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Tuesday, May 22

  • Friends Listening to Friends. A support group for newly diagnosed cancer patients who have fears, questions or concerns.  This group also addresses life after cancer treatments.  For information, please call Leigh Anderson, 540.245.7105. Class held at Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room, 11:00 am-12:15 pm.
  • The Augusta County Library’s Deerfield Station will soon be hosting its much-anticipated Plant & Book Sale. This annual library program has been a Deerfield tradition for years, and will kick-off on Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 P.M. Additionally, the sale will continue throughout the week during the Deerfield Library Station’s open hours, including Tuesday and Thursday from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M., Wednesday from 1 P.M. to 5 P.M., and will conclude Saturday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 P.M. Besides a selection of book bargains, attendees will also have their pick of a number of different plant varieties. This includes everything from vegetable starts to local shrubs and perennials. If you would like to take part in the plant and book sale, visit the Deerfield Library Station 59 Marble Valley Road in Deerfield. For additional information, contact the library station at (540) 939-4123 or visit www.augustacountylibrary.org/locationshours/deerfield-library-station.
  • The Rockbridge County and Lexington City Democratic Committees have collaborated to host a Sixth District US House of Representatives Democratic Primary Candidate Forum on Tuesday evening, May 22nd, on the Mezzanine Level of the Virginia Horse Center. All four Democratic primary candidates in the race – Peter Volosin, Charlotte Moore, Jennifer Lewis, and Sergio Coppola – have confirmed their participation. The Virginia Horse Center is located at 487 Maury River Road in Lexington.  RSVPs for the buffet dinner must be made in advance by May 18th via email to lex.rockdems@gmail.com.
  • Augusta Health presents Being Mindful, the May installment of its Health Talks series at the Wayne Theatre. Event begins at 7 p.m. with a Q&A following the lecture. Admission is Pay What You Will.

Wednesday, May 23

  • Staunton Augusta Farmers’ Market Open, Wednesdays: 7am to 1pm, Wharf Lot. This is a true producer-only market where you can get farm fresh foods, baked goods, plants and other items directly from the person who grew or made them. Free parking at the Wharf parking lot and the Johnson Street Garage on Saturdays. Information: www.safarmersmarket.com.
  • The Augusta County Library’s Deerfield Station will soon be hosting its much-anticipated Plant & Book Sale. This annual library program has been a Deerfield tradition for years, and will kick-off on Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 P.M. Additionally, the sale will continue throughout the week during the Deerfield Library Station’s open hours, including Tuesday and Thursday from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M., Wednesday from 1 P.M. to 5 P.M., and will conclude Saturday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 P.M. Besides a selection of book bargains, attendees will also have their pick of a number of different plant varieties. This includes everything from vegetable starts to local shrubs and perennials. If you would like to take part in the plant and book sale, visit the Deerfield Library Station 59 Marble Valley Road in Deerfield. For additional information, contact the library station at (540) 939-4123 or visit www.augustacountylibrary.org/locationshours/deerfield-library-station.
  • The popular Farmers in the Park begins Wednesday, May 2 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Meade Park in Charlottesville. Farmers in the Park, features a variety of homegrown produce and flowers, home cooked meals, and handmade crafts. Enjoy a relaxing stroll in the park while nourishing your mind and body. Farmers in the Park, occurs every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. May – October at Meade Park which is located at 300 Meade Avenue. For more information, please visit www.charlottesville.org/citymarket.
  • Diabetes Boot Camp (Physician Referral Required). Three hour class to help those with Type 2 Diabetes learn to manage the disease and take control of their lives. Requires Physician Referral. For information or registration, call 540.213.2537. Class held on Wednesday, May 23, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Heart & Vascular Center, Ground Floor Conference Room.

Thursday, May 24

  • Stronger Together—Breast Cancer Support Group. For patients diagnosed with breast cancer—an opportunity to share personal stories, celebrate victories, express emotions and be uplifted.  For information, please call Leigh Anderson, 540.245.7105. Class held at Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room, 3:00 – 4:30 pm.
  • The Augusta County Library’s Deerfield Station will soon be hosting its much-anticipated Plant & Book Sale. This annual library program has been a Deerfield tradition for years, and will kick-off on Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 P.M. Additionally, the sale will continue throughout the week during the Deerfield Library Station’s open hours, including Tuesday and Thursday from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M., Wednesday from 1 P.M. to 5 P.M., and will conclude Saturday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 P.M. Besides a selection of book bargains, attendees will also have their pick of a number of different plant varieties. This includes everything from vegetable starts to local shrubs and perennials. If you would like to take part in the plant and book sale, visit the Deerfield Library Station 59 Marble Valley Road in Deerfield. For additional information, contact the library station at (540) 939-4123 or visit www.augustacountylibrary.org/locationshours/deerfield-library-station.
  • The  Rotary Club of Waynesboro is sponsoring a special community presentation of Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) to be held at the Wayne Theater on Thursday, May 24.  Admission is free and the doors open at 6pm. The demonstration will be conducted by the Blue Ridge Crisis Intervention Team to provide the audience with an overview of mental health issues. In the dramatic presentation, the actual dynamics of a crisis intervention are acted out. The emotion and danger are presented in real time for our live audience. These intervention exercises help officers avoid unnecessary shootings.

Friday, May 25

  • Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park presents The Tragic Deaths of Stephen Ramseur and Charles Lowell: Examples of a Generation Lost, 7 p.m. The Civil War devastated a generation of young men, in their 20s and 30s.  This program examines the lives of two such men who fought at Cedar Creek and the impacts their deaths had on their families and communities.   Meet Park Ranger Shannon Moeck at the main parking lot at Belle Grove (336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown, Virginia).  This program will involve a car caravan system (visitors follow the ranger’s vehicle). For more information, check the park website (www.nps.gov/cebe) or call (540) 869-3051.

