Coming Up in the Valley

Posted: April 24, 2012

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: 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 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

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: Goodtime Gospel Quartet,” Mt. Olive Presbyterian Church, Hinton, 7 p.m. Freewill offering.

April 28: Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction, Mount Solon Fire Company, doors open at 5 p.m.Adults/$8; children ages 6-10/$6; under 5/free. Benefits North River Cub Scout Pack 333. Call 350-4737.

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

April 28: Pork Tenderloin Supper, Briery Branch Community Center, 4-6 p.m.  Green beans, baked apples,
mashed potatoes, gravy, coleslaw, dessert, drink. Sponsored by the BBC Club. Call 828-6721.

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 1: Book Club for Kids, North River Library, 4-5 p.m. For grades K-5. Join Bonnie Burchfield and Aaron Good to learn about Bridgewater’s Civil War history.

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 5: 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: 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: Deadline for Valley Greeters Luncheon, Massanetta Springs Conference Center, Harrisonburg, May 16.  Hospitality begins:11:30 a.m. Luncheon: noon. $13.   Bach music presentation. Call 433-7518 to reserve or cancel. Call 383-9048 for information on next coffee meeting.

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 To benefit families in need of tuition financial assistance. For more information, call (703) 725-5131 or email

May 6: The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival’s Young Artists Recital, Eastern Mennonite University’s Martin Chapel, 3 p.m. 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 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 or call 434-2836.

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 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 19: Adult Book Discussion, North River Library, 1 p.m. Linda Burchfield leads a discussion of “The Friendly Persuasion,” by Jessamyn West.

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 20: Music by Doyle Moats Jr., Community Christian Fellowship Church, Spring Creek. For the 9:45 a.m. worship service. Freewill offering.

May 22: Family Civil War Night “Fireside Chat,” North River Library, Bridgewater, 5-7 p.m. Enjoy a simple meal by a campfire, hear stories about local battles and explore artifacts.

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.

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

June 2: Bark For Life, Oakdale Park, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Registration: 9:30 a.m. Noncompetitive walk for dogs and owners to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Also demonstrations, contests and games. For more information, email

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 9: Yard Sale, Briary Branch Community Center, 8 a.m. No tables provided. Call 828-6721.

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

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                 

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, call 432-4367 or visit
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