April 26: Mount Jackson/Forestville Senior Fellowship, Solomon Lutheran Church, Forestville, 11 a.m. Speaker: Lori Reed on staying active; covered dish luncheon. 459-6777.
April 26: Fulks Run Elementary School 50th Anniversary Celebration, 6:30 p.m. Concert, time capsule dedication and tours of the building. Refreshments served. Open to the public.
April 26-27: Alumni of Shenandoah College and Conservatory Reunion. April 26: Dinner at Pano’s, 6 p.m. April 27: Breakfast at Thomas House, 7:30-8:30 a.m. Following breakfast, alumni will meet at The Old College Church (now Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church) on Main Street, Dayton. Memorial service, 11:15-12:15 p.m. Lunch at Maple Terrace in the Bridgewater Retirement Community, 12:30 p.m. Call 879-2899.
April 27: Registration Deadline for the Central Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners herb workshop on May 5 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Harrisonburg – Rockingham Extension Office. Participants will learn about herbs and make a container herb garden using parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. Bring garden gloves and a trowel. Herbal refreshments will be served. $30. To register, contact Amber Vallotton at 564-3080 or email email@example.com.
April 27: Chicken Barbecue, Chimney RockVFW Post 9660 available at 10:30 a.m. at the Post and approximately11:30 a.m. in the parking lots at the Timberville Food Lion and the Broadway Supermarket. $3.50/half. Proceeds go towards helping our veterans and our community.
April 27-29: Masterworks Chorus of the Shenandoah Valley Concert. April 27: 7:30 p.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Woodstock; April 28, 7:30 p.m. at Muhlenberg Lutheran Church in Harrisonburg, and April 29, 3 p.m. at Reformation Lutheran Church in New Market. Adults/$15. Youth/ $7.50. Purchase tickets at www.masterworkschorus.com, at the door or by calling 459-2024.
April 28: Jeremy Staubus Concert,Plan B, Broadway, 7:30-10 p.m. Country artist performs to raise funds for Hannah Shore, a Lacey Springs fifth-grader who will be attending a leadership conference this summer. Freewill offering. For more information, call 421-2626 or 271-4535.
April 28: Yard Sale, Plains District Museum, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
April 28: Jazz Night,J. Frank Hillyard Middle School, 7 p.m. Features Just Juzzin’, Broadway High School jazz ensemble and J. Frank Hillyard Middle School Stage Band. Free admission. Cobbler and ice cream after the concert, $2/serving. Proceeds benefit the BHS and JFHMS band programs.
April 28: Benefit Singing, Auction and Bake Sale, Mt. Clinton Church of God, 5 p.m. until. Featuring Benny Roach and Restoration. Proceeds for cancer patient Sandy Runion. Auction items and baked goods needed. 433-8302, 434-6915 or 578-6604.
April 28: National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Broadway Drug Center, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dispose all outdated, unused medications, controlled substances and narcotics. Co-sponsored by the Broadway Police Department. For more information, call 896-3261 or 896-6460.
April 28: Broadway-Timberville Community Canned Food Drive, by Broadway-Timberville Ruritan Club. Benefits the Daily Bread Food Pantry. Bags, already distributed, collected beginning at 9 a.m. Place filled bags visible from the street. If you didn’t get a bag, donations of canned food can be taken to Broadway Presbyterian Church, 9 a.m.-noon.
April 28: Chicken Barbecue and Yard Sale,Timberville Church of the Nazarene 8 a.m. $3.50/half. Proceeds help send children to summer camp.
April 28: Second Annual Crop for a Cure, Plains District Community Center, 233 McCauley Ave, Timberville, 9-5 p.m. Scrapbooking. Consultant available. $25 admission includes: six-foot table, prizes, goody bag, lunch. In memory of Andrea Lohr.
Sponsored byHarrisonburg Baptist Church Relay for Life Team.
April 28: Murder Mystery Dinner and Auction, Shenandoah Caverns’ American Celebration on Parade. Cocktails and silent auction: 6 p.m. Dinner: 7 p.m. Menu includes roast beef au jus, apricot glazed chicken, alfredo primavera. The Schultz Theatre actors perform. $38. Benefits Shenandoah County Scholarship fund. For tickets, call 477-4177 or 740-3964.
April 29: Spaghetti Supper, New Market Fire Department, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Applesauce, salad, homemade desserts and beverages. Freewill offering. Proceeds benefit RCBL New Market Shockers.
April 29: “Voices from the Courthouse Prison,” Linville Creek Church of the Brethren, 7 p.m. Play
depicts the events of the winter of 1862 when Mennonite and Brethren leaders
were imprisoned for resisting the war effort. Hear the voices of John Kline, Gabe Heatwole and others. Freewill offering
benefits CrossRoads Heritage Center.
