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May at EJ Carrier Arboretum at JMU

Community Yoga and Tai Chi on the Terrace
Tai Chi - Mondays at 4:30, weekly all month
Yoga - Saturdays at 8:30 am, weekly all month
Online registration is required. $8 session fee.

Guided Wildflower Walk
May 3
Arboretum Director Jan Sievers Mahon leads a walk through our winding trails where attendees will be able to see and learn about some of the wildflowers native to our area.
No registration required. Free event.

Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes
May 11
A childrens workshop that includes a fantastical story and the opportunity for kids to build their own fairy homes.
No registration required. Free event.

Wine and Cheese on the Ernst Terrace
May 12
Enjoy a sophisticated and educational night at the arboretum. First, our reception will begin at 5:00. Then at 5:30, a demonstration from our Sous Chef. Finally, at 6:00, learn about the importance of honey bees from Sue McKown, member of the Shenandoah Valley Beekeepers Association.
Online registration is required. $20 event fee.

Mothers Day Carriage Rides
May 14
Bring mom to the luscious arboretum to enjoy an open-air horse-drawn carriage ride!
Advanced registration is necessary; call 540-568-3194. $75 for a private carriage (4 adults or 2 adults and 3 kids); $18 adults, $12 children.

Spring Celebration Plant Sale
May 19 and May 20 (Fri. and Sat.)
Shop from a wide selection of plants, shrubs and tree to make any home or business landscape eco-friendly and lovely.
The sale will begin at 9:00 am and end at 3:00 pm both days.

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780 University Blvd
Harrisonburg

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May at Seven Arrows Brewing

5/4 - Children Advocacy Center Paint Nigh -Fundraiser paint night benefiting the Valley Children's Advocacy Center

5/11 - Craftiquenes - Crafting your own unique items every 2nd Thursday at 6PM in the taproom

5/18 - Steal the Pint - Steal the Pint Night every 3rd Thursday

5/20 - Alzheimer's Fundraiser - Fundraiser starts at noon

5/24 - Crafty Canvas - Step by step paint night with Crafty Canvas every 4th Wednesday at 6PM

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2508 Jefferson Hwy
Waynesboro

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May at Brothers Craft Brewing

Friday, May 5, JAXN Live!

Saturday, May 6, Bryan Elijah Smith Duo Live!

Friday, May 12, Randy Black Live!

Saturday, May 13, Jeremiah Prophett Live!

May 15-21, American Craft Beer Week

Friday, May 19, Cask for a Cause- On the Road Collaborative

Friday, May 19, Michael McCray Live!

Saturday, May 20, May Music Festival

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800 North Main St.
Harrisonburg

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May at Great Valley Farm Brewery

May 5th - Food: Succotash Fine Foods 5-8pm

May 6th - Barrel Aged Beer Release Party 12- 8pm

May 13th - Live Music w/Mike Collins Jr. 4 - 7pm

May 20th - Food: LexMex Tacos 4- 7:30pm

May 26th - Food: Rock's Money Pit BBQ 4 - 7:30pm

May 27th - Live Music w/The Ruckus 5 - 8pm

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60 Great Valley Lane
Natural Bridge

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Kentucky Derby Celebration at Stable Craft

Kentucky Derby and one year anniversary celebration! Hop and brewery tours, hat contest and pints and ponies! 12-10pm.

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375 Madrid Rd.
Waynesboro

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May with Project Grows

Project GROWS is having a Plant Sale and Open Farm on Thursday, May 11 from 2pm to 7pm at the Project GROWS farm at 608 Berry Farm Road, Staunton. For more information check out their Facebook Page.

Project GROWS will hold weekly volunteer nights every Thursday from 2pm to 7pm starting the following week, May 18.

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608 Berry Farm Rd.
Staunton

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May at Bluestone Vineyard

May 12- 6:30pm-9:30pm
Toast the Weekend with Everyday People
Join us in the Meadow at Bluestone Vineyard from 6:30-9:30pm for their first Toast the Weekend of 2017! Live music by Everyday People and they will have two food trucks onsite, Mamas Caboose and Flavor Savor BBQ. Gates open 5:45 and admission is $10 (includes wine glass), $5 for non-drinkers, and children 12 and under are free. Call 540-828-0099 to reserve a table(limited quantities) and pre-order wine or feel free to bring your own chairs, blankets, and table. Outside food is welcome, but please, no outside alcohol.

May 20 5:30-10:00pm
Benefit for K9s for Warriors
Spend an evening at Bluestone Vineyards Meeting House while supporting a great cause! Live music by Tim and Mandy starting at 6 pm with DJ Dance tunes between sets. $10 admission at the door, all proceeds go to K9s for Warriors. Food trucks will be on site. For more information please contact Christina at 540-746-5206 or kunkle.christina@gmail.com

May 26- 6:30-9:30 pm
Toast the Weekend with Bryan Elijah Smith
Join them in the Meadow at Bluestone Vineyard from 6:30-9:30pm for Toast the Weekend! Live music by Bryan Elijah Smith and they will have two food trucks onsite, Mamas Caboose and Mashita. Gates open 5:45 and admission is $10 (includes wine glass), $5 for non-drinkers, and children 12 and under are free. Call 540-828-0099 to reserve a table(limited quantities) and pre-order wine or feel free to bring your own chairs, blankets, and table. Outside food is welcome, but please, no outside alcohol.

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4828 Spring Creek Rd.
Bridgewater

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1st Annual Honey Bee Festival at Hott Apiary

From 10am-2pm. FREE. Local honey, beekeeping demonstrations, crafts and games for the kids, food trucks, live bee demo, sales, and more!

