Coming Up in the Valley

Posted: September 26, 2012

Sept. 26: Free Community Fellowship Meal, Linville Creek Church of the Brethren, 5-6:30 p.m.  All welcome. 896-5001.

Sept. 27: “The Henkel Family During the Civil War,” New Market Council Chambers, 9418 John Sevier Rd., 7:30 p.m. Speakers: Elsie Renalds Newcomer and Janet Renalds Ramsey, authors of “1861: Life in the Shenandoah Valley. Guests invited. Email

Sept 28: Chicken Barbecue. Available at Chimney Rock VFW Post 9660 at about 10 a.m. and  shortly thereafter in the parking lots at Timberville Food Lion and Broadway Supermarket. $3.50/half. Proceeds benefit veterans and the community.

Sept. 29: Into Hymn Concert, West Side Baptist Church, Harrisonburg, 7 p.m. All-female a capella group from JMU. light refreshments at intermission. Free will offering. Call 434-9634 or 246-2582.

Sept. 29: Heritage Days, Plains District Memorial Museum, 176 North Main St., Timberville. Yard sale: 8 a.m. Field events: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Cake walks on the half hour beginning at 9:30 a.m. Apple butter boil and sale, door prizes, antique farm equipment, quilt raffle, fried country ham sandwiches, chili, cornbread and homemade ice cream. Museum exhibit: “Fashion On Parade: Victorian to 1960s.” For more information, call 896-7900.

Sept. 29: French Fried Chicken Dinner, Bergton Recreation Center, 4-7:30 p.m. Also mashed potatoes, brown beans, cole slaw, applesauce, roll, beverages and dessert. Leg dinner/$7; breast dinner/$8. Under 12/$4. Take-out $1 extra. Benefits scholarship fund.

Sept. 29: Harvest Day at Crossroads, 1921 Heritage Center Way, Harrisonburg, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Music, boiling molasses, pressing cider, sawing logs with a crosscut, hayrides, drawing for handmade starred log cabin quilt, homemade foods and more. For more information, call 438-1275.

Sept. 29: Vocal and Dance Auditions for “The Nutcracker,” Ballet Extension, 102-B S. Main St., Bridgewater. For ages 8.5-15. Rockingham Ballet Theatre’s annual production will be Dec. 14-15. For audition times and to pre-register, call 828-0026 or visit

Sept. 29: Bridgewater Town-Wide Fall Yard Sale.

Sept. 29: Benefit Speed Show, American Legion horse grounds, Timberville, noon. Classes, exhibition barrels and poles, open barrels junior events. Great prizes.  Silent auction, bake sale,  50/50 raffle and raffle for Washington Redskins helmet signed by Chris Cooley. Proceeds for Boone Pucket’s medical expenses. 421-2928.

Sept. 29: 15th Anniversary Fall Festival, Grace Mennonite Fellowship, 209 Lacey Spring Rd., 4 p.m. Games and activities for young and old, music, crockpot cook-off. For more information, call 442-6235 or email

Sept. 29: International Festival, Hillandale Park, Harrisonburg, noon-6 p.m. “Celebrate Community,” featuring international food, dance, folk art activities for all. Free. For more information, visit

Sept. 29: 19th Annual Churchville Fall Festival, Churchville Elementary School, Rt. 250. Breakfast at Glossbrenner Church, 7 a.m. Yard sale: 8 a.m. Threshing and baling demo: 9 a.m. Other activities include tractor safety demo, tractor parade, kids pedal pull, 50/50 drawing, tractor games. Food available. Exhibiters welcome. Sponsored by Western Augusta Steam & Gas. For information about events, call 337-8571. For information about pedal pull and yard sale, call 337-6839. Rain date: Oct. 6.

Sept. 29: Pork Barbecue Fundraiser, Pleasant View Harrisonburg Day Support Services, 151 Commerce Dr., 4-7 p.m.Menu: barbecue, baked beans, chips coleslaw, cookies, drinks. $8/plate; $3.50/sandwich. 433-8960 or 433-0964.

Sept. 29: French Fried Chicken Dinner, Bergton Community Center, 4-7:30 p.m. Menu, chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, brown beans, coleslaw, applesauce, dessert, drinks, Breast dinner/$8;  leg dinner/$7;  $4/ under 12. Take out $1 extra. Proceeds for scholarship fund.

