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Students win award

Aidan Keller, 14, son of Jessica and Sam Keller, of Strasburg, and Amber Gessner, 14, daughter of Donna and Scott Gessner, of Strasburg, were named recipients of the Northern Virginia Daily Citizenship award for Signal Knob Middle School.

The school’s faculty choose the recipients for the award, which is based on scholarship, initiative, teamwork, health, and safety.

Goodlatte meeting
A member of Congressman Bob Goodlatte’s staff will hold open door community office hours on Thursday in Woodstock and Strasburg.

A staff member will be available to meet with citizens to discuss any problems they might have with the federal government or to hear their views or current issues before Congress. Locations and times are:
• Woodstock Town Council: 9:30-11 a.m.
• Strasburg Town Hall: noon-1 p.m.

Library reading program
Registration will begin Thursday for the New Market Area Library’s summer reading incentive program for ages birth to fifth grade.

Children will keep a record of minutes read to win prizes and a free book. A grand prize drawing will be held at the closing celebration on Aug. 11.

The program will kick off at 10 a.m. Thursday by reading with members of the Town of New Market. Special activities will be held each week. Information: Karen Whetzel, 740-8589 or kswhetzel@gmail.com.

Food pantry
The Bread of Life Food Pantry in Woodstock will distribute food from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. June 21. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 459-1928.

Mount Olive Baptist
Mount Olive Baptist Church in Middletown will hold spring revival services Thursday through Sunday. Special speakers are:
• Thursday: 7 p.m., Pastor Ramon Clas, Puerta de las Aguas Church in Stephens City.
• Friday: 7 p.m., Pastor Matthew Croons, Guilfield Baptist Church in Milwood.
• Sunday: 11 a.m., the Rev. Gary Doleman of Mt. Airy Baptist Church in Lewisville; 12:45 p.m., tailgating food fest; 3 p.m. Pastor Berymon Johnson and congregation from Grace & Mercy Ministries Church in Stephens City.
Information: 540-667-7081.

Lego Club
The Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg will hold a Lego Club meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Information: 984-8200.

Master Gardeners
The Shenandoah County Extension Master Gardeners will be available from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the Extension office in Woodstock to answer home horticultural questions. Information: 459-6140.

AARP class
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) will sponsor an eight-hour classroom driving refresher course from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday for people over 50 at Our Health, 329 N. Cameron St., Winchester.

The cost is $20. Those completing the course will receive a certificate, which may reduce auto insurance costs (if they are 55 or over). AARP members will receive a $5 discount if they bring their membership card to the class. Participants should bring their driver’s license. Registration, information: Jane at 540-665-9715.

Fermentation class
The Shenandoah County Extension office will offer a workshop on fermentation for beginners from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 30 at the county Parks and Recreation office in Woodstock.

This hands-on workshop will cover safety information and equipment needed for fermenting fruits and vegetables. Registration cost is $21 and includes all handouts, food and use of equipment. All participants will make a jar of sauerkraut to take home.
Registration, information: 459-6777 or www.shenandoahcountyva.us/parks.

Civil War camp
July 1 is the deadline to register for a Civil War day camp sponsored by the Virginia Museum of the Civil War from 9 a.m. to noon July 11-15 in New Market for ages 7 to 12. Youth will learn drills, eat period food, play games and tour the battlefield.

Cost is $20 per day. Registration limited to 30 participants. Information, registration: Maj. Troy Marshall at 866-515-1864 or MarshallTD@vmi.edu or www.vmi.edu/newmarket.

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