Community News & Events for May 24
Patrick Farris, executive director of the Warren Heritage Society, will lead a historical overview of the First Battle of Winchester in commemoration of the 154th anniversary of Stonewall Jackson’s 1862 Valley Campaign from 1 to 1:30 p.m. followed by a battlefield tour from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Winchester-Frederick County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester.
Tickets are $10 per tour. Tour is by car caravan, and carpooling is recommended.
Information: 540-542-1326 or www.visitwinchesterva.com.
Samuels Library in Front Royal will offer the program “Introduction to Android Devices” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Participants will learn the ins and outs of their Android device with one-on-one assistance from all phone carriers. Bring your device.
Registration required by calling 540-635-3153.
The Massanutten Antique Tractor and Gasoline Engine Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Edinburg Fire Hall.
Tractor show committee members need to arrive by 7 p.m. Information: 436-3652.
The Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg will hold a Wii swordplay video game tournament at 3:30 p.m. Friday.
There will be food and prizes. Registration: www.shenandoah.co.lib.va.us.
The United Way Rubbermaid product sale will be held 8 a.m.-noon Saturday in the Belk parking lot at Apple Blossom Mall, Winchester.
This month’s sale will benefit the Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter.
The Shenandoah County Extension Master Gardeners will be available to answer home horticultural questions from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the South Street Barn Market in the American Legion parking lot in Woodstock. Information: 459-6140.
Barbecue chicken will be sold starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Tractor Supply in Woodstock to benefit WMC Women of the Well.
The Limeton United Methodist Church will sell pork barbecue sandwiches with slaw and baked beans starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at Asbury United Methodist Church, 7973 Stonewall Jackson Highway, Front Royal. Proceeds benefit the Warren Charge’s upcoming mission trip.
Chicken barbecue will be sold starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Wholesome Foods in Edinburg to benefit the Mission and Ministry of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. The cost is $4 per half. Chicken will also be available at Holtzman Oil in Mount Jackson.
Legos at library
Samuels Library in Front Royal will celebrate the world of Legos at 2 p.m. Saturday for ages 5 and older.
The Mount Jackson United Methodist Church will hold an indoor lawn party, rain or shine, starting at 4 p.m. Saturday with homemade ice cream, country ham and fried bologna.
The Gravel Springs Lutheran Church Relay for Life Team will hold a lasagna and spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Star Tannery Volunteer Fire Department. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12.
Christian music artist Randy Stonehill will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Cool Spring Church of God, 3705 Gooney Manor Loop, Browntown. A love offering will be accepted.
The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank’s Stamp Out Hunger campaign on May 14 netted more than 249,500 pounds of food, beating last year’s total of 241,000 pounds, collected by area postal carriers in Winchester, Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Waynesboro and Staunton.
The annual campaign asks residents to leave nonperishable food items for their letter carriers to collect along their mail delivery routes.
The total pounds of food collected equates to providing 201,000 meals to food-insecure families.
The Humane Society of Warren County of Front Royal has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its Waggin’ for Dragons boat race fundraiser.
In 2015, the shelter saved over 92 percent of the animals entrusted to their care, achieving a no-kill status for the first time in its history.
Faith Ritenour, a senior at Strasburg High School, has been awarded a $1,000 honorable mention scholarship by the Virginia Bankers Association, VBA Education Foundation and VBA Emerging Bank Leaders.
The Bank Day scholarship program is held each year on the third Tuesday in March. Area high school seniors spend a day shadowing bankers in their daily duties. Afterward, the students write an essay about their experience.
Ritenour spent her day at the First Bank branch in Strasburg.
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