Community News & Events: July 27

Clothing for Success

Clothing for Success, a free clothing giveaway for women who want to upgrade their wardrobe for job interviews, a promotion or career change, will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Edinburg Mill Banquet Room.

Make up, fashion and career advice consultants will be on hand to assist. There will be raffles for gift boards, baskets and other items. Proceeds benefit Response and the Pregnancy Center.



The K’nector of the Seas, a model of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship made with 10,000 K’NEX pieces, is on display through the summer at Samuels Public Library in Front Royal.

The ship, originally built in 2006, was upgraded in 2010 by then 17-year-old Glenn Mikulak, a graduate of Warren County High School who passed away in late 2010 from muscular dystrophy.

Information: 540-635-3153 or visit www.samuelslibrary.net or www.glennship.com.



Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold the following activities:

  • Tuesday: 1 p.m., Trickster Tales by Barefoot Puppets; 3:30 p.m., Science Scouts (ages 6-11), theme will be on the greatest paper flying machines.
  • Thursday: 2 p.m., Journey to Israel (ages 7-up).

Information: 540-635-3153.


Sustainability Matters

Sustainability Matters will host a community discussion group at noon Wednesday at Sal’s Bistro in Edinburg. The program will be on local recycling concerns and cool season crops. Information: sustainabilitymattersva@gmail.com.


Blood drive

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 “Star Wars” 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.



The Shenandoah County 4-H Exchange Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Historic Courthouse in Woodstock. Information: 459-6140.


Ham radio

The Amateur Ham Radio Operators Club meets at 8:30 a.m. every Thursday at Cook’s Exxon in Woodstock. Information: Malcolm at 436-8503.



The Winchester chapter of Trout Unlimited will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Red Cross office, 561 Fortress Drive, Winchester.

The group will gather for dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Donato’s Touch of Italy Restaurant. The guest speaker will be Luke Iwanowicz, a research biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey at the National Fish Health Research Lab in West Virginia. Information: Bill Prokopchak at 540-722-2620 or visit www.winchestertu.org.


The Edinburg Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual carnival Thursday through Saturday at the Town Park.

Thursday activities include barbecue chicken ready at 10 a.m. at the VFW pit, parade at 7 p.m. and live music by Rock Bottom Band. Music Friday will be by The Rinards. Saturday will feature barbecue chicken ready at 10 a.m. at the VFW pit and music by The Walnut Ride Boys. Cake donations accepted daily.



Farms and ranches suffering severe damage from excessive rain in Shenandoah, Clarke, Frederick and Warren counties may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program.

Information: Shenandoah Farm Service Agency at 465-2424 ext. 2 or visit www.fsa.usda.gov.


Spay Today

Spay Today, the area’s nonprofit reduced-priced spay and neuter program, offers shots and tests at lower rates in addition to reduced-priced spay and neuter programs with many veterinarians over a wide area. Information: 304-728-8330 or www.baacs.org.




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