Community News & Events: June 3

Lukas Waldron

Lukas Waldron, a 2013 graduate of Central High School, was commissioned a second lieutenant during graduation ceremonies on May 14 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

He will report to Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma for undergraduate pilot training in January.

He is the son of Raymond and Wynne Waldron, of Fort Valley.


A card shower is planned for Terry and Sherry Graham, who will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today. Cards can be sent to 109 N. Lee St., Woodstock, Virginia 22664.


Handley Library in Winchester has scheduled the following programs:

• Crafternoons (ages 10-older): 2-3 p.m., Fridays in June. Registration required.

• Construction Club (all ages): 4-5 p.m., Fridays; 10:30-11:30 a.m., Saturdays.



The Strasburg Midget Football League will sell chicken barbecue at 11 a.m. today in front of the Strasburg Chamber of Commerce office.

Chicken will be $4.50 per half and a bucket of gizzards will be $4. Pre-orders: 540-325-2249. Proceeds benefit Kirsten Campbell who will be traveling with the MU Ladies Soccer Team to Germany and Austria this summer.


Warren County Parks and Recreation and Defensive Firearms of Virginia will offer a course on justifiable use of force from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the County Community Center for ages 10 and older.

The cost for the seminar is $35. Pre-registration required. Information: Rex King at

Registration: 540-635-1021 or


Handley Regional Library in Winchester will host the Shenandoah Valley chapter of Coming to the Table from 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. The topic will be “Race Awareness and the Wheels of Influence.”

Lucia King will lead an exercise to help participants identify key people from the past who have influenced them. The program is free.

Information: 540-662-9041.


Strasburg Christian Church will host a benefit bingo from 6 to 9 p.m. today.

Food will be available starting at 5 p.m. An extra door prize ticket given for a donation to the Martinsburg Veterans Hospital. A portion of proceeds benefit Compassion Cupboard.


Warren County Parks and Recreation will host a family movie night showing “A Dog’s Purpose” at dusk (about 8:15 p.m.) today at the Claude A. Stokes Jr. Community Swimming Pool. Gates open at 7 p.m.

The cost is $35 per family of four and $8 for each additional family and $10 for individual admission. Children under 11 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Pre-registration recommended by calling 540-635-1021 or email


The following volunteers are scheduled at the Strasburg Museum:

Sunday: morning, Sue Foster; afternoon, Conly and Tina Crabill.

Monday: morning, Bryan Stonesifer; afternoon, Tom Knowles.

Tuesday: morning, Ibby Stratton; afternoon, Ibby Stratton.

Wednesday: morning, Jackie Richard; afternoon, Jocelyn Vena.

Thursday: morning, Terry Goad and Suzanne Arthur; afternoon, Jeanette Dovel.

Friday: morning, Bill and Pat McClanahan; afternoon, Fay Sonner and Sherry Anderson.

Saturday: morning, Hope Brim and Evelyn Judy; afternoon, Donna Bollhoefer.


Central High School’s Interact Club will host a Shave Out Cancer event at 11:20 a.m. Monday at the school to raise money for childhood cancer research.

The club has already raised nearly $3,000. Join Melinda Walters, Steve Shaffer and other teachers and students in shaving your head at the event. Information:


Warren County Parks and Recreation will host a co-ed basketball camp from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at Skyline High School for students in grades 2-12 as of the 2017-18 school year.

The cost is $75 per participant. Information: Coach Kenney at 540-631-0366, ext. 31159 or email

Special Ed

The Warren County Special Education Advisory Committee will meet Monday at the County Special Services/Diversified Minds office.

The business meeting will start at 6 p.m. followed by the community meeting at 7:15 p.m.

Information: Laurie Adams at 540-683-1767 or Michael Hirsch at 540-635-2725, ext. 33223.


Master Gardener Sarah Pak will present the monthly “Adventures in Gardening” program at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg.

The topic will be “Water wisdom in the garden: a how-to guide for saving time, money and H2O.”

Season-appropriate plants will be donated by Fort Valley Nursery as door prizes. The program is free. No registration required. Information: 984-8200.

Mah Jongg

Warren County Parks and Recreation will offer a Mah Jongg Players Club from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in June at the County Health & Human Services Band Room.

The cost is $8 per player. Players must bring their own players card. Information: Deb Jones at 540-252-4252.


The Shenandoah County Extension office in Woodstock has announced the following meetings will be held:

• 4-H teen counselor training: 6 p.m., Tuesday at the Extension office.

• Seven Bends 4-H Shooting Education Club: 7 p.m., Tuesday at Round Hill Church of the Brethren in Toms Brook.

• 4-H Goat Club: 7 p.m., Wednesday in the cafeteria at Central High School.

• 4-H/FFA livestock show & sale executive committee: 7 p.m., Wednesday at the Extension office.

Information: 459-6140.


The Turner Ashby 184 chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will hold its 151st Confederate Memorial Day service at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Stonewall Cemetery located within Mt. Hebron Cemetery, 305 E. Boscawen St., Winchester.

The guest speaker will be Jerry Holsworth, a local historian who has written two books on Winchester’s Civil War experience. Award recipients will be John W. Russell III, of Gore, William L. Vorous, of Berryville, and John J. Fox III, of Winchester. Music will be provided by the Tuscarora Brass Band.


The Hamburg Ruritan Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Johns United Church of Christ on Headquarters Road.


National Park Service Ranger Shannon Moeck will give free lectures on the beginnings of Confederate Memorial Day in 1866 by the Ladies Memorial Association at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Jackson’s Headquarters, 415 N. Braddock St., Winchester.

Information: Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society at 540-662-6550.


The Timberville Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual carnival Wednesday through Saturday. Featured each day will be:

Wednesday: shrimp night with Crazy Critter Karaoke.

Thursday: music by Thrash ‘n Hollar.

Friday: barbecued beef dinner and 6:30 p.m. parade.

Saturday: music by the Hatcher Boys.


A movie will be shown as part of Gazebo Flicks at 8:15 p.m. Thursday at the Gazebo in Front Royal. Those attending are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of rain, the movie will be shown the following Tuesday.


Mount Olive Baptist Church will hold spring revival services at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m. Sunday with the following speakers at 7893 Senseney Ave., Middletown:

• Thursday: Pastor Ginger Medley, associate pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

• Friday: Pastor Henry G. Hall, pastor of Esbie Baptist Church in Strasburg.

• Sunday: the Rev. Floyd Coats, associate minister at Zion Baptist Church in Berryville.

Ham radio

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


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