Community News & Events: Aug. 21


A card shower is planned for Bobby Vann, who will celebrate his 88th birthday Thursday. Cards can be sent to him c/o Greenfield of Woodstock, 935 Ox Road, Woodstock, Virginia 22664.



Area Muslims will celebrate Eid Al-Adha Al-Mubarak or Festival of Sacrifice at 8:30 a.m. today in the banquet room of the Travelodge, 160 Front Royal Pike, Winchester.

Takbeerat starts at 8:15 a.m. and the prayer at 9 a.m. Refreshments will follow.


Historic barns

The Shenandoah County Historical Society will host a public information and engagement meeting at 7 p.m. today on the Historic Barns of Shenandoah County Program in the middle building of the historic courthouse complex, Main and Court streets, Woodstock.

Learn about this recently launched program and opportunities to volunteer for involvement in documentation and study of preservation and repurposing options for these structures. Information: 540-975-2240 or www.schs1795.com.



Karen Fall, a member of the Shenandoah chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists, will be the speaker at the meeting of the Mt. Jackson Garden Club at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the parish hall of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Information: Kitty Bolinger at 856-2272.



A benefit yard sale is planned for Suzie O’Donnell from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Valley View Motel on Old Valley Pike at the top of Fishers Hill. She is in remission from cancer but without health insurance. Donations accepted.


Shenandoah County Master Gardeners will be available to answer home horticulture questions from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lowe’s in Woodstock. Information: 540-459-6140.



Crown Cork and Seal (Steward Ellis) will hold its annual picnic from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Kiwanis shelter #2 in Clearbrook Park. Information: Linda Pennington at 540-327-9670.


St. Luke’s United Church of Christ “County Line” will host an ice cream social celebrating its 170th anniversary from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at 107 Short Lane, Timberville. Activities include a cake walk, games and music by the Shenandoah Valley Minstrels.


The South End Fire Department will hold an indoor yard and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to benefit Hope for Harper at 17 W. Monmouth St., Winchester.

Table rentals are $10 each or two for $18.

Harper is a 4-year-old girl who is one of 12 children in the world diagnosed with a rare degenerative neurological disorder. Money raised will assist her and doctors currently researching a cure. Information: Debbie at 540-214-1316.

Open house

Plane Crazy Rc’ers will hold its annual open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Plane Crazy field, 306 Sulpher Spring Road, Winchester.

Activities include model aviation demonstrations and exhibitions of all sizes of remote model aircraft from small-scale park flyers to giant-scale aerobatic models. Proceeds benefit the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. Information: http://planecrazyrc.com.



Lord Fairfax Community College will host a free Firewise USA seminar from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the college’s William H. McCoy Theater in Middletown.

The program teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together and take action now to prevent losses. Registration: zoe.sumrall@dof.virginia.gov.



Samuels Public Library in Front Royal has scheduled the following activities for adults:

  • Art Workshop-Alcohol Ink Stain tiles: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, led by artist John Kovac. Registration required.
  • General Education Development classes: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, classes start Sept. 4.

Information: 540-635-3153.



Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold a World of Lego program at 2 p.m. Saturday for ages 5 and older. Information: 540-635-3153.



The Round Hill Ruritan Club will hold an end-of-summer community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 164 Poorhouse Road, Winchester.

Breakfast and lunch sold by the Ladies of the Rescue Mission. Table spaces: $10. Tables and chairs provided for inside rentals. Information: Cyndi at 540-333-2851.


  • The descendants of Andrew Chapman and Martha Elizabeth Presgraves of Luray and Page County will hold a family reunion at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Lions shelter in Jim Barnett Park in Winchester. Those attending are asked to bring a picnic lunch. Information: 459-1815.
  • The Atkins and Dodson families will hold a reunion starting at noon Sunday at shelter #5 at the Lion’s Community Park near the Fantasyland Playground in Front Royal. Those attending are asked to bring a picnic lunch. Lunch served at 12:30 p.m. Information: Ruth Ann Henry at 540-635-2854.
  • Descendants of the Howard and Angie McDonald will hold a family reunion at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Lebanon Church Community Center. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.



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