Community News & Events: July 13


  • A card shower is planned for Claude W. Beckner Jr., who will celebrate his 91st birthday Tuesday. Cards can be sent to 415 Banks Fort Road, Strasburg, Virginia 22657.
  • A card shower is planned for Mrs. Artie Wealthy, who will celebrate her 90th birthday July 20. Cards can be sent to her c/o Skyline Terrace Nursing Home, 123 Lakeview Drive, Woodstock, Virginia 22664.



Houlihan’s Restaurant in Front Royal will continue its “Plate it Forward” initiative by partnering with Their Voice Rescue from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. The restaurant will donate 15 percent of all food proceeds to the animal rescue organization working to find homes for animals in need in high-risk shelters.


The following volunteers are scheduled at the Strasburg Museum:

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

Monday: morning, Jackie Richard; afternoon, Carolyn McKiernan and Hannalore Rehbein.

Tuesday: morning, Trina Bailey; afternoon, Bill and Pat McClanahan.

Wednesday: morning, Jennifer and Charles Burke; afternoon, Hope Brim.

Thursday: morning, Bob and Ida Smith; afternoon, Henry Himelright.

Friday: morning, Polly Wilson; afternoon, Marie Spence.

Saturday: morning, Gloria Stickley and Amanda Laws; afternoon, Donna Bollhoefer.

Food distribution

The Bread of Life Food Pantry at the Woodstock United Methodist Church will distribute food from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Appointments can be made by calling 540-459-1928.

Belle Grove

Archaeologist Matthew Greer will give a tour and talk about the current archaeological excavation of 1800-1850 slave quarters at 4 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. July 25 at Belle Grove Plantation, south of Middletown. Information: 540-869-2028 or www.bellegrove.org.


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: 540-465-9476.


The Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will have Collective Goods items on sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the hospital’s north entrance door 24. Featured will be books, electronics, home goods, kid’s gifts and more.



The Northwestern Community Services Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Thomas J. Peachy Center in Front Royal.

Respite Centers

The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging operates two group Respite Centers in Shenandoah and Page counties for individuals with Alzheimer’s or related dementia. Our Place offers activities of crafts, music and exercise for adults with early- to mid-stage memory loss who are unable to be alone during the day. A hot noon meal and snacks are provided. The cost of the program is based on a sliding fee scale.

Centers are open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Information: Sharon Elliot at 540-551-5620.



The Shenandoah County Extension office in Woodstock has announced the following 4-H meetings will be held:

  • Cabin Hill 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Conicville Fire Hall.
  • 4-H/FFA Livestock Show and Sale Executive Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Extension office.

Information: 540-459-6140.



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

  • Books and Beyond Book Club: 10 a.m., Wednesday. The club will discuss “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate.
  • Altered Books workshop: 10 a.m., July 28, folded page book sculptures.

Information: 540-635-3153.



The Greene Turtle and Alamo Cinema & Drafthouse will host a bloodmobile from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Kernstown Commons Shopping Center. Walk-ins welcome, but appointments are encouraged at www.donateblood.vablood.org.


Gazebo flix

The movie “The Incredibles” will be shown from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the Village Commons in Front Royal. Those attending should bring a lawn chair or blanket.


Sustainability Matters

Sustainability Matters will host a plant, seed and produce swap at 6 p.m. Thursday at W.O. Riley Park in Woodstock. Picnics are encouraged.



A member of Congressman Bob Goodlatte’s staff will hold open door community office hours Thursday at the following locations:

  • Woodstock: 9:30-11 a.m., Town Hall Council Chambers, 135 N. Main St.
  • Strasburg: noon-1 p.m., Town Hall Committee Room, 174 E. King St.



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