A card shower is planned for Edward Wood, who will celebrate his 85th birthday Feb. 16. Cards can be sent to 536 E. Reservoir Road, Woodstock, Virginia 22664.

Addiction recovery

SMART Recovery, an international nonprofit administered by volunteers, holds meetings at noon on Mondays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Northwestern Community Services, 1014 Amherst St., Room 204, Winchester.

The program is based on science and education, no spirituality or religion is involved. Informal setting. Information:


Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation will offer the following activities for seniors 55 and older:

• Walk 15 fitness class: 10-11 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Feb. 19, six weeks, at the Historical Courthouse in Woodstock. Walking-based moves to fit all fitness levels. Cost is $65. Registration deadline is Tuesday.

• Beginner crochet class: 2-4 p.m., Thursdays starting Feb. 28, six weeks, at the County Government Center in Woodstock. The cost is $46 and includes some supplies. Registration deadline is Thursday.

Information, registration: call 540-459-6777.

Ruritan club

The Cedar Creek Valley Ruritan Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Gravel Springs Lutheran Church, 870 S. Pifer Road, Star Tannery. Information: 540-465-4159.


The SPCA of Winchester, Frederick and Clarke counties is seeking new members to support shelter pets. As part of Valentine’s Day, the first eight new members to join will receive a bottle of wine decorated with cat or dog items. Information: 540-662-8616, visit or 111 Featherbed Lane, Winchester.

Ham radio

The Amateur Ham Radio Operators Club meets at 8:30 a.m. each Thursday at Cook’s Exxon in Woodstock. Information: Malcolm at 540-436-8503.

Traveling exhibit

Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg is hosting the traveling exhibit “Strong Men and Women in Virginia History” through March 2.

The exhibit, on loan from the Library of Virginia, highlights the lives of seven African-American leaders from throughout the commonwealth. Information: 540-984-8200, email Archivist Zachary Hottel at or visit

Quilt Guild

The Apple Valley Needle Threaders Quilt Guild will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Clarke County Parks and Recreation Center, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville. Those attending are encouraged to bring vintage linens for show and tell. Information: Barb Corey 304-724-1430.


The Chalice Singers will perform during the 11 a.m. service Sunday at Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley in Stephens City.


Evangelist Jerry McGee, a former Hell’s Angel, will be the speaker for Restoration Revival services at 7 p.m. Friday through Feb. 17 at Love and Faithfullness Church in Front Royal. Information: David Clanagan at 540-247-1739.


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