• The Edinburg VFW will host a St. Patrick’s Day dinner from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Karaoke follows from 8 p.m. to midnight. Information: 540-984-4355.

• The Edinburg Fire Company will hold a chicken dinner starting at 11 a.m. Sunday. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

• St. Mary’s Pine Lutheran Church in Mount Jackson will hold a St. Patrick’s Day dinner from 3-6 p.m. Sunday featuring a traditional Irish menu. The cost is $15 for adults, $7 for ages 5-12 and free for kids 5 and under. Reservations required. Buffet or take-out. Proceeds benefit Community Compassion. Reservations, information: 410-310-0874 (call or text), 540-856-3041 (leave message) or email stmaryspine@gmail.com.

• Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church in Strasburg will hold a St. Patrick’s Day meal at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.


Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will offer the following programs Saturday:

• Irish step dancing performance: 11 a.m., featuring dancers from Jig’N’Jive Dance Studio.

• Dungeons & Dragons (Group A): 2 p.m., for ages 13 and older.


The Schultz Theatre at J. Frank Hillyard Middle School in Broadway will hold auditions for its May performances of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at 10 a.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Twenty roles are available for ages from upper elementary through adult. Audition forms, which should be brought, can be found at www.schultztheatre.com and clicking on the auditions tab. Information: 540-896-9600.

Art talk

The New Market Library, in collaboration with Jon Henry General Store, will host another Art Talk at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the library. Guest artists will be Dymph De Wild and Danielle Heckman.

College news

Piper Mettenburg, of Berryville, and John Swartz, of Bluemont, have been named to the dean’s list at Gettysburg College for the fall term.


Samuels Public Library in Front Royal has been named one of the top-performing libraries during Mark Cuban’s Winter Reading Challenge, hosted by Beanstack.

Cuban, a billionaire investor and Shark Tank personality, sponsored the second annual Beanstack Winter Reading Challenge in support of public libraries and school systems throughout the United States. This year, he challenged over 250 schools and libraries, more than double that of the inaugural Winter Reading Challenge, to meet a collective goal of reading at least five million minutes and 75,000 books during January. The goal was met, and $35,000 will be divided among the top-performing libraries and schools.

This year the library had its most successful Winter Reading Club ever, with over 600 children and teens reading over 26,000 books. Information: 540-635-3153 or www.samuelslibrary.net.


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