Saturday, May 26

  • Staunton Augusta Farmers’ Market Open, Saturdays: 7am to noon, Wharf Lot. This is a true producer-only market where you can get farm fresh foods, baked goods, plants and other items directly from the person who grew or made them. Free parking at the Wharf parking lot and the Johnson Street Garage on Saturdays. Information: www.safarmersmarket.com.
  • Low Stress Cattle Handling Clinic, Saturday and Sunday, May 26 -27, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Bar W Ranch and Virginia Cooperative Extension are set to host a Low Stress Cattle Handling Clinic at the ranch at 1477 Ridge Road, Bridgewater.  The instructor is world renowned clinician, Tom Curtin.  Tom is a professional horsemen and stockman who travels the United States sharing his knowledge on the positive impacts and the methods of low stress cattle handling with cattle producers everywhere.  Registration is $50 for adults, free for youth under 18.  All proceeds from registration will be donated to the Augusta County 4H/FFA Market Animal Show and Sale!  For questions about the event please contact Derek and C.J. Wise at 540-471-1331 or cjwisefromthebarw@yahoo.com.
  • The Augusta County Library’s Deerfield Station will soon be hosting its much-anticipated Plant & Book Sale. This annual library program has been a Deerfield tradition for years, and will kick-off on Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 P.M. Additionally, the sale will continue throughout the week during the Deerfield Library Station’s open hours, including Tuesday and Thursday from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M., Wednesday from 1 P.M. to 5 P.M., and will conclude Saturday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 P.M. Besides a selection of book bargains, attendees will also have their pick of a number of different plant varieties. This includes everything from vegetable starts to local shrubs and perennials. If you would like to take part in the plant and book sale, visit the Deerfield Library Station 59 Marble Valley Road in Deerfield. For additional information, contact the library station at (540) 939-4123 or visit www.augustacountylibrary.org/locationshours/deerfield-library-station.
  • Art in the Park at Gypsy Hill: Saturday, May 26 from 10am-6pm | Sunday, May 27 from noon-5pm. Surrounding the Bandstand area of Gypsy Hill Park. Quality juried fine art and fine craft, children’s art activities, music, food vendors.  Event is free and all are welcome. www.saartcenter.org 540-885-2028.
  • Renowned Celtic musicians Linn Barnes and Allison Hampton will perform their “Spring Celtic Consort” Saturday, May 26, at 4 p.m., at Castleton. Joined by WETA television and radio personality Robert Aubry Davis and musicians Joseph Cunliffe, wind instrumentalist, and Steve Bloom, world-renowned percussionist, the Castleton in Performance (CiP) concert series welcomes back the Washington-area duet, who will perform music from 16th-century France, Celtic Ireland, Scotland, and Galician Spain, as well as John Hurt’s Mississippi Blues and the Consort’s own compositions. Local actors will be featured in the premier dramatization of English 19th-century poet John Keats’ La Belle Dame Sans Merci, created and scored by Barnes. Other players will include locals David and Edie Tatel, Bill Walton and Al Regnery. Davis and local actor and CiP alum John Lescault will be featured reading poetry celebrating the glories of the spring season in Ireland, England, and America. The Celtic Consort has been described by The Washington Post as “a Washington institution. With a musical partnership spanning four decades, the Barnes and Hampton Celtic Consort offers a rare combination of styles and instrumentation. Tickets for this CiP concert range from $20 to $40, and the performance will be held in the Theatre House at Castleton (663 Castleton View Road, Castleton, Va.), an intimate, state-of-the-art 140-seat proscenium theatre. Call Connie Payne at 540-937-3454 for more information and visit www.CastletonFestival.org to purchase tickets.

Sunday, May 27

  • Low Stress Cattle Handling Clinic, Saturday and Sunday, May 26 -27, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Bar W Ranch and Virginia Cooperative Extension are set to host a Low Stress Cattle Handling Clinic at the ranch at 1477 Ridge Road, Bridgewater.  The instructor is world renowned clinician, Tom Curtin.  Tom is a professional horsemen and stockman who travels the United States sharing his knowledge on the positive impacts and the methods of low stress cattle handling with cattle producers everywhere.  Registration is $50 for adults, free for youth under 18.  All proceeds from registration will be donated to the Augusta County 4H/FFA Market Animal Show and Sale!  For questions about the event please contact Derek and C.J. Wise at 540-471-1331 or cjwisefromthebarw@yahoo.com.
  • Art in the Park at Gypsy Hill: Saturday, May 26 from 10am-6pm | Sunday, May 27 from noon-5pm. Surrounding the Bandstand area of Gypsy Hill Park. Quality juried fine art and fine craft, children’s art activities, music, food vendors.  Event is free and all are welcome. www.saartcenter.org 540-885-2028.

Tuesday, May 29

  • Friends Listening to Friends. A support group for newly diagnosed cancer patients who have fears, questions or concerns.  This group also addresses life after cancer treatments.  For information, please call Leigh Anderson, 540.245.7105. Class held at Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room, 11:00 am-12:15 pm.

Wednesday, May 30

  • Staunton Augusta Farmers’ Market Open, Wednesdays: 7am to 1pm, Wharf Lot. This is a true producer-only market where you can get farm fresh foods, baked goods, plants and other items directly from the person who grew or made them. Free parking at the Wharf parking lot and the Johnson Street Garage on Saturdays. Information: www.safarmersmarket.com.
  • The popular Farmers in the Park begins Wednesday, May 2 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Meade Park in Charlottesville. Farmers in the Park, features a variety of homegrown produce and flowers, home cooked meals, and handmade crafts. Enjoy a relaxing stroll in the park while nourishing your mind and body. Farmers in the Park, occurs every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. May – October at Meade Park which is located at 300 Meade Avenue. For more information, please visit www.charlottesville.org/citymarket.
  • Join New Dominion Bookshop in Charlottesville for a reading with poets Stephen Cushman and Nathaniel Perry on Wednesday, May 30th from 6-7 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Hothead (2018) is Stephen Cushman’s sixth book of poetry, following The Red List (2014), Riffraff (2011), Heart Island (2006), Cussing Lesson (2002), and Blue Pajamas (1998). He has written two books about poetry, Fictions of Form in American Poetry (1993) and William Carlos Williams and the Meanings of Measure (1985), and two books about the Civil War, Bloody Promenade: Reflections on a Civil War Battle (1999) and Belligerent Muse: Five Civil War Writers and How They Shaped Our Understanding of the Civil War (2014). He is the general editor of the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics(2012) and has taught at UVA since 1982. Nathaniel Perry is the author of a book of poems, Nine Acres (Copper Canyon/APR, 2011). New work is appearing in American Poetry Review, The Common, and elsewhere. He lives in Cumberland County, VA, and is the editor of The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review.

