Community News & Events: May 27


Democratic Party committees in the region plan to host a rally and forum for candidates in state races today.

Committees in the counties of Culpeper, Fauquier, Rappahannock and Warren joined to hold the Shenandoah Piedmont Regional Rally and Candidate’s Forum beginning at 1 p.m. in the Warrenton Community Center, 430 E. Shirley Ave., Warrenton.

Organizers expect presentations by Justin Fairfax, Susan Platt and Gene Rossi, both seeking the party’s nomination to run for lieutenant governor. Linda Perriello will appear on behalf of Tom Perriello, who is challenging Lt. Gov. Ralph S. Northam for the party’s nomination to run for governor in November. Organizers also expect presentations or to hear comments from the following:

• Tristan Shields, the party’s candidate to run for the 18th District seat in the House of Delegates

• Elizabeth Guzman and Sara Townsend, seeking the party’s nomination to run for the 31st District seat in the House of Delegates

• Leslie Cockburn, Adam Slate and Andrew Sneathern, all exploring a run for the Fifth District seat on the U.S. House of Representatives

Organizers also expect musical performances by Shields and The Blends.



The Massanutten Antique Tractor and Gasoline Engine Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Edinburg Fire Hall. Information: 436-3652.


Shenandoah County Extension Agent Bobby Clark will be the speaker at the luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club of New Market at noon Wednesday at the Shenvalee Golf Resort in Miller Grille. Information: www.newmarketrotaryclub.net.


A Fundfest concert, sponsored by the Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA, will be held from 5:15 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the park across from the Daily News Record in Harrisonburg.

Featured will be live music, dancing and food/beverage vendors. Admission is $2. Information: 540-271-7740.


Selah Theatre Project, a not-for-profit organization that provides artistic programs for youth, will offer the following camps at 30 E. 8th St., Front Royal:

• Live On Stage Teen Acting Camp (ages 13-17): 10 a.m.-5 p.m., weekdays June 12-30. An original play will be performed June 30 and July 1. Cost: $300 per student.

• Dramashop (ages 8-15): 10 a.m.-5 p.m., weekdays July 10-21. An original performance will be performed at the end. Cost: $300 per student.

• Skyline Music Academy: July. Cost: $10 per family. Registration not required. Information: ayasg@icloud.com.

Information, registration: 540-686-5185.

College news

The following area students earned degrees during graduation ceremonies on May 20 from Bridgewater College:

Browntown: Kendra Proffitt, political science.

Front Royal: Zane Grudzinski, global studies; Chris Larsen, business administration.

Maurertown: Bekah Breen, with honors in English.

Stephens City: Morgan M. Bianco, business administration.

Strasburg: Sarah Frye, biology; Sierra Martin, liberal studies.

Winchester: Everly Rinard, English; Zachary Squires, computer science.

Woodstock: Tyler Post, business administration; Kevin Selby, with highest honors in music.


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