Community News & Events for Nov. 8

Card shower
A card shower is planned for Louise Garman, who will celebrate her 90th birthday Wednesday. Cards can be sent to 422 Eagle St., Woodstock 22664.

H.E.A.R.T.H., a Front Royal-based home school support group, will celebrate its 25th anniversary from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Samuels Library in Front Royal. Information: 540-631-1334.

Handley Library in Winchester will give tips on researching Revolutionary War ancestors at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Information: 540-662-9041, ext. 22.

The Shenandoah Poetry Alliance and Friends of Handley Regional Library will sponsor an open mic poetry night from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the library.

St. Luke Brethren Church will honor veterans and their spouses with a free meal from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at 3250 Back Road, Woodstock.

Over 50 crafters will be featured at the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Auxiliary holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in Woodstock.

The Strasburg Community Library will host an art exhibit of works by Danny Mulvena, of Front Royal, through December. The exhibit features soft watercolors that are reminiscent of Valley country scenes.

Reliance United Methodist Church will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The cost is $5 for adults, $2 for ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and under. Proceeds benefit the United Methodist Men.

Riverton United Methodist Church will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 55 E. Strasburg Road, Front Royal. A free will offering will be accepted.

Limetown United Methodist Church in Bentonville will hold a holiday bazaar from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday featuring homemade crafts and baked goods.

Congregational Christian Fellowship Church will hold a Christmas bazaar starting at 8 a.m. Saturday at 2908 Middle Road, Winchester.

There will be handmade crafts, a white elephant table and baked goods. Breakfast and lunch will be available. Proceeds will assist those in need at Christmas.  Information: 540-869-3394 or 540-662-1636.

Bethlehem United Church of Christ in Tenth Legion, south of New Market, will hold a bazaar from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Featured will be crafts, silent auction, bake sale, quilt raffle, homemade vegetable soup and fried ham sandwiches. A display of quilts will be on exhibit in the sanctuary.

The Woodstock Eta Chi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, in cooperation with Lowe’s and Sons of the American Legion Post 199, will hold an American Flag exchange beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, while supplies last.

The Narrow Passage chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish Hall in Woodstock.
Liz Ortiz and Penny Stone will present a program on Native Americans. Information: 856-3426.

A Vera Bradley, Silpada and Thirty-One fundraising bingo will be held Saturday at the Veteran of Foreign Wars Social Hall, 425 S. Buchmarsh St., Berryville.

Doors open at 1 p.m. and play starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Proceeds will provide scholarships for students with special needs and funds to care for therapy horses and ponies at the Blue Ridge Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship. Information, tickets: Margie Youngs at 540-533-2777 or brthinc@hotmail.com.

The Creative Challenge, a fundraiser for the SEARCH Group Home, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the new Mount Jackson Fire and Rescue Station.

Featured will be one-of-a-kind art created from items at the SEARCH Thrift Store. Furniture, paintings and home decor will be on display through Friday at the store. Many other items will also be sold via silent auction.

Tickets, which are $10, are available at the store. Finger foods and beverages provided. Information: 540-477-2600.

Laurel Hill Christian Church, west of Strasburg, will hold an oyster/chicken supper starting at 4 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $15 for oyster dinners and $10 for chicken. Proceeds benefit the church building fund.

Wakemans Grove Church of the Brethren in Edinburg will hold a turkey and oyster supper starting at 4 p.m. Saturday.

A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit Community Outreach Ministries. Carryouts available for $12. Information: 984-8383 or www.wakemansgrove.com.

Round Hill Church of the Brethren in Toms Brook will host a Veterans Day community dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Veterans eat for free. A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project.

County 4-H
The Shenandoah County 4-H Achievement Night will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Central High School in the cafeteria. Information: 540-459-6140.

Kooky Chefs
Samuels Library in Front Royal will hold its Kooky Chefs healthy harvest cooking class using vegetables planted in September at 11 a.m. Saturday for ages 7 and older.

Shenandoah County Public Schools is accepting new or gently-used winter clothing to benefit area preschoolers.

People may drop off winter coats sizes 3T, 4T and 5T, winter hats and mittens and gloves at the Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg or at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School in Woodstock. Information: Lisa Friedenberg or Selena Rhoades at 459-4121.

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