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January 2016

January 1–Staunton.
This is the last day that Gypsy Hill Park’s 214 acres will be a fairyland of holiday lights from 5-11pm. 540-886-8660.
 
January 1–Harrisonburg.
“First Friday” at the Explore More Discovery Museum, 150 S. Main Street. Everyone is welcome to enjoy free admission from 4-7 pm. 540-442-8900.
 
January 1–Delaplane.
Start the New Year by getting outside for 1.8 miles over moderate terrain at Sky Meadows State Park. Meet at the Log Cabin to see historic features along the Boston Mill Road Trail and Snowden Trail that have a wild side. Young explorers will assist by finding hidden clues that reveal nature and history. Afterwards, join us for light refreshments in the log house. Free admission to the Park. 540-592-3556.
 
January 1-2–Staunton.
The Presbyterian Manse is decorated for Christmas as it would have been in the 1850s, the same year the Wilsons moved to Staunton. Learn more how the traditions evolved from the time of the Wilson’s to the traditions we now associate in the 19th century. 540-885-0897.
 
January 1-8–Winchester.
Don your stocking caps and wrap those scarves tight as you take a magical stroll through the annual light show at Clearbrook Park from 5:30-9:30pm. Warm up in the cabin with some hot chocolate and cookies or where you might run into Santa. Lights out at 10pm so please plan your visit accordingly. Admission fee. 540-665-5678.
 
January 1-30–Waynesboro.
Join us for good food while listening to great music at Step-N-Out Restaurant, 2323 W. Main Street. Featuring Dirt Road Dean, Bennie Dodd and Alex Arbaugh, Justin Williams, Shannon Branch. Call 540-221-6251 for entertainment schedule.
 
January 2–Waynesboro.
“Can Your Fines” event at all Augusta County Library locations. Donate canned goods to the Augusta County Library food drive for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and we’ll forgive your fines. One overdue fine removed for each can donated. Augusta County Library includes 5 locations: Churchville Branch Library, Craigsville Library Station, Deerfield Library Station, Fishersville Library (Main), Middlebrook Library Station. 540-885-3961.
 
January 2–Millwood.
Enjoy the beauty of a plantation house from times gone by at the Shenandoah Valley Runners 5K, held on the grounds of Historic Long Branch Estate, 830 Long Branch Lane. 540-323-1925.
 
January 5-26–Harrisonburg.
Area events: On the 5th-26th, Team Trivia every Tuesday at Clementine, 153 South Main Street. Arrive before 9, game starts at 9pm. Teams of 6 or less flex your mind muscle and win a $50.00 gift certificate. 540-801-8881; On the 7th-28th, Come and Play event at Chick-fil-A, 1691 E. Market Street. Join us for story-time and a craft every Thursday morning. This event is completely free and if you join us four times you will receive a free kids meal. 540-574-2232; On the 8th, Stroll the streets of downtown the first Friday of every month and enjoy extended hours at many shops and businesses while viewing art and enjoying performances by local artists, musicians, and more. 540-432-8935.
 
January 8–Waynesboro.
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. Everyone is welcome to join the fun as we socialize and work on our project. 540-942-9022.
 
January 8-10–Roanoke.
The entire Berglund Center will be completely transformed, from the front door to the backyard where you’ll find it all at the Greater Roanoke Home and Garden Show. Shop in our art, gift, gourmet center, plant sales and more. Also giveaways and free stuff. Don’t leave the kids home, they can enjoy hands-on activities in the kids workshops. See Fluff-N-Stuff demonstrations on making stuffed animals and have the chance to make your own. Plus, an onsite Pet Zone with pet adoptions by Angels of Assisi. Admission fee for 17 and over, 16 years and under, active military with ID are free. 540-853-5483.
 
January 9–Harrisonburg.
Got some cabin fever? Bring your family to the Cecil F. Gilkerson Community Activities Center for a showing of “Shrek”, a classic kid friendly movie. 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.  540-433-9168.
 
January 9-18–Wintergreen.
Events: On the 9th-10th Ski Club and Scout weekend; On the 15th-18th Martin Luther King weekend events will include demo days by Freestyle, rail jam, kickoff of the National Ski Areas Association’s safety awareness. Also, great music slopeside, live entertainment at the Edge, and Nastar. 434-325-2200.
 
