Community News & Events: Feb. 8

Card shower

A card shower is planned for Glenn Lichliter Sr., who will celebrate his 100th birthday Feb. 25. Cards can be sent to 445 N. Massanutten St., Strasburg, Virginia 22657.


The Narrow Passage Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 122 E. Court St., Woodstock. Program speaker will be Sheriff Timothy C. Carter. Information: 856-3426.

Movie Night

Salem Church of the Brethren in Stephens City will host a movie night at 7 p.m. Saturday.  Pizza will be available prior to the movie at 6:30 p.m.  A free will offering will be accepted.

Belle Grove

Learn more about volunteering at Belle Grove and come to the Valentine’s Day Dessert Party from 2-4 p.m.  Tuesday at the historic 1797 Manor House.  Belle Grove is seeking volunteers to serve as tour guides and admissions assistants or to help with gardening, preservation projects and special events. Volunteers  meet visitors from around the world, learn about Shenandoah Valley history and heritage, enjoy potluck socials, attend lectures, and participate in occasional bus trips to other historic sites. No experience is necessary. Information and to RSVP to this event: info@bellegrove.org or 540-869-2028. Belle Grove is located at 336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown.


The next Valley Marines group monthly lunch will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Southern Kitchen Restaurant in New Market. This is a group of Marines of all ages and eras who meet monthly to share a meal and enjoy each other’s company. No reservation needed; there is no formal program, no dues and no dress-of-the-day, just a friendly get-together. Contact Tom Rodriguez, 540-809-5547.



The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, a nonprofit concert presenter based in Woodstock and Orkney Springs, was one of 50 arts organizations honored by the Virginia Commission for the Arts during its 50th Anniversary Program in Richmond on Feb. 1.

SVMF Executive Director Dennis Lynch and SVMF Chairwoman Leigh Devier attended the program at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to accept a 50 for 50 Arts Inspiration Award. SVMF was one of eight recipients chosen for the category of Exemplary Program and Pinnacle Events.


Samuels Library in Front Royal will host Future Einsteins  from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday for ages 6-11.  The after-school program is a time for learning, experiments and fun with STEM GEMS and others who love science.  Registration required.  Information/registration: 540-635-3153.

Bowman Library will host an after-school arts and crafts program from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday for ages 8-14. The program will feature guest teachers to introduce folk, textile and traditional arts with a literature connection. Supplies provided. The program will feature a different craft each month. Registration required. Information: Donna Hughes at dhughes@handleyregional.org or 540-869-9000, ext. 215.

Barns of Rose Hill

The Barns of Rose Hill, located in Berryville, has a new exhibit, Inuit Art & Culture,  being displayed in the Lower Gallery. This exhibit includes stone carvings, paintings, and tapestries by indigenous artists from Canada’s northernmost territories. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The Barns has announced a new challenge grant “Program Leadership Partnership.” According to Diana Kincannon, chair of the board, this is a new three-year matching grant for businesses and individuals  that want to partner with the Barns of Rose Hill. The Bank of Clarke County is underwriting and sponsoring this grant.

Information about The Barns of Rose Hill: 540-955-2004 or www.BarnsofRoseHill.org.



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