Community News & Events: June 23


Winchester Sheriff Les Taylor will talk about Project Lifesaver, a rapid response program that aids victims suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders such as Down’s syndrome and autism and their families, at the luncheon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Old Town at noon Monday at the Godfrey Miller Home on the Old Town Walking Mall.

Information: Janice Rogouski at 540-539-1333.


Monday is the deadline to register to attend the meeting of the Shenandoah Professional Women’s Group from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Carmella’s Café in Edinburg.

The guest speaker will be Audrey Bright, region manager for Shentel, reviewing her book club selection “I Am That Girl” by Alexis Jones. No need to have read the book.

There is no fee to join. Reservations: Vega Ziemer at 540-481-0354. Information: https://tinyurl.com/ycjamc7d.


Uncle Ty-Rone’s World with Ventrilopuppets will be the second program for the Valley Reads Special Presenters series at all branches of Handley Regional Library.

Programs will be held:

  • Clarke County Library, Berryville: 10:30 a.m., Monday.
  • Handley Library: 2 p.m., Monday.
  • Bowman Library, Stephens City: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Tuesday.


The New Market 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Reformation Lutheran Church. Information: 459-6140.


The Straburg High School class of 1962 is planning its 55th class reunion Sept. 23. Classmates interested in helping to plan are asked to call Roberta Ritenour at 933-6278.


The Humane Society of Warren County and local Front Royal businesses have partnered together for the summertime fundraiser “Paws 4 A Cause.”

Select businesses will be selling paw icons in bronze, silver and gold through July 31 with all proceeds to help the homeless animals of Warren County. For a list of participating businesses visit https://tinyurl.com/y77fng2p


The following volunteers are scheduled at the Strasburg Museum:

Sunday: morning, Donnie Davison; afternoon, Margo and Lynn.

Monday: morning, Joan Farrell and Ann Wilson; afternoon, Pat Kelly.

Tuesday: morning, Judy Cosby; afternoon, Betty Sue Howard and Gloria Church.

Wednesday: morning, Phil Loving and Sally Fravel; afternoon, Judy Grubb and Sherry Anderson.

Thursday: morning, Polly Wilson and Suzanne Arthur; afternoon, Marie Spence and Bryan Stonesifer.

Friday: morning, Hope Brim and Eileen Chapell; afternoon, Tina Crabill.

Saturday: morning, Ellsworth and Rubye Stickley; afternoon, Pat Miller and Sherry Anderson.



Samuels Public Library in Front Royal has scheduled the following activities:

  • The Maker Club: 3:30 p.m., Tuesday for school-age children. The theme will be those hilarious barn animals.
  • Pirates puppet show: 3 p.m., Tuesday, enjoy musical about puppet characters created from trash, presented by GoodLife Theater.
  • Toddler story time: 10:15 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday. The theme will be about feet and the shoes that cover them.
  • Preschool story time: 11 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday. The theme will be about feet and the shoes that cover them.
  • Countries by Design (ages 7-up): 2 p.m., Thursday. Children will design their own country and its flag and make a patriotic craft.

Information: 540-635-3153.



The Type 1 Diabetes Support Group will meet at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at the old hospital’s Chronic Disease Resource Center, 333 W. Cork St., Suite 100, Winchester.



Grace Fellowship Church of God will host Senior Moments for ages 50 and older at 10 a.m. Tuesday at 55 Westminster Drive, Front Royal. The program will include bingo, puzzles and snacks. Information: 540-635-8843.



The Mount Olive community fellowship dinner will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 208 Sand Ridge Road, Toms Brook.

Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish to share. Dinners are held the fourth Tuesday of the month through September.




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