Community News & Events: Feb. 2

Caregiver Support

The Shenandoah County Department of Social Services hosts a monthly Caregiver Support Group the first Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. If you are a caregiver for an individual eighteen or older and would like to join others in the same situation, come to the agency for light refreshments and an informal support group. The next group is on Wednesday.  For questions or additional information, please contact Suzanne Brooks at 540-459-6905.

Diabetes Program

Warren Memorial Hospital’s Diabetes Management Program will host a free community education program, “It’s About the Maintenance, Not the Mileage,” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the conference room on the 3rd floor of Warren Memorial Hospital. In recognition of American Heart Month, cardiac nurse and educator Dana Morrison will discuss heart wellness and the links between Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

There is a strong correlation between the two diseases. Those with Type 2 diabetes have a two to six times greater risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke, due to the impact diabetes has on blood vessels. Dana is an experienced nurse and engaging speaker and welcomes questions.

For more information, call Diabetes Management at 540-636-0314.

Auditions

Do you love to sing? Please consider joining The Masterworks Chorus of the Shenandoah Valley at our meet and greet auditions at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Woodstock. We are especially in need of altos and basses! For more information, visit masterworkschorus.net or contact us at svmasterworks@gmail.com

Fundraiser

The Strasburg FFA is holding a strawberry fundraiser. Orders must be placed by Feb. 26 with fruit coming in the week of March 12.  Pound cake and bacon will also be available for purchase. Information: 540-465-3875.

4-H Club

The Shenandoah County 4-H Presentation Contest will be held at 9 a.m. Feb. 10 at the Shenandoah County Extension office in Woodstock. Information: 540-459-6140.

Library

The Shenandoah County Library will be hosting a Black History Month Program at the library at 7 p.m., Feb. 12.

This year’s program is entitled “Historically Black Churches in Shenandoah County: A Community History.” It will feature archivist Zachary Hottel who will focus on the local religious institutions that served the needs of the county’s African American population, especially during the period of legal and social segregation.

This will be an entertaining and interactive event that will interest individuals of all ages. The program is free and open to the public and will be held in the county library,  514 Stoney Creek Blvd.,  Edinburg.

For more information, contact archivist Zachary Hottel at 540-984-8200

Day of Caring

United Way of Front Royal-Warren County is accepting applications for client projects for the 2018 Day of Caring. This year’s event is April 6.

During the Day of Caring volunteers do a variety of work to help clients, including home repairs, cleaning, painting and yardwork.

The clients are Warren County residents who have an income that is at or below 200 percent of poverty guidelines. The homes selected must not be in the process of being prepared for sale.

Client applications are being accepted through March 2. Pick up applications at the United Way, 134 B Peyton St., Front Royal, or online at frontroyalunitedway.org.

To volunteer, contact the United Way at info@frontroyalunitedway.org or 540-635-3636.

Dean’s List

Benjamin Fleming, a freshman at George Mason University College of Humanities and Social Sciences, earned a spot on the Dean’s List for the fall 2017 semester.

Samuels Library

Samuels Library in Front Royal will host a Winter Foam Craft Fest 4:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 8 for ages 6-12.  Enjoy wintry stories and crafts. Information/registration: 540-635-3153.

Samuels Library in Front Royal will host a program on “The History of Front Royal: World War I” 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday. Patrick Farris, director of the Warren County Heritage Society, will present a program on life and the impact of World War I in Front Royal, including a glimpse into the lives of African-Americans who participated in the war. Information/registration: 540-635-3153.

Dance

Hearthstone School in Sperryville will host its annual Valentine’s Dinner and Dance, “All You Need is Love”, 6-9:30 p.m. Feb. 9.  Live music featuring Beatles tunes performed by Grass Fed begins at 7 p.m.  Italian buffet for $25 per person and $10 for children 18 and under.  Call or email in advance for table reservations: 540-987-9212 or info@hearthstoneschool.org.

Concert

Friends of Handley Regional Library will host the final concert of the season for “A Little Noon Music” at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 9. The concert will feature the local group Winchester Celtic Circle in the Robinson Auditorium. Information: Barbara Dickinson at 540-662-6046, ext 31 or friends@handleyregional.org.

Spaghetti Dinner

The Woodstock Fire Department will hold an All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner 4-7 p.m. Feb. 9. Choice of meat or meatless sauce. A free will offering will be accepted to benefit the new truck fund.

Pancake Breakfasts

The Boyce Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Valentine’s Day pancake breakfast 7 a.m.-12 p.m. Feb. 10.  Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for ages 5-12, and under five eat for free.

The Riverton United Methodist Church will hold a Pancake Breakfast 7-11 a.m. Feb. 10 in the Fellowship Hall in the back of the church. A good will offering will be accepted. The Methodist Men will be doing the cooking.

Class

Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host an advanced PowerPoint class 1-3 p.m. Feb. 10 and 17. The class is designed to introduce attendees to common transition and animation effects in a PowerPoint presentation. Information: 540-635-3153.

FFA

On Jan. 18, the Stonewall Jackson FFA chapter was visited by the 2017-2018 state FFA officers, Melissa Ruhlman and Chris Kuhler, for team-building exercises. Stonewall’s current team officers Lindsay Zirkle, Faith Dellinger, Rhonie Miller, Darcey Bennett, Emily Rexrode, and Mindi Freed completed team building activities, such as leading fellow officers through the treacherous “snowball pit” to teaching the officers about trust, teamwork, and listening to peers.

 

 

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