Community News & Events for Nov. 18

Card shower
A card shower is planned for Becky Feller, who will celebrate her 89th birthday on Thursday. Cards can be sent to 1892 Jadwyn Road, Maurertown 22644.

The Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition will be offering a free screening of the video “Heroin The Hardest Hit” at 7:30 p.m. today at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 6380 Valley Pike, Stephens City.

Speakers include Pastor Brad Hill, who is in recovery, Winchester Police Chief Kevin Sanzenbacher and Lauren Cummings, executive director of Substance Abuse Coalition.

The Blue Ridge Arts Council will hold a silent auction of trees and wreaths from 7 to 9 p.m. today at 305 E. Main St., Front Royal. Information: 540-635-9909.

Bake sale
A bake sale to benefit Leighanne Bodge, who has been accepted into the National Youth Leadership Forum for Medicine, will be held starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at Desperado’s BBQ, 629 S. Main St., Woodstock.

The Youth Dance Team for Destructive Force Dance of Winchester, which provides an affordable dance program especially for at-risk and underprivileged children while fighting childhood obesity, is seeking dancers ages 9 to 18. Information: Amy at

In honor of Thanksgiving, the Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg will host a special family story time at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Featured will be Thanksgiving stories, a craft to decorate the holiday table and refreshments.

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