Coming Up in the Valley

Posted: April 10, 2012

April 10: Spring Creek Hall Quarterly Meeting, at the hall, 7 p.m.

April 10:  Eighth Annual Lincoln Symposium, Boitnott Room, Bridgewater College, 7:30 p.m.  Dr. Lucas Morel, Washington & Lee University, will speak on “War and Remembrance in Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address.”   Free.  For more information, email, or call 828-5605.

April 13: Quilting and Scrapbooking Day, Bridgewater Rescue Squad, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. $25 donation. Bring supplies, lunch, snack to share. Light dinner provided at no cost. Limited to 25 participants. Door prizes; one person per 6 ft. table. Irons and ironing boards provided. Benefits Bridgewater Lifesavers Relay for Life Team. Call 828-2926 or email

April 13: Salvation Army Auxiliary Baked Pork Loin Buffet, Mount Crawford Ruritan Hall 4-7 p.m.  Mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, brown beans, coleslaw, applesauce, rolls, tea, coffee, assorted cakes.  $10/person. Benefits “Clothing for Kids at Christmas.” Call 434-9779.

April 14: Ham Potpie Supper, Briery Branch Community Center, 2-6 p.m. Includes barbecue pork or country ham sandwich, vegetable soup, brown beans, baked apples, coleslaw, dessert, drink. Adults/$10, children 5–12/$5. Takeout suppers available: ham potpie and vegetable soup, $5/quart. Call 828-6721.

April 14 and 15: 10th Virginia Infantry Encampment and Spring Drill, The Heritage Museum, 382 High St., Dayton. Authentic look at 1862 camp life and common infantry soldier. Free. Museum open Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.  $5/adult. Cromer-Trumbo House tours, 1-4 p.m. Visit and email

April 14: Dayton Contra Dance, Dayton Learning Center, second Saturday of the month. Free beginners workshop: 7:15 p.m. Dance: 8-11 p.m. Live music. $7/adults; $5/students; $3/12 and under. Wear non-scuff shoes. Visit

April 14: Redbud Festival, Dayton, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free horse-drawn carriage rides, ducky race, 1 p.m., water treatment plant on Bowman Road; antique car cruise-in at BB&T; children’s activities at Silver Lake Mill, Mane Street Salon, The Heritage Museum and Dayton Farmers Market. For more information, visit

April 14: Sadie Rose Foundation Bake Sale, 206 Main St., Dayton, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Limited supply of mashed-potato donuts and many other baked goods. The foundation supports families and individuals that have experienced the death of a child.

April 15: CrossRoads Spring Lecture, Lindale Mennonite Church, 4 p.m. Christopher Eads presents on the practice of herbal medicine in the mid-to late 1800s; focus on Brethren Elder John Kline’s medical practice. Sponsored by the Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center.

April 15: Corn Hole Tournament and Silent Auction, New Hope Community Center, 691 Battlefield Rd., Fort Defiance, 9 a.m. $20/team; winner receives $50 cash prize, trophy. Silent auction includes Home Depot drill, gift cards, handmade woodwork, cakes. Food available. Register by April 13. Fundraiser for Shining A Light For A Cure Relay for Life Team. Call 607-6435 or email

April 16: Harrisonburg and Rockingham County NAACP No. 7132, Rockingham County administration building, Gay Street, Harrisonburg, 6 p.m. Guest speaker: Rockingham County voter registrar Doug Geib.

April 17 and 19-22: The Wall That Heals, The Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial. April 17:escorted into Harrisonburg. April 19: opening ceremony, Ralph Sampson Park, Washington Street, 3 p.m. April 19-22: exhibit open 24 hours daily. Free. Volunteers needed. Call 820-2331. April 19: Military Support Fair, Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center, 600 Simms Ave., Harrisonburg, 4-7 p.m. Sponsorships still available. Visit or call 434-3862. Free.

April 18: Harrisonburg Chapter 164 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Traditions Family Restaurant, 11:30 a.m.  All active and retired federal employees invited.  Speaker: Ron Yoder president of VMRC.  Call 828-1106.

April 19: “Lincoln’s Attitude Toward the South,” The Heritage Museum, Dayton, 7 p.m. Speaker: Dr. Phil Stone. Free.

April 20: Entry Deadline for Third Annual Golf Tourney, May 12,Fisher Mountain Golf Club, Franklin W. Va. Captain’s Choice format. Benefiting Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Co-hosted by the Rockingham County Kids with Diabetes.

