Welcome to Waynesboro, Va.

Our Calendar of Events primarily serves Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton, Waynesboro and surrounding counties. We normally publish items up to 90 days in advance.

 

Tuesday, April 26

Arts Fusion, Tuesday, April 26, 10 – 11:30 am, Staunton Augusta Art Center, 20 South New Street, Staunton. Join the Waynesboro and Staunton Senior Centers for this free program in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association. Arts Fusion provides opportunities for enjoyment, conversation and creative expression for persons with dementia or memory loss.  Using exhibits at the gallery, participants look at and respond to visual art. The gallery visit is followed by a hands-on activity led by accomplished art educator/therapists. Pre-registration is suggested: 540-885-2028.

Friends Listening to Friends support group, for newly diagnosed cancer patients who have fears, questions or concerns. This group also addresses life after cancer treatments, 11 a.m., Augusta Health Cancer Center Conference Room, Fishersville.

Diabetes Workshop, learn how to have a better life with diabetes, 1 p.m., Waynesboro Public Library. Free. For more information, call 540.332.4190.

Medicine in Augusta County will be the topic of the monthly History Lecture on Tuesday, April 26, at the Historic Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center. For more information, call 540-943-9999 or visit www.waynetheatre.org.

Michael A. Stoltzfus – president and CEO of Dynamic Aviation – will headline the college’s Scott Symposium on Business Ethics April 26. Stoltzfus will speak on “Finding Purpose through Life’s Lessons” at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Hall on the college’s campus. The symposium is free and open to the public.

JMU Jazz Ensemble, 8 p.m., Concert Hall, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. For ticket information, visit jmuforbescenter.com.

“Pretty Theft” by Adam Symkowicz, 8 p.m. TuesdayWednesday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Mainstage Theatre, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. After losing her father, Allegra falls under the wing of bad girl Suzy, only to find an unexpected friendship with Joe, an autistic savant. When life takes a violent turn, Allegra and Suzy escape cross-country and befriend Marco, a mysterious thief who claims he cannot be caught. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance. For ticket information, visit jmuforbescenter.com.

 

Wednesday, April 27

The North Augusta Farmer’s Market will kick off its 2016 season at the Augusta County Government Center on Wednesday, April 6. The market is held from noon until 5:00 p.m. from April to October and is located under the pavilion at 18 Government Center Lane. The market features local products including meat, eggs, vegetables, fruit, bread, baked goods, potted flowers, herbs, vegetable starts and more. Visit our website facebook.com/NAFarmMarket for more information.

Ben Delaurentis, Heritage on Main, Waynesboro, 7 p.m. Online: click here.

JMU Jazz Band, 8 p.m., Concert Hall, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. For ticket information, visit jmuforbescenter.com.

 

Thursday, April 28

“Ooey Gooey Poetry” presented by Barefoot Puppets, part of the Arts Education series, at the Wayne Theatre, 12:30 p.m. This lively puppet show features timeless classics. Audience also meet an entertaining circus worm and a “humanette”. Open to the public. Tickets are $7.50 per person. Box office is open Tues-Fri, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or one hour before performance. Info: (540) 943-9999 or www.waynetheatre.org.

 

Friday, April 29

Instructor talk at 6:00pm. BSSS Faculty & Study Show: Winter 2016 Gallery Exhibit Opening, 5:30 p.m. Location: Beverley Street Studio School Gallery, 22 W. Beverley St. Staunton. Exhibit will feature work from over 30 winter studio class students and their instructors Amy Arnold, Ron Boehmer, Jeffery Stockberger, and Robert Stuart. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit runs through Sunday, June 12th 2016.

 

Saturday, April 30

The Junior Edition of the Dance and Step Competition will be held on Saturday, April 30th (5pm) at the V. Earl Dickinson Building on the campus of Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville. The show is sponsored in part by 101.3 Jamz and All About Car Audio. Doors open at 4:30pm and showtime at 5pm. Tickets are only $12 in advance and $15 on the day of. Buy now and save at one of the following ticket outlets: Plan9 Music, Mel’s Barber Shop, Martina Payne’s Beauty Salon (behind Cville Coffee), and Sidetracks Music or safely online at www.DanceandStepCompetition.com.

Shenandoah Valley Club of the Deaf will be hosting its first annual silent auction fundraising event on April 30, 2016.  The cost of admission is $10.00 which includes a light dinner.  Many supporters have contributed to the cause. Products such as spa/massage certificates, restaurant/bar gift certificates, jewelry, arts and crafts, deaf-related products, ASL books, toys, cosmetics, tickets to museums (such as Mt. Vernon, Montiplier, and Frontier Culture), wine tastings & tours, B&B and hotel vouchers, baseball tickets, and so much more!

Music majors Aaron Lavinder and Traci Sink will present a senior recital at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in the Carter Center for Worship and Music at Bridgewater College. The recital is free and open to the public.

Righteous Friendz, Heritage on Main, Waynesboro, 9 p.m. Online: click here.

