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Community News & Events: Sept. 11

Showers

  • A card shower is planned for Eric Sheetz, who will celebrate his 40th birthday on Thursday. Cards can be sent to 308 Mountain Drive, Pearisburg, Virginia 24134.
  • A card shower is planned for Fleda Dyke, who will celebrate her 93rd birthday Sunday. Cards can be sent to her c/o Skyline Terrace Nursing Home, Room 12-B, P.O. Box 558, Woodstock, Virginia 22664.

 

Library

The Friends of Handley Library will host two guest speakers this week.

Historian Doug Batson will present a program on Gen. D.H. Hill at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Local author Richard E. Quest will talk about his book “I Held Lincoln: A Union Sailor’s Journey” at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Information: 540-662-9041.

4-H

The Shenandoah County Extension office in Woodstock has scheduled the following meetings:

  • Little North Mountain 4-H Shooting Education Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Liberty Baptist Church in Strasburg.
  • Lebanon Church 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the community center.
  • Cabin Hill 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Conicville Fire Hall.

Information: 540-459-6140.

Dinner

Friday is the deadline to order dinners for the annual pork tenderloin dinner sponsored by the Strasburg FFA from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 21.

Meals are dine-in or take-out. The cost is $13 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. Orders: 540-465-5195.

 

Knitting

The Shenandoah Knitting Guild will meet at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church, 75 Merriman’s Lane, Winchester. Information: www.shenandoahknittingguild.org.

 

Open house

A holiday craft open house will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Pine Grove School House in Strasburg. Information: Karen Gnegy at 540-465-4268 or 540-335-6296.

 

Bingo

Laurel Hill Christian Church in Lebanon Church will host bingo from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday to benefit the Strasburg FFA. The cost is 25-cents per card per game plus a $3 cover charge for snacks and drinks. Doors open at 6 p.m.

 

Conference

Cool Spring Church of God in Browntown will host the Virginia Conference Friday through Sunday. The guest speaker will be Pastor Stephen Bolhous, who served as pastor from 1976 until 1984.

A worship service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Classes will start at 1 p.m. Saturday with dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed worship at 7 p.m. There will also be youth activities Saturday for grades 2 and up.

Sunday services include Sunday school at 10 a.m. followed by worship at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. followed by worship and communion at 2 p.m.

 

Bloodmobile

The District 3 Masons will host a bloodmobile from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Sherando Park’s Lions shelter. Walk-ins welcome, but appointments are encouraged by visiting www.donateblood.vablood.org.

 

Library

The New Market Library will host an adult program at 3 p.m. Saturday featuring Tyre Yancey, of Dayton, who will present part four in his series “Town and Country Art and Humor.”

The program will compare professional sculptures and its folk art versions, commercial and home-grown humorous signs, murals, roadside works of art as well as a brief history of rural free delivery and photos of unique folk art mailboxes from our region.

Attendance is free. No registration required. Information: Bev Butterfield at 540-335-5396.

 

Dinner/concert

My Church in Woodstock will host a benefit dinner and concert Saturday. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults and free for children 5 and under.

The concert, featuring Tony Alan Bate, will start at 6 p.m. An offering will be received. Proceeds benefit TAB Ministries. Reservations are requested by calling 888-294-9673, ext. 0 and leave a message.

 

DAR

The Narrow Passage chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 122 E. Court Street, Woodstock.

The program will focus on two major DAR events that occurred over the summer, the Continental Congress and the District VI meeting. Information: 856-3426.

 

Movie

The First Baptist Church will host a free showing of the movie “I Can Only Imagine” at 6 p.m. Saturday at 116 Lakeview Road, Woodstock.

Popcorn and lemonade will be served. Information: 540-459-3000 or email johnfbcwoodstock@gmail.com.

 

Quilters

The Shenandoah Valley Quilters Guild will hold its annual meeting and picnic at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Oakdale Park’s shelter 3 in Bridgewater.

The guest speaker will be Kevin the Quilter, a blogger and designer of the Sapphire Stars Mystery Quilt. Members are encouraged to bring their oldest sewing tool for show and tell. Information: www.svqg.org.

 

Medicaid enrollment

Medicaid enrollment assistance will be available from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Mount Jackson Library.

Applicants will get one-on-one help completing applications for Medicaid, free or reduced-price school lunches and other programs. Information: 540-217-0869.

 

Pool pups

The New Market Community Pool will host its annual end-of-summer pup pool party from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday for dogs at least 6 months old.

The entry fee is $3 per canine. Owners must provide proof of current rabies vaccinations at registration. Donations will be accepted for the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter

Preregistration is recommended. Forms can be downloaded at www.newmarketvirginia.com/news-and-events/announcements.

 

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