Community News & Events: Sept. 7


A card shower is planned for Charles “Shot” Wilkins, who will celebrate his 90th birthday Monday. Cards can be sent to 114 S. Grove Ave., Edinburg, Virginia 22824.


• The Bowers family will hold a reunion at 1 p.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church in Edinburg. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish to share. Paper products and drinks will be provided.

• Employees and their families of Johns Manville will hold a reunion from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Ruritan shelter in Edinburg Park. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.


The Virginia Screenwriters Group will host Screenwriting Fundamentals 101 for adults as part of the Skyline Indie Filmfest from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Handley Library.

Those attending will learn how to transfer ideas for a movie from your mind to a script and how to structure scenes, acts and plots. Information: 540-662-9041.


Bowman Library in Stephens City has scheduled the following activities:

• Graduation: 11-11:30 a.m., Saturday for participants completing the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

• Dungeons and Dragons games (ages 12-18): 1-5 p.m., Saturdays. Experienced youth dungeon masters needed.

• Lego Club: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays for elementary- and middle-school students.

• Teen Advisory Board meeting: 6 p.m., Monday for middle- and high-school students.

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

Information: 540-869-9000.


American Legion Post 77 in Strasburg will hold a membership picnic from 1 to 4 pm. Saturday at the River Lot. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.


“How Not To See Your Neighbors: Successful Tree Screens” will be the next in a series of garden talks from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Bowman Library in Stephens City. Sari Carp with the Northern Shenandoah Master Gardener Association will discuss appropriate trees to use, common mistakes to avoid and how to make your tree screen an object of interest year round.

Attendance is free. Registration not required. Information: 540-869-9000.


Trish Ridgeway, former director of Handley Library, will present a program from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday on her research of graffiti made by Union prisioners found in the Old Courthouse Civil War Museum in Winchester.

Information: 540-662-9041.


Marc P. Jaccard, executive director of Henry & Williams Evans Home for Children, will be the speaker at the luncheon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Old Town Winchester at noon Monday at the Godfrey Miller Home on the Old Town Walking Mall.

Information: Janice Rogouski at 540-539-1333.

Oratorio Society

The Front Royal Oratorio Society kicks off a new season with rehearsals from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. each Monday at the Front Royal United Methodist Church in preparation of December Christmas concerts.

Singers (teens to seniors) are invited to join. No audition is required. Information: David Freese at 540-635-4842, email FrontRoyalSings@yahoo.com or visit www.FROS.net.


Response, which serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, will hold its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce office, 103 S. Main St., Woodstock.


The Clarke County Historical Association and Library will host a free trivia night at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.

Funny team names are encouraged. Prizes awarded to top three teams. Information: 540-955-2004 or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.


The Shenandoah Valley Quilters Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at the Sunnyside Retirement Community in Harrisonburg.

The guest speaker will be Robin Vizzone, a Virginia quilter, woolworker, author, teacher and designer of Briar Root Primitives patterns. There will also be show and tell, raffle and refreshments.

Thursday is the deadline to register to attend a workshop on the freezer paper method of wool appliqué handwork from 1 to 4 p.m. led by Vizzone. Attendees will create a “Bloom” wall hanging. The cost is $30 or $25 for Guild members.  Information: www.svqg.org.

Smart driver

AARP will conduct an 8-hour classroom refresher course designed for drivers 50 and over from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Frederick County Public Safety Building in Winchester.

Participants will receive a certificate, which may reduce auto insurance costs for people over 55. There is no exam.

The cost is $20 to cover the costs of materials. AARP members will receive a $5 discount if they bring their membership card to class. Participants should bring their driver’s license to class.

Registration, information: Jane at 540-665-9715.

Spay Today

Spay Today, our area’s nonprofit reduced-priced spay and neuter program, offers shots and tests at lower rates in addition to reduced-priced spay and neuter programs with many veterinarians over a wide area. Information: 304-728-8330 or www.baacs.org.


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