Thursday, May 31

  • Stronger Together—Breast Cancer Support Group. For patients diagnosed with breast cancer—an opportunity to share personal stories, celebrate victories, express emotions and be uplifted.  For information, please call Leigh Anderson, 540.245.7105. Class held at Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
  • The Wayne Theatre in downtown Waynesboro will screen a new documentary film titled “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” on Thursday, May 31, at 7 p.m. Admission is Pay What You Will. The film is part of a global mission to help reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts around the world. Through sharing stories of survival and recovery, the goal of the film is to help people find the support they need to stay alive and heal. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit www.WayneTheatre.org.
  • Bob Nocek presents the David Crosby & Friends, Sky Trails Tour 2018, Thursday, May 31 at The Paramount Theater. Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby is heading out on tour. Joining him will be five musical friends, James Raymond on keys, Mai Agan on bass, Steve DiStanislao on drums, Jeff Pevar on guitar, and Michelle Willis on keys and vocals. Tickets can be purchased online at www.theparamount.net, by calling The Paramount Theater’s Box Office at 434-979-1333, or in person Monday-Friday from 10AM-2PM at 215 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902.

Friday, June 1

  • Registration is open for Skyline Literacy’s 3rd Annual Golfing for Literacy Charity Tournament, taking place on Friday, June 1, at  Lakeview Golf Club (4101 Shen Lake Drive, Harrisonburg). Registration and lunch begin: 12 noon / Play begins at 1 pm. All proceeds benefit Skyline Literacy. Cost: $80 per individual player / $320 per team of four. Register by phone or online: 540-433-0505 or www.skylineliteracy.org

Saturday, June 2

  • Staunton Augusta Farmers’ Market Open, Saturdays: 7am to noon, Wharf Lot. This is a true producer-only market where you can get farm fresh foods, baked goods, plants and other items directly from the person who grew or made them. Free parking at the Wharf parking lot and the Johnson Street Garage on Saturdays. Information: www.safarmersmarket.com.
  • The Waynesboro Family YMCA Tri for the Y returns Saturday, June 2. This Sprint Triathlon is hosted in the Shenandoah Valley under the shadows of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you are an experienced competitor or looking for a new challenge and just starting your tri journey – this event is perfect for you. The course venue is the peaceful, family-friendly, Ridgeview Park with a 50-meter pool. Just 30 minutes from Charlottesville. Funds generated by this event support the Cid Fund. Cid Scallet was a tireless advocate for youth and families served by the YMCA.  Monies in his fund cover scholarships for those that normally could not afford YMCA membership or childcare programming. The Waynesboro Family YMCA has been serving the region for over 60 years with a focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Register now: click here.
  • The Joint Staunton, Augusta County and Waynesboro Democratic Committees will host a Sixth District Candidates Debate at Mary Baldwin University on Saturday, June 2. The forum will begin at 3 p.m. and will be held at Francis Auditorium, 227 Frederick Street, Staunton.  All four candidates for the Democratic Party nomination in the Sixth District – Sergio Coppola, Jennifer Lewis, Charlotte Moore and Peter Volosin – have committed to participate in the debate. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will serve as moderator for the debate.
  • Join New Dominion Bookshop in Charlottesville at 2 p.m. for a reading and book talk with Caroline Weber, author of Proust’s Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin de Siecle Paris. This event will be free and open to the public. From the author of the acclaimed Queen of Fashion—a brilliant look at the glittering world of turn-of-the-century Paris through the first in-depth study of the three women Proust used to create his supreme fictional character, the Duchesse de Guermantes. Caroline Weber is a professor of French and Comparative Literature at Barnard College, Columbia University; she has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton. She is the author of Queen of Fashion: What Marie-Antoinette Wore to the Revolution (2006) She has written for The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, Financial Times, London Review of Books, The Wall Street Journal, and New York magazine. She lives in  New York City.
  • The Shenandoah Valley Art Center, during the month of June, in the Cabell/Arehart Gallery is the Members’ Anniversary Judged Show. All participants exhibit the medium and artwork of their choosing. SVAC is proud that it is a community-based organization that showcases and supports its talented members with this annual exhibition. Leah Stoddard, independent curator and artist advisor based in Charlottesville, will be this year’s judge.  An opening and awards ceremony will be held Saturday, June 2, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and the public is encouraged to come, meet, and talk to the artists.

Sunday, June 3

  • A crowd favorite, the 29th Division Army Band returns to the JMU Concerts on the Lawn series at 6 p.m. play patriotic and popular music. Chief Warrant Officer Donald Carson conducts the band. Established in 1917, the 29th has supported the troops fighting in World Wars I and II, Bosnia and Iraq. Based in Petersburg, Virginia, the band has performed moral-building concerts and provided ceremonial backgrounds for funerals, changes of command and community concerts.

Monday, June 4

  • Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week Field Day, Monday, June 4, 10 a.m., Lucky Charms Farm, Weyers Cave. Come see streamside conservation practices and riparian buffers at work improving water quality and stream health.  Special guests include Emmett Hanger and farmer Bud Shaver.  Please contact Robert Whitescarver at 540-280-7134 to register or for more questions.
  • The Wayne Theatre presents “Psycho” as part of the Monday at the Movies series sponsored by The Classic Cinema Club.  Screenings include a 2 p.m. matinee and a 7 p.m. evening feature. Admission is Pay What You Will. The 7 p.m. screenings include a brief introduction, short intermission, and optional film discussion afterwards led by The Classic Cinema Club. More information: click here.
  • Stonewall Brigade Band concerts start at 8 pm each Monday in June, July, and August, rain or shine in the Stonewall Brigade Bandstand in Staunton’s Gypsy Hill Park.  Admission is free. Complete programs can be seen on the band’s web site www.stonewallbrigadeband.com.  The site also has a photo album including the early years to the present.

