Community News & Events: Sept. 13


St. John’s Lutheran Church will hold its annual fall festival at 3 p.m. Saturday at 3623 Back Mountain Road, Winchester.

Featured will be live music, food, bake sale, homemade items, crafts and face painting. Held rain or shine. Those attending should bring a lawn chair. Proceeds benefit the St. John’s Lutheran Scholarship Fund.


The Middletown Heritage Society will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Middletown Historic District at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at The Wayside Inn.

David Edwards, regional director of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, will present a 30-minute program about the historic district. New district signs will be unveiled and the 20th anniversary of the Heritage Society will be recognized.


Esbie Baptist Church in Strasburg will host a Gospel Extravaganza at 5 p.m. Saturday.


Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold a Manga art program from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday for tweens and teens. Those attending should bring a sketch book. Information: 540-869-9000.


The Shenandoah County Extension office has announced the following 4-H meetings will be held:

• Lebanon Church 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the community center.

• Cabin Hill 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Conicville Fire Hall.

Information: 459-6140.


The Shenandoah County Retired Teacher’s Association is accepting donations in honor or memory of educators for its annual scholarship program, which will be held in May.  Information: Pam Green at 459-3753 or email


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