Community News & Events for Sept. 13

Advisory committee
The Shenandoah County Public Schools Special Education Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday at the School Board office at the county Government Center in Woodstock.

The business meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. with the nomination and election of officers. The general session, which starts at 5 p.m., will include a meet and greet with the new school superintendent, Dr. Mark Johnston.

Book drive
Bowman Library in Stephens City and Handley Library in Winchester will be accepting donations of books, DVDs and CDs from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday for its fall used book sale. Information: Barbara Dickinson, 540-662-9041, ext. 31.

CLEAN Inc. and the Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition are partnering to present the Addicted to Hope Rally, “Uniting to End a Stigma,” from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Handley High School.

Guest speakers include Congresswoman Barbara Comstock and Valley Health President and CEO Mark Merrill. Activities include live music, children’s activities, food vendors, luminaries and a walk in honor of those in recovery and in memory of those who have died. Information: 540-722-3589 or www.roadtorecovery.info.

Master Gardeners
Shenandoah County Extension Master Gardeners will be available to answer home horticulture questions from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Strasburg Farm Market at Pot Town Organics. Information: 459-6140.

Fall festival
The Northern Shenandoah Valley AMBUCS chapter will host a fall festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Parking Lot E below the Health and Life Sciences building at Shenandoah University.
AMBUCS is a group of physical and occupational therapy graduate students at the university that provides children with special needs adaptive tricycles at minimal to low cost.

In addition to vendors and fun activities, individuals with special needs can sample and be fitted for adaptive tricycles. Information: nsvambucs@gmail.com.

Collins social
District Delegate Christopher Collins will host a coffee social at 10 a.m. Saturday at Firefly Cafe in Winchester. The topic of discussion will be disabilities. Information: 540-539-1724 or delegatecollins@gmail.com.

Library graduation
Bowman Library in Stephens City will host a graduation at 11 a.m. Saturday for participants completing the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

Activities will include stories, puppets, dancing and songs. Graduates will receive a Super Reader cape, certificate and book.

Fall festival
St. John’s Lutheran Church in Winchester will hold a fall festival at 3 p.m. Saturday to benefit the scholarship fund. The event will feature live music, food, bake and craft items and face painting starting at 4 p.m. Those attending are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. The event will be held rain or shine.

Movie night
Round Hill Church of the Brethren in Toms Brook will show the movie “God’s Not Dead 2” at 6 p.m. Saturday.

The Front Royal Women’s Resource Center will hold its annual Kim South Girl Grant luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Front Royal.

The luncheon will recognize middle school-aged girls in Warren County with educational and enrichment grants to pursue their interests such as summer camp, courses in the arts, training courses, tutoring and other activities.

The grant was initiated in 2006 by member Mary Ellen South in memory of her daughter, Kim. Information: 540-336-5444 or 540-636-7007.

Quilters Guild
The Shenandoah Valley Quilters Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Sunnyside Retirement Community in Harrisonburg.

There will be show and tell, a raffle and refreshments followed by members working on cancer pillows and totes for donation. Help is needed with fabric cutting, pillow stuffing, sewing and kit making.
Those attending are encouraged to bring a bag lunch, cancer pink fabric, stuffing and basic sewing supplies.
Information: Gail Oliver at publicity@svqg.org.

Steak dinner
The Mount Jackson Rescue and Fire Department will hold a steak dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are available by calling 477-2490.

Foster reunion
The Foster family will hold a reunion at 1 p.m. Sunday at the home of Steve and Pam Foster on Reliance Road in Middletown. Information: 540-683-1361.

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