Community News & Events for Feb. 3

Card shower
A card shower is planned for Kathryn Combs, who will celebrate her 80th birthday Feb. 7. Cards can be sent to 21838 Senedo Road, Edinburg 22824.

Agronomy update
Friday is the deadline to register to attend an agronomy update meeting sponsored by the Shenandoah County Extension office at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at Creekside Plain and Fancy in Edinburg.

A $5 fee will be collected at the door. Registration, information: 459-6140.

Mardi Gras benefit
AIDS Response Effort (ARE) will hold its 10th annual Mardi Gras benefit at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Best Western-Lee Jackson, 711 Millwood Ave., Winchester.

Traditional Mardi Gras attire is encouraged, but not mandatory. The event will feature a New Orleans-style buffet dinner, dancing, raffles, silent auctions and live auction.
Tickets, which will only be sold in advance, are $50 per person and are available at the ARE office at 333 W. Cork St., Winchester or online at

ARE is a nonprofit organization that provides health care information and compassionate care for those impacted by HIV/AIDS, homelessness and human service needs in the Northern Shenandoah Valley Region. Information:

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