Community News & Events: Oct. 25


A card shower is planned for Elizabeth Murphy, who celebrated her birthday Sunday. Cards can be sent to 5812 Lonas St., Mount  Jackson 22842.


Elaine Specht, an Extension Master Gardener and coordinator of the annual Blandy Seed Exchange, will talk about collecting and saving seeds at the meeting of the Mount Jackson Garden Club at 1 p.m. today at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.

Information: Kitty Bolinger at 856-2272.


Handley Library in Winchester will host a meeting of the Non-Fiction Writers Group from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today.

Information: 540-662-9041.


Bowman Library in Stephens City will host Homeschool Libratory at 2 and 3:30 p.m. Friday for ages 6-12.

The STEM program will teach children about exciting scientific principles. Information: 540-869-9000.


Literacy Volunteers of the Winchester area will hold their annual Storybook Ball from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday at the George Washington Hotel in Winchester.

Included will be a sit-down dinner, silent and live auction, and dancing with music by Yesterday Swing Orchestra.

Tickets are $100 per person. Participants may come in costume or business attire. Information, tickets: 540-536-1648.


The Calvary Episcopal Church Women’s Group will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 132 N. Royal Ave., Front Royal.

Items include clothing, linens, jewelry and holiday items. Proceeds benefit local community outreach programs.


The Shenandoah Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines will present “Melodies With Memories” at 2 p.m. Saturday at Opequon Presbyterian Church in Winchester.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and children. Information: 540-955-2851.


Mt. Olive United Methodist Church will hold a fall and Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Mt. Olive and Back roads, Toms Brook.

Lunch will be available as well as crafts, gifts, baked goods and white elephant items. Proceeds benefit missions programs and the church building fund.


Morning Star Lutheran Church in Mount Jackson will host a Reformation Day Celebration Saturday.

A simple German meal will be served at noon followed by Luther Trail. Come dressed as you are or as your favorite reformer and collect charms of Luther’s life. Held rain or shine. Information: Tamara at 540-335-3723.


The Round Hill Ruritan Club will hold a community bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 164 Poorhouse Road, Winchester.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the Ladies of the Rescue Mission. Spaces are $15 each. Information, applications: www.facebook.com/events/475766699472128.


Samuels Library in Front Royal will have a children’s garden program at 11 a.m. Saturday for ages 6 and older.

Children will plant cabbages in jeweled colors followed by making rose stamps using Napa cabbage to decorate cards.

Information: 540-635-3153.


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


The SPCA of Winchester, Frederick and Clarke counties is holding a cat adoption event “Don’t Be A Scaredy Cat” through Oct. 31.

All adoptable cats are just $13 for approved adopters. Adoption fees include spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations and one local vet visit. Information: 540-662-8616.


A Longaberger basket and Thirty-One bingo will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the New Market Eagles Club to benefit Life Care Center’s resident Christmas fund.

Doors open at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 per book and available at the front desk at the Life Care Center. Information, tickets: 740-8041.


The Middletown Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company will hold a turkey or oyster dinner starting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $15 for adults and $7 for children under 12. Take-outs available.


The SEARCH Group Home and Thrift Store, a nonprofit organization that helps special-needs citizens, will be selling loaded baked potatoes, bowls of chili and drinks Saturday beside St. Andrews Episcopal Church as part of the Mount Jackson Fall Festival.

Information: 477-2600 or 477-2808.


Antioch Church of the Brethren will host a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Saturday to benefit Family Promise of Shenandoah County at 23502 Senedo Road, Woodstock.

The concert will feature Mountain Melodies, St. John Bosco adult and youth choirs and the Wakemans Grove youth band. A free will offering will be accepted. Information: 459-4599 or email shenfamilypromise@gmail.com.


The United Way Rubbermaid Product Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Belk parking lot at Apple Blossom Mall, Winchester.


The Kernstown Battlefield Association will host a lecture by Dana R. MacBean on “The James E. Taylor Sketchbook: Then and Now” at 7 p.m. Saturday at 610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester.

Information: email kba@kernstownbattle.org.


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