THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR

Page County


• The Warehouse Art Gallery, 15 Campbell St., Luray, hosts more than 1,000 works of art by regional artists; section of P. Buckley Moss originals, limited edition prints, books and other collectibles. For Warehouse hours, contact 540-843-0200, http://www.warehouseartgallery.com or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Sunday, March 26
• 6:30-9 p.m. — Denny Toyy: Jazz and Friends, Speakeasy Bar and Restaurant, Mimslyn.

Wednesday, March 29
• 7 p.m. — Dwight Martin, Speakeasy Bar and Restaurant, Mimslyn.

Thursday, March 30
• 7 p.m. — Mokey and Friends, Speakeasy Bar and Restaurant, Mimslyn.

Sunday, April 2
• 6:30-9 p.m. — Denny Toyy: Jazz and Friends, Speakeasy Bar and Restaurant, Mimslyn.

Tuesday, April 4
• 7:30-8:30 p.m. — Shenandoah Valley Cloggers, Skyland Resort, Shenandoah National Park, hour-long show offering a wide range of music from bluegrass, to country, to old-time rock, shows are held every Tuesday through Nov. 7.

Rockingham County


Friday-Sunday, March 31-April 2
Shenandoah Valley Knife Show & Sale, Rockingham County Fairgrounds, Harrisonburg, show hours are: 2- 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Dealer setup begins at Noon on Friday, and 7:30-8:30 a.m Saturday. General admission is $5 with children ages 11 and younger free if accompanied by an adult. Only knives and knife related items are allowed at the show. Guns are not permitted in any circumstance.  Shenandoah Valley Knife Collectors hosts this annual event with many, many vendors showcasing their knife collections and other collectables. Buying, selling or trading. Free parking. Call 540-434-0005 or visit http://www.RockinghamCountyFair.com.

Sunday, April 2
A Walk You'll Remember! Annual 5K Benefit Run and Concert. JMU Arboretum. Sigma Kappa and Tau Kappa Epsilon cosponsors a 5K benefit for the American Alzheimer's Association, on the arboretum grounds, "A Walk You'll Remember!" with live bands playing at the conclusion of the run. Walkers and runners who register for the 5k can enjoy their sprint or stroll on over 3 miles of beautiful arboretum mulched trails. For Alzheimer's supporters who don't want to enjoy the 5k them self, or for families who are just supporting a 5k participant, there's plenty of free music and beverages to enjoy after the 5k concludes. Be sure to bring your picnic blankets or lawn chairs to be comfortable enjoying the after 5k portion of this free public event!  Don't Forget to register if you want to participate in the walk. Call or visit the arboretum website for more details. (540-568-3194) http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum.

Friday, April 7
First Fridays Downtown, Harrisonburg, 5-8 p.m., Stroll the streets of downtown Harrisonburg the first Friday of every month and enjoy extended hours at many shops street sign First Fridays Downtown and businesses while viewing art and enjoying performances by local artists, musicians, and more. This monthly event is led by the Arts Council of the Valley in partnership with more than thirty downtown businesses and countless regional creators in the visual, performing, and literary arts. Since 2009, the Darrin-McHone Art Gallery, the Arts Council's visual arts space, has presented over 50 month-long art exhibitions by some of the area's leading artists. Our exhibition openings take place on the First Friday of the month. Visit http://www.valleyarts.org/first-fridays-downtown/.

Friday-Saturday, April 7-8
MACROCK, downtown Harrisonburg. The annual music conference known as MACROCK began in Harrisonburg in 1996 as a branch of James Madison University’s student-run radio station, WXJM. The aims of the founders were to bring independent music and DIY culture to the Mid-Atlantic region. Since cutting ties with the school and the radio station, MACROCK has been run by a small committee of volunteers with immeasurable help from local businesses and residents. MACROCK’s objectives remain the same as in its founding: showcase independent musical acts from across the country, as well as inform attendees of current happenings within the DIY realm through label expositions and panels. MACROCK continues to exist as an independent, not-for-profit organization. MACROCK has been, and always will be perpetuated by the belief that music can thrive without a corporate influence. Visit http://macrockva.org/ for ticket information and details.