Tuesday, June 5

  • A two-day ASIST suicide-prevention workshop is being offered June 5-6 at Christ Lutheran Church in Staunton. The free workshop provides training in suicide intervention skills and offers the chance to learn and practice a life-saving intervention model. To register, contact Erin Botkin at ebotkin@vcsb.org.

Wednesday, June 6

  • Staunton Augusta Farmers’ Market Open, Wednesdays: 7am to 1pm, Wharf Lot. This is a true producer-only market where you can get farm fresh foods, baked goods, plants and other items directly from the person who grew or made them. Free parking at the Wharf parking lot and the Johnson Street Garage on Saturdays. Information: www.safarmersmarket.com.
  • Birding 101 – An Introduction to Birding: Wednesday, June 6, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and Thursday, June 7, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and has been designated as “The Year of the Bird”. In honor of this significant occasion, the Shenandoah National Park Association is offering a basic class on birding. This seminar is aimed at novices who want to get started in this popular pastime or those who would like to enhance their basic birding skills. This seminar is intended for the general public, ages 12 and up and space is limited to 20 participants. $50.00 registration fee. The Shenandoah National Park Association is sponsoring the 2018 Resource Seminars in Shenandoah National Park. Advance reservations are required for these seminars and space is limited. To register, visit the Shenandoah National Park Association website: www.snpbooks.org.
  • The Wayne Theatre presents “Sing” as part of its Summer Movies series on Wednesday, June 6, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Admission is Pay What You Will. More information: click here.
  • The popular Farmers in the Park begins Wednesday, May 2 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Meade Park in Charlottesville. Farmers in the Park, features a variety of homegrown produce and flowers, home cooked meals, and handmade crafts. Enjoy a relaxing stroll in the park while nourishing your mind and body. Farmers in the Park, occurs every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. May – October at Meade Park which is located at 300 Meade Avenue. For more information, please visit www.charlottesville.org/citymarket.

Friday, June 8

  • Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park presents Rivers and Valleys: Geology of the Shenandoah, 7 p.m. The Shenandoah Valley’s unique geology and geography contributed significantly to its agricultural, social, and military history.  Join Ranger Rick Ashbacker for this car caravan tour which will explore many of the physical features and materials that were critical to the development of the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove region.  Meet at the National Park Service Visitor Contact Station (7712 Main Street, Middletown, Virginia). For more information, check the park website (www.nps.gov/cebe) or call (540) 869-3051.

Saturday, June 9

  • Staunton Augusta Farmers’ Market Open, Saturdays: 7am to noon, Wharf Lot. This is a true producer-only market where you can get farm fresh foods, baked goods, plants and other items directly from the person who grew or made them. Free parking at the Wharf parking lot and the Johnson Street Garage on Saturdays. Information: www.safarmersmarket.com.
  • Shenandoah Valley Art Center invites you to come to a fund raising event: “Art Trivia Night,” on Saturday, June 9, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m., 416 W. Main Street. Reserve a table for six for $200 or join a random group for $25 each. Enjoy an evening of prizes won answering questions about visual arts, music, and surprise subjects!  Remember, you do not have to be a trivia wiz to laugh, bid on the silent auction and relish an array of snacks and deserts. Please check the SVAC website for more details and to RSVP by June 2.

Sunday, June 10

  • The Wayne Theatre presents a screening of the film “Wonder Woman” on Sunday, June 10, at 6 p.m., as part of the Faith in Film Series. Admission is Pay What You Will. More information: click here.
  • Sentimental Journey performs in the JMU Concerts on the Lawn series at 6 p.m. Sentimental Journey is a 17-piece big band featuring many of the area’s finest musicians. Started in 1986 by Dick Miller and directed by Ray Hoaster, the band plays throughout Central Virginia for dances, weddings, school master classes, private parties, charities, and swing and jazz concerts. This concert features the best of the Big Band Era, including classics by Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Count Basie and Glenn Miller.

Monday, June 11

  • Breakfast Conservation Meeting, Monday, June 11, 7-8:30 a.m., Tinkling Springs Presbyterian Church, Fishersville. Come join Virginia Cooperative Extension for breakfast and hear about some upcoming conservation funding opportunities along the South River and Christian’s Creek.  Please contact Liz Ronston at eronston@cbf.org to register or for more information.
  • Imagination Stage Summer Camp begins at the Wayne Theatre, runs June 11-15, 9 a.m. to noon each day. Explores a variety of theatre subjects. For grades rising K-1.  More information: click here.
  • The Wayne Theatre presents “Chinatown” as part of the Monday at the Movies series sponsored by The Classic Cinema Club.  Screenings include a 2 p.m. matinee and a 7 p.m. evening feature. Admission is Pay What You Will. The 7 p.m. screenings include a brief introduction, short intermission, and optional film discussion afterwards led by The Classic Cinema Club. More information: click here.
  • Stonewall Brigade Band concerts start at 8 pm each Monday in June, July, and August, rain or shine in the Stonewall Brigade Bandstand in Staunton’s Gypsy Hill Park.  Admission is free. Complete programs can be seen on the band’s web site www.stonewallbrigadeband.com.  The site also has a photo album including the early years to the present.

Wednesday, June 13

  • Staunton Augusta Farmers’ Market Open, Wednesdays: 7am to 1pm, Wharf Lot. This is a true producer-only market where you can get farm fresh foods, baked goods, plants and other items directly from the person who grew or made them. Free parking at the Wharf parking lot and the Johnson Street Garage on Saturdays. Information: www.safarmersmarket.com.
  • Breakfast Conservation Meeting, Wednesday, June 13, 7-8:30 a.m., Panera Bread, Waynesboro. Come join Virginia Cooperative Extension for breakfast and hear about some upcoming conservation funding opportunities along the South River and Christian’s Creek.  Please contact Liz Ronston at eronston@cbf.org to register or for more information.
  • The Wayne Theatre presents “Annie” as part of its Summer Movies series on Wednesday, June 13, at 10 a.m. Admission is Pay What You Will. More information: click here.
  • The popular Farmers in the Park begins Wednesday, May 2 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Meade Park in Charlottesville. Farmers in the Park, features a variety of homegrown produce and flowers, home cooked meals, and handmade crafts. Enjoy a relaxing stroll in the park while nourishing your mind and body. Farmers in the Park, occurs every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. May – October at Meade Park which is located at 300 Meade Avenue. For more information, please visit www.charlottesville.org/citymarket.

