What's New in the area
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Annual Trout Fishing Tournament Fund Raiser for our public charities: Stanley Volunteer Fire Department and Page Valley Lodge 65, Fraternal Order of Police. The Fishing Tournament is from 8am-2pm. Registration/check-in is from 6am until on the day of the event at Luray Park & Ride, 100 Commuter Court. For more information 540-843-2639 or www.vafop65.org.
For the first time ever, the superstars of the Monster Truck Racing League are set to smash through the Rockingham County Fairgrounds, 4808 S. Valley Pike, for 2 huge shows, 1pm and 7:30pm. See some of the top pro monster trucks in the world compete in wheelies, donuts, full throttle racing, and a no time-limited freestyle showdown on a huge outdoor track. www.facebook.com/pg/RockCoFair/events/.
The 3rd annual “Woods Creek Run 4 The Kids” 4 miler will be held at Jordans Point Park starting at 10am. Run, walk, volunteer, or sponsor so we may raise tons of funds for local children who have medical expenses uncovered by insurance. Hosted by Woods Creek Run 4 the Kids. www.facebook.com/events/859189341308716/ or call 405-788-9919.
May 1–New Market.
The Open Market (hosted by the Merchant’s Committee) is an open air market showcasing a variety of local vendors such as: crafts, pottery, homemade treats, along with direct sales businesses. There are other attractions such as activities for kids, contests to win prizes. This event is held from 9am-2pm in the Suntrust parking lot on South Congress Street. Interested in becoming a vendor? Contact the New Market Chamber of Commerce at 540-740-3212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stable Craft Brewing, 375 Madrid Road, presents the Kentucky Derby Party at 2pm. Watch the 147th Run for the Roses on the big screen in the Saddleback Room. Wear your racing finest and join us for lots of four-legged fun. For details visit www.stablecraftbrewing.com/.
May 2-9–Natural Bridge.
Join Natural Bridge State Park, in celebration of Pets in the Park Week. Bring your pet and walk the Cedar Creek, Blue Ridge, Skyline and Buck Hill Trails. Long a pet-friendly location, Natural Bridge invites all owners to bring their furrballs out to the bridge during this special week. Regular park fees apply. 540-291-1326.
Take a swing for hospice and join us at the 17th Annual Rockbridge Area Hospice Golf Tournament at the Lexington Golf and Country Club. Team entry is $380 dollars and includes two beverage tickets per player as well as a boxed lunch beforehand. To register or find out more information, call us at 540-463-1848.
The Youth Trout Derby will be held at Clearbrook Park, 130 Poolside Drive, from 5:30-8pm. Families are encouraged to bring their young anglers, ages 4-14, to catch stocked trout and other fish. 540-665-5678 or visitwinchesterva.com/event/youth-trout-derby/.
66th Fishersville Antiques Expo at Augusta Expoland, 227 Expo Road. 300 + exhibitors in exhibition halls, barns, tents and outside. “If you’ve never attended this amazing, long running show, you have truly missed one of the most exciting and diverse antique and collectibles shopping experience in the mid-Atlantic area. For info call 434-846-7452 or visit www.heritagepromotions.net/.
It’s time for some spring cleaning. The Annual Community Yard Sale in the Town of Dayton will be held on Saturday starting 7am. Participants are encouraged to practice social distancing. www.facebook.com/events/438906833878189/ or 540-879-2241.
Go back to the 50’s with Camp LIGHT’s Live Charity Auction at Creative Works Farm, 107 Creative Works Lane, 5-8pm. Join us for an evening of music, appetizers and drinks, and dinner, followed by a live auction. All proceeds benefit Camp LIGHT, a summer camp for children with special needs. For more information www.facebook.com/events/339824074031076/.
Join us at The Elkton Area Community Center, 20593 Blue and Gold Drive, for our 3rd Annual Kids Fishing Day sponsored by Bojangles. It will be fun for the whole family. This event is for children 15 years and younger. Please bring your own fishing supplies. Registration begins at 8:30am at the tent located in the back parking lot of The EACC. Fishing starts at 9am. www.facebook.com/events/554329705483528/.
Comedy & Kizomba Night on Court Square. It’s part dance lesson, part comedy show at Friendly City Dance Room, 2 North Main Street. The comedy show parts feature special guest host, Landon Turner, former NFL player from Harrisonburg and comedians Dawn Davis Womack (Harrisonburg) aka known as Landon’s mom, Bennie Blonkhoe Perry (Richmond) and Travis Spencer (Maryland). Get tickets at www.friendlycitydanceroom.com/exclusive-events. For more info contact Dawn 540-560-3356.
May 9–Stuarts Draft.
Rides & Rods Cruise In at DAP’S, 3278 Stuarts Draft Highway, 4-7pm. All are welcome to attend. No registration fee required. Classic cars, trucks, show cars, jeeps and motorcycles. Door prizes, food and fun. Visit www.facebook.com/events/3967187463344225/ or call 540-466-5967.
Need a break from the norm, unwind, meet new people, or just spend a couple of days trying something new? Then cowgirl weekend is for you. Let North Mountain Outfitter, 709 North Mountain Road, take care of you making memories you will never forget. Call for info: 540-886-7768.
Come out to Pleasant View, Inc.’s 24th Annual Golf Tournament to Support Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities on Friday at Spotswood Country Club 1980 Country Club Road in Harrisonburg. Registration will begin at 8am, with a shotgun start at 9:10am. To register call Pam Miller at 540-896-8255 or visit www.facebook.com/events/1276237756112429/.
Bryce Conquer the Mountain 8 Hour Adventure Race, Bryce Resort, 1982 Fairway Drive, hosted by Rev3 Endurance, at 9:30am. We have a great course designed for you to run, bike, paddle, and navigate your way around an awesome area of the Shenandoah Valley. For information and to register, visit www.rev3endurance.com.
Kids ROC the Market is an event especially for kids at the South Street Barn Market, from 9am-noon. Bring your little ones out for some unique artistic fun and your chance to purchase some local produce and goods from area farmers and artisans. 540-459-3621.
May 29–New Market.
Visit the Community Park, 9670 Cadet Road, to enjoy our 2nd Annual Jammin’ Foods Fest. There will be a diverse selection of food trucks to choose from, along with live entertainment for all to enjoy. This event is free admission, with food and beverages available for purchase. Vist www.facebook.com/events/182398090009684/.
Memorial Day Cruise-In at Wright’s Dairy Rite Inc., 346 Greenville Avenue, at 2-5pm. Our annual Memorial Day Cruise-In of classic cars. Dash plaques for registered cars and trophies will be given to the judged top 10. D.J. entertainment and games. Call for more information, 540-886-0435.