Community News & Events for Jan. 10 paper

Sela Theatre Project will offer adult acting classes starting at 6:30 p.m. today for six weeks at 30 E. 8th St., Front Royal.

Registration is $75. The class is being taught by Kathryn Milton. Information: 540-686-5185.

The Rouse Center for the Arts will show “The General,” a 1927 silent movie starring Buster Keaton, at 7 p.m. today at 9357 N. Congress St., New Market.

The film is based on an event that occurred during the Civil War. The showing is the first of a monthly event sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation featuring a Civil War-related movie.

Admission is $5, payable at the door. Information: rouss.center@gmail.com.

Preston Knight, a public relations representative with Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative, will be the speaker at the luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club of New Market at noon Wednesday at the Shenvalee Golf Resort in Miller Grille.

Information: www.newmarketrotaryclub.net.

The Rouss Center for the Arts in New Market will hold its first annual membership meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday at 9357 N. Congress St., New Market.

Officers and board members will be elected. Membership fees start at $10. Information: rouss.center@gmail.com.

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

The Riverton United Methodist Church Men will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday. A free-will offering will be accepted.

Bowman Library in Stephens City will host a chess program from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday and Jan. 21 and 28. All ages and skill levels welcome. Information: www.handleyregional.org.

Larry W. Geary, a Vietnam veteran and author of “Vietnam’s Invisible Battle Wounds” will be the speaker at the meeting of the Narrow Passage chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish Hall in Woodstock. Information: 856-3426.

Elsa from Disney’s “Frozen” will visit Handley Library from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday. There will be a sing-along, activities and crafts. Children are encouraged to come in costume. Information: Aimee Gangai at 540-662-9041, ext. 21.

Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host “Chapter Chat” at 2 p.m. on Saturday for ages 7 to 11 to talk about new and favorite books. Refreshments served. Information, registration: 540-635-3153.

The Strasburg Midget Football League will hold a Vera Bradley/Thirty-one Bag bingo fundraiser on Saturday at the Strasburg Moose Lodge.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Only 250 tickets will be sold at $25 per ticket. Over 30 prizes. Tickets: 540-409-6402.

The Humane Society of Warren County is selling Westminster Dog Show raffle tickets through Feb. 12.

The cost is $10 per ticket for a 1 in 202 chance to win $500 cash. Each ticket number will be randomly assigned to a dog breed from the show. The show will be held Feb. 13-14. Tickets are available at 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal. Information: 540-635-4734.

The Front Royal Oratorio Society is accepting new singers for its spring season of concerts in April.

Rehearsals are held from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. on Mondays at the Front Royal United Methodist Church. No audition is necessary.

Information: 540-635-4842.

The Community Music School of the Piedmont will present “Music Together: Music & Movement for You and Your Child” at 9:30 a.m. beginning Jan. 28 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stephens City.
The 10-week 45-minute sessions are designed for parents with children ages birth to kindergarten. Cost is $130 plus materials.
Information, registration: 540-592-3040, www.piedmontmusic.org or piedmontmusic@aol.com.

Top of Virginia
The Top of Virginia Building Association in Winchester held its President’s Gala and presented awards to five members for their outstanding contributions.

Dwight Shenk was awarded the Distinguished Service award; Suzanne Conrad was named volunteer of the year, Mike Perry was named associate of the year and William Aikens was named builder of the year.

The first Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Dave Holliday of Dave Holliday Construction. Holliday was the organization’s first president in 1976 through 1978.

Health clinic
The Shenandoah Community Health Clinic, also known as the Shenandoah Free Clinic and Shenandoah Dental Clinic, has served over 10,000 people since its opening in June 2002.

Executive Director Pam Murphy credits a generous community for providing about 80 percent of the financial support of the clinic’s medical services. The clinic also received a grant from the Virginia Health Care Foundation that allowed it to double its medical services in the last few years.

The clinic provides health services to nearly 2,000 low-income underinsured Shenandoah County residents in nearly 5,000 appointments annually. The dental clinic also serves Virginia residents with Medicaid. Information: 459-1700 or for dental services 459-9333.

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