Coming Up in the Valley

Posted: May 2, 2012

May 2: Massanutten Chapter of the Archeological Society of Virginia, Bridgewater Municipal Building, 7 p.m. Katie Cross, James Madison University, presents "Archaeological Survey and Geophysics at the JMU Farm." Also presentation on "Hunter-Gatherer Site Boundaries at Big Meadows." For more information, visit or call 564-0635.

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: Community Shred Day, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Timberville, 3-5 p.m. Industrial shredder destroys up to three bags or boxes of personal records no longer required. Also May 11, 3-6 p.m., at the Crossroads branch in Harrisonburg and June 23, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Broadway branch.  Visit or call local bank branch. 

May 4 and 5: Book Sale, Bag Bonanza, Village Library, 113 S. Central St., Broadway. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m–1 p.m. All books, videos, tapes and more that fit in one grocery-size paper bag, $6. Benefits the Village Library.

May 5: Hearts of Hope 5K, Cornerstone Church of Broadway, 265 W. Springbrook Rd., 9 a.m. Pre-register by April 9, $20. Race day registration, $30, from 7:45 a.m.-8:45 a.m. In memory of Katelyn Showalter and benefits Mended Little Hearts of Winchester. Visit

May 5: Chicken Barbecue, Barbecue Pit, Broadway. Prepared by the Broadway Lions. $3.50/half. Ready at 8:15 a.m. To pre-order, call 896-4575.

May 5: Bucky Anderson Scholarship Bingo Benefit,New Market Fire Department. Doors open: 4:30 p.m. Bingo: 6:30 p.m. $35/pre-sale. Twenty games/$100 to each winner. Two $500 jackpots. Final game could pay out $600. Raffles and 50-50 drawing. Food available. Call 830-0004 or 435-3710.

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: Plains District Memorial Museum Lecture Series, 176 N. Main St., Timberville, 2 p.m. Speaker: Civil War historian Stephen Lee Ritchie on “Turner Ashby:  The Right Sort of Man.”

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. Free. Call 432-4367 or visit

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. Captain’s Choice/scramble. Door prizes, awards and show. $75/player; $300/team of four. Registration forms at Benefits families in need of tuition financial assistance. For more information, call (703) 725-5131 or email

May 6: Hymn Sing,Mount Clifton United Methodist Church, Route 263, Mount Jackson, 6 p.m. Featuring Larry and Kathy Rinard and others. Benefits Relay for Life team.

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

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 no longer required. Also June 23, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Broadway branch.  Visit or call bank branch.

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. Visit or call 434-2836.

May 12: Yard Sale, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Va. 11 two miles north of New Market. Furniture, Christmas decorations, books and more. Proceeds benefit church youth.

May 12: Community Breakfast, Sunset Drive United Methodist Church, Broadway. Pancakes, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, bacon, hot and cold drinks. Donations support United Methodist Men’s project.

May 12: 11th Annual Bergton Bike-A-Thon, Bergton Recreation Center, 10 a.m. 12-mile ride. Top three fundraisers earn trophies. Lunch served. Sponsored by the Bergton Ruritan Club. Checks can be made out to the club. Benefits Phyllis Conley, for medical expenses. 820-9005.

May 12: Fried Chicken Dinner, Broadway volunteer Fire Department, 4-8 p.m. Includes au gratin potatoes, green beans, roll, dessert.

May 12: Sjogren's Syndrome Support Group Meeting,Massanutten Regional Library, 1:30-3 p.m. Anyone experiencing dry eyes, dry mouth, joint pain, fatigue or other symptoms are welcome.  Donations to cover expenses appreciated. Call 433-5638 or email

May 12: Chicken Barbeque, American Legion Post 166, 202 E. Old Cross Rd., New Market. Ready at 9 a.m.  For advance orders, call 740-3437.