January 13-15–Fishersville.
The Virginia Farm Show will be held at Augusta Expo Land. In addition to exhibits of all the major lines of equipment and services there is a Skid Steer Rodeo for all the attendees to watch as well as participate in. This event enables participants to compete for trophies and cash prizes for all major lines of skid steers. 1-800-218-5586.
 
January 15-16–Lexington.
Annual Lee-Jackson Day events: Annual Symposium at the Holiday Inn Express, which is free and open to the public on the 15th. Then on the 16th a Wreath Laying and Military Salute in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery at the gravesite of General Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson at 10:30am; Lee-Jackson Day Parade through downtown from the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery at 11:15am all are welcomed to join in the procession or watch; Memorial Service will be held at Lauderdale ARP church at 300 S. Main St. near Stonewall Jackson Cemetery at noon; Following the memorial services, a luncheon will be held at the Holiday Inn Express at approximately 1:30pm and music by the 2nd VA Cavalry String Band. Following the meal visitors can enjoy dancing and music. Reservations must be received by the 13th. Any net proceeds will benefit the Stonewall Brigade-Lee fund. 540-461-0389 or adjutantcamp1296@embarqmail.com. For more information leejacksonday.webs.com.
 
January 15-16, 21–Lexington.
In honor of Lee-Jackson Day, the Stonewall Jackson House, 8 East Washington Street will be open to the public from noon-5pm. Tours are on the hour and half-hour with the last tour at 4:30pm on the 16th-17th and on the 21st, Help us to celebrate Stonewall Jackson’s 192nd Birthday from 10am-4pm. Free tours of the home will be given on the hour and the half-hour with the last tour at 3:30pm. Complimentary hot cider and birthday cake will be provided. 540-464-7704.
 
January 15-24–Lexington.
Horse Center events: On the 15th-17th,  Star City Canine Training Club Dog Agility Trials; On the 21st-24th, Stonewall Country Horse Show I. 540-529-3545.
 
January 16–Front Royal.
Shenandoah Valley Runners Winter Series  Predicted Time 5 Miler at Bowling Green Country Club-South, Bowling View Road Entrance. Predict your time and then see how close you come to the actual distance. No: watches, headphones, dogs, strollers. Registration ends the 15th at 8pm. 540-305-4944 or csnyder123@comcast.net.
 
January 16–Roanoke.
13th Annual Guns vs. Hoses hockey game at the Berglund Center. This is a charity ice hockey tournament played to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Each year local Roanoke-area firefighters (the Hoses) take on a team of local Roanoke-area police officers and law enforcement personnel (the Guns). We’d like to thank our sponsors and fans for their continued support in making Guns and Hoses not only possible, but a huge success and blessing to those benefiting from the MDA and the work they do. Admission fee. 540-853-5483.
 
January 17–Roanoke.
Join us for an elegant bridal show event from 1-5pm that will be showcasing the finest vendors in the area at The Berglund Center, formerly the Roanoke Civic Center, 710 Williamson Road. Visit with the area’s most trusted wedding professionals displaying products and services. There will be catering samples and  you can sample cakes. See a spectacular fashion show by Becky’s Bridal, Bride’s House, and David’s BridalWin. Thousands of dollars in door prizes. The Grand Prize is $35,000, Roanoke Dream Wedding- awarded to one lucky couple who attends this show. Sponsored by Virginia Bride Magazine. Admission is $10.00 cash only. Pay at the door only. ATM on premises. There is no limit on people who want to attend. 804-822-1768.
 
January 20–Harrisonburg.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, 147 Warsaw Avenue, Mainstage Theatre. Legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, takes center stage in this witty, fast-paced production by the acclaimed Aquila Theatre. With actors drawn from top British and American stages, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a thrilling and memorable ride full of suspense and intrigue. 540-568-7000.
 
January 22–Winchester.
Annual Collage Concert begins at 7:30pm in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. This concert features the combined talents of student and faculty artists in a dynamic, collaborative showcase of music from across the conservatory. Tickets are $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for senior citizens and $5.00 for non-SU students. 540-665-4569 or go to conservatoryperforms.org.
 
January 23–Lexington.
Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Concert at the First Baptist Church. Join with us as we honor Dr. King’s contributions to America with the wonderful Lexington tradition of the Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Concert. Take part in a dramatic reading of the I Have a Dream speech interspersed with musical commentary in the form of audience sing-alongs and works performed by the W&L University Singers, Cantatrici, the Men’s Glee Club and the MLK Combo. Be there for this powerful annual event at W&L. No tickets are required. 540-458-8000.
 
