Grace United Methodist Church in Middletown will hold a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper from 5-7 p.m. today. A free-will offering will be accepted.

An Ash Wednesday service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.


The Winchester chapter of Trout Unlimited will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Red Cross office, 561 Fortress Drive, Winchester.

Guest speakers will be Bruce Johnson, Stan Ikonen and Drew Patterson who will discuss fishing Alaska. The group will gather for dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Donato’s Touch of Italy Restaurant.

Information: Bill Prokopchak at 540-722-2620 or


The New Market Community Center will hold open-gym basketball for ages 13-18 from 2-5 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $3 per player.


A Caribbean meal and silent auction to benefit the Berryville Baptist Church youth mission trip to Puerto Rico in June will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at Enders Fire Hall in Berryville. Free-will offering.


Grace United Methodist Church in Middletown will hold a spring craft bazaar to benefit the youth group from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Homemade soup sold. Snow date is March 16.

Movie night

Corhaven Graveyard will host a free pizza and movie night from 5:30- 8:30 p.m. Saturday at 2883 Quicksburg Road, Quicksburg. The movie being shown is "I Am Not Your Negro." Information: Sarah Kohrs at 434-922-2029 or email


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.


Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host Dungeons & Dragons (Group B) at 2 p.m. Saturday for ages 13 and older. Information: 540-635-3153.


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


The Riverton United Methodist Church Men will host a pancake breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall (back of church). A good-will offering will be accepted.


John Adamson will present the program “Shenandoah County Longrifles, 1790-1850—Art and Function” at the meeting of the Narrow Passage chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church Parish Hall in Woodstock. Information: 540-856-3426.


Samuels Library in Front Royal will hold a craft workshop, "Got the Blues," at 2 p.m. Saturday for adults. Participants will create cool things with worn-out jeans. Registration required by calling 540-635-3153.


The Northern Shenandoah Valley affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will sponsor an education program for families of people diagnosed with serious mental illness.

The 12-class session will start from 9:30 a.m. to noon March 16 in Conference Room 1 of the System Support building on the Winchester Medical Center campus, 220 Campus Blvd.

The course will cover information about schizophrenia, the mood disorders (bipolar and major depression), panic disorder, obsessive compulsive, borderline personality, post-traumatic stress, coping skills such as handling crisis and relapse, basic information about medications, listening and communication techniques, problem-solving skills, recovery and rehabilitation and self-care around worry and stress.

The course is designed specifically for parents, siblings, spouses, teen-age and adult sons and daughters, partners and significant others who are caregivers.

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required by calling Connie at 540-533-1832 or email


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