Community News & Events for March 21 paper

Card shower
A card shower is planned for Janice Koffel, who will celebrate her 84th birthday on March 27. Cards can be sent to 144 Bells Lane, Edinburg 22824.

Easter services
St. Mary’s (Pine) Lutheran Church in Mount Jackson will hold Holy Week services at 7 p.m. on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and an Easter vigil service on March 26.

Graze 300
The Virginia Extension Service will host a Graze 300 Group meeting for farmers interested in improving the grazing management of their livestock from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Strasburg Community Center, 726 E. Queen St. Information: Bobby Clarke at 459-6140 or Corey Childs at 540-635-4549.

Tech Thursday
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host Tech Thursday at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Bob Way, a Web design developer and computer tutor, will discuss Internet safety and privacy concerns with social media. Registration is required by calling 540-635-3153.

Cool Spring Church
Cool Spring Church of God, 3705 Gooney Manor Loop in Browntown, will hold an interactive service telling the story of Jesus’ last supper at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. A light meal of various soups will be served afterward. A worship service will be held at 7 p.m. on Good Friday.

Grace Methodist
Grace United Methodist Church in Middletown will hold Holy Week services at 7 p.m. on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.

Edinburg Christian
Edinburg Christian Church will hold worship services for Holy Week from 6 to 7 p.m. on Maundy Thursday with Holy Communion and 7 p.m. on Good Friday.

Salem Brethren
Salem Church of the Brethren in Stephens City will hold a Love Feast with Holy Communion service at 7 p.m. on Thursday and a Good Friday service at 7 p.m.

Woodstock Methodist
The Woodstock United Methodist Church will hold the following services during Holy Week:
• Maundy Thursday: 7 p.m., living Last Supper in the sanctuary.
• Good Friday: 6 p.m., Crosswalk begins and ends at the church front door followed by a service at 7 p.m.

Information: 459-4144.

Bake sale
The SEARCH Thrift Store will hold a bake sale featuring homemade chocolate-covered Easter eggs on Friday and Saturday to benefit the SEARCH Group Home at 5982 Main St., Mount Jackson. Information: 477-2600.

Egg hunt
An Easter egg hunt will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Heritage Hall, 400 W. Strasburg Road, Front Royal for children ages birth to 5 and 6 to 10. There will be a prize for the child who finds the Golden Egg in each age group. The event will be held rain or shine.

Bake sale
The North Mountain Lutheran Parish Relay for Life team will hold a bake sale starting at 8:30 a.m. Friday in front of First Bank in Strasburg.

Diabetes class
Friday is the deadline to register for a free four-week class on preventing and living with diabetes. The class will begin March 31 at the Shenandoah County Extension office in Woodstock.

The class, which will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. each week, is a lifestyle intervention program and a joint venture between Virginia Cooperative Extension and Valley Health Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.

The program targets people who are diabetic, pre-diabetic or interested in learning how to prevent and control
diabetes. Eligible individuals may qualify to participate in a study to evaluate the impact of the program.

Participants will learn about diet, food preparation, exercise and diabetes management in four sessions with a three-month follow-up session.

Information: Rebecca Davis at 540-665-5699 or rdavis58@vt.edu.

Candidate forum
March 30 is the deadline for people interested in seeking town office in Shenandoah County to submit a 100-word or less biography and platform to be distributed at a candidate forum sponsored by the Republican Women of Shenandoah County.

The forum will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on April 2 at Denny’s in Mount Jackson.

Candidates will be given two minutes to speak on the topic “Policies I Favor to Boost Economic Productivity in Shenandoah County.”  Information: info@shencogop.org.

Bus trip
April 4 is the deadline to register for a bus trip sponsored by the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) on April 13 to see “Samson” at the Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The group will have dinner at the Hershey Farm Restraurant before the show.

The cost is $125 inclusive. Proceeds from the trip will be donated to NARFE Alzheimers’ Research. Information, reservations: Mary at 540-869-7656.

Elks grant

Front Royal Elks Lodge No. 2382 was awarded a Gratitude Grant in the amount of $2,500 from Elks National Foundation for community projects.

Money from the grant went to purchase 720 safety glasses for Warren County Technical School and Triplett Tech; $1,000 was donated to Samuels Public Library in Front Royal for the children’s section to diversify its picture book collection and for the children’s garden.

The remaining $780 was donated to Restore Hope House & Ministries, a nonprofit supported by area churches, civic groups, businesses and individuals to pay for clothing, to replenish its food pantry and to provide emergency assistance for needy families.

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