Coming Up in the Valley

Posted: September 18, 2012

Sept. 19: Harrisonburg Chapter 164 National Active, Retired Federal Employees Association, Traditions Family Restaurant, Harrisonburg, 11:30 a.m.  All active and retired federal employees are invited. Andy Schmookler, Democratic candidate for the 6th Congressional District, speaks. Call 828-1106.

Sept. 20: “The Civil War According to the Rockingham Register,” The Heritage Museum, 382 High St., Dayton, 7 p.m. Dale MacAllister examines the Civil War as witnessed by citizens of the Valley and reported by the regional newspaper. Free. Visit email

Sept. 20: Prelude to Peace Day, front lawn of Bridgewater United Methodist Church, 219 N. Main St., 7 p.m. Prelude to International Day of Prayer for Peace on Sept. 21. Church bells open the service. Music, prayer, candle lighting and interdenominational speakers. The community is invited. 

Sept. 20: Writers Read with Casey Clabough, EMU's Martin Chapel, 5:30 p.m. Author of “Confederado,” “The Warrior's Path: Reflections Along an Ancient Route" and five scholar books on southern writers. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 432-4168 or email

Sept. 20 and 27: Shenandoah Valley Youth Orchestra Auditions, 7 p.m. or by appointment, Eastern Mennonite University. High school student musicians—bassoon, trumpet, trombone, French horn, tuba and strings— players) to perform in high-level ensemble. Call 432-4277 or visit

Sept. 21: Ninth Annual POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony, Veterans Memorial, South High Street, Harrisonburg, 6 p.m. Program includes performances by Turner Ashby choir, as well as speakers. Sponsored by Veteran POW/MIA Riders and American Legion Post 188.

Sept. 22: Community Picnic and Open House, Calvary Mennonite Fellowship, Mount Clinton, 4-8 p.m. Music, tours and games (corn hole, rope pulls, wagon trains, balloon animals). Food and drinks at 6 p.m.

Sept. 22: Briery Branch Community Yard Sale, Community Center Road, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. No charge for set up unless held inside. Food available. Call 828-6789 or 828-1307.

Sept. 22 and 23: Singers Glen Music & Heritage Festival, Singers Glen Community Center. Local heritage displays, skilled crafts and quilting displays, music programs, food available. Performances of the musical drama “Singers Glen” Sept. 22, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. The story of Joseph Funk and the birth of sacred song in the Valley with the establishment of singing schools in Singers Glen. For more information, call 833-4562.

Sept. 22: Harvest Festival & Chili Cook-Off, 6th Street, Grottoes, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Rain date: Oct. 13. Vendors, food, music, car cruise-in and chili cook-off. Looking for participants. To be added to the lists of participants or for more information, call 249-5896 or visit

Sept. 22 and 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. 22: Spaghetti Dinner, 1275 Garber’s Church Rd., Harrisonburg, 4 p.m. Adults/$8, children under 10/$5. Carry-out/$6. Includes salad, bread, fruit and dessert. Tickets available at Rockingham Family Physicians, 1751 Erickson Ave. or at the door. Silent auction, theme basket raffle, t-shirt sales. Benefits We R Family Relay for Life Team. Call 433-3344.

Sept 22: Ethan Allen Annual Picnic, Shelter No. 3, Oakdale Park, Bridgewater, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Meats and dinnerware furnished. Bring dish—vegetable, fruit, dessert, drink.

Sept. 23: Ring and Sing For Peace,Montezuma Church of the Brethren, 7 p.m.  Handbells and choral music selections from churches in the community. Fellowship follows.

Sept. 23: The Arts & Business Connection of Dayton Free Concert,Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 229 Main St., Dayton, 4-6 p.m. Performer Eve Watters, award-winning artist with the Virginia Commission for the Arts Touring & Arts-in Education Programs, plays traditional music, songs and storytelling, with Celtic harp, banjo, concertina, and Native American flute. Local artisan creations and artwork displayed. Donations accepted for ABC-Dayton, a non-profit project of the Artisans Center of Virginia, for concert series and for the church roof fund.

Sept. 25: Registration Deadline for District G of Virginia Retired Teachers Association Fall Meeting, Oct. 3.Lunch and program on the Virginia Retirement System, Traditions Restaurant, Harrisonburg. Sign in: 10 a.m. Program: 10:30 a.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m.  $11.50 includes gratuity. Open to any interested VRS retirees.  To register, send a check payable to “District G Retired Teachers Association” and contact information to Beatrice Morris, 2669 Ralston Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

Sept. 29: Heritage Days, Plains District Memorial Museum, 176 North Main St., Timberville. Yard sale: 8 a.m. Other events: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Apple butter boil and sale, door prizes, music, country ham sandwiches, chili, cornbread and homemade ice cream. For more information, call 896-7900.

