Community News & Events for Sept. 20
The Shenandoah Valley Applique Society will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. today at the Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg. Information: Jan Hood at 459-8118.
More than 75 donors and recipients will gather at noon on Wednesday at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury in Winchester to see 14 nonprofit organizations receive $26,500 in grants from two endowed funds at the Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley.
Four local organizations will receive a total of $11,500 from the Cochran Family Youth Fund, which provides financial assistance for educational, athletic, academic, social, civic and community-based activities for children.
The fund was established by Douglas E. Cochran, who lived with his parents and brothers across from Handley High School in the mid-1900s.
Eleven organizations will receive a total of $15,000 from the Paul and Martha Rees Fund, established by BB&T in 2014.
The luncheon will also highlight grants made from the organization’s 65 endowed funds throughout the year. More than $44,000 has been awarded in the form of grants and scholarships between April and June for local nonprofits.
The foundation will also celebrate its participation in two community fundraising campaigns, the Winchester Rotary Coats for Kids campaign with Q102 and the Chain of Checks campaign with 92.5 WINC FM.
Cochran grants were awarded to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Virginia, $4,000; ChildSafe Center, $2,000; Humane Society of Warren Country, $1,500; Shenandoah Valley Westminster Canterbury, $4,000.
Rees grants were awarded to the Nonprofit Governance Symposium (SU/Nonprofit Alliance), $2,000; Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, $1,500; Foundation for Rehabilitation Equipment and Endowment, $1,500; Free Medical Clinic of Northern Shenandoah Valley, $1,500; Habitat for Humanity, $1,500; Shenandoah Area Council Boys Scouts, $1,500; Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter, $1,500; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Virginia, $1,000; Faith in Action of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, $1,000; Literacy Volunteers Winchester Area, $1,000; Shenandoah Valley Scholars’ Latino Initiative, $1,000.
Information: Debbie Connolly at 540-869-6776.
Smart phone course
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will offer a training course on iPhone devices from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Registration required by calling 540-635-3153.
Greenwood Baptist Church in Winchester will hold its World Wide Missions Conference at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday. The guest speaker will be Dr. David Synder of BIMI International Missions. Information: 540-665-0368.
Extension Agent Corey Childs will lead a program on small poultry flock management at 6 p.m. Thursday at Samuels Public Library in Front Royal.
He will discuss bio-security, breeds and sourcing birds, flock nutrition, health and housing. Information: 540-635-3153.
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host Kurt Schlesinger during its lunchtime music series at 12:30 p.m. Friday. Those attending are encouraged to bring lunch. Information: 540-635-3153.
The Central High School Marching Falcons will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the school cafeteria before the football game. Recommended donations are $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10.
The Middletown Volunteer Fire and Rescue Auxiliary will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.
The Shenandoah County Extension Master Gardeners will be available to answer home horticulture questions from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the South Street Barn Market in the American Legion parking lot in Woodstock. Information: 459-6140.
The Sandy Hook Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization will hold a back-to-school carnival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the school.
Activities include indoor and outdoor games, silent auction, vendors/crafters, a book swap with the Kiwanis Club and more. Rain date is Oct. 1.
‘Breakfast Club’ showing
Handley Library has teamed up with the Alamo Cinema Drafthouse to celebrate September as National Library Card Month.
People who register for a new library card get a free movie ticket to see “The Breakfast Club” at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Alamo. Tickets are also available at a reduced price.
Information: Andy Gyurisin at 540-313-4060.
The Friends of Handley Library and the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society will host author John Maass at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Maass will discuss his book “The Road to Yorktown: Jefferson, Lafayette and the British Invasion of Virginia.” Information: www.handleyregional.org.
Saumsville Christian Church will hold a pig roast starting at 4 p.m. Saturday to benefit the church cemetery.
The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Homemade ice cream will also be sold.
Legos at library
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold World of Legos at 2 p.m. Saturday for children 5 and older.
Information: 540-635-3153 or www.samuelslibrary.net.
The Round Hill Ruritan Club will hold a community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 164 Poorhouse Road, Winchester.
Ladies of the Rescue Mission will provide breakfast and lunch. Tables/spaces are $10 each. Information: Cyndi at 540-514-5746.
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