Community News & Events for Nov. 3

Card showers
• A card shower is planned for Mildred Holsinger Crabill, who will celebrate her 96th birthday today. Cards can be sent to 5353 John Marshall Highway, Strasburg 22657.
• A card shower is planned for William “Bill” Walton, who will celebrate his 87th birthday Tuesday. Cards can be sent to 253 W. King St., Strasburg 22657.

The men and women of Mt. Jackson United Methodist Church will host an all-you- can-eat spaghetti dinner starting at 4 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children.

Clarke County Parks and Recreation will host a fall and holiday craft show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville. Information: 540-955-5140.

A non-partisan prayer meeting for America will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Antioch Church of the Brethren, 2502 Senedo Road, Woodstock. Information: 459-3661.

Lego club
Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold a Lego Club meeting from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. each Monday in November for elementary- and middle-school-age children. Weekly themes. Information: Donna Hughes, 540-869-9000 ext. 215.

Art club
Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold the following Art Club meetings on Monday and Nov. 21:
• Coloring club for tweens and teens: 5:30 p.m., color enchanting designs that feature hidden objects and fun mazes. Coloring books provided or bring your own.
• Manga Art for tweens and teens: 5:30 p.m., bring your sketch book and get tips from other artists.
Information: Donna Hughes at 540-869-9000, ext. 215.

Water testing
The Virginia Cooperative Extension Service will hold kick-off meetings for drinking water testing clinics at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the following locations:
• Grace Episcopal Parish Hall, 110 N. Church St., Berryville.
• MidAtlantic Farm Credit, 125 Prosperity Drive, Winchester.
Those attending will receive a sample kit, which costs $40 for the analysis. Samples will be collected at each site from 7 to 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Space is limited. Preregistration required by calling 459-6140.

Trinity United Church of Christ will hold an election eve service on Monday at 318 Alum Springs Road, Basye. A social time with light refreshments will be held from 6 to 6:45 p.m. followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Handley Regional Library in Winchester will serve as a “Come Write In” location from 4 to 8 p.m. on Mondays during November for National Novel Writing Month. Aspiring novelists are being challenged to pen 50,000 words. Registration: Adrienne Davis at adavis@handleyregional.org or www.nanowrimo.org.

Dudley Oakes, adjunct associate professor of music theory at Shenandoah University, will give a free faculty recital featuring works for organ at 7 p.m. Monday at Braddock Street United Methodist Church in Winchester. Information: 540-665-4569.

Nov. 9 is the deadline to purchase tickets for the Shenandoah Community Health Clinic’s annual Holiday Sparkle Gala fundraiser at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Yellow Barn at Shenandoah Caverns.

Tickets, which are $100 per person, include food, beverages, live music and dancing. There will also be a raffle for a trip to Ireland. Information, tickets: 459-1700 or www.shenclinic.org.

Front Royal attorneys Bridget Grady Madden and Stephen Jerome will provide information on wills, power of attorney and advance medical directives as part of an education series at 1 p.m. Nov. 15 at Samuels Public Library in Front Royal.

Seating is limited. Registration: Miranda Mosley at 540-635-3153, ext. 114.

Smart Driver
AARP will hold a Smart Driver safety program from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 18 at Our Health, 329 N. Cameron St., Winchester for those 50 and over.

This will be the last class until March. The cost is $20 to cover the cost of materials with a $5 discount for AARP members. Those who complete the class will receive a certificate, which may reduce auto insurance costs.

Class size is limited. Registration, information: Pam at 540-635-1256.

Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren in Woodstock is seeking crafters and vendors for its Willing Hearts & Hands craft bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3.
Registration is $12 and $15. Information: crftbzrcfcob@yahoo.com.

Spay Today
Spay Today, the area’s nonprofit reduced-priced spay and neuter program, offers shots and tests at lower rates in addition to reduced-priced spay and neuter programs with many veterinarians over a wide area. Information: 304-728-8330 or www.baacs.org.

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