Community News & Events for Sept. 16

Card shower
A card shower is planned for Inez Shrum Coffman, who will celebrate her 85th birthday on Sept. 22. Cards can be sent to 234 Moon Glow Ave., Lake Placid, Florida 33852.

Belle Grove
Belle Grove Plantation, south of Middletown, will hold its annual meeting from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Afterward, Dr. Ann Denkler, associate professor of history at Shenandoah University, will give a lecture on stories of enslavement in the Shenandoah Valley.
Attendance is free. Information: www.bellegrove.org.

Museum schedule
The following volunteers are scheduled at the Strasburg Museum:
Sunday: morning, Donnie Davidson; afternoon, Doris Baker and Pat Clem.
Monday: morning, Danny and Shirley Wymer; afternoon, Margaret Ireson.
Tuesday: morning, Polly Wilson; afternoon, Terry Goad.
Wednesday: morning, Jackie Richard; afternoon, Sue Foster.
Thursday: morning, Bryan Stonesifer; afternoon, Marie Spence.
Friday: morning, Margo Hammock and Fay Sonner; afternoon, Libby Truesdale and Terry Sobers.
Saturday: morning, Conly and Tina Crabill; afternoon, Gloria Stickley.

Constitution Day
Michael Romano, Shenandoah University assistant professor of political science, and Washington, D.C.,-based attorney Matthew Hardin will discuss the impact of federal law and changes to the Virginia electoral map for the 2016 presidential election, as well as representation in the state, at a program celebrating Constitution Day at 5 p.m. Monday at the university’s Health and Life Sciences building, Halpin Rotunda, on the university’s main campus.
A question and answer session will follow.
Dr. Romano earned his Ph.D. in political science in 2014 from Western Michigan University. His research focuses on the impact of representation and political rhetoric on voting behavior in the United States.
Hardin received his law degree in 2014 from Appalachian School of Law. His practice focuses on educating the public about environmental policy-related issues.

Infantry reunion
The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for those who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time to attend the association’s 95th reunion Sept. 20-24 in Springfield, Missouri.
Information: Bob Haynes at 224-225-1202, 2idahq@comcast.net or www.2ida.org.

Chamber event
Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock and the United Way of Shenandoah County will co-host the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the newly remodeled hospital.

Library programs
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold the following story-time programs:
Tuesday: 4:30 p.m., Big Kids for ages 6 and up. The theme is about rain.
Wednesday and Thursday: 10:15 a.m., toddlers; 11 a.m., preschool. The theme is farm animals. Siblings welcome.

Food distribution
The Compassion Cupboard will distribute food from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at 533 Burgess St., Strasburg. Information: 465-9476.

Rotary club
The Rotary Club of Frederick County will meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury.
The speaker will be Patricia Koepsal, who will talk about the newest Winchester Civitan Club, which focuses on children with developmental disabilities.
Information: Mike Mendez at 540-665-4379 or

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