The Winchester chapter of Trout Unlimited will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Winchester Red Cross office, 561 Fortess Drive. The group will gather for dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Donato’s Touch of Italy restaurant. Information: Bill Prokopchak at 540-722-2620 or

Charity sale

A charity sale to benefit Family Promise of Shenandoah County will be held from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday at Belk in the Apple Blossom Mall in Winchester. Tickets, which are $5, are available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Family Center, 781 Spring Parkway, Woodstock.


A reunion of students who attended the old Forrestville School will be held at noon Saturday at the Ruritan Community Center in Forestville. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish for lunch. Door prizes given.


The Gravel Springs Lutheran Church Relay for Life Team will hold a lasagna/spaghetti dinner from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the Star Tannery Volunteer Fire Department. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 12.


Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold the following activities for adults:

• Saturday: 2 p.m., Mother’s Day tea and craft workshop. Registration required.

• May 11: 2:30 p.m., lecture by Larry Broadwell, Potomac Appalachian Trail Club’s Guidebook Project Leader, who will talk about routes to hike tracing Civil War events.

Information: 540-635-3153.


Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold the following programs for children:

• Books and Barks: 10 a.m., Saturday for beginning readers to relax with a trained therapy dog.

• Science Scouts: 4:30 p.m., May 7 for ages 6-11, program on exploring cardboard machines.

• Future Einsteins: 4 p.m., May 8 for ages 6-11.

Information: 540-635-3153.


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