January 23–Winchester.
Lots of Bargains at 164 Poorhouse Road, on the fourth Saturday of every month. Different vendors each month. Breakfast and lunch served. Help the Round Hill Ruritan Club give back to our Community. www.roundhillruritan@gmail.com or call 540-514-5746.
 
January 23–Staunton.
The Blackfriars Playhouse presents the Tempest, Shakespeare’s final solo play. The spectacular storm that opens the play to the island creatures Ariel and Caliban, to the glistering masque of the spirits, then finally, to Prospero’s last acts of reconciliation and forgiveness. 540-885-5588.
 
January 23–Roanoke.
Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Octet will be at the Jefferson Center’s Shaftman Performance Hall. Pianist, composer and band leader Arturo O’Farrill heats up Jefferson Center’s annual Latin Dance Party with his scorching hot octet. Sizzling rhythms, a blistering horn section and sweltering Spanish Harlem textures fuse with O’Farrill’s dexterous finger-work for a tropical night of Afro-Cuban music at 8pm. Following the Arturo O’Farrill show, join us for the Latin Dance Party featuring  West End Mambo inside Fitzpatrick Hall. You do not have to purchase an Arturo O’Farrill concert ticket to attend the Latin Dance Party. However, Arturo O’Farrill ticket holders who want to move their feet to the latin beat, following the concert will receive a $3.00 discount off of the Latin Dance Party.
 
January 24–Harrisonburg.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites at Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, 147 Warsaw Avenue,  Mainstage Theatre. This puppet production by one of the most respected creators of family entertainment includes the wonderful story of the metamorphosis of The Very Hungry Caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly, the fanciful account of the travels of Little Cloud through the sky, and the discovery by the Mixed-Up Chameleon of his own unique nature. A Forbes Family Fun event. 540-568-4394.
 
January 24–Lexington.
Laura Bell Bundy will present a master class about entering the professional world through theater, film, television, and will share her personal experiences and advice at Washington and Lee University’s Keller Theatre. No tickets are required. 540-458-8000.
 
January 24–Staunton.
The Blackfriars Playhouse presents Measure for Measure, an unblinking look into the way humanity confuses lust and love, goodness and selfrighteousness. Measure for Measure explores who sins most in a congregation of murderers, pimps, politicians, whores, nuns, and nobles. Shakespeare’s electrifying exploration of the arrogance of power hovers tantalizingly between comedy and tragedy. 540-885-5588.
 
January 29–Salem.
9th Annual Winterfest Beach Bash at the Civic Center. The popular group “The Band of Oz” will be in town to help melt away the winter cold with a little summertime fun.  Doors open at 5pm and the music will begin at 6pm. Admission is $8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door, cash or checks only. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Penguin Club’s community service projects. This event has sold out for the last several years, so come get your tickets before we run out. 540-375-3004.
 
January 29–Raphine.
Clark’s Ole Time Music Center, 1288 Ridge Road is a haven for old-time music and mountain dance, from 7:30-10 pm. Musicians from the surrounding communities get together with dancers and listeners. Join Bruce Clark and the gang for a real down-home good time. No alcohol or smoking on premises. Call ahead to ensure the Friday night jam. Suggested admission is $8.00 for singles, $15.00 for couples. For more information call 540-377-2490.
 
January 29-30–Lexington.
The rumbling sound you hear in Lexington will be coming from the Virginia Horse Center. What people will see are excellent athletes, both man and bull, it’s hide, hump, hooves and horns, that is when the MSRA Professional Bulls, Barrels and Broncs stampede into town. The event features some of the nation’s top cowboys as they match their skills against bucking beasts. Then, there is the comedy of barrel man-funny man Cleve “Wolfpack” Adams. 540-464-2950.
 
January 29-31–Harrisonburg.
Virginia Club Calf Producers Association Winter Classic and Eastern Elite Production Sale at the Rockingham Fairgrounds, 4808 S. Valley Pike. 540-434-0005.
 
January 29, 31–Staunton.
The Blackfriars Playhouse presents Women Beware Women. Family betrayals, romantic infidelities, and false friendships abound. The ladies of the Florentine court must play to win in a deliciously wicked game of lewdness and lies or else risk the ultimate loss, their lives. Call for more information. 540-885-5588.
 
