Community News & Events: Feb. 26


Shenandoah County Master Gardeners will be available to answer home horticulture questions from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the Extension office in Woodstock. Information: 459-6140.



The New Market Library will hold the following story-time programs in March:

  • Books and Babies (ages birth-3): 10 a.m., Friday. The theme will be about stars. Older siblings welcome.
  • The library will celebrate its annual Dr. Seuss Read Across America Day party from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday with face painting, making green eggs and ham, creating a Dr. Seuss hat, a birthday cake and prizes. Snow date: March 9.
  • Preschool story time (ages 3-6): 10 a.m., March 16. The theme will be about stars.

Information: 540-740-8650.



Strasburg Community Library will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a party from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday. Featured will be real-life Dr. Seuss characters, stories, make-your-own Cat-In-The-Hat hat, birthday cake and green eggs and ham. Information: 540-465-8464.



Handley Library in Winchester will hold the following programs for children in March:

  • Dance party (babies, toddlers, preschoolers to age 5 and their grownups): 10:30 a.m., Fridays. Children should wear their favorite shoes Friday for the theme “Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes.” Southern Academy of Irish Dance will be guests for the program on March 16.
  • Family Time (all ages): 10:30 a.m., Saturdays through March 24.• Preschool story time (ages 3-up): 10:30 a.m., Mondays.
  • Baby Time (birth-15 months): 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays.
  • Toddler Time (ages 3-under): 10:30 a.m., Thursdays.
  • Play with a Sheriff (all ages): 4 p.m., March 7.
  • Paws for Reading: 3 p.m., March 8 and 22.
  • Tinkergarten story time (all ages): 10:30 a.m., March 31.

Information: 540-662-9014.


School news

The following students at Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School placed in the Top 10 out of more than 60 entries for their projects in the school’s annual science fair on Feb. 9:

  • Sixth grade: Sarah Starling, SapHest Slime; Audrey Nielsen, Ice is Nice; Jorina Vamboi, Super Duper Sticky Slime.
  • Eighth grade: Cecilia Paredes, Musical Plants; Avatar Copper, Radioactive Decay; Minjun Choi, Rock Killer;

Matt Foreman, How Well Do Dogs Understand English;

Michael Luo, Special Indicator; Josh Fink, Rock Or Pop Yourself to Sleep; Chloe Browning, Nail Yeah!

  • Alternates are Katie Reagan, sixth grade, Colorful Skittles; Shawn Starling, seventh grade, Oil On the Run; Tyler Campbell, eighth grade, Balloon Car.

They will advance to the regional science fair March 8 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg.


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