Community News & Events for July 26

Card shower
A card shower is planned for Barbara “Freddie” Frederick, who will celebrate her 95th birthday July 31. Cards can be sent to 106 Westminster Drive, Front Royal 22630.

Tractor/gasoline club
The Massanutten Antique Tractor and Gasoline Engine Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Edinburg Fire Hall. Information: 436-3652.

The First Church of Columbia Furnace will hold an extravaganza from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday at 305 Back Road, Edinburg.
Activities include hay rides from 2 to 5:30 p.m., food sold from 2 to 7 p.m., an auction from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., and live entertainment by Lisa Meadows and the Jamboree Band performing country and gospel music from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Sliced pork barbecue and grilled marinated chicken breast will be sold by the pound starting at 10:30 a.m. Preorders are recommended by noon Wednesday
A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit the building fund. Information, barbecue orders: 540-335-4500 or 540-325-8166.

Yard/bake sale
The Delta Rho Sorority will hold a benefit yard and bake sale starting at 8 a.m. Friday at 564 Lewis St., Front Royal. There will be 14 families participating.

Pancake breakfast
St. Stephens Lutheran Church on Back Road in Strasburg will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday to benefit the building fund. A free-will offering will be accepted.

Potter birthday
Handley Library will celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday at noon Saturday for ages 6 and older.
“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” will be shown at noon and crafts, snacks and other activities will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. Information:

Chicken BBQ
A chicken barbecue to benefit the Woodstock United Methodist Church vacation Bible school will be held starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Tractor Supply in Woodstock.

Quilt Museum
The Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg will continue its Christopher Columbus Grandle lecture series from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Stephen’s Church.
Special guest speaker will be Deborah Smith discussing the National Park Service Centennial.
The cost is $25 or $20 for museum members. Information: 540-433-3818 or

World of Legos
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host World of Legos at 2 p.m. Saturday for ages 5 and older. Information: 540-635-3153.

Ice cream social
Mt. Olive United Methodist Church will hold an ice cream social starting at 4 p.m. Saturday.
There will also be sandwiches, cakes and drinks. Takeouts available. The church is located on the corner of Mt. Olive and Back roads, Toms Brook.

Richman-Gochenour reunion
The Richman and Gochenour families will hold a reunion at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at 1473 Jadwyn Road, Saumsville.
A picnic lunch will begin at 1 p.m. Information: 459-8987.

Rally for America
Jay Blevins will be the speaker for the Rally for America program from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Flags and Crosses, 2128 John Marshall Highway, Strasburg. There will also be special music during this time of prayer for the nation.

Emmanuel Baptist
Emmanuel Baptist Church in Winchester will hold Neighborhood Bible Time, a unique vacation Bible school program, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 4 for youth in kindergarten through 12th grade.
An awards program will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 5. Free transportation available. Information: 540-667-8924.

Dog obedience class
Aug. 3 is the deadline to register for Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation’s eight-week dog obedience class being held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. starting Aug. 11 at the county Park in Maurertown.
Owners will learn how to teach their dog to respond to verbal and hand commands. The class is for ages 18 and older. Cost is $20. Information: 459-6777.

Redneck games
The Restore Hope Redneck Games will be held Aug. 6 at Restoration Fellowship in Strasburg.
Teams, consisting of five members between the ages of 11 and 99 are needed. Supplies for the event are also needed.
Information: Maggie at 465-2722 or

College news
Four local college students graduated from Longwood University. They are:
• Joseph Charles Bass, of Front Royal, earned a bachelor
of science degree.
• Briana Kay Adhikusuma, of Stephens City, earned a bachelor of arts degree with great honors.
• Melissa Renee Cacho, of Woodstock, earned a bachelor of fine arts degree with great honors.
• Kyle Austin Willis, of Woodstock, earned a bachelor of science degree.

Narrow Passage DAR
Narrow Passage chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution members Ann Hunter and Susan Walls attended the DAR’s state board of management meeting on July 16 in Bristol.
They joined 234 other members from 116 chapters across Virginia in approving State Regent Judith Joy Surber’s, $200,000 project of underwriting a conference room at the new Claude Moore Hall, Center for the Constitution at Montpelier, home of James Madison.
Montpelier’s Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution, a teaching academy, has engaged tens of thousands of professionals from all 50 states and more than 90 nations in the theory and practice of the United States Constitution. Construction has begun on a state-of-the-art $4.7 million building containing meeting and classroom facilities, offices and a media center for video interviews and professional productions.

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