Community News & Events: May 18


The following volunteers are scheduled at the Strasburg Museum:

Sunday: morning, John Adamson; afternoon, Doris Baker and Pat Clem.

Monday: morning, Jackie Richard; afternoon, Bill and Pat McClanahan.

Tuesday: morning, Wendy Pieper; afternoon, Sam and Mary Hitchings.

Wednesday: morning, June Hockman; afternoon, Jeanette Dovel.

Thursday: morning, Bryan Stonesifer; afternoon, Terry Goad.

Friday: morning, Scott and Eunice Terndrup; afternoon, Ginger Aliotti.

Saturday: morning, Conly and Tina Crabill; afternoon, Tim Taylor.



A card shower is planned for David McClanahan, who will celebrate his 93rd birthday Wednesday. Cards can be sent to 5311 St. David’s Church Road, Fort Valley, Virginia 22652.


Project Write

Today is the deadline to apply for a scholarship to attend Project Write Inc.’s annual summer young writers’ workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 25-29 at Shenandoah University in Winchester for students in grades 4-8 and 9-12.

Guest speakers include Laurie Ann Thompson, author of “Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something that Matters;” Linda Sue Park, author of “A Long Walk to Water” and “A Single Shard;” Meg Medina, author of “Burn Baby Burn;” and Laurie Halse Anderson, author of “Speak and Chains.”

Registration, which is requested by June 1, is $80 per day and $380 for the week. Information, registration: www.projectwrite.org.


Garden talk

Sustainability Matters will host a garden talk led by Lora Steiner 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville. She will discuss common challenges vegetable gardeners face. Information: www.facebook.com/sustainabilitymattersVA.


Plant sale

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will hold a plant sale of annuals, perennials, herbs, heirloom vegetables, trees and shrubs starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at 901 Amherst St., Winchester. Information: 540-662-1473 or www.themsv.org.



The Town of Front Royal will hold its annual Memorial Day ceremony from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the Gazebo. Information: 540-635-3185.



The Shenandoah County Extension office in Woodstock has announced the following groups will meet:

  • Lebanon Church 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Community Center.
  • The Little North Mountain 4-H Shooting Education Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Liberty Baptist Church in Strasburg.
  • The Extension Leadership Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Extension office.

Information: 540-459-6140.



The Mount Jackson Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Final plans for the May 26 plant sale will be made.

Information: Kitty Bolinger at 540-856-2272.



The Type 1 Diabetes Support Group will meet at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at the old hospital’s Chronic Disease Resource Center, 333 W. Cork St., Suite 100, Winchester.



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

  • Makers Club meeting (school-age): 4:30 p.m., Tuesday. The theme will be about ships and sailing.
  • Toddler storytime: 10:15 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday. The theme will be about road trips.
  • Preschool storytime: 11 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday. The theme will be about road trips.

Information: 540-635-3153.



A pottery-making fundraiser to benefit First Baptist Church’s Relay for Life Team will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at 130 W. Court St., Woodstock (across from the fire department).

The cost is $40 or $25 for ages 4 to 15. Information: Suzanne at 540-692-4208 or George Brinkley at 459-2507 or 540-335-2545.


Book club

Sustainability Matters’ EarthWorks Book Club will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Star Tannery. “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer will be the first book read. Information: email sustainabilitymattersva@gmail.com.



Samuels Public Library in Front Royal has scheduled the following programs for adults:

  • Writers support group: 6 p.m., Tuesday.
  • What the Tech: 4 p.m., Thursday. Bring your phones, smart devices, tablets, laptops or e-Readers. Registration requested.
  • Big Data & You-Life on the Internet: 6:30 p.m., Thursday. The program will help to understand your personal signature on the Internet; covers Facebook, Google, Ebay, Twitter and other social media.

Information: 540-635-3153.



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