Community News & Events for Sept. 21

Card shower
A card shower is planned for Fern Ryman, who will celebrate her 89th birthday Sept. 25. Cards can be sent to 172 Maurertown Mill Road, Maurertown 22644.

Civil War author
Civil War author David Dixon will talk about his book “The Lost Gettysburg Address: Charles Anderson’s Civil War Odyssey” at 7 p.m. today at the Old Courthouse Civil War Museum, 20 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.

The talk is sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation National Historic District. Future talks will be held on Saturday featuring authors Scott Patchan and Brandon Beck and Oct. 8 with Bill Miller.

Constitution Week
In observance of Constitution Week Sept. 17-23, the Fort Loudoun chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution has created a display at Handley Library in Winchester commemorating the 229th anniversary of the drafting of the U.S. Constitution.

The display will be available for viewing through Tuesday on the lower level.

Paws for a Cause
Bowman Library in Stephens City is teaming up with the Esther Boyd Animal Shelter to assist animals in need throughout the community.

During September, the library will be collecting items such as pet food, toys and blankets for the “Paws for a Cause.” Information: Adrienne Davis at 540-869-9000 ext. 203.

Deer disease
District Delegate Christopher Collins is hosting a workshop in partnership with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries on the deer wasting disease impacting the local deer population.

The workshop will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Gore Fire and Rescue Company, 7184 Northwestern Pike in Gore. The state veterinarian will also be in attendance to answer questions.

Youth rally
Freedom Fellowship will host a family fellowship and youth rally Friday and Saturday at the Fulks Run Ruritan Park, 15962 Hopkins Gap Road.

The weekend will include Christian-based fellowship activities including camping on Friday night and a carry-in meal on Saturday followed by gospel and bluegrass music starting at 6 p.m. by Seldom Series.
Information: Sheri at 540-896-1086.

Rummage sale
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Mount Jackson will hold its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. All proceeds will benefit local nonprofit organizations.

Fall gathering
The Stone’s Chapel Memorial Association will host its annual fall gathering starting at 11 a.m. Saturday at 4138 Crum’s Church Road, Berryville.

The guest speaker will be Jesse Russell, who will talk about the restoration of his family’s cemetery in Clarke County. A covered-dish luncheon will be held on the chapel lawn. The meat and drinks will be provided. Members of the association will also lead tours of the chapel and cemetery. A free-will offering will be collected to benefit chapel repairs.

Spaghetti dinner
The Boyce United Methodist Church will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Boyce Fire Hall. A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit Boyce United Methodist Ministries.

The Star Tannery Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual auction starting at 4 p.m. Saturday at 950 Brill Road. Chicken barbecue will be ready at 3 p.m.

Spaghetti dinner, auction
The Front Royal Church of the Brethren will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner and silent auction from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children and free for children 4 and younger. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

The Handley High School Choir Boosters will hold a bag bingo fundraiser beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday in the cafeteria.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Prizes feature bags from Coach, Vera Bradley and more. Information, tickets: Jacquie at 912-230-1294.

Election video
The Shenandoah County Electoral Board has released a video called “Shenandoah County Votes.”

Filmed by former board member Hank Zimmerman, the film looks at what new voters can expect when they come to the polls for the first time and shows the new voting equipment purchased earlier this year. Sections of the video were recorded in the Strasburg precinct at Strasburg High School during the June election.

Residents must register by Oct. 17 to vote in the Nov. 8 presidential election.

A brochure outlining the two constitutional amendments on this year’s ballot can be obtained at the Registrar’s Office at 600 N. Main St., Suite 103, Woodstock. The video and brochure can be downloaded from the county’s website at www.shenandoahcountyva.us. Information: 459-6195.

Events canceled
Due to the disbandment of the Star Tannery Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary by the department’s board of directors, the craft bazaar scheduled for Oct. 29 and the oyster/turkey dinner scheduled for Nov. 19 have been canceled.

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