1-888-556-5799.
Explore More Discovery Museum, 150 S. Main Street will host the following events: Discovery Cart at 11am on the 21st and 28th; Science Explorers at 4pm on the 24th; Studio Kids at 3:30pm on the 26th; Young Explorers at 10:30am and Preschool Pals at 11:15 on the 27th. Admission fee. 540-422-8900.
February 23–Front Royal.
The Front Royal Oratorio Society is looking for new singers. No audition, no prior experience necessary, just a love of music. Rehearsals are held in the Happy Creek United Methodist Church, 1652 Happy Creek Road. For more information call 540-635-4842.
Biscuits and Bingo at Chick-fil-A, 1691 E Market Street, the last Wednesday of every month. This is a completely free game brought to you by Chick-fil-A, RMH Senior Advantage and the Parks and Recreation. 540-574-2232.
Berglund Performing Arts Theatre will feature music from Connick’s vast musical catalog including songs from his most recent releases “Smokey Mary” and “Every Man Should Know.” To date, Connick has released 29 albums, won three Grammy Awards and two Emmy Awards and garnered sales of 28 million. With “Every Man Should Know,” Connick triumphs once again with a depth of feeling that signals another milestone for one of the music world’s most multi-faceted artists. Critics have been quick to agree with People Magazine calling it “impressive,” and the Boston Globe saying the album features “his most thoughtful and personal songs to date” and says its “an album that every Harry Connick, Jr. fan should own.” 540-853-5483.
The Harlem Globetrotters will be at the Berglund Center Coliseum. Pre-show interactive event “Magic Pass” available separately for an additional $22 per person. Last year was the Globetrotters biggest tour ever, and this year promises to be even bigger. More incredible ball handling, trick shots, and side-splitting comedy than ever before. How can the Globetrotters’ arch rivals the Washington Generals hope to compete against the world’s most amazing basketball entertainers? Sources tell us that the Generals, desperate to win have a cunning new plan of attack and will stop at nothing to come out on top at the final buzzer. The Globetrotters love to see smiles on the faces of families around the arena. The audience’s happiness is the energy that powers the team, so Globetrotter stars recharge on court after the game with an autograph, photograph and high fives session just for our fans. Groups of 10+ are eligible for discounts. Hannah Mankin, 540-853-5382. Parents wishing to accompany children to Magic Pass also need a ticket. Magic Pass will go from 5:30-6pm. Must have both event ticket and Magic Pass for entry.
There’s no better way to warm up on a cold day in February than to join us for our Annual Chili Dinner at Braddock Street United Methodist Church, 115 Wolfe Street. Please mark your calendars now for this event. The dinner will feature chili donated from Wendy’s, a fresh salad, dessert, music and celebrity waiters. 540-662-8520.
February 28–Front Royal.
Lose Your Shoes and Shirt Off Your Back 5K, Winter Series Race 7, at Warren County High School, 155 Westminster Road. Bring donations of running shoes and shirts for those less fortunate. 703-906-4304.
Got some cabin fever? Bring your family to the Cecil F. Gilkerson Community Activities Center for a showing of the classic kid friendly movie “Back to the Future”. We will have mats and chairs but you can bring a blanket or comfy seat. Anyone under the age of 14 must be with an adult. All movies start at 6:30pm. For additional information call 540-433-9168.
A battle awaits you at Coyner Springs Park the battle begins at 9:30 as we pay homage to our City’s namesake, General “Mad” Anthony Wayne, with the 4th Annual Mad Anthony Mud Run. Mad Anthony was known for his tenacity, intensity and character. We hope that you will bring those same attributes as you complete this adventurous challenge including numerous “battles” that will confront you along the way. To find out about the battles go to www.runthevalley.com/mad-anthony-mud-run/. To register, directions or more information call 540-942-6735 or email@example.com
Soul Food Dinner at the Lucy Simms Center Auditorium. Enjoy an evening of musical entertainment while socializing and sampling some traditional soul food dishes made by some of the Northeast Community’s lifelong residents. This is a free event that will take place from 5pm-8pm. Newly added to this year’s event will be an Art Show. 540-437-9213.
February 28–Highland County.
The Maple Queen Contest is held in the Highland High School gymnasium at 7 pm. The Maple Queen Ball follows the crowning of the Maple Queen at the Blue Grass Ruritan building from 9 pm-1 am. Refreshments and an admission charge. There is an entry fee for both events. 540-468-2550.