Community News & Events: April 4


The Humane Society of Shenandoah County will hold a “Painting for Paws” fundraiser from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Woodstock Brewhouse.

The cost is $30. There will also be a kitten shower to prepare for kitten season. Those attending are asked to donate dry or wet kitten food, milk replacement and bottles.

Information, registration: www.eventbrite.com/e/painting-for-paws-tickets-43804898631.



Al Cire, District 3 resource specialist with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, will discuss the 1,066-acre tract of land east of Woodstock and the future hopes for the property at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Heritage Center in Ednburg.

The lecture is part of the Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah Valley series on “Desired Future Conditions of Seven Bends State Park.”

Information: 540-459-8550 or email www.sevenbends.info.



The Shenandoah County Extension office in Woodstock has announced the following meetings will be held:

  • Fort Valley 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Community Center.
  • Toms Brook 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 3 p.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church.
  • New Market 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Reformation Lutheran Church.
  • 4-H Camp counselor training will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Extension office.
  • 4-H Livestock Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wakemans Grove Church of the Brethren.
  • St. Luke-Saumsville 4-H Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Saumsville Chrisitan Church.

Information: 540-459-6140.


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 April 22 at the NAMI office, 411 N. Cameron St. Winchester. Information: 540-533-1832 or email naminsv@live.com.



April 11 is the deadline to register for a six-week hand embroidery class sponsored by Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. starting April 21.

The cost is $38. Information, registration: 540-459-6777.



April 18 is the deadline to apply for a scholarship being awarded by the Shenandoah County Retired Teachers Association.

Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded this spring to either a college junior or senior education major or someone working in education in Shenandoah County who wishes to continue their education.

Applications are available in the guidance departments at county high schools. Information: Margaret Figgins at 540-459-4433 or email carcat@shentel.net.

Apple Blossom

The Apple Blossom Festival has announced the following events will be held:

  • Bloomtown Derby Wine and Food Experience: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., May 3, at Tolley Dental Zone-James R. Wilkins Jr. Athletics & Events Center on Shockey Drive. Contests for best Apple Blossom hat, best Kentucky Derby hat and best overall hat. Door prizes. Musical entertainment by Raised on Analog. Tickets: $35.
  • Old Town Midway: 10 a.m.-11 p.m., May 4 covering multiple blocks along Piccadilly and North Loudoun streets and Fairfax Lane. The OneMain Financial Midway Stage wil be set up on Loudoun Street between the Loudoun Street Autopark and the old Sarah Zane Fire Hall. Featured: photo booth, Kid’s Fun Zone and concession stands. Entertainment May 4: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Doug Parks Duo; 2-4 p.m., Boo Snider; 5-7 p.m., SV Jazz Band; 8-10 p.m., Ronnie Johnson.

Entertainment May 5: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Dill Pickers; 2-4 p.m., Night Watch; 5-7 p.m., Shag; 8-10 p.m., Push to Start.

Information, tickets: 540-662-3863.



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