Community News & Events: April 21

A March for Science will be held on Earth Day at noon Saturday at the corner of Loudoun and Piccadilly streets in Old Town Winchester.
The non-partisan march advocates scientific literacy, evidence-based policy, diversity in the STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and scientific education. Information: www.facebook.com/MarchForScienceWinchester.

Edinburg VFW Post 2447 will hold a chicken barbecue Saturday. Cost is $4 per half. Chicken will be ready at 9:30 a.m. and must be picked up by 1 p.m. Pre-orders accepted: 984-4355.

Dr. Lynn Fichter, a geology professor at James Madison University, will give a lecture titled “No Rock Is Accidental: the Stories the Rocks of Virginia Tell” at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Heritage Center in Edinburg.

The lecture, part of the Seven Bends Lecture Series, will explore the history beneath the landscape from the Blue Ridge to the slopes of the Allegheny Front.

The Woodstock United Methodist Church Men will sponsor a pancake dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. A free-will offering will accepted to benefit the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund.

Students from James Madison University’s School of Theatre and Dance will present the drama “Picnic” by William Inge at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and April 28 and 29 and 2 p.m. April 30 at the Forbes Center for Performing Arts in Harrisonburg. Tickets: $13-$15. Information, tickets: 540-568-7000 or www.jmuforbescenter.com.

The Mount Olive community fellowship dinner will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 208 Sand Ridge Road, Toms Brook. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish to share. Future dinners will be held at 11:30 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month through September.

The Type 1 Diabetes Support Group will meet at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at the old hospital’s Chronic Disease Resource Center, 333 W. Cork St., Suite 100, Winchester. Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month.

The Signal Knob Middle School FFA chapter placed first in the Frederick/Shenandoah Federation small animal care career development event contest on April 5 at Admiral Byrd Middle School in Winchester. Team members were:

Sixth grade: Kora Stephens, Deaken Neff.

Seventh grade: Reme Sharp, who placed 2nd high individual; Kiersten Wilson, who placed third high individual; Shalyn Keeler, who placed fifth high individual; Zoe Wilson, Danielle Rinker and Makayla Barton.

Eighth grade: Cameron Froemel, Willow Rosenberry, Abigaail Davis, who placed fourth high individual, and Scarlett Evans.
Abbey Rinker, a chapter member, helped prepare the team for competition.

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