Community News & Events for March 16

Benefit breakfast
Friday is the deadline to register to attend the Front Royal Women’s Resource Center’s Dare-To-Dream fundraising breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m. March 24 at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club.

The cost is $36 and includes a plated breakfast and donation to the grant program.

The 2016 Dare-To-Dream grants and the Elaine Bromfield Memorial Scholarship, given to Warren County women who have demonstrated a need for assistance to follow their dreams, will be awarded during the breakfast.

Information: 540-635-7007, email to or visit

Benefit party
The Valley Foundation will hold a St. Patrick’s Day party from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in Woodstock. Doors open at 7 p.m.

The JB & Get Down Brown’s Band will provide music. Tickets are $40 in advance or $65 at the door. Proceeds benefit Luke’s Backpack, Family Promise of Shenandoah County and the Child Safe Center.

Information: 540-975-0313, email or visit

Chicken barbecue
A chicken barbecue to benefit Furry Friends Animal Rescue will be held Saturday at Wholesome Foods in Edinburg.

Summer camp fair
The Clarke County Parks and Recreation Department will hold a summer camp fair from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the lobby at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester.

Parents will learn about a wide variety of summer programs and there will be activities for the children. Enter to win a Family Fun Pack, valued at over $400, which includes admission to local pools and museums, movie tickets with popcorn, river tubing passes, discounts off camps and more. Information: 540-955-5140.

Chicken dinner
The Edinburg Fire Company will hold a fried chicken dinner starting at 11 a.m. Saturday. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Pancake breakfast
The Kiwanis Club of Strasburg will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Sandy Hook Elementary School, 162 Stickley Loop, Strasburg. The cost is $5 in advance or $6 at the door. Tickets are available at Sager Real Estate.

Long Branch
Millwood resident and retina specialist Jack Carter will give the last of a series of talks at 7 p.m. Sunday at Long Branch Plantation in Boyce.
His last lecture will be titled “Color, Vision and Art.” Attendees will have a chance to socialize beforehand over drinks and light hors d’oeuvres beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. Information: 540-837-1856 or

Easter egg hunt
The Conicville Volunteer Fire Department will hold an Easter egg hunt from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday for children 10 and under.
Children should bring their own basket. There will also be crafts, snacks and pictures with the Easter Bunny and fire truck for $10.

Easter egg hunt
The annual Easter egg hunt at the Shenandoah County Park in Maurertown will be held on Sunday for children 3 to 8 years old.
Fun and games will begin at 2 p.m. followed by the egg hunt at 3 p.m.

Children should bring a basket. There will be snacks and drinks along with photos with the Easter Bunny. The cost is $2 per child.

Fitness series
Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock will offer a program on safe exercise progression and adaptation as part of a monthly fitness education series from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 23 at the Fitness Studio at the hospital.

The cost is $10. Registration, information: 459-1387.

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