Community News & Events for Sept. 22
Run for Life
The Shenandoah County Pregnancy Center will hold its annual Run for Life race on Saturday.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at Tire Distributors on Main Street, Woodstock, next to the Massannutten Military Academy track, and at 10 a.m. at the 7-Eleven on state Route 55 in Front Royal next to the Food Lion.
This year’s route goes along back roads with a lunch break at selected restaurants in the Culpeper area. Each leg is approximately 25-30 miles with a mass group ride for the last 35-mile leg.
The suggested donation is $15 per bike and $20 with a passenger. Door prizes will be awarded at the final stop. The grand prize is a $100 gift card. Information: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Shenandoah Professional Women’s Group will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at Carmella’s Café, 102 S. Main St., Edinburg.
Optimum Impact, which offers training and motivation solutions for small businesses, will present a program on building a business that builds relationships and utilizing social media. Attendance is free. Information: Vega Ziemer, 540-481-0354.
Antioch Church of the Brethren will hold a yard and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 23502 Senedo Road, Woodstock. Benefits: Family Promise of Shenandoah County.
Free Park Days
Shenandoah National Park in Luray will waive all entrance fees from Saturday through Oct 11 in celebration of its 100th birthday. Information: 540-999-3500.
Solenberger’s True Value Hardware will host its fourth annual car and truck show to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 832 Berryville Ave., Winchester.|
Registration is open until noon. Music will be provided by Rick the DJ and Marv Ashby and High Octane from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Mount Carmel Christian Academy will hold its eighth car and truck show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the academy in Luray.
Registration is $15 per vehicle. T-shirts will be given to each participant. Activities include a silent auction, bake and yard sale, food and music. Rain date: Oct. 1. Information: 540-743-9558 weekdays 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 540-778-2339 or 540-778-4646 evenings or email email@example.com.
Family Hiking Day
The Front Royal-Warren County Appalachian Trail Community will sponsor Family Hiking Day and Family Race to Leave No Trace from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Samuels Library in Front Royal.
Shenandoah National Park Ranger Regina Cardwell will lead three low-impact outdoor games and there will be activities for families and kids, including a life-sized board game and contests. Stewart, the Tree Steward squirrel, will make an appearance.
Participants will receive a goody bag and certificates for a free trip to Shenandoah National Park and seven local fall foliage hikes for beginners. Information: 540-635-3153.
Run for Rescue
Shenandoah Valley Academy, Shenandoah Valley Adventist Elementary and the New Market Seventh-day Adventist Church will hold its annual Run for Rescue, a 5K and 10K cross-country fundraising run during the Heritage Days festival on Sunday on Pleasant View Drive, New Market. Funds raised benefit the New Market Fire & Rescue Department.
The family of the late Lula and Homer Drummonds Sr. will hold a reunion at 1 p.m. Sunday at the FFA Pavillion at Sherando Park in Stephens City.
Those attending are asked to bring a vegetable, meat and dessert to share. Information: Dale Drummonds at 540-869-3401.
Descendants of William H. Fadeley will hold a reunion at 1 p.m. Sunday at Helsley Park beside Community Mission Church, 50 Coffmantown Road, Woodstock. Utensils will be provided. Those attending are asked to bring a small gift.
Starry Skies Festival
The Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection and Joyce Harman’s Dark Sky Project will sponsor the Rappahannock Starry Skies Festival at 6 p.m. Sept. 30 at Caledonia Farm, 47 Dearing Road, Flint Hill.
There will be an astronomer on the premises with a telescope.
The Shenandoah County Association for Family and Community Education Council will meet at 10 a.m. Monday at the Extension office in Woodstock. Information: 459-6140.
Anime & Mochi
Bowman Library in Stephens City will host an evening of Anime and Mochi from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday for middle- and high-school students. Information: www.handleyregional.org.
The Lunch Bunch will meet at noon Monday at the Strasburg United Methodist Church. Reservations, information: 465-3418.
Sept. 30 is the deadline to purchase a ticket for a 1990 Mercedes 190 2.6 sedan being raffled by the Winchester-Frederick County Habitat for Humanity.
Tickets are $40 each. Only 300 will be sold. Tickets are available at the Habitat ReStore, 1944 Abrams Drive, Winchester. Information: 540-662-9704.
Oct. 1 is the deadline to register to attend the Women in Worship Ministries conference Oct. 7-8 at the Fredericksburg Expo Center.
Special guest will be gospel recording artist and evangelist Karen Clark-Sheard. Friday night is open worship with guest speaker the Rev. Miranda Williams and musical guests Sister Juanita Williams and family.
Registration is required for Saturday workshops and the closing session. Registration at the door will be higher and lunch will not be guaranteed. Information, registration: 540-661-201 or 540-786-8736 or visit www.womeninworshipministries.org.
Cars for Homes
The Winchester-Frederick County Habitat for Humanity is holding Cars for Homes, where people can donate their car to benefit the organization’s efforts to build and repair affordable homes in the area.
Cars can be donated by either calling 877-277-4344 or go online at www.habitat.org/carsforhomes. You then mail in the car’s title and arrange for free towing. This program may qualify for a tax deduction.
Green Circle 5K
Shenandoah University, Winchester Parks and Recreation and Shenandoah Valley Runners will hold the Winchester Green Circle 5K starting at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 1 at the Daily Grind, 631 W. Jubal Early Drive, Winchester.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The 5K starts at 8:30 a.m. and the Kid’s Mile at 9:15 a.m.
Registration fees for the 5K are $20 or $18 for SVR members; Kid’s One Mile Run, $12 or $10; and on race day, $25 for the 5K and $15 for the Kid’s Mile.
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