Community News & Events: April 18


A card shower is planned for Jane Senseney Rhodes, who will celebrate her 75th birthday April 25. Cards can be sent to 397 Royal Ave. Strasburg, Virginia 22657.



The Front Royal/Warren County Relay For Life will host bingo starting at 6:30 p.m. today at the Front Royal Volunteer Fire Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tips will be available for sale. Concessions sold.



Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal will hold its spring concert featuring the band, chorus and handbell choir at 4 p.m. Sunday in Boggs Chapel.

Admission is free. Information: Ed Richards at 540-636-5339 or email erichards@rma.edu.



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 at the NAMI office, 411 N. Cameron St. Winchester. Information: 540-533-1832 or email naminsv@live.com.



Monday is the deadline to register to attend a memorial service and spring dinner sponsored by the Shenandoah County Retired Teacher’s Association on May 2.

Scholarships to future teachers will also be presented. Information, reservations: Maryann Sherry at 540-436-3026 or email maryann@shentel.net.

Shepherd Rescue

The Petfinder Foundation recently awarded a $1,000 emergency medical grant to Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue. The Stephens Cit-based group rescues dogs from high-kill shelters in the South, treats their medical issues and finds them homes.

The grant money was used for surgery to treat Mango, a 9-month old dog hit by a car in Texas. He is recovering in Virginia, getting physical and water therapy, and is available for adoption.

The rescue group is volunteer run, foster based and nonprofit. Since January 2017, they have rescued 519 dogs.

Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue posts its adoptable pets online at www.petfinder.com/shelters/VA761.html.

Information:  www.shenandoahshepherd.org.


Foundation awards

Shenandoah Community Foundation has awarded 26 grants to local nonprofit organizations totaling $55,000.

The following organizations received funding:

American Red Cross-Winchester, $1,000; Shenandoah Valley Lutheran Ministries’ A Small Hand, $2,500; Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, $1,000; Blue Ridge Hospice-Winchester, $4,000; Mt. Olive and Shiloh United Methodist churches’ Enrich Program, $3,000;

Family Promise of Shenandoah County, $1,000; Shenandoah County 4-H, $1,000; Gemeinschaft Home-Harrisonburg, $1,500; Healthy Families Shenandoah County, $2,000; Hamburg Ruritan Club’s Spring Forward Program, $2,000; Humane Society of Shenandoah County, $1,000; Lord Fairfax Community College’s Educational Foundation, $3,000; Shenandoah Valley Lutheran Ministries’ Luke’s Back Pack, $6,000;

Lydia’s Clothes Closet, $500; Response, $3,500; Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging, $5,000; Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter, $5,000; Shenandoah Community Health Clinic, $4,000; Shenandoah County Historical Society, $500; Shenandoah County SEARCH, $1,000;

Shenandoah Education Foundation’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library, $1,000; Northwestern Community Services Board-Sunshine House, $1,000; Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, $2,000; Shen-Paco Industries, $1,00; String of Pearls, $1,000; Valley Educational Center for the Creative Arts, $500.

Information: 459-7737 or visit www.Shenandoahcommunityfoundation.org.



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