Community News & Events for Oct. 19
Alpha Delta Kappa
Sherry Arey, director of Family Promise of Shenandoah County, a nonprofit organization that brings shelter, meals and support services to families without homes through a network of local congregations, talked about homelessness at the meeting of the Virginia Alpha Omicron chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa International, a sorority for outstanding women educators.
Arey, a retired educator, presented both statistics and stories about her experiences in working with homeless families since January and had those attending participate in a simulation designed to increase awareness of the tough choices low-income families face.
Past presidents Liz Riffey and Shirley Moyers led a fraternity education activity at the meeting.
• A card shower is planned for Neville Hall Derflinger, who will celebrate his 96th birthday Oct. 23. Cards can be sent to 426 Randolph Ave., Front Royal 22630.
• A card shower is planned for Hunter Silveus, who will celebrate his 21st birthday Oct. 23. Cards can be sent to 150 S. Eberly St., Strasburg 22657.
|The Blue Ridge Kiwanis of Winchester will meet at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Best Western-Lee Jackson in Winchester. The guest speaker will be Jeremy Denison of Service Master.
The Woodstock Community Crochet Club has formed as a result of the Become a Crazy Crocheter class with the Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation Department.
The group, which donates lapghans and crocheted hats to area facilities, meets from 10 a.m. to noon each Thursday at the county Government Center in Woodstock. Information: 459-6777.
Community center closed
The Warren County Community Center will be closed Saturday for the Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Halloween pumpkin party for registered participants. The center will reopen at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The Round Hill Ruritan Club will host a fall festival bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 164 Poorhouse Road, Winchester.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the Ladies of the Rescue Mission. Vendor tables are still available. Information: 540-514-5746.
Linden United Methodist Church will celebrate Harvest Mission Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 13466 John Marshall Highway.
Activities include a bake sale by the United Methodist Women, breakfast and lunch by the A Ray of Hope Relay for Life team featuring biscuits, homemade sausage gravy, homemade chili, corn muffins, hot dogs and cold beverages from $1 to $3, pony rides, live music, face painting, silent auction and vendors. Proceeds benefit local charities, people in need and the American Cancer Society.
The Connie’s Crusaders Relay for Life team will hold a craft show and indoor flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Front Royal Church of the Brethren.
Drug take back
The Virginia State Police and Drug Enforcement Administration will host a Drug Take Back Initiative event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at several area locations.
Local organizations and collections sites are:
• Frederick County Sheriff’s Office: Public Safety Building, 1080 Coverstone Drive, Winchester.
• Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office: CVS Pharmacy, 221 W. Reservoir Road, Woodstock.
• Strasburg Police Department: Strasburg Town Hall.
• Winchester City Sheriff’s Office: Courthouse at 5 N. Kent St., Rotz Pharmacy at 1388 Amherst St., and CVS Pharmacy, 840 Berryville Ave.
• Woodstock Police Department: Walmart.
The DEA will only accept pills and patches, no liquids or needles/sharps. .
The Shenandoah Valley Genealogical Society will host a free program from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Handley Library in Winchester.
There will be three classes during the day: Before Virginia, Finding the Origins of Colonial Immigrants with Victor Dunn; America’s Second War of Independence with Sharon Hodges, and Alien Registration Records with Sharon Hodges.
No registration required but seating is limited.
Wilbur S. Johnston, author of “On the Town: Celebrating James Wood and the Founding of Winchester in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia,” will also be signing copies of his book. Information: Becky Ebert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Stepping Stones Community Action Team will sponsor a soup and sandwich luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Boyce Fire Hall, 7 S. Greenway Ave. A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit Relay for Life Clarke County.
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host “Discuss This” at 2 p.m. Saturday for ages 12-19 who are inspired by good books, articles, movies, art, writing, drawing and music. Information, registration: 540-635-3153.
The New Market Library will hold a free program for adults at 3 p.m. Saturday featuring Paul Roth of the John Kline Homestead in Broadway, who will discuss Elder John Kline’s medical and pastoral care of soldiers in General Jones’ camp in New Market.
Refuge United Methodist Church in Stephens City will sponsor a country dinner and concert featuring Lisa Meadows from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. A free-will offering will be accepted.
The Middletown Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company will hold a turkey or oyster dinner starting at 4:30 pm. Saturday. The cost is $15 for adults and $7 for children under 12. Take-outs available.
Oct. 25 is the deadline to reserve a seat for the annual dinner honoring volunteer docents and membership meeting of the Woodstock Museum at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at the American Legion Post 199 in Woodstock.
The program will feature speakers from the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum discussing the evolution of education in America and especially the Shenandoah Valley. Tickets are $25 per person. Information, reservations: Barbara at 459-3946.
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