Valentine themed Scavenger Hunts at Old Town. Self-guided hunts for the whole family. There are 3 different hunts offered. Purchase your tour map with clues at the Old Town General Store, 106 S. Loudoun Street. 540-827-9948.
Waynesboro Players presents “You Can’t Take it with You”. The story of the love between Alice Sycamore and Tony Kirby. The craziness starts when the rich Kirby’s meet the not so rich Sycamore’s. Call 540-471-7743 for location.
Virginia Horse Center events: Hollins Spring Hunter/Jumper Show on the 3rd-6th; Old Time Music Jam on the 8th; Interscholastic Equestrian Association Zone 3 Hunt Seat and Western Finals on the 12th; House Mountain Hunter/Jumper Show on the 12th-13th; VQH Assoc. Spring Breakout/Dave Higgins Memorial Show on the 19th-20th. 540-464-2950.
Time for a drive-in movie at the Gypsy Hill Park Gym. Special indoor edition of Family Nite Flix. The movie “Cars” will be shown on our 20ft screen and we invite you to bring your child-size (cardboard) car to sit in during the drive-in. Kids if you would prefer to not bring a car, just bring a laundry basket or blanket to lounge on. Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase. 540-332-3945.
Mom-2-Mom Consignment Sale at the Rockingham County Fair Grounds. All things child-related, from Tummy to Teen including maternity clothing, shoes, toys, and so much more. Sell your items that the kids have outgrown and put some extra money in your pocket or browse for some great deals. 540-434-0005.
March 4-6, 11-13–Staunton.
ShenanArts presents “Hands on a Hardbody” at the nTelos Theatre. In this hilarious, hard-fought contest and under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they’ll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. 540-712-0001.
Wayne Theatre events: Robin and Linda Williams on the 4th, admission fee; Monday Night Movies on the 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, pay what you will; VA Natural History Lecture on the 8th, pay what you will. Wilson Fairchild on the 12th, admission fee; Andrew McKnight and Beyond Borders on the 25th, admission fee. 540-943-9999.
Join us at Blandy Experimental Farm for the Young Naturalist Program “Signs of Spring”, for grades1-6. We’ll use all our senses as we search for emerging insects, calling birds/frogs, budding plants, and more. Sessions explore the wonders of the natural world through observation and hands-on activities. To register use code: Spring. 540-837-1758 ext 224.
March 5–Stephens City.
Shenandoah Valley Runners will host the Treasure Hunt 5K at Sherando High School. Run with like-minded people not daunted by freezing temperatures and frigid winds. For runners of all abilities. Bring donations of presents you’d like to “re-gift” for the Treasure Table raffle. Register by calling 540-868-0794.
Augusta Expoland events: Indoor/Outdoor Yard Sale and PB Building Materials Auction on the 5th; VA Trappers Assoc. Fur Sale and the 4H Food Challenge on the 12th; Blue Ridge Australian Shepherd Dog Show on the 18th-20th; Poultry Sale on the 19th. 540-943-3976.
Join Shenandoah Vineyards at 3659 South Ox Road, for a great and fun way to learn about wine pairing. Sample an incredible array of cheeses, dips, salami and sweets to pair with our wonderful wines from 10am-5pm, every Saturday and Sunday. Fee of $15.00 includes our souvenir glass. 540-984-8699.
36th Annual MDA Car Show at the Berglund Center benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association. There will be 2 full floors of cars, vendors and a silent auction. Adults $12.00, kids $3.00 and children under 6 are free. 540-982-7719.
Rockingham County Fair Grounds events: Mid-Atlantic Jr. Angus Classic show on the 11th-12th; Shenandoah Valley Kennel Club Dog Show on the 12th-13th; 20th Annual Headquarters for Hindquarters Bull Sale on the 19th; Celebrate Easter Sunday Service with Calvary Cross-Link Church on the 27th. 540-434-0005.
March 12–Front Royal.
2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Irish Spring Festival at the Fire Department, 221 North Commerce Avenue, from 11am-6pm. Featuring food/drinks, crafts, antiques, and more. There will be Irish singers/dancers and music all day. A pot of gold raffle, kiss the Blarney Stone, free face painting and balloon animals. Also beer. Free admission. 703-963-4064.
Movie Night at the Cecil F. Gilkerson Community Activities Center. Got cabin fever? Bring your family for a showing of the “Lego Movie” starting at 6:30pm. 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. 540-433-9168.
Bryce Resort will once again have their Annual Winterfest celebration. This event will be as big as ever and is our end-of-the-season party. You will not want to miss out on the fun and excitement. 1-800-821-1444 or 540-856-2121.
2nd Annual Irish Road Bowling competition at Montgomery Hall Park. Competition is comprised of teams of 3 or 4. Wearing Green and fun St. Patty’s day clothing/costume is encouraged. Ceremonies and prizes following the event held at local Queen City Brewing. Team entry fee. A deposit is required for “bowl” ball, you may keep the ball or return at the end for your deposit. 540-332-3945.
March 12-13, 19-20–Highland County.
Come celebrate our event showcasing the tradition of maple syrup-making at the 58th Annual Highland Maple Festival. Event highlights include locally harvested rainbow trout, an arts/crafts show, Civil War living history, live bluegrass bands and so much more. 540-468-2550.
Moscow Festival Ballet presents Swan Lake, at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts starting 8pm. A show for the whole family. A company of 50 leading dancers from across Russia will perform one of the greatest classical ballets of all time. Admission fee. 540-568-7000.
Berglund Center events: Harlem Globetrotters on the 17th; Elton John on the 18th; LFA Consignments on the 18th-20th; Daniel Tiger Live on the 29th. 540-853-2241.
