Community News & Events: Aug. 5


The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will present a Tiny Tales story-time program for ages 2 to 5 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Glen Burnie House, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. Information: www.handleyregional.org.


Sheila Orndorff, executive director of Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter, will be the speaker at the luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club of New Market at noon Wednesday at Shenvalee Golf Resort in Miller Grille. Information: www.newmarketrotaryclub.net.


Handley Library in Winchester will hold the following activities:

• Open mic poetry night: 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, sponsored by Shenandoah Poetry Alliance.

• Genealogy research: 6:30-8 p.m., Wednesday. Get tips on researching Revolutionary War ancestors.

Information: 540-662-9041 or 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.


You Knew Me When will perform at 6 p.m. Thursday at Woodstock Brewhouse, 123 E. Court St., Woodstock.

The Colorado-based husband and wife indie folk-rock duo have been on tour since 2012 visiting over 150 craft breweries across the United States.


Woodstock and Edinburg Masonic lodges and chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star will hold a picnic at 6 p.m. Thursday at 422 Eagle St., Woodstock.

Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Meat, drinks and paper products will be provided. Information: 459-4322.

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.

Belle Grove

Belle Grove Plantation, south of Middletown, will hold a story-time program of reading in the kitchen at 10 a.m. Thursday.

For those attending, a tour of the mansion will be free for one child with a paying adult. Those who are part of the Valley Reads Program will earn a badge for attending the program and one for taking a house tour.

To sign up for the Valley Reads program, visit www.handleyregional.org.


Rusty Holland, executive director of Concern Hotline, will be the speaker at the meeting of the Blue Ridge Kiwanis of Winchester at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Best Western Lee-Jackson in Winchester.


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

• 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.



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