Community News & Events for April 11 paper

Federal employees

The Shenandoah County chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at Denny’s in Mount Jackson. Breakfast will be served beginning at 9 a.m.

Guest speaker will be Karen Doane, a certified diabetes nurse educator at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.


Christian Women

The Christian Women’s Club will meet at noon Thursday at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club for guest day, with men welcome to attend.

The theme will be “History in the Making” with guest speakers Charles Grounds of West Virginia and Patrick Farris from the Heritage Association with some hometown trivia. The Rockland Singers will provide special music.

Cost for the luncheon is $16. Free child care will be available. Information, reservations: 540-622-2939 or 540-635-4560.


4-H club

The Little North Mountain 4-H Shooting Education Club will meet at 6:30 pm. Thursday at Liberty Baptist Church in Strasburg. Information: 459-6140.


Prayer/Bible study

Mount Olive Baptist Church in Middletown will hold a prayer and Bible study at 7 p.m. on Thursdays. The topic will be “Mary, the Mother of the Son of God.”

Information: 540-667-7081.


Master gardeners

The Shenandoah County Extension Master Gardeners will be available from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the Extension office in Woodstock to answer home horticultural questions.

Information: 459-6140.


Spaghetti dinner

The Woodstock Fire Department Auxiliary will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.


Movie shown

The Fishnet Christian Center will host a free showing of “Woodlawn: The True Story,” the true-life story of a 40-person football team coming to Christ during the height of 70s desegregation at 7 p.m. Friday at 706 Rockland Road, Front Royal. It stars  Sean Astin and Jon Voight. Information: 540-636-2961 or fishnet@fishnetministries.org.



The Blue Ridge Singers will present its spring concert, “I Saw Water Flowing,” featuring sacred and secular works about water, at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Front Royal Presbyterian Church and 4 p.m. April 17 at Opequon Presbyterian Church in Winchester.

A $10 donation is requested. Information: www.blueridgesingers.com.


Mental health course

Friday is the deadline to register for a mental health first aid course sponsored by Mental Health America-Warren from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 22 and 23 at the Warren County Public Safety building.

The course teaches common warning signs and risk factors for mental health problems and provides a five-step action plan and resources for helping someone in crisis.

Attendance is required both days. Breakfast and snacks included.

Information: 540-671-0461 or htgilbert@embarqmail.com.


Run for Fun
Pledges are being accepted through Friday for a Color Run for Fun sponsored by E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School in Front Royal. The run will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. May 27 to raise funds to replace 75-year-old auditorium seating.

Registration on event day begins at 4 p.m. A block party will follow. Rain date is June 3.

The entry fee is $30. Information, registration: http://shop.schoolathon.org/EventIndex.asp?EID=182784.


College news

The following students have been named to the dean’s list at Radford University for the fall semester:

Marshall Colton Eckert, of Middletown. He is a senior majoring in criminal justice.

The following students from Mount Jackson have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Radford University:

Donal W. Cook, of Mount Jackson,  a senior computer science and technology major.

Ashton Laine Davis, of Mount Jackson,  a sophomore majoring in exercise, sport and health education.

Savannah Dove Frazier,  of Mount Jackson,  a sophomore psychology major.

Tyler A. Goldman, of Mount Jackson,  a senior majoring in information science and systems.

Rachel Erin Lewis, of Mount Jackson,  a sophomore psychology major.

Candice A. Banks, of Stephens City, a junior exercise, sport and health education major.

Hillary Frances Buhl,  of Stephens City, a senior majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

Haley J. Burns, of Stephens City, a sophomore pre-nursing major.

Brianna A. Crowling, a of Stephens City, sophomore pre-nursing major.

Rachel Marie Dixon, of Stephens City, a junior majoring in exercise, sport and health education.

Paige Elizabeth Franks, of Stephens City, a junior majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

Logan S. Frye, of Stephens City, a senior criminal justice major.

Savannah Rose Hatfield, of Stephens City, a freshman psychology major.

Sierra S. Hortie, of Stephens City, a junior majoring in exercise, sport and health education.

Trent Giuliani Marchi, of Stephens City, a sophomore criminal justice major.

Laura Nichols, a senior majoring in recreation, parks and tourism.

Patrick Wayne Schrader, of Stephens City, a sophomore majoring in geospatial science.

Ashley Lynn Scott, of Stephenson,  a senior majoring in interdisciplinary studies.


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