Community News & Events: Sept. 26


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, Virginia 22660.


James Madison University in Harrisonburg has announced the following activities:

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

• Today through Oct. 2: School of Theatre and Dance students will present “Equus” 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.

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.


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 540-856-2272.


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


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.


Handley Library in Winchester will hold a meeting of the non-fiction writers group from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.


As part of Handley Regional Library’s One Book One Community program, Patrick Evans-Hylton, author of this year’s selection “Dishing Up Virginia: 145 Recipes That Celebrate Colonial Traditions and Contemporary Flavors,” will speak from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at John Kerr Elementary School, 427 Meadow Branch Ave., Winchester.

Information: onebookonecommunitywincva@gmail.com.


Antioch Church of the Brethren, located one mile west of the Woodstock Walmart on Senedo Road, will hold Fall Harvest revival services at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Speakers and dates are:

• Brother Chuck Davis, pastor of Calvary Church of the Brethren, will be the speaker on Wednesday. Special music by Antioch Worship Experience.

• Crystal Gosnell, a former Woodstock teacher and current Nigerian missionary, will be the speaker on Oct. 4. Debbie Cummins will provide special music.

• Craig Smith, interim pastor from Frederick (Maryland) Church of the Brethren, will be the speaker on Oct. 11. His wife, Vicki, will present special music.

Information: 540-459-3661.


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.


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.


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.


The Shenandoah County Extension Leadership Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Extension office in Woodstock. Information: 459-6140.


The Type 2 Diabetes Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Diabetes Management office on the first floor of the old Valley Hospital, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester (use upper lobby door-first office on left).

Josh Slade from the Wellness Center will present a program on the Next Step exercise program.

Information: Deborah at 540-536-5106.


Friday is the deadline to register for the Mature Movement-Fitness at Your Level class sponsored by the Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation Department from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays in October at the Strasburg Community Center for ages 55 and over.

The instructor will be Stephanie Ayers. The cost is $40 for Tuesday-only sessions or $60 for Tuesday and Friday sessions. A second class will be held Oct. 31-Dec. 1 with a registration deadline of Oct. 24. Information/registration: 540-459-6777.


Walnut Springs Christian Church will host bingo from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at 1905 Oranda Road, Strasburg. The cost is 25-cents per card to benefit the Oranda School House. Food will be available starting at 5 p.m.


Manor Memorial United Methodist Church in New Market will host “Alive Together In Christ: A Lay Witness Mission” Friday through Sunday.

The mission is a ministry of laypeople telling of experiences in their faith journey. Times are available by calling 740-8959 or visit www.lwm-alive-together-in-christ.eventbrite.com.


Bobbi Carducci, a national speaker, writing coach and award-winning author of “Confessions of an Imperfect Caregiver,” will be the speaker at the luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club of Front Royal at noon Friday at the Holiday Inn at Blue Ridge Shadows. The cost is $12.

Selah Theatre

Selah Theate will present the drama “The Laramie Project” by Moises Kauffman and the Tectonic Theatre Project at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 30 E. 8th St., Front Royal, and 3 p.m. Sunday at Hideaway Café, 200 N. Braddock St., Winchester.

The performance is based on 21-year old Matthew Shepard, a student at the University of Wyoming, who was kidnapped and beaten because he was gay and left tied to a fence in October 1998 outside Laramie, Wyoming. The performance features teen and adult actors from Front Royal, Warren County and Winchester.

Tickets are $12 online, $15 at the door and $8 and $10 for students and senior citizens. Future performances will be held Oct. 6-8.

Information: 540-686.5185 or www.selahtheatreproject.org.

Schultz Theatre

Schultz Theatre and School of Performing Arts will present the sci-fi horror musical “Little Shop of Horrors” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at J. Frank Hillyard Middle School, 226 Hawks Hill Drive, Broadway.

Future performances will be held Oct. 6-8.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for students and senior citizens. Information: 540-896-9600 or www.schultztheatre.com.

Rouse Center

The Rouse Center for the Arts in New Market will present “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

The play puts together stories of real women, clothes and the memories they trigger which cover many of the important subjects in life.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Information, tickets: 888-341-7313 or rouss.center@gmail.com.


Wayne Racey will be the speaker for a revival service at 7 p.m. Friday at Valley Pike Church of the Brethren, 83 Hadley Road, Maurertown.


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