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Community News & Events: Jan. 16

Diabetes

The registration deadline for the  Virginia Cooperative Extension/Lord Fairfax Health District  Diabetes Prevention Program is today.  The program will be held from5:30-6:30 p.m. starting Jan. 23 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Winchester and from noon to 1 p.m. starting Jan. 25 at the Warren County Government Center in Front Royal. The group will meet every Tuesday for four months and transition into bi-weekly and monthly meetings for a total of 12 months. The program will offer individualized lifestyle coaching to reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes. It is free for uninsured individuals and those receiving Medicaid benefits but others may enroll for $90.  Information/registration: contact Rebecca Davis at rdavis58@vt.edu or 540-665-5699.

Library

Mount Jackson Library and the Mount Jackson Museum will hold a special event from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Mount Jackson Town Hall to celebrate the digitization of 500 historic photographs by William Hoyle Garber of Mount Jackson. Admission is free.

4-H 

The Shenandoah County 4-H Council will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Extension office in Woodstock. Information: 540-459-6140.

Dinner

The Edinburg Fire Company will hold a fried chicken dinner at 11  a.m. until sold out on Sunday. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children.

Quilters

The Shenandoah Valley Quilters Guild will hold a meeting and a live auction at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Sunnyside Room at Sunnyside Retirement Community, 100 Sunnyside Drive, Harrisonburg.  Fabric, patterns, tools and related items will be auctioned off to benefit Guild programs and projects.  “Show and Tell,” raffle, and refreshments in the morning.  Tickets for this year’s raffle quilt are now available for purchase from Guild members. Information: www.svqg.org.

Workshop

Samuels Library in Front Royal will host a Bridge Project Postcard Workshop from 10 a.m. -noon Saturday.  Join artist Tammy Ruggiero and writer Heather Davis in creating postcards that will be incorporated into a wooden slat bridge and displayed at an upcoming celebration event. Information: 540-635-3153.

Library

The New Market Library Adult Program, “Piecing Together the Pieces of a Tale,” will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday. Guest speaker Brent L. Kendrick will chronicle the history of a Strasburg crock that was spared by troops in the Civil War.

Services

Rabbi Peter Grumbacher will lead Erev Shabbat services at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Beth El Congregation in Winchester. Guest speaker will be H. Kenneth Hill, the former U.S. ambassador to Bulgaria. He will speak about how Bulgaria saved Jews from the Holocaust during World War II. Information: BethElVaOffice@gmail.com or 540-667-1043.

Dinner

The Toms Brook Volunteer Fire Department will hold a chili dinner starting at 4 p.m. Saturday. A free will offering will be accepted.

Service

St. John’s Lutheran Church in Winchester will host “Mocha and a Message” at 6 p.m. Saturday in the social hall. Enjoy a contemporary worship service with coffee (and other beverages) and dessert. There is no charge for this family friendly event but a free-will offering will be collected to benefit community outreach. Bingo will be played following the service.

Class

Rabbi Peter Grumbacher will lead “Introduction to Judaism for Potential Jews-By-Choice” from 9-10:15 a.m. Saturday  at Beth El Congregation in Winchester. Torah study will begin at 10:15 a.m. Information: BethElVaOffice@gmail.com or 540-667-1043.

Breakfast

St. Luke Brethren Church, Back Road, Woodstock, will hold a breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Saturday. A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit the church building fund.

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