Community News & Events for April 7

Card shower
A card shower is planned for Christie Orndorff, who will celebrate her 89th birthday April 14. Cards can be sent to her c/o Pine Meadow, 218 Mill Road, Woodstock 22664.

Tablescapes
Faith in Action, a group of volunteers that provides residents with transportation to medical appointments, will hold its annual fundraiser, Tablescapes, from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Shenandoah University in the Brandt Student Center.

Featured will be 15 decorators showcasing themed tables for event planning with demonstrations in decorating, floral arranging, napkin folding and a display of vintage silver. Ticket holders will be eligible to vote for Best in House, which will receive the Peoples Choice award. In addition, there is a raffle, door prizes and refreshments.

Tickets, which are $25 each, may be purchased at Kimberly’s, Sweet Tea, Our Health Inc. or by calling 540-974-5971, 540-536-1006, or 540-667-7677.

St. Paul Lutheran
Matt Booher will give a presentation on “Getting Your Garden Ready” at 9:15 a.m. Sunday at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Jerome.

Gospel concert
SEARCH Group Home and Thrift Store will host a gospel concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Manor Memorial United Methodist Church in New Market. A free-will offering with be accepted to benefit the SEARCH Group Home. Information: 477-2808.

4-H meetings
The Shenandoah County Extension office in Woodstock has announced the following 4-H meetings are scheduled:
• Fort Valley 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the community center.
• New Market 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Reformation Lutheran Church.
• St. Luke-Saumsville 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Saumsville Christian Church.
• Shenandoah County Livestock Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wakemans Grove Church of the Brethren.
Information: 459-6140.

Long Branch
The Long Branch Speakers Series will conclude at 7 p.m. Sunday featuring Thomas Kenyon, who took over last fall as CEO and President of Project Hope.

Kenyon has devoted his professional life to combating the spread of disease in Grenada, Ethiopia, Swaziland and elsewhere, and most recently served as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Center for Global Health.

In preparation for his talk, Kenyon recommends that attendees view the 2011 film “Contagion,” starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslett and Marion Cotillard. The movie is available as a DVD from Netflix and streaming on AppleTV.

Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.

Democratic caucus
Monday is the deadline for people wishing to seek election as a delegate or alternate with the Shenandoah County Democratic Committee.

An assembled caucus will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 18 at the county Government Center in Woodstock to elect eight delegates and two alternates to the Sixth Congressional District Democratic convention.

Forms to file for election are available from Luther Santiful, chairman of the county Democratic Committee, 758 Lantz Road, Edinburg 22824 or Katherine Morrison, 111 N. North St., Woodstock 22664 or at www.shenandoahcountydemocrats.org.

Information: 540-331-6012 or santiful@aol.com.

Twitter class
Tuesday is the deadline to register for a class on Twitter sponsored by the Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation Department on April 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the County Government Center in Woodstock.

Cost is $22. Class is open to ages 18 and older. Information, registration: 459-6777.

3-2-1 & Done
April 13 is the deadline to register for 3-2-1 and Done, a circuit training workout for ages 55 and older, that starts April 19 for four weeks from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the historic courthouse in Woodstock.

The class is sponsored by the Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation Department. Cost is $40. Information, registration: 459-6777.

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