Community News & Events for Dec. 1

Card showers
The following card showers are being planned:
• A card shower is being held for Earnest and Joan Chrisman, who will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 5. Cards can be sent to 33 Punch Run Road, Front Royal 22630.
• A card shower is planned for Michael Ritenour, who will celebrate his 62nd birthday Dec. 5. Cards can be sent to P.O. Box 215, Toms Brook 22660.

Christmas bazaar
New Covenant Church will hold a Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 72 N. Lake Ave., Front Royal.

Featured will be handmade items, accessories, clothes, housewares, natural soaps, baked goods and food. Information: 540-635-1774.

The Willing Hearts and Hands Outreach of Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren will sponsor a craft bazaar and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Breakfast and lunch will be available.

Ornament workshop
The 4-H All Stars will hold an ornament workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Shenandoah County Extension office in Woodstock. Information: 459-6140.

Christmas shoppe
The Boyce, Millwood and White Post United Methodists churches will sponsor a Christmas Shoppe from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and Dec. 12 at 158 White Post Road in White Post. Proceeds will benefit food baskets.

Book drive
Bowman Library in Stephens City will be accepting donations of books, DVDs and CDs from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday for the spring used book sale in March.

Proceeds benefit the Bowman, Handley and Clarke County libraries. Information: Barbara Dickinson, 540-662-9041, ext. 31 or

Book sale
The New Market Area Library will hold a month-long book sale from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday as part of the ‘Tis the Season Day Celebration.
The library will reopen at 5:30 p.m. following the town parade for story telling and visits with Santa. The book sale will continue throughout December during regular library hours.

Free clothing
The Church of the Rock Clothing Ministry will offer free clothing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at John Wesley Methodist Church in Front Royal.

Humane Society
The Humane Society of Warren County will hold its fall wellness clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Julia Wagner Animal Shelter, 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal.

One- and three-year rabies vaccines will be available for $12. Home Again microchip implantation, distemper vaccinations, flea treatment, deworming, nail clipping and ear cleaning will also be available. Dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers. Information: 540-635-4734.

Craft sale
The St. Nicholas Day craft sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Leeds Parish Hall in Markham. Information: 540-364-1198.

Christmas bazaar
What’s New Worship will host a Christmas bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday featuring local vendors, food and raffles at 2249 Valor Drive, Winchester. Information:

Kooky Chefs
Samuels Public Library will hold a Kooky Chefs program where children 7 and older will cook foods featured in the movie “The Chronicles of Narnia” at 11 a.m. Saturday. Registration, information: 540-635-3153.

Library program
Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold the following programs on Saturday:
• Jingle bell rock party: 11 a.m., youth will make jingle bell bracelets and elf headbands, decorate bells and candy canes, listen to Christmas stories, participate in a sing along with the puppets and have refreshments.
• Paws for Reading: 1 to 2:15 p.m., for children to read a favorite book to a canine tutor.

Information: Donna Hughes at 540-662-9041, ext. 215 or

Potpie lunch
The Mt. Clifton United Methodist Women will serve a country ham potpie lunch beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday at 31 Mt. Clifton Church Lane, Mount Jackson. Quarts will be available for carry out.

Christmas party
The Fork Improvement Association will hold a Christmas party at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bethel Community Center at the corner of Kendrick Ford Road and Totten Lane, Front Royal. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.

Children’s party
The Edinburg VFW Post #2447 will host a children’s Christmas party from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Live Nativity
The Strasburg Christian Church will host a live Nativity with animals people can pet on Saturday following the town’s tree lighting at the Town Hall parking lot. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served.

Christmas program
Wakemans Grove Church of the Brethren will sponsor “Walk through Bethlehem” about the journey the Magi took to baby Jesus’ manger from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Ham radio club
The Amateur Ham Radio Operators Club will meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Cook’s Exxon in Woodstock. Information: Malcolm, 436-8503.

Christmas service
St. John’s United Church of Christ-Harrisville will host a candlelight Christmas service starting at 4 p.m. Saturday with readings and songs. Refreshments will follow.

Santa’s workshop
Dec. 7 is the deadline to register for a holiday workshop sponsored by the Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation Department from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 14 at the county Government Center in Woodstock for ages 9 to 13.

Youth will make a variety of crafts and Christmas cookies, play reindeer games, decorate and take a possible field trip.

Registration, information: Teresa Funkhouser at 459-6777.

Photographic Society
The Shenandoah Photographic Society has elected the following officers for 2016: Julie Schmidt, president; Janet Tennyson, first vice president; Chellie Hyre, second vice president; Mike Head, webmaster; Tanya Barton, treasurer; John Monroe, head judge.

Events submissions
Send in your events to and your news to