Community News & Events for Oct. 7

Trump rally
The Shenandoah County Republicans will host a “Trump Rally in the Valley” starting at 1 p.m. Saturday at the old Shenandoah County Courthouse in Woodstock.
The guest speaker will be the Rev. John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg, portrayed by Travis Witt, in full uniform. Jimmy Lee will provide special music. There will also be a community reading of the U.S. Constitution.

3K walk-a-thon
The local chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill will hold a 3K Walk-a-thon for Mental Health on Saturday in front of the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre at Shenandoah University in Winchester.
Registration beings at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. The guest speaker will be 25th District Senator Creigh Deeds. Participation is free but donations are accepted.

Selling on eBay
Saturday is the deadline to register for the Warren County Parks and Recreation seminar on successful selling on eBay from 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 15 at the county community center.
Learn how to spice up your item descriptions and to register at PayPal. The cost is $35 per person. Seating is limited. The seminar is open to anyone 16 and older with those younger than 18 accompanied by an adult.
Information, registration: 540-635-1021 or

Saturday is the deadline to register for the free seminar “Are Your Affairs in Order?” from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 15 sponsored by Crossroads Baptist Bible Church in Mount Jackson.
The seminar will deal with the stages of death and dying, how Hospice can help, what your family needs to know, how to communicate your last wishes and the duties of your executor. A complimentary lunch will be served at noon. Information, registration: Clara at 856-2096.

The Reliance United Methodist Church Men will host a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church in Reliance. The town was incorrect in Thursday’s issue.

Jam sessions
The Edinburg VFW will hold open jam sessions for musicians interested in playing country and bluegrass music from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sundays. Information: 459-7787.

Strasburg Museum
The following volunteers are scheduled at the Strasburg Museum:
Sunday: morning, Peter and Peggy Zarrella; afternoon, Leon and Diane Smith.
Monday: morning, June Hockman; afternoon, Pat Kelly.
Tuesday: morning, Judy Cosby; afternoon, Doris Baker and Winnie Callihan.
Wednesday: morning, Phil Loving and Sally Fravel; afternoon, Tom Parker.
Thursday: morning, Gloria Church and Betty Sue Howard;
afternoon, Pat Kelly.
Friday: morning, Shirley Maddox; afternoon, Marie Spence.
Saturday: morning, Sue Foster; afternoon, Ellsworth and Rubye Stickley.

Homelessness meeting
The Western Virginia Continuum of Care, a group of nonprofits, government entities, schools, hospitals and community members, which aims to prevent and end homelessness in the area, will host its annual meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Lucy Simms Continuing
Education Center, 620 Simms Ave., Harrisonburg.

During this meeting, local agencies will give presentations on six different types of housing assistance programs available in the area. Those attending will learn about community resources and how to provide more information about the homeless community in the Shenandoah Valley.

The CoC covers the counties of Frederick, Clarke, Warren, Shenandoah, Page and Rockingham and the cities of Winchester and Harrisonburg.
Information: Amber Joiner-Hill at 540-252-4542, or

4-H activities
The Shenandoah County Extension office in Woodstock has announced the following 4-H activities:
• 4-H Project books are due Tuesday at the Extension office.
• 4-H Livestock Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wakemans Grove Church of the Brethren.
• St. Luke-Saumsville 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Saumsville Christian Church.
• Little North Mountain 4-H Shooting Education Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Liberty Baptist Church in Strasburg.
Information: 459-6140.

Library program
The Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg will celebrate Fire Prevention Week during its preschool story-time program at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Edinburg Volunteer Fire Company will bring one of its trucks and some of its gear. Information: 984-8200.

Ruritan club
The Cedar Creek Valley Ruritan Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Gravel Springs Lutheran Church, 870 S. Pifer Road, Star Tannery. Information: 465-4159.

Sorority meeting
Delta Rho Sorority will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Team Waller open house beside the Daily Grind on Main Street in Front Royal.

Library programs
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal has announced the following programs will be held:
• Big Kids story time: 4:30 p.m., Tuesday for kindergarten and older, theme is monsters.
• Blood pressure screening: 10-11 a.m., Tuesdays.
• Story times: 10:15 a.m., for toddlers and 11 a.m. for preschoolers, Wednesday and Thursday. Theme is llamas. Siblings welcome.
• Learn to crochet: 10 a.m., Wednesday and Oct. 26.
Information: 540-635-3153 or

Support group
The Type 1 Diabetes Support Group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at its new location at the old Winchester hospital, 333 W. Cork St., Suite 100 in the Chronic Disease Resource Center.

Art lecture
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host a Fall Art History lecture series from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Oct. 18 and 25.
Ben Glen will discuss “Caravaggio: the Earthly and the Divine.” Registration required by calling 540-635-3153.

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