Friday, June 15

  • The Charlottesville Reading Series will host a prose reading and musical performance on Friday, June 15, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at New Dominion Bookshop (404 East Main St). The event will feature an in-person reading by Randall Klein and original music by Bird and Mantis. The event is free to attend, and complimentary refreshments will be available at intermission.

Saturday, June 16

  • Staunton Augusta Farmers’ Market Open, Saturdays: 7am to noon, Wharf Lot. This is a true producer-only market where you can get farm fresh foods, baked goods, plants and other items directly from the person who grew or made them. Free parking at the Wharf parking lot and the Johnson Street Garage on Saturdays. Information: www.safarmersmarket.com.

Sunday, June 17

  • Harrisonburg-Rockingham Concert Band, under the direction of Melissa Harper, will perform Broadway tunes, movie music, Americana favorites and Sousa marches at the JMU Concert on the Lawn series at 6 p.m. on the Lawn at the Music Building.

Monday, June 18

  • Imagination Stage Summer Camp begins at the Wayne Theatre, runs June 18-22, 9 a.m. to noon each day. Explores a variety of theatre subjects. For grades rising 2-5.  More information: click here.
  • The Wayne Theatre presents “A Tale of Two Cities” as part of the Monday at the Movies series sponsored by The Classic Cinema Club.  Screenings include a 2 p.m. matinee and a 7 p.m. evening feature. Admission is Pay What You Will. The 7 p.m. screenings include a brief introduction, short intermission, and optional film discussion afterwards led by The Classic Cinema Club. More information: click here.
  • Stonewall Brigade Band concerts start at 8 pm each Monday in June, July, and August, rain or shine in the Stonewall Brigade Bandstand in Staunton’s Gypsy Hill Park.  Admission is free. Complete programs can be seen on the band’s web site www.stonewallbrigadeband.com.  The site also has a photo album including the early years to the present.

Wednesday, June 20

  • Staunton Augusta Farmers’ Market Open, Wednesdays: 7am to 1pm, Wharf Lot. This is a true producer-only market where you can get farm fresh foods, baked goods, plants and other items directly from the person who grew or made them. Free parking at the Wharf parking lot and the Johnson Street Garage on Saturdays. Information: www.safarmersmarket.com.
  • The Wayne Theatre presents “The Muppet Movie” as part of its Summer Movies series on Wednesday, June 20, at 10 a.m. Admission is Pay What You Will. More information: click here.
  • The popular Farmers in the Park begins Wednesday, May 2 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Meade Park in Charlottesville. Farmers in the Park, features a variety of homegrown produce and flowers, home cooked meals, and handmade crafts. Enjoy a relaxing stroll in the park while nourishing your mind and body. Farmers in the Park, occurs every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. May – October at Meade Park which is located at 300 Meade Avenue. For more information, please visit www.charlottesville.org/citymarket.

Thursday, June 21

  • The World’s Largest Swim Lesson, hosted locally at the Waynesboro YMCA, brings together thousands of individuals from hundreds of communities who participate in the same lesson over the course of a 24-hour period to raise awareness about drowning and the fact that swimming is a vital lifesaving skill that every child and adult should learn. In 2017, 41,068 kids and adults participated in events in 26 countries. The Waynesboro Y event will be held from 5-6 pm. Pre-registration is required. More information: click here.

Friday, June 22

  • Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park presents “All That Remains…” Archeology at Cedar Creek, 7 p.m. Join Park Volunteer Marcus LeMasters as he explains archeological techniques and practices, how those have been applied to various locations on the Cedar Creek battlefield and what has been learned from these projects.  Meet at the Visitor Contact Station (7712 Main Street, Middletown, Virginia), for an overview.  Mr. LeMasters is a Virginia state certified Archeological Technician and a member of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Chapter of the Archeological Society of Virginia. For more information, check the park website (www.nps.gov/cebe) or call (540) 869-3051.

Saturday, June 23

  • Staunton Augusta Farmers’ Market Open, Saturdays: 7am to noon, Wharf Lot. This is a true producer-only market where you can get farm fresh foods, baked goods, plants and other items directly from the person who grew or made them. Free parking at the Wharf parking lot and the Johnson Street Garage on Saturdays. Information: www.safarmersmarket.com.
  • All American Honor Guard Military History Weekend: June 23, 2018, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and June 24th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ridgeview Park, Waynesboro. Featured will be American and allied military tableaus from the Jamestown militia to the present, including uniformed reenactors, weaponry, equipment, tentage, rations & vehicles.  Throughout the event, there will also be blank firing of period weapons , short tactical demonstrations along with “Blackjack Pershing Presents True Stories from the Great War.”  There is no charge to attend.  The AAHG is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about America’s rich military history and honoring those that serve and have served our country. For more information about the AAHG, email: aahglivinghistory@gmail.com or visit our website:www.aahg.webs.com.

Sunday, June 24

  • All American Honor Guard Military History Weekend: June 23, 2018, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and June 24th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ridgeview Park, Waynesboro. Featured will be American and allied military tableaus from the Jamestown militia to the present, including uniformed reenactors, weaponry, equipment, tentage, rations & vehicles.  Throughout the event, there will also be blank firing of period weapons , short tactical demonstrations along with “Blackjack Pershing Presents True Stories from the Great War.”  There is no charge to attend.  The AAHG is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about America’s rich military history and honoring those that serve and have served our country. For more information about the AAHG, email: aahglivinghistory@gmail.com or visit our website:www.aahg.webs.com.
  • The JMU Concerts on the Lawn series presents Just Jazzin’, a 20-member ensemble that plays big band and contemporary swing and Latin tunes, and has played at concerts, dances and benefits in the Central Virginia area. Concert at 6 p.m. on the Lawn at the Music Building. The band also performs with college and high school jazz ensembles, and gives master classes to young jazz musicians throughout the Shenandoah Valley. Directed by Tom McKenzie, Just Jazzin’ features vocal soloists Danny Baralle and Kelly Harris.

