Community News & Events: April 6


A card shower is planned for Paul Reynolds, who will celebrate his 95th birthday April 13. Cards can be sent to 13910 Hunton Lane, Huntersville, North Carolina 28078.


Arts Council

Reservations are required by today to attend the Blue Ridge Arts Council annual dinner roast at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Valley Golf Club in Front Royal.

This year’s honorees are Fred and Christine Andreae. Doug Stanley and Pam McInnis will serve as emcees.

Tickets, which are $60 per person, are available by calling 540-635-9909 or online at www.blueridgearts.org.


Park Day

The Kernstown Battlefield Association will host the Civil War Trust sponsored Park Day starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Visitor’s Center, 610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester, near Creekside Station.

Tours of Sandy Ridge as it prepares for interpretation will be held. Those attending should bring work gloves and wear proper shoes. Food, drink and a Civil War Trust T-shirt will be provided. Information: 757-593-8227.



Strasburg Christian Church will host quarter bingo from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Food will be available starting at 5 p.m. Donations of canned goods for Compassion Cupboard earn an extra door-prize ticket.


Winchester Little Theatre will hold auditions for ages 12 to 18 from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday and 5 to 8 p.m. Monday for its summer performances of “The Three Musketeers” and “Shrek The Musical Jr.” at 315 W. Boscawen St., Winchester. Information: www.wltonline.org.



Handley Library in Winchester will hold the following programs for children and adults:

  • Monday: 10:30 a.m., Preschool Time for ages 3-up.
  • Tuesday: 10:30 a.m., Baby Time for ages 0-15 months; 2 p.m., Kindness rock painting for all ages.
  • Wednesday: 4:30 p.m., open chess games and one-on-one instruction for new players (all ages), information: www.winchesterchess.com; 6:30-8 p.m., research your Revolutionary War ancestors.
  • Thursday: 10:30 a.m., Toddler Time for ages 3-under; 6 p.m., Construction Club meeting, and Paws for Reading with therapy dogs.
  • Friday: 10:30 a.m., dance party for ages 0-5 years and their grown-ups; 4 p.m., Construction Club meeting.

Information: 540-662-9041



Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold the following activities:

  • Monday: 11 a.m., Toddler Time for ages 3-under; 5 p.m., Lego Club for elementary- and middle-schoolers; 6 p.m., Teen Advisory Board for middle- and high-school students.
  • Tuesday: 4 p.m., dance party for all ages; 6 p.m., Storycrafters for all ages.
  • Wednesday: 11 a.m., story time for ages 3-up; 5 p.m., Afterschool Arts for teens and tweens.
  • Thursday: 11 a.m., Baby Time for ages 0-15 months; 2-3 p.m., how-to eBook workshop, bring mobile devices, registration required.

Information: 540-869-9000.



Clarke County Library in Berryville will hold the following activities for children:

  • Tuesday: 10:30 a.m., preschool time for ages 3-up.
  • Thursday: 3:45 p.m., Story Art for ages 5-10.

Information: 540-955-5144.



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

  • Makers Club: 4:30 p.m., Tuesday for school-aged children, the theme is April showers.
  • Toddler story time: 10:15 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Preschool story time: 11 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Future Einsteins (ages 6-11): 4 p.m., Wednesday, the theme is plants.

Information: 540-635-3153.


Valley Marines

The Valley Marines Group will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Southern Kitchen Restaurant in New Market.

No reservations are necessary. There is no formal program, no dues and no dress-of-the-day. Information: trod22664@gmail.com.


Tiny Tales

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will host Tiny Tales at 11 a.m. Wednesday for ages 2 to 5 at 901 Amherst St., Winchester. Information: 540-662-1473.




The Shenandoah Education Foundation is accepting gently used musical instruments through April 21 for music-program students in Shenandoah County Schools.

Instruments may be left at all First Bank locations and Frets ‘n Friends Music Store in Strasburg. Instruments can also be brought to the All-County Band Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. April 12 or the All-County Orchestra Festival from 1 to 3 p.m. April 21, both at Strasburg High School.

Information: Cyndy Walsh at 540-335-3465 or email cwalshSEF@shentel.net.


School news

The Warren County School Board announced the following personnel changes at its April 4 meeting:

  • Ressie Jeffries Elementary School: Laura Bell replaces Raquel Jackson as dining room assistant.
  • Skyline Middle School: Jacqueline Robinson has been assigned as a cafeteria aide.
  • Warren County High School: Kelli Frazier replaces Kristy Matiatco in the cafeteria.

Bus drivers Teneka Canard replaces Lily Evans and Jacqueline Nesbit replaces Linda Bowers.


The Rotary Club of Woodstock awarded Paul Harris Fellowships to members Eric Reiley and Steve Shaffer for outstanding service and Kim Uhl, Steve Morlan and Don Hindman.


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