Sept. 29: Ham Pot Pie and Brown Beans, Mt Tabor United Methodist Church family life center, , U.S. 11, Lacey Spring, about 10 a.m. Carry-out only. $6/quart.

Sept. 29: Alzheimer’s Benefit, Timberview Crossing Assisted Living Facility, 351 New Market Rd., Timberville, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Car wash, yard sale, bake sale and silent auction. Baked goods, homemade veggie soup, apple butter, white beans, potato salad, hotdogs and drinks. Benefits the Alzheimer’s Association. 896-9858.

Sept. 29: Ride with Rotary Poker Run–Stop Hunger Now Project, starts at the Strasburg Town Park and ends at the shopping center in Woodstock, with six stops along the 90 mile mapped route. Registration: 8 a.m. and staggered groups start at 10 a.m. $25. Prizes, raffles. Proceeds benefit Stop Hunger Now. Sponsored jointly by the Area 2 Rotary Clubs of the Shenandoah Valley. Registration forms available at Buggy B’s in Strasburg, email, or phone 465-9242.

Sept. 29-30: Hardy County Heritage Weekend, various locations around the county. Craft shows, art shows, banjo and fiddle contest, living history demonstrations, historic home tours, Potomac Eagle Trough excursion and more. For schedules, tickets and more information, visit welcome centers or

Sept. 30: Shenandoah Valley Academy Fall Mission Yard Sale, 69 West Lee Hwy., New Market, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Benefits Panama mission project. Call 740-2231 or
Oct. 1: Community Ministry Food Pantry, Bergton, 6-7:30 p.m.

Oct. 1: Deadline to Register for New Market Historical Society Bus Tour to Cass Scenic Railroad, Oct. 11, 6:30 a.m.- 8:30 p.m. Choice of morning tours and an afternoon train excursion with dinner at the Buckhorn Inn in Churchville. $70/members, $80/guests. Make checks payable to NMHS, P.O. Box 141, New Market VA 22844. For more information, call 740-2740 or visit  

Oct. 2: Ninth Grade Parent Curriculum Night, Broadway High School, 6-7:30 p.m. Meet with teachers, guidance and administration to learn about academic requirements and more.

Oct. 3: Denton Family Golf Classic, Lakeview Golf Course. Lunch and registration, 11:30 a.m., shotgun start, 1 p.m. Dinner follows. Benefits the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic For more information visit or call 437-4961.

Oct. 3: RSVP Deadline for Second Annual “To Tell the Truth” Spaghetti Dinner and Fundraiser. Oct. 10 event, Plains District Community Center, Timberville, 6-8 p.m. Who is telling the truth about tools from long ago? Free will offering. Benefits Timberville Broadway Senior Center. To RSVP: call 896-7595 or email

Oct. 4: Free Diabetes Self-Management Workshop, Plains Community Center, 233 McCauley Dr., Timberville, 6-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 8. Register by calling 820-9567 or 896-2824. Sponsored by Valley Program for Aging Services.

Oct. 5: Steak Supper, Donovan Memorial United Methodist Church, Singers Glen, 4-7 p.m. Steak, potato, salad, dessert, drink. Pre-sale/$12; at the door/$15. Children 8 and under/half-price. For tickets or directions, call 833-6683 or 833-5483.

Oct. 5-6: 46th Annual Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale, Rockingham County Fairgrounds. Friday’s activities begin at 4 p.m. with the opening of baked goods and other booths. Barbecue beef dinner and live music: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Dedication service and special music: 6:30 p.m. Live and silent auction to follow. Saturday breakfast and the Third Annual 5k Race for Relief Run/Walk: 8 a.m. Live auction: 9:30 a.m. Children’s auction: 10 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Oct. 6: Dayton Autumn Celebration, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 350 arts and crafts exhibitors from 12 states, foods from 75 plus vendors, entertainment by Doug Tumer, Heartland, Shenandoah Valley Chorus, Sweet Adelines of Front Royal, Walnut Ridge Boys. For more information, call 246-4272 or visit

Oct. 6: Community Lawn Party/Fall Festival, Timberville Church of the Nazarene, 15849 New Market Rd. Timberville, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pork barbecue sandwiches and sides, music, games, crafts and more. Dedication of church’s community garden.

Oct. 6: Unused and Retired Longaberger Basket Bingo, Singers Glen Community Center. Doors open: 2 p.m. Games: 3 p.m. Food, door prizes, raffles. Presale: 1/$10; 4/$25. At the door: 3/$25. Sponsored by Singers Glen Ruritan Club. 833-8995 or 820-8001.

