Community News & Events: Oct. 20


A card shower is planned for William “Bo” Snyder, who will celebrate his 63rd birthday Oct. 28. Cards can be sent to P.O. Box 134, Fort Valley, Virginia 22652.


The Strasburg FFA will hold a bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Rockingham Cooperative in Strasburg. Proceeds will benefit the group’s trip to the national convention.


The following volunteers are scheduled at the Strasburg Museum:

Sunday: morning, Donnie Davison and Paul Damvir;

afternoon, Leon and Diane Smith.

Monday: morning, Joan Farrell and Jenny Conrad; afternoon, Gloria Stickley.

Tuesday: morning, Judy Cosby; afternoon, Henry Himelright and Margo.

Wednesday: morning, Phil Loving and Sally Fravel; afternoon, Judy Grubb and Fay Sonner.

Thursday: morning, Bob Callihan and Wayne Ireson, afternoon, Jeannette Dovel and Hilary White.

Friday: morning, Hope Brim; afternoon, Bill and Pat McClanahan.

Saturday: morning, Phil Loving; afternoon, Donna Bollhoefer.

Open house/training

Family Promise of Shenandoah County will host a Family Center open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 781 Spring Parkway in Woodstock for a tour, hot dog and to meet some former guests.

A training session for people interested in volunteering will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Antioch Church of the Brethren, 23502 Senedo Road, Woodstock.

Information: 540-459-4599 or email shenfamilypromise@gmail.com.


The Shenandoah County Extension office in Woodstock has announced the following meetings:

• The 4-H Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Central High School in Woodstock. The meeting will also include county-wide officer training.

• The 4-H All Stars will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Extension office.

Information: 540-459-6140.

La Leche

Handley Library in Winchester will host a La Leche meeting, a support group for breast-feeding mothers, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Babies, siblings and partners welcome. No registration required. Information: 540-662-9041.


Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold a meeting of Anime and Pocky from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday for middle- and high-school students.


The Friends of Handley Regional Library will hold a preview night book sale for members at 6 p.m. Monday at Bowman Library in Stephens City. Memberships will be available at the door.

The sale will be open to the community from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 27-28. Most books priced 50 cents to $2.


James Madison University’s annual Contemporary Music Festival will be held at 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at the Forbes Center Concert Hall in Harrisonburg.

Tickets are $8-$10. Information, tickets: 540-568-7000 or www.jmuforbescenter.com.

Lunch Bunch

The Lunch Bunch will meet at noon Monday at the Strasburg United Methodist Church. Reservations can be made by calling 465-3418.


The American Legion Community Band will present its fall benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Boggs Chapel at Randolph Macon Academy in Front Royal.

An offering will be accepted for the Legion’s National Emergency Fund. Information: 540-635-6828 or visit www.alcband.org.


The Type 1 Diabetes Support Group will meet at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday at the old hospital’s Chronic Disease Resource Center, 333 W. Cork St., Suite 100, Winchester.


Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold the following activities for youth:

• The Maker Club: 4:30 p.m., Tuesday for school-age children. The program will be a lesson on safety with electricity.

• Toddler story time: 10:15 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday. The theme will be about pumpkins.

• Preschool story time: 11 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday. The theme will be about pumpkins.


The Friends of Samuels Library in Front Royal will host the following two lectures:

• Tuesday: 6:30 p.m., featuring art historian Ben Glen II on the art and life of renowned Dutch painter  Johannes Vermeer.

• Thursday: 6:30 p.m., the Rev. James Utt will lecture on Martin Luther and the history of The Reformation in observance of its 500th anniversary.

Information: 540-635-3153 or www.samuelslibrary.net.

School news

The Warren County School Board announced the following personnel changes at its Oct. 18 meeting:

• Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary School: Rebekah Pennington will replace Alice O’Mara as a SPED instructional assistant. O’Mara transferred to the school’s library.

• Ressie Jeffries Elementary School: Holly Bailey will replace Misty Dearing as a cafeteria assistant.

• Skyline Middle School: Shawn Simmons will replace Robin Kayser as a SPED instructional assistant.

• Warren County Middle School: Zachary Henry will replace Luke Heeter as the eighth-grade boys basketball coach.

College news

Two Shenandoah County students at Shepherd University have been awarded scholarships by the university’s foundation. They are:

• Isaiah Terrence Hall, of Edinburg, was awarded the William E. Moler Scholarship.

• Dakota Funkhouser, of Strasburg, was awarded the Helene A. Bazzrea Memorial Scholarship.


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