Community News and Events for April 19

Card shower

A card shower is planned for Lodema Lindamood, who will celebrate her 85th birthday on Friday. Cards can be sent to 1656 Hamburg Road, Edinburg, VA 22824.


The Front Royal NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group meets 7-8:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month in the Warren Memorial Hospital conference room. These are recently changed days and times. The group, for adults with various types of mental illnesses, is guided by peer facilitators certified through the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Use main entrance. Go to the basement and follow signs for the cafeteria. The conference room is next to the cafeteria. Information: Call 540 533-1832 or email naminsv@live.com

Family Promise

Family Promise of Shenandoah County will hold an open community meeting at 7 p.m. today at Antioch Church of the Brethren, a mile west of Wal-Mart in Woodstock. Updates regarding the recent launch of the program and progress will be shared. Information: 540-459-4599.

Business café

The first Regional Entrepreneur Cafe will take place at 6 p.m. today at The Corron Center at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown. The cafe provides a forum where small businesses can gain exposure while addressing funding needs. Community members are invited to vote on their favorite for a second cash price. Participants will have booths set up to showcase their business. Admission is $10 per person. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for cash only. Information/tickets: www.entrecafe.org or info@entrecafe.org.

Food pantry

The Bread of Life Food Pantry in Woodstock will distribute food 1:30-4 p.m. today and 1-4 p.m. Thursday. Schedule an appointment: 540-459-1928

Dance concert

Student dances and choreographers in James Madison University’s Dance Program will present their spring concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday in the Earlynn J. Miller Dance Theatre at JMU’s Forbes Center. Tickets are $10. Information: www.jmuforbescenter.com.

Time for Three

Time for Three will present a concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Concert Hall at JMU’s Forbes Center. With an uncommon mix of virtuosity and showmanship, the group performs music from Bach to the Beatles to Justin Timberlake. Tickets are $34-$36. Information: www.jmuforbescenter.com.

Candidates forum

The New Market Chamber of Commerce will host a Candidates Forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday for candidates running for office in New Market. The forum will be held in the old New Market School. Information: 540-740-3212.

Cancer support

The Cancer Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Graham Room at First Presbyterian Church in Winchester. Information: contact Mark Johnson at 540-723-4262 or the church at 540-662-3824.

Board meeting

The Northwestern Community Services Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Thomas J. Peachey Center in Front Royal. The meeting is open to the public.

Alzheimer’s series

Samuels Library in Front Royal will host an educational series by the Alzheimer’s Association called “Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior” at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Guest speaker Bob Bell will discuss decoding behavioral messages, identifying common behavior triggers and learning strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. Information: www.samuelslibrary.net.

New Market Rotary

The Rotary Club of New Market will meet at noon on Wednesday at the Shenvalee Golf Resort Miller Grille. Club President Jim Douglas will lead a club meeting to review current and future programs and activities. Information: www.newmarketrotaryclub.net.

Newcomers Club

The Winchester Area Newcomers Club, a social club for women, will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Opequon Presbyterian Church in Kernstown. Information: winchesterareanewcomersclub@gmail.com or www.winchesternewcomersclub.org.

Book club

Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host the Books and Beyond Book Club at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The club will discuss “Fates and Furies” by Lauren Groff.  Information: 540-635-3153.

Brass band

The JMU Brass Band will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Forbes Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $8-$10. Information: www.jmuforbescenter.com.

Mount Olive Baptist

Mount Olive Baptist Church in Middletown will hold a its prayer and Bible study at 7 p.m. Thursday. The topic will be “Mary, the Mother of the Son of God.” The study group meets every Thursday. Information: 540-667-7081.

Recovery group

The Brain Injury Recovery Group meets 6:30-8 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month in the Shenandoah University Health Professions Building at Winchester Medical Center. Guest speaker Chris Massonneau, orthopedic certified specialist, will discuss the book “Brain Rules” by John Medina. The goal of the group is for members, both survivors and caregivers, to help each other thrive after traumatic bran injury. Information: Contact Kathleen Mancini at TBI@mindspring.com or Betty Friant at 540-550-1784.


Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation will offer a class on astronomy 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday. The cost is $13 per person or $20 for the family. Children 10 and older are encouraged to attend but must be accompanied by an adult. Information/registration: 540-459-6777.

Chalk Walk

The Shenandoah Valley Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa International will hold Chalk Walk 2016 from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Harrisonburg High School. Donations to the PDK scholarship fund in honor or in memory of educators will be accepted. The chapter will present three scholarships to future teachers at a meeting after the Chalk Walk at Traditions Restaurant.  Information: Contact Karen Whetzel at 540-740-8589 or kswhetzel@gmail.com.

Ebook workshop

The Adult Services Division of Handley Regional Library will conduct a workshop 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday at Clarke County Library in Berryville on how to use the library’s eBook and audiobook collection. Bring your eReader, Kindle, tablet or smartphone along with your library card to participate. Registration required. Information/registration: 540-955-5144.

Music guild

The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival Guild will meet Thursday at Bryce Resort in Basye. Social time will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the luncheon at noon. Theost is $20 per person. Special music will be provided by the Stonewall Jackson High Chorus. A collection basket will be available for donations to the choral program. Reservations should be made by April 18. Information/reservations: Kathy Scott at 540-459-3245 or klscott313@yahoo.com.

Open door meeting

A member of Congressman Bob Goodlatte’s staff will hold open door community office hours Thursday. A staff member will be available to meet with citizens to discuss any problems they might have with the federal government or to hear their views or current issues before Congress.

9:30-11 a.m. – Woodstock Town Council Chambers, 135 N. Main St., Woodstock

noon-1 p.m. – Strasburg Town Hall Committee Room, 174 E. King St., Strasburg