Community News & Events: June 4

Bus trip

Friday is the deadline to register for a bus trip on June 22 to the African American Museum in Washington, D.C.

The cost is $40, which includes transportation and admission to the museum. Registration: Kathy Temple at 465-8762.



Handley Library in Winchester will hold the following activities:

  • Friday: 10:30 a.m., dance party for toddlers, preschoolers and their grown-ups; 2 p.m., Crafternoons (ages 6-11), registration required; 4 p.m., Lego Club.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m., chess, family story time; 11 a.m., Lego Club; 1 p.m., visit by members of the Winchester Royals Baseball Team; 2 p.m., Paws for Reading with certified therapy dogs.

Information: 540-662-9041.



Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold the following activities:

  • Friday: 11 a.m., dance party; Build Together (all ages); 2 p.m., X-box open game play (ages 8-up).
  • Saturday: 10 a.m., chess; 11 a.m., family storytime; 1 p.m., family film “Coco,” bring a picnic lunch, lemonade and popcorn provided.

Information: 540-869-9000.


School news

Alan Arnesen and Autumn Smith, Stonewall Jackson High School Advance Placement U.S. history students in Joseph Spory’s class, participated in the Virginia History Day competition April 21 at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond. This year’s theme was “Conflict and Compromise.”

Arnesen’s project, which was on the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, placed third in the state.

Smith’s project was on Dorothea Dix’s role in mental health reform.

Out of 28 projects submitted in Spory’s class, their projects were among five selected to participate in the Region 4 History Day contest on March 6 at the University of Virginia.


Arbor Day

The Town of New Market and the New Market Area Library hosted an Arbor Day celebration on April 29 at the library. The program included a talk by Forester Clint Phegley and a proclamation by Mayor Douglas Bradley.

Jennifer Davis-Wampler won the grand prize, which was a dogwood tree.



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