Food drive

The Stephens City Lions Club will hold a nonperishable food drive to benefit the Stephens City United Methodist Church food pantry from 1-9 p.m. Tuesday in the church fellowship hall.

Sustainability Matters

Sustainability Matters will hold a volunteer orientation from 6-6:45 p.m. Tuesday at the state Arboretum at Blandy Farm in Boyce.

A workshop on alternative groundcovers will follow from 7-8:30 p.m. The cost is $10 or $5 for SM members. Registration required by emailing


Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host a genealogy workshop from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Information: 540-635-3153.


The Apple Valley Needle Threaders Quilt Guild will meet from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Clarke County Parks and Recreation Center in Berryville.

This month’s presenter is Jane Frenke, from Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, who has a passion for fabric dyeing.


Congressman Ben Kline will hold an open-door meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Town of Mount Jackson’s council chambers.

Black Bears

David Kocka, a district wildlife biologist with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, will present a program on black bears and their natural history and management at 6 p.m. Thursday at Samuels Public Library in Front Royal. Information: 540-635-3153.

Film festival

The Basye/Orkney Springs Public Library will host a free foreign film festival each Thursday this month at 1382 Resort Drive, Basye.

A 1971 dark satire Oscar winner on official corruption from Italy will be shown at 3 p.m. Thursday. The film will be shown in its original language with English subtitles.

College news

Samantha E. Jaccard, of Maurertown, was named to the dean’s list for the fall term at Converse College. She is a freshman studying biology.


March 15 is the deadline to submit applications for a scholarship being awarded by the Hamburg Ruritan Club for upcoming graduates in Shenandoah County schools. Applications are available in the guidance department at all county schools.


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