Community News & Events: March 5


A card shower is planned for Paul Miller, who celebrated his 78th birthday Saturday. Cards can be sent to 491 N. Water St., Woodstock, Virginia 22664.



Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host the following programs this month:

  • English as a second language course: 10 a.m.-noon, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. The course is free.
  • Hello Computer (for adults): 1-2 p.m., Tuesdays.

Information, registration: 540-635-3153 or


Clarke County Library in Berryville will hold preschool story-time programs for ages 3 and up from 10:30 to 11 a.m. each Tuesday in March. Information: 540-955-5144.


Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock will host a public blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Walk-ins accepted but appointments are encouraged. Sign up at


Middletown Volunteer Fire and Rescue will host bingo games each Tuesday. Doors open at 5 p.m. with early bird games followed by regular bingo at 7 p.m. Concessions and free tea and coffee available.

Admission is a $15 minimum. Special games are extra.


The Hamburg Ruritan Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel Lutheran Church in Edinburg.


The Shenandoah County Extension office in Woodstock has scheduled the following meetings:

  • Seven Bends 4-H Shooting Education Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Round Hill Church of the Brethren in Toms Brook.
  • Edinburg FCE Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Extension office.
  • County 4-H Goat Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria at Central High School in Woodstock.
  • Little North Mountain 4-H Shooting Education Club will hold a re-organizational meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at Liberty Baptist Church in Strasburg.

Information: 540-459-6140.

Beth El

Rabbi Peter Grumbacher will lead Shabbat services at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Beth El Congregation, 520 Fairmont Avenue, Winchester. Services will celebrate International Women’s Day with poems and readings.

On Saturday, he will lead Introduction to Judaism for Potential Jews-by-Choice from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Torah study will begin at 10:15 a.m.

A Jewish story club will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday featuring children’s stories.

Information: 540-667-1043 or visit


Open house

The Pine Grove School House will be open for a spring craft open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 80 Pine Grove Road, Strasburg.

Featured will be antiques, Rabe artwork, floral arrangements, primitives, essential oils, crocheted items, Easter candy and more.

Information: Karen Gnegy at 465-4268 or 540-335-6296.



Handley Library will host a Music Together demonstration, an innovative approach to early childhood music education, by Jackie Zito-Edwards from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. Friday.

Information: 540-662-9041 or email


Knitting Guild

The Shenandoah Knitting Guild will meet at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church, 75 Merriman’s Lane, Winchester. The program will be on making items with lace. Information:


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