• A card shower is planned for Alice L. Compton, who will celebrate her 70th birthday Wednesday. Cards can be sent to 2428 1st St., Middletown, Virginia 22645.

• A card shower is planned for Charles Barrick, who will celebrate his 80th birthday Thursday. Cards can be sent to 166 Tumbling Run Lane, Strasburg, Virginia 22657.

• A card shower is planned for Gladys Rhinehart, who will celebrate her 94th birthday Saturday. Cards can be sent to 205 Piccadilly St., Edinburg, Virginia 22824.


Warren County Parks and Recreation will offer the following programs:

• Mahjong Players Club: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tuesdays at Health and Human Services Complex. Bring own league card. Cost: $8 per month prepay or $3 per day drop-in. Information: 540-252-4252.

• Drawing-Sketching Techniques and Convincing 3-D Shading (ages 14-older): 5:15-6:45 p.m., starts Friday, nine weeks. Cost: $210. Registration deadline is Wednesday. Information: 540-635-1021.

• Justifiable Use of Force class (ages 10-older): 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday at the community center. Cost is $35. Registration deadline is Thursday. Information, registration: Rex King at

• Volleyball camp (grades 6-8): 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. Cost: $25. Information: Luke Heeter at 540-635-2194 or email



• Riverton United Methodist Church will host a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Good-will offering accepted.

• Reliance United Methodist Church will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The cost is $5 for adults, $2 for children ages 6-12 and free for kids under 5.


Melissa Heltzel, a certified massage therapist, will talk about techniques to relieve post-holiday stress at 3 p.m. Saturday at the New Market Area Library.

Author series

Handley Library and the Virginia Center for Literary Arts will host an author series. The first program will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday featuring Egyptian novelist and journalist Ahmed Maji, who will read from his novel “Using Life” and talk about his ordeal of being imprisoned for violating “public modesty.”


The Narrow Passage chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church Parish Hall in Woodstock. Susan Utley will present a program on the chapter’s new website. Information: 540-856-3426.


The Fort Valley Fire Department will host bingo at 6 p.m. Saturday. Food will be sold starting at 5:30 p.m. Information:


Samuels Public Library will host the following children’s programs:

• Discuss This (ages 12-up): 11 a.m., Saturday.

• Science Tellers: 2 p.m., Saturday, featuring a Wild West show.

• Science Scouts (ages 6-11): 4:30 p.m., Jan. 15. Investigate throwing snowballs using catapults.

Information: 540-635-3153.

Master Gardener class

The Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association will host a three-month intern master gardener class from 6 to 9 p.m. starting Feb. 19 at the Warren County Community Center.

A required registration night will be held at 5 p.m. Jan. 17 at Samuel’s Public Library. Tuition is $225. Information: or email

Mindful morning

Shenandoah University in Winchester will hold its second Mindful Morning event from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the James R. Wilkins Jr. Athletics & Events Center.

The schedule includes yoga with Christa Joyce of Jala Yoga, pilates with Michelle Dowell of Pilates Connection, and mindfulness with Jill Donnelli-Hu of Dharma Studio. There will be free giveaways and free massages. Those attending should dress in comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat or towel and a bottle of water.

The cost is $5 or free for Shenandoah students, faculty and staff. Information: Janet Gonzalez at 540-665-4505 or email or register at

College news

Ashley Wilson, of Berryville, has been named to the dean’s list at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania for the fall semester.

College news

The following students at Eastern Mennonite University have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester:

Broadway: Isaac Alderfer, Christian Delawder, Caroline Gehman, Sylvia Mast, Christopher Runion and Leah Wenger.

Edinburg: Anna Smith.

Linden: Heather Ralls.

Mount Jackson: Nikki Mumaw.

New Market: Kelli Brady and Rachel Lute.

Quicksburg: Jaclyn Henry and Gwen Mallow.

Strasburg: Tiffany Heishman.

Winchester: Hanna Fitzgerald.


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