Community News & Events for Oct. 5

Card shower
A card shower is planned for Raymond “Bud” Ritenour, who will celebrate his 83rd birthday Oct. 9. Cards can be sent to 6233 Strasburg Road, Strasburg 22657.

Hymn sing canceled
The hymn sing scheduled for Sunday at Christ Church in Conicville has been canceled.

Concert canceled
Due to the passing of Pastor Mike Price, the concert scheduled for Oct. 13 at Restoration Fellowship Church has been canceled. Ticket refunds are available by calling 984-4359.

Fun run
Over 250 students from around Frederick County will descend on Sacred Heart Academy in Winchester on Thursday for the 25th annual Awesome Autumn Fun Run. Area students are invited to join.
The first one-mile race will begin at 10 a.m. Depending on age and ability, students will have the option to run from a half mile up to two miles. There will also be face painting, friendship bracelets and other activities.
Information: 540-662-7177 or email

Pancake breakfast
The Reliance United Methodist Church in Middletown will host a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
The town where the church is located was listed incorrectly in Tuesday’s issue.

Open house
The Vintage Village at Oranda will hold an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Those attending will be able to visit the log cabin, mill country store and chapel. There will also be food available and train rides. Information: 540-758-3010.

Community breakfast
Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church on state Route 42 west of Woodstock will hold a community breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit missions. A pumpkin patch for Children’s Missions will also be available on Saturday mornings through Oct. 22.

Open house
The Woodstock Fire Department will hold an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday in recognition of Fire Prevention Week.
There will be special appearances by Smokey Bear, McGruff the Crime Dog and Sparky the Fire Dog, as well as children’s fingerprinting, fire truck rides, fire safety displays, face painting, blood pressure checks and refreshments.

Heritage Society
The Middletown Heritage Society will host a program on the Living Legacy Tree Planting Project from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Wayside Inn in Middletown.
Deanna Swartz from the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs will discuss plans to plant 620,000 Redbud, Red Cedar, Red Maple and Red Oaks between Monticello and Gettysburg to honor those who died during the Civil War. Middletown Mayor Charles Harbaugh will attend in re-enactment attire to explain Middletown’s role during the war. Refreshments will follow. Information: Tess Klimm at 540-869-2964.


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