Community News & Events for Oct. 1

Dr. Tamra Willis

Phi Delta Kappa
Dr. Tamra Willis, head of the Master’s program in Education at Mary Baldwin University, presented a program on environmental-based learning for members of the Shenandoah Valley Phi Delta Kappa’s at its Sept. 27 meeting at Blue Ridge Community College.

Willis is a recipient of the sorority’s Distinguished Educator Award.

Willis noted that environmental-based learning is project-based learning focused on the students’ environment. She noted that students are engaged through purposeful mindset, expectancy value and brain mapping. Three questions that she said teachers should ask are what? so what? and now what?

The group’s next meeting will be held at 6:40 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Eagles’ Nest at Bridgewater College. Information: Karen Whetzel at 740-8580 or kswhetzel@gmail.com.

Baritone Jesse Blumberg and pianist Martiz Katz will present a recital culminating their week-long artist-in-residence program at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Shenandoah University in Goodson Chapel Recital Hall.

Tickets are $15. Information, tickets: 540-665-4569 or boxoffice@su.edu.

Conservatory performance
Shenandoah Conservatory’s Class of 2017 will present solo performances by student and faculty choreographers at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the Shingleton Dance Space.
Admission is free. Information: 540-665-4569 or boxoffice@su.edu.

Rotary club
The Rotary Club of New Market will meet at noon Wednesday at the Shenvalee Golf Resort in Miller Grille. Rotarian and past president Jim Douglas will discuss preparing your garden for winter and winter gardening projects. Information: www.newmarketrotaryclub.net.

Handley Library in Winchester will host open chess games at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 19 for all ages and skill levels.
There will be one-on-one instruction for new players and a lecture on chess basics and strategy will be held at 5:30 p.m. Information: www.winchesterchess.com or www.handleyregional.org.

Library program
A special children’s program, “Coloring the Past,” will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg.

Children will be create their own artwork based on the items on display in the “Art in the Archives” exhibit as part of National Archives Month. The finished pieces will go on display.

Lego club
The Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg will host a Lego Club meeting for ages 5 and up at 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 20. Information: 984-8200.

Spring Forward
Registration for Spring Forward will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church, 321 Headquarters Road, Edinburg.

The program, sponsored by the Hamburg Ruritan Club, is a tuition-free, after-school tutoring and enrichment program for students in grades 2-7. Limited enrollment. Information: 477-2088.

Trout Unlimited
The Winchester chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold a joint meeting with the Shenandoah Audubon Society at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 145 of the Science and Health Building at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Greg Wiens from the USDA facility in Kearneysville, West Virginia, who will discuss aquaculture and its impact on native fish populations.
The group will gather for dinner at 5:30 p.m. at IJ Cann’s. Information: Bill Prokopchak at 540-722-2620 or www.winchestertu.org.

One Book One Community
The final program of the One Book One Community series will be a visit by author Beth Macy from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Shenandoah University in Stimpson Auditorium.

The former Roanoke Times reporter will speak, answer questions and autograph her books. Information: www.handleyregional.org.

Book club
“The End of Your Life Book Club” by Will Schwalbe will be the selection for Brown Bags with Books sponsored by the Clarke County Library at noon Thursday at the Barns of Rose Hill at 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. Information: www.handleyregional.org.

Limon concert
Handley Library will host a benefit performance by musician Robbie Limon at 6:15 p.m. Thursday.

Tickets, which are $25 each, include complimentary wine and light snacks. Funds raised will be used to purchase supplies for the children and youth services programs. Only advance tickets sold. Information, tickets: 540-662-9041, ext. 31.

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