June 20: Harrisonburg Chapter 164 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Traditions Family Restaurant, 11:30 a.m. Nancy Owens, Director of JMU's Lifelong Learning Institute, will speak. For further information call 828-1106.
June 20: Mobile Mammography Van, VFW Post 9660, Chimney Rock, at Runions Creek and Rt. 259 West, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Pre-registration required. For appointment or more information, call 433-4641.
June 20: Free Community Picnic, Linville Creek Church of the Brethren, 409 Brethren Rd., Broadway, 5-6:30 p.m. All are welcome.
June 20-23: New Market Fire and Rescue Summer Celebration. Food, bingo, cake wheel, dime pitch, raffles, ice cream, plate dinners, Cole Carnival Rides and dunkin’ booth. Thursday: parade. Friday: Glory Bound. Saturday: Just For Fun; fireworks.
June 21: Community Ministry Food Pantry, Bergton, 10 a.m.-noon.
June 21: A Small Hand-Plains District Emergency Infant Pantry,Rader Lutheran Church, 17072 Raders Church Rd., Timberville, 5-7 p.m. Infants and toddlers to 24 months. Proof of need with WIC or SNAP. Call 578-3658.
June 22: Cruise-In,Keezletown Ruritan Club, 5-8 p.m. Open to cars, trucks, bikes and tractors. Free entry. Trophies to winners. Door prizes. Food includes smoked turkey drum sticks, fried country ham, hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, white beans, ice cream and funnel cakes.
June 22: Chicken Barbecue. Available at 10:30 a.m. at Chimney Rock VFW Post 9660 and at 11 a.m. at Timberville Food Lion and Broadway Supermarket. $3.50/half. Proceeds benefit veterans and the community.
June 22-24: “I Take This Man,” Schultz Theatre, New Market. Comedy. Friday and Saturday, 7 pm. Sunday, 3 p.m. Tickets: $8-$12. Reserve by calling 740-9119.
June 23: New Market Firecracker 5-Miler,8 a.m. $15 race fee through Thursday; $20 Friday and Saturday. Registration Saturday at shelter No. 3 in New Market Community Park till 7:45 a.m. Call 740-3432.
June 23: Lawn Party,Keezletown Ruritan Club, beginning at 4 p.m. Music with the Walnut Ridge Boys. Fried country ham, hamburgers, hot dogs, white beans, ice cream and funnel cakes. Bingo, cake and watermelon wheel, dime pitch, Keelie board, and more. Inflatable moon bounce and slide, and a T&T fun zone. Cake donations appreciated.
June 23: Music and Auction Benefit, Singers Glen Community Center. Doors open, 3 p.m. Music: Lisa Meadows, 4 p.m.; Boyd Burkholder and Friends, 5 p.m. Bowman auction, 6 p.m. Need auction items and baked goods. Food include barbecue, fried tenderloin sandwiches, hot dogs, white beans, coleslaw, desserts and drinks. To benefit Garland “Mike” and Nyoka Stroop for medical and funeral expenses. Call 833-4411.
June 23: Chicken Barbecue,Community Pit, Va. 259, ready by 8:15 a.m. $3.50/half. Prepared by the Broadway Lions. To pre-order, call 896-4575.
June 23: Community Shred Day, Farmers & Merchants Bank, 126 N. Timberway, Broadway, 3-6 p.m. An industrial shredder destroys up to three bags or boxes of personal records no longer required. Visit www.farmersandmerchants.biz or call a local bank branch for more information.
June 23: Barbecue Chicken,by Timberville Volunteer Fire Department. Ready by 9am at the firehouse. $3.50/half.
June 23: Doyle Moats Family Concert, Fulks Run Ruritan Park, 7-9 p.m. Freewill offering. Food available.
June 23: Timberville Moose Lodge Chicken Barbecue. Ready: 8:30 a.m. Available: Whit's Market and Food Lion parking lot, Timberville. $3.50/half.
June 23 and 24: Shenandoah Valley Quilters’ Guild XIII Quilt Show, Turner Ashby High School. June 23: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 24: noon-5 p.m. $5/person, children under 12 free. Vendors, demonstrations, pillow puddle and silent auction. Quilt raffle with proceeds shared with Skyline Literacy.
June 28: J. Frank Hillyard Middle School Summer Community Band Concert, Heritage Park, Broadway, 7 p.m. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner to enjoy. Donations accepted to benefit the middle school and high school band boosters.
