Community News & Events: Sept. 12


• A card shower is planned for Ginny Peer, who will celebrate her birthday Friday. Cards can be sent to her c/o Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital, 1309 Kempsville Road, Room 32, Norfolk, Virginia 23502.

• A card shower is planned for Bill Mantz, who will celebrate his birthday Sunday. Cards can be sent to 6065 Woodstock Tower Road, Fort Valley, Virginia 22652.

• A surprise celebration is planned for Pauline Fitchett, who is celebrating her 93rd birthday, from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at 220 Seven Fountains Road, Fort Valley, Virginia.


Samuels Public Library in Front Royal has scheduled the following free programs for adults:

• GED course: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tuesdays.

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

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

• Crochet group: 10 a.m., Wednesday and Sept. 27.

• Exploring Computers (intermediate class): 1 p.m., Thursdays. Classes this month will focus on Microsoft Word.


Wednesday is the deadline to register to attend the Front Royal Women’s Resource Center luncheon and recognition of the 2017 Kim South Girl Grant recipients from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church, 14 W. 1st St., Front Royal.

The grants, awarded in memory of Kim South, will be presented to six middle school girls ages 11 to 13 in Warren County. The grants enabled the girls to attend a week-long activity over the summer.

Information, registration: 540-636-7007 or visit www.frwrc.org/ksgg2017.


The Strasburg High School FFA will hold a bake sale starting at 8 a.m. Saturday at First Bank in Strasburg. Proceeds will benefit students attending the national convention.


North Warren Fire and Rescue will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 89 Rockland Road, Front Royal. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 4 to 12 and free for ages 3 and younger.


A spaghetti dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Antioch Church of the Brethren to benefit the Mt. Jackson-New Market Little League Softball Team After Shock. A free-will offering will be accepted. The church is located four miles west of Woodstock on Senedo Road.


Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold its third annual SamiCon, its own comic convention, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. This year’s theme is Star Trek.

There will be gaming, geek crafts, prizes, maker space by Conquest Technologies and performances by Mirandum Pictures and local musician Sally Mae Foster. Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite character for a costume contest at 3 p.m. Special appearances by Batman, Robin, the Joker, Harley Quinn, the Ghostbusters Tri-State Division, 501st Legion and Garrison Tyranus.

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


Handley Library in Winchester will host the monthly stitching adventure Stitch A Story from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday for ages 10 and up. Information: 540-662-9041.


The Virginia Quilt Museum will open the exhibit Celebration of Modern Quilting from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 301 S. Main St., Harrisonburg.

An artists’ luncheon will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at Asbury Methodist Church (next door to the museum) followed by a lecture by Violet Craft titled “Design is Everywhere.” The cost is $40.

Reservations required by calling 540-433-3818 or visit www.vaquiltmuseum.org.


The Sandy Hook Elementary School PTO will hold a back-to-school carnival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the school in Strasburg.

There will be food, an inflatable slide, book swap, games, and prizes. Admission is $5 per child.


The Cedar Creek Valley Ruritan Club will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Star Tannery Fire Hall. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12.


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.

Stone’s Chapel

The Stone’s Chapel Memorial Association will host its annual gathering starting at 11 a.m. Saturday at 4138 Crum’s Church Road, Berryville.

The guest speaker will be Rick Hopper, a descendant of Thomas Hunsicker, one of the founders of Stone’s Chapel. A wreath-laying ceremony will follow the service at the Hunsicker family plot. Madeline MacNeil will provide special music.

A covered-dish luncheon of fried chicken and drinks will be held on the Chapel lawn. Those attending are asked to bring a side dish.


The District 3 Masonic Lodge in Strasburg will host a bloodmobile from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Middletown Municipal Park.

Appointments preferred but walk-ins welcome. Appointments, information: Bill Weeks at 540-758-2786, Wayne Barringer at 540-336-7193 or visit https://donateblood.vablood.org, group code District 3 Masonic Lodge.


The descendants of William and Gertrude Foster will hold a family reunion from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 100 Viscose Ave., shelter 8 (skate park).

Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Information: Karen Foster at 540-683-1361 or email klf009@icloud.com.


The Fort Loudoun chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution have placed articles pertaining to the U.S. Constitution in two showcases at Handley Library in Winchester to celebrate the anniversary of its drafting.

The display will be available for viewing through Sept. 30. Constitution Week is Sept. 17-23. Copies of the Constitution are available at no charge.


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