Community News & Events: April 11

The Woodstock Clothes Closet will hold a one-day half-price Easter sale from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The store will be closed Friday and Saturday.

Mary Anton, who worked as a librarian in the White House, will be the speaker at the meeting of the Blue Ridge Kiwanis Club of Winchester at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Best Western-Lee Jackson in Perkin’s Restaurant.

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Strasburg will hold the following Holy Week services:
Maundy Thursday: 6:30 p.m., Thursday.
Good Friday: 7 p.m., Friday.
Easter services: 8:30 and 11 a.m., Sunday. An Easter egg hunt will be held at 9:45 a.m.

Esbie Baptist in Strasburg will hold a Good Friday service at noon Friday followed by a fish fry. An Easter sunrise service will be held at 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

Macedonia Baptist Church in Flint Hill will hold a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. Friday. Members of the Blue Ridge Community Baptist, Flint Hill Baptist and Flint Hill Methodist churches will be attending. The offering will be donated to the Flint Hill Volunteer Fire Department. A meal will follow the service.

Antioch Church of the Brethren will hold a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. Friday.

On Easter Sunday, a sunrise service will be held at 6:30 a.m. followed by a free breakfast at 7 a.m. and a second service at 8:30 a.m. There will be no 11 a.m. service.  The church is located on Senedo Road west of the Woodstock Walmart. Information: 459-3661.

The SEARCH Thrift Store in Mount Jackson will hold an Easter bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There will also be homemade chocolate-covered peanut butter and coconut Easter eggs. Proceeds support the nonprofit SEARCH Group Home for intellectually challenged adults.

Mount Jackson Rescue & Fire will hold a breakfast along with an Easter bake sale and egg hunt Saturday at the new squad building.

The free-will offering breakfast will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. with the bake sale starting at 7 a.m. in the events center. An egg hunt with the Easter Bunny will start at 10 a.m. for ages 1 to 10. Children should bring a basket.

The Hunting for a Cure Together Relay for Life Team will hold a bake sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Rural King in the Royal Plaza Shopping Center, Front Royal. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

The First Baptist Church Relay for Life Team will hold a bake sale beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at Tractor Supply in Woodstock. Information: Joyce Brinkley at 540-335-3824 or 459-2507.

The Massanutten Antique Tractor Club will hold a chicken barbecue Saturday. Chicken will be $4 per half and ready at 9:30 a.m. at the Wholesome Foods barbecue pit and Exxon station in Edinburg and First Bank in Mount Jackson. Proceeds will benefit local charities.

Handley Library will host the monthly stitching adventure Stitch A Story from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday for ages 10 and up.

Children will create a stitching project based on stories from popular books. The event is sponsored by the Capital Winchester chapter of the Embroidery Guild of America and the Stitchers of the Shenandoah Valley Tapestry Project. Information: 540-662-9041.

The next lecture in the series of Garden Talks hosted by Handley Regional and Clarke County libraries will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville.

“Natives in the Garden: Identifying, Planting and Encouraging Native Trees and Shrubs” will be the topic presented by Sari Carp, a member of the Northern Shenandoah Master Gardener Association. The elimination of evasive trees will also be discussed.

The program is free and no registration is required. Information: 540-869-9000.

Friends of Handley Regional Library are partnering with Winchester Public Schools to present an exhibit of student poetry, prose and artwork titled “Students Celebrate Black History and Civil Rights.”
The exhibit will open with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and remain open through May 3. Information: 540-662-9041.

Fellowship Bible Church in Winchester will hold the following services for Easter weekend:

Services will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday and 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday in the main auditorium and 10 a.m. in the lower-level auditorium. Information: 540-662-7743.

Egg hunt
Marlow Heights Baptist Church in Front Royal will host a Glow-In-The-Dark Easter egg hunt at 8 p.m. Saturday. Children should bring a basket. Information: Suzy Bunce at 540-635-2225.

A bake sale to benefit the Antioch Church of the Brethren junior and middle youth groups will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Woodstock Walmart.

Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold a meeting of Chapter Chat at 2 p.m. Saturday for ages 7 to 11. Information: 540-635-3153.

North Warren Fire & Rescue will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 266 Rockland Court, Front Royal.
The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 4 to 12 and free for children 3 and younger.

The Shenandoah Valley Quilters Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Sunnyside Retirement Community in Harrisonburg.

Phyllis Reeves will present a program on string quilts. The morning will include a raffle, refreshments and “show and tell.” She will hold a workshop on string quilts from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Registration required. Information, supply list and pre-work: www.svqg.org.

Bowman Library in Stephens City will host a picnic and free family film from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The movie being shown is “Hop.” Those attending are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and blanket. Library teens will be serving popcorn and lemonade. Information: 540-869-9000.

Shenandoah County Parks & Recreation will sponsor a bus trip on April 23 to see “Saturday Night Fever! The Musical” at Riverside Theatre.

The cost is $101, which includes transportation, lunch and the show. The bus will leave at 10 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. Registration: 459-6777.

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