Community News and Events for April 6

TRIAD festival
Winchester-Frederick County TRIAD will host a spring senior festival from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Millwood Station Event Center, 252 Costello Drive, Winchester. Seniors and caregivers will be educated on recent scams, Project Lifesaver, how to prepare for medical emergencies and more. There will also be 30 vendors on site.

Admission, which is free, includes breakfast and lunch. Information: www.dutchhavenassistedliving.com/senior-events.

Kaine Connects
Staff from Senator Tim Kaine’s office will hold “Kaine Connects” on Thursday in Front Royal and Marshall at the following locations and times for people who may need help with federal casework or other issues:
• Front Royal: 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., at Samuels Library, 330 E. Criser Road.
• Marshall: 2:15-4:15 p.m., at John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Road.
People are welcome to stop by but are encouraged to register by email to joe_montano@kaine.senate.gov.

Mt. Nebo Baptist
The Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Scholarship Ministry will host a choir fest, featuring Minister Isaac Howard and choir from Howard Ministries, at 3 p.m. Saturday at the church in Marshall.

Warren Democrats
The Warren County Democratic Committee will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Community Center (old library).

Shae Parker will present a critique of the 2016 county budget. Those interested in serving as a delegate at the Sixth Congressional District Convention must file by the close of business on Saturday. Information: Tom Howarth at tom.howarth67@gmail.com.

Garden program
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will present a garden program for ages 6 and up at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Springtime blooms will be added to the children’s garden followed by a butterfly hunt using magnifying glasses and butterfly guides. Advanced registration is required by calling 540-635-3153.

Mission festival
Opequon Presbyterian Church in Winchester will host “Opequon On the Lawn,” a spring mission festival, from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Activities include live music by Stage Left-Redlands UMC, PS150 and Emmaus Road as well as food, handmade crafts, live auction, face paining and games for children. Information: www.opequonchurch.org.

Library program
The Friends of Handley Regional Library will host Gretchen Smith-Klainer from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

An Alaskan author and folksinger, she will perform music that accompanies her book “Cricket and the Northern Lights.” Information: Barbara Dickinson at 540-662-9041, ext. 31 or friends@handleyregional.org.

Potpie dinner
The First Church of Columbia Furnace in Edinburg will hold a sloppy ham potpie dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

A free-will offering will be accepted for dine-in only. Carry-out dinners are $5, carry-out quarts are $6 and country ham sandwiches are $3. Proceeds will benefit the building fund.

Charity auction
A charity auction will be held starting at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Lebanon Church Community Center to benefit the Strasburg Compassion Cupboard Food Bank, Lebanon Church Community Center and North Shenandoah Ruritan Club.

Food will be available starting at 3 p.m. Information, donation pickup: 465-4268 or 465-9759.

Chicken dinner
Connie’s Crusaders will sponsor a chicken dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Front Royal Church of the Brethren.
Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 5-12 and children 4 and under eat for free.

Spaghetti dinner
The South Warren Ruritan Club will sponsor a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Skyline High School in Front Royal.
Tickets are $8 in advance for adults or $9 at the door; $5 for children 6-12 and free for children 5 and under.

There will also be live entertainment and auctions. Proceeds will fund scholarships for seniors at Warren County and Skyline high schools.

Shrimp/catfish dinner
The Rotary Club of Woodstock will hold its annual shrimp and catfish dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Woodstock Moose. Proceeds will benefit the Rotary’s Christmas Baskets and Coats for Kids projects.

Tickets, which are $30 per person or $15 for children, are available from any Rotary member or at the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce office in Woodstock. Information: woodstockvarotary@gmail.com.

Spaghetti dinner
North Mountain Fire and Rescue will hold a spaghetti dinner beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday at 186 Rosenberger Lane, Winchester. A free-will offering will be accepted.

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