Community News & Events

Applique Society
The Shenandoah Valley Applique Society will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. today at the Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg. Information: Jan Hood at 459-8118.

Baptist Association
Wednesday is the deadline to purchase tickets for the Wayland Blue Ridge Baptist Association’s moderator’s banquet at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Wayland Blue Ridge Center, 15044 Rylnd Chapel Road, Rixeyville.

The guest speaker will be the Rev. Jeffrey Johnson, pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Fairfax. There will also be a fundraising competition “Men in Black/Women in White.”

Tickets, which will not be sold at the door, are $20 per person. Information, tickets: 540-661-2013 or nb_roberts@msn.com.


Library program
Kim and Jimbo will be at the New Market Area Library at 10 a.m. Thursday. The location has changed.
The program will be Famous Races and Riddles, sponsored in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

Yard party
The Strasburg Christian Church will hold a yard party starting at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Free kids games, face paining and petting zoo will start at 3 p.m. and barbecued chicken, country ham and homemade ice cream will be available starting at 4 p.m. The Ambassadors of Joy will perform at 5 p.m. Other activities include an old-fashioned cake walk and silent auction. Half of the proceeds will benefit the West Virginia flood victims through the Week of Compassion.

Master Gardeners
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.

Humane Society
The Humane Society of Warren County will partner with NBC Washington to host the Clear the Shelters adoption event on Saturday by waiving all fees.

The shelter will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A showcase of adoptable animals will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Front Royal Petco. Information: Marcy at 540-635-4734, ext. 224 or kennels@humanesocietywarrencounty.org.

Health forum
Hunger and health food access in our community will be the topic of a community health forum sponsored by the
Handley Regional Library in Winchester at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Information: Barbara Dickinson at 540-662-6046, ext. 31 or friends@handleyregional.org.

Chicken barbecue
The Cedar Creek Valley Ruritan Club will sell barbecued chicken starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at Graden’s Supermarket on state Route 55 west in Lebanon Church.

Travel program
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host a program on Asia and South American travel hot spots at 1 p.m. Saturday. Those attending will learn about  travel locales, pick up insider tips and cheap travel secrets. Information: 540-635-3153.

Seed/recipe swap
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host a kids and teens seed and recipe swap at 2 p.m. Saturday for ages 7 and older. Registration is required by calling 540-635-3153.

Christian Singles
The Blue Ridge Christian Singles will host a picnic on Saturday at Lake Holiday in Winchester.

A carpool will form at 11:30 a.m. at the Winchester Church of God on North Frederick Pike. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish to share and lawn chair. Information: Tony at 540-888-1494 or Dusti at 540-514-7826.

Bible school
Strasburg United Methodist and Strasburg Christian churches will hold a joint vacation Bible school from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through July 28 at the Strasburg United Methodist Church on Washington Street. The theme will be “Cave Quest: Following Jesus, the Light of the World.”

Preregistration is required by calling 465-8788, 465-3547 or 540-758-3384.

Reading program
Samuels Library in Front Royal will host “Adults Create! Cool Drinks for Scorching Days” at 11 a.m. July 30. Participants will create their own signature icy cold drinks including non-alcoholic versions of favorite icy mixed drinks and grown up twists to summertime lemonades and teas.

Space is limited. Registration is required by calling 540-635-3153.

Elks Lodge
Front Royal Elks Lodge 2382 delivered a truckload of needed supplies on July 7 to flood victims in Lewisburg, West Virginia. They delivered food, water, gloves, shovels, buckets, paper products, fans, batteries and much more.

Community Foundation
The Shenandoah Community Foundation in Woodstock has announced the addition of Mike Dorman to its board of directors.

“Mike’s experience as a high school principal and his enthusiasm for our mission make him a perfect addition to our board,” said Jeff Dalke, foundation president.

Dorman is a lifelong resident of Shenandoah County and principal of Stonewall Jackson High School.

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