May 2: Massanutten Chapter of the Archeological Society of Virginia, Bridgewater Municipal Building, 7 p.m. Katie Cross, James Madison University, will present "Archaeological Survey and Geophysics at the JMU Farm" and Sarah Ellis, Carole Nash, and Peter Hof, James Madison University, will present "Hunter-Gatherer Site Boundaries at Big Meadows." For additional information, visit www.mcasv.org or call 564-0635.
May 4: Relay For Life Harrisonburg/Rockingham County, Rockingham County Fairgrounds, 6 p.m.-6 a.m. To register, or for more information, visit RockinghamRelay.org, call 434-3360 or e-mail Annika.firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 4: Community Shred Day, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Timberville, 3-5 p.m. Industrial shredder destroys up to three bags or boxes of personal records no longer required. Also May 11, 3-6 p.m., at the Crossroads branch in Harrisonburg and June 23, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Broadway branch. Visit www.farmersandmerchants.biz or call local bank branch for more information.
May 4-5: Book Sale Bag Bonanza, Village Library. All of the books, videos, tapes and any other treasure that
you can fit into one grocery size paper bag is just $6. Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 896-1646.
May 5: Hearts of Hope 5K, Cornerstone Church of Broadway, 265 W. Springbrook Rd., 9 a.m. Preregister by April 9, $20. Race day registration, $30, from 7:45 a.m.-8:45 a.m. In memory of Katelyn Showalter and benefits Mended Little Hearts of Winchester. Visit www.winchester.mendedlittlehearts.net.
May 6: Shenandoah Valley Rail Club Annual Model Trains and Railroading Show, Rockingham County Fairgrounds,10 a.m.-4 p.m. Five operating model train layouts and model train equipment for sale. Admission/$5. Children under 12/free. Call 828-1106.
May 6: The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival’s Young Artists Recital, Eastern Mennonite University’s Martin Chapel, 3 p.m. Teenage musicians from around the Commonwealth featured. Free. Call 432-4367 or visit www.emu.edu/bach.
May 6: Second Annual Shenandoah Valley Adventist Elementary School Golf Tournament. Bryce Resort, Basye. Registration and free driving range: 8 a.m. Tee: 9 a.m. Hot lunch: 1 p.m. Format: Captain’s Choice/scramble. Door prizes and awards and show. $75/player; $300/team of four. Registration forms at www.svae.org. To benefit families in need of tuition financial assistance. For more information, call (703) 725-5131 or email email@example.com.
May 6: Hymn Sing,Mount Clifton United Methodist Church, Route 263, Mount Jackson, 6 p.m.Jackson. Featuring Larry and Kathy Rinard and others. Benefits Relay for Life team.
May 7: Community Ministry Food Pantry, Bergton, 6-7:30 p.m.
May 11: Community Shred Day, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Crossroads branch, Harrisonburg, 3-6 p.m. Industrial shredder destroys up to three bags or boxes of personal records no longer required. Also June 23, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Broadway branch. Visit www.farmersandmerchants.biz or call a local bank branch for more information.
May 11: “Love in Any Language,” Asbury United Methodist Church, Main Street, Harrisonburg, 7 p.m. Concert of songs from around the world. Free admission. Reception. Benefits Blue Ridge Legal Services. For more information, visit www.asburyumc.cc or call 434-2836.
May 12: 11th Annual Bergton Bike-A-Thon, Bergton Recreation Center, 10 a.m. 12-mile ride. Top three fundraisers earn trophies. Lunch served when all have returned. Sponsored by the Bergton Ruritan Club. Checks can be made out to the club. Proceeds benefit local resident Phyllis Conley, for medical expenses. 820-9005.
May 12: Sjogren's Syndrome Support Group Meeting,Massanutten Regional Library, 1:30-3 p.m. Anyone experiencing dry eyes, dry mouth, joint pain, fatigue or other symptoms are welcome. Donations to cover expenses are greatly appreciated. Call 433-5638 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 12: Chicken Barbeque, American Legion Post 166, 202 E. Old Cross Rd., New Market. Ready at 9 a.m. For advance orders, call 740-3437.
May 12: Chicken Barbecue, Mount Tabor United Methodist Church. Available around 9 a.m. at the church on Va 11 in Lacey Spring, Melrose City north of Harrisonburg on Route 11 and Red Front Supermarket. $3.50/half.
May 12: Green Day, J. Frank Hillyard Middle School. Indoor/outdoor yard sale and activities 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Face painting, crafts, Broadway Farmers Market, food, local vendors, cornhole tournament, live performances. Entry fees for yard sale, craft or vendor: $5 and $10; performers: free. Call 896-8961 or email email@example.com.
