Events & Meetings

In order to more effectively communicate the fish consumption advisories to the users of the South River and South Fork Shenandoah River, members of the South River Science Team participate in and support local community events. South River Science Team members volunteer their time to help organize some of the events and provide hands-on help. At annual events like Riverfest and the Fly Fishing Festival, South River Science Team members provide detailed information and answer questions about the team’s activities.

October 6-28, 30-31, 2017 – Twizted Creationz

Join the fun at the haunted attraction at Creative Works Farm in Waynesboro on Fridays and Saturdays in October from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $15.00 per person. All proceeds from this family-oriented event go to Camp LIGHT, a summer camp for kids with special needs. For more information, click here.

October 24, 2017 – Signature Speaker Series: Shenandoah: The Impossible Park

Get the back story about Shenandoah National Park—it involves a hostile takeover! On October 24th, Augusta Health and the Wayne Theater are hosting the lecture “Shenandoah: The Impossible Park” as part of their Signature Speaker Series. The event starts at 7 p.m. and is pay what you will. A ticket is necessary. For more information or to obtain tickets, click here.

October 24, 2017 – Bark and Boo

Wear your Halloween costume to a spooky story time at 6:30 p.m. at the Waynesboro Public Library. Snacks and a craft will be provided, and children will read to costumed canines from Positive Paws. For more information, click here.

October 28, 2017 – Halloween Adoption and Costume Event

Shenandoah Valley Animal Service Center is hosting a free Halloween adoption and costume event in Ridgeview Park on Saturday, October 28th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your family for some fun, participate in costume contests, and win prizes. For more information, click here.

November 2, 2017 – REHAB 101: Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation

The Wildlife Care Academy is offering an online class on Thursday, November 2 at 6:00 p.m. for anyone who wants to help wildlife. The class, REHAB 101: Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation, will teach participants how to determine if a baby animal is really an orphan, what to do if an animal is injured, and where to get the right wildlife advice. For more information and to register, click here.

November 2, 2017 – An Evening with Abraham Lincoln

On November 2nd, the “Changing America” exhibit opens at the Waynesboro Public Library and kicks off with a visit from President Abraham Lincoln from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Our distinguished visitor will discuss the Emancipation Proclamation and how he made the decision to sign the important legislation. Refreshments will be served. For more information, click here.

November 3-December 14, 2017 – The Changing America Exhibit

Take time to see this traveling exhibit at the Waynesboro Public Library from November 3rd to December 14th. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and is presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. For more information, click here.

November 4, 2017 –2017 Wildlife Center Annual Gala

Support The Wildlife Center of Virginia and attend its Annual Gala on November 4th beginning at 5:30 p.m. Event highlights include a cocktail and hors d’oeuvre reception, silent auction, and live auction. For information or to purchase tickets, click here.

November 11-12, 2017 – Fee Free Days at Shenandoah National Park

Enjoy the beauty of our local national park during Veterans’ Day weekend, November 11th and 12th and pay no entrance fee. If a road trip is what you need, head to any national park for the same great deal. For a list of other annual fee-free days, click here.

November 17, 2017 – Friday Night at the Movies

Grab some popcorn and go to the Waynesboro Public Library on Friday, November 17th at 6:30 p.m. to watch “Hidden Figures.” The movie is the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. For more information, click here.

November 17-19, 2017– Call of the Wild Conference

On November 17th through 19th, The Wildlife Center of Virginia and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries are hosting the 22nd Annual Call of the Wild Conference at the Best Western Inn & Suites Conference Center in Waynesboro. Wildlife rehabilitators, veterinary professionals, wildlife biologists, environmental educators, and wildlife enthusiasts from Virginia and beyond will share their ideas and knowledge about wildlife rehabilitation. For more information or to register, click here.

November 21, 2017 – Signature Speaker Series: Your Lungs and Pulmonary System

Take a breather from your busy schedule and learn about your lungs and pulmonary system. On November 21st, Augusta Health and the Wayne Theater are hosting the lecture beginning at 7 p.m. The event is pay what you will, but a ticket is necessary. For more information or to obtain tickets, click here.

November 30, 2017 – Bizarre Bazaar and Olive Garden

Take a trip to the Bizarre Bazaar in Richmond on November 30th and shop ‘til you drop. The bus leaves the Rosenwald Community Center at 10 a.m. and returns at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25/person, which includes transportation and admission only; lunch at the Olive Garden is on your own. To reserve your spot and for more information, click here.

December 2, 2017 – Waynesboro Christmas Parade

Waynesboro’s annual Christmas Parade will be held on December 2nd at 6 p.m. For more information or to join in the fun, click here.

December 2, 2017 – Christmas Home Tour

See how Waynesboro’s finest decorate their homes for the holidays on Saturday, December 2nd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the Wayne Theatre’s Christmas Home Tour. For more information or to buy tickets, click here.