Community News & Events for April 27

Museum opening
The Strasburg Museum will be open for its 46th season from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Special events throughout May include an art display by Hilary White, and free admission on Mother’s Day, May 21 (Mayfest) and May 28 for the Massanutten Antique Tractor Club and Long Rifle displays and demonstrations. Gift shop is on site. Volunteers are also needed to serve as docents. For more information on being a volunteer, call 540-465-5281 or 540-465-3728.

Band fundraiser
Members of the Skyline High School Marching Hawks will be going door-to-door in Front Royal for their Tag Day fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 7. The band aims to raise $35,000 to purchase new uniforms and an equipment trailer.

Donations of any amount will be tax deductible. Contact Ben Lombardo at 540-631-0366 ext. 31161 or at blombardo@wcps.k12.va.us. Visit the gofundme page at https://www.gofundme.com/r8ypr7ks.

Bible study
Pastor Larry Cook will lead a five-week session on the Book of Revelation at 6 p.m. Sundays in May at Valley Gospel Church in Maurertown. The first session will be Sunday. Child care will be provided. Information: contact Pastor Cook at 540-459-4550.

4-H meets
The Toms Brook 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Toms Brook United Methodist Church. Information: 540-459-6140.

Bike-a-Thon
The Shenandoah County 4-H Bike-a-Thon will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School. The event is a way to allow 4-H’ers to raise money to attend 4-H camps and activities. Information: 540-459-6140 or http://bit.ly/1VQYfUN

Auditions
The Blue Ridge Singers will hold new member auditions until July 31. Repertoire for the upcoming season will include artists like Lauridsen, Gjeilo, Runestad, Paulus, Wilberg, Whitacre and Hogan, as well as selections from the Renaissance, 17th-20th centuries and Broadway. All voices are welcome. Information: www.blueridgesingers.com

Library event
Handley Regional Library will celebrate preservation month with the program “Preservation Issues and Pleasures at a Working Mid-18th Century Plantation Site in Clarke County” at 7 p.m. May 4 in the Handley Library auditorium, 100 West Piccadilly St., Winchester. The presentation, led by Robert Stieg, CEO of The Clermont Foundation, is sponsored by the Friends of Handley Regional Library and the Clermont Foundation. A reception will follow. Information: Barbara Dickinson at 540-662-9041, ext. 31, or friends@handleyregional.org

Fine Arts program
The deadline for Warren County Public School’s Fine Arts Summer Program has been extended to May 2. To apply, visit www.wcps.k12.va.us. Click on “Students.” Then click on “Summer Fine Arts Program.” Students should complete the Student Application Form. Teachers have access to the Teacher Recommendation Form and may complete it when requested. Students who need a paper copy should see their art, music or theater teacher. This program is free and open to all rising seventh- through 12th-grade Warren County Public School students.

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