Community News & Events for June 2

Card shower
A card shower is planned for Barbara Rinker, who will celebrate her birthday June 7. Cards can be sent to 25042 Old Valley Pike, Maurertown 22644.

Library program
The Friends of Handley Regional Library will host “The Farmers Market on Your Porch” at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bowman Library in Stephens City.

Julie Duncan and Dr. Joelle Cafaro will present a hands-on interactive program on the value of home gardens and in particular the usefulness of tower gardens in urban communities.

Information: Barbara Dickinson, 540-662-9041, ext. 31 or friends@handleyregional.org

Yard/bake sale
Millwood United Methodist Church will hold a yard and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 700 Bishop Meade Road, Millwood. The event will be held rain or shine.

Dairy Day
Dairy Day will be celebrated from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Strasburg Farmers Market at Pot Town Organics.

Featured will be live farm animals, games with prizes and sample of dairy products.

Information: Carol Boyer at 933-6299 or Abbi Copp at 465-3875.

Chicken BBQ
Chicken barbecue will be sold starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Tractor Supply in Woodstock to benefit the Edinburg Christian Church.

Pig roast
Maurertown Brethren Church will hold a pig roast beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday to benefit the Bread of Life Food Pantry. There will also be homemade ice cream and special music. A free-will offering will be accepted.

Yard sale
A community yard sale to benefit the Warren Memorial Hospital Foundation will be held from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Valley Physicians building on Commerce Avenue in Front Royal.

Breakfast and lunch items will be available. Booth spaces are also available for $15 per space, payable in advance at the Rehabilitation Services Department facility. Yard sale donations are welcome and can be dropped off at the same location.

Information: Bree Myers at bmyers2@valleyhealthlink.com.

Heritage Association
Nick Powers, curator of collections at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, will be the speaker at the meeting of the Strasburg Heritage Association from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

He will discuss the multi-faceted endeavors of the Henkel family in the Shenandoah Valley. Refreshments served. Information: 465-5570.

Benefit breakfast
The Fort Valley Ruritan Club will hold a benefit all-you-can-eat breakfast for Bo Snyder from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday at the fire hall. A free-will donation will be accepted.

Izaak Walton League
The Izaak Walton League will host its annual chicken or ham dinner from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the IWLA Park, 3364 Gooney Manor Loop, Browntown.

Cost is $10 for ages 12 and older, $5 for ages 6-11 and free for ages 5 and younger, payable at the gate. Music provided by Ryan Jewel. Those attending are asked to bring lawn chairs.

Parks/Rec classes
The Warren County Parks and Recreation Department is offering the following classes:

  • Hershey: Run, Jump Throw for ages 7-12: Monday-July 1 and July 11-Aug. 5, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at the county Health and Human Services Complex main track. Cost: $85 per session or $155 for both.
  • Swim lessons for ages 5 and older: June 13-23, Claude A. Stokes Pool. Introduction to water skills, fundamental aquatic skills, stroke development, stroke improvement, stroke refinement and swimming skill proficiency. Cost: $55

Information, registration: 540-635-1021 or wcccinfo@warrencountyva.net.

Special education meeting
The Warren County Special Education Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at 465 W. 15th St., Front Royal.

Information: Laurie Adams at 540-683-1767 or Michael Hirsch at 540-635-2725, ext. 33223.

Genealogy course
The Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a genealogy class, Leaf to Leaf, at 7 p.m. June 14 and 2 p.m. June 18 at the county library in Edinburg.

Registration is required by Tuesday for the June 14 class and by June 10 for the June 18 class.

The class will cover the importance of genealogy/history, online research, local genealogy resources and how to analyze records. The cost is $10.

Following these classes, the library will provide five special research sessions where trained volunteers and staff will be available to provide personal assistance to help people explore published materials, legal records, primary sources and online research. These classes will only focus on researching families with local connections. These classes, which are free, will be held June 21, July 12 and 16 and Aug. 1 and 6.

Information, registration: 459-6777

First aid classes
The Lord Fairfax EMS Council will hold the following Heartsave First Aid CPR/AED classes and basic life support classes for healthcare providers in June at 180-1 Prosperity Drive, Winchester:

  • BLS for healthcare providers: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Tuesday and June 15 and 21; 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., June 11; noon-4:30 p.m., June 16; 5-9:30 p.m., June 23.
  • Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED (adult/child/infant): 9 a.m.-3 p.m., June 14.
  • Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED (adult CPR only): 5-9:30 p.m., June 28.

Preregistration required: Judy Alkire at 540-665-0014 or visit www.lfems.vaems.org.

Festival Guild
June 13 is the deadline to register to attend the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival Guild luncheon at 11:30 a.m. June 16 at the Winery at Kindred Pointe in Mount Jackson.

Cost is $20 per person. The Wild Flower Duo will provide special music.

Information, reservations: Kathy Scott at 459-3245 or klscott313@yahoo.com.

Golf tournament
The annual Rotary Club of Woodstock golf tournament will be held June 15 at Bryce Resort in Basye.

Players can sign up in teams, or teams can be arranged. Entry fee is $90 per player and includes two mulligans, driving range balls and an evening awards banquet.

Information: Golf Pro Shop at Bryce Resort, Mike Koontz at 477-2455 or Carter Knap at 703-395-6863.

Theater classes
The Schultz Theatre in New Market is accepting registration for the following summer classes:

  • Stretch and meditation: noon-1 p.m., June 18-July 30 for ages 18 and older. Instructor Warren Heily. Cost: $65 or $10 per class.
  • Costume design: July 23-Aug. 27 for ages 18 and older. Instructor: Carmen Conard. Cost: $80.
  • Theatre summer camp: Aug. 15-19. Instructor: Wendi Black or Catlin Heily. Cost: $200.
    Information, registration: www.schultztheatre.com


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