Community News & Events for Jan. 21

Card shower

A card shower is planned for Franklin Lee Miller, who will celebrate his 80th birthday Jan. 24. Cards can be sent to 161 S. Fort St., Strasburg 22657.

Card shower

A card shower is planned for Chris Goisse, who is celebrating his 60th birthday Jan. 25. Cards can be sent to 907 Happy Creek Road, Front Royal 22630.

Reading club

Samuels Library in Front Royal is sponsoring a winter reading club for area children and teens beginning Monday through March 2.

Prize awarded. Registration, information: 540-635-3153 or www.samuelslibrary.net.

Bowman Library

Bowman Library in Stephens City will host an evening of anime, pocky and popcorn at 6 p.m. Monday for middle- and high-school students. This month’s movie is “Attack on Titan.”

Information: www.handleyregional.org.

Teen board

The Handley Library Teen Advisory Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday for middle- and high-school students.

Information: www.handleyregional.org.

County FCE

The Shenandoah County Association for Family and Community Education Council will meet at 10 a.m. Monday at the Extension office in Woodstock. Information: 459-6140.

4-H meetings

The following Shenandoah County 4-H clubs will hold meetings:

  • The New Market 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Reformation Lutheran Church.
  • The County 4-H Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Extension office.

Information: 459-6140.

Advisory committee

The Warren County Special Education Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the County Special Services/Diversified Minds Office, 465 W. 15th St., Front Royal.

The topic of discussion will be eligibility for special education services. Information: Laurie Adams, 540-683-1767 or Michael Hirsch, 540-635-2725, ext. 33223.

 

Master gardeners

Jan. 28 is the application deadline for the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association’s class that begins Feb. 9 through early May.

The class will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit in the Kernstown Business Center, Winchester.

The class, which costs $225, is open to residents of Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah and Warren counties.

Information: www.nsvmga.org/join or email marl.sutphin@vt.edu.

Food bank

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is seeking the public to sign a pledge to volunteer in 2016.

The food bank is joining the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks in hopes the community will also help make the year better for the 146,000 people struggling with hunger in the Blue Ridge region.

“We could not serve the 118,600 families, children and seniors who turn to us for help each month without the work of volunteers,” Jennifer Clark Robertson, volunteer coordinator for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, stated in a news release.

Volunteer activities can range from packing, sorting and distributing food; helping out at a food drive; or providing hunger-relief organizations with access to specialized skills, such as videography, photography and landscaping.

To join others who have committed to making a difference in 2016:

  • Visit feedingamerica.org/Pledge and make the pledge to volunteer to help people facing hunger.
  • Visit brafb.org/volunteer and sign up to volunteer in your community through the Food Bank’s new scheduling tool VolunteerHub.
  • Share your experience and the impact of your work on social media with #FeedingAmerica and challenge others to also make the pledge. Tag the Food Bank: @BRAFB

For more information call 540-213-8425 or visit www.brafb.org.

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