Community News & Events: May 6

The New Market Area Library will present the second program in the Adventures in Gardening Series at 3 p.m. today.

Pat Casey with the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners will present a program titled “Swat, Spray, Squash–or Smile? How I Learned to Love (Some) Bugs.”

A door prize will be awarded and those who attend will receive a free seed packet.

Edinburg VFW Post 2447 will hold a chicken barbecue from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Cost is $4 per half.

A chicken barbecue to benefit the Edinburg Christian Church will be held starting at 8:30 a.m. today at Tractor Supply in Woodstock.

The Cedar Creek Valley Ruritan Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Gravel Springs Lutheran Church, 870 S. Pifer Road, Star Tannery. Information: 465-4159.

Story time
Tiny Tales story time, for ages 2-5, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Glen Burnie House at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. Information: www.handleyregional.org.

The Rotary Club of New Market will meet at noon Wednesday at the Shenvalee Golf Resort in Miller Grille. The guest speaker will be Bill Streett, fire and rescue operations chief for Shenandoah County. Information: www.newmarketrotaryclub.net.

Handley Library in Winchester will hold the following programs:
• Open chess: 4:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday and May 17 and 24, for all ages and skill levels. One-on-one instruction for new players will be held at 5:30 p.m. along with a lecture on chess basics and strategy.
• Open mic poetry night: 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, sponsored by the Shenandoah Poetry Alliance.
• Revolutionary War genealogy research: 6:30-8 p.m., Wednesday.
• Dance party: 10:30-11 a.m., Fridays for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their grownups.
• Construction Club (for all ages): 4-5 p.m., Fridays and 10:30-11:30 a.m., Saturdays.
Information: www.handleyregional.org.

Winchester Trout Unlimited will host a ‘bar fly’ event at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Escutcheon Brewing, 142 W. Commercial St., Winchester.

No fly-tying or fly-fishing experience necessary. Those attending are encouraged to bring their fly-tying vise and any food they wish to eat or share (no drinks). Information: Bill at 540-722-2620.

A member of Congressman Bob Goodlatte’s staff will hold open door community office hours Thursday at the following locations for citizens to discuss problems they might have with the federal government or to discuss their views or current issues before Congress:

• Broadway: 9-10:30 a.m., Town Hall Council Chambers, 116 Broadway Ave.
• Mount Jackson: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Town Council Chambers, 5901 Main St.

The Little North Mountain 4-H Shooting Education Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Liberty Baptist Church in Strasburg. Information: 459-6140.

Ham radio
The Amateur Ham Radio Operators Club will meet at 8:30 a.m. Thursdays at Cook’s Exxon in Woodstock. Information: Malcolm at 436-8503.

Sela Theatre Project will present an original work by local students titled “Does Anybody Hear Her” at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at 30 E. 8th St., Front Royal.

Admission is by donation. The play is rated PG-13 for strong language, social issues and topics.

In conjunction with the production, Selah Theatre Project is collecting backpacks, hygiene products, activity books, blankets and stuffed animals for teens in the Embrace Treatment Foster Care Program. Items can be dropped off at the office weekdays this month from 4 to 9 p.m.

Information: 540-686-5185 or www.selahtheatreproject.org. Further information about Embrace Treatment Foster Care is available at www.embracetfc.com.

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