Saturday, April 8
Chief Charlie’s Fishing Day, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mountain View Park in Grottoes. Visit http://www.ci.grottoes.va.us.

Saturday-Sunday, April 8-9
Shenandoah Valley Home & Garden Show, Rockingham County Fairgrounds, Harrisonburg, The 2016 SVBA Home and Garden Show is the 36th annual edition and promises to be the biggest and best show yet. There will be plenty of activities, displays, demonstrations, etc. Show hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for ages 12 and older. On Saturday there will be a beer garden, food trucks, DIY Sessions, a classic car show, a kid zone, SPCA adoption center and more. On Sunday there will be food vendors, a kid zone, SPCA adoption center and more. Call 540-434-0005 or visit http://www.rockinghamcountyfair.com.

Thursday-Saturday, April 13-15
Virginia Beef Expo, Rockingham County Fairgrounds, Harrisonburg, The annual Virginia Beef Expo is an exciting three-day event showcasing Virginia's beef industry and related agri-industry which supplies and support it. Sales of pure-bred cattle and a sale of commercial heifers will highlight this major beef cattle event. A large trade show, educational activities, contests, and great tasting beef will appeal to beef producers and families. The Virginia Beef Expo has become the gathering place for the region's cattle breeders, commercial producers and industry suppliers. Thousands attend each year's Expo. Call 540-434-0005 or visit http://www.rockinghamcountyfair.com.

Friday, April 14
Annual Easter egg hunt at Stonewall Memorial Park in Elkton. Begins at 1 p.m. Visit with the Easter Bunny.

Saturday, April 15
Easter egg hunt at Grand Caverns in Grottoes. Begins at 10 a.m. Visit http://www.ci.grottoes.va.us for details.

Shenandoah County


Saturday, March 25
• 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Strasburg Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Festival, hosted by Downtown Strasburg. Stop at Town Hall to pick up your score card, then hop from business to business sampling the duos from classic to unreal. Then Vote for your favorite. Kids 12 and under taste for free; $5 entry for adults.
• 4 – 7:30 p.m. - 2nd Annual Steak Dinner Fundraising Event by Family Promise of Shenandoah County at Woodstock Moose Lodge. Silent Auction and Entertainment by Jump Alley. Menu: Grilled Steak, baked potato, green beans, roll, desert, coffee or tea. Cost $20 for adults, $12 for children and takeouts will be available. To purchase ticket in advance call Diane Miller 540-459-4599.
• 7 – 10 p.m. - 5th Annual Red, White, Blue and Gray Ball held by the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Era Dancers at the Melrose Caverns Lodge, 6639 North Valley Pike, Harrisonburg Va. Live music by the Shenandoah Valley Minstrels with 6 p.m. Social Hour. Admission $20 singles and $35 couples, pay at the door and benefits the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation.

Monday, March 27
• 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. - Grief Share Support Group. Receive encouragement and guidance as you cope with the death of a loved one. Meetings are free and anyone can join anytime, in the lounge of Woodstock United Methodist Church, 156 Muhlenburg St., Woodstock. For more info call: 540-459-4144 or visit http://www.griefshare.org .

Tuesday, March 28
• 12 – 1 p.m. - Believe in Tomorrow, Women's Al-Anon Family Group at Reformation Lutheran Church, New Market, Va. For more information, contact Lisa at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
• 12 – 1 p.m. - Networking Luncheon at Hampton Inn, Woodstock. Speakers will be Pat Moore and Legal Shield.
• 7 p.m. - Woodstock Museum's program meeting with Zachary Hottel, topic, “Connecting with the Past: An Archivist's Toolkit.” He addresses the skills and techniques necessary to build a communities archival history. Meeting will be held in the Council Chambers in the Woodstock Town Hall, 135 N. Main St. Public is invited, no admission fee. For more infoformation, contact Barbara Kesser at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 540-335-2162.

