SHENANDOAH VALLEY, Va. (WHSV) — This Saturday is the Harrisonburg Community Plant Swap. You can "grow on over" to the Friendly City Food Co-Op from 1:00-3:00 p.m. They ask that you label your plants and only bring non-invasive plants. You can also bring gardening books, tools you don't need, and seeds. You can find more information here.
If you're more of a night owl, there's something for you too. This Friday, at mile marker 51 on Skyline Drive, near Big Meadows, you can head to "Night Skies" in Shenandoah National Park. You can gaze into the night sky and catch a presentation about controlling light pollution. Make sure to check the weather before you head out — the event will be cancelled if there's inclement weather. You can find more information here.
Saturday is World Fair Trade day, and you can celebrate it in downtown Staunton! The city's fair trade dealers will be offering samples of foods and drinks and discounts on select fair trade items. There will also be drawings for fair trade prizes. Some of the participating shops are Zewd's Arts and Crafts & More, Harmony Moon, Cranberry's Grocery and Cafe and Latitudes. You can find more information here.
This weekend's spotlight is the 15th annual Festival of Spring in Luray. This is the biggest event held in the town all year long. There will be live music, entertainment and activities for children and families. If you've gone to the festival in the past, you can expect something new this year.
"This year, our vendors are going to be downtown in the center of Main Street," said Dakota Baker, superintendent of Parks and Recreation for Luray. "So previous years, they've always been on both sides, but this year we actually have them in one single file line down the center of Main Street, so that our downtown merchants are getting involved as well."
You can find more information about the Festival of Spring here.