Community Events: Jan. 12

Card shower

A card shower is planned for Guy A. Baker, who will celebrate his 90th birthday Monday. Send cards to 138 Shannon Ave., Mount Jackson, Virginia 22842.

Knitting Guild

Shenandoah Knitting Guild will hold its annual Swap Meet  at 10:30 a.m. today at First Christian Church in Winchester. All knitters welcome. Information:

Support Groups

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups, for adults with various types of mental illnesses and are guided by National Alliance on Mental Illness certified peer facilitators, will hold the following meetings:

Front Royal: first and third Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Warren Memorial Hospital, 1000 N. Shenandoah Ave. Use main entrance, go to the basement and follow signs to the cafeteria – conference room is next to the cafeteria.

Luray/Page County:  first and third Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., Page Memorial Hospital, 200 Memorial Drive. Park and enter at the main entrance, turn left to the Administrative Board Room and look for meeting sign.

Winchester: Weekly on Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., Winchester Medical Center VH System Support Building, 220 Campus Blvd, Ground Floor Conference Room No. 1.

Winchester: Weekly on Mondays, 12-1:30 p.m. NAMI NSV office, 411 N. Cameron St., second floor.

Woodstock:  Contact the NAMI NSV office for time and location.

Information: 540-533-1832 or

• The Brain Injury Support Group will meet 6:30-8:00 p.m. January 18 at the Shenandoah University Health Professions Building, 1849 Amherst Street in Winchester. The group meets the third Thursday of the month. Information: contact Kathleen Mancini at or Betty Friant at 540-550-1784.

Electric Cooperative

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s The Power of Change application is now available online at or at any REC office. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply for funds that have been donated by REC customers.


The Frederick County Extension office will host a two-day ServSafe Manager’s Course from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Feb. 23 at MidAtlantic Farm Credit in Winchester. Cost is $150 if received by a Feb. 2 deadline and groups of 10 or more pay a reduced rate. Information/registration: 540-665-5699.

Library closings

The library will be closed Monday, January 15th for Martin Luther King Day. The library will resume regular hours Tuesday, January 16th.

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.

• The Bread of Life Food Pantry in Woodstock will distribute food 1:00-4:00 p.m. January 16 and January 18. If you have not scheduled an appointment time, call Bill Decker at 540-459-1928 to set up an appointment.

Business luncheon

The Strasburg Chamber of Commerce will host Women In Business luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. January 17 at the Historical Homemaker Bakery and Cafe, next to the Emporium in Strasburg.  Women of all levels of business are welcome to attend and Chamber membership is not required. Non-members may attend for $10 plus the cost of their lunch; Chamber members pay only for their lunch.  RSVP required. Information/RSVP: 540-465-3187 or

4-H show

Open meeting for the 4-H/FFA Livestock Show and Sale at 7:00 p.m. January 18 in the Board of Supervisors meeting room at the County Government Center. Information: 540-459-6140.


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