A card shower is planned for Anna Good Nilsen, who will celebrate her 90th birthday Monday. Cards may be sent to 215 Taylortown Road, Edinburg, Virginia 22824.


Strasburg Chamber of Commerce Women In Business, a mid-day marketing luncheon, will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at the Historical Homemaker Bakery and Cafe next to the Emporium in Strasburg.

The guest speaker will be Thomas “Rocky” Mistretta, owner of TNR Consulting Group, who will discuss handgun and self-defense fundamentals for women. Chamber membership is not required. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-chamber members.

Reservations are required by calling 540-465-3187 or email


Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Clarke County will celebrate Holy Week at the church in Pine Grove with the following services:

• Thursday: 6:30 p.m., Maundy Thursday seder and foot washing.

• Friday: 6:30 p.m., Good Friday Holy Eucharist service with outdoor Stations of the Cross walk (weather permitting) followed by a solemn service of prayer and music.

Information: 540-252-5825 or


Esbie Baptist Church in Strasburg will hold a service at noon Friday of the Seven Last Sayings followed by a fish fry.


Wakemans Grove Church of the Brethren in Edinburg will host two performances of the dramatic Easter musical “The Choice” at 7 p.m. Friday and Sunday.

Egg hunts

• Heritage Hall in Front Royal will hold an Easter egg hunt and party at 2 p.m. Friday for children up to 10 years old.

• Edinburg VFW Post 2447 will host an Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. Saturday for children up to 11 years old. Information: 540-984-4355.

• American Celebration on Parade in Quicksburg will hold an egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday.


Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold the following activities:

• Friday: 11 a.m., Build Together using Lego bricks, blocks and Keva planks; 5 p.m., teen game night.

• Saturday: 10 a.m., Chess Club; 11 a.m., family story time.

• Monday: noon, Schools Out Library Day for ages 6-12, about communicating with the deaf; 1 p.m., stories and snacks, visit learning centers; 2 p.m., the movie “No Ordinary Hero;” 6 p.m., Anime and Pocky for ages 12 and older.

• April 25: 6 p.m., Xbox open gameplay for ages 8 and older.

Information: 540-869-9000.


Handley Library in Winchester will hold the following activities:

• Friday: 2 p.m., Crafternoons, registration required; 4 p.m., Lego Club.

• Saturday: 10:30 a.m., family story time.

• Monday: 4 p.m., Mysterious Middle School Book Society; 4:30 p.m., Teen Advisory Board meeting.

• April 23: 10:30 a.m., stroller strides demo for children up to 18 months; 4:30 p.m., Story Flix Club showing “A Wrinkle in Time.”

• April 24: 4:30 p.m., Shenandoah Valley Chess Club; 5:30 p.m., lecture on chess basics and strategy.

April 25: 10:30 a.m., Tinkergarten story time for ages 3 and under; 6-8 p.m., BreakerSpace for ages 6-12; 6-8 p.m., Drawesome for ages 12-older.

Information: 540-662-9041 or

Breakfast/egg hunt

Mt. Jackson Rescue and Fire will host a public breakfast and egg hunt on Saturday at the new squad building.

A free-will offering breakfast will be served from 7 to 11 a.m. An egg hunt with the Easter Bunny for children up to 8 years old will start at 10 a.m. Children should bring a basket.

Bake sale

The Strasburg Fire Department Auxiliary will hold an Easter bake sale starting at 8 a.m. Saturday in front of the fire department.

Craft show

Clarke County Parks and Recreation will hold an outdoor craft show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Chet Hobert Park in Berryville. In case of inclement weather, the show will be moved to the Recreation Center. Information: 540-955-5147.


The Shenandoah Valley Quilters Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Sunnyside Retirement Community in Harrisonburg.

There will be show and tell, raffle and round-robin demonstration. No registration or fee.

Mary Judge will present a program on acrylic fabric paints, Sandie Hammel will demonstrate using printing blocks with a gel pad and ink, and John Hammel will show how to enhance quilts with Derwent Inktense Pencil techniques.



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