Community News & Events: April 17
Greg Reynolds, project manager supporting FEMA, will be the speaker at the meeting of Blue Ridge Kiwanis of Winchester at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at Perkins Restaurant, Winchester.
Bingo will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at Laurel Hill Christian Church in Strasburg. Admission is $3. Proceeds benefit SHS Transition Program.
Limeton United Methodist Church in Bentonville will hold a yard and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Soup also available.
The breakfast planned for Saturday at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church to benefit the North Mountain Lutheran Parish Relay for Life Team has been canceled.
The Strasburg Fire Department will sponsor quarter bingo from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the fire hall. Food available. Door prizes. Benefit: Auxiliary. Information: 540-758-3384.
North Warren Fire & Rescue will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday on Rockland Road, Front Royal.
The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 4-12 and free for children 3 and younger.
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.
Front Royal Church of the Brethren will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children and free for ages 4 and under. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
Over 70 vendors will be at the Clarke County Parks and Recreation outdoor spring craft show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville. Information: 540-955-5147.
The North Shenandoah Ruritan Club will hold its annual charity auction starting at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lebanon Church Community Center.
Donations are being accepted. Food will be available starting at noon. Proceeds benefit the Strasburg Compassion Cupboard Food Bank, the community center and the Ruritan club.
Information, donation pickup: 540-465-5959, 465-9413 or 571-259-9716.
Handley Library in Winchester will hold the following programs Saturday:
- Knitting for first-timers (ages 16-up): 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free needles and yarn provided. Registration required.
- Family storytime: 10:30 a.m.
- Construction Club: 11 a.m.
- Library tours: 1 p.m.
- Stitch a Story: 1 p.m., registration required.
- Magic the Gathering Club: 3 p.m.
Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold the following children’s programs:
- Game night (middle- and high-schoolers): 5:30 p.m., Friday.
- Chess (teens and tweens): 10 a.m., Saturday.
- One thousand books before kindergarten graduation: 11 a.m., Saturday.
- Storytime (ages 3-up): 11 a.m., Saturday.
- Paws for Reading: 1 p.m., Saturday.
- Dungeons & Dragons (ages 12-older): 1 p.m., Saturday.
The Friends of Handley Regional Library will host author Nancy L. Johnston who will give a talk titled “When You’re Too Busy Taking Care of Other People” from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the library.
Sustainability Matters will host a garden talk led by Paula Brownlee, who will discuss herbs as delicious additions to your garden and kitchen from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville.
The talk will be followed by a social hour, question and answer period, hands-on demos and a garden swap (bring plants, seeds etc. to share with others). Information: www.facebook.com/sustainabilitymattersVA.
The Warren County chapter of the Izaak Walton League will hold a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Southern States in Front Royal. Proceeds benefit Warren County student scholarships.
The Mt. Olive United Methodist Church Women will host a breakfast starting at 8 a.m. Saturday at the church on Back Road in Toms Brook. A free will offering will be accepted to benefit UMW missions.
The Star Tannery Volunteer Fire Department will host a barbecued chicken or country ham dinner starting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under.
The Shenandoah Valley Quilters Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Sunnyside Retirement Community in Harrisonburg.
Award-winning quilter Josephine Millet will show and discuss quilt patterns that are quick, effective and ideal for gifting.
Members and guests are invited to bring a brown-bag lunch and stay for an afternoon of sewing for others.
Rabbi Grumbacher will lead an introduction to Judaism for potential Jews-by-choice from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Beth El Congregation in Winchester. Torah study will begin at 10:15 a.m.
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold the following children’s programs Saturday:
- Movie (ages 5-up): 11 a.m., featuring “Coco.”
- Discuss This (ages 12-18): 2 p.m., featuring an 80’s-themed movie, dress for the era and enjoy a makeover. Refreshments.
First Church of Columbia Furnace in Edinburg will hold a sloppy ham potpie dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Carryout dinners are $6, carryout quarts are $7 and country ham sandwiches are $3. A free-will offering will be accepted for dine-in only. Proceeds benefit the building fund.
The Front Royal Oratorio Society will present two performances of their spring concert “Heaven and Earth” featuring the “Requiem” by John Rutter and a variety of sacred hymns at 4 p.m. Saturday at Braddock Street United Methodist Church in Winchester and 4 p.m. Sunday at Front Royal Presbyterian Church.
An offering will be received. Information: 540-635-4842 or www.fros.online.
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