Community News & Events: Oct. 17


• A card shower is planned for Willie Jo Miller, who will celebrate her 78th birthday Sunday. Cards can be sent to 368 W. Old Cross Road, New Market, Virginia 22844.

• A card shower is planned for Leroy and Vilda Polk, who will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary Oct. 24. Cards can be mailed to 311 Shenandoah Ave., Edinburg, Virginia.


The Shenandoah County chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at 9 a.m. today at Denny’s in Mount Jackson.

Morgan Canterbury, a regional representative of Blue Cross/Blue Shield, will present the program starting at 10 a.m.


The Cabin Hill 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Conicville Fire Hall. Information: 540-459-6140.


The Laurel Hill Christian Church Women’s Fellowship will hold a breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at 378 Laurel Hill Way, Strasburg. A free-will offering will be accepted.


The annual Tiffany Taylor Scholarship dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Toms Brook Fire Hall.

Dinner will be spaghetti with or without meat sauce and fettuccine with Alfredo sauce. The cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children 6 to 10 and free for children 5 and under. Proceeds will benefit a cosmetology scholarship at Triplett Tech in memory of Tiffany.


A fall craft and vendor fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mount Jackson Fire and Rescue event center. Food also sold.


The New Market Library will hold a book sale from Saturday through Oct. 29 during regular library hours. All sales are a free-will offering. Videos and other media are also included.


North Warren Fire and Rescue will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 89 Rockland Road, Front Royal. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for ages 3 and under.


Reliance United Methodist Church will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

The cost is $5 for adults, $2 for ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and under.


St. John’s United Church of Christ in Hamburg will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday. A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit local charities.


Strasburg Presbyterian Church will hold a vendor and craft show and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Food will also be sold.


Shenandoah County Extension Master Gardeners will be available to answer home horticulture questions from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Strasburg Farm Market at Pot Town Organics. Information: 540-459-6140.

Fish fry

Third Zion Baptist Church will hold a fish fry from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 609 Baugh Drive, Front Royal. All the fish was caught on a deep-sea fishing trip.

A donation of $10 is requested. Delivery is an additional $1 per dinner.

To place orders call Suetta at 540-636-2130. Proceeds benefit the pew ministry.


“Happy Soil, Happy Plants” will be the final lecture in a series of Garden Talks from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.

Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Elaine Specht will discuss the basic components of soil, how to test its needs and simple actions you can take to improve its quality.  Attendance is free. Registration not required. Information: 540-869-9000.


Samuels Library in Front Royal will host Chess and More at 2 p.m. Saturday for ages 6 and up. Registration required by calling 540-635-3153.


Orkney Springs Fire and Rescue will hold a country ham potpie dinner starting at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Carry outs available for ham sandwiches and potpie quarts and dinners. A free-will offering will be accepted. Orders for hard candy are also being taken and can be placed by calling 856-2631.


The Stepping Stones Community Action Team will host an evening of music and dinner Saturday at the Boyce Fire Hall to benefit the Clarke County Senior Center.

A pork barbecue dinner will be served starting at 6 p.m. Bryan Shepherd and his band will perform from 7 to 10 p.m.

Tickets are $20 per person for both the meal and music or $10 for music only. Beer sold separately. Tickets are available at the Boyce and Berryville branches of the Bank of Clarke County. Information: 540-837-1123.


St. John’s Lutheran Church will host “Mocha and a Message,” a contemporary worship service with coffee and dessert, at 6 p.m. Saturday at 3623 Back Mountain Road, Winchester.

A free-will offering will be collected to benefit community outreach programs. Bingo will be played fafter the service.


The Woodstock High School class of 1948 will hold a reunion at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Spring House Tavern in Woodstock.


Handley Library in Winchester will host the monthly stitching adventure Stitch A Story from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday for ages 10 and up. Registration required by calling 540-662-9041.


Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold a class on web design at 1 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 28.

This is an advanced class learning to use HTML, CSS and Java Script, working with HTML5 and CSS3, the latest version of programming tools for web page development. Participants will need a computer with Windows 7, 8 or 10.

Registration is required by calling 540-635-3153.


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

Liz Adams will lead the program on wide-open zipper pouches. There will be show and tell, a raffle and refreshments.

Those wishing to participate in the optional afternoon workshop should email 2016-Programs@svqg.org to register.

“Reaching for the Stars” raffle quilt tickets are now available to purchase. Information: www.svqg.org.


Lynn Hoffman will lead a workshop on creating a Williamsburg holiday display as part of the Barn Series at Belle Grove Plantation, south of Middletown, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Participants will make a crescent swag of apples or citrus.

The cost is $30, which includes supplies. Registration: 540-869-2028, email info@bellegrove.org or visit www.bellegrove.org/calendar/gardenclass.


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