 

Sunday, May 1

Daily Living Center 2016 Golden Mile Fundraiser, 2 p.m. Come support the Daily Living Center Adult Day Health Care, a non-profit, United Way agency serving Staunton, Waynesboro & Augusta County for over 28 years! The walk will start at William Perry Elementary and end at the center with awards and a reception.  All ages welcome and any donation amount appreciated!For more information, please contact Leigh Ann Quesenberry, Executive Director, 540-949-4151, 990 E Hopeman Parkway, Waynesboro VA 22980. Online at dailylivingcenter.com and facebook.com/thedailylivingcenter.

 

Monday, May 2

The Wayne Theatre presents Monday Night at the Movies hosted by the Classic Cinema Club. “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon” starring John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr, Mildred Natwick and Noble Johnson will be screened beginning at 7 p.m. The showing will include a brief introduction to the film and an optional post-film discussion. Admission is Pay What you Will.  Movies will be shown every Monday night on the big screen! Theatre is located at 521 West Main Street in downtown Waynesboro. For more information, visitwww.waynetheatre.org or call the cinema club at (866) 454-6696.

 

Wednesday, May 4

Shenandoah Valley Technology Council Tech Nite 2016, JMU Festival Center, 5:30 p.m. Once a year, the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council highlights the successes of technology firms, organizations and programs in the region and the entrepreneurs, innovators, leaders and educators behind those successes. Reservations are open. For more information on attendance, sponsorship, and our nominees, visit www.svtc-va.org.

Phil West, Heritage on Main, Waynesboro, 7 p.m. Online: click here.

 

Thursday, May 5

A Women’s Health Event: Just Breathe presented by Augusta Health, registration begins at 4:30 pm, Event: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Lifetime Fitness Center, Fishersville. Are you always rushing to get to the next item on your to-do list? Take an evening to “Just Breathe.” Join us for an assortment of sessions just for you! Learn mindfulness practices to use at home, find your bliss in a meditation session, walk away your worries through our labyrinth, learn how to organize your kitchen for better health and learn tips for those who may have food allergies. In between sessions you can also stop by to visit our staff for a blood pressure/pulse check, a DermaScan screening, have a body composition assessment and sample healthy snacks. Free. For more information, contact Kristen Printy,540.932.4944.

 

Friday, May 6

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Brewery, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Lexington, beer available until 2 a.m.  Come to Basecamp after-hours to enjoy some brews and a meteor shower! Tickets are $15 and include your choice of DB chili or a pulled pork sandwich, and a packet of s’mores to enjoy while watching the peak of the Eta Aquarids meteor shower.

 

Saturday, May 7

Benefit sale for the Verona Food Pantry, 7:30 a.m., Weyers Cave Community Center. Food Served by the Mount Sidney Ruritan Club Info: 540-234-8409.

Fans can relive the glory days as the “Legends of Hip Hop” tour comes to the Richmond Coliseum. This will feature some of the biggest names in the business. Ja Rule will headline the show, followed by the 2000’s hip hop legends, Kid n Play, as well as the old school era’s finest including Big Daddy Kane, Doug E Fresh, Chubb Rock & Rob Base. In this new age of hip hop, we must not forget where it all began. Tickets available online at www.richmondcoliseum.net.

 

Sunday, May 8

The Court Square Theater’s Music Series continues on Sunday, May 8 at 7 p.m. with Blue Highway, an award-winning contemporary bluegrass ensemble. Visit valleyarts.org or call 540.433.9189 for more information and to purchase tickets.

 

Wednesday, May 11

The North Augusta Farmer’s Market will kick off its 2016 season at the Augusta County Government Center on Wednesday, April 6. The market is held from noon until 5:00 p.m. from April to October and is located under the pavilion at 18 Government Center Lane. The market features local products including meat, eggs, vegetables, fruit, bread, baked goods, potted flowers, herbs, vegetable starts and more. Visit our website facebook.com/NAFarmMarket for more information.

 

Thursday, May 12

AARP Smart Driver Safety Class, Thursday and Friday, May 12 & 13, 9 am – 1 pm, lunch available, Waynesboro Senior Center, 325 Pine Avenue, Waynesboro.  This eight-hour defensive driving class often qualifies participants for insurance discounts. Lead by safety expert, Stan Rockett. Class size is limited. Registration is required. AARP members receive a discount.  To register and for information, call 540-942-1838.

 

Friday, May 13

AARP Smart Driver Safety Class, Thursday and Friday, May 12 & 13, 9 am – 1 pm, lunch available, Waynesboro Senior Center, 325 Pine Avenue, Waynesboro.  This eight-hour defensive driving class often qualifies participants for insurance discounts. Lead by safety expert, Stan Rockett. Class size is limited. Registration is required. AARP members receive a discount.  To register and for information, call 540-942-1838.

 

Saturday, May 14

Lynda Miles Book Release & Party for A Loving Divorce: A Perspective of Compassion for All Relationships. Join Lynda for conversation, book signing, art, music, and a light lunch (or order at the café) on Saturday, May 7, at noon, at Cranberry’s Grocery and Eatery (Upstairs), 7 South New Street, Staunton.