June 28-30: West Rockingham Ruritan Club Lawn Party. Food includes hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, French-fried chicken, fried and country ham sandwiches, funnel cakes, cake and ice cream, barbecue. Thursday: Music by Standing Room Only, featuring Kelly May Brown. Friday and Saturday: The Hackens Boys.
June 28: The Mount Jackson/Forestville Senior Fellowship, Solomon Lutheran Church, Forestville, 11 a.m. Bingo. Bring a wrapped prize, Covered dish luncheon. 459-6777.
June 29: Chicken Barbecue, Chimney Rock VFW Post 9660. Ready: 10:30 a.m. at post; about 11:30 a.m. in Timberville Food Lion and the Broadway Supermarket parking lots. $3.50/half. Proceeds for veterans and community.
June 30 and July 1: “Murder at the Rutherford House,” dinner theater at Johnny Appleseed Restaurant, New Market. Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. Dinner and show, $35/adults; $30/students and seniors. Limited tickets available. To reserve, call 740-9119.
June 30: Duncan Knob/Strickler Knob Hike,10 a.m. Six miles, 3.5 hours, moderately strenuous. With the Sierra Club Shenandoah Group. For carpool information, email email@example.com or call 478-3677.
July 2: Community Ministry Food Pantry, Bergton, 6-7:30 p.m.
July 3:Veterans Night-Shockers, every Veteran gets in free. Introduction in the open game ceremony. Game time 7 p.m.
July 5: Shenandoah Valley Track Club Summer Track Meet, EMU track on Park Rd., Harrisonburg, 6:15 p.m. Field events and running events for kids and adults, followed by a road 5K. $3 entry fee. Free for members. Also July 19 and Aug. 2.
July 6: Deadline to Register for Senior Women’s Self-Defense Class, held July 11 at Plains Community Center from 6-8 p.m. Free. To register, visit www.rockinghamcountyva.gov or call 564-3160.
July 7: Indoor Yard Sale, Plains District Memorial Museum, 176 N. Main St., Timberville, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Some old; lots of new items. Proceeds support museum’s general budget.
July 12-14: Mount Crawford Ruritan Lawn Party. Entertainment for the kids. Food and music each night. Bring lawn chair.
July 12: Deadline to Register for “Protect Yourself From Fraud” Senior Seminar, held July 17 from 6-8 p.m. at County Administrative Offices, 20 E. Gay St., Harrisonburg. Free. To register, visit www.rockinghamcountyva.govor call 564-3160.
July 14 and 15: Auditions, Schultz Theatre, New Market. Fall and winter shows: “The Passion of Dracula,” “You Can’t Take It With You,” “A Dickens of a Carol II,” dinner theater “Murder at the Prom,” and Youth Theater shows. Saturday, 10 a.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. 740-9119.
July 14: Ole Timers Night, Players for the Smith Creek Indians, Twin County Twins or any past New Market Shocker receives free admission; honored in pre-game ceremony. Memorabilia displayed. Game time: 7 p.m.
July 18-21: Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Company Lawn Party and Steam & Gas Show. Help needed making sandwiches in the fire hall in the morning, out in the food booths in the evening. Cake donations can be delivered to the firehouse or to the grounds the day of.
July 19: Community Ministry Food Pantry, Bergton, 10 a.m.-noon.
July 19: Shenandoah Valley Track Club Summer Track Meet, EMU track on Park Rd., Harrisonburg, 6:15 p.m. Field events and running events for kids and adults, followed by a road 5K. $3 entry fee. Free for members. Also Aug. 2.
July 20: Seventh Annual BHS Basketball Program Benefit Golf Tournament,Lakeview Golf Course, Harrisonburg, 11 a.m. registration, start at noon. $280/team or $70/play. Funds will help defray camp costs and pay for t-shirts, uniforms and pre-game meals. Sponsorships are available. For more information, call 896-7081 or 478-3663.
July 20: Chicken Barbecue, chicken prepared by VFW Post 9660 at Chimney Rock. Sold at 10:30 a.m. at the Broadway Supermarket and Timberville Food Lion. Profits benefit the Timberville-Broadway Senior Center.
