Community News & Events for March 22

Card shower
A card shower is planned for Pastor Everett Burner, who will celebrate his 81st birthday March 27. Cards can be sent to 1627 Barbership Road, Edinburg 22824.

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.

Woodstock Museum
Local historian John Adamson will discuss the makers and art of Shenandoah County longrifles at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Woodstock Town Hall as part of the Woodstock Museum’s spring program meeting. Information: 540-335-2162.

Bethel Lutheran
Bethel Lutheran Church in Edinburg will hold Holy Week services at 7 p.m. on Maundy Thursday with Holy Communion.
A Good Friday service will be held at 7 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church at Hudson Cross Roads.

Antioch Brethren
Antioch Church of the Brethren, one mile west of Woodstock, will hold a Good Friday service at 6:30 p.m. Information: 459-3661.

Bake sale
The Woodstock Fire Department Auxiliary will hold an Easter bake sale starting at 7 a.m. Saturday at Four Star Printing in the Woodstock Shopping Center. Items include baked goods, colored eggs and country ham biscuits.

Bake sale
St. Paul’s Relay for Life team will hold a bake sale starting at 8 a.m. Saturday in front of First Bank in Strasburg.

Barbecued chicken
Barbecued chicken will be sold on Saturday at Tractor Supply in Woodstock to benefit Conicville United Church of Christ. Chicken will be ready at 8:30 a.m.

Craft show/bake sale
Trinity Lutheran Church in Stephens City will hold an Easter craft show and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Used books
The Book Barn at the Rappahannock County Library in Berryville will hold a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays each week.

Health forum
Handley Regional Library in Winchester will host a community health forum at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
The topic will be “Community Mental Health: It’s Not Someone Else’s Problem” led by moderator Dr. Cee Ann Davis.
Information: Barbara Dickinson at 540-662-6046, ext. 31 or friends@handleyregional.org.

BBQ chicken
St. Paul Relay for Life will hold a Jimbo’s barbecue chicken and gizzards fundraiser starting at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Strasburg Museum.

Paws for Reading
Bowman Library in Stephens City will host Paws for Reading where youth can read a favorite book to a canine reading tutor at 1 p.m. Saturday. Information: www.handleyregional.org.

Egg hunt
The Mountaintop Church at Skyline will host a community Easter egg hunt from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Fantasyland Park.
There will be 4,000 hidden eggs, food, moon bounce and games. Children should bring their own basket.

Concert
Greater Joy Baptist Church will hold a concert at 2 p.m. Saturday at 45 E. Strasburg Road, Front Royal.
The concert, which benefits the building fund, will feature the Marshall Trumpeteers, Annointed Voices, Zion Spirituals and the men’s chorus of Beulah Pilgrims Rest. Refreshments will be served.

Egg hunt
The Edinburg VFW Post 2447 will hold a children’s Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Egg hunt
The Woodstock United Methodist Church will hold an Easter egg hunt with crafts at 2 p.m. Saturday for children in fifth grade and younger. Children should bring a bag or basket.

Senior festival
Monday is the deadline to register for the Winchester/Frederick County TRIAD’s third annual senior’s spring festival from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 7 at the Millwood Station Event Center, 252 Costello Drive, Winchester.
Topics include fraud and scams, improving Alzheimer’s behaviors and communications, dementia and Project Lifesaver and Community Connections.
TRIAD is a partnership between the local sheriff’s offices, police department, seniors and senior service providers in the community who work together to reduce criminal victimization of the elderly. The local Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) Council includes representatives from the Winchester Police Department, Winchester City Sheriff’s Office, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, more than a dozen senior service providers and local seniors.
The festival will include free breakfast and lunch, door prizes and information from senior service providers.
Registration: Linda at 540-327-3083 or visit www.dutchhavenassistedliving.com/senior-events.

Preservation awards
April 1 is the deadline to submit nominations for the Shenandoah County Historical Society’s annual preservation awards.
Forms are available at county libraries, museums and town historical societies. Presentations will be made on May 17. Information: 459-1795 or schs.va@gmail.com.

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.

Green Travel chapters
Shenandoah County Tourism and Harrisonburg Tourism and Visitor Services are two of 10 charter chapters participating in a new initiative to actively promote green tourism efforts sponsored by the Virginia Green Travel Alliance (VGTA).
The new program is supported by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia Tourism Corporation and the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association.
To date, more than 1,600 tourism businesses have certified their green practices through the program.
Many regional and local tourism organizations have supported the Virginia Green program and its growth, however, to date, there has not been a concerted local effort in place to actively promote the abundance of green tourism options available to the public. The new Chapters Program will seek to make Virginia Green Travel efforts relevant locally by promoting the number of green tourism partners in each community.
The VGTA will assist in reaching out to local environmental groups, businesses and citizens as well as community-based sustainability efforts.
First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe and Rita McClenny, president and CEO of Virginia Tourism Corporation, were on hand to help commemorate the new program on Feb. 23-24 in Arlington.
Information: 804-986-9119 or www.VirginiaGreen@Virginia.org.

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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