Community News & Events for May 17
The Town of Strasburg will be sweeping Holliday, King, Massanutten and East Washington streets Wednesday night through Thursday morning.
Residents are asked to move their vehicles off the side of the street.
Lisa Heishman, vice president of Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, will be the speaker at the luncheon meeting of the Woodstock Rotary Club at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday at the Woodstock Moose Lodge.
AARP driver program
AARP will be holding an eight-hour Smart Driver Safety program for seniors 55 and older from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Our Health, 329 N. Cameron St., Winchester.
Those who complete the program will receive a certificate good for three years that will reduce auto insurance premiums.
The cost is $20. AARP members will receive a $5 discount.
Class size is limited. Registration: Kathy at 540-667-5952.
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host a children’s writing workshop for ages 6 and older at 2 p.m. Saturday with writing exercises and special readings.
Registration required by calling 540-635-3153.
Debe Thomas will present a free program on curves and circles at the meeting of the Shenandoah Valley Quilters Guild at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Sunnyside Retirement Community in Harrisonburg.
Featured will be refreshments, door prizes, raffle and show and tell.
Thomas will lead an afternoon workshop titled “A Lesson in Positivity.”
“Shenandoah Delight” raffle tickets, registration and a supply list can be found at www.svqg.org.
North Warren Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company 10 will hold a country breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 89 Rockland Road, Front Royal.
Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 4-12 and free for children under 3.
The Rotary Club of Warren County will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Royal Avenue and First Street, adjacent to the First Baptist Church in Front Royal.
The Shenandoah County Master Gardeners will be available to answer home horticultural questions from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Strasburg Farmer’s Market at Pot Town Organics. Information: 459-6140.
F&M Bank in Edinburg will offer free shredding of personal documents to prevent identity theft from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The Mount Jackson Garden Club will hold a plant sale starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Mount Jackson.
The Bowman Library Chess Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday in Stephens City.
Members of the Shenandoah Valley Chess Club will help participants learn to play and develop new moves.
All ages and skill levels welcome. Information: www.handleyregional.org.
The Handley Regional Library in Winchester, Bowman Library in Stephens City and Clarke County Library in Berryville will launch their summer reading program on Saturday.
Special activities at Bowman Library will be held from 11 a.m. to noon featuring Johnny O and his balloon bending, puppets, stories, music and games.
Handley Library in Winchester will show the movie “Air Bud: Wolf Pup” at noon on Saturday.
Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch.
The New Market Area Library will host a lecture by author Michael Signer at 3 p.m. Saturday who will discuss his book “Becoming Madison: the Extraordinary Origins of the Least Likely Founding Father.”
Information: Bev Butterfield at BButterfield@lfcc.edu.
Fairview United Methodist Church will hold a pig roast from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday on Double Church Road, Stephens City.
Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children 9-11 and free for children under 9. Proceeds will benefit the roof repair fund.
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