Community News & Events for April 12

Card showers

The following card showers are planned:

  • A card shower is planned for Roger Cook, who will celebrate his birthday April 13. Cards can be sent to 1928 Stultz Gap Road, Woodstock 22664.
  • A card shower is planned for Harry “Skeeter” Lambert, who will celebrate his 80th birthday April 13. Cards can be sent to 363 Virginia St., Strasburg 22657.
  • A card shower is planned for Jason Rhodes Jr., who will celebrate his 80th birthday April 15. Cards can be sent to 1749 Riverview Drive, Toms Brook 22660.

Yard/bake sale

An indoor yard and bake sale to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday at 126 N. Kent St., Winchester.



The 2016 Symphony of Stitches symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 23 at St. Paul’s Heritage Center in Edinburg.

This year’ focus will be on the evolution of cookware and the economy and extravagance in dress.

The cost is $35 for the full day or $20 for a half-day. Those attending may bring their lunch or register by Friday for the catered lunch, which is $15.

Proceeds benefit the Edinburg Mill Museum and Edinburg Heritage Foundation. Information: 984-9309 or stitches@gmail.com.
Winchester Connection
Winchester Connection, a social group for single professionals over 45, will meet at 6 p.m. Friday at Piccadilly Public House.

Dress is business casual. Information: 540-313-6303, winchesterconnection@hotmail.com or www.meetup.com/Winchester-Connection.
Spaghetti dinner

The Powhatan Ruritan Club will hold a spaghetti dinner starting at 4:30 p.m. Friday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Strasburg.

The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 5-12 or free for children 4 and younger.


Game night

Bowman Library in Stephens City will host a game night  from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday for middle- and high-school students to play electronic, card and computer games. Chaperons will be present. Snacks provided. Information: www.handleyregional.org.


Pancake breakfast

The Round Hill United Methodist Church Men’s Group will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. A free-will offering will be accepted.


Country breakfast

The North Warren Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company 10 will hold a country breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 89 Rockland Road, Front Royal.

Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 4-12 and free for children under 3.


Bake sale

The First Baptist Church Relay for Life Team will hold a bake sale beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at Tractor Supply in Woodstock.

Information: Joyce Brinkley at 540-335-3824 or 459-2507.


Chicken barbecue

A chicken barbecue will be held starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Tractor Supply in Woodstock to benefit the Central High School class of 1980.


Master Gardeners

Shenandoah County Extension Master Gardeners will be available to answer home horticultural questions from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Strasburg Farmer’s Market at Pot Town Organics. Information: 459-6140.


Blood drive

The Shenandoah chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association will sponsor a memorial blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Youth Development Center, 3 Battaile Drive, Winchester.

The event honors those lost or injured on April 16, 2007, the ninth anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting, and to provide needed blood supplies for the community.

To donate, visit www.redcrossblood.org and in the “Give Blood: Find a Blood Drive” box enter the sponsor code vtblooddrive16.

Information:  Doug Ewell at dewell@greenwayeng.com, the Red Cross at 800-733-3768 or givebloodtoday@redcross.org.


Chicken barbecue

A chicken barbecue to benefit the Narrow Passage chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be held starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Woodstock Rite Aide parking lot.

Cost is $3.75 per half. Preorders: Joan Sarna at 436-8503.



Relay for Life of Front Royal-Warren County will host an all-day bingo Saturday at the Front Royal Fire and Rescue Department on Commerce Avenue.

Doors open at 10 a.m. The first session begins at noon. Admission is $70. Information, advanced tickets: 540-635-2540 weekdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


Telescope program

The Shenandoah Astronomical Society will present a program on telescopes from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Bowman Library in Stephens City.

Information: Kim Bean at 540-869-9000, ext. 217 or kbean@handleyregional.org.


Potpie supper

Stony Creek Church of the Brethren will hold a potpie supper from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at 6381 Crooked Run Road, Mount Jackson.

A free-will offering will be accepted. Take-outs available. Information: 856-8430.


Oyster/ham dinner

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Star Tannery Fire Department will hold an oyster or ham dinner from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the fire hall.

Cost is $13 for adults, $6 for children and $7 for extra portions. Take-outs available. Information: 465-9759.


