Events

JMU POPS! Stories in Song
9/23/2017  Harrisonburg City

This one-of-a-kind musical extravaganza showcases some of JMU’s finest music ensembles and faculty talent. Be ready to stand up and cheer for performances by the Marching Royal Dukes, as well as the JMU Chorale, Brass Band and Symphony Orchestra. The Brass Band will play music from the new film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the Orchestra will perform The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Paul Dukas and Mother Goose Suite by Maurice Ravel. One of JMU’s favorite Family Weekend traditions, this musical celebration is great entertainment for all ages!

James Madison Dukes Football
9/23/2017  Harrisonburg City

The Dukes of James Madison University welcome you to Bridgeforth Stadium.

2017 Football Schedule:

  • September 9 ETSU
  • September 16 Norfolk State
  • September 23 Maine
  • October 14 Villanova
  • October 28 New Hampshire
  • November 11 Richmond
Fall Plant & Bulb Sale at the EJC Arboretum
9/23/2017  Harrisonburg City

For the savvy gardener wanting a home garden filled with native flowers tailored by Mother Nature to be suited to regional climate and precipitation, the EJC Arboretum’s Native Plant Sale is the right place to shop! Fall is a great time to plant, with moderate temperatures and the soil still holding warmth will lead to rapid root development. Bulbs and perennials planted in October establish themselves to be ready for a spring bloom that will burst into color! Choose from beautiful and rare bulbs for home or business landscapes. The sale will take place in the parking lot at the Frances Plecker Education Center as well as the Ernst Tree Terrace at the EJC Arboretum at JMU.

Saturday - Sept. 23         10:00am to 5:00pm

Skyland's annual Apple Butter Celebration - held on the historic lower level area at Skyland (mile 41.7 & 42.5 on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park) - features live entertainment, apple infused culinary creations, wine tasting, pony rides, children's crafts, apple butter and more!

Join us as we set up the copper kettles and stoke up the fires for a day of apple boiling. Give the kettle a stir, try a delicious sample, then take home some fresh-from-the-kettle jars of apple butter!

For a complete list of Shenandoah National Park activities, visit our Calendar of Events: goshenandoah.com/activities-events/calendar.  Book your room today at Skyland for a front row seat at the event!

 

 

Virginia Chili, Blues n' Brews
9/23/2017  Waynesboro City

Stable Craft Brewing presents the 10th Anniversary of the Virginia Chili, Blues and Brews Festival!!! If you’ve been lucky enough to attend this amazing festival before, you ain't seen nothin' yet! Join us for an evening of chili tasting, amazing blues, artisans and exhibitors and micro and mega brews. We award over $2,000 in prize money to the best chili in Virginia, mixed in with HOT, HOT blues including our headliner this year, DuWayne Burnside, founding member of North Mississippi Allstars!!! Plus, the Bush League (via Richmond, VA), Sundried Opossum (Central, VA) and the Strother's Blues Experience (Waynesboro, VA)!

We anticipate nearly 3,000 attendees, which equals a perfect opportunity (and audience) to show off your chili skills! Pro or amateur, we've gotcha covered!

Music starts at 2:30p and rolls into the night! What better way to top off the festival than with an assortment of carefully selected micro and mega brews. Whether it's a local brew or an American classic, you'll understand why we include "Brews" in the name.

Monday Movie Classics
9/25/2017  Waynesboro City

Movie classics on the big screen at the Wayne Theatre! Films at 2 pm and 7 pm. 

JUN. 19: “Dangerous Liaisons” (1988)
JUN. 26: “On the Waterfront” (1954)

JUL. 3: “Tom Jones” (1963) 
JUL.10: “Key Largo” (1948) 
JUL. 17: NO MOVIE 
JUL. 24: “Strangers on a Train” (1951) 
JUL. 31: “It Happened One Night” (1934) 
AUG. 7: “Black Narcissus” (1947) 
AUG. 14: “42nd Street” (1933) 
AUG. 21: “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” (1947) 
AUG. 28: “Bringing Up Baby” (1938) 
SEP. 4: CLOSED 
SEP. 11: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961) 
SEP. 18: “Great Expectations” (1946) 
SEP. 25: “A Shot in the Dark” (1964) 
OCT. 2: “High Noon” (1952) 
OCT. 9: “Grand Hotel” (1932) 
OCT. 16: “The Court Jester” (1955) 
OCT. 30: “Horror of Dracula” (1958) 
NOV. 6: “Henry V” (1989) 
NOV. 13: “The Maltese Falcon” (1941) 
NOV. 20: “Here Comes Mr. Jordan” (1941) 
NOV. 27: “All the President’s Men” (1976) 
DEC. 4: “From Here to Eternity” (1953) 
DEC. 11: “Cabaret” (1972) 
DEC. 18: “A Christmas Carol” (1951) 
DEC. 25: CLOSED

Monday Movie Classics
9/25/2017  Waynesboro City

Movie classics on the big screen at the Wayne Theatre! Films at 2 pm and 7 pm. 

