Community News & Events: June 21


A card shower is planned for Dorothy Sheetz, who will celebrate her 95th birthday Friday. Cards can be sent to 803 S. Main St., Woodstock, Virginia 22664.


“Build Your Reading with Mr. Fix It” will be the program for the New Market Area Library’s summer reading series at 10 a.m. Thursday for children from birth to fifth grade.

Reading programs for teens and adults are also available.



An Iftar (Know Your Neighbor) event celebrating Ramadan, the breaking of fasting to share a meal with family, friends and neighbors, will be held starting at 7:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 8:43 p.m. Friday at Grace Lutheran Church in Izenburg Hall (yellow brick building), 26 W. Boscawen St., Winchester.


Rabies clinic

The Humane Society of Warren County will hold a rabies vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Julia Wagner Animal Shelter, 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal.

Cost is $12. One and three year, with a previous rabies certificate, vaccines will be available. Nail trims will also be available for $10. Dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers. Information: 540-635-4734, ext. 224.


Pet adoption

The Humane Society of Shenandoah County will host a pet adoption event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sprint Store, 920 S. Main St., Woodstock.



The United Way Rubbermaid Product Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Belk parking lot at Apple Blossom Mall, Winchester. This month’s sale will benefit the Shenandoah Region American Red Cross.



Zion Christian Church will hold a lawn party starting at 4 p.m. Saturday at 1772 Zion Church Road, Maurertown.

The menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, country ham sandwiches, barbecue, cake and homemade ice cream.



Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold Chess and More at 2 p.m. Saturday for ages 6 and older. Information: 540-635-3153.


Class of 1962

Members of the Strasburg High School class of 1962 are needed to help plan the upcoming reunion. Information: Roberta Ritenour at 933-6278.


Barbecue/bake sale

Girl Scout Troop 40167 in Edinburg will sell chicken barbecue and baked goods starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Holtzman Oil employee parking lot in Mount Jackson. Chicken will be $4 per half.



The Shenandoah Valley Tennis Association will host a free tennis play day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Chimney Tennis Courts in Front Royal for ages 5 and up. The SVTA will give instructions and involve participants in several games. Information: 540-635-1021 or wcccinfo@warrencountyva.net.



The Corhaven Graveyard Book Club and Coming to the Table will co-sponsor a showing of “12 Years a Slave” at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester. Tickets are $8 with proceeds from ticket sales and a portion of food sales benefiting Corhaven Graveyard, Coracle and local affiliate groups of Coming to the Table. Information: Sarah Kohrs at 434-922-2029 or email corhavengraveyard@gmail.com.



Evangelist Bryan Keyser will be the speaker at the 7 p.m. service Saturday at Love and Faithfullness Church in Front Royal. Information: 540-247-1739.



Handley Regional Library in Winchester will hold the following programs:

  • Beginner genealogy workshop: 2-4 p.m., Saturday.

Archivist Becky Ebert will introduce a five-step program to navigate through birth and death certificates and the U.S. Census. Seating limited. Registration required.

  • Electronics recycling program: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday at Bowman Library in Stephens City. CRT monitors and TVs cannot be accepted.
  • Illustration 101: 2-4 p.m., June 29, for ages 6-12, led by R. Gregory Christie. Registration required.

Information: 540-662-9041.



The Round Hill Ruritan Club will hold a community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 164 Poorhouse Road, Winchester.

Refreshments will provided by the Ladies of the Rescue Mission. Spaces available for $10 each. Reservations: 540-333-2851.


The 5K Run/Walk to Make a Difference to benefit the Shenandoah County Pregnancy Center will be held Saturday starting and ending at Shenandoah Sew and Vac in Woodstock.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. Registration fee is $20 and can be paid online or day of the race. Information: http://www.hope4future.org or 5k@hope4future.org.


The Funk and Ridgeway families will hold a reunion Sunday at Relief United Methodist Church, 5275 Middle Road, Winchester. A picnic lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. Eating utensils furnished.


Radio club

Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club will host Field Days Saturday and Sunday at the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Berryville. Admissionis free.


Cooley program

Rich Cooley, photographer for the Northern Virginia Daily for the past 35 years, will share events and life as seen through the lens of his camera over the past 15 years, sponsored by the Strasburg Heritage Association, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Strasburg.



The James E. and Mazie Barb Dellinger family will hold a reunion from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Mount Jackson Park. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and lawn chairs. Lunch will be held at 1 p.m.



The Racey family will hold a reunion at 1 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Hill Christian Church in Lebanon Church.

Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Paper products will be provided.



The Armel and Trenary families will hold a reunion at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Lion’s shelter at Clearbrook Park. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.



Spurmont Masonic Lodge on John Marshall Highway in Strasburg will host a blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

There will be free chili dogs and Fox’s Pizza for all donors.

Walk-ups are welcome, however, appointments are encouraged. Information: Bill Weeks at 540-758-2786, Wayne Barringer at 540-336-7193 or visit https://donateblood.vablood.org.



Monday is the deadline to register to attend a bus trip sponsored by Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation to see “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” on Aug. 9 at Riverside Theatre in Fredericksburg.

Cost is $93 and includes the show ticket, lunch and transportation. Seating is limited. Registration, information: 459-6777.


School news

The Shenandoah County School Board made the following personnel announcements at its June 14 meeting:

Sandy Hook Elementary School: Celeste Crowder was appointed a second-grade teacher; Nicholas Oakley is transferring from Ashby Lee Elementary as a physical education teacher.

Peter Muhlenberg Middle School: Sara Kelley has been appointed a social studies teacher; Tina Acker has been appointed a paraprofessional; Linda Plaugher has been appointed a food service worker.

W.W. Robinson Elementary School: Nichole Napotnik has been appointed a fifth-grade teacher.

Ashby Lee Elementary School: Kristin Sheridan has been appointed a first-grade teacher; William Harlow Jr. is transferring from W.W. Robinson Elementary as a physical education teacher; Kathy Wills is transferring from Peter Muhlenberg Middle as a food service worker.

Signal Knob Middle School: Jason Conroy is transferring from Sandy Hook Elementary as a physical education teacher.

Strasburg High School: Melissa Foltz, formerly an assistant principal, has been named principal; Jane Plaugher is transferring from Signal Knob Middle as a food service worker.

Stonewall Jackson High School: Aimee Miller, formerly a school counselor, has been named coordinator of counseling.



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