Oct. 8-13: Mount Grove Church of the Brethren Hot Dog Sales, Red Front, Harrisonburg, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Proceeds support the church’s fellowship  hall.

Oct. 8: RMH Diabetes Support Group, Harrisonburg, 7-8:30 p.m. Topic: “Be Prepared: Avoiding Crisis.” Free. 689-1000.

Oct. 12: Ninth Annual Shenandoah Valley Lyceum, VMRC, Detwiler Auditorium, 1501 Virginia Ave., Harrisonburg, 7-8 p.m. “Pre-Election Analysis.” Speaker: Ken Stroupe, chief of staff at the University of Virginia, Center for Politics. $8/individual in advance; $10/ at the door. Lifetime pass: $100. Call 574-3850.

Oct. 13: Kids’ Carnival Fun Day, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Broadway, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Activities, games, demonstrations and refreshments.

Oct. 13: Chicken Barbecue and Buffet Breakfast, American Legion Post 166, 202 E. Old Cross Rd., New Market. Chicken ready at 9 a.m. Breakfast, 7-9 a.m. For advance orders, call 740-3437.

Oct. 13: Old Fashioned Day, Mountain Valley United Methodist Church, 11583 Mountain Valley Rd., Harrisonburg. Breakfast: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Apple butter and apple cider, made that day. Homemade baked goods, jellies, jams and more. Lunch: 10:30 a.m. Includes homemade vegetable soup, fried country ham sandwiches, pork barbecue and all the fixings. For more information, call 896-8842 or 810-6907.

Oct. 13: Linville Creek Church Fall Festival, Linville Creek Church of the Brethren, 409 Brethren Rd., Broadway, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Arts and crafts tables. Lunch includes homemade veggie soup, pork tenderloin sandwiches, brown beans and cornbread, hotdogs, homemade pies, bread and cakes. Soup sold by the quart.

Oct. 13: Fall Festival, Cross Keys Equine Therapy, 6711 Stoney Lick Rd., Mount Crawford, noon-4 p.m. Food, bounce house, pony rides, games, face painting, door prizes and more. Proceeds benefit scholarships for local at-risk youth to participate in equine assisted psychotherapy. For more information, call 607-6910 or visit

Oct. 13 and 14: Mount Jackson Apple Harvest Bluegrass Festival, local regional food and crafters, children’s activities, Shenandoah Caverns Trolley rides, entertainment. For more information, visit or call 477-3400 or 975-1622.

Oct. 13: Second Annual Arts on the Lawn, Bowman-Shannon Cultural Arts Center, Mount Jackson, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., in conjunction with the bluegrass festival. Hosted by The Art Group. Juried event. Artists invited. For more information, visit or call 477-3117.

Oct. 14: Longaberger Basket and Thirty-One Bingo, New Market Fire Department. Doors open, 1 p.m., bingo at 2 p.m. Tickets $20 in advance or $25 at door. For more information, call 740-8041, 975-1768 or 742-4810.

Oct. 18: Community Ministry Food Pantry, Bergton, 10 a.m.-noon.

Oct. 19-20 and 25-27: “The Sound of Music,” Eastern Mennonite School, 801 Parkwood Dr., Harrisonburg,  7:30 .m. Tickets $10-$15, available at or by calling 236- 6024. 

Oct. 19-20: Eastern Mennonite High School Homecoming.  Activities include golf tournament, open house, Founder's Day dinner, alumni brunch, musical, athletic events, Homecoming concert, worship service, reunions for "2" and "7" classes and more!  Details available at or by contacting

Oct. 20: 48th Annual Fall Festival & Car Show, Main Street, Broadway, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sponsored by the Broadway-Timberville Chamber of Commerce. Food, craft vendors, antique car show and more. Entertainment at Plan B, including Clymer-Kurtz Band, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For vendor applications, visit For more information, call 896-7413 or email

Oct. 20: Broadway Presbyterian Church Fall Festival and Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. All indoors. Parking in church lot on Louisa Street. Baked goods include apple dumplings, cakes, pies, cookies and breads. Food items to eat in or take out: country ham sandwiches, pulled pork, hot dogs, vegetable beef soup, ham potpie, coffee and iced tea. Benefits the renovation fund.

Oct. 21: Fall Festival, Eastern Mennonite Elementary School, 314 Cornerstone Lane, 2-4 p.m..  Free family fun, carriage rides, pumpkin painting, snacks and more. Email or call 236-6021.

