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Community News & Events: Oct. 19

Shower A card shower is planned for Robert and Marion Strother, who will celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary Friday. Cards can be sent to 398 Alsberry St., Strasburg, Virginia 22657. Library Handley Library in Winchester will host its annual Harvest Hoedown from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. ...

Community News & Events: Oct. 18

Concert Interlock Duo, featuring saxophonist Doug O'Connor and pianist Eunmi Ko, will give a free performance at 7 p.m. Monday in Goodson Chapel Recital Hall at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester. Information: 540-665-4569 or boxoffice@su.edu. Submissions Send in your events at ...

Pet of the Week: Kona ready to ditch the shelter life

WINCHESTER – Kona, a 5-year-old domestic shorthair cat, has spent recent months as a shelter cat, first residing at one facility before being transferred to the Winchester SPCA’s Rockaplenty Adoption and Education Center last July. She now needs an owner to give her a more permanent ...

Community News & Events: Oct. 17

Showers • 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. ...

Community News & Events: Oct. 14

  Fair The Shenandoah County Public Schools Special Education Committee will hold its annual Transition and Disabilities Fair from 3 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Monday at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School in Woodstock. For information, call Sandy at 459-6716. Sale Today is the deadline to order ...

School Lunch Menu

This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for Oct. 16-20: Monday No school   Tuesday No school Wednesday Breakfast: breakfast pizza, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch K-5: pepperoni calzone, veggie dippers, broccoli, mixed fruit, banana, milk. Lunch 6-12: pepperoni calzone or ...

Religion Page: Oct. 14

Revival Community Mission Church of the Brethren will hold fall revival services at 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday at 50 Coffmantown Road, Woodstock. The guest speaker will be Brother Chip Leatherman. Special music will be provided by Antioch Praise and Worship Choir on Sunday, Lion of Judah ...

Oktoberfest returns to Old Town Winchester

WINCHESTER – The 5th annual Oktoberfest returns to Old Town Winchester today and Saturday. Jennifer Bell, downtown manager, said this year's event is bigger than in past years. “It keeps growing in popularity," Bell said. "So, this year we decided to fully embrace the Oktoberfest ...

Museum hosts evening for special needs families

WINCHESTER – The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum is hosting its third Special Night for Special Needs beginning at 6 p.m. today. Ryan Hall, marketing and membership organizer for the museum, said he is glad the museum is able to offer unique events like this to the local community. “We ...

Watercolor exhibit opens at MSV

WINCHESTER – The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is opening a new contemporary art exhibit on Saturday. The Virginia Watercolor Society'S 38th annual exhibition will run through Jan. 7. MSV Director of Exhibitions Coryn Garmen is extremely proud of this exhibit. “It offers a wide variety ...

Local chef shares pork belly recipe

WINCHESTER – After opening its doors in 2011, Bonnie Blue Southern Market and Bakery has become a  landmark in the city. Known for its Janis Joplin posters, Texas-style barbecue, and made-from-scratch cakes, visitors flock to the 1920s restored Esso station for local and fresh ...

Community News & Events: Oct. 13

Shower A birthday card shower is planned for Tammy D. Craig, who will celebrate her birthday Tuesday. Cards can be sent to 776 Pinewoods Road, Quicksburg, Virginia 22847. Breakfast The Strasburg Community Men's Prayer Breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran ...

Public Meetings: Oct. 16-20

The following public meetings are scheduled: Shenandoah County • The Tourism Council meets at noon Tuesday in Woodstock Café and Shoppes, 117 S. Main St. • The Social Services Board meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the agency board room, 492 N. Main St., Woodstock. Woodstock • The Street ...

Community News & Events: Oct. 16

Concert The Browntown Community Center will host a Music of the Mountains concert at 7 p.m. Friday. Food sold. Admission is free although donations accepted.  Information: 540-636-3588. Fundraiser Friday is the deadline to reserve a seat for the New Even Maternity Home’s fall fundraising ...

Community News & Events: Oct. 12

Library The Introduction to Poetry Writer's Workshop scheduled for Saturday at Samuels Library has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. Nov. 4. Library Bowman Library in Stephens City has scheduled the following events: • The Pokemon Trading Card Club meeting held on Saturdays has been canceled ...

Get a taste of the valley on Saturday

MOUNT JACKSON – Shenandoah Forum and Cave Ridge Vineyard are hosting the Taste of Shenandoah on Saturday. Vicki Ruckman, event coordinator for the Taste of the Shenandoah, expressed the importance of bringing awareness to the farm-to-table movement. “This used to be a small event,” she ...

Enjoy barbecue and music at AutumnFest

WOODSTOCK – The 7th annual Shenandoah AutumnFest returns to the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds beginning at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Sharon Baroncelli, executive director of the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce,  said AutumnFest is a great time to showcase what Shenandoah County has to ...

Celebrate autumn at ArborFest

The State Arboretum of Virginia at Blandy is celebfrating autumn with its annual  ArborFest this weekend. This festival and plant sale offers a wide variety of vendors including Pine Knot Farms, Bees & Beetles, Edible Landscaping and Winchester Ciderworks. Food vendors include Up in ...