Community News & Events: March 13


  • A card shower is planned for Reba Foster, who will celebrate her 73rd birthday Wednesday. Cards can be sent to her in care of Consulate Health Care, 803 S. Main St., Woodstock, Virginia 22664.
  • A card shower is planned for Clayton Smoot, who will celebrate his 81st birthday Saturday. Cards can be sent to 2874 Saumsville Road, Maurertown, Virginia 22644.


Support group

The Brain Injury Recovery Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Shenandoah University Health Professions building (behind Winchester Medical Center), 1775 N. Sector Court, Winchester.

Information: Kathleen Mancini at TBI@mindspring.com or Betty Friant at 540-550-1784.



The following area breakfasts will be held Saturday:

  • North Warren Fire and Rescue, Front Royal: 7-11 a.m., all-you-can-eat pancakes. Cost: $8 adults, $4 ages 4-12, free for ages 3 and younger.
  • St. Luke Brethren Church, Back Road, Woodstock: 7-10 a.m., free-will offering.
  • Grace United Methodist Church, Middletown: 7-11 a.m., pancakes. Cost: $6 adults, $3 for ages under 12.


Yard sale

The Front Royal Church of the Brethren will host an indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to benefit Relay for Life/American Cancer Society.



The annual meeting of the Flat Rock Cemetery Association will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the church social hall in New Market. Inclement weather date is March 24.



Handley Library will host the monthly stitching adventure Stitch A Story from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday for ages 10 and older.

Attendees and adults are welcome to take a stitch on the community tapestry project. Information: 540-662-9041.



Clarke County Library in Berryville will host Paws for Reading from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday for youth to read to a canine therapy tutor. Information: 540-955-5144.



Sustainability Matters will host the garden talk “Plants are Cliquish Too: Fun with Companion Planting” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville.

The talk will be led by Master Gardener Sari Carp followed by a social hour and garden stuff swap. Those attending are encouraged to bring plants, seeds, tools or books to share and swap. Information: www.facebook.com/sustainabilitymattersVA.



The Friends of Handley Regional Library will sponsor a staged reading of the play “Broke” by Julian Robertson from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. The play contains adult language. Information: 540-662-9041.



The Fort Valley Volunteer Fire Department will hold a ham and oyster supper from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

The cost is $17 for adults and $7 for children 10 and under. Takeouts available. Dessert donations welcome. Information: www.fortvalleyfiredepartment.com.



St. Mary’s Pine Lutheran Church in Mount Jackson will hold a St. Patty’s buffet supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday featuring traditional Irish food.

The cost is $15 per person and $6 for ages 3-12. Reservations required. Information, reservations 856-3041, 410-310-0874 (call or text) or email stmaryspine@gmail.com.



The First Baptist Church Relay for Life team will hold a chicken barbecue starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Woodstock at Rite Aid and Tractor Supply.

The cost is $4 per half. Pre-orders must be picked up by 11 a.m. Pre-orders: George Brinkley, 459-2507 or 540-335-2545.



The Strasburg Fire Department will sponsor quarter bingo from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Door prizes, food available. Sponsor: Auxiliary. Information: 540-758-3384.



CLEAN Inc. (Community and Law Enforcement Against Narcotics) will sponsor its first annual Play for Prevention basketball tournament between local high school players and law enforcement officials from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Shenandoah University Athletic Center, 1460 University Drive, Winchester.

Admission is $5 and free for children under 3 years old. Information: www.cleaninc.org.



The Shenandoah Valley Quilters Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Sunnyside Retirement Community in Harrisonburg.

There will be a business meeting, show and tell, raffle and program by Pat Delaney, winner of numerous color awards from Vermont Quilt, Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival to The Gathering. Information: www.svqg.org.



The Millbrook High School Band Boosters will hold its annual spring bazaar and craft show from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Millbrook High School, 251 First Woods Drive, Winchester.



The Lebanon-St. Stephen’s Community Choir, under the direction of Marcy Bauserman, will present its annual Easter concerts at 7 p.m. Saturday at Walnut Springs Christian Church at Oranda and Sunday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Fishers Hill.

Future concerts will be held March 24 at Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church in Wheatfield and March 25 at Toms Brook United Methodist Church.



Bowman Library in Stephens City will host a free family film and picnic from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday showing the movie “Pete’s Dragon.”

Those attending are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and blanket. Library teens will be serving popcorn and lemonade. Information: 540-869-9000.



Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold a spring craft workshop on pinecone flowers at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Registration required by calling 540-635-3153.



Sarah Cohen, founder of Route 11 Potato Chips, will talk about starting a business at the final Long Branch Speaker Series at 6 p.m. Sunday in Millwood.

Tickets are $25. Seating is limited. Reservations, information: 540-837-1856 or www.visitlongbranch.org.



Graveside decorations at Toms Brook Cemetery need to be removed by Saturday for the mowing season. Donations are also needed to fund the cost of maintaining the cemetery. Donations may be sent to Judy Taylor, 80 Sanitary Lane, Toms Brook, Virginia 22660.



The Woodstock Museum is seeking volunteers to serve as docents for the 2018 season.

Volunteer docents will act as hosts at either the Marshall House or the Wickham House in downtown Woodstock. Individuals are asked to commit to one three-hour shift each month from May through September.

Information: Barbara Kesser at 459-3946 or email bk@springhollowantiques.com.



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