July 21: Barbecue Chicken Dinner and Bingo, New Market Volunteer Fire Department, 9771 Congress St. Doors open at 5 p.m., bingo at 6 p.m. Chicken, chips, bread, drink, dessert for $5. Bingo: $25/at the door for 4 cards. Raffle. For more information, call 560-0167 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds benefit Blazin’ Bulleyes Relay for Life team.
July 25-28: Fulks Run Ruritan Club Annual Lawn Party. Rides by 5-Star Attractions. Wednesday: Thompson Store Revival. Thursday: Annual Beauty Pageant: 6:30 p.m. Friday: Karaoke Night and Motor Vehicle Display. Saturday: EZGO. For more information, visit www.fulksrunruritan.com.
July 27 and 28: Tenth Legion/Mt. Valley Ruritan Club Lawn Party. Open 4 p.m., music, 7 p.m. Cake wheel, bingo (no Cow Pie Bingo), pull tabs, deep-fried chicken, fried country ham sandwiches, hamburgers, hotdogs, French fries, ice cream, soft drinks, plate lunches. Friday: karaoke. Saturday: Mountain Hollow.
July 26: New Market Historical Society Program: Annual Picnic, Luray Valley Museum, Rt. 211, near Luray Caverns. Site recreates pioneer housing. Bring picnic fare and serving utensils. Sweet iced tea and bottled water provided. Free entrance to the Luray Museum and a guided tour. email@example.com.
Aug. 1-4: Annual Grottoes Volunteer Fire Department Lawn Party and Summer Bash Raffle. Featuring GVFD’s famous fried chicken; food available 4 p.m. nightly; Music, bingo, funnel cakes, cake wheel and armband rides nightly; Wednesday: Veterans Appreciation Night (free dinner to vets with ID.); Bluegrass Music Night-7-11 p.m. by Allegheny Blue; Thursday: Gospel Night Music 7-11 p.m. by Southern Grace; Friday: Annual Fireman’s Parade, 7 p.m.; lineup, 6 p.m. (no pre-registration); Music-Country Rock/Rock 7-11 p.m. by City Limits Band; Saturday: 6-10 p.m. Summer Bash Raffle details: www.grottoesfire.com; fireworks follow drawings; Music 7-11 p.m. Band TBD.
Aug. 2: Shenandoah Valley Track Club Summer Track Meet, EMU track on Park Rd., Harrisonburg, 6:15 p.m. Field events and running events for kids and adults, followed by a road 5K. $3 entry free. Free for members.
August 4: Annual Rummage Sale, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church on Main Street, Mount Jackson, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Clothing for entire family, household items, lawn/garden items, toys jewelry and other misc. items. Benefits outreach programs within the Shenandoah Valley.
Aug. 7-11: Bergton Community Fair. 5-11 p.m. Exhibits, food, rides and food. Admission:$1; free/children 11 and under. Tuesday: Thompson Store Revival. Wednesday: Family Tradition Karaoke. Thursday: beauty contest. Friday: Raw Country. Saturday: Sat. EZ-GO Band.
Aug. 7-11: Augusta County Fair. Gates open at 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Tuesday night: Motocross. Wednesday: Seniors, 2-4 p.m. admitted for $1. Demolition Derby and Community Awareness Night. Thursday: BLM bull riding. Gospel night, 6 p.m. Special Olympics choir, 7 p.m. The Messengers, 8 p.m., Harmony Hill. Friday: ITPPA truck and tractor pull. Goodson Band, 8 p.m. Saturday: Gates open at 9 a.m. Rides start at 1 p.m. Civil War living history. Dog show, 10 a.m. Farm and tweaked tractor pull, 6 p.m. WDW midget and female wrestling, 9 p.m. www.augustacountyfair.com.
Aug. 13-18: Rockingham County Fair. www.rockinghamcountyfair.com.
Aug. 18: Craft Fair,Cornerstone Church of Broadway. Crafters wanted. $10 fee plus craft item donation for silent auction. Space is limited. Proceeds benefit the church’s “Wish List” fund. Call 896-7623.
Aug. 24 and 25: Tenth Legion/Mt. Valley Ruritan Club Lawn Party. Open 4 p.m., music, 7 p.m. Cake wheel, bingo (no Cow Pie Bingo), pull tabs, deep-fried chicken, fried country ham sandwiches, hamburgers, hotdogs, French fries, ice cream, soft drinks, plate lunches. Friday: karaoke. Saturday: Walnut Ridge Boys.