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Card shower
A card shower is planned for Anna Heishman Funkhouser, who will celebrate her 80th birthday Sept. 13. Cards can be sent to 222 S. Main St., Edinburg 22824.

Ham radio
The Amateur Ham Radio Operators Club meets at 8:30 a.m. every Thursday at Cook’s Exxon in Woodstock. Those attending are to note the new meeting day. Information: Malcolm, 540-436-8503.

Federal employees
The Shenandoah County chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at 10 a.m. today at Denny’s in Mount Jackson.

Breakfast will be served beginning at 9 a.m. Chapter President Steve Dansker will give a report on the national convention held last month in Reno, Nevada. Paula Dansker, the chapter’s Alzheimer’s chair, will report on the status of donations from Virginia.

Shrine Mont in Orkney Springs will hold its second Hike and Bike weekend Friday through Sunday.

Bikers will have the option to do whole and half-day road biking trips in Shenandoah County led by experienced guides Erik Lundquist and Flynn Hulver.

Hikers will explore the George Washington National Forest. Shrine Mont guide Fred Forestall will lead day trips and other staff will lead half-day trips. The cost is $230. Information: 856-2141 or

Golf tournament
Saturday is the deadline to register for the Dough for Joe benefit golf tournament on Sept. 17 at Bowling Green Country Club in Front Royal.
Funds will go to the National Foundation for Transplants to benefit Joe Nail, who is on a waiting list for a kidney transplant.

The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Cost is $80 per person or $160 per team of two and includes a box lunch and prizes. Information: Tony at 540-974-6960.

Yard sale
The ESA/Delta Rho chapter will hold a benefit yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 564 Lewis St., Front Royal.

Polk reunion
The Polk family will hold a reunion at noon Saturday at the Strasburg Moose Pavilion. Lunch will be served at 2 p.m. Information: 540-624-2438.

Gymnastics classes
The Warren County Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for gymnastic classes for ages 4 and older.

Classes will begin Saturday for eight weeks at the Warren County Health and Human Services Complex Gym. Cost is $82 per child and includes a uniform. Information: 540-635-1021 or

Pet Extravaganza
The third Parks and Pet Extravaganza will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Sherando Park in Stephens City.

Activities include a silent auction to benefit the Frederick County Ester Boyd Animal Shelter, demonstrations by Frederick County Fire and Rescue and Sheriff’s office, sheep herding, contests, car show, adoption parade, color guard demonstration and vendors.

Tailgate party
Luray Downtown Initiative will hold its second annual Luray Pay It Forward tailgate party from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Luray Singing Tower.

Tickets, which are a $25 donation, include music by the Robbie Limon Band. Teams to support include the University of Virginia-Luray High School Athletic Department, Virginia Tech-Page One Food Bank and Page County Walk-Alzheimer’s Association. The team with the most registered tickets on Saturday wins. Prizes range from $500 to $5,000.

Information: Jeff McMillan at 540-743-7700 or Dave Slye at 540-743-6589.

Food truck festival
The Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in Woodstock will hold its first food truck festival to open the first weekend of harness racing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Information: 459-2542.

Flag retirement
Edinburg VFW Post 2447 will hold a flag retirement ceremony at 4 p.m. Sunday. The public is invited to bring or drop off flags that are in need of a proper retirement.

Cameron reunion
The Cameron family will hold a reunion beginning with lunch at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Ruritan picnic area in Hume. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and drinks.

4-H meetings
The Shenandoah County Extension office has announced the following 4-H groups will meet:
• Fort Valley 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 4:30 p.m. 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.

Century Ride
The annual Shenandoah Valley Century Ride will be held on Sunday at 801 Hillandale Ave., Harrisonburg.
Bike ride options are for 25, 50 and 100 miles. All routes are paved and have low traffic volume.
Participants ride at their own pace and the event is not a race. The route will be patrolled and a food/drink stop is provided every 25 miles and at the midpoint. A local feast will conclude the event.
Registration is $20 for Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition members, $25 for nonmembers, $40 or $50 for families of three or more.
Information: 540-433-9247 or

Doggie Paddle
The Northern Virginia 4-H Center pool will be open for the sixth annual Doggie Paddle from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. Sunday for canines and their humans. All canines must have a current dog license. Information: 540-635-7171.

Pesticide disposal
The Virginia Cooperative Extension will host the following collection dates for the Virginia Pesticide Disposal Program:
• Monday: 9 a.m., at Page Cooperative Farm Bureau, 127 Big Oak Road, Luray.
• Tuesday: 9 a.m., at Augusta County Government Center, 18 Government Lane, Verona.
• Wednesday: 9 a.m., at Rockingham County Fairgrounds, 4808 South Valley Pike, Harrisonburg.
• Sept. 15: 9 a.m., at Southern States, 5784 Valley Pike, Stephens City.

Oratorio Society
The Front Royal Oratorio Society will begin its 2016-17 season with an introductory rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Front Royal United Methodist Church.
New singers of all experience levels are welcome. There is no audition. Rehearsals are held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Monday. Information: 540-635-4842 or

Nurses luncheon
Nurses who graduated from the Winchester Memorial Training School or have been employed at or retired from the hospital will hold their quarterly Dutch-treat luncheon meeting at 11 a.m. Monday at Golden Corral on state Route 522 in Winchester. Information: 540-667-7953.

Turner Ashby SCV
The Turner Ashby Camp of Sons of Confederate Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Shenandoah University in Henkel Hall in Room 105 of Hester Auditorium.

The speaker will be Susan Hathaway of the Virginia Flaggers, a group that has gained attention for its ongoing flagging protest of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts after museum officials forced the removal of the Confederate Battle flags from the Confederate Memorial Chapel.

Since September of 2013, the Virginia Flaggers have erected 26 large battle flags along interstates and roadways in Virginia. Information: 540-539-1766.

Library card month
The Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg is celebrating National Library Card Month by giving a way $10 Sheetz gift cards and an 8-inch Amazon Fire tablet during September.

Anyone who checks out items from one of the library’s six locations or registers for a new card is automatically entered into the contest.

Anyone can pre-register for a library card by visiting and following the “Get a Card” link. Applicants must visit one of the libraries in person and provide proof of identification and residency to receive the card.

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