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Acting classes
Selah Theatre Project will offer the following acting classes at 30 E. 8th St., Front Royal:
• Senior Stage: 6:30 p.m., starts Thursday, one-year course in comedy, drama and scenic work. Tuition: $55 monthly.
• Junior Stage: 6:30 p.m., starts Monday, improvisation and play creation. Tuition: $45 monthly.
Information: 540-686-5185.

Yard/bake sale
Marlow Heights Baptist Church will hold a yard and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 517 Braxton Road, Front Royal.
Proceeds will benefit West Virginia flood relief. Information: 540-635-2339.

Yard sale
Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church will hold its annual yard sale and chicken barbecue from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 3821 Orkney Grade, Mount Jackson. Information: Gloria at 540-335-2449.

Fall bazaar
American Legion Auxiliary Post 53 in Front Royal will hold a fall bazaar starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. Information: 540-635-9341.

Bake sale
The Strasburg High School FFA will hold a bake sale starting at 8 a.m. Saturday at First Bank in Strasburg. Proceeds will benefit students attending the National FFA convention.

The Powhatan Ruritan Club will hold an auction beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Oranda Schoolhouse. Food will be available starting at 9 a.m.

Bowers reunion
The Bowers family will hold a reunion and covered-dish luncheon at 1 p.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church in Edinburg.

Library program
Retired Navy Commander Bob Coolbaugh will talk about the origins of naval aviation and how airplanes changed naval warfare at 3 p.m. Saturday at the New Market Library. The program is free. Registration not required.

Chicken barbecue
Hites Chapel United Methodist Church, west of Middletown, will hold a chicken barbecue starting at 4 p.m. Saturday. Half-chicken dinners are $12 for adults and $6 for children.

Cash party
The Strasburg Chamber of Commerce will hold a cash party on Saturday at the Strasburg Moose Lodge.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person. The grand prize is $1,000. Information, tickets: 465-3187 or

Benefit concert
Elvis tribute artist Kevin Booth will give a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the John H. Elders Fire Hall, 9 S. Buchmarsh St., Berryville.
Tickets are $10 each and available at the door. Proceeds will benefit the repairs and maintenance for the 1848 Stone’s Chapel.

Ham radio
The Amateur Ham Radio Operators Club meets at 8:30 a.m. every Saturday at Cook’s Exxon in Woodstock. Information: Malcolm, 540-436-8503.

Pancake breakfast
The Strasburg Fire Department will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for second helpings and $5 for children under 12.

Narrow Passage DAR
The Narrow Passage chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg.

County Archivist Zack Hottel will speak on how to use the archives in the Shenandoah Room. Information: 540-856-3426.

Lawn party
Grace United Church of Christ will hold a lawn party starting at 5 p.m. Saturday at 10492 Orkney Grade, Mount Jackson. There will be burgers, barbecue, hot dogs, fries and homemade pies and ice cream.

Food collection
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church will collect food items to benefit Luke’s Backpack from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at 3055 Fairview Road, Woodstock. Information: 540-459-4899 or

Orndorff reunion
The Orndorff family will hold a reunion at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Pig Palace. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Information: Susan at 540-624-2769 or

Barn series
The Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners will host the program Preserving Garden Memories from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the barn at Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown.

Participants will learn what plants can be grown in the garden and how to preserve them. Cost is $25 per person. Information:

Manville picnic
Employees of Johns Manville will hold a picnic from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Edinburg Park. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.

Holiday seminar
Retail specialist Marc Wilson will lead a seminar on strategies to increase holiday sales from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Samuels Public Library in Front Royal. He will also hold a limited number of one-on-one sessions on Tuesday.

Information, registration: Felicia Hart at or

Smart driver
AARP will sponsor an eight-hour Smart Driver Safety Program from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 16 at Our Health in Winchester for people 50 and older.

The cost is $20 with a $5 discount for AARP members. Class size is limited. Information, registration: Kathy at 540-667-5952.

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