Community News & Events: March 7


Brother Duke McCaffrey, of Oak Hill Church of the Brethren, will speak at a spring renewal service at 6:30 p.m. today at Antioch Church of the Brethren west of Woodstock on Senedo Road. The Oak Hill Choir will provide special music.

A children’s revival service will also be held for youth in grades one through eight. A nursery will be available. Information: 540-459-3661.



The Great Relationships Start Here program scheduled for Saturday at Samuel Public Library in Front Royal has been postponed.



Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter will sponsor pottery bingo starting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Woodstock Presbyterian Church.

Pottery includes works by local artists Kary Haun, Susie Wilburn, Barbarah Robertson and George Jetter.

Tickets are $30, which includes 20 bingo cards. Additional cards may be purchased. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Refreshments will be available to purchase. Door prizes awarded. Information, tickets: 540-459-3212.



Reliance United Methodist Church will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The cost is $5 for adults, $2 for ages 5-12 and free for children under 5.



The Toms Brook Volunteer Fire Department will host a spring arts and crafts bazaar from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Food will be available.



Mt. Clifton United Methodist Church near Mount Jackson will offer a special worship service for children in kindergarten through grade five at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The “Children’s Church” will be held each Sunday during the regular worship service. Information: Glenna at 540-984-9343.



Edinburg VFW Post 2447 will hold its first chicken barbecue of the season from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The cost is $4 per half. Pre-orders accepted.



Sustainability Matters, a new collaborative of individuals and organizations working together toward public education and community building in gardening, nature and environmental awareness, will sponsor a Spring Green Walk from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Thompson Wildlife Management Area on Freezeland Road in Linden.

Information: 540-459-8550 or email



The NAMI Family and Friends Support Group, for family, friends and caregivers of adults with various types of mental illness, will meet from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday and March 25 at 411 N. Cameron St., Winchester, second floor. Meetings are held each month on the second and fourth Sunday. Information: 540-533-1832 or email



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

  • Fort Valley 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Community Center.
  • New Market 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Reformation Lutheran Church.
  • District 4-H Leaders and 4-H All Stars will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Extension office.

Information: 540-459-6140.



The Lebanon-St. Stephen’s Community Choir, under the direction of Marcy Bauserman, will present its annual Easter concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at Lebanon Lutheran Church.

Future concerts will also be held on the following schedule:

  • March 17: Walnut Springs Christian Church.
  • March 18: Emmanuel, Fishers Hill.
  • March 24: Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church, Wheatfield.
  • March 25: Toms Brook United Methodist Church.


Ed Tooma, of Shenandoah 17 Royal Arch Masonic chapter in Edinburg, presented Robert “Bob” Artz with a 50-year certificate, lapel pin and life membership card during a Feb. 19 ceremony.


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