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, www.warehouseartgallery.com or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

• Wisteria Farm and Vineyard in Stanley has planned its “Music Under the Arbor” series. The schedule includes: Piper, 2-4 p.m. Sept. 24; and Me and Martha, 4-6 p.m. Sept. 30.

Luray Singing Tower recitals, 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in September and October; recitals are free.

Shenandoah Valley Cloggers perform at 7:30 p.m. each Tuesday through Nov. 7 at Skyland Resort, Shenandoah National Park.

• “Cruz-In” car shows, 6-9 p.m. along First Street in Shenandoah on Oct. 6; no registration fee. Cash prizes, door prizes, music and food sales. For information, contact 540-742-1141.

Saturday, September 23
• “Apple Butter Celebration,” 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Skyland Resort’s conference hall area, Shenandoah National Park, offering food, family activities and musical entertainment: 10-11:30 a.m. DragonFyre; 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Shenandoah Valley Cloggers; 1-3:15 p.m. Ransom Harmony; and 3:30-4:30 p.m. Natural Grass.
• Mount Carmel Christian Academy’s car and truck show, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., (rain date Sept. 30). T-shirts for participants. Registration $15 per vehicle. Trophies awarded. Proceeds benefit MCCA. For information, contact 540-743-9558 from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 540-778-2339, 540-778-4646 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or www.mccacarshow.wordpress.com.
• Mount Carmel Christian Academy Craft and Vendor Show, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sept. 23. Indoor vendor spaces measuring 8x8-feet available for $15; spaces limited. To reserve a space, contact Cassie Mauck at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 540-742-1923.

Saturday, September 30
• Blue Ridge Mudurance, 9 a.m., Ralph H. Dean Recreation Park, Luray. Participants complete a series of obstacles and challenges. To register, visit www.raceluraypage.com.


Rockingham County


Saturday, September 30
• Celebrate our cultural and language diversity at the 20th Annual International Festival in Hillandale Park in Harrisonburg from noon to 6 p.m., rain or shine. This family-friendly event is free with plenty of food and crafts available for purchase and activities for visitors of all ages. The event is accessible to disabled individuals/older adults and all pets must be on a leash. Call 540-434-0059 for further details.
• Sept. 29-30 - Annual Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale will be held at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds from 4 to 9 p.m. This family-friendly event has something for everyone. Live and silent auctions of quilts, wood working items, artwork, antiques and more. Come hungry and enjoy homemade food and international food. Also, young and old alike won’t want to miss the 5k Run/Walk, crafts, music and children’s activities. Free admission. Call 540-433-9993 or visit www.vareliefsale.org for further details.

Saturday, October 7
• Downtown Dayton. 38th Annual Dayton Days. Arts and crafts festival held annually on the first Saturday in October. More than 300 vendors from numerous states. Food available, shop at specialty shops, visit he Heritage Museum, tours of Fort Harrison (Daniel Harrison House c. 1749), Silver Lake Mill. Youth activities. Free shuttle service from nearby school parking lots. Handicap-accessible with handicap parking and restroom facilities. No bicycles, skates or skateboards. No pets, except service dogs. Free admission. For more information, call 540-246-4272 or visit www.daytonva.us

Saturday, October 14
• Massanutten Resort’s annual Fall Festival, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. Live music from JAXN, Chamomile and Whiskey and Key West Express . Food, a beer garden, kids’ activities, arts and crafts vendors, chairlift rides and wine tasting will be available. All proceeds benefit the McGaheysville and Elkton Fire and Rescue Squads. Tickets are non-refundable. Rain or shine event. No outside food or beverage permitted. No pets or coolers. Be prepared to present proper ID. Ticket price does not include food, beverage, chairlift rides, and some kids’ activities. Visit www.massresort.com for further details.

Saturday, October 21
• Oct. 21-22 – 31st annual Elkton Progressive Improvement Committee Autumn Days festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. New location on Spotswood Avenue in downtown Elkton. Arts and crafts vendors. Live entertainment. Plenty of food options. Visit elktonepic.com or find “its epic” on Facebook for further details.
• Oct. 21-22 – 34th annual Junior OUAM Elkton Fall Festival. Saturday and Sunday, Blue Ridge Park in Elkton. Big flea market and yard sale. Arts and crafts, bake sale. Plenty of food, including apple butter, brown bean and cornbread, available. Also fried chicken, burgers, fried and country ham, hot dogs and barbecue. Pony rides will be available. Call 298-1190 for further details.
• Skeleton Festival on Court Square in downtown Harrisonburg. Sponsored by Harrisonburg Downtown. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities kick off with trick-or-treating at downtown businesses and culminate with a fun, all-ages party at the Turner Pavilion& Park. The festival features kid, dog, and adult costume contests; face painting; fire dancing; food trucks; live music; video art; “trunk or treating”; wacky shacks, goober blobs and whisker biscuits.Visit www.downtownharrisonburg.org for further details.

Tuesday, October 31
• Annual Elkton Downtown Revitalization Corporation Halloween HooDoo. Trick-or-treating throughout downtown with businesses remaining open to hand out treats. Police and Neighborhood Watch help guide children safely. Costume contest follows at the Elkton Area Community Center.