Oct. 20-21: 27th Annual Barn Art and Craft Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Held in 1867 bank barn between Timberville and New Market. For more information, visit or call 896-6711.

Oct. 20 and 21: Annual Elkton Autumn Days Arts and Crafts Festival, B Street and Henry Avenue, in front of Elkton Elementary School. Quality crafts, local artists, great entertainment and delicious home-cooked food. Sponsored by the Elkton Progressive Improvement Committee. Rain or shine. For crafts, call 298-9370.

Oct. 20: Apple Harvest Celebration, Showalter’s Orchard and Greenhouse, Honeyville Road, Timberville, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Music, apples, sweet cider, Old Hill Hard Cider tasting, face painting, hay rides, pick your own apples, local artisans, apple dumplings, apple cider, donuts, Mama’s Caboose, kettle-cooked white beans & ham, country ham potpie, apple pie baking contest, inflatable slide. For more information, call 896-7582.

Oct. 23: Seniors: How to Prevent Being Scammed, Fire and Rescue Administrative Building, Harrisonburg, 6-8 p.m. Learn how to defend yourself or a loved one from scam artists and people looking to defraud you. With sheriff’s department instructor. Free. Register  by Oct. 19.

Oct. 24: Woman’s Self Defense Class, Plains District Community Center, 6-8 p.m. Learn basics from a sheriff’s department instructor. Free. Open to women of all ages. Register online at

Oct. 25-27: “The Sound of Music,” Eastern Mennonite School, 801 Parkwood Dr., Harrisonburg,  7:30 p.m. Tickets $10-$15, available at or by calling 236- 6024. 

Oct. 27: Gospel Sing, Hebron Mennonite Church, Fulks Run. Food available: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Music: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Westwind Bluegrass Band and The Shifflett Sisters and  Southern Sound. Free admission. Proceeds benefit church building fund.

Oct. 27: Longaberger and Thirty-One Bingo, Weyers Cave Community Center, doors open at 5:30 p.m., games at 6:30 p.m. $10/card, four for $25. Twenty games with more than $1,200 in prizes. Raffles and door prizes. Concessions. Benefits Valley Associates for Independent Living. For more information or reservations, call 433-6513.

Oct. 27: 1st Annual Sam Whetzel 5k Run/Walk, begins and finishes at Plan B, Broadway. Start: 9 a.m. $15/person. T-shirts, snacks provided. Benefits Whetzel family whose son Sam, a dedicated runner, has been diagnosed with leukemia. Sponsored by the Town of Broadway. Registration forms located at Plan B and the town office. Runners welcome to wear favorite Halloween costumes. For more information, call 271-0116 or 810-1551.

Oct. 27: Martin Luther Church Apple Butter Festival, Bergton Fair Grounds, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Old-fashioned apple butter boil, live music, children’s activities, food, yard sale, fall crafts, bake sale and more. For more information or to order apple butter, call 852-3250.

Oct. 27-28: New Market Heritage Days Festival Days, historic downtown New Market, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Local vendors, homemade crafts, variety of foods, entertainment. Sponsored by the New Market Area Chamber of Commerce. For vendor applications or more information, visit or call 740-3212.

Oct. 27-28: Craft Show, American Legion Post 166, 202 East Old Cross Rd., New Market, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Oct. 28: Trunk-or-Treat, Bergton Recreation Center. Park and set-up: 4:30 p.m. Trunk-or-treating: 5 p.m. Carnival games and refreshments. Prize for best decorated trunk Sponsored by the churches of the Bergton-Criders area. 852-3250.

Nov. 5: Community Ministry Food Pantry, Bergton, 6-7:30 p.m.

Nov. 10: Fall Festival, The Yellow Barn at Shenandoah Caverns, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Local crafters, wine tastings, activities for children. Call 477-2432 or visit

Nov. 13: Mother and Daughter Teen Dating Safety, Fire and Rescue Administrative Building, Harrisonburg, 6-8 p.m. Learn more about dating violence and how to prevent it. With sheriff’s department instructor. Free. Register online at

Nov. 15: New Market Historical Society Program: “Tragedy in the Shenandoah Valley: The Story of the Summers-Koontz Execution.” New Market Council Chambers,  9418 John Sevier Rd., 7:30 p.m. With author Robert H. Moore. Guests invited. Email
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