Community News & Events for Dec. 8 paper

4-H meetings
The following 4-H groups will hold meetings:

• The St. Luke-Saumsville 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Saumsville Christian Church.

• The Shenandoah County 4-H Livestock Club will meet at 7 p.m.

Tuesday at Wakemans Grove Church of the Brethren. Information: 459-6140.

JMU events
James Madison University has announced the following concerts in the Forbes Center:
• Today, 8 p.m., JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band will perform. Tickets are $8-$10.
• Thursday: 8 p.m., performance by the Sonos Handbell Ensemble. Audiences will hear solo and orchestra works that have premiered for handbells alone and in combination with other instruments and voices.
Tickets: $32-$36. Information: www.jmuforbescenter.com or www.sonos.org.

Christmas baskets
Dec. 14 is the deadline to register for a Doc Smith Christmas basket. Information: Bret Hrbek at 540-635-8229.

Noon music
Friends of Handley Regional Library will host “A Little Noon Music” at 12:15 p.m. Friday featuring hammered dulcimer player Madeline MacNeil.

Information: Barbara Dickinson at 540-662-6046, ext. 31 or friends@handleyregional.org.

Senior fair
The Warren County Department of Social Services in partnership with the Warren County Bar Association is hosting a senior fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at the County Community Center, 538 Villa Ave., Front Royal.

In addition to the Bar Association and Department of Social Services, Blue Ridge Legal Services, Warren County Fire and Rescue, Phoenix Project, Union Bank & Trust, Maddox Funeral Home and Valley Health will provide information on Operation Telephone, holiday scams, smoke detectors, hoarding, legal services such as advanced directives and power of attorney, elder abuse, Adult Protective Services, banking scams and funeral preplanning.

Information: Michelle Pena-Smeltzer, 540-635-3430, ext. 3355 or 540-892-6108.

Yard/bake sale
The Strasburg High School DECA chapter will hold a community yard and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the cafeteria.
Donations for the event can be dropped off at the school office during school hours. Unsold items will be donated to Blue Ridge Hospice.

Food/toy drive
The Winchester Police Department is collecting food, toys and monetary donations through Dec. 11 for its annual Timbrook Food and Toy Drive.

This year 30 Winchester families will benefit from the donations that will be delivered on Dec. 12.

Collection boxes are located at six locations: the Timbrook Public Safety Center on Piccadilly Street, War Memorial building at Jim Barnett Park, Joint Judicial Center on North Kent Street, Rouss City Hall on North Cameron Street and Daniel Morgan Middle and Handley High schools.
Information: www.winchesterpolice.org.

Democrat luncheon
The Warren County Democratic Committee will hold its annual holiday potluck luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Warren County Government Center, 220 N. Commerce Ave., Front Royal.

Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Information: Molly Snyder at 540-671-0001, mudgei@aol.com or info@warrencodems.org.

Pancake breakfast
The Reliance United Methodist Church Men will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 1571 Reliance Road, Reliance.
The cost is $5 for adults, $2 for ages 6 to 12 or free for children 5 and younger.

Pancake breakfast
Riverton United Methodist Church will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 55 E. Strasburg Road, Front Royal.

The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 10. Information: 540-635-3878.

Breakfast with Santa
The Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company will host Breakfast with Santa from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 131 Retreat Road, Bluemont.
Children will also be able to make and take a holiday craft. Adults may bring a camera for pictures with Santa or pictures will be taken for a modest fee.

Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children 5-12 and free for ages 4 and under. Information: www.blueridgefire.org.

Library programs
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal has announced the following programs being held on Saturday:
• Holiday ornaments and gift workshop: 10 a.m., use materials supplied by Mother Nature such as pine cones, twigs, leaves and nuts to make owls, reindeer, angels, elves and more.

• Books and Barks program: 10:10 a.m., for developing readers to read with a trained therapy dog.

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

Health care enrollment
Health care specialists from the Shenandoah Community Health Clinic will be available to help residents with their health care enrollment questions at 10 a.m. Saturday at Handley Library in Winchester.

People have until Dec. 15 to enroll or change plans for new coverage to start Jan. 1. Information: Mayra Fiallo-Leon at 459-1700, ext. 102.

Christmas dinner
Veterans and their families are invited to a children’s Christmas dinner at noon Saturday at the Front Royal Elks Lodge.

Santa will also be on hand to provide gifts to the children.

Family film/picnic
Bowman Library in Stephens City will host a free showing of the film “Prancer” followed by a picnic lunch at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Library teens will be serving popcorn and lemonade. Information:

Christmas party/dinner
The Lebanon Church Community Center will hold a Christmas party and covered-dish dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Those attending are asked to bring a small unwrapped gift for games.

Rockland Church
The Rockland Singers will present “O Holy Night” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Rockland Community Church, 2921 Rockland Road, Front Royal.

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