May 13: “Stone Girls Dreaming,” Lee Eshleman Theater, University Commons, EMU, 4 p.m. Dramatic reading of a play about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. For more information, call 282-9951.
May 14: RMH Adult Diabetes Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m. Topic: “Know Your Healthy Steps.” Free. 689-1000.
May 17: Community Ministry Food Pantry, Bergton, 10 a.m.-noon.
May 18: Hawks Hill Championship Track Meet, J. Frank Hillyard Middle School. Fifth graders only. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. First running event at 6:30 p.m. Entry fee/$2 for two field events and two running events, not counting the relay. Awards, concession stand and t-shirts. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 19: Community Yard Sale and Pancake Breakfast, Singer’s Glen Community Center, 7 a.m. Breakfast/$5. Spaces/$5. Sponsored by Singers Glen Ruritan Club. To reserve space, call 560-2641.
May 19: The Burg's Got Talent, JMU's Memorial Hall, 7 p.m. Musical variety show to benefit Second Home Child Care Center. $10 in advance, $12 at the door! Call 830-1896 for tickets.
May 19: Community Yard Sale, Timberville Fire Department’s Lawn Party Grounds. Tables provided. $10 donation to TFD to set up. Call 896-3028.
May 24: “Sensation, Science and Scandal: The Popular Press in Antebellum America,” The Heritage Museum, Dayton, 7 p.m. With Dr. Mark Sawin. Free.
May 24: Mount Jackson/Forestville Senior Fellowship, Solomon Lutheran Church,Forestville, 11 a.m. Carolyn and Wayne Kipps will share their recent trip to Maine and Canada including the Bay of Fundy. A covered dish luncheon will follow. Call 459-6777.
May 24: New Market Historical Society Program: “Jackson's Valley Campaign: Speed and Deception Vs. Overwhelming Odds.” New Market Town Hall Council Chambers, 9418 John Sevier Rd., 7:30 p.m.Speaker: Greg Bair. Guests invited. Email email@example.com.
June 10: The 20th Annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Concert I. Lehman Auditorium, at Eastern Mennonite University, at 3 p.m. Featuring Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Mass in B Minor.” Artistic director and conductor: Kenneth Nafziger. $25/ adults; $20/seniors; $5/ ages 22 and under. $2 more at door. Call the EMU box office at 432-4582 orvisit www.emu.edu/bach.
June 11: RMH Adult Diabetes Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m. Topic: “A Supermarket Tour.” Free. 689-1000.
June 11: Virginia Baroque Performance Academy Faculty Recital. Asbury United Methodist Church, 205 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, 5:30 p.m.“Music for the Sun King,” Pay what you will;no tickets required. Sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival. For more information, call 432-4225 or visit www.emu.edu/bach/baroque.
June 11-16: The 20th Annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Chamber Music Series, Asbury United Methodist Church, 205 South Main St., Harrisonburg, noon. Six concerts featuring Bach Festival musicians in music from all eras. Pay what you willconcerts. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 432-4367 or visit www.emu.edu/bach.
June 15: The 20th Annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Concert II. Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite University, 7:30 p.m. Featuring Bach, Respighi and Dvorák. Artistic director and conductor: Kenneth Nafziger. $25/ adults; $20/seniors; $5/ ages 22 and under. $2 more at door. Call the EMU box office at 432-4582 orvisit www.emu.edu/bach.
June 16: “Juneteenth Celebration,” Wildwood Park, Bridgewater, noon to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County NAACP No. 7132, Free and open to the public.
June 16: The 20th Annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Concert III. Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite University, 7:30 p.m. Featuring Eugene Friesen’s “Glory,” commissioned for the 20th anniversary celebration. Artistic director and conductor: Kenneth Nafziger. $25/ adults; $20/seniors; $5/ ages 22 and under. $2 more at door. Call the EMU box office at 432-4582 orvisit www.emu.edu/bach.
June 16: Ride 4 Matt 2012, Blue Ridge Power Sports. Registration begins: 8:30 a.m. Ride leaves: 9:30 a.m. $20/bike includes lunch.
June 17: The 20th Annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Leipzig Service. Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite University,10 a.m. Featuring Bach’s “Cantata No. 34,” with the festival chorus, soloists and orchestra. Artistic director and conductor is Kenneth Nafziger. The service is modeled on services from J.S. Bach’s time. Pay What You Will; no tickets required. Email email@example.com, call 432-4367 or visit www.emu.edu/bach.
June 23: Community Shred Day, Farmers & Merchants Bank, 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.
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.