Community News & Events for July 9

Card showers
A card shower is planned for Beatrice Ritenour, who will celebrate her 98th birthday July 14. Cards can be sent to her c/o Skyline Terrace Nursing Home, P.O. Box 558, Woodstock, Virginia  22664.

A card shower is planned for Frances Walker, who will celebrate her 90th birthday on July 16. Cards can be sent to 210 Virginia Ave., Apartment 302, Bridgewater, Virginia 22812.

Clothing sale
The Woodstock Clothes Closet will hold a half-price sale from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at 110-C E. High St., Woodstock.

The Shenandoah County Extension office will host “Hamfest” from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Government Center in Woodstock for ages 10-14. Participants will learn about amateur ham radio communications and test their STEM skills as they learn about the basic science of radio with hands-on electrical experiments and more.

The cost is $45. Registration is required by calling 459-6140 or register online at

Pillowcase challenge
The Shenandoah County Extension office will participate in a nationwide pillowcase challenge and community service project from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Stonewall Jackson High School in Quicksburg for ages 10-14.

Participants will learn sewing basics and create pillow cases, taking home a sample of their favorite one and donating others to Family Promise of Shenandoah County. The cost is $25. Registration required by calling 459-6140 or register online at

Tiny Tales
Handley Youth Services Librarian Aimee Gangai will read at the Tiny Tales story-time program for ages 2 to 5 at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Glen Burnie House at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester. Information:

Rotary Club
The Rotary Club of New Market will hold a luncheon meeting at noon Wednesday at the Shenvalee Golf Resort in Miller Grille. The program will include a member meeting and presentations by new members. Information:

Women’s club
The Christian Women’s Club will hold a luncheon meeting at noon Wednesday at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal. The theme will be “Flair with an Attitude.”
Anne Curry, from Angier, North Carolina, will present the program “Mama Said There Would Be Days Like This.” Peggy Heyden will talk about entertaining for special occasions and vocalist Sarah Genari will provide special music.

Cost for the luncheon is $16. Free childcare will be available. Information, reservations: Betty at 540-622-2939 or Shirley at 540-635-4560.

Handley Library will host STEAMworks at 3 p.m. Wednesday for ages 6 to 12 to explore science, technology, engineering, arts and math through a variety of activities.

Poetry night
The Shenandoah Poetry Alliance and Friends of Handley Regional Library will sponsor an open mic poetry night from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the library. Information:

Shentel scholarships
Three area students have been named 2016 Virginia’s Future Leaders Scholarship winners by the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association, the Donald A. Perry Foundation and Shentel. They are:
• Allison Bright, of Edinburg, a student at James Madison University.
• Kelsey Jenkins, of Strasburg, a student at Randolph College.
• Sara Jo Peer, of Toms Brook, a student at Marymount University.

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