Community News & Events for April 5
The Bull and Bear Investment Club will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Handley Library in Winchester. Information: www.handleyregional.org.
“The Bird Artist,” by Howard Norman, will be the selection for the Brown Bags with Books program at noon Thursday hosted by the Clarke County Library at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville. Information: www.handleyregional.org.
Kentucky Fried Chicken in Woodstock will host a fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday to benefit the ‘Ole Ladies Brigade Relay Team. Eat in or take out for a donation from KFC to the team.
Laurel Hill Christian Church in Strasburg will hold a 50/50 bingo from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Admission is $3 and cards are 25 cents each. Proceeds benefit the Laurel Hill Youth Group.
Winchester Connection, a social group for single professionals over 45, will meet at 6 p.m. Friday at Brewbaker’s Restaurant. Dress is business casual. Information: 540-313-6303, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.meetup.com/Winchester-Connection.
The Shenandoah Knitting Guild will hold a swap meet at its 10:30 a.m. meeting on Friday at the First Christian Church in Winchester.
The guest speaker will be from Spin a Yard at the Market in Woodstock, who will discuss different types of yarn. Information: www.shenandoahknittingguild.org.
A steak dinner to benefit the First Baptist Church Relay for Life Team in Woodstock will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Conicville Fire Department. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children. The meal is eat-in or carry out. Advance tickets: George Brinkley at 540 335-2545 or 540 459-2507.
The Church Ladies Organization at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Winchester is sponsoring its annual used book and jewelry sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Baked goods also available. Information: Pat Weber, 540-667-6763.
The Star Tannery Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday. A free-will donation will be accepted to benefit the Gravel Springs and Hampton cemeteries.
Riverton United Methodist Church in Front Royal will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall.
A free-will offering will be accepted. This will be the last breakfast until Fall.
Over 65 vendors will be featured at the spring vendor sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy in Stephens City.
Folk instrument workshop
The Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir will host a folk instrument workshop with musicians from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Eastern Mennonite School, 801 Parkwood Drive, Winchester.
The event is free, however, donations will be accepted to benefit the choir. Featured instruments will be the hammered dulcimer, Celtic harp, fiddle, penny whistles and more.
The Unity of the Shenandoah Valley in Stephens City will host the workshop “Transformation Through the Lens of Story” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The process of Maeiutics will be used to solve the questions and mysteries of our souls. A potluck lunch will be served. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share.
Preregistration is $35 or $40 at the door. Information: 540-868-1903.
Church safety seminar
Antioch Church of the Brethren in Woodstock will host a church safety seminar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Members of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Department, Department of Social Services, Guide One Insurance and Response Inc. will share tips to prepare churches in emergency situations. Registration is $10 per person. Information, registration: 459-3661.
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