Community News & Events: June 14

Blood drive

New Life Christian Church will host a blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m. today at 2930 Middle Road, Winchester.

Walk-ins welcome, but appointments are encouraged. Information: www.donateblood.vablood.org.



The New Market Library will host guest speaker Alice Sayo, who won an international award from IREX for her Nasaruni Academy for Girls in Kenya, at 3 p.m. Saturday.


Blood drive

Trinity Lutheran Church in Stephens City will host a bloodmobile from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Walk-ins welcome, but appointments are encouraged. Information: www.donateblood.vablood.org.


North Warren Fire & Rescue will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 186 Rosenberger Lane, Winchester.

The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children and free for ages 3 and under. The Rockland Community Church will sell baked goods.


Lawn party

St. John’s United Church of Christ in Hamburg will hold an indoor lawn party starting at 4 p.m. Saturday.


Gospel fest

Greater Joy Baptist Church will host a gospel fest from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturday at the Gazebo in Front Royal featuring gospel groups, praise dancers, vendors and food.



St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will hold a Father’s Day breakfast buffet from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Toms Brook Fire Department.

The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children under 10. Proceeds benefit the Toms Brook Cemetery Fund.



Memorial services in honor of Father’s Day will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the St. Stephens Lutheran Church Cemetery, 15737 Back Road, Strasburg.



The following volunteers are scheduled at the Strasburg Museum:

Sunday: morning, Sue Foster; afternoon, Doris Baker and Pat Clem.

Monday: morning, Jackie Richard; afternoon, June Hockman.

Tuesday: morning, Margo; afternoon, Terry Goad and Nookie Horan.

Wednesday: morning, Hope Brim and Evelyn Judy; afternoon, Jeanette Dovel.

Thursday: morning, Bob and Ida Smith; afternoon, Louella Pangle and Sherry Anderson.

Friday: morning and afternoon, Polly Wilson.

Saturday: morning, Pat Miller and Gladys Ritenour.; afternoon, Marie Spence.



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

  • Lebanon Church 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Community Center.
  • Cabin Hill 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Conicville Fire Hall.

Information: 540-459-6140.


Bible school

First Baptist Church in Woodstock will offer vacation Bible school from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for children in fourth and fifth grades. Information: 459-3000 or visit www.Fbc-woodstock.org.



Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville will hold a summer music camp and production from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday for ages 9-12.

The camp will focus on characterization, singing, choreography and movement. At the end of the week there will be a performance of “The Environmental Show,” an educational story of learning how to help our environment. The cost is $250. Registration, information: 540-955-2004 or www.barnsofrosehill.org.


Volunteers needed

The Blue Ridge Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship is seeking volunteers to help with Fun with Horses, an adaptive, recreational day camp offered mornings the weeks of June 25 and July 9 in Millwood.

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Training held June 19. Equine experience is preferred but not necessary.  Information, registration: Margie Youngs at 540-533-2777 or email brcthinc@hotmail.com.



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

  • Movie (ages 5-older): 2 p.m., Monday featuring “Peter Rabbit.”
  • Science Scouts (ages 6-11): 3:30 p.m., Tuesday on objects that sink or float.
  • Toddler story time: 10:15 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday. Program will be about cows.
  • Preschool story time: 11 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday. Program will be about cows.
  • Japanese tea ceremony (ages 12-up): 2 p.m., Wednesday.

Information: 540-635-3153.



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