Community News & Events for Dec. 15

Food distribution

The Bread of Life Food Pantry in Woodstock will distribute food from 1 to 4 p.m. today and Thursday. Appointments can be made by calling 459-1928.

Museum programs

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will hold the following programs at 901 Amherst St., Winchester:

  • Thursday: 2-3 p.m., learn what lies hidden in the MSV’s storage vault —  featuring portraits from the Julian Wood Glass Jr. collection. Admission is free for MSV members or $10 for nonmembers. Registration required by today. Seating limited.
  • Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-noon, children ages 4 and older will make an old-fashioned holiday ornament and learn how kitchens in the 1830s through the 1930s changed over time. Registration required. Admission is $3 per child for Museum members or $5 for nonmembers.

Information, registration: 540-662-1473, ext. 240.

Applique Society
The Shenandoah Valley Applique Society will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. today at the Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg.  Information: 459-8118.

Open house, auction
“Thee Place” Christian Books and Gifts will hold an open house and auction from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday and noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Restore Hope Food Pantry, 117 E. King St., Strasburg. Proceeds benefit the Restore Hope House Ministries.


Hume Baptist

The Amissville Adult Choir will present “Breath of Heaven,” a cantata of carols, inspirational songs, sing-along medleys, scripture and narration, at 7 p.m. Friday at the Hume Baptist Church in Marshall. Refreshments will follow.


Pet food drive

All Pets Cremation Center is collecting pet food for local shelters through Dec. 21 at 1560 Amherst St., Winchester.

The center will match donations pound for pound. Information: 540-450-2262.


Ham radio

The Amateur Ham Radio Operators Club will meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Cook’s Exxon in Woodstock. Information: Malcolm, 436-8503.


Stuffed toy campaign

Frederick County Recycling is collecting gently used stuffed animals for its Once Upon A Child campaign for children in Third World countries.

Clean stuffed toys should be bagged and recycled and can be left at any ReThreads Textile Recycling collection box. Stations are located at all the county convenience sites and the regional landfill. Information: 540-665-5643 or www.fcrecycles.net.


Country breakfast

The North Warren Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company No. 10 will hold an all-you-can-eat country breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 89 Rockland Road, Front Royal.

The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 4 to 10 and free for children under 3.



The Flint Hill United Methodist Church will hold a benefit breakfast from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the fire hall.

Santa Claus will make a special appearance. Information: 540-675-3291.


Christmas bazaar

The Round Hill Ruritan Club will hold a Christmas bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 164 Poorhouse Road, Winchester.

Featured will be homemade salsa, cotton candy, baked goods and crafts.



The Shenandoah Valley Chess Club will teach a class in learning how to play chess at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bowman Library in Stephens City.


Christmas event

The Front Royal Elks Lodge and Front Royal Police Department will host a Christmas event for the community of needy families starting at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Elks Lodge.


Aspiring artists

Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host the Aspiring Artists program at 2 p.m. Saturday for ages 7 to 11.

Participants will use paint to explore contrasting colors. The finished project will be a cardinal. Registration, information: 540-635-3153.


Christmas sing

St. John’s Lutheran Church will host “Mocha and a Message” featuring a Christmas carol sing at 6 p.m. Saturday at 3623 Back Mountain Road, Winchester.

A free-will offering will be collected to benefit community outreach programs.


Christmas concert

The Ambassadors of Joy will present a Christmas concert at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Round Hill Church of the Brethren in Toms Brook.


Christmas concert

St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Woodstock will present a community Christmas concert featuring the “Singing Christmas Tree” at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

A dress rehearsal will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. A free-will offering will be accepted. A reception will follow Sunday’s performance.


School news

Wakefield Country Day School teacher Ann Pankow took her AP environmental science class to attend the World Affairs Council Youth Forum in Washington, D.C.

Students participated in panels and simulations and heard speakers discuss climate change.



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