Community News & Events: Saturday, Sept. 30

Showers

• A card shower is planned for Mike Good, who will celebrate his 70th birthday Wednesday. Cards can be sent to 2529 S. Ox Road, Edinburg, Virginia 22824.

• A card shower is planned for Melvin “Buster” Kibler Jr., who will celebrate his 70th birthday Oct. 8. Cards can be sent to 4570 Swover Creek Road, Edinburg, Virginia 22824.

4-H

The Shenandoah County Extension office has announced the following 4-H groups will meet:

• Toms Brook 4-H Club and Cloverbuds: 6 p.m., Sunday at the United Methodist Church.

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

• 4-H/FFA Livestock Show and Sale awards program and elections: 7 p.m., Wednesday in the cafeteria at Central High School in Woodstock.

Information: 540-459-6140.

Library

Handley Library in Winchester has announced the following programs for children in October:

• Preschool story time (ages 3-up): 10:30 a.m., Mondays.

• Baby Time (ages birth-15 months): 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays.

• Stories with a Sheriff (all ages): 4 p.m., Wednesday.

• Toddler Time (ages 3-under): 10:30 a.m., Thursdays.

• Open chess games (all ages and skill levels): 4:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays. Lectures held at 5:30 p.m. on chess basics and strategy along with one-on-one instruction for new players. Information: www.winchesterchess.com.

Library

Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold the following programs for children in October:

• Lego Club: 4:30-5:30 p.m., Mondays for elementary- and middle-school children. Weekly themes.

• Toddler Time (ages 3-under): 11 a.m., Mondays.

• Manga Art (for tweens and teens): 6-7 p.m., Monday and Oct. 16.

• Dance party: 11-11:45 a.m., Tuesdays for toddlers, preschoolers and their grownups.

• Storycrafters (all ages): 6 p.m., Tuesdays.

• Storytime: 11 a.m., Wednesdays.

• Moon Festival: 6-8 p.m., Wednesday featuring storytelling, plays, traditional foods and crafts.

• Baby Time (ages birth-15 months): 11 a.m., Thursdays.

• Preschool story time (ages 3-up): 11 a.m., Oct. 7, 21 and 28.

• Paws for Reading with therapy dogs: 1 p.m., Oct. 14 and 28.

Information: 540-869-9000.

Ruritan

The Hamburg Ruritan Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Pine Lutheran Church in Mount Jackson.

Library

Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold the following programs for adults in October:

• Hello Computer (for novices): 1-2 p.m., Tuesdays, four weeks.

• Genealogy workshop: 6 p.m., Wednesdays, five weeks.

• General Education Development (GED) course: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.

• English as a Second Language: 10 a.m.-noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

• Exploring Computers: 1 p.m., Thursdays. Classes in October will focus on social media and online shopping.

• Microsoft Office workshop: 10 a.m., Oct. 7 and 21.

• Downloading Media: 6 p.m., Oct. 17.

Information: 540-635-3153 or www.samuelslibrary.net.

Library

Clarke County Library in Berryville has announced the following programs will be held in October:

• Preschool story-time (ages 3-up): 10:30-11 a.m., Tuesdays.

• Factivities STEM program (ages 6-11): 3:45-4:45 p.m., Thursdays.

Information: 540-955-5144.

Screening

Handley Library in Winchester will host the Free Medical Clinic of Northern Shenandoah Valley for an on-site health screening from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Free screenings will be available for blood glucose, blood pressure, BMI, flu shot and health education. A cholesterol test will also be available for $10. Participants must be 18 or older. No insurance or appointment required. Information: Todd Strader at 540-662-9041, ext 19.

WWI program

Heather Foster and Russell Rinker will present “Home Show from World War I” featuring music and poetry from the era from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Handley Regional Library in Winchester. Information: 540-662-9041.

Breastfeeding

WIC, supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children, breastfeeding staff will host the LATCH Circle from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Handley Regional Library in Winchester.

The program is a casual time for mothers to share and encourage each other during their breastfeeding journey. Each class will feature games, giveaways and nutrition education credit. Information: Jessica Vincent at 540-722-3470.

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