Community News & Events for Nov. 26

The Strasburg Chamber of Commerce has announced activities being held today as part of Shop Small Saturday.
• A pancake breakfast will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
• A Santa’s workshop will be held at the Chamber office from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. featuring vendors and a silent auction bidding on trees and wreaths at 132 W. King St.
• Shops will be staying open late and the day will wind down with a Shop Small party at Pot Town Organics.
Information: 465-3187.

The Lunch Bunch will meet at noon Monday at the Strasburg United Methodist Church. Reservations can be made by calling 465-3418.

Arts Council of the Valley has launched “Save A Seat at Court Square Theater,” a fundraising campaign to replace the seats in Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg.
The goal for the campaign is $75,000, the cost of purchasing and installing 250 new theater seats. The organization hopes to meet its fundraising goal by April so that it can purchase and install the new seats in May.
Donations can be made by calling 540-433-9189, online at valleyarts.org/saveaseat or in person at Court Square Theater at 41-F Court Square or Arts Council of the Valley, 311 S. Main St., both in Harrisonburg.
Information: 540-801-8779 or www.valleyarts.org.

The Lebanon-St. Stephen’s Community Choir, under the direction of Marcy Bauserman, will perform the first of its 34th Season of Christmas concerts at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Strasburg United Methodist Church.

• A card shower is planned for Charles Foster, who will celebrate his 90th birthday on Dec. 2. Cards can be sent to 2483 Jericho Road, Flint Hill 22627.
• A card shower is planned for Susan Rinker, who will celebrate her birthday on Dec. 2. Cards can be sent to 25043 Old Valley Pike, Maurertown 22644.

Arts Council
The Arts Council of the Valley has announced the following programs to be held at the Court Square Theater, 41-F Court Square, Harrisonburg:
• The film “Harry & Snowman” will show at 2 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. through Thursday. Tickets range from $8 to $9.50.
• The film “Moonlight” will show at 4:25 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., today and Thursday; 4:25 p.m., Sunday through Tuesday. Tickets range from $8 to $9.50.
• The Lip Sync Battle final competition will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $25.
Information: 540-801-8779, 540-433-9189 or www.valleyarts.org.

Pet adoptions
Zappos.com will work for a second year with Best Friends Animal Society to sponsor free pet adoptions this holiday season.
Through Monday, customers will have the opportunity to adopt a dog or cat through the Zappos.com Pawlidayz initiative. The company has pledged to donate a total of $1.25 million to Best Friends Animal Society.
More than 115 shelters, rescues and humane organizations across the United States, including the Humane Society of Warren County, will participate in the initiative. The Humane Society of Warren County is an active partner in Best Friends No More Homeless Pets Network, which offers help and support to animal rescue groups.
To adopt an animal this holiday season, stop by the Humane Society of Warren County at 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal, call 540-635-4734 or visit www.humanesocietywarrencounty.org.

Bands, floats, specialty units and Santa will be in the Old Town Winchester Christmas parade at 7 p.m. Monday starting on Cameron Street. The lighting of the Christmas tree will follow. Information: 540-662-4946.

The Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester has announced the following free programs will be held:
“Unsilent Night:” 5:30 p.m., Monday, a parade through the Old Town Winchester Walking Mall leading up to Winchester’s annual Christmas parade and tree lighting.
• Opera: 7 p.m., Monday, featuring students majoring in voice, in Goodson Chapel Recital Hall.
• Concert Band performance: 7 p.m., Tuesday in Armstrong Concert Hall.
• Saxophone Ensemble concert: 7 p.m., Wednesday in Goodson Chapel Recital Hall.
Information: 540-665-4569 or boxoffice@su.edu.

Bowman Library in Stephens City will host an evening of Anime and Pocky from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday for middle- and high school students. Information: www.handleyregional.org.

The New Market 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Reformation Lutheran Church. Information: 459-6140.

AIDS quilts
AIDS Response Effort will sponsor a local display of two panels from the Names Project-AIDS Memorial Quilt in honor of World AIDS Day on Thursday. The quilts depict Winchester resident Mike Lindamood and Ryan White.
The panels will be on display at the following locations:
• Ryan White quilt panel: Monday through Dec. 13 at Handley Regional Library in Winchester.
• Mike Lindamood quilt panel: 9 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m., Wednesday at Winchester Medical Center Conference Center; 6-8 p.m., Thursday at Our Health Campus in Eagle board room, 329 N. Cameron St., Winchester; Dec. 5-13 at Handley Library.
There will also be a showing of “The Last One,” the story of the AIDS epidemic as shown through the quilt, from noon to 1 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. Dec. 7 at Handley Library.
Information: www.aidsresponseeffort.org.

The Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold a “Jewelry is Fun” fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the hospital lobby.

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Service will hold the following private pesticide recertification classes:
• Tuesday: 1 p.m., at Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 595 Laurel Grove Road, Winchester.
• Tuesday: 6 p.m., at the Warren County Government Center, Front Royal.
• Wednesday: 6 p.m., at the Shenandoah County Government Center, Woodstock.
Preregistration is not required. Information: 459-6140.

Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold the following activities:
• Tuesday: 4:30 p.m., The Maker Club for school-aged children, theme will be about inventions and machines.
• Wednesday and Thursday: 10:15 a.m., toddler story time; 11 a.m., preschool story time. The theme will be about the zoo. Siblings welcome.
Information: 540-635-3153.

The Rotary Club of Frederick County will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury. Information: Kitty Zuckerman at KZuckerman@svwc.org.

The Rotary Club of New Market will meet at noon Wednesday at the Shenvalee Golf Resort in Miller Grille.
A member of the New Market Police Department will demonstrate the Automated External Defibrillator the club purchased for the department.
Information: www.newmarketrotaryclub.net.

Shenandoah Conservatory’s Saxophone Ensemble will present its free fall concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Goodson Chapel Recital Hall in Winchester.
Information: 540-665-4569 or boxoffice@su.edu.

The Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg will show the movie “Finding Dory” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Snacks provided. Information: 984-8200.

The Warren County High School class of 1952 will meet for lunch at noon on Thursday at Element, 317 E. Main St., Front Royal.
Information: Shirley Place at 540-667-55452.

Story times
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold story-time programs at 10:15 a.m. for toddlers and 11 a.m. for preschoolers on Thursday. The theme will be the zoo. Siblings welcome.

An informational meeting for people interested in volunteering with the Shenandoah County Special Olympics will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday in the training room at the School Board office in Woodstock.
Both adults and students are invited. Information: Megan Smith at 459-2161.

AIDS Response Effort will host a World AIDS Day benefit from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Eagles Board Room at Our Health Campus, 329 N. Cameron St., Winchester.
The program will feature guest speakers, music and a candlelight vigil at 7:15 p.m. The AIDS Quilt Panel featuring Mike Lindamood will be on display. Information: www.facebook.com/AidsResponseEffort.

The Shenandoah County Extension office has announced the following 4-H meetings will be held:
• 4-H Exchange Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Historic Courthouse in Woodstock.
• The Fort Valley 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 6 p.m. Friday at the community center.
Information: 459-6140.

Riverton United Methodist Church in Front Royal will host a Christmas concert by Michael O’Brien from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Information: www.rivertonumc.org.

The Warren Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual Celebration of Lights tree lighting ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday near the hospital’s main entrance. Refreshments will follow.
Donations of $5 or more are still being accepted in honor or memory of loved ones. Information: 540-636-0398.


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