Community News & Events: Sept. 23

Shower

A card shower is planned for Harry and Anna Morris, who will celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary Wednesday. Cards can be sent to 1390 Brook Creek Road, Toms Brook 22660.

Battlefield

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation will host a weekend of programs today through Sunday to celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Fisher’s Hill.

Activities include guest speakers, a bus tour, cannon demonstrations, interpretive program, youth program and a living history program.

Information: www.shenandoahatwar.org/fh-anniversary.

Concerts

James Madison University in Harrisonburg has announced the following activities:

• Today: 8 p.m., the Royal Marching Dukes and other JMU ensembles will present JMU Pops! Stories in Song at the Convocation Center. Tickets: $15.

• Tuesday, 8 p.m., JMU music faculty member Eric Ruple will present a piano concert in Forbes Center Concert Hall. Tickets: $9-$11.

• Tuesday-Oct. 2: School of Theatre and Dance students will present “Equss” by Peter Shaffer at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Oct. 2 at Mainstage Theatre. Viewer discretion. Tickets: $14-$15.

Information, tickets: 540-568-7000 or www.jmuforbescenter.com.

Reunion

The family of the late Homer and Lula Drummonds Sr. will hold a reunion at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Ruritan Pavillion at Sherando Park in Stephens City.

Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish or two to share. Information: Dale Drummonds at 540-869-3401.

Library

Bowman Library in Stephens City will host a meeting of Maker Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

Valley Makers Association member and expert clockmaker Stan Stocker will lead the workshop on practical skills to do simple electronic projects.

The workshop is free but space is limited. Information, registration: 540-869-9000.

Bus trip

Wednesday is the deadline to register for a bus trip sponsored by the Friends of Handley Regional Library on Oct. 4 to Washington, D.C., to visit the DAR Library, National Archives, Library of Congress and National Gallery of Art.

The cost is $25 per seat. The bus will depart at 8 a.m. from the Solenbergers parking lot. Information, reservations: 540-662-6046, ext. 31 or email friends@handleyregional.org.

Gardeners

Sarah Kohrs, director of Corhaven Graveyard, a historic burial ground for enslaved African-Americans associated with an antebellum plantation in the Quicksburg area, will be the speaker at the meeting of the Mount Jackson Garden Club at 1 p.m. Wednesday at 2883 Quicksburg Road, Quicksburg. Information: Kitty Bolinger at 856-2272.

Tractors

The Massanutten Antique Tractor and Gasoline Engine Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Edinburg Fire Hall. Information: 436-3652.

Womangathering

Krista Shifflett with the Warren Coalition, a nonprofit organization that helps fill the gaps in health care and substance abuse awareness, will be the guest speaker at the meeting of Womangathering from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at 213 E. Main St., Front Royal.

Library

Dr. Justin Calabrese from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute will present a program on how scientists understand animal movement and its implications at 6 p.m. Thursday at Samuel Public Library in Front Royal.

Information: 540-635-3153.

History

Katie Quick Derby, director of the Culpeper Family History Center, will present a program on tips genealogy professionals use at the meeting of the New Market Historical Society at 7 p.m. Thursday at the New Market Town Hall.

Museum

Troy Marshall, director of the Virginia Museum of the Civil War, will be guest speaker at the meeting of the Woodstock Museum at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Woodstock Town Hall, 135 N. Main St. Information: 540-459-3946 or email bk@springhollowantiques.com.

Raffle

The Humane Society of Warren County will host a doll house raffle now through Dec. 15 to benefit its ALTERnate fund that pays for shelter pets to be spayed and neutered. Tickets, which are $5 each or five for $20, are available by calling 540-635-4734 or at the Society’s office at 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal.

Taxes

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking for volunteers to help prepare and assist with tax preparations for moderate-income taxpayers 50 and older.

Volunteers will work four hours weekly from Feb. 2 through April 15. Information: James Groom, wintaxaide@gmail.com or visit www.aarp.org/taxaide.

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