Shenandoah County


Tuesday, September 19
• 1 - 4 p.m. The Bread of Life Food Pantry in Woodstock will distribute Food, if you have not scheduled an appointment time, please call 540-459-1928 to set up an appointment.

Thursday, September 21
• 1 - 4 p.m. The Bread of Life Food Pantry in Woodstock will distribute Food, if you have not scheduled an appointment time, please call 540-459-1928 to set up an appointment.

Friday, September 22
• 2 – 6 p.m. - New Market Farmers Market at 277 West Old Cross Rd., New Market. (next to the 7-11) The Farmer's Market features many local products including honey, granola, eggs, produce, meats, wooden products, pottery, baked goods, herbs, and more.

Saturday, September 23
• 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - New Market Chamber Heritage Days Festival, located in historic Downtown New Market. All are invited to experience local vendors, taste local food, and sing along and dance to local musicians. Extended activities end at 8 p.m.
• 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - New Market Community Center Heritage Arts & Craft Fair at 9184 John Seiver Rd., New Market. All classrooms and gym are being utilized by crafters, enormous selection. For more info. Call 540-740-3491.
• 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Fall Craft and Vendor Show at 33859 Old Valley Pike Rd., Strasburg.

Thursday, September 28
• 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - 4th Annual Senior Choices Event at the Woodstock Moose, 152 Moose Rd., Woodstock. Event is free with a panel of experts on diabetes management, physician, ophthalmologist, etc. Chef Paje Cross will be doing food demonstrations and tastings and many vendors will be present with door prizes. Free hot breakfast sponsored by Valley Health. Space is limited register with Linda 540-327-3083 or www.dutchhavenassistedliving.com/events.

Friday, September 29
• 2 – 6 p.m. - New Market Farmers Market at 277 West Old Cross Rd., New Market. (next to the 7-11) The Farmer's Market features many local products including honey, granola, eggs, produce, meats, wooden products, pottery, baked goods, herbs, and more.
• 6 – 9 p.m. - Salves, Sprays, & Balms, Oh My, at Blessing God's Way. 460 Orchard St., Strasburg. Come together for a night of creating/ preparing medicinal skin products with herbs. Everyone will go home with some goodness. Some herbs and materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own herbs, jars, spray bottles, lids, oils, etc. Free admission.


Warren County


Saturday, September 23
• 9 a.m. to noon — One Walk to Cure Diabetes. Volunteers will participate in a two-mile charity walk in Front Royal to raise awareness of research to find a
cure for type 1 diabetes. Starting point is First Baptist Church, 14 W. 1st St. Sponsored by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Visit JDRF.org for details.

Saturday, September 30
• 8 p.m. — Shenandoah Astronomical Society Star Parties at Shenandoah River Andy Guest State Park, off Stonewall Jackson Highway (U.S. 340) south of Front Royal and Strasburg Town Park, East Queen Street off Va. 55. For more information, visit shenandoahastronomical.org.
• 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. — The River Valley Festival will be held on the VFW Post 1860 property at 1847 N. Royal Ave. It will feature live bluegrass music with Chester Moses and Mountain Ride, pit-roasted meats, St. Julian’s Juggling Troupe, balloon sculpting, field games, plus pit-roasted meats, craft beer and wine. $10 admission at gate. Proceeds will benefit Gregory the Great Academy in Pennsylvania. Visit rivervalleyfestival.com for details.

Wednesday, October 4
• 5 to 8 p.m. — Front Royal First Wednesday at the Downtown Gazebo. Features children’s activities, music, face painting, bounce house and a few vendors. Visit frontroyalva.com for details.

October 6-7
• Dusk — Columbus Holiday Weekend triple features. See three features at the normal admission price at the Family Drive-In Theatre, 5890 Valley Pike, Stephens City.

Thursday, October 12
• 6 to 7:30 p.m. — Shenandoah Valley Civil War-Era Dancers free dance session at Samuels Public Library, 330 E. Criser Road. Visit sites.google.com/site/svcwed/ or the group’s Facebook page for details.

Saturday, October 14
• 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Front Royal Womenís Resource Centerís Annual Yard Sale, in the parking lot at Weichert Realtor, 824 John Marshall Hwy. All proceeds help support Womenís Resource Center operations and programs on behalf of Warren County women and middle school-aged girls. Donations for the sale can be left from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday in Weichertís first-floor conference room. More information at frwrc.org.
• 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Festival of Leaves featuring arts and crafts, live music, the parade at 10 a.m., living history and tours of Belle Boyd Cottage, the 18th-century Balthis House and their outbuildings. East Main and Chester streets, Front Royal. Free. Presented by the Warren Heritage Society.

Friday, October 20
• 7 p.m. — Music of the Mountains concert series at the Browntown Community Center, 96 Browntown Road. Admission is free but a love offering will be accepted to benefit the center and needs within the community.

Saturday, October 21
• 6 p.m. — Fourth-annual Front Royal Zombie Walk from Bing Crosby Stadium to the Town Commons via Warren Avenue.

Tuesday, October 31
• 6 to 8 p.m. — Hometown Halloween, a safe and fun way to trick-or-treat along Main Street in Downtown Front Royal. This event is sponsored by the Town of Front Royal.



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