Laser tag

Clarke County Parks and Recreation will host laser tag for all ages from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Chet Hobert Park in Berryville. The cost is $10 per person, which includes all equipment. Information: 540-955-5140.


Round Hill Ruritan Club will hold an indoor community yard sale, weather permitting, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 164 Poorhouse Road, Winchester.

Breakfast and lunch will be available from the Ladies of the Rescue Mission. Tables/spaces are $10 each. Information, space reservations: Cyndi at 540-333-2851.


Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host the adult craft workshop Bottle & Cork Crafts from 2-4 p.m. Saturday.

Learn how to create cool things with leftover corks and wine bottles. Registration required. Information: 540-635-3153 or

Seed swap

The state Arboretum at Blandy Farm in Boyce will host its annual seed swap and information exchange from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Those attending are encouraged to bring seeds, plants, roots and cuttings plus books and magazines to swap. Vendors will be on hand with live herbs. No invasive species of plants permitted. Door prizes, refreshments. Free admission.


The monthly United Way Rubbermaid product sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Belk parking lot at Apple Blossom Mall. The sale benefits the Reading Roadshow–Gus Bus. Information: 540-536-1610 or


Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold the children’s program Science Scouts at 4:30 p.m. Saturday for ages 6-11. The program will be about molecules. Information: 540-635-3153.


Jan. 31 is the deadline to enter the American Cancer Society’s annual soup per bowl contest from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at Victory Church in Winchester.

The fee is $20 per entry with two entries per person/team allowed. Tasting tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door, which includes five soup tastings, salad, bread and drinks. An extra fee will be charged for additional soup tastings.

Information: Aimee Nuwer at 540-451-0211 or email

Sorority news

During the last five months, the Eta Chi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority in Shenandoah County has supported several groups including Small Hands, the Bridge program at Triplett Tech and a dinner for staff at the Shenandoah County Free Clinic in Woodstock.

On Nov. 10, the group sponsored its annual flag exchange at Lowe’s in Woodstock. The exchange was held in cooperation with Sons of American Legion Squad 199 of Woodstock, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2447 and its Auxiliary and Boy Scout Troop 575.


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