Monday, June 25

  • Dance Boot Camp begins at the Wayne Theatre, runs June 25-29, 9 a.m. to noon each day. Includes jazz dance technique with stretch and conditioning and musical theatre combos. For grades rising 6-12. More information: click here.
  • Theatrical Makeup Camp begins at the Wayne Theatre, runs June 25-29, 9 a.m. to noon each day. Course teaches stage makeup techniques and hair styling including special effect designs. For grades rising 6-12. More information: click here.
  • The Wayne Theatre presents “Annie Hall” as part of the Monday at the Movies series sponsored by The Classic Cinema Club.  Screenings include a 2 p.m. matinee and a 7 p.m. evening feature. Admission is Pay What You Will. The 7 p.m. screenings include a brief introduction, short intermission, and optional film discussion afterwards led by The Classic Cinema Club. More information: click here.
  • Stonewall Brigade Band concerts start at 8 pm each Monday in June, July, and August, rain or shine in the Stonewall Brigade Bandstand in Staunton’s Gypsy Hill Park.  Admission is free. Complete programs can be seen on the band’s web site www.stonewallbrigadeband.com.  The site also has a photo album including the early years to the present.

Tuesday, June 26

  • Rockingham Feeder Cattle Association Annual Meeting, Tuesday, June 26, 6 p.m., Weyers Cave Community Center. Come join the Rockingham Feeder Cattle Association for their annual meeting.  The program will include a sponsored bbq meal, brief business meeting, and announcement of the Kenneth W. Rodeffer Scholarship winner.  The keynote speaker for the meeting will be Ron Stephenson, office manager for Metzger Veterinary Services of Linwood, Ontario.  Ron will provide an overview of the ins and outs of exporting cattle to Canada and the marketing opportunities and challenges for Virginia feeder calf producers interested in sending cattle to feed in Ontario.  Please join us for a very interesting presentation and evening about this important emerging cattle market.

Wednesday, June 27

  • Staunton Augusta Farmers’ Market Open, Wednesdays: 7am to 1pm, Wharf Lot. This is a true producer-only market where you can get farm fresh foods, baked goods, plants and other items directly from the person who grew or made them. Free parking at the Wharf parking lot and the Johnson Street Garage on Saturdays. Information: www.safarmersmarket.com.
  • The Wayne Theatre presents “Holes” as part of its Summer Movies series on Wednesday, June 27, at 10 a.m. Admission is Pay What You Will. More information: click here.
  • The popular Farmers in the Park begins Wednesday, May 2 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Meade Park in Charlottesville. Farmers in the Park, features a variety of homegrown produce and flowers, home cooked meals, and handmade crafts. Enjoy a relaxing stroll in the park while nourishing your mind and body. Farmers in the Park, occurs every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. May – October at Meade Park which is located at 300 Meade Avenue. For more information, please visit www.charlottesville.org/citymarket.

Saturday, June 30

  • Staunton Augusta Farmers’ Market Open, Saturdays: 7am to noon, Wharf Lot. This is a true producer-only market where you can get farm fresh foods, baked goods, plants and other items directly from the person who grew or made them. Free parking at the Wharf parking lot and the Johnson Street Garage on Saturdays. Information: www.safarmersmarket.com.

Monday, July 2

  • Stonewall Brigade Band concerts start at 8 pm each Monday in June, July, and August, rain or shine in the Stonewall Brigade Bandstand in Staunton’s Gypsy Hill Park.  Admission is free. Complete programs can be seen on the band’s web site www.stonewallbrigadeband.com.  The site also has a photo album including the early years to the present.

Monday, July 9

  • Musical Theatre Camp begins at the Wayne Theatre, runs July 9-13, 9 a.m. to noon each day. Workshop explores musical theatre, acting techniques, dance and song. Showcase at end of camp. For grades rising 5-12. More information: click here.
  • Stonewall Brigade Band concerts start at 8 pm each Monday in June, July, and August, rain or shine in the Stonewall Brigade Bandstand in Staunton’s Gypsy Hill Park.  Admission is free. Complete programs can be seen on the band’s web site www.stonewallbrigadeband.com.  The site also has a photo album including the early years to the present.

Wednesday, July 11

  • Staunton Augusta Farmers’ Market Open, Wednesdays: 7am to 1pm, Wharf Lot. This is a true producer-only market where you can get farm fresh foods, baked goods, plants and other items directly from the person who grew or made them. Free parking at the Wharf parking lot and the Johnson Street Garage on Saturdays. Information: www.safarmersmarket.com.
  • The Wayne Theatre presents “Trolls” as part of its Summer Movies series on Wednesday, July 11, at 10 a.m. Admission is Pay What You Will. More information: click here.
  • The popular Farmers in the Park begins Wednesday, May 2 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Meade Park in Charlottesville. Farmers in the Park, features a variety of homegrown produce and flowers, home cooked meals, and handmade crafts. Enjoy a relaxing stroll in the park while nourishing your mind and body. Farmers in the Park, occurs every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. May – October at Meade Park which is located at 300 Meade Avenue. For more information, please visit www.charlottesville.org/citymarket.

Friday, July 13

  • The Merv Wooten Invitational, proudly brought to you by Weaver Insurance and Financial Advisors and Bowman Family Dentistry, will be July 13 at the Waynesboro Country Club. By far one of the largest fields annually at the Country Club, the Waynesboro YMCA tournament is known for its great play, fantastic prizes, and just a fun day of fellowship. Fee is $125 for golfer which includes golf/cart fees, dinner, beverages, swag, and prizes. More information: click here.
  • Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park presents Remnants of the Stonewall Brigade at Cedar Creek, 7 p.m. By the fall of 1864, the famous “Stonewall” Brigade was a shell of its former self. The Overland Campaign had taken a massive toll on the brigade, but nevertheless the men fought on. Find out how this famous unit performed at the Battle of Cedar Creek.  Meet Park Ranger James Horn at the National Park Service Visitor Contact Station (7712 Main Street, Middletown, Virginia). For more information, check the park website (www.nps.gov/cebe) or call (540) 869-3051.