Thursday, March 30
• 4:30 – Afternoon Movie at the County Library, Edinburg. Join in for a fun family afternoon with a good movie, featuring “Moana” and snacks. Kids are invited to dress up as their favorite Disney character.
• TBD – Corhaven Graveyard Book Club, at Corhaven, 2883 Quicksburg Rd., Quicksburg. Book club focused on self-education surrounding issues of historical and modern enslavement, racial injustice and white privilege and other similar topics for the purpose of transforming race-relations. First book “Twelve Years a Slave” for more info. Contact Sarah Kohrs at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 434-922-2029. There is an on-line component for those who can't meet in person.

Saturday, April 1
• 9:30 a.m. - Chicken Barbecue prepared by George Shaffer, at the Rite Aid in Woodstock. $4 per half, preorder by calling George Brinkley 540-335-2545 or 540-459-2507. All proceeds benefit American Cancer Society First Baptist Church – Woodstock Va. Relay for Life Team.

Warren County


Friday, March 24
10:30 a.m. — Holliday Duplicate Bridge Club, Warren County Parks and Recreation Center, 200 E. 8th St. Call Gerry OíMalley at (540) 550-4410 for information.
5 p.m. — Bingo at the Front Royal Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, 221 N. Commerce Ave. Call (540) 635-2540.
7 p.m. — Music of the Mountains, featuring Judy and Becky Lee with Brother John and Annie and Mac at the Browntown Community Center, 96 Browntown Road. Open jam will include Becky Lee, George and the Gooney Creek. Food and cold drinks available. Admission is free but a love offering will be accepted to benefit the center and needs within the community.

Saturday, March 25
2 p.m. — World of Lego at Samuels Public Library, 330 E. Criser Road. Children 5 and older are invited to explore all the amazing things you can do with Legos. Call the library at (540) 635-3153 for details.

Sunday, March 26
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Breakfast with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, hosted by Girl Scout Troop 40039, at the Browntown Community Center, 96 Browntown Road. Includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage gravy, biscuits, coffee, milk and juice. $10 for adults, $7 for children, $3 for ages 3 and younger. E-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to purchase tickets in advance.

Monday, March 27
6 to 7:30 p.m. — Depression and Bipolar Support Group meeting in the third floor conference room at Warren Memorial Hospital, 1000 N. Shenandoah Ave. Call Victor Parker at (540) 303-4750 or Ronald Wimberly at (540) 692-4334 for more information.

Tuesday, March 28
10 a.m. to noon — English as a Second Language class at the Samuels Public Library, 330 E. Criser Road. Free. Call the library at (540) 635-3153.
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — GED class at the Samuels Public Library, 330 E. Criser Road. Free. Call (540) 635-3153.
1 to 2 p.m. — Hello Computer, a four-week course for computer novices at Samuels Public Library, 330 E. Criser Road. The course covers turning on a computer, using a mouse, setting up email and using the internet. Call (540) 635-3153 for details.
4:30 p.m. — The Maker Club, a new group designed for school-aged children who want to make something creative and explore a new topic each week through books and activities, meets after school each Tuesday in White Meeting Room B at Samuels Public Library. Call (540) 635-3153.

Wednesday, March 29
10 a.m. to noon — U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte sponsors an open door meeting each Wednesday at the Samuels Public Library, 330 E. Criser Road, Front Royal. 1 p.m. ó Wired Wednesday. This club is for people who are new to computers or who have intermediate skills and want to increase their knowledge. The group meets at the Samuels Public Library, 330 E. Criser Road.
5:30 p.m. — Adult Art Class @ The Studio, held weekly for beginners or advanced intermediate painters.


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