Community News & Events: Oct. 10


• A card shower will be held for Norma Doman, who will celebrate her 70th birthday Friday. Cards can be sent to 643 E. Washington St., Strasburg, Virginia 22657.

• A card shower is planned for Doris Combs, who will celebrate her 85th birthday Saturday. Cards can be sent to 430 Eagle St., Woodstock, Virginia 22664.

• A card shower is planned for Louise (Dickie) Murray, who will celebrate her 104th birthday Saturday. Cards can be sent to her c/o Greenfield of Strasburg, 14 Maynard Lane, Room 2, Strasburg, Virginia 22657.


James Madison University will present the following concerts at Forbes Center in Harrisonburg.

• The Symphony Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday. Tickets: $9-$11.

• The Brass Band will perform at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets: $9-$11.

• DanceShare: 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday at Earlynn J. Miller Dance Theatre. Featuring faculty and students from the dance programs at JMU and Radford University. Tickets: $12.



The Woodstock Presbyterian Church Women will sponsor a pork tenderloin dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. A free-will offering will be accepted for dining in. Take outs will be $12 per plate.


Browntown Baptist Church will hold a bake and fall craft sale (rain or shine) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church will sponsor a community breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at 2395 Readus Road, Edinburg. A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit United Methodist Women’s missions.


Shenandoah County Master Gardeners will be available to answer home horticulture questions from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lowe’s in Woodstock. Information: 540-459-6140.


The youth of Pleasant View Church of the Brethren will hold a spaghetti dinner and auction Saturday at 4197 Conicville Road, Mount Jackson.

The spaghetti dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. Carryouts available. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 12 and younger. The auction will begin at 6:45 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit the youth attending the 2018 National Youth Conference in Colorado.


A 60th wedding anniversary reception will be held for Junior and Marie Rhodes from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Maurertown Brethren Church.


Edinburg VFW Post 2447 will sell chicken barbecue from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $4 per half. Pre-orders: 984-4355.


The Riverton United Methodist Church Men will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall in the back of the church. An offering will be accepted.


The Fort Valley Fire Department will host bingo starting at 6 p.m. Saturday. Food will be sold starting at 5:30 p.m.


Ranier Vidale will share stories of growing up on Tangier Island, a remote island off the Virginia coast home to less than 1,000 people, at 3 p.m. Saturday at the New Market Library. Admission is free.


The Family Drive-In Theater in Stephens City will host the showing of “Beauty and the Beast” with “My Little Pony” starting at 7:15 p.m. Saturday.

Proceeds and 10 percent of concessions will be donated to the Laurel Center, which supports battered and abused women in the Winchester area.


The Friends of Handley Regional Library, partnering with the American Association of University Women, will host a forum featuring candidates or candidate representatives from the 10th, 29th and 33rd House districts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Information: 540-662-9041 or email

Open house

An open house will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Pine Grove School in Strasburg. Those attending are encouraged to bring pictures to share.


Hunting for a Cure Together will be raising money for its Relay for Life Team from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Andrick’s Flea Market, 490 S. Commerce Ave., Front Royal.


The Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River will hold its annual fish fry dinner and fundraising auction from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Woodstock Moose Lodge.

Highlights of the past year include helping provide outdoor education experiences for hundreds of local students; offering low-cost summer camps emphasizing ecology and river health; and working with local volunteers to clean up trash and debris from the river. The group also serves as the “community support organization” for Seven Bends State Park, slated to open in 2018.

The auction features adventure trips, weekend stays, artwork, meals and outdoor gear.

Tickets are $50 per person in advance and $55 at the door. Information, tickets: 540-459-8550 or visit


Fort Valley Library will sponsor a free talk by Dr. Alan Taylor as part of its Lyceum series at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Taylor, twice a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, will talk about his most recent work “American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804.”


The Front Royal Women’s Resource Center will hold its annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Weichert Realtors, 824 John Marshall Highway, Front Royal.

Information: 540-636-7007, email or visit


The Narrow Passage chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Route 11 Potato Chips factory, 11 Edwards Way, Mount Jackson.

The program tour of the factory will focus on conservation. Those attending should bring a bag lunch. Information: 540-856- 3426.


The Mountain Vista Governor’s School Foundation will hold an evening of trivia and chili cooking competition at 6 p.m. Saturday at Fauquier High School in Warrenton.

Teams will compete in several rounds of trivia and individuals will compete for culinary dominance with their chili recipes.

Tickets are $15 for individuals and $100 for a table of eight. There will also be a silent auction. Information:


The Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River will hold two make-and-take workshops on rain barrels and compost bins on Oct. 22 at W.O. Riley Park in Woodstock.

The rain barrel workshop will be at 2 p.m. and the compost bin at 3:30 p.m. The cost is $45 per barrel.

Registration is required by visiting


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