Community News & Events: May 16

• A card shower is planned for Shirley Spitler, who will celebrate her 79th birthday May 19. Cards can be sent to 43 Lodge Hill Road, Mount Jackson 22842.
• A card shower is planned for Elizabeth “Nookie” Horan, who will celebrate her 82nd birthday May 21. Cards can be sent to 391 Alsberry St., Strasburg 22657.
• A card shower is planned for Reba Tamkin Montera, formerly of Strasburg, who will celebrate her 80th birthday May 24. Cards can be sent to 3330 Majestic Ridge, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011.

The Shenandoah Science Cafe will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Brewbaker’s Back Room in Winchester. Learn the latest on solar energy, its status in Virginia, and ways to join the solar movement at less expense through co-ops. There will be an illustrated presentation followed by a discussion and question/answer session.

The event is free but reservations are requested. Information, reservations: www.blandy.virginia.edu under “Our Foundation” or call 540-837-1758, ext 287.

Lebanon Lutheran Church will hold a series of classes on the fundamentals of the Christian faith at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at 10120 Middle Road, Strasburg.
The Rev. J.D. Cutlip will begin the series Wednesday with the topic “Who is God?” Reservations, information: 465-5456.

The Blue Ridge Kiwanis of Winchester will meet at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Best Western-Lee Jackson in Perkin’s Restaurant in Winchester.

The guest speaker will be Nancy Mango, coordinator for Bright Futures of Frederick County, a program that seeks to maximize student potential.

The Woodstock Presbyterian Church Men will hold a pork tenderloin dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

A free-will offering will be accepted for dining in or $12 for take-out plates. The Presbyterian Women will provide desserts.

The New Market Farmers Market will open for the 2017 season from 7 to 11 a.m. Friday behind the 7-Eleven.

The market will be open from 2 to 6 p.m. Fridays through mid-October with homegrown and homemade products, baked goods, crafts, meats, eggs, fruit, preserves, gluten-free products and more.

Greater Joy Baptist Church will celebrate its adult choir’s anniversary at 2 p.m. Saturday at 45 E. Strasburg Road, Front Royal.

Performing will be Annointed Voices, Youthful Praise, Barbour Travelers, Old Gospel Dynamics and Divine Messengers. Refreshments will follow.

North Warren Volunteer Fire & Rescue will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 89 Rockland Road, Front Royal.

The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 4-12 and free for children 3 and younger.

St. John’s Lutheran Church will hold Mocha and a Message, a contemporary worship service with beverages and desserts, at 6 p.m. Saturday at 3623 Back Mountain Road, Winchester. An offering will be accepted to benefit community outreach programs.

Cub Scout Pack 28 will hold a yard sale from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Strasburg United Methodist Church. Donations welcome. Information: Matthew Kenney or Adriana Kenney at pack28strasburg@hotmail.com or 540-331-1033.

Macedonia United Methodist Church in White Post will host two events Saturday to support Missions Funds.

A pancake breakfast will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. and a Youth Group yard sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Front Royal Kiwanis Club will hold its annual yard sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday across from First Baptist Church.

The Shenandoah County Extension Master Gardeners will be available to answer home horticulture questions from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Strasburg Farm Market at Pot Town Organics. Information: 459-6140.

Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold a book drop-off from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday for its used book sale June 22-24.

Visitors can drop off books, CDs and DVDs. Information: 540-662-9041 or friends@handleyregional.org.

Shred day
F & M Bank in Edinburg will host a free community Shred Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday for residents to safely dispose of sensitive personal documents to prevent identity theft.

Edinburg VFW Post 2447 will sell chicken barbecue from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $4 per half. Pre-orders accepted by calling 984-4355.

All branches of the Handley Regional Library (Handley, Bowman and Clarke County) will launch the summer reading program “Reading by Design” on Saturday.

Special activities will be held all day at each branch. Information: www.handleyrl.readvirginia.org.

“From Monticello to Your Backyard: Growing Your Own Historic Garden” will be the next in a series of free garden talks hosted by Handley Regional Library and presented by members of the Northern Shenandoah Master Gardener Association from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Sari Carp will discuss Virginia garden history from the time of the early settlers to today as well as how to incorporate elements of historic gardens in your own property. Information: 540-869-9000.

The Shenandoah Valley Quilters Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Sunnyside Retirement Community in Harrisonburg.

Representatives from three Hospice organizations will speak about the impact the Guild continues to make through their donation of quilts throughout the valley. A brown bag lunch and afternoon play day of charity sewing will follow. Information: www.svqg.org.

Over 400 people attended the Rotary Club of Woodstock’s annual shrimp and catfish dinner on May 11. Over $9,000 was raised to benefit the club’s Coats for Kids project in the fall and the Christmas basket program with gifts delivered by Rotarians on Christmas Eve.

Last year, over 300 new coats and jackets were provided for local children in need and food, clothes and gifts were delivered on Christmas Eve to more than 80 homes.

Winners of table decorations and raffle donated their prizes back to the Club’s projects, which increased the amount raised by over $800.

The club meets every Wednesday at noon at the Moose Lodge. Information: email Woodstockvarotary@gmail.com.

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