Community News & Events for Feb. 19

Card showers

  • A card shower is planned for Hilda Troxell, who will celebrate her 89th birthday Feb. 22. Cards can be sent to 1074 Magnolia Court, Woodstock 22664.
  • A card shower is planned for Gordon S. “The Bee Man” Seibert, who will celebrate his 90th birthday Feb. 22. Cards can be sent to 635 Walton Farm Road, Woodstock 22664. His last name was spelled incorrectly in Wednesday’s paper.
  • A card shower is planned for John Taylor, who will celebrate his 87th birthday Feb. 25. Cards can be sent to 301 Meghann Drive, Woodstock 22664.

Humane Society

The Humane Society of Warren County is celebrating World Spay Day through Tuesday with a “Spay-ghetti no Balls” Italian dinner basket raffle.

Stop by the animal shelter for a chance to win everything needed for dinner for two at home and a gift certificate for an Italian dinner for two at Castiglia’s of Front Royal.

Register your pet to be spayed/neutered and receive five chances; sponsor a shelter cat’s spay or neuter for $25 and receive 10 chances; sponsor a shelter dog’s spay or neuter for $50 and get 15 chances; or buy chances for $1 each.

The winner will be announced Thursday. All proceeds benefit the HSWC’s spay/neuter initiatives. Information: 540-635-4734 or www.iGive.com/humandesocietyofwarrencounty.

Grazing workshop

Today is the deadline to register for the Graze 300 workshop sponsored by the Virginia Cooperative Extension from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday 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.

Cedar Grove Brethren

Cedar Grove Church of the Brethren in New Market will hold a “Wrapped in Love” event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Gently worn clothing will be available in sizes from children to adult. Coffee, juice and cookies will be available.

Kiwanis club

Nancy Mango with Frederick County Public Schools will be the speaker at the luncheon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Old Town at noon on Monday at the Godfrey Miller Home on the Loudoun Street Pedestrian Mall.

Information: Tessa Doherty at 540-247-2354 or email: t_rose88@yahoo.com.

Bowman Library

Bowman Library in Stephens City will host an evening of anime, pocky and popcorn from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday for middle- and high-school students to watch the movie “Death Note.” Information: www.handleyregional.org.

4-H Council

The Shenandoah County 4-H Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the county Extension office in Woodstock. Information: 459-6140.

JMU programs

James Madison University has announced the following programs being held at the Forbes Center in Harrisonburg.

  • Artist’s reception for Mark Strandquist: 5-7 p.m., Monday, for his Windows from Prison project on display in the New Image Gallery through April 8. The exhibit includes images produced for prisoners by students, former prisoners, artists and activists to spark dialogue and action around criminal justice issues.
  • JMU Percussion Ensemble concert: 8 p.m., Monday, directed by Casey Cangelosi and Dr. Michael Overman in the Concert Hall. Tickets are $8-$10.
  • The Wild Party: 8 p.m., Tuesday-Feb. 27 and 2 p.m. Feb. 27-28. A roaring ’20s musical inspired by a poem of the same name telling the story of one wild evening in the Manhattan apartment shared by lovers Queenie and Burrs. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance. Adult content, language, violence, sexual violence and sexual content. Tickets: $18-$20.
  • Opera gala cocktail dinner reception: 6 p.m., Thursday, pre-performance dialogue about the Metropolitan Opera followed by the performance at 8 p.m. Limited to 70 patrons. Tickets: $100. Cocktail attire/black tie optional. Portion of ticket sales support student opera programs.
  • Metropolitan Opera rising stars: 8 p.m. Thursday, featuring four singers performing popular arias, duets and ensembles. Tickets: $56-$59.
  • Brass band concert: 8 p.m. Feb. 26, at Concert Hall. Tickets $8-$10.

Tickets can be ordered by calling 540-568-7000 or online at www.jmuforbescenter.com.

Rotary club

The Rotary Club of Frederick County will meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Shenandoah Valley Westminster Canterbury in Winchester.

Liv Heggoy, director of development at Lord Fairfax Community College and the club’s secretary, will share adventures from her recent travels to Panama City, the canal and the indigenous Kuna Yala Islands.

Information: Geraldine Kiefer at gkiefer@su.edu.

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