Community News & Events: Aug. 3


  • A card shower is planned for Gladys Funkhouser, who will celebrate her 95th birthday Wednesday. Cards can be sent to 120 Cottontown Road, Strasburg, Virginia 22657.
  • A card shower is planned for Rachel Keener, who will celebrate her 103rd birthday Aug. 9. Cards can be sent to 574 Strasburg Road, Front Royal, Virginia 22630.


Kids ROC

Kids Roc, a free tile-painting event, will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ruritan shelter at W.O. Riley Park in Woodstock for ages 3 to 8. Information: Donna Patton at 540-459-4226 or email dkpatton@shentel.net.



The Stepping Stones Relay for Life Team will hold a fundraiser starting at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Boyce Fire Hall. Bryan Shepherd and his band will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. A $12 donation to benefit cancer research is requested.


Get together

The Fort Valley Fire Department will hold a family get-together at 6 p.m. Saturday at the fire hall. The fire department will provide the oysters, tea and water. Those attending should bring a covered dish plus a meat dish if you don’t like oysters.


The Strasburg Christian Church will host quarter bingo from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Food will be available starting at 5 p.m. Those attending will receive an extra door prize ticket for donations of granola/power bars for Luke’s Backpack.

Izaak Walton

The Browntown chapter of the Izaak Walton League will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 3364 Gooney Manor Loop in Browntown. Annual elections will be held.


Food distribution

Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren will distribute food from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 20910 Senedo Road, Edinburg. Information: text only to 540-335-3612.


Story time

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester will host Tiny Tales storytime about nighttime and music at 11 a.m. Wednesday for ages 2 to 5. Information: 540-662-1473 or visit www.themsv.org.



Winchester Trout Unlimited will host a“bar fly” event at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Escutcheon Brewing, 142 W. Commercial St., Winchester. No fly-tying or fly-fishing experience necessary. Those attending are encouraged to bring their fly-tying vise. Information: Bill at 540-722-2620.


The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will host the program Birdwatching Walk & Talk from 8:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 11 at 901 Amherst St., Winchester.

Shenandoah Valley Audubon President Jim Smith will lead a walk through the gardens viewing bird life on the property and give a talk on identifying birds. Registration, which is required by Thursday, is $15 or free to MSV and Audubon Society members. Information: 540-662-1473 or www.themsv.org.


Respite Centers

The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging operates two group Respite Centers in Shenandoah and Page counties for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease 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 also 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 Apple Valley Needle Threaders will not hold a meeting this month. The next meeting will be held Sept. 13 at the Clarke County Parks and Recreation Center in Berryville. Information: Barbara Corey at 304-724-1430.



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