Community News & Events for March 18

Card shower
A card shower is planned for Gene Sager, who will celebrate his 81st birthday March 24. Cards can be sent to P.O. Box 323, Edinburg 22824.

Yard sale
The Browntown community spring yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Saturday at the community center, 96 Browntown Road.

‘Chair-ity’ auction
The Restore Hope House Food Pantry will hold a “Chair-ity” auction from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the conference room at the Strasburg Chamber of Commerce and First Bank.
A silent auction of items donated by area businesses and individuals will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. The live auction will start at 2:30 p.m. Information: www.restorehopehouse.org.

Support group
Families on the Road to Recovery, a facilitated support group for family members coping with loved ones who are addicted, will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Winchester Church of God at the Family Life Center, 2080 N. Frederick Pike, Winchester.
Meetings are held monthly on the second and fourth Tuesdays. Information: 540-539-8884.

Jewelry/accessory sale
The Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold a jewelry and accessory sale from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the hospital’s front lobby. All items will sell for $5.

Rotary club
Lauren Cummings, public information officer with the Winchester Police Department, 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.

Author forum
The Winchester Book Gallery will co-host a panel of four authors of young adult fiction from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Handley Regional Library in Winchester.
Participants include Laura Shoven, Janet Sumner Johnson, Ave Jae and Kathy MacMillan. They will discuss how everyday realities shape their fiction.
Information: Barbara Dickinson at 540-662-6046, ext. 31 or friends@handleyregional.org.

Faith in Action
The Rev. Charles W. Franks has been appointed as the new part-time executive director of Faith in Action, a group of volunteers that provide residents with transportation to medical appointments.
His past experience includes 18 years as the young life area director in both Williamsburg and Bermuda plus 12 years as senior pastor for First Baptist Church in Devonshire, Bermuda.
He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of William & Mary and a doctorate of divinity from the Master’s Graduate School of Divinity in Evansville, Indiana.
Franks recently moved back to his hometown in Winchester. He is a member of the First Baptist Church, Valley Interfaith Council and serves as a volunteer with Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter (WATTS). He has two grown sons and was recently married to Susan Maddux.

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