Community News & Events for Feb. 16
A get-well card shower is planned for Wanda Bolt. Cards can be sent to her c/o Lynn Care Center, Warren Memorial Hospital, 1000 N. Shenandoah Ave., Front Royal 22630.
St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Toms Brook has cancelled its pancake supper scheduled for today.
Pastor David Drebes will be the speaker for a Lenten service sponsored by the Mt. View Parish at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Woodstock. The theme will be “Open My Life, Lord.”
100 Voices Choir
Singers from throughout Shenandoah County are invited to attend the first group rehearsal for 100 Voices Choir from 8 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wakemans Grove Church of the Brethren, 668 Wakemans Grove Road, Edinburg.
The group will sing for the grand opening celebration of Family Promise at 2 p.m. March 13 at Central High School in Woodstock.
Music and listening CDs will be provided at rehearsal. Information: Libby Rocco at 335-5536.
Friday is the deadline to register for the Virginia cow-calf conference “Planning for Profitability: 2016 and Beyond” from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Weyers Cave Community Center.
The conference, sponsored by the Cooperative Extension, will feature guest speakers Dr. Andrew Griffith, an agriculture economist, and Dr. Kevin Shaffer, a West Virginia University Extension specialist.
A $10 registration fee will be collected at the door. Information, registration: 540-245-6140.
In celebration of Black History Month, Handley Library will host Nancy Finely Barbour, a Winchester native, who will give a talk titled “Telling Our Story” at 3 p.m. Saturday.
The talk will highlight untold stories of individuals who provided unconditional support while growing up in part-segregated, part-integrated Winchester in the 1970s and 1980s.
North Warren Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company 10 will hold a country breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 89 Rockland Road, Front Royal.
The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 4-12 and free for children under 3.
People Inc. and Blue Ridge Housing Network will host the following home-buyer education classes in Shenandoah, Page and Warren counties and the City of Winchester:
• Shenandoah County: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday and April 23, June 18 and Nov. 5 and 6-9 p.m., Sept. 13 and 20, at Farmers & Merchants Bank, 161 S. Main St., Woodstock.
• Page County: 6-9 p.m., March 8 and 15 and 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., May 21, Aug. 20 and Oct. 22, at Pioneer Bank, 263 E. Main St., Stanley.
• Warren County: 6-9 p.m., May 10 and 17, July 12 and 19 and Nov. 8 and 15, at Blue Ridge Housing Network, 115 Chester St., Front Royal.
• Winchester: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., March 19 and Sept. 17 at Behind the Open Door Baptist Church, 1437 Front Royal Road.
Participants will receive a free copy of the Virginia Housing Development Authority Homebuyers Handbook and a completion certificate that fulfills the education requirements of some loans and down-payment assistance programs.
Information: Shenandoah and Page County, Valarie Roth at 459-6434 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Warren County and Winchester, Blue Ridge Housing Network at 540-622-2711 or email@example.com or people can register online at www.vhda.com/FreeClass.
Bowman Library in Stephens City will host a Chess Club meeting at 10 am. Saturday.
Members of the Shenandoah Valley Chess Club will help participants learn to play or develop new moves. All ages and skill levels welcome. Information: www.handleyregional.org.
Bowman Library in Stephens City will celebrate Pancake Day or Maslenitsa at 11 a.m. Saturday.
There will be games, dancing, pancakes and a visit from Suzy Pancake from IHOP. Information: www.handleyregional.org.
The Friends of Handley Regional Library will host a book discussion with Harry Jaffe at 11 a.m. Saturday at the library.
Jaffe will discuss his book “Why Bernie Sanders Matters,” a comprehensive biography of the Vermont senator’s career. Information: Barbara Dickinson at 540-662-6046, ext. 31 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salem Church of the Brethren will hold a soup and sandwich community meal from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at 435 Salem Church Road, Stephens City. Snow date is Feb. 27.
The Strasburg United Methodist Church will hold a country ham potpie supper beginning at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Potpie will also be sold for $8 per quart. Proceeds will benefit the United Methodist Women’s Group. Snow date is Feb. 27. Information: 465-1551.
The Shenandoah Valley Quilters Guild will hold its monthly business meeting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Sunnyside Retirement Community, 100 Sunnyside Drive, Harrisonburg.
Featured will be show and tell, a raffle, door prizes and refreshments.
A free all-day sew-in and potluck lunch will follow the meeting. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share and their own project, sewing machine and supplies.
Registration is required by emailing email@example.com.
St. John’s Lutheran
St. John’s Lutheran Church will hold a “mocha and a message” program at 6 p.m. Saturday at 3623 Back Mountain Road, Winchester.
A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit community outreach programs.
Matthew and Becky Walton, of Strasburg, have announced the birth of a daughter, Katherine Olivia, on Feb. 3 at Winchester Medical Center.
She weighed 8 pounds and 5 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. She has an older brother, Caleb.
Paternal grandparents are Judy Kelley of Cape Coral, Florida, and Richard Walton, of Lecanto, Florida, and the late Mary Ann Walton.
Maternal grandparents are Thomas and Teresa Cave, of Montrose, West Virginia, and the late Guy and Emmeleen Cave, of Winchester.
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