Community News & Events for Aug. 23
A card shower is planned for Jerry Brown, who will celebrate her birthday Aug. 29. Cards can be sent to 1222 S. Ox Road, Woodstock 22664.
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Strasburg Community Center. Appointments can be scheduled online by visiting www.redcrossblood.org and enter Strasburg.
Narrow Passage DAR
The Narrow Passage chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Woodstock Town Hall. The speaker will be Susan Walls, an officer with the local chapter and a committee chair at state and national levels. Information: 856-3426.
The Shenandoah County Library will hold its finale picnic for its annual summer reading program at noon Thursday at Edinburg Park’s big shelter.There will be hot dogs, chips, drinks and a cold treat. Prizes will be awarded. Registration: 984-8200.
Money management clinic
The Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering money management clinics throughout the Northern Shenandoah Valley beginning today through Oct. 26. The clinics are free, however, preregistration is required by noon the day prior to the clinic attending.
Each clinic will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates and towns: Today: Woodstock; Aug. 30: Luray; Sept. 8: Front Royal; Sept. 12: Winchester; Sept. 20: Woodstock; Sept. 21: Berryville; Sept. 27: Stanley; Oct. 26: Berryville.
Further information is available by calling 540-635-4546 or register online at www.tinyurl.com/MMClinicsSummer2016.
The date for the Sandy Hook Elementary School PTO carnival was incorrect in Monday’s issue. The correct date is Sept. 24.
The National Ketoctan Baptist Association will present the play “On Their Way to Slabtown District Convention” at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Lee Jackson Convention Center in Winchester. Tickets are available by calling 540-671-0316, 540-671-1844 or 540-325-8110.
The United Way Rubbermaid product sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Belk parking lot at Apple Blossom Mall, Winchester. This month’s sale will benefit the Child Safe Center-CAC in Winchester.
North Mountain Volunteer Fire and Rescue will hold a yard party on Saturday at 186 Rosenberger Lane, Winchester.
The yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., food will be available starting at noon, barbecue chicken dinners will be available from 4 to 6 p.m., Ron Reeley will entertain from 4 to 6 p.m. and the auction will start at 6:30 p.m.
The Round Hill Ruritan Club will hold a community “Dog Days of Summer” sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 164 Poorhouse Road, Winchester.
The Ladies of the Rescue Mission will provide breakfast and lunch. Information: 540-514-5746.
The Steele family will hold its 50th reunion from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the RR Donnelly shelter at the Strasburg Community Park. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish or dessert.
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host Teen Chess and More at 2 p.m. Saturday for teens to play chess, checkers and other board games. Information: 540-635-3153.
Certified nutritional therapy practitioner Kristen Stephens will present a program on developing diets for improved health at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Valley Library.
The descendants of Andrew Chapman and Martha Elizabeth Presgraves of Luray and Page County will hold a reunion at noon Sunday at the Lions Club shelter in Jim Barnett Park in Winchester.
Those attending are asked to bring a picnic lunch. Information: 459-1815.
Central HS reunion
Sept. 1 is the deadline to register to attend Central High School’s class of 1966 reunion on Oct. 14-15. Information: Peggy at 459-5028.
Sept. 3 is the deadline to register to participate in a fall bazaar hosted by American Legion Auxiliary Post 53 on Sept. 10 in Front Royal. Table rentals are $20. Information: 540-635-9341.
The Front Royal Tree Stewards will host the class “All About Trees” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays starting Sept. 6 for seven weeks at the Warren County Community Center.
There will also be five half-day Saturday sessions that will include a visit to the State Arboretum.
The cost is $60 per person or $90 per couple. Individual class sessions are $10 per class.
Registration, information: www.treesfrontroyal.org/index.php/education/all-about-trees-class.
Handley Regional Library will host two benefit concerts by Robbie Limon at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 and Oct. 6. Only advance tickets will be sold. The cost is $25 per person. Light refreshments and wine will be served.
Information: Barbara Dickinson at 540-662-9041 ext. 31, email email@example.com or visit www.handleyregional.org.
Warren County Parks and Recreation will host a Grandparents Day brunch at 10 a.m. Sept. 10 at the Front Royal Golf Course. The cost is $30 per grandparent and child. Each additional person is $10.
Seating is limited. Preregistration is required by calling Sara Kenney at 540-635-1021 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce, along with a committee of senior providers, will host a Seniors Choices seminar from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Woodstock Moose Lodge.
This event, which is free, includes a hot breakfast, speakers, vendors, demonstrations and door prizes. An Elvis Presley impersonator will provide entertainment.
Space is limited to 150 participants. Registration, information: Linda Kurtz at 540-327-3083 or visit www.dutchhavenassistedliving.com/events.
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