Community News & Events: Feb. 24


A card shower is planned for Doris Bowman, who will celebrate her 90th birthday March 4. Cards can be sent to 935 Ox Road, Room 119, Woodstock 22664.


Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Woodstock will hold a Lenten service at 7 p.m. Wednesday.



The Massanutten Antique Tractor and Gasoline Engine Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Edinburg Fire Hall. Information: 436-3652.


Garden club

Students from Stonewall Jackson High School’s FFA Club will present the program at the meeting of the Mount Jackson Garden Club at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Information: Kitty Bolinger at 856-2272 or email



Antioch Church of the Brethren in Woodstock will hold a spring renewal service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.  Students and leaders from Teen Challenge Ministry will share music and testimonials. A free-will offering will be accepted.

Youth Pastor Danny Boyce will lead a revival service for children in grades one through five. Information: 459-3661.



Middletown Mayor Charles Harbaugh IV will talk about his collection of antique license plates at the meeting of Blue Ridge Kiwanis of Winchester at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Best Western-Lee Jackson Inn in Perkin’s Restaurant.


La Leche

La Leche, a support group for breastfeeding mothers, will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bowman Library in Stephens City. No registration required. Information: 540-869-9000.



Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold the following story-time programs during March:

  • Baby Time (birth-15 months): 11 a.m., Thursdays.
  • Preschool story time (ages 3-up): 11 a.m., Saturdays.
  • Toddler Time (ages 3-under): 11 a.m., Mondays.
  • Storycrafters (all ages): 6 p.m., Tuesdays.
  • Story time: 11 a.m., Wednesdays.
  • Paws for Reading with therapy dogs: 1 p.m., March 10 and 24.

Information: 540-869-9000.



Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host “Exploring Computers” for adults from 1 to 2 p.m. each Thursday in March for intermediate computer users. Information: 540-635-3153 or



Clarke County Library in Berryville will host StoryArt from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Thursdays in March for ages 5-10.

Information: 540-955-5144.


Teen arts night

Bowman Library in Stephens City will host a teen arts night from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Information: 540-869-9000.


Construction club

Handley Library will host the following Construction Club meetings in March for all ages:

  • Thursdays: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays: 4-5 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 11-11:30 a.m.



The Shenandoah County Extension office has announced the following meetings:

  • 4-H Exchange Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the courtroom of the Historic Courthouse in Woodstock.
  • 4-H/FFA steer weigh-in will be held 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. March 3 at the county fairgrounds in Woodstock.

Information: 459-6140.



The Winchester chapter of Trout Unlimited will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Red Cross office at 561 Fortress Drive.

The group will gather for dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Donato’s Touch of Italy Restaurant. The guest speaker will be Dr. Vic Brugh, regional director of Reel Recovery, an organization founded in 2003 offering flyfishing opportunities to men battling brain cancer.

Information: Bill Prokopchak at 540-722-2620 or visit


Book club

Favorite books by Alan Furst will be discussed at the meeting of Brown Bag with Books Book Club from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville. Information:




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