January 30–Strasburg.
Shenandoah Valley Runners 18th Stickman’s Tandems 5K at the High School, 250 Ram Drive. Your finish place will be combined with your teammate’s to determine the winners. Low score wins. Four divisions: men, women, co-ed and family. 540-336-2827, stickman@shentel.net.
 
January 30–Boyce.
Seed Exchange from 10am-2pm at Blandy Experimental Farm. Bring seeds, plants, roots, and cuttings, plus books or magazines to swap with fellow gardeners. Vendors will be on hand with live herbs, products made from dried herbs and teas. Master Gardeners will be on hand. Admission is free. 540-837-1758.
 
January 30–Harrisonburg.
Ice Bowl fund raiser for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. We run registration from 9-10am, with players meeting at 10:30, and start time 11:00 am. We play all 21 holes on the Westover Disc Golf Course for a single round. We will play in virtually any weather conditions. The colder and snowier, the better. At the end of the round we will host a small pot luck provided by Rocktown Disc Golf Club members to help warm the players after their round. Entry fee is $25.00, which goes directly to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Non-perishable food item donations are optional, and also go directly to the BRAFB. All entries received by the 8th will receive their choice of a commemorative Ice Bowl disc or t-shirt and mini marker disc. ed.steele@harrisonburgva.gov or 540-433-2474.
 
January 30-31–Fishersville.
C & E Gun show at Augusta Expoland. Our show offers a huge variety of  guns, gun related accessories and self protection items. Training, holsters, safes, antique pistols, swords, knives, Samurai swords, cartridges, Early Indian/Western Americana, militaria of all wars and Coins. Admission fee. 540-953-0016.
 
January 31–Lexington.
4th Annual Souper Bowl from11am-2pm at Washington and Lee University’s Evans Hall. Don’t miss this campus/community event. Local restaurants will contribute soup for sampling. The “Souper Bowl” will feature live entertainment and a festive atmosphere while highlighting each partner restaurant. All proceeds benefit the Campus Kitchen’s Backpack Program which provides a bag of food for children to take home each weekend and serves over 700 area students. Suggested donation for the event: $10.00 for students, $15.00 for adults and $40.00 per family. 540-458-4669.
 
February 2016

February 1, 19-21–Winchester.
Body Renew Fitness and Family Sports Center, 221 Commonwealth Court, events: Hot Tub and Swim Spa Expo from noon-10pm on the 1st; East Coast Consumer Home Show features HGTV celebrities, cooking demonstrations, everything for in and around your home and much more on the 19th-21st. 540-869-0100.
 
February 1-29–Waynesboro.
The Black History Museum at the Rosenwald Community Center, 413 Port Republic Road, is celebrating Black History Month with tours of the museum. For appointment call 540-942-6735.
 
February 1-29–Harrisonburg.
Oasis Fine Art and Craft, 103 S. Main Street, will host an exhibit titled “Gifted and Giving: Art is Mission”.  This group exhibit is by artists associated with AiM, Art is Mission. AiM is a group of artists who donate original works of their art for the purpose of raising funds for not-for-profit organizations, such as the Salvation Army, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, and any other not-for-profit chosen by the artists. Please join us in this very worthwhile and different exhibit. 517-219-7826 or 540-442-8188.
 
February 2-26–Waynesboro.
Waynesboro Public Library, 600 S. Wayne Avenue, events: Pajama Night every Tuesday for children in preschool or early elementary from 6:30-7:30. Come in your jammies for some bedtime fun for a story and snack, then stay after Pajama Night to read to a furry friend from Positive Paws. These certified therapy pups are the perfect listeners that are friendly, attentive, and never judgemental; Friday Night at the Movies. New features on the big screen. Enjoy free popcorn and soda. Check at the library for the featured film on the 12th and 26th. 540-942-6746.
 
February 4-25–Harrisonburg.
Come and Play event at Chick-fil-A, 1691 E. Market Street, from 10 am-10:45am. Join us for story-time and a craft every Thursday. This event is completely free and if you join us four times you will receive a free kids meal. 540-574-2232.
 
