Community News & Events for Feb. 6

Crochet group
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host a crochet group at 10 a.m. Wednesday and Feb. 24.
All ability levels are invited to attend. Information: 540-635-3153.

Rotary club
The Rotary Club of New Market will meet at noon Wednesday at the Shenvalee Golf Resort in Miller Grille. The guest speaker will be Alice Horst, executive director of the New Bridges Immigration Resource Center. Information: www.newmarketrotaryclub.net.

Blood drive
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Crow building at Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal. Appointments can be made by calling 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Chess games
Handley Library in Winchester will host open chess games at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Feb. 24 for all ages and skill levels. One-on-one instruction will be available for new players. A lecture on chess basics and strategy will follow at 5:30 p.m. Information: www.handleyregional.org.

Poetry night
Friends of Handley Regional Library will sponsor an open mic poetry night, sponsored by the Shenandoah Poetry Alliance, at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the library. Information: www.handleyregional.org.

Woodstock Methodist
Woodstock United Methodist Church will hold an Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Mt. Calvary UCC
The Rev. Barbara Rhodes will lead an Ash Wednesday and Holy Communion service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Calvary United Church of Christ, west of Woodstock.

Trout Unlimited
Winchester Trout Unlimited will host a “bar fly” event at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Escutcheon Brewing, 142 W. Commercial St., Winchester.

Anglers will have an opportunity to learn more about the organization and to tie some fishing flies. Participants are encouraged to bring their fly-tying vise and any food they wish to eat or share (no drinks). Information: Bill at 540-722-2620.

County 4-H
The Shenandoah County Extension office in Woodstock has announced the following 4-H activities:
• The 4-H Goat Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Extension office.
• 4-H and FFA steer entries are due Thursday at the Extension office.
• The Little North Mountain 4-H Shooting Education Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Liberty Baptist Church in Strasburg.
Information: 459-6140.

Belle Grove
Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown will hold a Valentine’s Day dessert party from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday to recruit new members for its volunteer Docent Guild and Service League.

Volunteers serve as guides, admissions desk staff and special event and museum shop assistants.

The event will include homemade desserts, a tour of the mansion and an opportunity to meet staff and Guild members. In case of inclement weather, a notice will be posted at www.bellegrove.org. Information and registration: Karen Haizlett at 540-869-2028 or info@bellegrove.org.

St. John’s Lutheran
St. John’s Lutheran Church will hold an Ash Wednesday service with Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes at 7 p.m. Wednesday at 3623 Back Mountain Road, Winchester. Information: 540-542-6835.

Federal employees
The Shenandoah County chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at Denny’s in Mount Jackson. Breakfast will be served beginning at 9 a.m.

Chocolate festival
The Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg will host a Chocolate Festival from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Children of all ages can bring their sweethearts (parents, grandparents, caregivers, etc.) to participate in craft stations and for special sweet treats. Information: 984-8200.

Selah Theatre
The Selah Theatre Project will host a benefit “V-Day” celebration featuring three nights of the play “The Vagina Monologues” at 30 E. 8th St., Front Royal.

A reception will be held at 7 p.m. followed by the play at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

The event will benefit the Phoenix Project, a nonprofit organization for victims of domestic violence.

V-Day is a global activist movement founded by “Vagina Monologues” author Eve Ensler to end violence against women and girls. Tickets are $20 per person and include a glass of wine for those 21 or older. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door by calling 540-686-5185 or www.selahthreatreproject.org. For more information about V-Day visit www.vday.org.

Dance concert
James Madison University’s senior dance majors will showcase their work with concerts at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Earlynn J. Miller Dance Theatre in Harrisonburg. Tickets, which are $10, can be ordered by calling 540-568-7000 or online at www.jmuforbescenter.com.

Period dancing
The Shenandoah Valley Civil War Era Dancers will teach early American period dancing (line, circle, square sets and waltzes) at 5 p.m. Thursday at Samuels Public Library in Front Royal. Dancing starts at 6 p.m. No experience necessary.
Information: 540-635-3153.

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