Community News & Events

Library program
Michael Deaton and his Rhythm Playground will read to the children at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rebel Park. This event is sponsored by the New Market Area Library. Information: Karen Whetzel, 740-8589.

Summer story times
Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown will host a free summer story time at 10 a.m. Thursday.
The theme will relate to life in the 18th and 19th centuries and the Civil War. Information: www.bellegrove.org.

Smart driver safety
The American Association for Retired Persons will offer an eight-hour smart driver safety program from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday for people 50 and older at Our Health, 329 N. Cameron St., Winchester.

The cost is $20 with a $5 discount for AARP members. All attending Virginia residents 55 and older will receive a certificate, which may reduce auto insurance costs. Class size is limited. Registration, information: Pam at 540-869-7048.

Teen programs
Handley Library in Winchester will hold Craftnooners from 2 to 3 p.m. for teens to make a unique craft each Friday through July. On Friday teens will make a craft using duck tape. Information: www.handleyregional.org.

Game night
Bowman Library in Stephens City will host a game night from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday for middle and high school students to play electronic, card and computer games. Chaperons will be present. Snacks provided. Information: www.handleyregional.org.

Narrow Passage DAR
The Narrow Passage chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution participated in a project to set a Guinness World Record in patriotism.

The chapter helped the National Society of the DAR to collect 10,000 letters written to members of our military thanking them for their service. The letters were collected and tallied during the annual conference of the DAR Continental Congress in Washington, D.C. On June 18, it was announced the grand total was 100,904 qualifying letters, shattering the announced goal.

Individual letters were written by DAR members, friends and colleagues from around the world: one letter per person contained a greeting, a signature, return address and expressions of their thanks. No form letters were permitted.

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