Community News & Events for Oct. 1

Strasburg street sweeping
The Town of Strasburg will conduct street sweeping early Friday morning on King, Holliday, Massanutten and Washington streets from Route 11 to Capon Street. All vehicles should be removed from the street on Thursday evening.

Movie night
Fishers Hill Church will hold a dessert and movie event at 7 p.m. Saturday. The movie “Do You Believe?.” from the creators of “God is Not Dead,” will be shown. Information: 465-3168.

Book fair
The Warren Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold its last book fair for the year from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday in conference room 1 on the third floor.

Messy Monday
The Shenandoah County Library is starting a new art and sensory activity program, called Messy Monday, from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday for ages 2 to 5. Children should wear play clothes. Information: 984-8200.

Trinity UCC
Trinity United Church of Christ in Basye will hold revival services at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The speaker will be the Rev. Barbara Rhodes.

Book club
The Long Branch Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the historic home in Boyce.  The book for October will be “The Big Book of Virginia Ghost Stores” by L.B. Taylor Jr. Those attending are encouraged to bring dinner or a snack. Information: 540-837-1856 or

Library lecture series
Art historian Ben Glenn II will be the speaker for a three-week lecture series sponsored by Samuels Public Library titled “The Outrage of Impressionism” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. starting Tuesday.

Glenn will explain how and why great Impressionist painters such as Monet, Renoir and Degas were originally viewed as radicals when Impressionism emerged as a new style in the 1870s. Information: 540-635-3153.

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