A card shower is planned for Daniel Hottel, who will celebrate his 93rd birthday Dec. 19. Cards can be sent to 218 Mill Road, Woodstock, Virginia 22664.

Bird count/festival

The state Arboretum at Blandy Farm in Boyce will host its annual bird count and family festival from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Parkfield Learning Center.

The event will feature bird-centered family activities and crafts. Part of the day will be spent outdoors so dress appropriately for the weather. The event is free but reservations are recommended by calling 540-837-1758.

Historical Society

The Shenandoah County Historical Society will host a program by John Adamson on the county’s historic barns at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Strasburg.

Christmas baskets

The Rotary Club of Front Royal will distribute “Doc” Smith Christmas baskets on Dec. 22 at the Warren County Community Center.

Those in need of a food basket should call 540-635-8229 to register. The club is also accepting donations of nonperishable food items, which can be left at the community center.


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