Community News & Events for July 27

Smart phone classes
Shenandoah County Parks & Recreation is partnering with Shentel/Sprint to offer free Android and iPhone classes to senior citizens.
Classes are held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the historic Shenandoah County courthouse. Class dates are available by calling 459-6777.

4-H camp
The Culpeper-Shenandoah-Rappahannock 4-H Camp will be held Sunday through Thursday for ages 9 to 13 at the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center in Front Royal.
Campers do not have to be 4-H members to attend. Activities include swimming, canoeing, crafts, performing arts, archery, horseback riding, games and campfire programs. Partial scholarships available, based on need.
Information: Shenandoah County Extension office at 459-6140.

Ice cream social
The Fort Valley Museum will hold an ice cream social from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the museum’s Old Brick Church adjacent to Trinity Church, 8361 Fort Valley Road.
There will also be a bake sale, artisan exhibits and music by Charlotte and Charley Smith.
Information: 933-6690 or www.fortvalleymuseum.org.

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Winchester-Frederick County’s ReStore, Ken Grymala of Fairview Lutheran Church in Gore and the WV-WMD Synod ELCA are providing ongoing charitable aid to those impacted by the flooding in Greenbrier County and surrounding areas of West Virginia.

ReStore has donated hundreds of dollars’ worth of industrial cleaning supplies, weatherproof totes and other much needed items. It also organized the sale of 4×8 OSB lumber that will be used as flooring underlayment in the many damaged houses for a significant discount of only $2 per sheet, usually sold for $11.

Gary Carpenter of Gary’s Excavating Inc. in Capon Bridge, West Virginia, hauled the lumber and Dennis Lipscomb arranged for a forklift and operator from the local Culligan water treatment franchise to move the 5,000-pound skids onto the 48-foot trailer.

Aaron Haecker, a representative of Thrivent Financial and Habitat partner, spoke with local faith organizations, including Bethel Lutheran Church, about Thrivent Action Teams and Thrivent Choice Dollars to provide supplies to the flood victims during the first few weeks following the disaster. The church’s congregation donated over $700 to the aid effort.

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