Community News & Events: April 1

The Warren County High School Class of 1952 will meet for lunch at noon Thursday at 117 Restaurant in Lake Frederick. Reservations are requested by Tuesday by calling Shirley Place at 540-667-5452.

Handley Library in Winchester has announced the following activities will be held:
• Open chess games (for all ages and skill levels): 4:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday and April 19. One-on-one instruction for new players will be available. A lecture on chess basics and strategy will be given at 5:30 p.m. Information: www.winchesterchess.com.
• Dance party: 10:30-11 a.m., Fridays for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their grownups.

Literacy Volunteers Winchester Area, Handley Regional Library and Winchester Public Schools will host a multilingual family reading night at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Handley Library.

There will be tours of the library and an opportunity to obtain library cards. Students from John Handley High School will model their love of reading and languages by sharing children’s books in English, Spanish and Arabic. Information: 540-662-3471 ext. 45167 or email Fay Stump at stump@wps.k12.va.us.

Shenandoah University’s History Fellows will host a lecture titled “The Pox and the Covenant: The Curious History of Science and Religion in Colonial Boston” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hester Auditorium in Henkel Hall.

The guest speaker will be Tony Williams, a senior fellow at the Bill of Rights Institute and author of five books. Information: Professor Jonathan Noyalas at 540-665-4501 or email jnoyalas01@su.edu.

Book club
“A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman will be the selection for the Brown Bags with Books program at noon  Thursday at the Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville. Information: www.handleyregional.org.

The Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg will host a Lego Club meeting for ages 5 and older at 4:30 p.m. Thursday and April 20. Information: 984-8200.

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