Community News & Events for Sept. 28

Yard/bake sale
Westminster Brotherhood will sponsor a yard and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Strasburg Presbyterian Church. Held rain or shine.

Animal blessings
Mt. Calvary United Church of Christ in Woodstock will hold a Blessing of the Animals service at 11 a.m. Saturday. People may bring any animal, picture of the animal(s) or even a stuffed animal.

Narrow Passage DAR
The Narrow Passage chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday to lay a wreath at the bust of Peter Muhlenberg on Court Square in Woodstock.
A program titled “Other Woodstock Revolutionary Patriots: Madeline Dellinger and John Ignatius Von Effinger” will follow at the Emmanuel Episcopal Parish Hall in Woodstock.

In the event of rain, the meeting will begin at the church. Information: Susan Walls at 856-3426.

Jewish New Year
Handley Regional Library will celebrate the Jewish New Year at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with stories, crafts, games and traditional snacks. Children will discover how apples, honey, a ram’s horn and flowing streams are part of celebrating Rosh Hashanah.
Information: Aimee Gangai at

Iceland program
Handley Library will host Shenandoah University Professor of Art History Geraldine Kiefer at 2 p.m. Saturday.

She will share the sources of her artwork, in particular that of her recent residence in Iceland, as well as maps that influenced the creation of her ongoing Iceland map series, “Iceland/Islandia: Islands, Journeys, Peregrinations.” Information: Barbara Dickinson at 540-662-9041, ext. 31.

Bowman Library
Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold the following story times during October:
• Preschool Time for ages 3 and up: 11 a.m., Saturdays.
• Paws for Reading with therapy dogs: 1 p.m., Saturday and Oct. 29.
• Toddler Time for ages 3 and under: 11 a.m., Monday and Oct. 17, 24 and 31.
• Storycrafters for all ages: 6 p.m., Tuesdays.
• Story Time for ages 2-5: 11 a.m., Wednesdays.
• Baby Time for ages birth to 15 months: 11 a.m., Thursdays.

Pancake breakfast
The Fort Valley Ruritan Club will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday at the fire hall. A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit Debbie Mantz.

Barn Series
Thursday is the deadline to register for a class by Master Gardeners on how to make a garden wreath from natural materials from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday as part of the final class in the Belle Grove Barn Series.

The cost is $25, which includes materials. Information: 540-869-2028 or online at

Toms Brook 4-H
The Toms Brook 4-H Club will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church. Information: 459-6140.

Salvation Army
The Salvation Army Front Royal Corps will be accepting applications for its Christmas Assistance Programs for low-income families from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and again Oct. 6-7, 10-11 and 13-14 at 357 Cloud St.

To qualify, children must be 12 years old or younger as of Dec. 25. Parents/guardians must provide proof of address, expenses and household income, bring photo identification for all adults in the household and proof of birth dates for all children.

The Christmas Assistance Programs, which includes both the Angel Tree Program and Christmas food baskets, are available to residents of Warren and Page counties.
Information: 540-635-4020.

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