Community News & Events: May 31


Blue Ridge Kiwanis of Winchester will meet at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Best Western-Lee Jackson in Perkin’s Restaurant. The guest speaker will be Cindy Marzullo, development coordinator of the Winchester Laurel Center.


The Winchester chapter of Trout Unlimited will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Gregory Hall, Room 104, at Shenandoah University in Winchester.

The guest speaker will be Terry Lay, president of the Friends of the Shenandoah River. The group will gather for dinner at 5:30 p.m. at IJ Cann’s.

Information: Bill Prokopchak at 540-722-2620 or www.winchestertu.org.


“Wesley the Owel” by Stacey O’Brien will be the selection for the Brown Bag with Books Club from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville. Information: www.handleyregional.org.


Factivities, a STEM program for ages 6 to 11, will be held at 3:45 p.m. each Thursday in June at the Clarke County Library in Berryville. Information: 540-955-5144.


Handley Library in Winchester will hold the following programs in June:

• Toddler Time (ages 3-under): 10:30 a.m., Thursday and June 8, 15 and 22.

• Dance party: 10:30-11 a.m., Fridays, for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their grownups.

• Preschool Time (ages 3-up): 10:30 a.m., Mondays.

• Baby Time (birth-15 months): 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays.

• Stories with a Sheriff (all ages): 4 p.m., June 7.

• Paws for Reading (beginner readers): 1 p.m., June 8 and 20.

Information: www.handleyregional.org.


Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold the following story-time programs in June:

• Baby Time (birth-15 months): 11 a.m., Thursdays.

• Preschool Time (ages 3-up): 11 a.m., Saturdays.

• Toddler Time (ages 3-under): 11 a.m., Mondays.

• Storycrafters (all ages): 6 p.m., Tuesdays.

• Storytime (ages 2-5): 11 a.m., Wednesdays.

• Paws for Reading with therapy dogs: 1 p.m., June 10 and 24.

Information: www.handleyregional.org.


Relay for Life of Shenandoah County will hold a Carnival for a Cure from 6 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Saturday at Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock.

A luminaria ceremony will be held at 9 p.m. Activities include live music, Mr. Relay competition, lip sync battle, food and more. The group has a goal to walk 4,630 laps during the event.

Information: 540-434-3360 ext. 3 or visit www.relayforlife.org/shenandoahva.


A benefit concert to assist Whitney Hoover Rice and her family with medical expenses will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Antioch Church of the Brethren on Senedo Road west of Woodstock.

Performing will be The Promised Land Quartet and Covenant Ground Trio. A free-will donation will be accepted. Information: 459-3661.


The New Market Chamber of Commerce will host Open Market Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month through Dec. 2 at the Sun Trust parking lot. Applications and guidelines for vendors are available at www.newmarketcoc.net. Information: 740-3212.


St. Luke Brethren Church will hold a country breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at 3250 Back Road, Woodstock. A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit the church building fund.

Gospel Fest

Greater Joy Baptist Church will host a Gospel Fest from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Gazebo in Front Royal. Entertainment will include a variety of singing and dance ministries as well as vendors.


Two choral groups from Peter Muhlenberg Middle School will perform from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday at the South Street Barn Market in Woodstock.

The Market is also sponsoring a raffle of a framed photo by a local artist with proceeds benefiting the school’s music department.


The annual reunion for employees of Aileen and their families will be held starting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Rotary shelter at W.O. Riley Park in Woodstock.

Dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and drinks. Dinnerware will be furnished. Information: 459-2556.


The Izaak Walton League will host its annual chicken or ham dinner from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the IWLA Park in Browntown.

The cost is $10 for ages 12 and up, $5 for ages 6-11 and free for ages 5 and under. Music provided by Ryan Jewel. Those attending are asked to bring lawn chairs. Held rain or shine.


The Toms Brook 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church. Information: 459-6140.


Baccalaureate services for Central High School’s graduating class of 2017 will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Antioch Church of the Brethren on Senedo Road west of Woodstock. Information: 459-2060.


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