Community News & Events for Oct. 14

Chicken BBQ
Edinburg VFW Post 2447 will hold its final chicken barbecue of the season starting at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Cost is $4 per half. Chicken must be picked up by 1 p.m. Pre-orders accepted by calling 984-4355.

Potpie supper
Stoney Creek Church of the Brethren in Mount Jackson will hold a potpie supper from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday. A free-will offering will be accepted. Takeouts available by calling 856-8430.

Candlelight vigil
Christ Episcopal, Main Street Baptist and Big Spring Mennonite churches and Choices Council on Domestic Violence will hold a candlelight vigil to end domestic violence from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Sunday at the Main Street Baptist Church in Luray.

Strasburg Museum
The following volunteers are scheduled at the Strasburg Museum:
Sunday: morning, Donnie Davidson; afternoon, Doris Baker and Pat Clem.
Monday: morning, Polly Wilson; afternoon, Bill and Pat McClanahan.
Tuesday: morning, Ann McElyea and Carolyn McKiernan; afternoon, Terry Goad and Nookie Horan.
Wednesday: morning, Jackie Richard; afternoon, Judy Grubb and Sherry Anderson.
Thursday: morning, Bob and Ida Smith; afternoon, Danny and Shirley Wymer.
Friday: morning, Carol Haycock; afternoon, Tom Knowles.
Saturday: morning, Conly and Tina Crabill; afternoon, Tim Taylor.

Resource fair
Shenandoah County Public Schools will hold its annual Transition and Disabilities Resource Fair from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School in Woodstock.
The fair is open to students, families and community members interested in resources available to people with disabilities, from infant to adults.
Information: 459-6716.

Hometown Halloween
Tuesday is the deadline for people interested in participating in the pumpkin-carving contest during Hometown Halloween in Front Royal.
Registration will be taken from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Tuesday at the Front Royal Visitor’s Center. Thirty free pumpkins will be made available to those wishing to participate.
Information: Felicia Hart, 540-631-3615 or email

Story times
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold the following story-time programs:
• Tuesday: 4:30 p.m., Big Kids, for kindergarten and up. The theme is “nighttime.”
• Wednesday and Thursday: 10:15 a.m., toddlers; 11 a.m., preschoolers. The theme is Australian animals. Siblings welcome.
Information: 540-635-3153 or

Food distribution
The Compassion Cupboard will distribute food from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at 533 Burgess St., Strasburg. Information: 465-9476.

Samuels Library
Samuels Library in Front Royal has announced the following programs will be offered:
• Tuesday and Oct. 25: 6-8 p.m., Fall Art History Lecture Series: Caravaggio, featuring Ben Glen.
• Wednesday: 10 a.m., Books and Beyond Book Club, “A Fall of Marigolds” by Susan Meissner will be discussed.
• Alzheimer awareness: 6 p.m., featuring Bob Bell from the Alzheimer’s Association and Tara Barnes with Loving Arms Assisted Living.
• Thursday: 6 p.m., Dr. Jonathan A. Noyalas, assistant professor of history and director of the Center for Civil War History at Lord Fairfax Community College, will examine the complexities of healing the deep and bitter wounds of the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley.
• Friday: 12:30 p.m., Lunchtime Music Series featuring the Apple Chords Quartet, bring a bag lunch.
Information: 540-635-3153.

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