Community News & Events for Feb. 9

Card shower

A card shower is planned for Harold Sechrist, who will celebrate his 88th birthday Feb. 11. Cards can be sent to 738 John Mosby Highway, Paris 20130.


Pancake supper

St. James Lutheran Church at Hudson Cross Roads will hold a Shrove Tuesday pancake and sausage supper from 4 to 7 p.m. today. A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit local fire and rescue companies.


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.


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.


Clothing sale

The St. John Bosco Church Outreach Store will hold a 50 percent off winter clothing sale at 205 N. Main St., Woodstock.

The store is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Proceeds will benefit the poor and needy in Shenandoah County.


Pancake breakfast

Reliance United Methodist Church will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 1571 Reliance Road, Reliance.

Cost is $5 for adults, $2 for ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. Proceeds benefit the United Methodist Men.


Pancake breakfast

Riverton United Methodist Church will hold a pancake breakfast to celebrate Valentine’s Day from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 55 E. Strasburg Road, Front Royal.

The menu includes pancakes, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage biscuits, juice and coffee. A free-will offering will be accepted.


4-H contest

The Shenandoah County 4-H presentation contest will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Extension office in Woodstock. Information: 459-6140.


Bowman Library

Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold a drop-off for books, CDs and DVDs from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday for its spring used book sale in March. Information: www.handleyregional.org.


Narrow Passage DAR

The Narrow Passage chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Episcopal Parish Hall, 122 E. Court St., Woodstock.

The guest speaker will be Diana Zalinski. Information: Susan Walls at 856-3426.


Library program

Paul Bogard, assistant professor of English at James Madison University, will present a free program on the importance of darkness as it relates to the night sky at 3 p.m. Saturday at the New Market Area Library.

Information: Beverly Butterfield at bsbutter7@gmail.com.


Library apps workshops

Adrienne Davis, adult services librarian with the Handley Regional Library, will hold two workshops on how to access library apps on your device.

Workshops will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bowman Library in Stephens City and from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Handley Library in Winchester.

The first half of each workshop will center on Android smartphones and tablets and the second half will be geared toward iOS devises such as iPhones and iPads.

Participants must bring their devices and library card. Registration is required by calling 540-869-9000, ext. 203 for the Bowman Library workshop or 540-662-9041, ext. 19 for the Handley Library workshop.

Information: 540-869-9000, ext. 212 or adavis@handleyregional.org.


Paws for reading

Bowman Library in Stephens City will host Paws for Reading at 1 p.m. Saturday for children to read a favorite book to a trained therapy dog. Information: www.handleyregional.org.


Singing Valentines

The Shenandoah Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines will deliver singing Valentines on Saturday and Sunday.

The cost is $35 for two songs by a quartet or small group. Information: 540-955-2851.


Pancake breakfast

The Cedar Creek Valley Ruritan Club will sponsor a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Gravel Springs Lutheran Church, 1870 S. Pifer Road, Star Tannery.

A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit club projects.


Tour guides needed

Volunteer tour guides are needed for the Patsy Cline Historic House at 608 S. Kent St., Winchester.

People interested in volunteering are asked to sign up and meet other guides from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the JC Penney Court at Apple Blossom Mall in Winchester.

Training on the history of the house will be provided before the house opens April 1. Guides are needed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31.

Information: JudySue Huyette-Kempf at 540-662-5555, email patsyclinehistorichouse@gmail.com or visit www.celebratingpatsycline.org.


College news

The following students at Longwood College have received degrees:

  • Eric Alexander Cline, of Middletown, was awarded a bachelor’s degree, with honors, in psychology.
  • Bethany Anne Walton, of Stephens City, was awarded a bachelor’s degree, with highest honors, in liberal studies.

The following students at Longwood University have been named to the president’s list and dean’s list for the fall semester:

  • Bethany Anne Walter, of Stephens City, was named to the president’s list.

Named to the dean’s list were:

  • Madilynne Mae West, of Fort Valley.
  • Taylor Irene Embrey, of Maurertown.
  • Eric Alexander Cline, of Middletown.
  • Briana Kay Adhikusuma, of Stephens City.
  • Melissa Renee Cacho, of Woodstock.

Joshua Benjamin Greenfield, of Middletown, has been named to the dean’s list at the College of William & Mary for the fall semester.

Brady Kibler, of Toms Brook, has been named to president’s list at James Madison University for the fall term. A kinesiology major, he is scheduled to graduate this year.


Scholarships available

April 8 is the deadline to apply for two $1,000 scholarships being awarded by the Shenandoah County Retired Teachers Association. Scholarships will be awarded in May to college students who plan to become teachers or current educators from Shenandoah County.

Applications are available at high school guidance offices or by contacting Margaret Figgins at 459-4433 or carcat@shentel.net.


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