Community News & Events: Sept. 9


The Riverton United Methodist Church Men will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. today in the fellowship hall. A goodwill offering will be accepted.

Doggie Paddle

Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation will hold its annual Edinburg Doggie Paddle from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Edinburg Pool.

Dogs must have a current rabies certificate. There will also be a doggie bone hunt and trick and costume contests beginning at 11:30 a.m. The event is free but donations will be accepted for the County Animal Shelter. All dogs must be on a leash except while in the pool.

Information: 459-6777.


The Misfits Drama Group at Mt. Olivet Church of the Brethren will present “Trouble in Paradise Junction” at 7 p.m. today and Sept. 17 at Highway 613, Timberville. Admission is free.


The Humane Society of Warren County will waive adoption fees for the “All for Saving Lives” adoption event today and Sunday at 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal.

While adoption fees are waived for all cats, kittens and adult dogs, the adopter will still be responsible for spay/neuter costs.

Information: 540-635-4734 or visit www.humanesocietywarrencounty.org.


The Cedar Creek Valley Ruritan Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Gravel Springs Lutheran Church, 870 S. Pifer Road, Star Tannery. Information: 465-4159.


Samuels Library in Front Royal will host a meeting of the Maker Club at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday for school-aged children. The theme will be about the pets we love. Information: 540-635-3153.

Story time

Tiny Tales Story Time, for ages 2-5, will be held from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Glen Burnie House at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. Information: www.handleyregional.org.


Bowman Library in Stephens City has announced upcoming programs:

• After-school arts and crafts (ages 8-14): 5-6 p.m., Wednesday. The craft will be clay necklaces.

• Game night (middle- and high-school students): 5:30-8 p.m., Friday. Chaperons will be present. Snacks provided.

Information: 540-869-9000.


Handley Library in Winchester will hold the following programs:

• Open mic poetry night: 6-8 p.m., Wednesday. Sponsor: Shenandoah Poetry Alliance.

• Genealogy research: 6:30-8 p.m., Wednesday. Get tips on searching Revolutionary War ancestors.

Information: 540-662-9041.


Winchester Trout Unlimited will hold a ‘bar fly’ event at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Escutcheon Brewing, 142 W. Commercial St., Winchester.

No fly-tying or fly-fishing experience necessary. Participants are encouraged to bring their fly-tying vise and any food they wish to eat or share (no drinks).

Information: Bill at 540-722-2620.


James Madison University music faculty member Ian Zook and colleagues will present a concert featuring the horn at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Recital Hall at Forbes Center, Harrisonburg. Tickets are $9-$11. Information: www.jmuforbescenter.com.


The Little North Mountain 4-H Shooting Education Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Liberty Baptist Church in Strasburg. Information: 459-6140.

Ham radio

The Amateur Ham Radio Operators Club meets at 8:30 a.m. each Thursdays at Cook’s Exxon in Woodstock. Information: Malcolm at 436-8503.


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