Card shower

A card shower is planned for Dorothy Ritenour, who will celebrate her birthday on Tuesday. Cards may be sent to 140 Donna Drive, Woodstock, Virginia 22664.

Belle Grove

Matthew Greer, the archaeologist investigating the Belle Grove Plantation enslaved quarter site, will present a virtual program “Putting Together the Pieces: How Small Ceramic Fragments Reveal Much about the Life of the Enslaved” from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday. He will talk about the more than 53,000 artifacts his team has uncovered. Attendance is free. Registration:


Samuel’s Library in Front Royal will host the following virtual programs for adults:

• Front Royal Writers Group: 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

• Bad Romance: 6 p.m. Friday, discussing favorite romance books, movies, music, etc. Led by Sydney Woods,  who will give free access to her Valentine’s novella “The Candyman Can.” Register online.

• Books and Beyond Discussion: 10 a.m. Feb. 17. This month’s book is “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett. Register online.

Information: 540-635-3153. Registration:


Edinburg VFW Post 2447 is accepting applications for its 2021 scholarships for high school seniors in Shenandoah County. The scholarship is also open to students at Triplett Tech, in private schools and home-schoolers. Applications may be obtained by emailing or texting 540-630-1818.


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