Community News & Events: Nov. 7

Jim Dubrueler


Sherri L. Thoman will discuss some of the latest natural breakthroughs in the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s at the meeting of the Shenandoah County chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association at 9 a.m. Thursday at Denny’s in Mount Jackson.


Tyre Yancey will talk about the history of silos in the Valley at 3 p.m. Saturday at the New Market Library.

Yancey and his wife, Jane, created a photojournalist’s look at the history of silos and their contribution to local agriculture. The library will be closed except for this program.


Members of the Narrow Passage chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday to place flags on the graves of veterans at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Fairview.

Afterward, members will assist at a Veteran’s Day commemorative program at Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock. Information: 856-3426.


The following area breakfasts will be held Saturday:

• Bennett’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Front Royal: 6-10 a.m., pancake breakfast. Free-will offering.

• Riverton United Methodist Church: 7-11 a.m., pancake breakfast. Free-will offering.

• Reliance United Methodist Church: 7-11 a.m., pancake and sausage breakfast. Cost: $5 for adults, $2 for ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and under.

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

• Front Royal Fire Department with the Paw Patrol: time slots 7, 9 and 11 a.m., sponsored by Front Royal Little League. All you can eat. Limited tickets. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for veterans with Military ID and ages 3 to 8, free for ages 2 and under. Pictures available with Paw Patrol for $5 each or 2 for $8. Benefit: sports equipment. Information: Charlene Thomas at 703-409-5654.

Food collection

Strasburg Boy Scout Troop 5 and Cub Scout packs 28 and 75 will be collecting food from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in Strasburg to benefit Compassion Cupboard. Residents are asked to leave bags or boxes of non-perishable items (no glass) at their door or curbside for pickup. Information: Ginny Hamrick at 540-335-1910.


The following area holiday bazaars will be held Saturday:

• Alpha Delta Kappa teacher’s sorority: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Skyline High School, Front Royal. Over 55 vendors, concessions. Benefits scholarship fund.

• Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Auxiliary: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Lilly Barn at Shenandoah County Fairgrounds, Woodstock. Over 50 crafters and artisans selling jewelry, baskets, soaps and lotions, painted pottery, ceramics, wreaths and one-of-a-kind items.

• Limeton United Methodist Church, Bentonville: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Homemade crafts, baked foods, Christmas “yard sale” table. Sponsor: Limeton Ladies. Information: 540-636-3647.


The Woodstock Eta Chi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, in cooperation with Lowe’s and Sons of the American Legion Squadron 199, will hold an American flag exchange beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Woodstock Lowe’s. Old and tattered flags can be exchanged for new ones, while supplies last.


The following area suppers and dinners will be held this weekend:

• Wakemans Grove Church of the Brethren: starting at 4 p.m., Saturday. Turkey and oyster supper. Free-will offering to benefit community outreach programs. Carryouts: $12. Information: 984-8383 or www.wakemansgrove.com.

• Laurel Hill Christian Church, west of Strasburg: starting at 4 p.m., Saturday, oyster or fried chicken. Oyster dinners: $15 for adults and $7.50 for ages 10 and under. Chicken dinners: $10 or $5.

• Conicville Fire Department: 4-7 p.m., Sunday, Thanksgiving dinner. Free-will offering or donation of canned/nonperishable items to assist local residents.


The Turner Ashby chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday at the home of Debbie Thomas, 541 Kimble Road, Berryville.


The Rock Angels Youth Group of the Church of the Rock in Front Royal will hold a bake sale starting at 8 a.m. Saturday in front of Jennerations Hair Studio in the Royal Plaza Shopping Center. Information: 540-692-6677.


The Humane Society of Warren County will hold its annual Tails and Ales cash party and silent auction fundraiser Saturday at the Front Royal Moose Lodge.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The auction grand prize is $1,000. Tickets, which are $35, are available at the shelter, 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal. Only 250 will be sold. Information, tickets: 540-635-4734.


The Friends of Handley Regional Library will host romance and mystery novelist Andrea Penrose from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the library.

Her lecture is titled “History, Hellions and Heroes: the Allure of Writing Romances and Mysteries Set In Regency England.” A book signing will follow. Information: 540-662-9041.


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

• Books and Barks: 10:10 a.m., for developing readers to relax with a trained therapy dog.

• Aspiring Artists (ages 7-11): 2 p.m. Theme: ‘still life.’


Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will offer the following programs for adults:

• Advanced web design workshop: 1-3:30 p.m., Saturday and Nov.18. Participants need access to a computer with Windows 7, 8 or 10. Space limited. Registration required.

• Nurturing parenting: 11 a.m., Saturday. Free parenting workshops presented by The Laurel Center. The topic will be on ages and stages of development of infants and toddlers.

Information, registration: 540-635-3153.


The Blue Ridge Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship will host a horse health workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 644 Lime Marl Lane, Millwood.

Dr. Jana Froeling of Full Circle Equine Service will be the guest speaker. Topics covered include proper nutrition, acupuncture, chiropractic and homeopathic therapies for improved horse health.

The cost is $75, which includes lunch. Information, registration: Margie Youngs at 540-533-2777, email brcthinc@hotmail.com or visit www.horsehealthworkshop.bpt.me.

Retired teachers meet

James Dubrueler, of Creekside Insurance in Winchester and agent of record for the Virginia Retired Teachers Association, was the guest speaker at the fall meeting of District G Retired Teachers Association at Traditions Restaurant in Harrisonburg recently.

Dubrueler spoke on prescription medicines for both Medicare and private insurance participants. He showed how to access the Medicare.gov website to select the best medicine insurance for those on Medicare.

Library talk

Rainier Vidale, of Basye, gave a talk about growing up on Tangier Island, a remote island off the Eastern Shore of Virginia,  at a program last month sponsored by the New Market Area Library.


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