Community News & Events for Oct. 28

Card showers
• A card shower is planned for Norma Henry, who celebrated her 88th birthday Oct. 27. Cards can be sent to 935 Ox Road, Woodstock 22664.
• A card shower is planned for Elizabeth Rush, who will celebrate her 92nd birthday Nov. 1. Cards can be sent to 194 Maurertown Mill Road, Maurertown 22644.
• A card shower is planned for Berlin Marston, who will celebrate his 80th birthday Nov. 2. Cards can be sent to 896 Readus Road, Edinburg 22824.
• A card shower is planned for Gene T. Polk, who will celebrate his 89th birthday Nov. 4. Cards can be sent to 1328 Pepper Road, Mount Jackson 22842. His last name was spelled incorrectly in Thursday’s issue.

Lord Fairfax Community College will present “LFCC’s Got Talent” at 6 p.m. today in the college’s William H. McCoy Theatre, 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown. General admission is $5. The audience will choose the $300 top winner. All proceeds benefit the United Way.

Benefit tournament
A softball tournament benefiting Area 13 Special Olympics will be held starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at Sherando High School in Stephens City.
Special Olympic athletes and their families will be in attendance along with special guests Chuck E Cheese from 9 to 11 a.m., Michael Manuel Trucking with the autism truck at 10:30 a.m., The Green Turtle from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sweet Frog from 1 to 3 p.m. There will also be music, games, raffles and food.
Information: Shelley Turner at 540-323-1046.

Rubbermaid sale
The Rubbermaid product sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Belk parking lot at Apple Blossom Mall, Winchester. This month’s sale will benefit the United Way.

Yard sale
The Rotary Club of Warren County will hold a yard sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the corner of McCoy’s Road and Downing Farm Road, off Rivermont Drive (state Route 619) in Front Royal. Lots of household and personal items.

Diabetes support
The Type 2 Diabetes Support Group will meet at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday on the first floor of the old Valley Hospital at 333 W. Cork St., Winchester (use upper lobby door-first office on left).
This month the group will explore vegetables with taste testing and recipe sharing. Information: Deborah at 540-536-5106.

Library programs
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold the following programs:
• Tuesday: 11 a.m., Time for Baby, theme is “Thankful for You! exploring senses, siblings welcome; 4:30 p.m., The Maker Club will meet for school-aged children who want to make something creative and explore a new topic each week through books and activities.
• Wednesday and Thursday: 10:15 a.m., toddler story time; 11 a.m., preschool story time, siblings welcome.
Information: 540-635-3153.

Bright Box
Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bright Box Theater, 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.
Tickets are $25. Information: 540-665-4569.

Frederick Rotary
The Rotary Club of Frederick County will hold an administrative club assembly at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury.
Information: Kitty Zuckerman at KZuckerman@svwc.org.

Samuels Library
Samuels Library in Front Royal will offer the following free programs in November:
• English as a second language course: 10 a.m.-noon, every Tuesday and Thursday.
• General Education Development (GED) course: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., every Tuesday and Thursday.
• Beginner computer class: 1-2 p.m., Tuesdays, four weeks.
• Intermediate computer class: 1 p.m., Thursdays, focus will be on Microsoft Publisher.
• Demise of the American Chestnut: 6:30-8 p.m., Nov. 3, featuring Kathy Mayes with the American Chestnut Society.
• Narratives and poetry of Virginia: 3 p.m., Nov. 5, featuring Edward Wright Haile, author of “Jamestown Narratives: Eyewitness Accounts of the Virginia Colony.”
Information: 540-635-3153.

4-H meetings
The Shenandoah County Extension office in Woodstock has announced the following upcoming activities:
• Seven Bends 4-H Shooting Education Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Round Hill Church of the Brethren.
• The 4-H Goat Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria of Central High School.
• The 4-H/FFA Livestock Show and Sale Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Extension office.
• The 4-H Leadership Council will hold a showcase dinner at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Woodstock Presbyterian Church.
• 4-H Exchange Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Historic Courthouse in Woodstock.
Information: 459-6140.

Handley Library
Handley Library in Winchester will hold the following story times in November:
• Preschool (for ages 3 and up): 10:30 a.m., Mondays.
• Baby Time (for ages birth to 15 months): 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays.
• Stories with a Sheriff (for all ages): 4 p.m., Wednesday.
• Toddler Time (for ages 3 and under): 10:30 a.m., Thursday and Nov. 10 and 17.
• Paws for Reading (for new readers): 1 p.m., Nov. 8.

Clarke Library
The Clarke County Library in Berryville will hold preschool storytime for ages 3 and older at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays in November.

Bowman Library
Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold the following story times during November:
• Storycrafters (for all ages): 6 p.m., Tuesdays.
• Preschool Time (for ages 3 and up): 11 a.m., Wednesdays and Saturdays.
• Baby Time (for ages birth to 15 months): 11 a.m., Thursday and Nov. 10 and 17.
• Toddler Time (for ages 3 and under): 11 a.m., Nov. 7, 21 and 28.
• Paws for Reading with therapy dogs: 1 p.m., Nov. 12.

Water testing
The kick-off meeting for the Shenandoah County Drinking Water Testing Clinic will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Board of Supervisors’ Room at the Government Center in Woodstock. Information: 459-6140.

‘The Tempest’
Students from James Madison University’s School of Theatre and Dance will present “The Tempest,” by William Shakespeare, at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 5 at Forbes Center.
Tickets are $15. Information, tickets: 540-568-7000 or www.jmuforbescenter.com.

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