Community News & Events: May 12

A card shower is planned for Eunice Kohn Showns, who will celebrate her 95th birthday May 18. Cards can be sent to her c/o Consulate Health Care of Woodstock, 803 S. Main St., Room 220B, Woodstock 22664.

Humane Society
The Humane Society of Warren County will waive adoption fees “Fur Mom Day” today through Sunday. Adoptable animals will be available all weekend at the animal shelter on Progress Drive and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Petco in Front Royal and Pet Valu in Winchester. While adoption fees are waived, new pet owners will still be responsible for spay/neuter costs, however, many adoptables are already fixed. Information: 540-635-4734.

St. John’s United Church of Christ in Hamburg will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday. A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit a local family in need.

The Riverton United Methodist Church will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. A good-will offering will be accepted.

The following volunteers are scheduled at the Strasburg Museum:
Sunday: morning, Peter and Peggy Zarrella; afternoon, Leon and Diane Smith.
Monday: morning, C.J. Borden; afternoon, Richard Smoot and Jack Grubb.
Tuesday: morning, Carol Haycock; afternoon, Carolyn McKiernan and Ann McElyea.
Wednesday: morning, Jackie Richard; afternoon, Randy Painter.
Thursday: morning, Jocelyn Vena; afternoon, Ginger Aliotti and Suzanne Arthur.
Friday: morning, Howard and Mary Paige; afternoon, Libby Truesdale and Terry Sobers.
Saturday: morning, Margo and Lynn; afternoon, Judy Cosby.

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

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

The Strasburg Chamber of Commerce will host a ‘paint nite’ from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hotel Strasburg as part of kick-off events for this year’s Mayfest Celebration.
The event will be led by artist Jenae Jenkins. Tickets are $45 per person. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets, information: www.paintnite.com.

Food distribution
The Compassion Cupboard will distribute food from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at 533 Burgess St., Strasburg. Information: 465-9476.

Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold the following activities:
• The Maker Club: 4:30 p.m., Tuesday for school-aged children. The theme will be the circus.
• Books and Beyond: 10 a.m., Wednesday discussing “H is for Hawk” by Helen McDonald.
• Toddler story time: 10:15 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday.
• Preschool story time: 11 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday.

Blue Ridge Housing Network and People Inc. will offer free homebuyer classes on the following schedule:
• Warren County: 6-9 p.m., Wednesday at Blue Ridge Housing Network, 115 Chester St., Front Royal.
• Shenandoah County: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., May 20 at Farmers & Merchants Bank, 161 S. Main St., Woodstock.
Local experts will give presentations on personal finance, credit and credit issues, working with the lender, role of the real estate agent, the home inspection and the loan closing.
Certificates of completion will be given, which fulfills the education requirement for down-payment assistance programs and loan products.
Registration, information: People Inc., 459-6434 or vroth@peopleinc.net; Blue Ridge Housing Network, 540-622-2711 or blueridgehousi@embarqmail.com or www.vhda.com/freeclass.

May 19 is the deadline to register for a workshop led by Master Gardeners titled Special Gardens for Small Spaces from 2 to 4 p.m. May 28 at Belle Grove Plantation south of Middletown.
Participants will be provided folders containing design ideas for each of the topic gardens, a list of suggested plants for each and a take-home bag of seeds and or plant(s) to get started.
The registration fee is $25 or $30 for walk-ins. Information: 540-869-2028 or www.bellegrove.org.

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