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: Briery Branch School Reunion, Briery Branch Community Center, gathering at 3 p.m. with carry-in meal at 5 p.m. For more information, call 828-1307. 
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: Bridgewater Town-Wide Fall Yard Sale. Sponsored by the town. To include your address in a free ad, call the town office at 828-3390 by Sept. 21.

Sept. 29: Briery Branch School Annual Reunion, Briery Branch Community Center. Gathering begins at 3 p.m. with meal at 5 p.m. For more information, call 828-1307.

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. 29-30: 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. 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.

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. 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: Ride 4 Pink, Blue Ridge Powersports, Harrisonburg. Registration: 10 a.m. Bikes out: 11 a.m. Benefits Bikers 4 A Cure Relay for Life Team. Call 435-8849 or 421-3330.

Oct. 6: All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Supper, Sangersville Towers Ruritan Building, 6 p.m. Garlic bread, salad, baked apples, assorted desserts and beverages. Adults/$10, children 6-12/$5, children 5 and under/free. Carry-out plates/$6. Sponsored by Mount Zion United Methodist Church.

Oct. 6: Bridgewater College Homecoming, events throughout the day include 5K run/walk, festival, women’s soccer, reunion picnics. Football game against Hampden-Sydney College, Jopson Field, 1 p.m. BC Chorale and Jazz Ensemble concert, Carter Center, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 7: Gospel Sunday, Spring Creek Hall, 2 p.m. Music by Lisa Meadows. 828-3260.

Oct. 7: The Crestman Quartet, Parnassus United Methodist Church, 6 p.m. Freewill offering. Refreshments follow.

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

Oct. 9: Bridgewater College Convocation, Cole Hall, BC, 7:30 p.m. Speaker: Gary Fabiano. His award-winning photography documents the landscapes of war torn countries. He’s witnessed civil strife, social upheaval and terrorist attacks. Free.

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: The Heritage Museum Lunch/Lecture Fundraiser, 382 High St., Dayton, noon. Speaker: Eric W. Buckland, author of four books about some of the men who rode with the 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry – “Mosby’s Rangers.” $15/person. For more information, call 879 2616 or email

Oct. 13: Annual Harvest Day Auction, Spring Hill Presbyterian Church, 4141 Spring Hill Rd., west of Verona, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Items include handmade crafts, quilts, apple dumplings, baked goods, firewood, poultry litter. For more information, call 886-6902.

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. 14: Annual Casual Friday Boutique Breast Cancer Benefit Fashion Show Luncheon. Spotswood Country Club, Harrisonburg, 2-4 p.m. Limited seating. Tickets/$40. Call 437-9899.

Oct. 19-20 and 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. 19: Bridgewater College Convocation, Cole Hall, BC, 7:30 p.m. Speaker Herman Boone. Inspirational football coach depicted in film “Remember the Titans,” starring Denzel Washington. Free and open to the public.

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: Bachtoberfest,Bluestone Vineyard, 4828 Spring Creek Road, Bridgewater, 4-6:30 p.m. Live music, wines and hors
d’oeuvres by Kirsten Parmer. Learn about the June 2013 Bach Festival from artistic director Ken Nafziger. Reserve online or by mail by Oct. 13. $40/person ($20 is tax deductible). Also at the door. Hosted by the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival. For more information, visit, email,or call 432-4652.

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. 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. 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: Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church Fall Festival and Silent Auction, Mt. Pisgah Rd., 2 miles west of Fort Defiance High School, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Breakfast items, bake sale, crafts, homemade apple butter. Lunch: country ham and oyster dinners or sandwiches, barbecue, hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks. Silent auction: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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. 23: Music Faculty Recital, Carter Center for Worship and Music, Bridgewater College, 7:30 p.m. Drs. Christine Carrillo and Larry Taylor present trumpet and piano music. Free and open to the public.

Oct. 27: Sixth Annual Fall Festival, Emmanuel Church of the Brethren, 411 Emmanuel Church Rd., Mount Solon, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Arts and crafts, children’s activities, apple butter and bake sale, knife sharpening. Breakfast and lunch served. Call 350-2701.

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

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