The American Red Cross has announced the following bloodmobiles will be held this month:

• Winchester: noon-6 p.m., today at Red Cross office, 561 Fortress Drive; 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday at Winchester Medical Center, 1840 Amherst St.; 1-7 p.m., Tuesday at Red Cross office; noon to 6 p.m., Aug. 22 at Red Cross office; 1-7 p.m., Aug. 27 at Red Cross office; noon to 6 p.m., Aug. 29 at Red Cross office.

• Stephens City: noon to 6 p.m., Friday, at Stephens City Fire Department.

• Quicksburg: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, at Stonewall Jackson High School.

• Front Royal: 2-7 p.m., Aug. 21 at Front Royal United Methodist Church; 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 29 at Lowes.

• White Post: 1:30-7 p.m., Aug. 23, at Macedonia United Methodist Church.

Donors who participate through Aug. 29 will receive a $5 Amazon gift card. Appointments can be made online at or by calling 800-733-2767 or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. Blood can be safely given every 56 days and Power Red donations can be given every 112 days.


Shenandoah County Master Gardeners will be available to answer home horticulture questions from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the County Extension office in Woodstock. Information: 540-459-6140.


Handley Library in Winchester will hold the following activities:

• Monday: 4 p.m., MakerSpace STEAM, ages 6-11.

• Wednesday: 10:30 a.m., KidSTEAM, ages 2-5, registration required.

• Aug. 22: 6-8 p.m., BreakerSpace, ages 6-12.

• Aug. 24: 10:30 a.m., family playtime for ages to 5; 2 p.m., Paws for Reading with certified therapy dogs.

Information: 540-662-9041 or

La Leche

Handley Library in Winchester will host a La Leche League meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday for breast-feeding and expectant mothers. Registration not required. Information: 540-662-9041,


Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold the following activities:

• Monday: 6 p.m., Manga Art Club for ages 12 and up.

• Aug. 23: 11 a.m., Build Together for ages to 5.

• Aug. 24: 10 a.m., Chess Club for all ages and skill levels; 1 p.m., family film “Sherlock Gnomes,” picnics encouraged.

Information: 540-869-9000.


NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of the Northern Shenandoah Valley will sponsor a peer-to-peer education program for adults living with mental illness. The eight-session course will be held from 6-8 p.m. starting Monday each week for eight weeks at 411 N. Cameron St., Winchester. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Attendance is free but preregistration is required by texting Kathy Morris at 540-533-3324.

College news

Michael Kuta, of Linden, was named to the dean’s list at Manchester University for the spring semester. He is studying business management.

Sorority news

Shirley Moyers, of Woodstock, represented the Alpha Omicron chapter of Virginia Alpha Delta Kappa, a sorority for outstanding women educators, at the sorority’s international convention in July in Minneapolis.


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