Community News & Events for Sept. 23

Card shower
A card shower is planned for Harry and Anna Morris, who will celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary Sept. 27. Cards can be sent to 1390 Brook Creek Road, Toms Brook 22660.

Rubbermaid sale
The United Way Rubbermaid product sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Belk parking lot at Apple Blossom Mall, Winchester. This month’s sale will benefit United Way.

Concern Hotline
Concern Hotline will sponsor “Laughter is Sacred Space: the Human Faces Tour” at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley in Stephens City.

Ted Swartz, director of Ted & Co., a professional touring theater company, will perform sharing his own story of grief, loss and ultimately hope. A free-will offering will be accepted.

Museum schedule
The following volunteers are scheduled at the Strasburg Museum:
Sunday: morning, John Adamson; afternoon, Marie Spence.
Monday: morning, Joan Farrell and Ann Wilson; afternoon, Trina Bailey.
Tuesday: morning, Judy Cosby; afternoon, Randy Painter.
Wednesday: morning, Phil Loving and Sally Fravel; afternoon, Judy Grubb and Sherry Anderson.
Thursday: morning, Gloria Church and Betty Sue Howard; afternoon, Sue Foster.
Friday: morning, Howard and Mary Paige; afternoon, Bryan Stonesifer.
Saturday: morning, Margo and Lynn; afternoon, Donna Bollhoefer.

Kiwanis club
New officers will be installed at the luncheon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Old Town at noon Monday at Godfrey Miller Home on the Old Town Mall. Information: Tessa Doherty at 540-247-2353.

4-H Council
The Shenandoah County 4-H Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Extension office in Woodstock. Information: 459-6140.

Networking lunch
The Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a networking lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Hampton Inn in Woodstock.

The guest speaker will be Kelly Singleton, from the human resources department at Bowman Andros in Mount Jackson. She will discuss interviews from the perspective of both the interviewer and the interviewee. The cost for lunch is $10. Reservations are required by emailing:

Story times
Samuel Public Library in Front Royal will hold the following story-time programs:
• Tuesday: 4:30 p.m., Big Kids for ages 6 and older. The theme is “sleep.”
• Wednesday and Thursday: 10:15 a.m., toddlers; 11 a.m., preschoolers. Theme: welcoming the fall season. Siblings welcome.

Tractor club
The Massanutten Antique Tractor and Gasoline Engine Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Edinburg Fire Hall. Information: 436-3652.

Rotary Club
Middletown Mayor Charles Harbaugh will be the speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Frederick County at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury in Winchester.
Information: Mike Mendez at 540-665-4379.

As part of the One Book One Community Program sponsored by Handley Library, furniture-maker “Factory Man” John Bassett will speak at 7 p.m. Monday at the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester.

He will discuss his efforts to keep wooden furniture American-made as discussed in his book, “Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local & Helped Save an American Town.” Tickets are $6 and include a short video about the Bassett Factory and refreshments.

JMU programs
James Madison University will hold the following performances at Forbes Center for the Performing Arts in Harrisonburg:
• Tuesday: 8 p.m., four JMU School of Music faculty members will perform two seminal works by Bartok and Crumb for piano and percussion. Tickets: $8-17.
• Thursday: 7 p.m., JMU’s Furious Flower Poetry Contest will give tribute to Maya Angelou with “Throw Your Head Back and Sing,” featuring performances from over 20 acclaimed poets and vocalists including Sonia Sanchez, Rutha Harris, Sonya Baker and the New Song a cappella singers. Tickets are $22.
Information, tickets: 540-568-7000 or

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