Community News & Events: Oct. 7


The Strasburg Chamber of Commerce will host Oktoberfest Strasburg style from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today on King and North

Activities for children will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes rock painting, face painting, a balloon artist and laser tag). Crafters will be present, and there will be a pumpkin pie contest, pumpkin painting, food, a beer and wine garden and live music by John Richards and The Virginians.

Admission is $3 or free for youth under 16. Information: www.strasburgvachamber.com.



Bowman Library in Stephens City will host an after-school arts and crafts program from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday for ages 8 to 14.

The program will feature guest teachers to introduce folk, textile and traditional arts with a literature connection. Supplies provided. This month’s craft will be knitting. Those attending are asked to bring their own needles.

Information: 540-869-9000.


Handley Library in Winchester will hold the following programs:

• Open mic poetry night: 6-8 p.m., Wednesday.

• Research Revolutionary War ancestors: 6:30-8 p.m., Wednesday.

Information: 540-662-9041.

Story time

The Glen Burnie House at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will hold a Tiny Tales story-time program from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday for ages 2 to 5 at 901 Amherst St., Winchester. Information: www.handleyregional.org.


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.


Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host the following events:

• Genealogy Nuts: Shake Your Family Tree: 6 p.m., each Wednesday through Nov. 1.

• Toddler story time: 10:15 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday.

• Preschool story time: 11 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday.

• Civil War-era dancers: Thursday, 5 p.m. music jam and 6-7:30 p.m. dancing. Class meets monthly on the second Thursday.

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


A member of Congressman Bob Goodlatte’s staff will hold open door community office hours Thursday to meet with citizens to discuss problems they might have with the federal government or to hear views on current issues before Congress at the following locations and times:

• Broadway: 9-10:30 a.m., Town Hall Council Chambers, 116 Broadway Ave.

• Mount Jackson: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Town Council Chambers, 5901 Main St.

Ham radio

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


The Front Royal Women of the Moose chapter 1194 has vendor tables available for its Christmas bazaar on Dec. 9.

Table rentals are $10. Information: 540-244-9705.


The Corn Potato String Band will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday at The Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and free for ages 12 and under. Information: 540-955-2004 or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org.


The SPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) of Winchester, and Frederick and Clarke counties is asking for donations of Lowe’s gift cards to help purchase materials to improve its Admissions Center. The gift cards will be used to purchase paint and materials needed to make the improvements. SPCA staff and volunteers are completing the work themselves.

Gift cards may be dropped off or mailed to the SPCA at 111 Featherbed Lane, Winchester 22601. Information: 540-662-8616.


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