Community News & Events: Feb. 16

Card Shower

A card shower is planned for Shelba Funk, who will celebrate her 81st birthday Feb. 24. Cards can be sent to 311 Jess Sine Road, Woodstock, Virginia 22664.


During the month of February, Handley Library will host an exhibit of hand fans in the display case in the rotunda.  The fans are from the collection of Dr. Daisy Wilson Goodwin from her travels around the world. Information: contact Becky Ebert at archives@handleyregional.org or 540-662-9041, ext 17.

Bowman Library

Bowman Library in Stephens City will host “Nature Surprises for Kids” for ages 8 and up, from 5-6 p.m., Feb. 21.  The hands-on classes are presented by volunteers of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners Association. Kids will learn about a new topic each month. Registration required. Information: contact Donna Hughes at 540-869-9000, ext. 215 or dhughes@handleyregional.org.

Bowman Library in Stephens City will host a Router Safety Workshop from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Senior network engineer Anthony Jacobin will lead the introduction class on wireless security. Learn the nuts and bolts of wireless technology, ways to secure your router and test the security of a wireless routes. Registration preferred. Information: contact Adrienne Davis at 540-869-9000, ext 212 or adavis@handleyregional.org.


The Edinburg VFW Post 2447 will feature karaoke music by N-Touch Entertainment  from 7-11 p.m. Saturday. Dinner specials are from 5-8 p.m. and include a ribeye, haddock or medium spiced shrimp for $15. Dinners are served with homemade fries and coleslaw. Hall is open to the public and for non-smoking.


Kiwanis Club of Strasburg will host Alison Sloop from the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District at 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Strasburg United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Alison will be speaking about the new community garden at the Strasburg Town Park.

The Blue Ridge Kiwanis of Winchester will meet at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Best Western Lee Jackson Inn’s Perkin’s Restaurant. Guest speaker will be Alicia Spaid of the Sunshine Squad speaking on education efforts concerning Down syndrome.

Community Services

The Northwestern Community Services Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Thomas J. Peachy Center in Front Royal.

4-H Meeting

The Cabin Hill 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 7 p.m. Wedmesdau at the Conicville Fire Hall. Information: 540-459-6140.


Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Woodstock will hold a Lenten Service at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Anna Havron will present the message “Deliverance at the Red Sea.”

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Strasburg will host Mid-week Lenten gatherings on Wednesdays through March 21. A meal will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by a worship service at 6:30 p.m.

Book Club

Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host the Books and Beyond Book Club at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The club will discuss “Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.  Information: 540-635-3153.


Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering “Managing Your Money,” a six-lesson series to help participants take control of their personal finances.  There will be four locations with the class offered from 6-8 p.m.   Cost for the entire series is $15.

•Tuesdays, Feb. 20-April 10 (last 2 are snow dates) at the Warren County Government Center, Front Royal; information: 540-635-4549

•Wednesdays, Feb. 21-April 11 (last 2 are snow dates) at the LFCC Luray-Page Center, Classroom 2, Luray; information: 540-778-5794

•Thursdays, Feb. 22-April  12 (last 2 are snow dates) at the Shenandoah Community Health Clinic, Woodstock; information: 540-459-6140

•Mondays, Feb. 26-April 16 (last 2 are snow dates) at Our Health in Winchester; information: 540-665-5699



The Shenandoah County Tourism Council will meet at noon Tuesday at Southern Kitchen in New Market.



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