April 21: Blood Drive, Bridgewater Presbyterian Church, 9 a.m.- 1p.m.  Walk-ins welcome or log onto

April 21: Hike to Confederate Breastworks/Shenandoah Mountain Trail, 10 a.m. Carpools meet at Va. 42 Walmart, 9 a.m. Easy five mile hike, suitable for older children. Bring lunch. For more information or to check the hike status in case of inclement weather, call 478-3677.

April 21: Brock’s Gap Heritage Day, Fulks Run Elementary School, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Posters about local history, researchers, and two special presentation on frakturs and local World War II soldiers killed in action. For more information, visit or call (540) 662-1475.

April 21: Fifth Annual Civil War Institute, McKinney Center for Science and Mathematics, Bridgewater College, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Focus on those who fought with four renowned scholars. Free. Visit, call 828-5761 or email

April 21: “Second Chance Prom,” Eagles Lodge, Harrisonburg, 8-12 p.m. Dancing and appetizers, crowning of king and queen, survivor recognition, cash bar. 21 and over only. $30/person. Benefit for Rawley Springs-based Relay for Life “Team Fight Strong.” For tickets, call 476-1895 or 830-2035.

April 21: Mommies & Daddies 4a CURE Spring Fling, Bridgewater municipal building 201 Green St., 9 a.m. Bake sale, plant sale; home-based vendors. Door prizes. Call 476-6694.

April 21: Spaghetti Supper, St. Andrews Church, Weyers Cave,  4-7 p.m. $7/adults, $3/ages 4-12 and free/4 and under. Price cap of $20/family. Benefits church youth. Call 234-8126.

April 22: 41st Annual Antique Bottle & Collectible Show & Sale, Rockingham County Fairgrounds, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sponsored by The Historical Bottle-Diggers of Virginia. For more information, visit 434-1129 or email

April 22: Dancing with the Stars, Dayton United Methodist Church, 215 Ashby St., Dayton, 6 p.m. Freewill offering for building fund.

April 24: “Sensation, Science and Scandal: The Popular Press in Antebellum America,” The Heritage Museum, Dayton, 7 p.m. With Dr. Mark Sayin. Free.

April 27: Community Shred Day, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Bridgewater, 3-6 p.m.  Industrial shredder; destroys up to three bags or boxes of personal records. Also May 11 at the Crossroads branch in Harrisonburg. Visit

April 28: Rockingham County Baseball League Hall of Fame Banquet, Weyers Cave Community Center, 6:30 p.m. Tickets $25 includes catered meal. Call 828-3591. Proceeds benefit RCBL Hall of Fame Museum in Bridgewater and travel baseball teams.

April 28: Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction, Bridgewater Presbyterian Church, 6p.m.  Freewill offering. Proceeds sponsor church youth to Race for Hope 5k in Washington D.C. Benefits brain cancer research.  Call 828-2442.

May 4: Relay For Life Harrisonburg/Rockingham County, Rockingham County Fairgrounds, 6 p.m.-6 a.m. To register, or for more information, visit, call 434-3360 or e-mail

May 4: Blue Ridge Christian School Fair, Bridgewater, 3:30-6 p.m. Open to all with games, inflatables and food.

May 6: All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale,Briery Branch Church of the Brethren, 5-7:30 p.m. Free will offering.  Proceeds benefit Dale Wilfong, Ronnie Losh and Donald Auville and families. 

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

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. Visit

May 12: Shenandoah Valley Mountain Music: The Tradition Continues, music and lecture atThe Heritage Museum, 382 High St., Dayton, 7:30 p.m. Parlor, campfire and dance hall music. Learn about key instruments of this musical heritage. Free. Visit oremail

May 12: Dayton Contra Dance, Dayton Learning Center, second Saturday of the month. Free beginners workshop: 7:15 p.m. Dance: 8-11 p.m. Live music. $7/adults; $5/students; $3/12 and under. Wear non-scuff shoes. visit

May 14: RMH Adult Diabetes Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m. Topic: “Know Your Healthy Steps.” Free. 689-1000.

May 19: The Burg's Got Talent, JMU's Memorial Hall, 7 p.m. Mmusical variety show to benefit Second Home Child Care Center. $10 in advance, $12 at the door!  Call 830-1896 for tickets.

May 23: Turner Ashby High School Spring Concert, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Performances by wind ensemble, jazz and concert bands.

June 3: “Civil War Firsts,” lecture at The Heritage Museum, 382 High St., Dayton, 2 p.m. Irvin and Nancy Hess present a few ‘firsts’ that came out of the Civil War—income tax, U.S. Secret Service and home delivery of mail. Free. Gallery visit $5/adult. Visit www.heritagecenter.comemail

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
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