Community News & Events for April 30

Marketing series
The Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce will partner with Java Media and the Town of New Market to offer a Marketing Partnerships Educational Series with a tourism slant. The first session will be held 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Shenvalee Golf Resort in New Market. Classes are $35 and limited to 12 seats. Information/registration: or email

Seven Bends 4-H
The Seven Bends 4-H Shooting Education Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Round Hill Church of the Brethren. Information: 540-459-6140.

Leadership council
The Shenandoah County Extension Leadership Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Extension office in Woodstock.  Information: 540-459-6140.

Story times
The Clarke County Library in Berryville will hold Preschool Storytime for ages 3 and older 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays in May. Information:

Story times
Handley Library in Winchester will hold the following storytimes in May. Information:

  • Stories with a Sheriff for all ages – 3:30 p.m. Wednesday
  • Preschool for ages 3 and older – 10:30 a.m. May 16 and 23
  • Baby Time for ages 15 months and younger – 10:30 a.m. May 17, 24 and 31
  • Toddler Time for ages 3 and younger – 10:30 a.m. May 19 and 26

Story times
The Woodstock Library will host a special story hour 10-11 a.m. Wednesday for preschoolers at the Woodstock Presbyterian Church. The works of Eric Carle, author of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and other children’s favorites will be highlighted. There will also be crafts and songs. Information: contact Sally Walters at 540-333-2756.

4-H Goat club
The Shenandoah County 4-H Goat Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria at Central High School in Woodstock. Information: 540-459-6140.

FFA show, sale
The Shenandoah County 4-H/FFA Livestock Show and Sale Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Shenandoah County Extension office in Woodstock. Information: 540-459-6140.

Preservation month
Handley Regional Library will celebrate Preservation Month  7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday with the program “Preservation Issues and Pleasures at a Working Mid-18th Century Plantation Site in Clarke County” sponsored by the Friends of Handley Regional Library and the Clermont Foundation. Guest speaker will be Robert Steig, CEO of the Clermont Foundation. A reception will follow. Information: Contact Barbara Dickinson at 540-662-9041. ext 31 or

Diabetes support
The Type II Diabetes Group will meet 5:45-6:45 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month in the Mall Conference Room (next to Subway) in Medical Office Building 1, 1840 Amherst St., Winchester. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  Information: contact Debbie at 540-536-5106.

Learn Spanish
Bowman Library in Stephens City will host “Learn Spanish with Angela” at 4:15 p.m. Wednesdays through May. Children and their parents will learn the Spanish language through the use of games, songs, puppets and picture books. Information:

Rotary Club
The Rotary Club of New Market will meet at noon Wednesday at the Shenvalee Golf Resort Miller Grille. The program will be about Response, a Shenandoah County community organization dedicated to preventing and helping people overcome the problems of sexual and domestic violence and other forms of abuse through outreach, advocacy and support services. Information:

Books, brown bag
The Secret History by Donna Tartt will be the selection for Brown Bags with Books at noon Thursday, hosted by the Clarke County Library. The book discussion will take place at the Barns of Rose Hill. Information:

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