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882 Bloomer Springs Rd.
Mcgaheysville

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May at Valley Pike Farm Market

Saturday, May 13th: Benefit for Life - proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Club
4:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday, May 27th: Music at the Market featuring The Worx. Sponsored by Shentel, Boars Head, and Maple Lane Vet Clinic. Music starts at 6pm. Kids 12 and under are free. No outside food or drinks allowed. Lawn chairs and well behaved dogs welcome.

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3494 Lee Highway
Weyers Cave

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Waynesboro Farmers Market

The Waynesboro Saturday Farmer's Market kicks off on Saturday, May 13th from 9am to 1pm. They are located in the same spot as last year in downtown Waynesboro: under tents in the parking lot next to Consitution Park, on the corner of Arch Ave and Main Street.

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Parking Lot next to Constitution Park
Waynesboro

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May at Pebble Hall Wildflowers

Mothers Day weekend, 5/13&14 -Bring your Mom, Grandma, Mom-in-law, all the Moms and Pick all the flowers you like for $20.00/person. Coffee/tea will be available 8:00-11:00am.

Memorial Weekend, 5/27/28/29-Go out and pick and support our veterans! Pebble Hall will donate half of all proceeds this weekend to the local chapter of DAV (Disabled American Veterans).

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11 Pebble Hall Lane
Weyers Cave

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Mothers Day at North Mountain Vineyard

Celebrate Mothers Day on Sunday, May 14th, 2017 at North Mountain Vineyards!

A delicious Brunch is served from 11:30 am- 2:30 pm - On the Decks / Weather permitting
Choice of freshly prepared Quiches: Roasted Red Pepper and Crab or Classic Lorraine (Bacon, Swiss Cheese, roasted Onions)
Petit tossed Salad with Vinaigrette
Fresh Fruit sliced
Puff Pastry with Pastry Cream, fresh Berries and Chocolate Drizzle
Sumptuous Coffee Bar

Rich Follette will serenade guests!
Please call for Reservations!

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4374 Swartz Rd.
Maurertown

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May at Barren Ridge Vineyards

Mothers Day, May 14th
Open from 1-6 pm
We will have a massage therapist on site to offer Mom a 10-minute neck-and-shoulder massage out on our tranquil patio, weather permitting. A glass of wine will also be included in this special. $15 for massage and glass of wine. Going on all day during business hours.

Sunsets at the Vineyard - Friday, May 19th
7-10 pm, $10 admission
William Walter & Tucker Rogers performing
Food truck: Mamas Caboose
Outside food is also welcome. I have attached a flyer below for this event in case you want to post it anywhere

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984 Barren Ridge Rd.
Fishersville

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May at Allegheny Mountain Institute

Starting Tuesday, May 16: Community Volunteer Work Days at the AMI Urban Farm at VSDB!
Join them Tuesdays from 4:00 - 7:00 pm at the AMI Urban Farm at VSDB located at 113 New Hope Road. All ages welcome! Check their Facebook page for weather cancellations, potluck work days, or other public events. For more information, Contact David Gianino, Urban Farm Manager at david@alleghenymountainschool.org, 540-886-0160.
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May 27, 10am-1pm: Edible Gourmet Mushroom Cultivation Workshop
Discover easy, low-cost methods for growing delicious gourmet mushrooms such as shiitake, garden giant, and oyster. Learn how to inoculate logs and wood chip beds so that you can harvest mushrooms right from your garden year after year! Rain or shine! Class held at AMI Urban Farm on the campus of Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind. 113 New Hope Rd. Staunton, VA. Price: $20. Please register by: May 24 through Staunton Parks & Recreation Department. Or, for more information, Contact David Gianino, Urban Farm Manager at david@alleghenymountainschool.org, 540-886-0160.

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113 New Hope Rd.
Staunton

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OLDE MIDDLEBROOK VILLAGE DAYS

Hosted by the Middlebrook General Store to benefit the MVFD
MAY 19 & 20
BARN DANCE (FREDDIE THACKER!) (Friday night)
CRAFTS & ARTISANS FAIR (Saturday all day)
CHICKEN BBQ SUPPER & the Danny Goodson band (4 pm until ...)
Profits will support the purchase of a LUKAS CHEST COMPRESSION SYSTEM for the MVFD (non-profit)

They also sell a variety of local farm products and offer ready made fresh cooked items daily!

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3701 Middlebrook Rd.
Middlebrook

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142nd Preakness Stakes at Kindred PointFood is

Join them for the 2nd crown jewel of horse racings Triple Crown

Music by Boo Snyder and Amanda Grace Wilkins from 3-6pm

Food is available, prepared by Paje Cross and Triplett Tech Culinary

Tickets are available online, onsite and by phone

Event is free. Race time is 6:15pm.

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3575 Conicville Rd.
Mt. Jackson

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Highland Farmers Market Opening Day

Friday, May 26 from 3:30 pm to 6 pm. Each week at the Farmers Market you can expect to find the finest in fresh local produce, baked goods, and other locally crafted items.

540-468-1922

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The Pavilion at The Highland Center
Monterey

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Valley Fest Beer & Wine Festival

11 am-7pm. Kick off the start of summer at the 17th Annual ValleyFest Beer & Wine Festival! Spend your Memorial Day weekend sampling regional wines, craft & microbrews, listening to live music, enjoying delicious food and browsing the wares of quality crafters and artisans.

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4616 Massanutten Dr.
Massanutten

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