Community News & Events for Jan. 7

Office moves
On Monday, the Winchester Social Security Administration office, currently located at 629 Cedar Creek Grade, Suite C-3, will relocate to its new address at 323 Hope Drive.

Business operations at the Cedar Creek Grade office will end after closing at 4 p.m. on Friday.

Office hours at the new location will remain the same: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays.

The new office will have a larger reception area and a self-help station will be available where people can use online services such as applying for benefits, sign up for direct deposit, replace a Medicare card, obtain proof of income letter or report a change of address or telephone number.  Information: 800-772-1213 or www.socialsecurity.gov.

Music Together
The Community Music School of the Piedmont will offer Music Together, music and movement classes for children from birth through 5 years old, starting 10 a.m. Tuesday for 10 weeks at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stephens City.
Information: 540-592-3040.

Desegregation program
Ron Deskins will give a talk titled “Desegregation of Virginia Public Schools-A Personal Experience” at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, 1501 Virginia Ave., Harrisonburg.

Deskins, a retired fire captain and current circulation assistant with the Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg, was one of four black students to enroll in the previously all-white Stratford Junior High School in 1959. He was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in the Halls Hill area of Arlington.

Tickets, which are $8 in advance or $10 at the door, are available at the VMRC Wellness Center, 1481 Virginia Ave. or by calling 540-574-3850.

Health clinic
The Shenandoah Community Health Clinic is available to answer questions or concerns about the Jan. 31 deadline to apply for a qualified health plan to avoid a tax penalty.
The clinic is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and until 7 p.m. on Thursdays at 124 Valley Vista Drive, Woodstock.
Information: Scott at 459-1700.

Oratorio Society
The Front Royal Oratorio Society is holding rehearsals for its spring concerts from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays for five weeks at the Happy Creek United Methodist Church.
New singers are welcome. No audition necessary. The group is learning Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and Faure’s “Requiem.” Information: 540-635-4842.

Story times
Handley Library in Winchester will hold the following story-time programs this month:
• Mondays: 10:30 a.m., for preschoolers 3 and older.
• Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m., Baby and Me for ages birth to 15 months.
• Thursdays: 10:30 a.m., Toddler Time for ages 2 and younger.
Information: www.handleyregional.org.

Kiwanis club
The Kiwanis Club of Old Town will meet at noon Monday at the Godfrey Miller Home on the Old Town Mall. Information: Tessa Doherty at 540-247-2354 or email t_rose88@yahoo.com.

Lego club
Bowman Library in Stephens City will host a meeting of the Lego Club from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Monday for elementary- and middle-school age children. Each week will have a new theme.
Information: Susan Gustafson at 540-869-9000, ext. 201.

College news
The following students at Eastern Mennonite University have been named to the dean’s list for the fall term:
• Devon Fore, a senior majoring in peacebuilding and development. She is the daughter of Shawn Fore, of Edinburg.
• Amanda Tusing, a junior majoring in social work. She is the daughter of Melvin and Lisa Tusing, of Front Royal.
• Courtney Pullen, a junior biology major. She is the daughter of Phoebe Kidwell, of Stephens City.
• Allison Cather, a senior digital media major. She is the daughter of Deborah Bennett, of Winchester.
• Amber Davis, a senior English major. She is the daughter of George and Janet Davis, of Winchester.

The following students at Bridgewater College have been named to the dean’s list for the fall term:
• Danielle Bochert, a sophomore majoring in psychology, of Winchester.
• Bekah Breen, a junior majoring in English, of Edinburg.
• Jeremy Gingrich, a freshman majoring in physics and mathematics, of Front Royal.
• Jordan Hartman, a senior majoring in health and physical education, of Winchester.
• Megan Henry, a freshman majoring in business administration, of Linden.
• Alexis Mathias, a freshman majoring in family and consumer sciences, of Strasburg.
• Connor McMackin, a freshman majoring in biology, of Front Royal.
• Tyler Post, a junior majoring in business administration, of Front Royal.
• Hannah Richman, a sophomore majoring in family and consumer sciences, of Edinburg.
• Kevin Selby, a junior majoring in music with a 4.0 grade point average, of Woodstock.
• Julia Sigler, a freshman majoring in liberal studies, of Edinburg.
• Alyssa Stickley, a senior majoring in biology, of Strasburg.

Michaela Jo Fleming, the daughter of Mike and Phyllis Fleming, of Woodstock, received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke. A pinning ceremony was held Dec. 10 followed by a commencement ceremony on Dec. 11. A graduation open house was held in her honor on Dec. 19 at the Woodstock Fire Department Social Hall. She will begin her career in the Coronary Intensive Care Unit at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

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