The Virginia Consort, a chamber chorus, will join the quartet as a special guest. The concert program features works by Haydn, Schumann and Hanza El Din. The concerts are free; however, all monetary donations and gifts of food are gratefully accepted for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Music Feeds Us, as part of their educational outreach program, will also perform at Tye and Woodbrook Elementary Schools, and Charlottesville High School as they continue to introduce classical music and stringed instruments to students. Events: Saturday, May 14, 7:30 PM, Trinity Episcopal Church, Staunton, Dunday, May 15, 3:30 PM, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Charlottesville.

 

Wednesday, May 18

The North Augusta Farmer’s Market will kick off its 2016 season at the Augusta County Government Center on Wednesday, April 6. The market is held from noon until 5:00 p.m. from April to October and is located under the pavilion at 18 Government Center Lane. The market features local products including meat, eggs, vegetables, fruit, bread, baked goods, potted flowers, herbs, vegetable starts and more. Visit our website facebook.com/NAFarmMarket for more information.

 

Friday, May 20

“Stay Active. Live Well” Senior Health Fair, Friday, May 20, 9:30 am  – 12:30 pm, lunch available, Waynesboro Senior Center, 325 Pine Avenue, Waynesboro. This free event features health screenings, exhibits and programs that address issues of interest and concern to seniors.  Mobile Sight and Hearing Unit in the parking lot from 9:30 am – 1 pm.  Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL Exercise Class) from 9:30 – 10:15 in the Center.  Presentation about how to check out e-books for free on your Nook or Kindle, 10:30 am in the Meeting Room.  Presentation on Assistive Hearing devices by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center, 11:15 in the Meeting Room.

 

Saturday, May 21

Kids to Parks Day, will take place on Saturday, May 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Byrd Visitor Center and Big Meadows area (mile 51). Kids to Parks Day is a nationwide day of outdoor exploration and play, organized by the National Park Trust. A full day of events is planned to get visitors up close and personal with wildlife and nature! There will be a chance to learn about the animals that live at Shenandoah, see several live animals, explore the Big Meadows area, and attend an evening program. We will be joined by staff from the Wildlife Center of Virginia as we celebrate our 30-year partnership with their facility and meet some of their live animals. To learn more about Kids to Parks Day, explore the National Park Trust website at www.parktrust.org. More information about The Wildlife Center of Virginia can be found at www.wildlifecenter.org.

 

Wednesday, May 25

The North Augusta Farmer’s Market will kick off its 2016 season at the Augusta County Government Center on Wednesday, April 6. The market is held from noon until 5:00 p.m. from April to October and is located under the pavilion at 18 Government Center Lane. The market features local products including meat, eggs, vegetables, fruit, bread, baked goods, potted flowers, herbs, vegetable starts and more. Visit our website facebook.com/NAFarmMarket for more information.

 

Friday, May 27

Registration is open for the 16th biennial Stonewall Jackson Symposium at Virginia Military Institute. Sponsored by the Institute’s Stonewall Jackson House, the symposium will take place Friday evening, May 27, and Saturday, May 28. The symposium offers participants the opportunity to visit the town in which Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson lived and the college at which he taught during the decade before the American Civil War, while learning about the little-known college professor who became a great military leader. Registration includes seven lectures, meals, optional walking tours, and admission to the only home Jackson ever owned. Early bird discount registration fee  – on or before April 15 – is $195.  The regular registration fee – after April 15 – will be $215. For more information, or to register online, visit www.stonewalljackson.org.

 

Saturday, June 11

Centennial celebration of the NPS and for the South River Lumber Railroad with exhibits, demonstrations, talks and rail-trail walks. Set for Saturday, June 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Where: Blue Ridge Parkway – Yankee Horse Ridge Overlook, Milepost Marker 34.4. Presented by the Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway Humpback Rocks Chapter and the National Park Service.

 

Saturday, June 18

Tree Streets Yard Sale, Saturday, June 18, 8 am – Noon, Waynesboro Senior Center, 325 Pine Avenue, Waynesboro – Indoor yard sale with books, bake sale, and crafts; outdoors plants and crafts.

 

Wednesday, June 29

Farm Market Fresh Coupons for Seniors, June 29, 2016, 10 am—2 pm. Waynesboro Senior Center, 325 Pine Avenue, Sponsored by Valley Program for Aging Services (VPAS), Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, and Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  Supported by the USDA, Food and Nutrition Service. Pre-screening for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) formerly known as Food Stamps will be offered for persons who are interested in extra help with groceries throughout the entire year.

 

Saturday, June 25

The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville hosts the Black Maria Film Festival. The Festival’s home is NJ City University in Jersey City, not far from the site of Thomas Edison’s original film studio in West Orange, known as the “Black Maria.” Edison’s employees thought the studio’s boxy shape and black tarpaper covering, resembled the so-called “black maria” police paddy wagons. The Black Maria Film Festival’s juried collection of short films includes comedy, drama, documentary, and more.  Every season there are stunning animated films, moving documentary shorts, and thought-provoking narratives included in the tour. Info: theparamount.net/2016/black-maria-film-festival.