Ham/oyster supper

The Fort Valley Volunteer Fire Department will hold a ham and oyster supper from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Cost is $15 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Dessert donations welcome. Information: www.fortvalleyfiredepartment.com.


Tenderloin supper

The Men’s Fellowship at Wakemans Grove Church of the Brethren in Edinburg will sponsor a tenderloin supper starting at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Dine in is a free-will offering while carry-outs are $8 per meal. Proceeds benefit Community Outreach Ministry.



The Shenandoah Christian Alliance will sponsor a traditional family values rally at 4 p.m. Saturday at Skyline High School in Front Royal.

Speakers will be Dr. William Federer of the American Minute and Dean Welty with Valley Family Forum. Special music provided by Mike Coffman and Cathy Loranger.

Admission is free. Information: 540-622-2796 or sca4christ.org or 540-622-2796.


Movie night

Round Hill Church of the Brethren in Toms Brook will hold a free showing at 6 p.m. Saturday of the movie “Soul Surfer,” about American professional surfer Bethany Hamilton who lost her left arm in a 2003 shark attack.


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. The event was rescheduled from April 9.

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


‘Bake for Good’
Shenandoah Valley Lutheran Ministries will sponsor “Bake for Good: Kids Learn, Bake, Share” from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at W.W. Robinson School in Woodstock.

The event is open to boys and girls ages 7-14. Kids will learn to bake bread, one loaf to take home and one to sell at the bake sale to benefit the SVLM’s Faith Community Nurse Program in Shenandoah County.

Registration has been extended and walk-ins will be accepted. Information, registration: Pastor Mary Louise Brown at 540-335-3108.


Ham radio operators
The Amateur Ham Radio Operators Club will meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Cook’s Exxon in Woodstock. Information: Malcolm, 436-8503.


Quilters Guild

Debbie Kratovil will present a program on the mindset of a prolific author and pattern and fabric designer at the meeting of the Shenandoah Valley Quilters Guild at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Sunnyside Retirement Community in Harrisonburg.

Featured will be show and tell, refreshments, door prizes and raffle.

Kratovil will lead an afternoon workshop on the traditional Seven Sisters pattern.

Registration, supply list and raffle tickets for the “Shenandoah Delight” quilt are available at www.svqg.org.


Grant competition

The Rotary Club of Front Royal is accepting applications through April 20 for its Community Service Grant competition.

Not-for-profit organizations whose activities promote and enhance the quality of life for citizens of Front Royal-Warren County are eligible to apply. The wining grant could receive up to $8,500.

Applications are available at www.frontroyalrotary.org

or email dmofit@bankatunion.com.


Library workshop

The Clarke County Library in Berryville will hold a workshop from 2 to 3:30 p.m. April 21 on how to use the library’s eBook and audiobook collection.

Those attending should bring their library card and eReader, Kindle, tablet or smartphone.

Preregistration is required by calling 540-955-5144.

DCCU scholarships

DuPont Community Credit Union (DCCU) has announced two local winners of its annual scholarship contest.

They are Lauran Baker of Central High School and Nathan Miller of Stonewall Jackson High School.

Applicants were asked to write an essay on how technology has changed the financial industry over the last 10 years and how they think DCCU can balance innovation with personal service for its members.

Over the last 21 years, DCCU has awarded nearly $270,000 in scholarship funds.


Poetry winners

Selah Theatre has announced winners of its Front Royal Voices poetry contest. They are:

Teen category: Daniel Kurzenknabe, first; Emma Schneider, second; Darach Cook, third.

Adult category: Kristin Zimet, first; Maggie Stetler, second; John Berry, third; JoEllen McNeal, first runner up; Catherine Wolniewicz, second runner up; Kim Hazelwood, third runner up.

Best fit for the theme “Where I’m From:” Melissa Yoder Ricks, first; Mary Rose Olin, second; Sally Toner, third.

The winners will read their poems at 7 p.m. April 23 at 30 E. 8th St., Front Royal celebrating National Poetry Month. Featured that evening will be two poets, Rich Follett and Jose Padua, and musical guest. The $5 admission fee will benefit Backpacks for Buddies, a program of the Front Royal Presbyterian Church that provides healthy snacks and quick meals for kindergarten through fifth-grade students and students in the Head Start and Sure Start programs at E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School.

Information: Heather Davis at hdavis67@gmail.com or www.selahtheatreproject.org.



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