Community News & Events for Feb. 10

Card shower
A card shower is planned for Elva Mae (Kohne) Mitchell, who will celebrate her 90th birthday Feb. 15. Cards can be sent to 2467 Strasburg Road, Front Royal 22630.

Fort Valley 4-H
The Fort Valley 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Community Center. Information: 459-6140.

Grazing workshop
Feb. 18 is the deadline to register for the Virginia Cooperative Extension Graze 300 workshop being held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Toms Brook Fire Hall.

Guest speakers will be cow/calf producers Roy Baldridge and Jess Herbers, cow/calf producer and grazing consultant Jon Repair and David Fish from the Virginia Tech Research Farm at Steeles Tavern.

A $10 registration fee will be collected at the door. Information, registration: Shenandoah County Extension office at 459-6140.

Scholarships available
March 31 is the deadline to apply for a $200 scholarship being offered by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association.

The scholarships are open to 2016 graduating high-school seniors in the counties of Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah and Warren. The scholarships acknowledge the efforts of students who have participated in community service and in the study areas of science, horticulture or agriculture.

Applications are available at all participating county high schools or at http://nsvmga.org/nsvmga-scholarships.

The National Constitution Center will award nearly $10,000 to local students through a playwriting and essay contest.

The Founding Freedoms Essay and Playwriting Contest invites sixth-, eighth- and 12th-grade students to submit an essay in response to a grade-specific prompt for the chance to win a cash prize. Twelfth-grade students also have the option of writing a play that, if chosen as the winning submission, will be performed live at the National Constitution Center by professional actors.

The contest is open to students enrolled in a public or private school in the Mid-Atlantic region, including Delaware, Washington, D.C., Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

Six cash prizes, two per grade level, will be awarded to the winning submissions. The contest is part of a grant awarded by the John Templeton Foundation to increase awareness of the rights established by the U.S. Constitution and founding documents.

Information: Jenny Parker McCloskey at 215-409-6616 or jparker@constitutioncenter.org or Merissa Blum at 215-409-6645 or mblum@constitutioncenter.org.

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