February 5–Blackburg.
Blair Thomas and Co. Puppet Theater  present Moby Dick at Virginia Tech’s Moss Arts Center starting 7:30pm. Melville’s famed narrator Ishmael recounts his journey on the Pequod as Captain Ahab’s relentless pursuit of the White Whale. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Admission fee. 540-231-0856.
 
February 5-7–Wintergreen.
Join Wintergreen Resort for a family filled weekend as we salute our Military personnel. At Warrior Weekend active military, veterans and their families are eligible for discounted lift tickets and lodging this weekend. Help us pay tribute to our Warriors as they will be present and participating in the Wintergreen Adaptive Sports Wounded Warriors event. Admission fee. 855-699-1858.
 
February 5-27–Lexington.
Virginia Horse Center events: Stonewall Country Horse Show on the 5th-7th and 21st-24th; Old Time Music Jam on the 9th; Polar Bear Horse Show on the 13th-14th; Star City Canine on the 18th-21st; Mountain State Rodeo Association on the 26th-27th. 540-464-2950.
 
February 6–Harrisonburg.
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. For additional information or to register call 540-433-9168.
 
February 6–Fishersville.
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 and finishes and unique handmade folk art needful to the primitive home. Admission fee. Snow date is the 20th. 434-361-9137 or 434-964-7008.
 
February 6–Roanoke.
17th Annual Tons of Fun at Tanglewood Mall from 10am-4pm. We’re celebrating our event of free activities/admission. Featuring balloon sculptures, face painting, performances, clowns, creative crafts, magic and more. Representatives of many local community organizations and businesses will fill the mall with fun family activities. Plus, enjoy rides and giant inflatables for youth of all ages. You’ll be delighted by all there is to see and do. 540-777-6326 or 540-387-6078.
 
Febuary 6–Boyce.
Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane presents “Eco-Inventors”. This program is for children in grades 1-3, starting 9-11:30am and for grades 4-6, starting 12:30-3pm. Calling all aspiring inventors. Many of our inventions were inspired by plants and animals. Discover more about the ways we combine biology and engineering in our everyday lives. Velcro from plant burrs, swimsuits from shark skin, adhesives from gecko toes. Register online at our site: www.blandy.virginia.edu/home or 540-837-1758 ext 287.
 
February 6, 13, 14–Bayse.
Bryce Resort’s Copper Kettle invites you to come and join us for some great evening entertainment. Featuring the Worx on the 6th, there is a cover charge of $20.00 and no cover charge for DJ Doug on the 13th or Jerry Wimmer on the 14th. 540-856-2121.
 
February 13–Middletown.
Shenandoah Valley Runners “Heart and Soles 5K” at the Town Hall, 7875 Church Street. Celebrate your love of running with this Valentine’s Day inspired race. Registration is from 8:30-9:15am and admission is $10.00. Race is chip timed using our club Ipico chip timing. No headphones/dogs/strollers are allowed. We run rain or shine, unless there’s ice. 540-931-1810.
 
February 13–Staunton. 
Mad Hatter’s Party at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum from 1-3pm.  Things are never as they seem. Join our staff and celebrate 150 years of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Participants will create crafts and enjoy a scavenger hunt as they search for tarts, red roses, and talking doorknobs. It is always six o’clock and time for tea in Wonderland where even the teacups are edible. The Mad Hatter’s Party will take place in the Education Parlor of the WWPL’s Dolores Lescure building located at 18 North Coalter Street and is for children ages first grade through 10 years old. The cost for this event is $10.00 per child or $25 for two children, it’s always more fun with a friend. For more information or to register your child contact Susan Laser at museumeducator@woodrowwilson.org or call 540885-0897 ext. 110. To register online visit www.woodrowwilson.org/events
 
February 13-14–Harrisonburg.
Valentine’s Day Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, at James Madison University. Romantic horse drawn carriage rides leave from the Frances Plecker Ed Center at James Madison University by moonlight. Advance reservations recommended. Walk up rides may be available day of event. Call to reserve 540-568-3194.
 
February 20–Harrisonburg.
Got some cabin fever?  Bring your family to the Cecil F. Gilkerson Community Activities Center for a showing of the classic kid friendly movie “Toy Story”. 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.
 
February 20–Lexington.
Discovery Days at the George C. Marshall Museum and Library. George C. Marshall knew he would need everyone’s help to win World War II. Different kinds of people from different parts of the country needed to work together to accomplish the goal. Join us as we create teams and work together on a Minecraft building challenge. Please feel free to bring your own Xbox 360 controller. To register call 540-463-7103.
 
