Belle Grove’s Annual GardenFest

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Today is the Annual GardenFest and Master Gardener Plant Sale at Belle Grove Plantation from 8 am – 2 pm.

Admission and parking are free and all plants are for sale for $5.

Plant sale proceeds benefit Virginia Cooperative Extensions educational programming in Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren Counties.

There will also be children’s activities, historic garden tours, information booths and more.

Tours will also be available for the Belle Grove Manor House from 10 AM to 4 PM.

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7th Annual Family Fun Day in Front Royal

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Today is the 7th Annual Family Fun day in Downtown Front Royal as a part of the First Friday’s Weekend.

Fun Flix Friday was postponed yesterday, but today a New Orleans style parade will get things started at 10 am.

They will line up on Luray Avenue and also close portions of Main Street, Royal Avenue, Chester Street, and 3rd Street.

Then stick around for some live music, plenty of activities for the kids, and a crawfish boil.

Many local shops and vendors will also stay open during this event which will wrap up at 6 pm.

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Mingle with Kringle at the YDC


The Youth Development Center in Winchester invites you to “Mingle with Kringle” today from 10 am to noon.

This event will feature arts and crafts, a cookie decorating station, refreshments, and pictures with Santa.

The pictures will be taken outside to help with spacing.

Photographs will be emailed to the participants after the event.

Registration through their website is encouraged for this free event to help the YDC have an estimate on how many visitors to prepare for.

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Crafting Classes

Crafting Classes are available at the Lions Shelter in Chet Hobart park and is open for ages 7 and up. September 22nd the project will be bird houses the fee is 15 dollars per class as well as a 5 dollar supply fee. Contact Clarke County parks and rec at 540-955-5140 or