Community News & Events

Card shower
A card shower is planned for Dorothy C. Kibler, who celebrated her 98th birthday Oct. 10. Cards can be sent to her c/o Skyline Terrace Nursing Home, Memory Lane, P.O. Box 558, Woodstock 22664.

Card shower
A get well and birthday card shower is planned for Winston Lineweaver, who will celebrate his birthday Oct. 17. Cards can be sent to 7995 Back Road, Maurertown 22644.

Kiwanis club
Benny Butler, a partner with the law firm of McKee & Butler, will be the speaker at the meeting of the Blue Ridge Kiwanis Club of Winchester at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Best Western-Lee Jackson in Winchester.

Holiday bazaar
Calvary Episcopal Church will hold a holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at 11 W. 2nd St., Front Royal.

The bazaar will feature Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations as well as a bake sale.

Riverton United Methodist Church will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall at 55 E. Strasburg Road, Front Royal. A free-will offering will be accepted.

The Sunday school class of St. John’s United Church of Christ will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at 1010 Headquarters Road, Edinburg.

A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit the local food bank and a local family in need.

Yard sale
Living Water Christian Church of the Shenandoah Valley will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 117 Jamestown Road, Front Royal.
Free children’s books will be available. Proceeds benefit church missions.

St. Luke Brethren Church will hold a chicken barbecue and bake sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 3250 Back Road, Woodstock.

Chicken is $4 per half. Pre-orders: Pastor Mary Louise at 540-335-3108. Proceeds benefit the Shenandoah County Faith Community Nurse Program.

Master Gardeners
The Shenandoah County Extension Master Gardeners will be available to answer home horticulture questions from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Strasburg Farm Market at Pot Town Organics. Information: 459-6140.

Chess club
The Bowman Library Chess Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the library in Stephens City.

Members of the Shenandoah Valley Chess Club will help participants learn to play or develop new moves. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Health fair
Kernstown United Methodist Church will host a Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 3239 Valley Pike, Winchester.
The fair will feature health screenings, health information, seated massages, door prizes and more. Information: 540-667-7298.

Collins’ coffee
Del. Christopher Collins will host his discussion series “Coffee with Chris” at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Winchester Country Club, 1300 Senseny Road, Winchester.

The topic of discussion will be healthcare. Information: 540-539-1724 or

The Fort Valley Volunteer Fire Department will hold a ham and oyster supper from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

The cost is $15 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Dessert donations welcome. Information:

The Cedar Creek Community Center will host a smoked ham or chicken dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at 6211 Zepp Road, Maurertown.
Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

The 8th annual Tiffany Taylor scholarship dinner will be held from 4 to 7 pm. Saturday at the Toms Brook Fire Department.

The dinner will be spaghetti and fettuccine with Alfredo sauce. Cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children 6 to 10 and free for children 5 and under. Proceeds will be used for a cosmetology scholarship at Triplett Tech in memory of Tiffany.

Mt. Olive United Methodist Church will hold a potato supper starting at 5 p.m. Saturday at 12180 Back Road, Toms Brook.

The supper will include everything potato from soup to candy. A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit the St. Andrews Potato Project.

St. John’s Lutheran
St. John’s Lutheran Church will host “Mocha and a Message” at 6 p.m. Saturday at 3623 Back Mountain Road, Winchester.

Enjoy contemporary gospel music along with coffee and dessert. A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit community outreach programs.

Discuss This

Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold Discuss This at 2 p.m. Saturday for ages 12 to 19 who are inspired by good books, articles, movies and art. Information: 540-635-3153.

Quilters Guild
The Shenandoah Valley Quilters Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Sunnyside Retirement Community in Harrisonburg.

Gwen Campbell will talk about the Judy Niemeyer method of paper piecing. There will also be refreshments, a raffle and show and tell. Information:

Oct. 17 is the deadline to purchase tickets to attend the Response Wit ‘n’ Waiter Wahoo dinner and auction at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Woodstock Moose Lodge.

The theme for the evening will be “Reach for the Stars: for a Brighter Future.” Tickets are $50. Information: Stephanie Good at 459-5599 or email

Bus trip
Warren County Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a bus trip for seniors 55 and older on Oct. 18 to the Green Valley Book Fair in Harrisonburg and the Factory Antique Mall in Verona.

The bus will leave at 8:30 a.m. from the Warren Community Center and leave the book fair at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. Seating is limited to 40 people. Information: 540-635-1021 or

Halloween party
Warren County Parks and Recreation will host a Harry Potter-themed Halloween party from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at the county community center.

Activities include the Hagrid’s Pumpkin Toss, a pumpkin-carving contest and costume prizes. The party is open to all ages, however, children 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $8 plus an additional $5 to enter the pumpkin-carving contest.

The event is limited to 50 participants. Preregistration recommended by calling 540-635-7750 or email

Craft show
Vendor spaces are available for the apple butter and craft show from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 29 at Legacy Christian Academy in Stephens City. Information: 540-252-0238 or email

Tails and Ales
The Humane Society of Warren County will hold its Tails and Ales fundraising dinner at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Front Royal Moose Lodge.

Tickets are $35 and only 250 will be sold. Information, tickets: 540-635-4734, ext. 221.

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