JUN. 19: “Dangerous Liaisons” (1988)
JUN. 26: “On the Waterfront” (1954)

JUL. 3: “Tom Jones” (1963) 
JUL.10: “Key Largo” (1948) 
JUL. 17: NO MOVIE 
JUL. 24: “Strangers on a Train” (1951) 
JUL. 31: “It Happened One Night” (1934) 
AUG. 7: “Black Narcissus” (1947) 
AUG. 14: “42nd Street” (1933) 
AUG. 21: “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” (1947) 
AUG. 28: “Bringing Up Baby” (1938) 
SEP. 4: CLOSED 
SEP. 11: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961) 
SEP. 18: “Great Expectations” (1946) 
SEP. 25: “A Shot in the Dark” (1964) 
OCT. 2: “High Noon” (1952) 
OCT. 9: “Grand Hotel” (1932) 
OCT. 16: “The Court Jester” (1955) 
OCT. 30: “Horror of Dracula” (1958) 
NOV. 6: “Henry V” (1989) 
NOV. 13: “The Maltese Falcon” (1941) 
NOV. 20: “Here Comes Mr. Jordan” (1941) 
NOV. 27: “All the President’s Men” (1976) 
DEC. 4: “From Here to Eternity” (1953) 
DEC. 11: “Cabaret” (1972) 
DEC. 18: “A Christmas Carol” (1951) 
DEC. 25: CLOSED

What causes people to commit unspeakable acts of violence? This question lies at the heart of Equus by Peter Shaffer, a frank and harrowing coming-of-age story that explores the topics of sexuality and religion in the life of 17-year-old Alan Strang. Features students from JMU's School of Theatre and Dance. Adult content, language and nudity. 

What causes people to commit unspeakable acts of violence? This question lies at the heart of Equus by Peter Shaffer, a frank and harrowing coming-of-age story that explores the topics of sexuality and religion in the life of 17-year-old Alan Strang. Features students from JMU's School of Theatre and Dance. Adult content, language and nudity. 

Arts Education
9/27/2017  Waynesboro City

A passion for the performing arts can begin at an early age. The Arts Education performances give our youngest audience members the opportunity to experience live performing arts in our historic Wayne Theatre. Arts Education programs include: SOL connections with each performance; Q&A after each performance; Meet and Greet; Study Guides available at www.waynetheatre.org A great experience for traditional school classes and home schools. 

Apollo to the Moon: September 27, 2017 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades 3-12

Dragons Love Tacos: October 4, 2017 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades K-5

The Cashore Marionettes: November 3, 2017 @ 9:30 am - Grades 3-8

Pinocchio: November 14, 2017 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades K-5

Junie B. Jones: December 1, 2017 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades K-5

Freedom Train: January 23, 2018 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades 3-9

Lightning Thief: February 15, 2018 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades 2-6

Click Clack Moo: February 27, 2018 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades K-4

Flight School: March 16, 2018 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades K-5

Arts Education
9/27/2017  Waynesboro City

A passion for the performing arts can begin at an early age. The Arts Education performances give our youngest audience members the opportunity to experience live performing arts in our historic Wayne Theatre. Arts Education programs include: SOL connections with each performance; Q&A after each performance; Meet and Greet; Study Guides available at www.waynetheatre.org A great experience for traditional school classes and home schools. 

Apollo to the Moon: September 27, 2017 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades 3-12

Dragons Love Tacos: October 4, 2017 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades K-5

The Cashore Marionettes: November 3, 2017 @ 9:30 am - Grades 3-8

Pinocchio: November 14, 2017 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades K-5

Junie B. Jones: December 1, 2017 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades K-5

Freedom Train: January 23, 2018 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades 3-9

Lightning Thief: February 15, 2018 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades 2-6

Click Clack Moo: February 27, 2018 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades K-4

Flight School: March 16, 2018 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades K-5

What causes people to commit unspeakable acts of violence? This question lies at the heart of Equus by Peter Shaffer, a frank and harrowing coming-of-age story that explores the topics of sexuality and religion in the life of 17-year-old Alan Strang. Features students from JMU's School of Theatre and Dance. Adult content, language and nudity. 

