Community News & Events for Oct. 25

Card showers
• A belated card shower is being held for Leroy “Cook” Polk, who celebrated his 93rd birthday Oct. 23, and a belated anniversary card shower for Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Polk, who celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary Oct. 24. Cards for each can be sent to 311 Shenandoah Ave., Edinburg 22824.
• A card shower is planned for Nancy Gaines, who will celebrate her 80th birthday Oct. 27. Card can be sent to 312 Zion Church Road, Maurertown 22664.
• A card shower is planned for Peggy F. Keller, who will celebrate her birthday on Oct. 28. Cards can be sent to 27592 Old Valley Pike, Toms Brook 22660.

Fall festival
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church will hold a fall festival from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 200 Sulky Drive, Winchester.
Featured will be a bounce castle, Christian books and CDs for sale, children’s games, caramel apples and family photo opportunities.

Library program
The Front Royal/Warren County Tree Stewards will present a Halloween story time at 11 a.m. Saturday at Samuels Public Library in Front Royal. Information: 540-635-3153 or

Tapestry program
Artist Page Huff Dillon, Margaretta Barton Colt, author of “Defend the Valley,” and Linda Suter, president of the Winchester chapter of the Embroidery Guild of America, will hold a panel discussion at 2 p.m. Saturday at Handley Library in Winchester.
Attendees will learn how the book inspired the painting and how the painting inspired the tapestry along with the history behind the stories told through stitches at a first anniversary celebration of the making of the Tapestry Project.
Prior to the discussion, a narrated tour of the Winchester buildings featured in the tapestry will begin at 10 a.m. at the Winchester Frederick County Historical Society.
Tickets are $10. Checks should be made payable and sent to WFCHS at 1360 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester 22601. Information: Becky Ebert at

Craft show
Legacy Christian Academy will host a craft show from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 5933 Valley Pike, Stephens City.
Apple butter will be made on site and will be available for pickup at 5 p.m. The cost is $4 for pints and $7 for quarts.
Vendor spaces are still available. Proceeds will benefit Booster Athletics and LCA Cheer. Information: 540-252-0238.

Halloween dance
The Conicville Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Halloween dance as a 50th anniversary fundraiser from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday.
The cost is $10 per person. Light snacks provided. Costumes optional. Tickets: 477-2551.

Bazaar, dinner canceled
Due to the disbandment of the Star Tannery Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, the craft bazaar scheduled for Saturday and the oyster/turkey dinner scheduled for Nov. 19 have been cancelled.

Fall festival
The SEARCH Group Home and Thrift Store, which supports special-needs citizens, will be selling loaded baked potatoes, bowls of chili and drinks during the Mount Jackson Fall Festival on Saturday in front of St. Andrews Episcopal Church.

Pancake breakfast
St. Stephens Lutheran Church will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at 15737 Back Road, Strasburg. A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit the building fund.

Mt. Olive United Methodist Church will hold a fall and Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Mt. Olive and Back roads, Toms Brook.
Lunch will be available as well as crafts, gifts, baked goods and white elephant and local trader tables. Proceeds will benefit the church building fund.

Craft show
Restore Hope House will hold a craft and vendor show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 33859 Old Valley Pike, Strasburg (across from McDonald’s).
Those attending are asked to bring non-perishable foods to benefit the Food Pantry. Information: 465-2722 or

Fall Funtacular
Centenary Reformed United Church of Christ will hold a Fall Funtacular from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at 202 S. Cameron St., Winchester.
Activities include a bounce house, pumpkin and face painting, food, bake shop, silent auction and raffle that includes a Don Stivers print.
Information: 540-662-9067 or 540-888-3349.

Fish/chicken dinner
Third Zion Baptist Church will hold a fish or chicken dinner from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 609 Baugh Drive, Front Royal.
A donation of $10 is requested. Desserts and drinks will also be available for sale. Proceeds benefit the Pew Ministry. Information:

The Fort Valley Museum will host an old-fashioned Christmas in October bazaar from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at 8361 Fort Valley Road.
The bazaar will feature unique gifts and the eighth edition of the museum’s pewter ornament featuring the Daniel Munch House. Information: 933-6690 or

Family fest
Blue Ridge Grace Brethren Church will host “Surviving God’s Way,” a fall fun-filled family fest, from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at 1025 Cedar Creek Grade, Winchester.
The event will include eight interactive stations occurring simultaneously and repeated every 18 minutes. Moses will be present to tell his story. The evening will end with hot dogs, chips and prize drawings.
Information: 540-667-9399, 540-431-1972 or

Fall festival
Bethel Assembly of God will host a fall festival from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at 111 Totten Lane, Front Royal.
Activities include barbecue, music, Trunk or Treat, kids activities and an outdoor movie.

Nov. 3 is the deadline to register for the Virginia Cooperative Extension market ready farm-to-restaurant training workshops for local farmers looking to sell their produce to restaurants.
Two workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at The Gathering Place in Harrisonburg and Nov. 17 at Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit in Winchester.
The cost for the course is $15 per person. Information: French Price at 540-432-6029, ext. 117 or Registration can also be made online at

Leadership awards
The Rotary Club of New Market has announced the winners attending this year’s Rotary Youth Leadership Awards seminar on Dec. 2-4 at the Skelton Conference Center in Blacksburg.
On Oct. 19, Rotarians Peter Hughes and Bernie Brown interviewed Stonewall Jackson High School students and selected four juniors to attend. They are Sherrill Hayley, Abbigail Simon, Angela Misquith and Cesar Esquivel.
They will participate in team activities, learn and practice leadership skills and share ideas and experiences with peers throughout the district.

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