Community News & Events for April 8

Chicken barbecue

The Edinburg VFW Post 2447 will hold a chicken barbecue from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $4 per half. Pre-orders accepted.


Bike rodeo

Millbrook High School students from the Gifted Independent Study program will host a bike rodeo from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday outside the bus loop at Greenwood Mill Elementary School.

This free event provides hands-on activities to teach and promote bike safety. Children should bring their own bike and helmet. Rain date is April 17.
Pageant applications

The Carolyn’s Live, Laugh and Love Relay for Life Team will accept applications from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Chester Gap Fire House for the Miss Rappahannock Relay for Life and womanless beauty pageants.

The Miss Rappahannock pageant, open to contestants who live within a 50-mile radius of Rappahhanock County, will be held at 10 a.m. April 30 and the womanless beauty pageant will follow at 7 p.m.

Applications, information: Karen Williams at 540-635-4673 or 540-305-4938 or Norma Settle at 540-305-7820.


Teen board

The Teen Advisory Board, open to middle- and high-school students, will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Bowman Library in Stephens City.

The group plans and presents events, advises on library materials and tween and teen library events.

Information: Donna Hughes at 540-869-9000, ext. 215.


Ruritan Club

The Cedar Creek Valley Ruritan Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Gravel Springs Lutheran Church, 870 S. Pifer Road, Star Tannery. Information: 465-4159.


Bible study

“God Wants You Well” is the topic for mid-week Manna Bible studies held from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesdays at the old Shenandoah County Courthouse in Woodstock.

The study will be led by PG and Barbara Coverstone of HOPE of the Gospel Ministries in partnership with Charis Bible Studies. Light refreshments served. Child care not provided.

Information: hopeofthegospel@outlook.com.


Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Frederick County will meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Shenandoah Valley Westminster Canterbury in Winchester.

The guest speaker will be Gerry Kiefer, professor of art history and art at Shenandoah University, who will discuss “Unfinished Journeys.”

Information: Geraldine Kiefer at gkiefer@su.edu.


Android workshop

Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will offer “Introduction to Android Devices” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Attendees will learn the ins and outs of Android devices with one-on-one assistance from all phone carriers.

Registration required. Information: 540-635-3153.


Turner Ashby SCV

The Turner Ashby Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Henkel Hall, Room 105, of Hester Auditorium at Shenandoah University in Winchester.

Jerry Holsworth, assistant archivist at the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, will present a program on the Marion rifles and the 5th Virginia Infantry.


Summer courses

April 18 is the deadline to register for free summer courses offered by Warren County Public Schools for county students. Classes include:

  • Musical theater audition and performance skills for rising 10th-12th graders.
  • Performing arts for rising 7th-12th graders.
  • Visual arts for rising 10th-12th graders.
  • Visual arts for rising 7th-9th graders.

Classes will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 13-16 and June 20-23.

Students must complete an application. A teacher recommendation is required.

Information: www.wcps.k12.va.us, click on Students/Summer Fine Arts Application.


College news

Radford University has announced the following students graduated with bachelor’s degrees at the end of the fall semester:

• Cassidy Funk, of Edinburg, criminal justice.
• Jenna Lynn Beatty, of Front Royal, interdisciplinary studies.
• Sophie Claire Knudsen, of Front Royal, chemistry.
• Catherine Elizabeth Costello, of Strasburg, interdisciplinary studies.


College news

The following students from Winchester earned bachelor’s degrees from Radford University at the end of the fall semester:

• Giovanna Teresa Borsi, communication.
• James Tripp Lewis, exercise, sport and health education.
• Lauren Ruth McClaugherty, biology.
• Rosa Hallie Obleas, interdisciplinary studies.
• Michael Christopher Opthof, media studies.



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