Community News & Events: Nov. 1


• A card shower is planned for Bob Butler, who will celebrate his birthday Thursday. Cards can be sent to 9091 N. Congress St., I-69, New Market, Virginia 22844.

• A get-well card shower is planned for Hilda Troxell. Cards can be sent to 1074 Magnolia Court, Woodstock, Virginia 22664.

• A get-well card shower is planned for James Kibler. Cards can be sent to him c/o Consulate Health Care, 803 S. Main St., Woodstock, Virginia 22664.


Handley Library in Winchester will host two authors:

• Ed Maliskas, author of “John Brown to James Brown: the Little Farm Where Liberty Budded, Bloomed and Boogied” will give a talk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday on the untold story of the Kennedy farm in southern Washington County, Maryland.

• David Plater, author of “Nelly Lewis of Woodlawn and Audley, and Her Louisiana Connections” will give a talk at at 2 p.m. Saturday on the great-granddaughter of George Washington and her life in Virginia and Louisiana. Information: 540-662-9041.


Clarke County Library in Berryville host the STEM program Factivities at 3:45 p.m. each Thursday this month for ages 6 to 11. Information: 540-955-5144.


Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host the Palace Pearls Eastern dance program during its lunchtime music series Vibes in the Libes at 12:30 p.m. Friday. Those attending should bring lunch. Information: 540-635-3153.


The TSUGA VBC Girl’s Travel Volleyball League will hold an informational meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday at Sal’s Italian Restaurant in Edinburg.

Pizza served. Early registration fee is $50. Information: 717-839-7521.


The New Market Library will hold the following storytime programs:

• Books and Babies (ages birth-3): 10 a.m., Friday. The theme will be “turkey trot.”

• Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5): 10 a.m., Nov. 17. The theme is “I Am Thankful.”

Information: Karen Whetzel at 540-740-8589.


Bowman Library in Stephens City will host the following programs this month:

• The Pokemon Trading Card Club will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. each Saturday.

• Dungeons & Dragons roll-playing games will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. each Saturday for ages 12-18. Registration required. Experienced youth dungeon masters needed.

Information: 540-869-9000.


The following groups will sponsor breakfasts on Saturday:

• Toms Brook Volunteer Fire Department: 4-9 a.m., all you can eat.

• Zion Christian Church: 7-10 a.m., 1772 Zion Church Road, Maurertown. Free-will offering.

• Grace United Methodist Church, Middletown: 7-11 a.m., all-you-can-eat pancakes, $6 for adults, $3 for children.


Strasburg Christian Church will host bingo from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 5 p.m. for food. Proceeds benefit Compassion Cupboard and church funds.


Master Gardener Elaine Specht will present “Happy Soil, Happy Plants” as part of the monthly “Adventures in Gardening” program at 3 p.m. Saturday at the New Market Area Library.

The program is free and no registration is required. Information: 984-8200.


Several choirs will perform in concert at 3 p.m. Saturday at Greater Joy Baptist Church, 45 E. Strasburg Road,

Front Royal. Refreshments provided.


Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold an introduction to poetry writer’s workshop at 11 a.m. Saturday for ages 10 and older.

The workshop will be led by Jane Clark. Those attending should bring materials to take notes. Information: 540-635-3153.


The following groups will sponsor dinners on Saturday:

• Mount Jackson United Methodist Church: 4 p.m., all-you-can-eat spaghetti, $8 for adults, $5 for children. Benefit church ministries.

• Mountain View United Methodist Church: 4-6 p.m., spaghetti dinner, at Back Creek Ruritan building, 139 Richards Ave., Mountain Falls. Free-will offering.

• Asbury United Methodist Church: 4 p.m., at 7973 Stonewall Jackson Highway, Front Royal. Free-will offering.

• Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Woodstock: 4 p.m., sloppy ham potpie supper. Eat in or take out available if containers provided. Free-will offering to benefit A Small Hand. Information: 459-4899 or www.mvplutherans.org.

• Salem Church of the Brethren, Stephens City: soup and sandwich community meal from 4 to 7 p.m. Free- will offering.


The following bazaars and craft sales will be held on Saturday:

• Reliance United Methodist Church: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch available. Benefits United Methodist Women’s Missions.

• My Church: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 23749 Old Valley Pike, Woodstock. Bake sale, lunch sold. Benefits Keep the Change Food Pantry. Space rentals/reservations: $25, 540-660-3069.

• St. John’s United Methodist Church, Edinburg: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Hand-made items, seasonal decorations, baked goods. Lunch available. Benefits local missions.

• Bennetts Chapel United Methodist Church: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 839 Rivermont Drive, Front Royal. Homemade crafts, bake sale, quilt auction. Lunch available.

• Columbia Furnace United Methodist Church, Edinburg: 7 a.m.-noon, indoor yard sale. Benefits outreach ministries.

• Strasburg American Legion Post 77: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., indoor yard sale. Holiday crafts, baked goods. Sponsor: Ladies Auxilliary.

• Samuels Public Library, Front Royal: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., book and bake sale.


The Woodstock Lions Club will observe White Cane Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Walmart and Food Lion in Woodstock.

Lions Club members will be collecting used eyeglasses and hearing aids along with donations to support the sight/hearing impaired in the Valley.

Craft shows

The following fall and holiday craft shows will be held this weekend:

• Clarke County Parks and Recreation, Berryville: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Over 50 vendors.

• Shenandoah Germanic Heritage Museum: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Keller House, 11523 Back Road, Toms Brook. Hand-made items, artisan demonstrations, live music.


A Vera Bradley, Premier Designs and Thirty-One Bingo will be held Saturday at the John H. Enders Fire Hall in Berryville to benefit the Blue Ridge Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship.

Bingo starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Proceeds will provide scholarships for students with special needs and funds to help care for the therapy horses and ponies.

Tickets, information: Margie Youngs at 540-533-2777 or brcthinc@hotmail.com.


Belle Grove Plantation south of Middletown will host an antiques appraisal fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Appraisals will be done on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost for verbal appraisals will be $10 for one item and $25 for three items. There will also be a special exhibit, “Yesterdays, Todays & Tomorrows: NeedleArts Marking Time” and tours of the Manor House.

Information: 540-869-2028 or info@bellegrove.org.

Food drive

Restore Hope House will hold a Pack the Pantry food drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 117 E. King St., Strasburg. Food and monetary donations accepted.


The NAACP Warren-Page Branch will host a Blessing of the Badges for all area first responders from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Warren County Community Center, 538 Villa Ave., Front Royal.

The Rev. Bessie Taylor Jett and Dr. Charles Lickson will officiate. Refreshments served.


Bowman Library in Stephens City will host a free showing of the family film “Little House on the Prairie” and picnic from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Those attending are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and blanket. Library teens will be serving popcorn and lemonade. Information: 540-869-9000.


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