Community News & Events for Aug. 16
A card shower is planned for Paul Nelson, who will celebrate his 86th birthday Aug. 22. Cards can be sent to him c/o Martinsburg VA Hospital, 510 Butler Ave., Floor 5 C, Room 111, Martinsburg, WV 25405.
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.
Today is the deadline to register to attend the James Wood High School class of 1953 summer luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at Perkins Restaurant in Winchester. A class meeting and social will follow from 1 to 3 p.m.
Information, reservations: Frank Racey at 540-877-1612, Vernon Combs at 540-667-6659, Reva Brill at 540-888-3573, Sue Merriner at 540-877-1600, Mickey Smith at 540-667-0923 or Margaret Clowser at 540-667-1582.
Maine author Jeffrey H. Ryan will discuss his book “Appalachian Odyssey: A 28-Year Hike on America’s Trail” at 6:30 p.m. today at Handley Library in Winchester. Information: Barbara Dickinson at 540-662-9041 ext. 31.
The Rotary Club of Frederick County will meet at 7:30 a.m. today at Shenandoah Valley Westminster Canterbury in Winchester. FFA students from Sherando High School will perform their opening ceremony for the FFA National Convention in the fall.
The Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business After Hours event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at the Comfort Inn in Woodstock.
The Claude A. Stokes Jr. Community Pool in Front Royal will be closed during the week starting today.
Weekend hours will be from noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 4. The pool will be open for the last day this summer from noon to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 5.
The Northwestern Community Services Board will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Thomas J. Peachey Center in Front Royal.
Author Ted Alexander will present a program on ethnic groups in the Confederacy at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Handley Library. The talk is cosponsored by the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society.
Information: Barbara Dickinson at 540-662-9041 ext. 31 or email@example.com.
The Mt. Clifton United Methodist Women will sponsor a spaghetti supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Mt. Hermon Fellowship Hall on state Route 263 west of Mount Jackson.
A free-will offering will accepted.
The Shenandoah County Extension Master Gardeners will be at the following two locations this weekend to answer home horticulture questions:
• Friday: 9 a.m.-noon, county Extension office in Woodstock.
• Saturday: 9 a.m.-noon, Strasburg Farmer’s Market at Pot Town Organics.
The Church of the Rock will host the Gospel Fest “Holy Ghost Power Explosion!” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Gazebo on Main Street, Front Royal.
Entertainment will include gospel choirs, youth choirs, soloist praise dances and more. Food will also be available. Information: Gwen Wimberly at 540-660-4735 or Debra Lunsford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New Market Library will present an adult program titled “Human Trafficking: Prevent and Protect” at 3 p.m. Saturday.
The speaker will be Sabrina Dorman-Andres, co-founder of New Creation, who will discuss education, awareness and responsible consumerism as it relates to human trafficking. The program is free. No registration is required.
Ice cream social
Oak Level United Methodist Church in Fort Valley will hold an ice cream social starting at 4 p.m. Saturday.
In addition to homemade ice cream, other food will also be available. SBG will provide special music. A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit church outreach programs.
The Toms Brook Volunteer Fire Department will hold a lawn party on Saturday.
Food will be available starting at 4 p.m. followed by a parade at 7 p.m. There will also be music by John Richards and the Virginians, games and bingo.
Yard party, auction
Fairview United Methodist Church in Stephens City will host a yard party and auction starting at 4 p.m. Saturday.
The auction will start at 6 p.m. The cost of the meal is $12 for adults, $5 for children 10 and under and $15 for a meat combo meal. Homemade ice cream will also be sold.
The Amateur Ham Radio Operators Club will meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Cook’s Exxon in Woodstock. Information: Malcolm, 436-8503.
The Shenandoah Valley Quilters Guild will hold its annual picnic and installation of officers at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the covered shelter in Oakdale Park in Bridgewater.
No advance reservation or fee is required. Fried chicken, drinks and paper products will be provided. Those attending are asked to bring a side dish or dessert and bring one or more aprons.
The theme will be Apron Daze and there will be judging for the best in five categories: my Grandma’s apron, cutest cocktail apron, brightest and wildest apron, quilter’s apron and modern utility apron. Also bring stories and family photos that include aprons.
St. John’s Lutheran
St. John’s Lutheran Church will hold Mocha and a Message program at 6 p.m. Saturday at 3623 Back Mountain Road, Winchester.
There will be contemporary gospel music along with coffee (and other beverages) and desserts. A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit community outreach programs.
The Blue Ridge Young Marines will host a fundraising spaghetti dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Giles B. Cook American Legion Post at 22 W. 8th St., Front Royal.
There will also be 50/50 drawings and silent auction. The cost is $10 or $5 for children 7 and younger. Information: email BRYM@embarqmail.com or email@example.com.
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold a writing workshop for ages 6 and older at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Those attending are asked to bring something they have written to share.
The Warren County Parks and Recreation will hold a girl’s basketball camp from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Warren County Middle School for girls in grades five-eight (as of the 2016-17 school year).
The cost is $25. Campers must bring their own lunch and drink. Registration is required by calling 540-635-1021 or Coach Post at 540-635-3635.
Lawn party, picnic
The Kernstown Battlefield Association will hold a civilian lawn party and picnic and its first inaugural ball on Saturday. Gates open at 10 a.m.
• The lawn party will feature games on the lawn including croquet, horseshoes and bocce ball. Those attending should bring a picnic basket. While the event is free, re-enactor registration is requested.
• The ball will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. featuring the 2nd VA Cavalry String Band and the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Era Dancers. The cost is $25 per person. Period dress or Sunday best attire is required.
District Delegate Christopher Collins will host Coffee with Chris at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Front Royal Daily Grind. The topic of discussion will be senior citizens. Information: 540-539-1724 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helsley, Barton reunion
The Helsley and Barton families will hold a reunion at 1 p.m. Sunday at Helsley’s Park on Back Road between Columbia Furnace and St. Luke. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and small gift.
The Lindamood family will hold a reunion and covered dish luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Hudson Cross Roads Community Center.
An emergency preparedness for Avian influenza fit test clinic will be held at 9 a.m. Aug. 23 at the New Market Fire Hall.
Anyone wishing to be fit tested will need to complete a medical clearance form with their doctor in advance. Information, paperwork needed: Shenandoah County Extension office at 459-6140.
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