Saturday, July 14

  • Painting in the Park Seminar: Nature as a Starting Place: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Come paint and learn from Shenandoah National Park 2017 Artist in Resident, Kevin H. Adams. The seminar will focus on the landscape and the challenges of plein airpainting. The seminar will walk you through the process, from start to finish, of creating two plein air paintings. Art materials will be provided. This 1-day oil painting workshop is intended for all levels of artists, ages 12 and up and space is limited to 15 participants. $50.00 registration fee. The Shenandoah National Park Association is sponsoring the 2018 Resource Seminars in Shenandoah National Park. Advance reservations are required for these seminars and space is limited. To register, visit the Shenandoah National Park Association website: www.snpbooks.org.

Monday, July 16

  • Musical Theatre Camp begins at the Wayne Theatre, runs July 16-20, 9 a.m. to noon each day. Workshop explores musical theatre, acting techniques, dance and song. Showcase at end of camp. For grades rising 5-12. More information: click here.
  • Stonewall Brigade Band concerts start at 8 pm each Monday in June, July, and August, rain or shine in the Stonewall Brigade Bandstand in Staunton’s Gypsy Hill Park.  Admission is free. Complete programs can be seen on the band’s web site www.stonewallbrigadeband.com.  The site also has a photo album including the early years to the present.

Wednesday, July 18

  • Staunton Augusta Farmers’ Market Open, Wednesdays: 7am to 1pm, Wharf Lot. This is a true producer-only market where you can get farm fresh foods, baked goods, plants and other items directly from the person who grew or made them. Free parking at the Wharf parking lot and the Johnson Street Garage on Saturdays. Information: www.safarmersmarket.com.
  • The Wayne Theatre presents “Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone” as part of its Summer Movies series on Wednesday, July 18, at 10 a.m. Admission is Pay What You Will. More information: click here.
  • The popular Farmers in the Park begins Wednesday, May 2 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Meade Park in Charlottesville. Farmers in the Park, features a variety of homegrown produce and flowers, home cooked meals, and handmade crafts. Enjoy a relaxing stroll in the park while nourishing your mind and body. Farmers in the Park, occurs every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. May – October at Meade Park which is located at 300 Meade Avenue. For more information, please visit www.charlottesville.org/citymarket.

Friday, July 20

  • 2018 Wool Pool, Friday, July 20, 7 a.m. to noon. The Augusta County Sheep and Wool Producers will host the 2018 Wool Pool at the Augusta County Government Center/Verona Community Food Pantry.  Please call the Augusta Extension Office (540) 245-5750 or email benner89@vt.edu for details on wool pricing.

Saturday, July 21

  • Valley Pike Farm Market will host a Virginia Cider Festival featuring 17 Virginia craft cideries with more than 50 individual ciders on Saturday, July 21st at Valley Pike Farm Market in Weyers Cave to benefit Mercy House. Mercy House is a local non-profit that fights to reduce poverty and homelessness in the Shenandoah Valley while working to provide services, education, and assistance to prevent future homelessness for families within the area. Mercy House has been prominent within our community for 30 years as of this year, and the Virginia Cider Festival will commemorate the impact it has had on the families in the Valley. A portion of all proceeds from the Virginia Cider Festival at Valley Pike Farm Market will directly benefit Mercy House and the families that they support. The Festival will take place from 11am to 5pm with concerts from Mike Davis, Thieves of Burden, and Strong Water throughout, and a closing evening concert featuring The Barons will begin at 5:30pm.  Tickets are available online at www.valleypikefarmmarket.com, and tickets include (10) four ounce tastings, a commemorative glass, and access to all four concerts. Additional tastings may be prepurchased online. For more information about the Virginia Cider Festival at Valley Pike Farm Market, please visit the VPFM Facebook page and the website at www.ValleyPikeFarmMarket.com.

Sunday, July 22

  • The Wayne Theatre presents a performance of Heifetz on Tour on Sunday, July 22, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $17 for adults and $10 for students. More information: click here.

Monday, July 23

  • Theatrical Production Camp at the Wayne Theatre, runs July 23-27, 9 a.m. to noon each day. Learn how to transform a bare stage into a Broadway spectacular. Work alongside professionals and explore technical theatre. For grades rising 6-12. More information: click here.
  • Stonewall Brigade Band concerts start at 8 pm each Monday in June, July, and August, rain or shine in the Stonewall Brigade Bandstand in Staunton’s Gypsy Hill Park.  Admission is free. Complete programs can be seen on the band’s web site www.stonewallbrigadeband.com.  The site also has a photo album including the early years to the present.

Wednesday, July 25

  • Staunton Augusta Farmers’ Market Open, Wednesdays: 7am to 1pm, Wharf Lot. This is a true producer-only market where you can get farm fresh foods, baked goods, plants and other items directly from the person who grew or made them. Free parking at the Wharf parking lot and the Johnson Street Garage on Saturdays. Information: www.safarmersmarket.com.
  • The Wayne Theatre presents “Air Bud” as part of its Summer Movies series on Wednesday, July 25, at 10 a.m. Admission is Pay What You Will. More information: click here.
  • The popular Farmers in the Park begins Wednesday, May 2 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Meade Park in Charlottesville. Farmers in the Park, features a variety of homegrown produce and flowers, home cooked meals, and handmade crafts. Enjoy a relaxing stroll in the park while nourishing your mind and body. Farmers in the Park, occurs every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. May – October at Meade Park which is located at 300 Meade Avenue. For more information, please visit www.charlottesville.org/citymarket.

Friday, July 27

  • Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park presents A Diamond in the Rough:  The Forgotten Story of the Bowman-Hite Farmstead, 7 p.m. Join Ranger Kyle Rothemich as he explores the history of the Bowman-Hite Farmstead. This farmstead stands as a unique example of a 19th century Shenandoah Valley agricultural landscape. Learn about the families who called this place home, structures that shaped their experiences and soldiers who marched by during the Battle of Cedar Creek.  Meet at Belle Grove (336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown, Virginia) for an introduction.  Visitors will then car caravan over to the Bowman-Hite farm. For more information, check the park website (www.nps.gov/cebe) or call (540) 869-3051.

