The New Market Community Center will hold open gym basketball from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at 9184 John Sevier Road for ages 13 to 18. The cost is $3 per player.

Art Talk

The New Market Library, in collaboration with Jon Henry General Store, will host Art Talk at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be artist Katherine Burling, of Harrisonburg.


The Shenandoah County Extension office in Woodstock has announced the following activities:

• Toms Brook 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church.

• Steer entry forms for the 4-H/FFA livestock show and sale are due Monday at the Extension office. Late entries, with an additional fee, will be accepted until March 2.

• New Market 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Reformation Lutheran Church.

• Seven Bends 4-H Shooting Education Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Strasburg Moose Family Center.

• St. Luke-Saumsville 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Saumsville Christian Church.

• The 4-H Livestock Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wakemans Grove Church of the Brethren.

Information: 540-459-6140.


The NAMI Family and Friends Support Group, for family, friends and caregivers of adults with various types of mental illness, will meet from 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday at 411 N. Cameron St., Winchester. Information: 540-533-1832 or email


Handley Regional Library will host Tiny Tales story time at 11 a.m. Wednesday for ages 2-5 at Spring Arbor of Winchester, 2903 Northwestern Turnpike. Information: 540-662-9041.


Winchester Trout Unlimited will host its monthly BarFly event at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Escutcheon Brewing, 142 W. Commercial St., Winchester.

No fly-tying or fly-fishing experience necessary. Those attending are encouraged to bring their fly-tying vise. Information: Bill at 540-722-2620.

Belle Grove

Belle Grove Plantation, south of Middletown, will hold a Valentine’s Day dessert party for prospective volunteers from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Information: 540-869-2028 or email


Auditions for the Apple Blossom Festival’s talent competition will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bright Box Theater, 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.


Clarke County Library in Berryville will hold the following activities for children on Thursday:

• Preschool story time (ages 3 and up): 10:30 a.m.

• Story Art (ages 4-9): 3:45 p.m.

Information: 540-955-5144.

Quilt show

Registration to participate in the Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show is open through Feb. 22. The show will be held April 12-14 at the Clarke County Parks and Recreation Center in Berryville. Information: visit

Spay Today

Spay Today, our area’s nonprofit reduced-priced spay and neuter program, offers shots and tests at lower rates in addition to reduced-priced spay and neuter programs with many veterinarians over a wide area. Information: 304-728-8330 or

College news

Max Bieryla, of Front Royal, was named to the dean’s list at the University of Hartford for the fall term.


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