Annual Spring Yard Sale at the Community Center, 96 Browntown Road, from 8am-2pm. firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-636-3588.
March 19–New Market.
The Virginia Museum of the Civil War and Home Educators Association of Virginia are pleased to present Homeschool Day at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War, 8895 George Collins Parkway from 10am-4pm. All ages can enjoy hands-on learning experiences. Join the Confederate Army, have fun with 19th century games/crafts, food and so much more. Limited space is available so register early. Register at www.vmi.edu/newmarket or by calling 1-866-515-1864.
Spring is in the air. Come up to Mill Mountain Zoo from 11am-4pm. Celebrate the beginning of spring with activities related to gardening, birding and other fun things to get you thinking about springtime. Enjoy spring themed crafts, get your face painted and of course see our great collection of animal residents. All of the activities are included with regular zoo admission. 540-343-3241.
George C. Marshall Museum and Library events: Discovery Days-Heroes versus Villains from 1-3pm. Come dressed as your favorite superhero or villain. Patriotic Paint Party starting 5:30pm. Spend two hours drinking, laughing, and flexing your creative muscles. There is limited space and advance registration is required for both events. 540-463-7103.
Spring Arts and Crafts Show at the Rockingham County Fair Grounds, from 10am-3pm. A tremendous variety of handmade crafts and gift items. Individual vendors will have everything from lamps and candles to furniture, from jewelry to quilts and country decor. Free admission. 540-879-9417.
Easter Egg Hunt at Ralph H. Dean Recreation Park, 6th Street. Hunt officially starts at 10am, but participants are encouraged to arrive at 9:45am. Sponsored by the Page County Sheriff’s Office. 540-743-3915.
The Winter Bike Jam will be at Bryce Resort’s Bike Park. We will be rolling out more details later for registration and race information. www.facebook.com/brycebikepark/ or 540-856-2121.
The Shamrock 5K Trail Run is a beginner 5K run that takes place at Hillandale Park. This event will begin at 9:30am rain or shine. Once again all of our proceeds benefit Shenandoah Valley High Rollers Wheelchair Basketball Team. To register call 540-433-9168.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Shenandoah County Park, 380 Park Lane. Visit from the Easter Bunny, live rabbits, bouncy house, coloring and more. For ages 3-8. All ages will hunt for eggs at the same time which starts at 3pm. Event fee is only $2/ child. Bring your camera and basket. 540-459-6777.
Winter Jam at the Berglund Center is an incredible evening of live concerts by the top artists in Christian music. Fans of rock, worship, rap and pop/contemporary will all find plenty to love about the line-up. Featuring: For King and Country, Crowder, KB, Sidewalk Prophets, Trip Lee, We Are Messengers and lots more. Admission fee. 540-853-2241.
Shenandoah Valley Steam and Gas Engine Association Annual Swap Meet and Toy Show at Boyce Volunteer Fire Company Activity Building. 540-550-0804.
Easter Egg Hunt at Ridgeview Park starting 10am. Ages 7 years and under bring a basket for the eggs and candy you find. Afterwards visit with the Easter bunny. Parents are incouraged to bring a camera. 540-942-6735.
Community Easter Egg Hunt at Big Gem Park, 736 Fourth Street. This event is open and free to all. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Christ United Church 540-652-1328 or Fields Methodist Church 540-652-1350.
March 26–Buena Vista.
Annual Easter Egg and Kite Contest at Glen Maury Park, 101 Maury River Drive, from 1-2pm. The event offers kids the chance to find goodie-filled eggs and fly kites under the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Kids bring your baskets and parents don’t forget your camera. Admission is free. 540-261-7321.
Annual Egg Hunt and Eggstravaganza Festival at Montgomery Hall Park. Complete with moonbounce, old-fashioned egg coloring, refreshments, arts/crafts, activities, face painting, and surprise entertainers. Egg Hunt ages and times: 2-3 years, 10am; 4-5 years, 10:30am; 6-7 years, 11am; 8-10 years, 11:30am. This is a free event. 540-332-3945.
New Voices in Dance featuring James Mad-ison University’s Contemporary Dance Ensemble, at JMU’s Mainstage Theatre starting 8pm. Experience the vitality and creativity of the next generation of choreographers in this concert featuring works by selected JMU dance majors. Admission fee is $13.00-$14.00. For more information call 540-568-4394.
March 29, 31–Waynesboro.
Bring your children (K-5th grade) to the Kids’ Klub at the Rosenwald community center from 3:30-5pm. The program will feature a special activity along with opportunities to participate in various stations of your choice. Also there will be craft projects, games, construction, occasional cooking, and fitness activities. Parent’s are encouraged to stay for the fun. The program is free, but pre-registration is required. 540-942-6735.
“Dogs 2 Read 2” at the Central Library, 174 S. Main Street from 4:30-5:30pm. Grab a book, get comfy and read to your Library’s very own registered therapy dog. All reading levels are encouraged. Younger children that need supervision are welcome with a grown up. 540-434-4475x1.
Free individualized tax preparation at the Public Library, 100 Zerkel Street from noon-5pm. This is for low-to moderate-income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older. Don’t forget to bring your important documents with you, especially those related to the Affordable Care Act. Access the complete list of needed documents here: www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html or call 540-434-4475x5.
Theatergroep Kwatta will be at James Madison University’s Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. Written as a series of free-verse poems from Jack’s point-of-view. Love That Dog is brought to vivid life in a performance that uses visual effects, music and puppetry to show how a boy finds his own voice with the help of a teacher, a writer, a pencil, some yellow paper, and above all, a dog. Admission fee. 540-568-4394.