Community News & Events: Aug. 11


Pvt. Matthew Oczkowski graduated Aug. 3 from Marine Corps Boot Camp at Parris Island, S.C.

A 2017 graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School, he is the son of Jenny and Jeff Oczkowski, of Mount Jackson.


Plant swap

Sustainability Matters will hold a community plant, seed and produce swap from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at W.O. Riley Park in Woodstock. Information: email sustainabilitymattersVA@gmail.com.



The Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg will hold a Lego Club meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday for children 5 and older.



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., at Town Hall, 135 N. Main St.
  • Strasburg: noon-1 p.m., at Town Hall, 174 E. King St.



The Shenandoah County Extension office in Woodstock has scheduled the following meetings:

  • 4-H/FFA Livestock Show and Sale Executive Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Extension office.
  • Toms Brook 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 5:15 p.m. Aug. 19 at the United Methodist Church.
  • Lebanon Church 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Community Center.

Information: 459-6140.



Shenandoah County Master Gardeners will be available to answer home horticulture questions from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the Extension office in Woodstock. Information: 459-6140.


Turkey federation

The Faithful Call chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its annual hunting heritage banquet starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Mount Jackson Fire and Rescue building.

Several guns and other outdoor items will be auctioned and raffled off. Tickets, information: Alan Hawkins at 540-335-2798 or email Faithfulcall@gmail.com.



The following volunteers are scheduled at the Strasburg Museum:

Sunday: morning, Peter and Peggy Zarrella; afternoon, Marie Spence.

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

Tuesday: morning, Danny and Shirley Wymer; afternoon, Doris Baker and Winnie Callihan.

Wednesday: morning and afternoon, Ibby Stratton.

Thursday: morning, Bob and Ida Smith; afternoon, C.J. Borden.

Friday: morning, Howard and Mary Paige; afternoon, Linda Williams.

Saturday: morning, Kat Stanley; afternoon, Amanda Laws and Sherry Anderson.



The Cedar Creek Valley Ruritan Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Gravel Springs Lutheran Church, 870 S. Pifer Road, Star Tannery. Information: 540-465-4159.


Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host a genealogy workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Information: 540-635-3153.



The Strasburg Adult Active Fellowship will meet at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church.

Justin Baker from Edward Jones will present a program on the changes to retirement plans. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish for the luncheon to follow and a non-perishable item for the food pantry or an item for the animal shelter.

Information: Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation, 540-459-6777.



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 by visiting www.donateblood.vablood.org.



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