Community News & Events for Oct. 9

Card shower
A card shower is planned for Frances Polly Benoit, who will celebrate her 100th birthday Oct. 13. Cards can be sent to 1042 Cumberland St., Lakeland, FL 33801.

Retired teachers
Today is the deadline to register to attend the Retired Teachers Association District G fall meeting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Traditions Restaurant in Harrisonburg. Registration starts at 10 a.m.

The guest speaker will be Glenna Loving, a Strasburg author, who will discuss Native Americans in the valley and the process she uses in writing children’s books and having them published.

The cost, which includes lunch, is $14 and must be paid in advance. Checks, made payable to District G RTA, should be mailed to Karen Whetzel, president, 9424 Shenandoah Drive, New Market 22844. Information: Karen Whetzel at 740-8589 or

Potpie supper
Antioch Church of the Brethren will hold a country ham potpie supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at 23502 Senedo Road, Woodstock. A free will offering will be accepted.

Chicken barbecue
A chicken barbecue will held Saturday to benefit the Valley Pirates Baseball Team. Chicken will be $4 per half and available starting at 10:30 a.m. in Strasburg at Holsinger’s Service Center and Southern States.

Museum schedule

The following volunteers are scheduled at the Strasburg Museum Oct. 11-17:

• Sunday: morning, Peggy and Peter Zarrella; afternoon, Ellsworth and Rubye Stickley.
• Monday: morning, Polly Wilson; afternoon, Margaret Ireson.=
• Tuesday: morning, Judy Cosby; afternoon, Doris Baker and Winnie Callihan.
• Wednesday: morning, Phil Loving and Sally Fravel; afternoon, Dick Smoot and Jack Grubb.
• Thursday: morning, Bob and Ida Smith; afternoon, Terry Goad.
• Friday: morning, Howard and Mary Paige; afternoon, Gloria Stickley.
• Saturday: morning, Conly and Tina Crabill; afternoon, Marie Spence and Sherry Anderson.


Family Promise
Family Promise of Shenandoah County will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Woodstock. A prayer meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and orientation for newcomers will start at 6:30 p.m. Information: 459-4599.

Turner Ashby SCV
Author Carl Sell will be the speaker at the meeting of the Turner Ashby Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Hester Auditorium in Henkel Hall at Shenandoah University.

Sell wrote the book “Thank God He Survived Pickett’s Charge” about his great grandfather, Private James Farthing, and his four years as a Confederate private. His talk includes anecdotes, quotes and background on the lowly foot soldiers who marched, griped, starved and spent time in Union prisons.

Rotary Club
The Rotary Club of Frederick County will meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Shenandoah Valley Westminster Canterbury in Winchester. A representative from Boy Scouts of America will discuss recent updates. Information: Geraldine Kiefer at

The following Shenandoah County 4-H activities will be held on Tuesday:

• St. Luke-Saumsville 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 7 p.m. at the Saumsville Christian Church.
• County 4-H Livestock Club will meet at 7 p.m. at Wakeman’s Grove Church of the Brethren.
• Shenandoah County Project Books are due at the Extension office in Woodstock.

Information: 459-6140.

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