Community News & Events: Sept. 14


A card shower is planned for Evelyn Katherine Mauck, who will celebrate her 90th birthday Sept. 21. Cards can be sent to 145 Rogers Mill Road, Strasburg, Virginia 22657.


Picnic canceled

Allegheny Freight Lines’ annual picnic scheduled for Saturday at the Conservation Center in Winchester has been canceled due to weather.



Saturday is the deadline to register to attend the Warren County High School class of 1973 reunion on Sept. 22.

The reunion will begin with a tour of the “old” high school at 10 a.m. followed by a picnic at noon at shelter two at Bing Crosby Stadium.

The cost is $10 per person. Information: Vicky Windham at vickywindham@yahoo.com.


Art Talks

John Ros will be the first speaker for Art Talks at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the New Market Library. The series will feature local, regional and national artists.

The artists in this series are all presenting work at the Jon Henry General Store in its new Driveby Gallery at 9383 N. Congress St., New Market. The gallery is a converted bank drive through station and is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.



The following volunteers are scheduled at the Strasburg Museum:

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

Monday: morning, Jackie Richard; afternoon, Polly Wilson.

Tuesday: morning, Sam and Mary Hitchings; afternoon, Terry Goad and Nookie Horan.

Wednesday: morning, Margo Hammock and Yvonne Arnold; afternoon, Gloria Stickley.

Thursday: morning, Bill Carper; afternoon, Tom Knowles.

Friday: morning, Trina Bailey; afternoon, Henry Himelright.

Saturday: morning, Sherry Anderson; afternoon, Bill and Pat McClanahan.



The Strasburg Women of the Moose will host a sloppy country ham potpie dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the lodge on Red Bud Road. The cost is $10.



Handley Library in Winchester will hold the following activities:

Tuesday: 1:30 p.m., Shenandoah Valley Tapestry Project; 4:30 p.m., Story Flix for ages 6-11.

Wednesday: 10:30 a.m., signing story time (all ages); 1 p.m., Homeschool Hub; 4:30-7:30 p.m., Shenandoah Valley Chess Club for all ages and skill levels with a lecture at 5:30 p.m. on basics and strategy; 6 p.m., Bull and Bear Club meeting.

Thursday: 6-8 p.m., Drawesome for ages 12-up; 6 p.m., Graphic Novel Club for ages 12-up.

Sept. 22: 10:30 a.m., family story time at the Taylor Pavilion; 11:30 a.m., sensory sensitive story time for children in the autism spectrum and those with sensory integration challenges, registration required; 2 p.m., Paws for Reading with therapy dogs; 3 p.m., Teen Book Discussion

Information: 540-662-9041.



Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold Science Scouts at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday for ages 6 to 11. The program will be on fossils.

Information: 540-635-3153 or www.samuelslibrary.net.


Community center

The Warren County Community Center will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday so the staff can attend the county picnic and service awards presentation. The center will reopen at 2 p.m.



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.



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

• Books & Beyond: 10 a.m. Wednesday. “The Big Burn” by Timothy Egan will be discussed.

• Appalachian Trail adventures: 6 p.m., Thursday, presented by author Jeffrey Ryan.

Information: 540-635-3153.


Memory course

The Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia will roll out a memory improvement course beginning the week of Sept. 24.

The eight-week course is by telephone with memory and self-management measured before and after. The course is free. Information: email Srb3m@virginia.edu or efva.hr@gmail.com.



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