Here is a list of events ongoing this weekend in the Central Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia.
For a complete rundown of what is on the local events schedule, go to our Calendar of Events.
Virginia Farm Show at Augusta Expoland, Fishersville. Info: www.augustaexpo.com.
Intermediate Word is the next step for those who attended the introductory class and for anyone who wants to know more advanced Word topics and techniques. Free. No registration required. At the Staunton Public Library, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Info: 540.332.3902.
Inauguration Watch Party, Residence Inn by Marriott, 44 Windigrove Drive, Waynesboro, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Watch the inauguration of Barack Obama on the big screen. Free admission and food catered by McAlister’s Deli. Info: [email protected].
Watch Party at Blue Mountain Coffee on the Downtown Wharf, 11:30 a.m. Watch the inauguration on the big screen. Cash coffee bar and food. No RSVP required.
E-Mail Essentials. Create your own free e-mail account to use in a job search and to keep in touch with friends and family. Learn how to create, send and receive e-mail messages. Because an active e-mail account is necessary for finding a job, this new class is recommended for job seekers. Free. No registration needed. At the Staunton Public Library, 1:3-3:30 p.m. Info: 540.332.3902.
Bedtime Stories. Free. At the Churchville Branch Library, 6:30 p.m. Info: 540.245.5287.
Great Books Discussion Group reads For the Relief of Unbearable Urges by Nathan Englander from The 7 Deadly Sins Sampler. Free. At the Staunton Public Library, 7 p.m. Info: 540.332.3902.
Yes, We Did! Inauguration Celebration, White Star Tavern, 1 Mill St., Downtown Staunton, 7-11 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, big-screen TV. Tickets are $5 per person, payable at the door. RSVP to Tom Long at [email protected].
“What’s the Big Deal?” – a look at award-winning literature in the Third Tuesdays Book Discussion Series at Stone Soup Books and Cafe, 908 W. Main St., Downtown Waynesboro, 7 p.m. Featured book is House Mad of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday, the 1969 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Info: www.stonesoupbooks.net.
The Lula Washington Dance Theatre performs Ode to the 60s, a lighthearted look back at the cultural revolution of the 1960s, when the times were a-changing and peace and free love were the sentiments of the day, Lenfest Center for the Arts, Lexington, 7 p.m. Info: 540.458.8000 or www.lenfest.wlu.edu
Public presentation by Shane Hipps on “The Spirituality of the Cell Phone,” Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, 8 p.m. Hipps is lead pastor at Trinity Mennonite Church, Phoenix, Ariz., and author, “The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, the Gospel and Church.” Admission is free. A talk-back session follows at 9 p.m. in Common Grounds Coffeehouse.