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 2, 11, 18–Harrisonburg.
Join the Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center as we celebrate Black History Month. Programs that will be presented: African-American Property, Ownership of Downtown Harrisonburg from 1850-1860 on the 2nd; An Afternoon with Frederick Douglas, portrayed by Nathan R. Richardson on the 11th; Join us as we celebrate the community of Zenda, 1870-1920 through word, song, and video on the 18th. All these programs are free. 540-437-9213.
Come out to see The Horse with the Flying Tail. A true story of Nautical the star jumper of the U.S. Equestrian Team at the Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court. A delightful film that will enthrall any viewer. Admission is free, children 12 years and below must be accompanied by an adult. 540-955-2004.
Free admission to the Explore More Discovery Museum, 150 South Main Street from 4-7 pm. Sponsored by the Harrisonburg Kiwanis Club. Our mission is to engage young minds through interactive, multi-sensory learning experiences—promoting a greater understanding of themselves and their world. 540-442-8900.
Wintergreen Resort events: Winterfest Weekend on the 3rd-5th; Women’s Ski Clinics on the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th; Presidents Weekend on the 17th-20th; Mardi Gras Weekend on the 24th-26th. For event information on times and admission fees call 434-325-2200.
February 4–Stephens City.
Groundhog Day Celebration with Bowman Bill at the Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Road from 11am-noon. A lively family program of groundhog stories. Bowman Bill weather forecasting, finding shadows, dancing and groundhog songs. Ice cream will be served. Will there be a shadow of chocolate sauce on the ice cream? Bowman Bill will let us know. 540-869-9000 x215.
Join the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum, 18 North Coalter Street for a Very Valentine Tea from 2-4pm. There will be games, crafts and a scavenger hunt for ages 6-11. To register call 540-885-0897 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rockingham Educational Foundation, Inc. (REFI), will hold their Annual Party and Auction from 6:30 - 10:00 PM at JMU's Bridgeforth Stadium Club, 251 Bluestone Drive, Harrisonburg. The casual event will include a silent and live auction; a Polaris Ranger raffle; festive food, drink and more! Proceeds will support key programs benefiting students and teachers in the Rockingham County Public schools system. For more information and to purchase tickets, call Katie LaPira @ 540-564-3218 or visit http://refi.rockingham.k12.va.us.
The Moss Arts Center, 190 Alumni Mall presents a circus experience like you’ve never seen. A spectacular live band showcase the world-famous Circus Oz caravan of graceful men, strong women, innovative jugglers, lyrical unicyclists, hilarious trapeze artists, musical acrobats, and acrobatic musicians. Expect two hours of breathtaking agility, death-defying stunts, awe-inspiring acrobatic performances, irreverent comedy without animals. Recommended for ages 5 and older. 540-231-5300.
February 10-12, 17-19–Broadway.
The Schultz Theatre and School of Performing Arts presents the Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) at J. Frank Hillyard Middle School, 226 Hawks Hill Drive. All 37 plays will be done in 97 minutes by three actors in tights. Watch as they weave their wicked way through all 37 plays of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays. Recommended for ages 13 and older. For information 540-896-9600.
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 under. For additional information or to register call 540-433-9168.
Join us for a contemporary twist on history. Learn about the Central Powers and Allies of WWI, think about which Pokémon each side would have used to fight. Bring your Pokémon Go device and join us for a battle. Participants will be split up in teams and will hunt the VMI parade grounds for Pokémon. The team that captures the most Pokémon in the given time wins. All events are free of charge for both student and parent. While younger siblings are welcome to attend, activities are geared for ages 8 to 17. All events start promptly at 1pm, so you need get here early. To register call 540-463-7103 x 147.
The 4th Annual Chocolate Escape at Old Town. Sample chocolate desserts at participating restaurants, enjoy special discounts and treats at participating shops, listen to live music, go on a scavenger hunt, and pamper yourself. For more information call 540-535-3661.
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 $12.00. 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. To register call 540-931-1810.
The Community Service Outreach Festival will be held in the gymnasium of the Edinburg Charterhouse School (Old Edinburg School), at 508 Picadilly Street from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Both privately and publically funded non-profit service agencies gather for what resembles a large trade show or job fair. Many of the organizations represented will be looking to inform you about what they do and how you can get involved. Come, learn, connect and maybe find a place to share your talents. For more information e-mail email@example.com or call 540-984-4464.
February 12, 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. Don’t wait to reserve, this event normally sells out fast. Call for full details and prices 540-568-3194.
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, will be celebrating Superheroes and Superstars. Create a paper superhero mask and browse comic books from Four Color Fantasies available for purchase. Enjoy guided gallery tours. Admission and activities are free. 540-662-1473 or 1-888-556-5799.
Come find rare collectibles and other sports merchandise at Tanglewood Mall’s Sports Memorabilia Show. Over 30 vendors will be onsite beginning at 10am. The show will be located near JCPenney on the lower level. 540-965-4522 or 540-989-4388.
February 20–All National Parks.
Plan to visit your National Park on National Park Week. Entrance fees will be waived this day. In addition, any fourth grade student can get a free annual pass through the Every Kid in a Park program, and active duty military and citizens with a permanent disability can also get free passes. 540-999-3500.
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. Welde’s Big Bear Shows and hourly door prize drawings. Win a Parker crossbow. Admission fee, 4 and under are free. 540-337-7018 or 540-350-2263.
The Southwest Virginia Boat Dealers Association is proud to host the Roanoke Boat Show at the Berglund Center. We will be kicking off the boating season and heightening consumer awareness and excitement. Come see, feel, touch, and buy now. The show provide’s the opportunity for customers to purchase watercraft for the upcoming season at a discounted specialized price. Also we will provide the consumer with side by side comparison of all the great lines, greatest combination of every watercraft offered in Southwest Virginia. Admission is free on the 24th and 26th. Also on the 25th admission is $7.50 and childern 12 and under are free. 507-530-0171 or 540-853-2241.
A battle awaits you at Coyner Springs Park as we pay homage to our City’s namesake, General “Mad” Anthony Wayne with the 6th 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. This is not your typical mud run. Expect a challenging course with numerous “Battles” and ankle deep mud in spots. To register call 540-942-6735. Online registration closes Feb. 22nd www.runthevalley.com/mad-anthony-mud-run/.
Performing Arts Center of Luray, 1 E. Main Street presents Mardi Gras Night with Zydeco Jed. This roots-rock band blends influences that include rock, jazz, Cajun, country, Delta style along with a nod to Bob Dylan, the Mete and more. Grab your Mardi Gras beads and your dancing shoes and celebrate with us. 540-540-743-1133.
Do you have cabin fever? then bring your family to the Cecil F. Gilkerson Community Activities Center, 305 South Dogwood Drive for a showing of a classic kid friendly movie. We will have mats, 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 please call 540-433-2474.
The 7th Annual Winter Wine Festival is held at the historic Stonewall Jackson Hotel from noon-6pm. This event features tastings of Virginia wine and ciders as well as a unique selection of vendors. The festival is a wonderful way to enjoy a winter afternoon. Admission fee includes tastings, snack bag and a souvenir glass. For directions or more information call 540-885-7676.
February 25–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. Please note that there are no refunds and we do not allow strollers, dogs or headphones at any of our races. All races start at 9:30 am and registration is from 8:30am to 9:15am To register or preregister call 703-906-4304 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Soul Food Dinner and an Art Show at the Lucy Simms Center, 620 Simms Avenue from 5-8pm. 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. Free event. For additional information contact Stephanie Howard at email@example.com or call 540-437-9213.