Community News & Events for Feb. 5
Monday is the deadline to purchase tickets for a Valentine’s Day steak dinner and dance on Feb. 14 sponsored by the Conicville Fire Department.
Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by dancing from 7 p.m. to midnight.
Tickets are $45 per couple or $30 for individuals (must be 21 to attend) and are available by calling 477-2551 or 540-333-7070 or at the Town and Country Superette.
The Cedar Creek Valley Ruritan Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Gravel Springs Lutheran Church, 870 S. Pifer Road, Star Tannery. Information: 465-4159.
The Rotary Club of Frederick County will meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Shenandoah Valley Westminster Canterbury in Winchester.
Special guest will be Lt. Col. Mark Sweberg, U.S. Army retired, who will discuss his recent archaeological dig in Jordan. Information: Geraldine Kiefer at email@example.com.
Lebanon Lutheran Church will hold a pancake supper at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the community center.
A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit Family Promise of Shenandoah Valley. Snow date is Feb. 16.
Mt. Olive United Methodist Church will hold a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at 12180 Back Road, Toms Brook.
A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit local missions.
Grace Lutheran Church in Winchester will hold a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper and silent auction from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
A free-will donation will be accepted to benefit the church’s preschool’s scholarship and technology funds.
Donations are still being accepted for the silent auction. Snow date: Feb. 16. Information: Jennifer Strickler at 540-678-0635 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grace United Methodist Church in Middletown will hold a Shrove Tuesday dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
An Ash Wednesday service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Turner Ashby SCV
The Turner Ashby Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Henkel Hall, Room 105, of Hester Auditorium at Shenandoah University in Winchester.
Guest speaker will be David Jenkins, board member of the Kernstown Battlefield Association, who will talk about recent land acquisitions for the Battlefield. An overview of the battlefield, future boundaries and fundraising will be discussed.
Prior to the meeting members will meet at 5:30 p.m. for dinner at the Lee-Jackson.
Fat Tuesday concert
Forbes Center at James Madison University will celebrate Mardi Gras with a Fat Tuesday concert for the whole family by the JMU Jazz Ensemble at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Concert Hall.
Those attending are encouraged to wear a mask and colorful beads. Tickets, which range from $15 to $17, are available by calling 540-568-7000 or order online at www.jmuforbescenter.com.
Valentines for vets
The Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg is honoring veterans by asking people to create handmade Valentine’s cards with words of thanks and encouragement.
Cards should be dropped off by Thursday. A local home-schooling group will deliver them to veterans at the VA Hospital in Martinsburg. Information: 984-8200.
Eta Chi, a local chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, has completed multiple service projects in Shenandoah County. They included:
• A dinner was held last fall for the volunteers of the Free Clinic.
• In November, the sorority provided free flags to people who turned in their old flags at Lowe’s in Woodstock.
• A workshop to prepare decorations for the Free Clinic Gala was held in November at the home of Gail Mullikin. The sorority also donated a decorated tree and door prize.
• On the fifth Thursday of each month the sorority donates food for clients of the Small Hands Clinic in Edinburg.
• Funds have been donated to Healthy Families-Shenandoah County to provide small, necessary essentials for clients who could not otherwise afford them for their children.
Further information about the sorority is available by calling Gail Mullikin at 459-5213.
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