Community News & Events: Jan. 25


The Stonewall Jackson High School Choir and Musical Theater will present their annual Winter Music Coffeehouse at 7 p.m. today in the school cafeteria. Coffee, tea and desserts served. Admission is free but donations are appreciated to support this year’s musical production of “Cinderella.”

Food Pantry

The Love Center Food Pantry at Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren will distribute food from 8:45 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday. Information: Text Only, 540-335-3612.


Charterhouse School in Edinburg will host a Strength in Community workshop 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Doors open at 8 a.m. for registration. Topics covered include the benefits of providing trauma-informed care in school environment and human trafficking. Meet people working to alleviate poverty in their communities.   Five hours of continuing education units are offered. Snow date is Feb. 10. Registration: visit www.edinburgum.org or Eventbrite Strength In Community. To reserve a table, call 540-984-4464 between 9 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday.



Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host a General Education Development course from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays stthrough May 24 (except on school holidays and closings). The course is free. Information/registration: 540-635-3153.


Samuels Library in Front Royal will host an English as a Second Language course from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through May 31. The course is free. Information/registration: 540-635-3153.

Book club

The Corhaven Graveyard Book Club will meet Thursday evenings beginning Feb. 1 to discuss “The Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabel Wilkerson. It is a story of America’s great migration from the perspective of three African-American citizens. Information: contact Sarah Kohrs at senkohrs@gmail.com or 434-922-2029.


Paint party

Shenandoah Senior Living in Front Royal is hosting a paint party from 1-3 p.m. Saturday to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Artist Kelly Walker will lead the group in painting a pair of ice skaters. Cost is $44 and includes all materials. Register online with Facebook or at The Studio-A Place for Learning in Front Royal.


The Winchester Chapter of Trout Unlimited will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at a new location – Winchester Red Cross, 561 Fortress Drive, Winchester. The group will gather for dinner at 5:30 p.m.  Guest speaker will be Emily Warner, senior firector of vonservation at the Potomac Conservancy.  She will discuss her organization and a possible partnership with the club. Information: www.winchestertu.org or contact Bill Prokopchak at 540-722-2620.


Winchester Tax-Aide will be held at the War Memorial Building in Jim Barnett Park Feb. 1-April 17. The program will assist low- to moderate-income residents file taxes. New sign-up procedure- stop by on Monday mornings to reserve an available day and time slot to have your taxes prepared. Hours/days will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. A valid driver’s license along with Social Security card and 2016 tax return required. Information after February: 540-247-6479.

Book club

“Hillbilly Elegy: A memoir of a Family ad Culture in Crisis” by J.D. Vance will be the selection for the Brown Bag with Books Club  from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 1. It will be hosted by the Clarke County Library. The book discussion will take place at Barns of Rose Hill. Information: www.handleyregional.org.


The Strasburg FFA is holding a Strawberry Fundraiser. Orders must be placed by Feb. 26 with fruit coming in the week of March 12.  Pound cake and bacon will also be available for purchase. Information: 540-465-3875.

Tractor club

The Massanutten Antique Tractor and Gasoline Engine Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Edinburg Fire Hall. The club meets the last Wednesday of each month. Information: 540-436-3652.



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