This weekend: June 23 |  Nvdaily

This weekend: June 23 | Nvdaily | Pro Club Bd

The following events are planned for this weekend:

Pavilion Assemblies

The American Legion Community Band will perform at the Blue Ridge Arts Council’s Gazebo Gatherings concert at the Gazebo in Front Royal today at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free. Information:

Belle Grove

Belle Grove Plantation south of Middletown will be hosting two programs today:

• Wayne Sulfridge and Kristen Laise will share what Isaac Hite’s Commonplace Book record reveals about those enslaved at Belle Grove from 12-1pm. Participants are asked to meet at the Welcome Center.

• Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation is offering an after-hours opportunity to view a new exhibit on the archeology conducted at the Enslaved Quarter site. Park Ranger Shannon Moeck presents Kneading in Silence: A Glimpse into the Life of Judah the Enslaved Cook. Participants meet on the front lot and enter under the mansion’s front porch. Pre-registration is required at

MSV at night

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley hosts MSV at Night, featuring folk and jazz music by Savvy and Reel Talk, an ’80s-inspired female-fronted band playing energetic original music, Friday at 5:00 p.m. at 901 Amherst St., Winchester .

There will be a demonstration by metal artist and sculptor Sally Myers and there will be special access to the Origami in the Garden exhibit.

A food truck will be on site. Admission is free for MSV members under 4 years old, everyone else is $15, $10 for 13-18 year olds and seniors 60+, and $5 for 5-12 year olds. Registration not required. Pay at the gate. The event takes place rain or shine. The galleries will not be open.

Information: 540-662-1473 or

Fridays on the porch

Canada’s Choir! Choir! Choir,! will perform in partnership with the Shenandoah Music Festival from 7pm to 9pm at the Front Porch Fridays in Town Square. Drinks and snacks are sold by the Strasburg Rotary Club. Beach chairs/blankets recommended.

Little Winchester Theatre

Winchester Little Theater for Kids presents ‘The Great Tortoise and the Hare Race’ today through Saturday at 2:30pm and 7pm at 315 W. Boscawen St., Winchester. Tickets cost $9.99. Information: 540-662-3331 or

open house

This summer, the Fort Valley Community Center and Library is hosting a family open house every Friday at 11:00 am with a variety of fun activities including puzzles, crafts, blocks, games and playdough. Information: 540-933-6714.

literary conference

The Shenandoah University Children’s Literature Conference will conclude with the return of its Rockin’ the Library event on Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the Braddock Street side of the Handley Library in Winchester. The theme of this year’s conference is “The Gift of Story”.

The event will include live llamas honoring Llama Destroys the World by author Jonathan Stutzman and illustrator Heather Fox, as well as art performances by Fox, author/illustrator Greg Pizzoli of The Watermelon Seed and Baloney books. and author/illustrator Deborah Freedman (“Tiny Dino,” “Is Was,” and more). The celebration also includes book gifts, cupcakes, a photo booth, face painting, a DJ, dancing and story characters.

For more information, visit or email

Celebration in the hospital

Warren Memorial Hospital is celebrating the first year at its state-of-the-art hospital Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 351 Valley Health Way, Front Royal.

Planned activities include a bouncy castle, photo booth, fire/ambulance vehicles, teddy bear clinic, face painting, balloon animals, blood pressure checks, oxygen saturation checks, fitness challenge, and hands-only CPR.

A 5km hike starts at 7am. The registration fee is $30 or $29 if you are a member of the Shenandoah Valley Runners. Proceeds benefit the Warren Memorial Hospital Foundation. Information, Registration: 540-635-0730 or visit

wine festival

The Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail will host its second annual Shenandoah Valley Wine Festival on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester.

Tickets, which cost $30 in advance, $25 for MSV members, and $35 at the box office, include admission to the museum and gardens, a souvenir wine glass, and 20 tastings. Advance tickets can be purchased online at Tickets for a further 10 tastings can be purchased at the event. Tickets without a tasting are $15.

Participating Members are Barren Ridge Vineyards, Bluestone Vineyard, Briedé Family Vineyards, Brix & Columns Vineyards, Cave Ridge Vineyard, CrossKeys Vineyards, Honey & Hops Brew Works, Misty Mountain Meadworks, North Mountain Vineyards, Sage Bird Ciderworks, Star in the Valley Estate Winery and Wolf Gap Vineyard. All will sell jars for on-site consumption and bottles for on-site consumption.

Music will be provided by Randy Black and Friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Spencer Hatcher and the Ol’ Son Gang from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Don’t Look Up from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m of handicrafts. Groceries are available for purchase.

Blankets and lawn chairs are recommended. Pets and alcohol outside are not allowed. Identification is required. The festival takes place rain or shine.

quilt show

The Shenandoah Valley Quilt Guild will sponsor a quilt show Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the WoodmenLife Building at 3045 John Wayland Highway, Dayton. There will be local quilts on display, a quilt raffle, demonstrations and vendors. Admission and parking are free.

Big American Campout

Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will host the Great American Campout from noon Saturday through noon Sunday.

Park rangers will help you set up your campsite and tent. Beginner and experienced campers alike will enjoy the programs, including the Fishing is Fun program, S’mores, nature walks, special presentations and more.

Space is limited. Reservations are $30 per campsite, plus taxes and fees. Campsites can accommodate up to six people. Dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday are included in the fee. Reservations are required and can be purchased at

movie night

The New Market Community Park will be showing the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on Saturday from sunset. Participants are asked to bring blankets/chairs, snacks and drinks.

art festival

The Shenandoah Valley Artfest takes place on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in Court Square in Woodstock and features over 30 booths filled with artwork by Valley artists for sale.

There will also be a large mosaic mural that visitors can help build. Live music from The Rogue Farmers from 3:30pm to 6pm and The Jangling Reinharts from 6pm to 10pm. There are family-friendly games, food trucks, and beer, wine, and cider gardens hosted by the Woodstock Rotary Club. Information: 540-459-3621.

Selah Theater

The Selah Theater Presents “Junie B. Jones Is NOT A Crook” Saturday at 2pm at 811 S. Loudoun St., Winchester.

Admission tickets are $10. Information, tickets: 540-662-4564 or

Stephen’s city tour

Civil War Walking Tours of historic Stephens City are offered Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. beginning at the Newtown History Center, 5408 Main St.

Admission is $5 per person ages 6 and up. Reservations are required by calling 540-869-1700.

Heritage Festival

Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church is hosting a Heritage Festival at Block 400 of North Loudoun Street in Winchester on Saturday from 11am to 3pm.

The festival includes a brick dedication ceremony commemorating parishioners, music, performances, artists, vendors, children’s activities, history exhibits, health care, photo booth, Hood Love, Brothers Who Care and SDS Soul Food Truck. Information:

Barns of Rose Hill

Barns of Rose Hill will host a tribute to John Prine on Saturday from 7pm to 9pm at 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.

Musicians include Fiddlin’ Dave Van Deventer, Morgan Morrison, Melissa Wright, Randy Thompson, Allen Kitselman and Bob Strow. Tickets, which cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door, can be purchased by calling 540-955-2004 or by visiting

PFLAG potluck

PFLAG is hosting a PRIDE potluck at WO Riley Park in Woodstock on Sunday from 4pm until dusk. drinks provided.


The band “Souled Out” will perform at Rose Hill Park, 31 E. Main S., Berryville on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a blanket or chair. No alcohol. Participation is free. Information: 540-955-5140 or visit

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