Community News & Events: May 19

A card shower is planned for Polly N. Gilbert, who will celebrate her 92nd birthday May 23. Cards can be sent to 2764 Mountain Road, Front Royal 22630.

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will host a heritage plant sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday at 901 Amherst St., Winchester.
Included will be annuals, perennials, herbs, heirloom vegetables, trees and shrubs.
Horticulturist Chantal Ludder will present a program today at 1 p.m. on container herb gardens.
Information: www.themsv.org.

The Top of Virginia Building Association will host a barbecue from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Frederick County Fairgrounds.
Featured will be music by The Rust Shakers, car show, corn hole tournament and food.
Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the gate. Advance tickets are available at all Handy Marts, Jim Stutzman Chevrolet, Total Image Workingman’s Store and the Floor Shop. A portion of proceeds will benefit The Laurel Center. Information: www.tvba.org.

The following volunteers are scheduled at the Strasburg Museum:
Sunday: morning, Donnie Davison; afternoon, Doris Baker and Pat Clem.
Monday: morning, Joan Farrell and Ann Wilson; afternoon, June Hockman.
Tuesday: morning, Judy Cosby; afternoon, Margaret Ireson.
Wednesday: morning, Phil Loving; afternoon, Judy Grubb and Sherry Anderson.
Thursday: morning, Danny and Shirley Wymer; afternoon, Bryan Stonesifer and Marie Spence.
Friday: morning, Shirley Maddox; afternoon, Fay Sonner and Margo Hammock.
Saturday: morning, Hope Brim and Evelyn Judy; aftenoon, Tim Taylor.

The Ryman family will hold a reunion at noon Sunday at the Laurel Hill Christian Church in Strasburg.

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

The Mt. Jackson Moose Lodge will host a blood drive from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday for the American Red Cross.
Appointments can be scheduled by calling 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Bowman Library in Stephens City will host a youth volunteer orientation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for rising sixth graders and above to learn how they can help during the summer.
Available volunteer jobs and applications can be found on the library’s website and clicking on TeenZone.
Information: 540-869-9000 or www.handleyregional.org.

The Warren Rifles chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will lead Front Royal’s Confederate Memorial Day commemoration at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Prospect Hill Cemetery’s Soldiers Circle.
The program will feature reading from letters written by Robert and John Simpson in July1862. Both brothers served in the Warren Rifles, 17th Virginia Infantry Regiment. In an ancient ceremony, the Daughters will strew flowers on the graves of over 270 Confederate soldiers.
In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the Warren Riffles Confederate Memorial Museum, 95 Chester St., Front Royal.

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.

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