Addiction recovery

SMART Recovery, an international nonprofit administered by volunteers, holds meetings at noon on Mondays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Northwestern Community Services, 1014 Amherst St., Room 204, Winchester. The program is based on science and education, no spirituality or religion is involved. Informal setting. Information:


The Cedar Creek Valley Ruritan Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Gravel Springs Lutheran Church, 870 S. Pifer Road, Star Tannery. Information: 540-465-4159.


The Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg has scheduled the following children's activities:

• Tuesday: 6 p.m., celebrate the holiday season with stories, snacks and a chance to sit on Santa's lap.

• Thursday: 4-6 p.m., walk-in holiday-themed craft program for teens and 'tweens.

• Dec. 19: 4:30 p.m., Lego Club meeting, for ages 5 and older. No registration required. All materials provided.

• Dec. 27: 4 p.m., last Mario & Sonic video game tournament of the year. Registration required.

• Dec. 31: 11 a.m., dance party for babies, toddlers and pre-kindergarten with snacks, stories, music, scarves, bubbles and more.

Information: 540-984-8200 or visit

Basye Library

Families with toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join the Basye Library's Little Book Buddies playgroup program from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesdays. Snacks provided. No registration required. Information: 540-856-8084.


The Winchester chapter of Trout Unlimited will host a barfly event at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Escutcheon Brewing, 142 W. Commercial St., Winchester. Information, directions: Bill Prokopchak at 540-722-2620 or visit

Ham radio

The Amateur Ham Radio Operators Club meets at 8:30 a.m. on Thursdays at Cook's Exxon in Woodstock. Information: Malcolm at 540-436-8503.


The Apple Valley Needle Threaders will hold its holiday meeting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Berryville VFW, 425 S. Buckmarsh St.

The guest speaker will be Tina Marie Scully from FROG, Families Reaching. A pot-luck luncheon will follow. Information: 304-724-1430, email


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