Community News & Events for April 1

Card shower
A card shower is planned for Wanda Huntington, who will celebrate her 80th birthday April 4. Cards can be sent to 1687 Hahns Lane, Toms Brook 22660.

Church safety program
Today is the deadline to register for a church safety seminar sponsored by the Antioch Church of the Brethren from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Members of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Department, Department of Social Services, Guide One Insurance and Response Inc. will give tips to prepare churches for emergency situations.
Registration is $10 per person. Information, registration: 459-3661.

Volunteers needed
The Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation is seeking volunteers to help with Park Day projects from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historic Park.
Volunteers will participate in a joint effort to extend the existing 19th Corps Trail an additional one-half mile.
Volunteers are asked to meet at the National Park Service Visitors Center at 1 p.m. for a short program on the construction of the trenches at 7712 Main St., Middletown.
Information, registration: 540-869-2064 or eric_campbell@nps.gov.

Shenandoah Naturalists
Shenandoah Naturalists will hold its third conservation and ecology dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Winchester Travelodge.
Environmentalists Charlie Hagan and Nick Snow will talk about climate action at the local level.
A roast beef and salmon dinner will be served. A cash bar will start at 5:45 p.m.
Tickets are $18 per plate or $6 for students with identification. Information: 540-667-6778.

Chicken BBQ
A chicken barbecue will be held Saturday at Tractor Supply in Woodstock to benefit the Edinburg Christian Church. Chicken will be ready at 8:30 a.m.

Teen Challenge
The Mountaintop Church at Skyline will host the Shenandoah Valley Teen Challenge at 10 a.m. Sunday at 538 Villa Ave., Front Royal.
Teen Challenge offers a Christ-centered program for youth, adults and families who struggle with many types of addiction.

Izaak Walton League
Harry Reed will present a program on saving our streams at the dinner meeting of the Browntown chapter of the Izaak Walton League at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 3364 Gooney Manor Loop, Browntown.
Members are encouraged to bring a wild game dish, however, a chicken casserole will be served.

Computer club
The Shenandoah Valley Computer Club will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg.

La Leche League
The La Leche League of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, a support group for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, will meet on the following dates:
• Tuesday: 1 p.m., at Ten Moons Midwifery, 400 Virginia Ave., Front Royal.
• April 11: 10 a.m., at Steamy’s Café, 38 E. Piccadilly St., Winchester.
• April 21: 6 p.m., at 309 S. Stuart St., Winchester.
Information: Aimee at 540-660-2459, Natasha at 212-203-9394, Sharon at 301-542-9782, Lydia at 202-618-9221, Alice at 540-636-3785 or visit www.meetup.com/Ten-Moons-Family-Collective.

Story times
Handley Library in Winchester will hold the following story times in April:
Baby Time: 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays for babies up to 15 months. No program April 26.
Toddler Time: 10:30 a.m., Thursdays for ages 3 and under. No program April 28.
Preschool: 10:30 a.m. Mondays for ages 3 and up. No program April 25.
Pajama Time: 6 p.m., Wednesday and April 20 for all ages.
Stories with a Sheriff: 3:30 p.m., Wednesday for all ages.

Rotary club
Justin Kerns, director of Winchester-Frederick County Tourism, will be the speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Frederick County at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Shenandoah Valley Westminster Canterbury in Winchester.
Information: Geraldine Kiefer at gkiefer@su.edu.

First aid classes
The Lord Fairfax EMS Council will hold classes on community first aid CPR/AED and Basic Life Support for healthcare providers this month at 180-1 Prosperity Drive, Winchester:
• BLS classes: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Tuesday and April 20 and 26; 5-9:30 p.m., April 7; noon-4:30 p.m., April 12.
• Community class (adult only): 5-9:30 p.m., April 14.
• Community class (adult/child/infant): 9 a.m.-3 p.m., April 21.
Information: 540-665-0014 or www.lfems.vaems.org.

Clarke Library
The Clarke County Library in Berryville will hold preschool story time for ages 3 and up at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in April. There will be no story time program on April 28.

Rivermont Ramblers
The Rivermont Ramblers Square Dance Club is starting a new 12-week dance class from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Warren County Community Center.
Cost is $5 per person per class. Information: 540-636-2323 or 540-336-7412.

4-H activities
The Shenandoah County Extension office has announced the following 4-H meetings:
• Seven Bends 4-H Shooting Education Club: 7 p.m., Tuesday at the Round Hill Church of the Brethren.
• Edinburg FCE Club: 1:30 p.m., Wednesday at the Extension office.
• 4-H/FFA livestock show and sale executive committee: 7 p.m., Wednesday at the Extension office.
• 4-H Goat Club: 7 p.m., Wednesday in the cafeteria at Central High School.
Information: 459-6140.

Bible study
The Valley Central Church will begin a weekly video Bible study at 7 p.m. Tuesday on the book of Genesis at 4610 Old Valley Pike, New Market.

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