Community News & Events: May 23

• A card shower is planned for Nellie Tusing, who will celebrate her birthday Tuesday. Cards can be sent to 1693 Orchard Road, Mount Jackson, Virginia 22842.
• A card shower is planned for Doris Racey, who will celebrate her 95th birthday Tuesday. Cards can be sent to 170 Benchoff Drive, Woodstock, Virginia 22664.
• A card shower is planned for Kenneth Smith, who will celebrate his 80th birthday Thurday. Cards can be sent to 19793 Senedo Road, Edinburg, Virginia  22824.
• A card shower is planned for “Frankie” Whittington, who will celebrate his 80th birthday Saturday. Cards can be sent to 543 Harrisville Road, Toms Brook, Virginia 22660.
• A card shower is planned for Mary Alice “Snook” Hoover, who will celebrate her 90th birthday Saturday. Cards can be sent to 613 W. Reservoir Road, Woodstock, Virginia 22664.

Bowman Library in Stephens City will host a performance by the Apple Valley Ringers at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Members of the choir are from five area churches. Information: 540-662-9041.

Keith Stickley, a local resident and newspaper owner/editor, will present a program about the “euphoric days” after World War II and memorable Woodstock characters of the 1950s at the meeting of the Woodstock Museum at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Woodstock Town Hall. Information: 459-3946 or

The Type 2 Diabetes Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Diabetes Management office on the first floor of old Valley Hospital on Cork St., Winchester (use upper lobby door-first office on left). Information: Deborah at 540-536-5106.

Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation has announced the following activities will be held:
• Thursdays: 2-4 p.m., play board and card games, dominos, etc. at the Historic Courthouse in Woodstock.
• Fridays: 10 a.m.-noon, play pickleball at the County Park in Maurertown. Instruction available for new players. Information: Skip Constable at 540-333-1649.
Information: 459-6777.

The Shenandoah Piedmont Regional Rally and Candidates Forum will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Warrenton Community Center. The Piedmont Region includes Democratic Committees from the counties of Culpeper, Fauquier, Rappahannock and Warren.

Speakers include candidates for lieutenant governor, nominees for the 18th, 88th and 31st House of Delegates and those exploring candidacy for the 5th Congressional District.

Young Life Warren County will hold a fundraising yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 20 E. 4th St., Front Royal. Proceeds will go toward the camp fund.

The Round Hill Ruritan Club will hold a community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 164 Poorhouse Road, Winchester.
Ladies from the Rescue Mission will provide breakfast and lunch. All tables/spaces are $10 each. Information: 540-333-2851.

A chicken barbecue dinner to benefit Mountain View United Methodist Church will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Back Creek Ruritan building in Mountain Falls. Information: 540-877-2163.

The Basye/Orkney Springs Community Library will hold its annual Memorial Day weekend book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the library, located at the airport building at Bryce Resort on Resort Road in Basye.

Books will not be marked with prices, instead, readers will be asked to make a donation to the library.

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

Registration for the Handley Regional Library adult summer reading program “Reading By Design” opens Saturday for ages 18 and older.
Readers can earn up to $15 in Book Bucks for the first 15 books read to redeem at book sales.

Pool opens
Warren County Parks and Recreation has announced the Claude A. Stokes Jr. Community Pool will open Saturday. The pool will be open from noon to 5:30 p.m. Memorial Day Monday and only on weekends until June 3.

Pool hours will be from noon to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Shiloh United Methodist Church will hold a chicken barbecue and bake sale starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The church is located 2.5 miles west of Strasburg on state Route 55 in Clary. Proceeds will benefit local missions.

The Woodstock United Methodist Men will sell chicken barbecue starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Rite Aide parking lot in Woodstock. Cost is $4 per half. Proceeds will benefit the church’s vacation Bible school program.

Shenandoah County Extension Master Gardeners will be available to answer home horticulture questions from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lowe’s in Woodstock. Information: 459-6140.

Trinity Lutheran Church in Stephens City will host a car, truck and bike show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There will also be a bounce house, face painting and food. Proceeds will benefit holiday gift baskets for area needy families.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Berryville will hold a Strawberry Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. In addition to food, there will be a raffle to include a basket of cheer, $100 gas card, restaurant gift card and plant. Early bird orders accepted. Proceeds benefit community outreach projects. Orders: 540-955-4617, 540-837-2374 or 540-532-0870.

The Mount Jackson United Methodist Church will hold an indoor lawn party starting at 4 p.m. Saturday (rain or shine).

The Gravel Springs Lutheran Church Relay for Life Team will hold a lasagna/spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Star Tannery Volunteer Fire Department. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

Shenandoah County 4-H will celebrate June is Dairy Month with a field trip June 3 to see the production of milk from field to fridge at the Mt. Crawford Creamery.

The trip, held from 8:15 a.m. to noon, is open to ages 10-13. The cost is $15 per person. If time allows, a second stop will be added to see cows milked by robotics. 4-H’ers (age 5-19) not signed up for the field trip may join the group at the County Government Center at noon for free snacks, crafts and poster making for the 4-H Dairy poster contest.

Information, registration: 459-6140 or

The Humane Society of Warren County is holding a Walt Disney World passes and Big Mickey raffle through June 14. Only 200 tickets are available at $10 each for four one-day hopper passes to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida (a $670 value).

Proceeds benefit the Hand in Paw Fund. Tickets may be purchased by calling 540-635-4734, ext 225 or at the shelter at 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal 22630.

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