Community News & Events

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

A card shower is planned for Jimmy Hockman, who will celebrate his 75th birthday Thursday. Cards can be sent to 119 Hockman Road, Strasburg 22657.

Drought watch
Strasburg declared a drought watch Thursday and issued voluntary water conservation measures to residents and businesses.

Due to the Shenandoah River’s flow rate ebbing below 175 cubic feet per second, residents are encouraged to limit indoor and outdoor water use.

Dance performance
The Pittsburgh-based dance company, Attack Theatre, will perform at 8 p.m. today and Saturday at the Forbes Center for Performing Arts Dance Festival in Harrisonburg.

The program will also feature James Madison University dance faculty members Ryan Corriston, Shane O’Hara, Kate Trammell, Suzanne Miller-Corso and Cynthia Thompson. Tickets are $13-$18. Information: www.jmuforbescenter.com.

Turner Ashby UDC
The Turner Ashby chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday in Stine House at the Fort Collier Civil War Center, 922 Martinsburg Pike, Winchester.

Strasburg Museum
The following volunteers are scheduled at the Strasburg Museum:
Sunday: morning, Peter and Peggy Zarrella; afternoon, Tina Crabill.
Monday: morning, Bob Callihan and Wayne Ireson; afternoon, Jeanette Dovel.
Tuesday: morning, Judy Cosby; afternoon, Doris Baker and Winnie Callihan.
Wednesday: morning, Phil Loving and Sally Fravel; afternoon, Tom Parker.
Thursday: morning, Bob and Ida Smith; afternoon, Gloria Church and Betty Sue Howard.
Friday: morning, Carol Haycock; afternoon, Tom Knowles.
Saturday: morning, Tim Taylor; afternoon, Ellsworth and Rubye Stickley.

Mountain Stage
Mountain Stage, a two-hour live music program, will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at James Madison University’s Forbes Center for the Performing Arts in Harrisonburg to benefit WMRA Radio.

The program will feature The Steel Wheels and guitarist Sean Watkins. Tickets are $40. Information: www.jmuforbescenter.com.

Izaak Walton League
The Browntown chapter of the Izaak Walton League will hold a dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 3364 Gooney Manor Loop, Browntown.

A family picnic will be held on Sept. 18. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and/or dessert.

Kiwanis club
Scott Dawson with NW Works will be the speaker at the luncheon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Old Town at noon Monday at the Godfrey Miller Home on the Old Town Mall.

English course
Samuels Library in Front Royal will host an English as a Second Language course from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The course is free. Information, registration: 540-635-3153.

Open house
People Incorporated, which provides opportunities for economically disadvantaged people, will hold an open house and ice cream social starting at 1 p.m. Tuesday at its new office at 135 S. Main St., Woodstock. A ribbon cutting will be held at 1:30 p.m.

Moon festival
Bowman Library in Stephens City will host a Moon Festival at 6 p.m. Tuesday featuring storytelling, plays, traditional Moon festival foods, crafts and information about the traditions and history of the Moon Festival celebrated in China.

Mental illness program
The Northern Shenandoah affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will sponsor a free family-to-family education program from 6:30 to 9 p.m. starting Tuesday for 12 weeks at the Systems Support building of Winchester Medical Center, 220 Campus Blvd.

The program is specifically for families and caregivers of persons with severe and persistent mental illness. Information, registration: Steve Tickner at 540-533-1832.

4-H meetings
The following 4-H groups will meet:
• St. Luke-Saumsville 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Saumsville Christian Church.
• 4-H Livestock Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wakemans Grove Church of the Brethren in Edinburg.
Information: 459-6140.

Rivermont Ramblers
The Rivermont Ramblers Square Dance Club will offer a 12-week beginner class from 7 to 9 p.m. starting Tuesday at the Raymond Santmyer Youth Center, 200 E. 8th St., Front Royal. The first two lessons are free. Information: 540-636-2323 or 540-336-7412.

Samuels Library
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold the following story-time programs:
• Tuesday: 4:30 p.m., big kids story time for ages 6 and older. Theme: superheroes.
• Wednesday and Thursday: 10:15 a.m., toddler story time; 11 a.m., preschool story time. Theme: Star Wars. Siblings welcome.
Information: 540-635-3153 or www.samuelslibrary.net.

Ruritan club
The Cedar Creek Valley Ruritan Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Gravel Springs Lutheran Church, 870 S. Pifer Road, Star Tannery. Information: 465-4159.

Rotary club
The Rotary Club of Frederick County will have an interactive club involvement to honor the 15th anniversary of 9/11 at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury in Winchester. Information: Mike Mendez at Mendezmtm@gmail.com.

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