Handley Library in Winchester will hold the following activities:

Monday: 3 p.m., MakerSpace for ages 6-12, activities focused on science, technology, engineering, art and math.

Tuesday: 4:30 p.m., Story Flix Club for ages 6-11, read the book and then watch the movie “The Invention of Hugo Cabret.”

Wednesday: 4 p.m., Play with a Sheriff for ages 2-11; 4:30 p.m., Shenandoah Valley Chess Club, 5:30 p.m. lecture on basics and strategy; 6:30 p.m., library behind the scenes tour.

Thursday: 6-8 p.m., Drawesome for ages 12-up.

Feb. 8: 4 p.m., Lego Club, Off the Hook Crochet Club for ages 6-11.

Feb. 9: 10:30 a.m., family story time; 11 a.m., Lego Club; 11:30 a.m., sensory sensitive story time, registration required; 2 p.m., Paws for Reading with certified therapy dogs.


Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold the following activities:

Monday: 5 p.m., Lego Club for elementary- and middle- school students; 6 p.m., Teen Sketch & Draw for middle- and high-school students.

Tuesday: 5 p.m., Storybook Art for ages 6-11; 5 p.m., Celebrate the Chinese New Year for all ages.

Thursday: 6 p.m., Xbox open game play for ages 8-up.

Feb. 8: 11 a.m., Build Together.

Feb. 9: 10 a.m., chess for all ages and skill levels; 11 a.m., family story time; 1 p.m., read to a bunny.


Sustainability Matters will hold a grower-to-grower networking event from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sexi-Mexi Burrito Bar, 21 E. Boscawen St., Winchester.

Professional growers, serious homesteaders and those in grower-adjacent areas (farm market or restaurant owners, farm lenders, etc.) are welcome to share challenges, solutions, marketing thoughts and possibilities of working together to pool resources. Information:


The New Market Area Library will kick off its winter reading program with a pajama party from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Snow date is Feb. 12.


The Hamburg Ruritan Club will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church, 321 Headquarters Road, Edinburg.


Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will offer the following programs for adults:

General Education Development class: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.

English as a Second Language: 10 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.

What the Tech: 2-3:30 p.m., Tuesdays, bring phones, tablets, e-readers, etc.

Trivia Night: 7 p.m., Tuesdays at Vine and Leaf, 477 South St., Front Royal.

WIC Breastfeeding Mom’s Group: 1 p.m., Thursday.

Exploring Computers: 2 p.m., Thursdays, the focus will be on Microsoft PowerPoint.

Genealogy Nuts-Shake Your Family Tree: 6 p.m., Thursday and Feb. 21.

Winter photography workshop: 6 p.m., Thursday.

Information: 540-635-3153.

Trivia night

The Clarke County Library and Historical Association will host a trivia night from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville.

Caregiver support

The Shenandoah County Department of Social Services in Woodstock will hold a Caregiver Support Group meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Light refreshments served. Information: Suzanne Brooks at 540-459-5905.

Heating assistance

Applications are being accepted through March 15 for crisis assistance from the Virginia Department of Social Services’ Energy Assistance Program.

Crisis Assistance is designed to help households overcome energy emergencies that cannot be met by other resources. Families and individuals can apply by calling CommonHelp at 855-635-4370 or through local departments of social services: Clarke County, Angie Jones at 540-955-3958; Frederick County, Tamara Green at 540-665-5688; Page County, Patricia Koontz at 540-778-1053; Shenandoah County, Carla Taylor at 540-459-6226; Warren County, DeAnna Cheatham at 540-635-3430; Winchester, Amber Dopkowski at 540-662-3807.

An energy emergency is when a household has no heat or is in imminent danger of being without heat. Assistance may include payment of security deposit for primary heat utility, purchase of primary home heating fuel, payment of heat utility bill, repair of heating equipment, replacement of heating equipment and/or provision of supplemental heating equipment/maintenance.

To qualify for assistance, the maximum gross monthly income for a one-person household cannot exceed $1,316 or for a household of four, $2,720. Information: or

College news

The Citadel has announced the following cadets have been recognized for the fall term:

Bryant P. Schutz, of Edinburg, was named to the dean’s list.

Chase R. Ervin, of Berryville, was named to the president’s list.

Jordan Upshaw, a professional writing major from Clear Brook, was named to the dean’s list at Champlain College for the fall term.


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