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Community News & Events: Nov. 17

Showers

• A card shower is planned for Jane Sager, who will celebrate her birthday Tuesday. Cards can be sent to P.O. Box 323, Edinburg 22824.

• A card shower is planned for Graham Conner, who will celebrate his 94th birthday Nov. 23. Cards can be sent to him c/o Consulate Health Care, 803 S. Main St., Woodstock 22664.

• A card shower is planned for Rebecca Feller, who will celebrate her 90th birthday Nov. 24. Cards can be sent to 1892 Jadwyn Road, Maurertown 22644.

Vigil

A community candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. today at the Gazebo on Main Street in Front Royal in memory of child abuse victims.

The vigil is being held in response to the child that was killed Nov. 8 in Warren County.

Meal

Tuesday by 3 p.m. is the deadline to request to have a Thanksgiving meal delivered to Strasburg residents who are alone or unable to attend the town’s community meal on Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Strasburg Christian Church.

A free-will donation will be accepted to benefit the Strasburg Local Relief Fund. Home deliveries can be requested by calling 540-465-3547.

Library

Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg will host a Thanksgiving family story time program from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday featuring Miss Erica and her puppet friend, Hedgie the hedgehog for ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers. Information: 984-8200.

Competition

Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester will host the final round of the Student Soloists competition at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Armstrong Concert Hall.

Students will compete in the divisions of vocal/choral, keyboard and instrumental. Winners will perform with the Symphony Orchestra on Feb. 10. Attendance is free. Information: 540-665-4569 or boxoffice@su.edu.

Library

Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold the following programs for children:

• Makers Club: 4:30 p.m., Tuesday for school-age children. Theme: Be silly.

Food distribution

The Compassion Cupboard will distribute food from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at 533 Burgess St., Strasburg. Information: 465-9476.

Food distribution

The Bread of Life Food Pantry in Woodstock will distribute food from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 540-459-1928.

Meal

Wednesday by 2:30 p.m. is the deadline for people who are alone or unable to get out for a Thanksgiving meal on Thursday to order a dinner sponsored by Liberty Baptist Church in Strasburg as part of the church’s outreach program.

Meals will be delivered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday between Strasburg and Woodstock. Meals can be requested by calling 540-465-8016.

Educators

Beau Dickenson, coordinator of history and social sciences for Rockingham County Public Schools, presented the program “Digging Deeper: Project Based Learning” at the meeting of the Shenandoah Valley chapter of Phi Delta Kappa International on Nov. 14 at Bridgewater College.

Dickenson used examples from a field trip to Farmville where students researched and presented information about desegregation in Virginia. He shared a student-prepared video about the Ewell family in Prince Edward County when the Ewell children enrolled at Park School in Rockingham County.

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