Community news & events for April 29

Rotary 5K
The Rotary Club of New Market will sponsor the “Up the Creek”‘ 5K Race on May 14 on the Creek Course at the Shenvalee Golf Course. Registration will be 6:45-7:45 a.m. at Shenvalee with the race starting at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $20 prior to May 9 and $25 after May 9. Proceeds will benefit such projects as the New Market Food Pantry, BSA Troop 117, Stonewall Jackson Prom night and International Polio Plus. Registration forms are available at Valley Sports Connection in New Market or online at www.newmarketrotaryclub.net. Questions/information: Contact Jerry Biller at 540-246-2622

Lecture series
Samuels Public Library will host a three-part lecture series by Ben Glenn 6:30-8 p.m. May 3, 10 and 17. Glenn will explore the art of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist and others from the Pop Art counterculture phenomenon of the 1960s. Advances registration is required. Information: 540-635-3150.

Story times
The New Market Area Library will hold the following story times in May. This will be the last month for children’s story times until September because the summer reading program will run June 16-Aug. 11.

May 5, 10 a.m. – Books and Babies for children 3 and younger. Theme is “Mother May I?”

May 20, 10 a.m. – Preschool story time for ages 3-5. Theme is “Remembering.”

Story times
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold the following story times in May. Information: 540-635-3153 or www.samuelslibrary.net.

May 3, 11 a.m. – Time for Baby for ages up to 2 (siblings welcome)

May 7, 10:10 a.m. – Books and Barks

May 3, 10, 24 and 31, 4:30 p.m. – Big Kids Story time for kindergarten and up

Wednesday/Thursdays, May 4, 18 and 25 and May 5, 19 and 26, 10:15 a.m. – Toddler Story time

Wednesdays/Thursdays, May 4, 18 and 25 and May 5, 19 and 26, 11 a.m. – Preschool Story time

First Aid
The Lord Fairfax EMS Council will hold Community First Aid CPR/AED classes as well as BLS for healthcare providers during the month of May at 180-1 Prosperity Drive, Winchester. Information: 540-665-0014 or www.lfems.vaems.org.

Community class (adult/child/infant) – May 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Community class (adult only) – May 19, 5-9:30 p.m.

BLS classes:

  • May 3, 24 and 31, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • May 9 and 18, noon-4:30 p.m.
  • May 12, 5-9:30 p.m.
  • May 21, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Play Day
Warren County Parks and Recreation will offer Tiny Tykes Play Day 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 3-Sept. 1 at the Warren County Health and Human Services Cafe. The program is open to children ages 2 to 5. Cost is $2 per participant for each day of attendance. Information: Contact Tiffany Walker at 540-635-1021 or twalker@warrencountyva.net

Senior Gaming
Warren County Parks and Recreation will host Senior Gaming for residents 55 and older 10 a.m.-noon Mondays, May 2-Aug. 29 and 3-5 p.m. Fridays, May 6-Sept. 2 at the Warren County Community Center. Studies show playing games is healthy for the mind and body and may help present Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. There is no charge or pre-registration for this drop-in program. Information: Contact Tiffany Walker at 540-635-1021 or twalker@warrencountyva.net.