Community News & Events for Jan. 5
Members of the Strasburg High School class of 1958 will attend the funeral service of Betty Hottel as a group at 11 a.m. Friday at Stover Funeral Home.
Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren in Edinburg will host a 24-hour praise and worship service beginning at noon Friday until noon on Saturday.
The event will raise money through free-will offerings and sponsorships for the Love Center Food Pantry, the Pregnancy Center and the Volunteer Farm.
The Saint John Bosco Catholic Church outreach thrift store has moved to 205 N. Main St., Woodstock.
Store hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
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 children under 10. Information: 540-635-3878.
Shenandoah County 4-H will hold a public speaking contest at 9 a.m. Saturday at the County Government Center in Woodstock. Information: 459-6140.
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host Books and Barks at 10:10 a.m. Saturday for developing readers who will read and relax with a trained therapy dog. Information: 540-635-3153.
Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold a Paws for Reading program from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Saturday for children of all ages to read to a canine tutor.
Information: Donna Hughes at 540-869-9000, ext. 215 or www.handleyregional.org.
Lori Jenessa Nelson will show how to use broken pieces of all sorts of things to make mosaics at the Teens Create program for ages 12 and older at 2 p.m. Saturday at Samuels Public Library in Front Royal.
Registration required. Information: 540-635-3153.
New Eve Ministries will host an Epiphany family tea from 2 to 4 pm. Saturday at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Berryville.
The guest speaker will be Kathleen Wilson, founder and director of Mary’s Shelter in Fredericksburg that provides housing to women in crisis during pregnancy.
The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children. All proceeds will benefit New Eve Ministries Maternity Home in Winchester. Reservations required. Information, reservations: 540-931-5719 or email@example.com.
Zachary Hottel, archivist with the Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg, will present a program titled “The Era of George Rye, Shenandoah County’s Abolitionist” at 3 p.m. Saturday at the New Market Library.
Admission is free. Registration is not required.
The Strasburg Midget Football League will hold a Vera Bradley and Thirty One Bag Bingo at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Strasburg Moose.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Only 250 tickets will be sold. Tickets: 540-974-1618 or by sending a PM smile emoticon on the league’s Facebook page.
Area experts will talk about how to keep animals, from microscopic to large, and certain nutrients out of local waters from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Samuels Public Library in Front Royal.
Speakers include Richard Hoover, chairman of the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District; Joe Lehnen with the Virginia Department of Foresty; David Means, an erosion and sediment control inspector; and Wayne Webb, board member of the Friends of the Shenandoah River and a professional hydrologist.
The seminar, which is free, is sponsored by the Community Education Committee and Warren County Democrats.
Information: Linda Allen at 540-635-4111.
Antioch Church of the Brethren will hold a ham and chicken potpie dinner at 4 p.m. Saturday at 23502 Senedo Road, Woodstock.
A free-will donation will be accepted to benefit the senior youth group. Information: 459-3661.
Auditions for Theatre Shenandoah’s production of “Guys and Dolls” have been rescheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 21 and 22 at the theater in Edinburg.
Those interested should bring a song and sheet music or backing tracks and they may be asked to sing from the score.
Rehearsals will begin Jan. 26 for the April 1 production. Information: 984-3972 or www.theatreshenandoah.org.
Cadet J. Brady Matthews, a senior English major at Virginia Military Institute, played the bagpipes with VMI Regimental Band in the Rose Bowl Parade on Jan. 1 in Pasadena, California. He is a graduate of Central High School.
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