Community News & Events: May 10

Bake/barbecue sale

The Cedar Creek Valley Ruritan Club will hold a bake and chicken barbecue sale Saturday at Graden’s Supermarket in Lebanon Church. The bake sale begins at 8 a.m. and chicken will be ready at 10 a.m.



The following volunteers are scheduled at the Strasburg Museum:

Sunday: morning, Peter and Peggy Zarrella; afternoon, Leon and Diane Smith.

Monday: morning and afternoon, Polly Wilson.

Tuesday: morning, Sherry Anderson and Sarah Bagnell;

afternoon, Terry Goad and Nookie Horan.

Wednesday: morning, Randy Painter; afternoon, Henry Himelright.

Thursday: morning, Ibby Stratton; afternoon, Tom Knowles.

Friday: morning, Gary Davis; afternoon, Gloria Stickley and Susan Bennett.

Saturday: morning, Margo and Lynn; afternoon,

Ellsworth and Rubye Stickley.


Warren County Extension Master Gardeners will be available to answer home horticulture questions from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Extension office in the Warren County Government Center in Front Royal. Information: 540-635-4549.


Military expo

The Northern Shenandoah Valley Community Veterans Engagement Board will host a military expo from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Halpin-Harrison Hall on the Shenandoah University campus in Winchester.

A public forum will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with representatives from the Martinsburg VA Medical Center and Martinsburg-Leesburg Vet Center, Winchester City Sheriff Les Taylor and Anthony Barnes with the office of Congresswoman Barbara Comstock.

The expo is intended for veterans, active duty, National Guard, Reservists, spouses and caregivers. There will be more than 35 resource tables and employers hiring on the spot. Lunch and dinner provided. Information: www.tinyurl.com/y9dhjrkq.


Memorial service

The Women’s Memorial Society will hold its annual memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Confederate Monument in St. Matthew’s Cemetery in New Market. The guest speaker will be Keven Walker, CEO of the Shenandoah Battlefields Foundation.

The service will include special music, readings and laying of a memorial wreath. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at Reformation Lutheran Church.

Information: Barbara Blakey at bjblakey@comcast.net.


Battlefield tour

The Virginia Museum of the Civil War will host a tour of the New Market Battlefield from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Site Director Lt. Col. Troy D. Marshall will explain the action as it took place 154 years ago with accounts of battles in the words of the soldiers who were there.

The tour includes a visit to the Bushong House and a movie. The cost is $20 per person. Preregistration required. Information, registration: www.tinyurl.com/y7woc57c.


Food pantry

The Bread of Life Food Pantry will distribute food from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and May 17 at the Woodstock United Methodist Church. Information: 459-4144.



Samuels Public Library in Front Royal has announced the following children’s activities will be held:

  • Makers Club: 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, STEM program on dinosaurs.
  • Toddler storytime: 10:15 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Preschool storytime: 11 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday.


Food distribution

The Compassion Cupboard will distribute food from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at 533 Burgess St., Strasburg. Information: 465-9476.


The Lord Fairfax Soil Water Conservation District will sponsor a soil health workshop for children and adults from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at 295 Park Road, Strasburg. Information: 540-465-2424.



Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold the following programs for adults:

  • Downloading media: 6 p.m., Tuesday. Bring personal laptop, smart phone or eReader.
  • Books and Beyond: 10 a.m., Wednesday. The book to be discussed will be “Leaving Time” by Jodi Picoult.

Information: 540-635-3153.



The White House Farm Foundation will host a nature photography workshop and nature walk along the Shenandoah River from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Luray.

Information: email canderson@whfarmfoundation.org



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