Community News & Events: July 11


A card shower is planned for Frank T. Ritenour, who will celebrate his 75th birthday July 17. Cards can be sent to 403 W. High St., Woodstock, Virginia 22664.

Legion Auxiliary

The Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Unit 77 will meet at 7 p.m. today at the post home.


A new semi-senior and senior pickleball group is forming in the Edinburg-Woodstock area. The group plays three times per week on the following schedule:

• Mondays: 6-8 p.m., at Charter House School gym in Edinburg.

• Tuesdays: 10 a.m.-noon, at New Market Town Park.

• Fridays: 10 a.m.-noon, at the Shenandoah County Park in Maurertown.

Cost is $2 per player at the Edinburg location and free at the other locations. Information: Frank Walcroft at 540-636-1225 or email walcroft1@msn.com.


Richard A. Harkness will discuss operating your own drone at the luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club of New Market at noon Wednesday at the Shenvalee Golf Resort in Miller Grille. Information:  www.newmarketrotaryclub.net.


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

• Books and Beyond: 10 a.m., Wednesday, discussing “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher” by Timothy Egan.

• Downloading media information session: 6 p.m., July 20. Those attending should bring their computer or hand-held devices. Seating limited.

• Civil War history lecture: 6:30 p.m., July 27, featuring Dr. Jonathan Noyalas. His talk will focus on letters of Civil War soldiers.


Pat Moore, from Legal Shield, will discuss identity theft protection at the meeting of the Shenandoah County chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association at 9 a.m. Thursday at Denny’s in Mount Jackson.


The Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail will sponsor a bloodmobile from noon to 5 p.m. Friday at 6601 Winchester Road, Front Royal.

Appointments can be scheduled by calling 800-733-2767 or visit  www.redcrossblood.org and enter RSWRJ.


Limeton United Methodist Church in Bentonville will hold a country breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.

A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit outreach and mission projects.

Fish fry

Morning Star Lutheran Church in Mount Jackson will hold a fish fry starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Those attending are asked to bring lawn chairs.


Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church will hold a chicken barbecue Saturday at 3821 Orkney Grade, Mount Jackson to benefit Mount Jackson Boy Scout Troop 117.

The cost is $4 per half. Information: Gloria at 540-335-2449.


Shenandoah County Extension Master Gardeners will be available to answer home horticulture questions from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Strasburg Farm Market at Pot Town Organics. Information: 459-6140.

Bible school

Round Hill Church of the Brethren, north of Toms Brook, will hold vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for ages 3-12. The theme is “Camp Out: Getting S’More of Jesus.” Information: 540-758-1306.


St. John’s Lutheran Church will hold Mocha and a Message, a contemporary worship service with coffee and desserts, at 6 p.m. Saturday at 3623 Back Mountain Road, Winchester. Bingo, with prizes, will follow.

A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit community outreach programs.


The Shenandoah Valley Quilters Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Sunnyside Retirement Community in Harrisonburg.

Local quilter Lois Horst will present a program on the tango table runner. Information: 2016programs@svqg.org.

Dinner, auction

Antioch Church of the Brethren in Woodstock will hold a Christmas in July dinner and silent auction from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $10 per person. Proceeds benefit the AYC/National Youth Conference. Information: Robert Baker at 540-975-0660 or Rebekah Day at 540-335-6691.

School news

Elijah Williams, of Woodstock, finished second in the nation and was awarded a silver medal in masonry at the annual SkillsUSA Workforce Development Championship on June 21-22 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Williams is a graduate of Central High School and Triplett Business & Technical Institute.

More than 6,000 students competed in 100 hands-on occupational and leadership competitions including robotics, automotive technology, drafting, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking.

Over 1,700 industry judges and technical committee members from 600 businesses, corporations, trade associations and unions planned and evaluated the contestants against their standards for entry-level workers.

Information:  www.SkillsUSA.org.


Members of the Front Royal Elks Lodge 2382 delivered totes of food and personal and household items to seniors and veterans at two area nursing homes. The project was funded with a $2,000 Beacon Grant from the Elks National Foundation.


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