Community News & Events for May 11

Committee meeting
HBA Djong-Ritcher and the Shenandoah County School Board’s Long Term Facilities Master Plan Steering Committee will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Central High School cafeteria. Representatives of the firm will present and discuss several long-term facilities options. The meeting is open to the public.

Safety Day
Community Safety Day, hosted by the Woodstock Police Department, will be held 10 a.m-2 p.m. Saturday at W.W. Robinson Elementary School in Woodstock. Activities include demonstrations, games, giveaways, displays by local public safety agencies, food and a fire truck pull at 12:30 p.m. Activities are free but donations accepted to benefit the Special Olympics.

Lasagna dinner
The Strasburg Fire Department will host a lasagna dinner starting at 4 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $8 for adults ($5 for second plate) and $5 for children younger than 12.

Chicken BBQ
The Andros Foods Shenandoah County Relay for Life Team will hold a chicken barbecue Saturday at Wholesome Foods in Edinburg. Chicken will be ready at 9:30 a.m. for $4 each.

Pork, chicken BBQ
First Church of Columbia Furnace and the Shenandoah County-4-H Exchange Club will hold a sliced pork barbecue and grilled marinated chicken breast sale Saturday. Food will be available starting at 10:30 a.m. at the church pavilion. Cost is $12 per pound and pre-orders are highly recommended by today. Proceeds will benefit the church building fund and the 4-H program. Pre-orders: Contact the church at 540-335-4500 or Rodger Van Norton at 540-758-1282.

PTO fundraiser
The Boyce Elementary School PTO will hold a chicken dinner, silent auction and talent show 5-7 p.m. Saturday in the Ruritan Building at the Clarke County Fairgrounds. Cost is $15 for the barbecue chicken meal and $7 for the hot dog meal; carry-out available. Tickets available at the Bank of Clarke County Berryville and Boyce branches as well as at the school. Proceeds will be used to used for the concrete floor in the outdoor classroom. Information/tickets: 540-327-2384.

Benefit breakfast
The St. John’s UCC Sunday School in Edinburg will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast 7-10 a.m. Saturday. A free will offering will benefit the Daryl Hulvey family, who lost their home and belongings to a recent fire.

Pancake dinner
First Baptist Church in Woodstock will hold a pancake dinner and silent auction on Saturday. Dinner will be 5-6:30 p.m. with silent auction bids closing at 7 p.m. A free will offering will benefit the church’s Relay for Life Team. Information: Contact George Brinkley at 540-335-2545 or 540-459-2507.

Community meal
The Salem Church of the Brethren in Stephens City will hold a community meal 4-7 p.m. Saturday. The meal will be spaghetti, salad and Italian bread. A free will offering will be accepted.

Bake sale/BBQ
A barbecue chicken and bake sale will be in front of First Bank in Strasburg on Saturday to benefit the eigth grade class at Signal Knob Middle School. The bake sale will start at 10 a.m. and Jimbo’s BBQ will be ready at 11 a.m.

Parks & Rec
Warren County Parks and Recreation and Defensive Firearms of Virginia will offer a course on Justifiable Use of Force 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Warren County Community Center. Cost for the seminar is $35 and seating is limited to 35 participants, age 10 and older (those younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult). Pre-registration required. Information: contact Rex King at Registration: 540-635-1021 or

Master gardeners
The Extension Master Gardener Help Desk will be available 8 a.m.-1 pm. Saturday at the South Street Barn Market in the American Legion parking lot in Woodstock. The Help Desk will answer home horticultural questions. Information: 540-459-6140.

5K walk/run
Clean Inc. will kick off National Prevention Week with the 4th Annual Ready, Set, Glow 5K Run/Walk on Saturday at the Valley Health Campus in Winchester. Check-in will start at 7 p.m. The “Glow Getter Tot Run” will begin at 8 p.m. with the run/walk starting at 9 p.m. Cost is $35 with registration available online or the night of the event. Information/registration: or 540-722-3589.

History lecture
The Winchester Frederick County Historical Society, in partnership with the Friends of Handley Regional Library, will sponsor the “History of the Fairfax Family in America,” by Jim Thompson, 2-4 p.m. Saturday. The lecture will be held in the Handley Library auditorium. Information:

Yard sale
A community yard sale will be held at Zion Christian Church in Maurertown, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. The event will be rain or shine. Lots of bargains and food available.

Yard sale
A community yard sale to benefit WATTS (Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter) will be held 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Sollenberger’s True Value Hardware in Winchester. Space rental is $20 and tables are $5. Rent your space, but keep your profits. Information/table rental: Contact Nancy or Mary at 540-662-3457 or email

The Shepherdstown Visitors Center will host Dogfest 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The event has been moved to May from August to avoid summer heat. Weekend activities include a parade of rescue dogs available for adoption and a community dog show on Saturday, and three sheepdog demonstrations with border collies on Sunday. Most activities will take place downtown on King Street. Information: 304-876-2786 or

Open house
People’s Drug Store in Strasburg will celebrate its 100th anniversary with an open house 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Special music will be provided by Rich Follett.

Chapter meeting
The Turner Ashby Chapter 184, United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday in the second floor conference room at First Bank in Winchester.

Concert, dinner
The Clarke County High School chamber, concert and a cappella choirs will perform at a benefit spaghetti dinner and silent auction from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the school in Berryville.
Information: Michelle Suling at or Teresa “TC” Miller Welch at

Worship service
Fairview United Methodist Church on Double Church Road will hold a 155th anniversary celebration during a special worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday. There will be displays both inside and outside at the church. A covered dish dinner will follow at 12 p.m.

Ryman reunion
The Ryman Reunion will be held Sunday at the Laurel Hill Christian Church. Lunch will begin at 12:30 p.m.

Plant sale
Central High School will hold a plant sale 3-5 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. Plants include a variety of annuals, vegetables, handing baskets, select perennials and house plants. Information: contact Many Curry at 540-459-2161.

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