Community News & Events: June 15


The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday to unveil a 1,500-lb. triceratops climber at the Virginia Welcome Center in Clear Brook, located at Mile Marker 320 off I-81 South.

The exhibit, fabricated by Research Casting International in Canada, is designed for children to climb on. Information: 540-722-2020 or visit http://discoverymuseum.net.



The South Warren Volunteer Fire Department will sell chicken dinners starting at 4 p.m. Saturday at 3330 Stonewall Jackson Highway, Bentonville.

Dinners, which are $9, include  a half chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, dessert and drink, or $4.50 for just one-half chicken. Eat in or carry out.



Friends of Handley Library will host the Cosmic Adventures Traveling Planetarium Saturday at Bowman Library in Stephens City.

The Sky Tonight, for ages 6 and up, will be held at 2 and 3:30 p.m. and Sky Stories, for all ages, will be held at 2:45 p.m. Visitors will also learn about the sky in advance of the partial solar eclipse on Aug. 21.

Registration required. Information, registration: 540-869-9000.


Handley Library will host the monthly Stitch A Story program from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday for ages 10 and up.

Children will read excerpts from popular books and create a stitching project based on the story. Information: 540-662-9041.



St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will hold a Father’s Day breakfast buffet from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Toms Brook Fire Department.

Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children under 10. Proceeds will benefit the Toms Brook Cemetery Fund.



Samuels Public Library in Front Royal has announced the following programs will be held:

  • Downloading media: 6 p.m., June 22. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptop, smart phone or eReader. Space is limited.
  • Painted clock design workshop: 10 a.m.-noon, June 24, led by artist John Kovac. Registration required.
  • Chapter Chat (for ages 7-11): 11 a.m., Tuesday. Refreshments provided. Registration required.

Information, registration: 540-635-3153 or http://www.samuelslibrary.net.


College news

Rose Debrah Turner, a rising senior international studies major at Hollins University, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester.

She is the daughter of Anne and Wayne Turner, of Front Royal.



The Narrow Passage chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has recognized nine Shenandoah County students with awards and certificates.

Ashley Johnson, a student at Central High School and a participant in the Junior ROTC program at Massanutten Military Academy, received the DAR Bronze ROTC Medal and certificate.

Ana Katterjohn Jermstad, a student at Stonewall Jackson High School, and Carston Thomas Shockey, a student at Central High School, received the DAR Good Citizens Award.

At the eighth-grade level, DAR Youth Citizenship certificates and medals were presented to Paris Sexton, Signal Knob Middle School; Christian Hess, North Fork Middle School; and Ashlynn Lambert, Peter Muhlenberg Middle School.

Three fifth graders received the DAR Youth Citizenship certificate and medal. This year’s recipients are Hannah Fisher, Sandy Hook Elementary School; Andrew Miller, W.W. Robinson Elementary School; and Christian Dellinger, Ashby Lee Elementary School.


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