Community News & Events

Memory loss film
Commonwealth Assisted Living & Memory Care of Front Royal will sponsor a showing of the documentary “Alive Inside” from 5 to 7: 30 p.m. today at Samuel’s Public Library in Front Royal.
The film demonstrates music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering. Special speaker for the evening will be Bob Bell from the Alzheimer’s Association.
Information, registration: Vickie at 540-636-2800 or

Spiritual cinema
Unity of the Shenandoah in Stephens City will hold a spiritual cinema series showing the film “Brother Sun, Sister Moon,” a dramatization of the life of St. Francis of Assisi, at 8 p.m. Friday.
Information, registration: 540-868-1903.

Yard sale
The Humane Society of Warren County will host a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Julia Wagner Animal Shelter, 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal.
Proceeds will benefit homeless animals of Warren County. Donations for the sale are appreciated and may be dropped off at the shelter prior to the event.
The Humane Society is also accepting old computers, cell phones and other electronic equipment to be recycled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through July 16 at the shelter. Items not accepted include large computer monitors and TVs, floor model copiers and satellite dishes. No items accepted after 2 p.m. July 16. Information: 540-635-4734.

Library program
Samuels Library in Front Royal, as part of its adult summer reading program, will host “Adults Create! Sizzling Hot Accessories” at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Participants will create fashion accessories using recycled materials. Space is limited. Registration required by calling 540-635-3153.

Teen program
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host “Discuss This” at 2 p.m. Saturday for ages 12 to 19 to discuss books, articles, movies, art and music.
Information, registration: 540-635-3153.

Yard party
Walnut Springs Christian Church will host a yard party featuring a silent auction and live music by Charley and Friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at 1905 Oranda Road, Strasburg.
Dinners include country ham, fried chicken, barbecue and hot dogs. Carryouts available.

Fish fry
Morning Star Lutheran Church will hold a fish fry starting at 5 p.m. Saturday at 282 Morning Star Road, Mount Jackson. Those attending are asked to bring a lawn chair.

Polk reunion
The Ananias and Pollyanna Polk family will hold a reunion at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Columbia Furnace Community Center in Edinburg. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Paper products will be provided.

Miller reunion
The Charles G. and Bertie Miller family will hold a reunion Sunday at the Conicville Fire Hall in Mount Jackson.
Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Drinks and paper products will be provided.

4-H meetings
The Shenandoah County Extension office has announced the following 4-H meetings will be held:
• Fort Valley 4-H and Cloverbuds will meet at 4:30 pm. Sunday at the community center.
• New Market 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Reformation Lutheran Church.
Information: 459-6140.

Bible school
Wakemans Grove Church of the Brethren in Edinburg will host vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday.
Dinner will be served at 5:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The theme is “Deep Sea Discovery: God IS With Me Wherever I Go!” Registration:

Kiwanis Club
Jane Bauknecht with the Adult Care Center of Northern Shenandoah Valley will be the speaker at the luncheon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Old Town at noon Monday at the Godfrey Miller Home on the Old Town Mall.
Information: Tessa Doherty at 540-247-2353.

Izaak Walton League
The Browntown chapter of the Izaak Walton League will hold a dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 3364 Gooney Manor Loop, Browntown.
The guest speaker will be a Master Gardener discussing soil testing.

St. Luke Brethren
St. Luke Brethren Church will hold vacation Bible school from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday for children in preschool through the seventh grade. The theme will be “The Cave Quest.” Information: 540-325-2888.

Scholarship awarded
Sarah Jo Peer was awarded the Michael J. Morehead Scholarship at the Strasburg High School athletic banquet.
The $4,000 scholarship was established by Morehead’s parents, Stanley and Patsy Morehead, in memory of their son who died in 2007 from non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.
Peer is the daughter of Karen and Todd Peer, of Toms Brook. She plans to attend Marymount University in the fall.

Elks Club
Dennis Henline, of Front Royal, was installed district deputy to the Elks national president for lodges in the North District of the Virginia Elks Association at the national convention July 3-6 in Houston.
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Virginia Beautiful grant
Shenandoah County was awarded a $1,000 grant in the recycling category from Keep Virginia Beautiful as part of its 30 grants in 30 days program.
Patrick Felling, director of Solid Waste for Shenandoah County, discovered last year through a public survey that a third of county residents lack access to recycling receptacles in their homes and would recycle more if receptacles were available.
The 30 in 30 grant funds will help the county purchase receptacles and distribute them to 150 households at a 75-percent discount. The county’s goal is to see an increase of about 300 tons per year in recyclable materials diverted from the landfill. Details on when and where to purchase the discounted bins will be announced later this year.
Information: Patrick Felling, 984-8573 or email or

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