Coming Up in the Valley
Aug. 7-11: Augusta County Fair. Gates open at 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Tuesday night: Motocross. Wednesday: seniors, 2-4 p.m. admitted for $1. Demolition Derby and Community Awareness Night. Thursday: BLM bull riding. Gospel night, 6 p.m. Special Olympics choir, 7 p.m. The Messengers, 8 p.m., Harmony Hill. Friday: ITPPA truck and tractor pull. Goodson Band, 8 p.m. Saturday: gates open at 9 a.m. Rides start at 1 p.m. Civil War living history. Dog show, 10 a.m. Farm and tweaked tractor pull, 6 p.m. WDW midget and female wrestling, 9 p.m. www.augustacountyfair.com.
Aug. 8: Deadline to Pre-Register for the Extra Miles For Smiles 5K Run/Walk in Dayton Aug. 18. $25/early entry guarantees t-shirt. $30/race day. Youth under 18/$20. Visit www.smilesforlifeonline.com, email email@example.com or call 828-2343.
Aug. 9: Sangerville-Towers Seniors, at the Towers Ruritan Building, 11 a.m. Free. Bring a covered dish. All welcome. Meets second Thursday of each month. Call 350-2427.
Aug. 11: 4-H Devours Disaster 5K Run/Walk, Rockingham County Fairgrounds, 8 a.m. $25/race day registration. Donate canned goods (one can equals $1) for a discount of up to $5. Proceeds benefit West Rockingham Food Pantry in Mount Clinton. Call 564-3080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Aug. 11: Harrisonburg Farmers Market Third Annual Tomato Festival, Turner Pavilion, 9 a.m.-noon. Recipe contest with cash and other prizes, vendor tomato showcase, preservation lessons from Keezletown Cannery staff, cooking demonstrations featuring chefs from local restaurants, children’s activities and music. To enter recipe contest or for more information, email hbfarmersmarket @gmail.com or call 476-3377.
Aug. 12: The Faithful Men Concert, Oakdale Community Park, Bridgewater, 6:30 p.m. Free.
Aug 12: Hymn Sing with Rudy Wilson, Mount Crawford United Methodist Church, 6 p.m.
Aug. 13: RMH Diabetes Support Group, Harrisonburg, 7-8:30 p.m. “Continuing Your Journey With Diabetes: Conversation Map.” Free. For more information, call 689-1000.
Aug. 16: “The Virginia Pacificator Repeating Rifle: The Rest of the Story,” The Heritage Museum, Dayton, 7 p.m. Gary Sheffer, of Fort Defiance, presents his research on about his ancestor, William Shaffer, the man who built the rifle and the controversy surrounding its origins. Free. Donations accepted. Call 879-2616.
Aug. 13-18: Rockingham County Fair. www.rockinghamcountyfair.com.
Aug. 18: Extra Miles For Smiles 5K Run/Walk, Wilbur Pence Middle School, Dayton, 8 am. Registration begins at 7 am. $30 entry fee, $20 if under 18. Prizes. For more information, visit www.smilesforlifeonline.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-2343.
Aug. 19: Mr. Jefferson’s Bones Concert, Oakdale Community Park, Bridgewater, 7 p.m. Free.
Aug. 19: Bridgewater College Alumni Choir Concert, Bridgewater Church of the Brethren, 3 p.m. Free. The 32-member choir will perform original works by Bridgewater College alumni composers Aaron Garber and Ryan Keebaugh, among other works.
Aug. 24 and 25: Tenth Legion/Mt. Valley Ruritan Club Lawn Party. Open 4 p.m., music, 7 p.m. Cake wheel, bingo (no cow pie bingo), pull tabs, deep-fried chicken, fried country ham sandwiches, hamburgers, hotdogs, French fries, ice cream, soft drinks, plate lunches. Friday: karaoke. Saturday: Walnut Ridge Boys.
Aug. 24-Sept. 1: Shenandoah County Fair. www.shencofair.com.
Aug. 26: The Good Time Gospel Quartet Concert, Oakdale Community Park, Bridgewater, 6:30 p.m. Free. Part of a summer concert series sponsored by the town.
Sept. 2: Just Jazzin’ Concert, Oakdale Community Park, Bridgewater, 6:30 p.m. Free. Part of a summer concert series sponsored by the town.
Sept. 3: “Labor Day Summer’s End Celebration,” Oakdale Community Park, Bridgewater. Food available. 4:30 p.m.: Carnival rides for children beginning at 4:30 p.m. Boogie Kings, 6 p.m. Music TBA, 7:30 p.m. Fireworks, 8:30 p.m.
Sept. 10: RMH Diabetes Support Group, Harrisonburg, 7-8:30 p.m. “Review of Medications for Diabetes.” Free. For more information, call 689-1000.
Aug. 13: Sangerville-Towers Seniors, Towers Ruritan Building, 11 a.m. Free. Bring a covered dish. All welcome. Meets second Thursday of each month. Call 350-2427.
Sept. 15: Turner Ashby High School Class of 2002 Reunion. Covered-dish luncheon, Oakdale Park, noon-2 p.m. Party, Dave’s Taverna, Harrisonburg, 7 p.m. $25/person. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://tahs2002tenyearreunion.eventbrite.com/ or call 746-0022.
Sept. 15: 29th Annual Elkton Horse Show, Blue Ridge Park, U.S. 340 N. Shows: 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Admission: $3/adults; free/children under 12. More than 70 classes scheduled. Concessions available. Proceeds defray $20,000 repair to the Miller-Kite Museum. Hosted by theElkton Historical Society. 271-2025 or 578-3046. www.elktonhistoricalsociety.com.
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 www.heritagecenter.com email email@example.com.
Oct. 8: RMH Diabetes Support Group,Harrisonburg, 7-8:30 p.m. “Be Prepared: Avoiding Crisis.” Free. For more information, call 689-1000.