Saturday, July 28

  • Amazing World of Pollinators Seminar: Saturday, July 28, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Discover how the often unnoticed work of bees, butterflies, and other pollinators is essential in the interconnected community of wildflowers, plants, and wildlife in the Big Meadows. Ranger Mara Meisel and Park Volunteer & Master Naturalist Jack Price will lead indoor presentations and then take participants on a hike to learn more. This seminar is intended for the general public, ages 12 and up and space is limited to 20 participants. $40.00 registration fee. The Shenandoah National Park Association is sponsoring the 2018 Resource Seminars in Shenandoah National Park. Advance reservations are required for these seminars and space is limited. To register, visit the Shenandoah National Park Association website: www.snpbooks.org.

Sunday, July 29

Monday, July 30

  • Stonewall Brigade Band concerts start at 8 pm each Monday in June, July, and August, rain or shine in the Stonewall Brigade Bandstand in Staunton’s Gypsy Hill Park.  Admission is free. Complete programs can be seen on the band’s web site www.stonewallbrigadeband.com.  The site also has a photo album including the early years to the present.

Wednesday, Aug. 1

  • Staunton Augusta Farmers’ Market Open, Wednesdays: 7am to 1pm, Wharf Lot. This is a true producer-only market where you can get farm fresh foods, baked goods, plants and other items directly from the person who grew or made them. Free parking at the Wharf parking lot and the Johnson Street Garage on Saturdays. Information: www.safarmersmarket.com.
  • The Wayne Theatre presents “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” as part of its Summer Movies series on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m. Admission is Pay What You Will. More information: click here.
  • The popular Farmers in the Park begins Wednesday, May 2 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Meade Park in Charlottesville. Farmers in the Park, features a variety of homegrown produce and flowers, home cooked meals, and handmade crafts. Enjoy a relaxing stroll in the park while nourishing your mind and body. Farmers in the Park, occurs every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. May – October at Meade Park which is located at 300 Meade Avenue. For more information, please visit www.charlottesville.org/citymarket.

Monday, Aug. 6

  • Stonewall Brigade Band concerts start at 8 pm each Monday in June, July, and August, rain or shine in the Stonewall Brigade Bandstand in Staunton’s Gypsy Hill Park.  Admission is free. Complete programs can be seen on the band’s web site www.stonewallbrigadeband.com.  The site also has a photo album including the early years to the present.

Sunday, Aug. 12

  • The Wayne Theatre presents a screening of the film “The Truman Show” on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m., as part of the Faith in Film Series. Admission is Pay What You Will. More information: click here.

Monday, Aug. 13

  • Stonewall Brigade Band concerts start at 8 pm each Monday in June, July, and August, rain or shine in the Stonewall Brigade Bandstand in Staunton’s Gypsy Hill Park.  Admission is free. Complete programs can be seen on the band’s web site www.stonewallbrigadeband.com.  The site also has a photo album including the early years to the present.

Friday, Aug. 17

  • Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park presents “When the conflict is ended mercy again asserts itself,” 7 p.m. Treating the wounded at Cedar Creek. The Battle of Cedar Creek left in its wake over 8,600 Americans killed, wounded and captured; the second bloodiest engagement fought in the Shenandoah Valley.  Join Ranger James Horn as he examines the treatment of wounded and the general practice of medicine during the Civil War.  This special program includes living history demonstrations presented by staff of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and will be held at St. Thomas Chapel, which was used as a hospital by the Union army following the battle.  Meet at St. Thomas Chapel (7854 Church Street, Middletown, Virginia). For more information, check the park website (www.nps.gov/cebe) or call (540) 869-3051.

Monday, Aug. 20

  • Stonewall Brigade Band concerts start at 8 pm each Monday in June, July, and August, rain or shine in the Stonewall Brigade Bandstand in Staunton’s Gypsy Hill Park.  Admission is free. Complete programs can be seen on the band’s web site www.stonewallbrigadeband.com.  The site also has a photo album including the early years to the present.

Saturday, Aug. 25

  • Nature Photography in Shenandoah Seminar – Novice Level: Saturday, August 25, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Nature Photography in Shenandoah seminar will introduce budding nature photographers to the basic methods and techniques that will help them capture their own personal nature experiences through photography of public lands in the national park. Professional photographers Ann and Rob Simpson will share their expertise through classroom instruction and field sessions on a variety of photography techniques including scenic, macro, and telephotography. Bring your own camera. This seminar is intended for the general public, ages 12 and up and space is limited to 20 participants. $40.00 registration fee. The Shenandoah National Park Association is sponsoring the 2018 Resource Seminars in Shenandoah National Park. Advance reservations are required for these seminars and space is limited. To register, visit the Shenandoah National Park Association website: www.snpbooks.org.

Monday, Aug. 27

  • Stonewall Brigade Band concerts start at 8 pm each Monday in June, July, and August, rain or shine in the Stonewall Brigade Bandstand in Staunton’s Gypsy Hill Park.  Admission is free. Complete programs can be seen on the band’s web site www.stonewallbrigadeband.com.  The site also has a photo album including the early years to the present.

Friday, Aug. 31

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park presents Not Just Black and White: Discovering the Complexities of Enslavement in the Shenandoah Valley, 7 p.m. This program explores the use of slave labor in the Shenandoah Valley.  Learn how the settlement history, agriculture and iron industries shaped the use of slavery in this region. This program will take place at Belle Grove Plantation where a total of 276 enslaved people worked and lived over a 68 year period.  Join Ranger Shannon Moeck for this stationary program at Belle Grove (336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown, Virginia).  Visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. For more information, check the park website (www.nps.gov/cebe) or call (540) 869-3051.

Saturday, Sept. 8

  • The Secret Life of Mushrooms: Saturday, September 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This seminar will show participants how to identify mushrooms and learn about the myths, medicine, and biology of mushrooms.  Participants will be guided on an easy hike to seek mushrooms for viewing and identifying in the field.  This seminar will be presented by noted local naturalists Ann and Rob Simpson, Biologists from Lord Fairfax Community College. This seminar is intended for the general public, ages 18 and up and space is limited to 20 participants. $40.00 registration fee. The Shenandoah National Park Association is sponsoring the 2018 Resource Seminars in Shenandoah National Park. Advance reservations are required for these seminars and space is limited. To register, visit the Shenandoah National Park Association website: www.snpbooks.org.