Community News & Events for Oct. 20

Card showers
• A card shower is planned for Vernon H. Stead Jr., who will celebrate his 55th birthday Oct. 27. Cards can be sent to Martinsburg VAMC, 510 Butler Ave., CLC-A Room 135-A, Martinsburg, WV 25405.
• A card shower is planned for Jama Wakeman, who will celebrate her 65th birthday Oct. 27. Cards can be sent to P.O. Box 158, Edinburg 22824.

Chicken dinner
The Millbrook High School Band Boosters will hold a chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Frederick County Fairground’s Ruritan shelter.
The dinner includes one-half chicken cooked on open pit, green beans, potato salad and roll for $9. Drinks and desserts also sold. The Winchesteropoly game will also be available for purchase.

Yard sale
The Front Royal Women’s Resource Center will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 114 E. Main St., across from the movie theater in Front Royal.
The sale will be held rain or shine. Donations can be dropped off from 1:30 to 7 p.m. Friday. No large furniture or clothing accepted. Information: 540-660-1154 or

Open house
Master’s Touch Ministries will hold an open house with music and food from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the former Church at Waterlick on Fort Valley Road.

Spaghetti dinner
The Conicville Volunteer Fire Department will hold a spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Carry outs available. A free-will donation accepted.

Lunch Bunch
The Lunch Bunch will meet at noon Monday at the Strasburg United Methodist Church. Reservations can be made by calling 465-3418.

Archives month
In celebration of Archives Month, the Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg will host special open house hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday for anyone interested in volunteering with or donating items to the Archives.
Information: 984-8200.

Harvest hoedown
Handley Library will host its annual Harvest Hoedown from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday.
The fall celebration includes stories, songs, puppet show and other activities. Children can dress in costume.

Anime & Pocky
Bowman Library in Stephens City will host an evening of Anime and Pocky from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday for middle- and high-school students to check out the manga and anime titles and eat some mochi and popcorn.

4-H Council
The Shenandoah County 4-H Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the cafeteria at Central High School in Woodstock. Countywide 4-H officer training will also be held. Information: 459-6140.

Shenandoah University faculty members Michael Kramer and Rick Whitehead of Two Guys, Two Guitars, will give a free concert at 7 p.m. Monday in Goodson Chapel.
Information: 540-665-4569 or

Foundation grants
Nov. 1 is the deadline for nonprofit or affiliated organizations serving Shenandoah County to submit letters of intent to the Shenandoah Community Foundation for funding next year.
The Community Grants program awards grants to area nonprofits for a wide variety of project types including early childhood education, historic preservation, homeless services and the arts. The deadline to submit a full application is Feb. 1.
Letters of intent should be sent to Shenandoah Community Foundation, P.O. Box 31, Woodstock 22664 or email Information: 459-7737 or

Humane Society calendars
The Humane Society of Warren County has available 2017 calendars.
Calendars are being sold for $10 and are available at the Humane Society, Cavalier Kennels, All Breed Pet Grooming, Sun Studio and Framing and Fitness Evolution.

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