February 20–Winchester.
Free admission and activities from 10am to 4pm at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst Street. 540-662-1473.
 
February 20–Staunton.
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 artisan 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 adminhsf@historicstaunton.org.
 
February 20–Boyce.
Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane presents Skulls, Scat and Skins, for grades 1-3 and 4-6. What creatures are lurking around us? Can you identify these animals by their skulls, scat, tracks, or fur? Can you tell meat-eating animals from plant-eating animals? Join us and the answers to these questions will soon be “Yes.” Related games, crafts, and snacks included. Register by calling 540-837-1758 ext. 287.
 
February 20–Roanoke.
Disney Live presents Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre. Join Mickey/Minnie Mouse and the comical duo of Donald and Goofy as 25 of your favorite characters surprise and captivate you. The Toy Story gang defy the dimensions of Andy’s toy box with the help of the green army men. Also special appearances by Snow White, Tinker Bell and Aladdin’s Genie, you never know what to expect or who might join in the fun. Admission fee. 540-853-5483.
 
February 20-21–Clifton Forge.
The George Washington’s Train Show will be held at the Clifton Forge Armory, 724 Commercial Ave. Featuring train layouts, model/railroad memorabilia vendors and so much more. Admission to this event is $5.00 per person which includes admittance to the C&O Railway Heritage Center. For  540-962-2178 or 1-888-430-5786.
 
February 20, 27–Stephens City.
Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Road, events: Pancake Day or Maslenitsa from 11am-noon. This is a special holiday in Ukraine that they celebrate with games, music, dancing, and pancakes on the 20th. On the 27th Paws for Reading from 1-2:15pm. Read a favorite book to a reading tutor. The canine listeners are patient and love kids. Come meet our certified therapy dogs. 540-869-9000.
 
February 21–Harrisonburg.
Come enjoy one of the epic choral masterworks of all time at JMU’s Forbes Center. The work depicts events in the life of the Biblical prophet Elijah, and is based on Mendelssohn’s own libretto compiled from 1 Kings, Psalms and other Old Testament books. Focused on overarching themes of reconciliation and brotherhood. Mendelssohn’s lyricism and use of orchestral and choral colors clearly reflect his genius as an early romantic composer. 540-568-7000.
 
February 26–Winchester.
18th Annual Chili Dinner fundraiser at the Braddock Street United Methodist Church, 115 Wolfe Street, from 5:30-8pm. Every year we look forward to this event where our celebrity waiters come out to serve you chili, salad, and beverages generously donated. We light up the stage with various talent including appearances from a special guest. 540-662-8520.
 
February 26-28–Fishersville.
29th Annual Western Virginia Sport Show will be held at Augusta Expoland. This show is a non-alcoholic family event. We feature numerous displays and a variety of vendors. Special guests and attractions. A trout fishing tank, fish as much as you want, keep one fish, trophies given for largest catches. Also contests, demonstrations, hourly door prize drawings and you could win a Parker crossbow. Admission fee, 4 and under are free. 540-337-7018 or 540-350-2263.
 
February 26-28–Roanoke.
The Berglund Center will host the 42nd Annual Boat Show and towable RV’s. The boat dealers will give you the opportunity to view and purchase the newest technology in boating with over 250 units on display. On site financing with fantastic rates. Mount Joy RV will be displaying the latest in towable RV’s. Free admission on Friday afternoon. Now is the time to buy. 540-853-2241.
 
February 27–Front Royal.
Lose Your Shoes and Shirt Off Your Back 5K, at Skyline High School, 151 Skyline Vista Drive. Bring donations of running shoes and shirts for those less fortunate. Call 703-906-4304 for information or email boondocsnt@yahoo.com.
 
February 27–Waynesboro.
A battle awaits you at Coyner Springs Park as we pay homage to our City’s namesake, General “Mad” Anthony Wayne, with the 5th  Annual Mad Anthony Mud Run.  Are you ready for the challenge Mother Nature throws at you? 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. For more information call 540-942-6735 or visit the web site: www.runthevalley.com/mad-anthony-mud-run/.
 
February 27–Harrisonburg.
Soul Food Dinner and Art Show at the Lucy Simms Center Auditorium, from 5pm-8pm. 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. For additional information call 540-437-9213.
 
 

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