May 12: Chicken Barbecue, Mount Tabor United Methodist Church. Available around 9 a.m. at church in Lacey Spring, Melrose City and Red Front Supermarket. $3.50/half.

May 12: Steak Supper, Cherry Grove United Methodist Church, Linville, 4-7 p.m. Eight-ounce steak, steamed potato, salad, dessert, drink. $12/presale; $15/door; children 8 and under/half price. Tickets/directions 833-8011.

May 12: Green Day, J. Frank Hillyard Middle School. Indoor/outdoor yard sale and activities 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Face painting, crafts, Broadway Farmers Market, food, local vendors, cornhole tournament, live performances. Entry fees for yard sale, craft or vendor: $5 and $10; performers: free. Call 896-8961 or email

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 14: Shenandoah Valley Civil War Roundtable, Rockingham County Administrative Center, 20 E. Gay St., Harrisburg, 7:30 p.m.  Free. Speaker:Dr. Timothy Sedore on “Virginia Confederate Monuments.”

May 15: The 145th Anniversary of the Women’s Memorial Society to Honor Civil War Soldiers of the Battle of New Market. St. Matthew’s Cemetery, behind Reformation Lutheran Church, Congress Street, New Market, 10:30 a.m. Speaker: James Roderick Oughton Graves, vice president of Luray Caverns.  Placing of wreath, reading of names of VMI cadets killed in battle. In the event of inclement weather, a tent will provide shelter. For more information, call 460-0229                                                 .
May 17: Community Ministry Food Pantry, Bergton, 10 a.m.-noon.

May 18: Hawks Hill Championship Track Meet, J. Frank Hillyard Middle School. Fifth-graders only. Registration: 5:30 p.m. First running event: 6:30 p.m. Entry fee/$2 for two field events and two running events, not counting the relay. Awards, concessions and t-shirts. Email

May 18: 14th Annual Shenandoah District Disaster Auction Golf Classic, Heritage Oaks Golf Course, 8:30 a.m. $80 includes golf, golf shirt, pizza lunch and ticket to auction dinner at Rockingham County Fairgrounds. Prizes to winners of three flights, longest driver and closest to pin. Call 833-5316.

May 19: Community Yard Sale and Pancake Breakfast, Singers Glen Community Center, 7 a.m. Breakfast/$5. Spaces/$5. Sponsored by Singers Glen Ruritan Club. To reserve, call 560-2641.

May 19: The Burg's Got Talent, JMU's Memorial Hall, 7 p.m. Musical variety show benefits Second Home Child Care Center. $10/advance; $12/door.  Call 830-1896.

May 19: Community Yard Sale, Timberville Fire Department’s Lawn Party grounds. Tables provided. $10 donation to TFD to set up. Call 896-3028.

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

May 24: Mount Jackson/Forestville Senior Fellowship, Solomon Lutheran Church, Forestville, 11 a.m.  Carolyn and Wayne Kipps share about trip to Maine and Canada. A covered dish luncheon follows. Call 459-6777.

May 24:  New Market Historical Society Program: “Jackson's Valley Campaign: Speed and Deception Vs. Overwhelming Odds.” New Market Town Hall Council Chambers,  9418 John Sevier Rd., 7:30 p.m.Speaker: Greg Bair. Guests invited. Email

May 26: Spring Civil War Bus Tour, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit the Widow Pence Farm, Port Republic Museum and other area landmarks. Hosted by Mill Creek COB.  Sponsored by the Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center.  $80/ person; register at or call 438-1275.

June 1-3; 8-10 and 15-17: “Jordan’s Stormy Banks,” EMU Main Stage Theater.  Play about Shenandoah Valley family’s struggles during the Civil War. Matinee (June 1-3) and evening performances. $15/adults; $12/seniors and students; $6/children 12 and under. Sponsored by the Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center. For tickets, visit or call 438-1275.

June 10: The 20th Annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Concert I. Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite University, 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 EMU box office at 432-4582 orvisit
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