Community News & Events: April 13


Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold the following children’s programs:

  • Makers Club (school-age): 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Earth Day theme.
  • Toddler storytime: 10:15 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday, theme will be about cats.
  • Preschool storytime: 11 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday, theme will be about cats.

Information: 540-635-3153.



The Northwestern Community Services Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Thomas J. Peachy Center, 209 W. Criser Road, Suite 300, Front Royal.



Samuels Public Library will host the Books and Beyond Book Club at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The book to be discussed will be “The Orphan’s Tale” by Pam Jenoff.

Information: 540-635-3153.



The Strasburg Chamber of Commerce will host Women in Business, a mid-day marketing luncheon, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Historical Homemaker Bakery and Café next to the Emporium.

The guest speaker will be Michelle Bixler, economic development and marketing manager for the Town of Strasburg. Chamber membership is not required.

The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members, paid in advance. Registration is required by calling 540-335-6263 or email strasburgcoc@gmail.com.


Daycare fair

The Shenandoah County Department of Social Services will host an information session on how to become a subsidy daycare provider from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at 494 N. Main St., Suite 200, Woodstock.

A representative from Childcare Aware will be available to answer questions. Light snacks and refreshments served. Information: Allison Gregg at 459-6914 or email allison.gregg@dss.virginia.gov.



Strasburg High School will present the musical “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” at 7 p.m. Thursday and April 21 and at 3 p.m. April 22.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students in advance and $7 and $5 at the door.



The Shenandoah County 4-H/FFA Livestock Show and Sale executive committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Extension office in Woodstock. Information: 459-6140.




The Shenandoah Valley chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, a fraternity for educators, in conjunction with local Educators Rising groups, will hold a Chalk Walk at 4 p.m. Thursday at Harrisonburg High School to raise money for scholarships.

Afterward, the fraternity will meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. at Traditions Restaurant in Harrisonburg. Scholarships will be presenting to future teachers. The guest speaker will be English Jackson from Bridgewater College, a previous scholarship recipient.

The cost for dinner is $15 and reservations are required by emailing Dale MacAllister at dale22850@aol.com.

Donations to the scholarship fund in honor or in memory of an educator can be made by calling Karen at 740-8589 or email her at kswhetzel@gmail.com.



A member of Congressman Bob Goodlatte’s staff will hold open door community office hours Thursday at the following locations for citizens to discuss any problems they might have with the federal government or to hear their views or current issues before Congress:

  • Woodstock: 9:30-11 a.m., Town Hall, 135 N. Main St.
  • Strasburg: noon-1 p.m., Town Hall, 174 E. King St.



Handley Regional Library in Winchester will host a lecture by Dr. Rex Ellis, associate director for Curatorial Affairs with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Information: 540-662-9041.


Brain injury

The Brain Injury Recovery Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Shenandoah University Health Professions building on the Winchester Medical Center campus. Information: Kathleen Mancini at TBI@mindspring.com or Betty Friant at 540-550-1784.



Strasburg Assembly of God will host a ladies mini retreat from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 21 at 556 Ash St.

The guest speaker will be Sue Dodge, an inductee into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

The retreat is free but pre-registration is requested by calling Pastor Dot at 540-869-5081, 540-622-7952 or email dgholdren@shentel.net or Judy Hochard at 540-335-5097.



Selah Theatre Project will hold auditions for its July performances of Zombie Prom from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21 at 30 E. 8th St., Front Royal.

Preparation will be a one-minute musical theatre song.

Information: email latasha@selahtheatreproject.org.


College news

Dakota Funkhouser, of Strasburg, has been named to the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Shepherd University.

Students eligible for membership are second-semester juniors in the upper five percent of their class and the upper 10 percent of seniors.



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