Community News & Events: Nov. 14


• A card shower is planned for James and Mollie Painter, who will celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary Thursday. Cards can be sent to 194 Johnson Road, Toms Brook, Virginia 22660.

• A get-well card shower is planned for Barbara Rinker. Cards can be sent to her c/o Consulate Health Care, 803 S. Main St., Room 223, Woodstock, Virginia 22664.

• A get-well card shower is planned for Susan Rinker. Cards can be sent to her c/o Consulate Health Care, 803 S. Main St., Room 226, Woodstock, Virginia 22664.


The location of the “New Legislative” luncheon on Wednesday sponsored by the Strasburg Chamber of Commerce has been changed.

The luncheon will be held at Wayside Inn in Middletown.

Guest speakers include Middletown Mayor Charles Harbaugh and re-elected Dennis Morris, Shenandoah County Supervisor for District 5.

The cost is $15 for Chamber members and $20 for non-members. Information, reservations: 540-465-3187 or email strasburgcoc@gmail.com.


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

• Winchester chapter of the Women of the Moose: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Moose lodge. Door prizes, food sold.

• Millbrook High School, Winchester: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Sponsor: Band Boosters. Over 40 vendors, handcrafted items, small furniture, baked goods, henna tattoo artist, concessions, Kid Zone play area, raffles.

• Bethel Community Center, Front Royal. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday. Sponsor: Bethel United Methodist Church. Handmade items, Santa’s workshop, baked goods, homemade soups and sandwiches.

• Browntown Community Center and Baptist Church fellowship hall: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. Baked goods, 40 vendors, 2018 Browntown calendar. Breakfast and lunch sold. Information: Joanne Koszyk at 540-551-3815.

• Stonewall Jackson High School, Mount Jackson: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday. Arts and crafts, handmade goods, up-cycled goods, baked goods, concessions, raffles. Information: Summer Baker at 540-335-5008 or semones_77@yahoo.com.

• Round Hill Ruritan Club, 164 Poorhouse Road, Winchester: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday; Unique Sweets bake sale noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Rental spaces: $15. Information: Cyndi at 540-333-2851.


Extension Master Gardener Carolyn Wilson will present the program “Joy to Your Houseplants: Tips for the Holidays and Beyond” at the meeting of the Mount Jackson Garden Club at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Information: Kitty Bolinger at 540-856-2272.


The Strasburg Fire Dept Auxiliary bingo scheduled for Saturday has been canceled.


Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville will sponsor a free student art workshop led by Tim Chambers, a professional portrait and landscape painter and author, from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday for middle- and high-school students.

Registration: 540-955-2004 or www.barnsofrosehill.org. Information: www.iguanaacademy.com or www.timothychambers.com.


A Thanksgiving worship service followed by a free community dinner is planned for Saturday at Middletown Presbyterian Church.

The worship service will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the meal will be served from 1 to 4 p.m. Menu: turkey, vegetables, stuffing, rolls, dessert. A free-will offering will be accepted.


The following dinners will be held Saturday:

• St. Mary’s Pine Lutheran Church, Mount Jackson: 4-7 p.m., free Thanksgiving dinner. Seating by reservation only. Reservations: Karen at 856-3041, 410-310-0874 or email stmaryspine@gmail.com.

• Star Tannery Fire Department: starting at 4:30 p.m., oyster or turkey dinners. Cost: $15 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under.


The following breakfasts will be held Saturday:

• Conicville Volunteer Fire Department: 5-11 a.m. Free-will offering or donation of canned goods/nonperishable items.

• Round Hill Church of the Brethren, Toms Brook: 7-11 a.m. Free-will offering to assist with National Youth Conference expenses.

• North Warren Fire and Rescue, Rockland Road, Front Royal: 7-11 a.m., all-you-can-eat pancakes. Cost: $8 for adults, $4 for ages 4-12 and free for ages 3 and under. Rockland Community Church will be selling apple butter and baked goods.

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


Randolph-Macon Academy’s Drama Department will present “Mulan” in Melton Memorial Gymnasium at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Admission is free. Information: 540-636-5484 or email communications@rma.edu.


St. John’s Lutheran Church will host a free family pizza and paint party at 3 p.m. Saturday at 3623 Back Mountain Road, Winchester. Those attending will be painting a Christmas collage on canvas.

A ‘Mocha and a Message’ contemporary worship service with coffee and desserts will be held at 6 p.m. followed by bingo. A free-will offering will be accepted during the service to benefit community outreach programs.


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.

The cost is $12. Owners should bring previous rabies certificates. Nail trims available for $10. Dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers. Pet owners do not need to be a resident of Warren County. Information: 540-635-4734.


Woodstock United Methodist Church will host a grief seminar “Surviving the Holidays” from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Those attending will learn tips on dealing with emotions, traditions, surviving social events and how to find hope for the future.Information: 540-459-4144 or www.griefshare.org/holidays.


The Shenandoah Valley Quilters Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Sunnyside Retirement Community in Harrisonburg.

Linda Puhle will present a program on quilts and machine quilting. Those attending are to bring a baby picture for a special activity.

Puhle will present an afternoon workshop titled “Beyond Stitch in a Ditch with Your Domestic Machine.” Preregistration: Barbara Cline at 2016-Programs@svqg.org.


Bowman Library in Stephens City will host a free showing of the family film “Hercules” 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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