Join our Executive Chef and Sous Chefs at Big Meadows Lodge (mile 51 on Skyline Drive) for a grand evening of fine food paired with exceptional wine!

Events begin select Fridays at 6:00 pm and include multi-course dinners featuring entrees such as Roasted Airline Chicken and Roasted Faro Salmon. Visit our website for full menus!

Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Dinner only or overnight packages are available.

Reservations are required; call 877-847-1919 to reserve your space today!

Local basket artisan, Clyde Jenkins, returns to Big Meadows to share his talent of basket making. Clyde teaches participants how to make a white-oak basket with techniques handed down through the generations. Structured for beginners to intermediate. $50.00 per person fee includes all materials to make one basket.

Book your vacation getaway at Big Meadows Lodge, reserve your spot at the basket making workshop and take home a memory of your visit.

For a complete list of Shenandoah National Park activities, visit our Calendar of Events: goshenandoah.com/activities-events/calendar

What causes people to commit unspeakable acts of violence? This question lies at the heart of Equus by Peter Shaffer, a frank and harrowing coming-of-age story that explores the topics of sexuality and religion in the life of 17-year-old Alan Strang. Features students from JMU's School of Theatre and Dance. Adult content, language and nudity. 

What causes people to commit unspeakable acts of violence? This question lies at the heart of Equus by Peter Shaffer, a frank and harrowing coming-of-age story that explores the topics of sexuality and religion in the life of 17-year-old Alan Strang. Features students from JMU's School of Theatre and Dance. Adult content, language and nudity. 

The Blue Ridge Mountian Mudurance is a 5K (3.1 miles) mud and obstacle race. 2017 marks our 4th year!  Each year, the obstacles have grown in creativity and this year will be no different.  The confirmed obstacles returning racers will encounter along the way include; a 6' climbing wall, 200' water slide, mud trenches, sandbag and cinderblock carries, tractor tires, balance beams, hay bale climb, tunnels, tire drag, tire mountain, and muddy arm crawls.  The Luray-Page Chamber of Commerce has some new ideas in mind to keep the event fresh and to keep returning competitors on their toes.

This is an athletic challenge, designed to test your all around fitness. You will go through a variety of terrain, challenges and obstacles designed to test the mental and physical grit in anyone courageous enough to try.  The terrain is going to be flat and steep, muddy and dry, rocky and grassy, and open hills. Whether you are in toop physical shape, or just trying to get off the couch, this obstacle course WILL challenge you. If you have the drive and determination, you will find yourself crossing the finish line with an incredible felling of accomplishment and a hard earned Blue Ridge Mountain Mudurance patch.

 

Skeeter's Maze Adventure
9/30/2017  Waynesboro City

The adventure starts here! Come join Skeeter and his friends on your trip through the corn maze. Find your way through the 5.5 acre maze as you search for clues. After you find your way out, spend time with your friends in our gaga ball pit, on the AirTop, or one of other other fun games! Get your fall pumpkins while you're here! There’s so much to do at Skeeter’s Maze Adventure!
$5.00 per person (ages 2 and under are free!)
cash or credit card
Closed-toe shoes required
Maze is stroller and wheelchair friendly!
Picnic area available
All proceeds from benefit Camp LIGHT, a summer camp for children with special needs and circumstances

What causes people to commit unspeakable acts of violence? This question lies at the heart of Equus by Peter Shaffer, a frank and harrowing coming-of-age story that explores the topics of sexuality and religion in the life of 17-year-old Alan Strang. Features students from JMU's School of Theatre and Dance. Adult content, language and nudity. 

Joan Griffing (violin), Beth Vanderborgh (cello), Diane Phoenix-Neal (viola) and Naoko Takao (piano) came together in 2007 to form Musica Harmonia, a chamber group dedicated to promoting peace and cultural understanding through musical collaboration. Musica Harmonia has performed internationally in two tours to Brazil and most recently at the 2017 Decolonizing Music Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The group will perform the title selection from its new album, When the Spirit Sings (2017), featuring the chamber music of Gwyneth Walker, in a program of vibrant and varied works from the folk, classical, jazz and spiritual traditions.