SMART Recovery, an international nonprofit administered by volunteers, will meet at noon today and 7 p.m. Wednesday at Northwestern Community Services, 1014 Amherst St., Room 204, Winchester.

The program is based on science and education, no spirituality or religion involved. Informal setting. The group meets weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays. Information:

Little Noon Music

Handley Regional Library will host A Little Noon Music program from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Friday featuring bluegrass group Bud's Collective from West Virginia.


Handley Regional Library, in partnership with the Winchester Little Theatre, has announced its WLT Stagedoor New Scripts Festival will be held Friday through Sunday with five new plays in full-cast readings at the library.

Each reading will be followed by a moderated discussion with the playwright, director and actors. Reading dates, times, titles and authors are:

• Friday: 8 p.m., “This Is What?” by Griff Thomas.

• Saturday: 2 p.m., “Alterations” by D.C. Gallant; 4 p.m., “Something Glorious” by Barbara Barrett Billings; 8 p.m., “Out in the Street” by Graham Knight.

• Sunday: 2 p.m., “Saints & Martyrs” by Betsy Arnett; 5 p.m., reception.

Full festival tickets are $20 and feature a reception. Friday-Sunday readings are $10 per ticket and Saturday afternoon readings are free. Tickets:


Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal will hold a college readiness workshop at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Boggs Chapel.

Attendance is free. Information: College Counselor CMSgt Mary Gamache at 540-636-5491 or email

College news

Joshua Langley, of Winchester, was named to the dean’s list at the University of Alabama for the fall term.

Kelsie Utz, of Winchester, was named to the dean’s list at Cedarville University for the fall term. She is majoring in social work.

Brady P. Baker graduated with highest honors earning a degree in statistics on Dec. 19 from North Carolina State University. The son of Philip and April Baker, of Edinburg, he is now employed by the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio, Texas.


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