Card showers

A card shower is planned for Ruby Rinker, who will celebrate her 93rd birthday on Sunday. Cards may be sent to 9801 Woodbine Lane Way, New Market, Va. 22844.
A card shower is planned for Maddie MacNeil,  who will celebrate her birthday on Friday. Cards may be sent to 1732 Castleman Road, Berryville, Va. 22611.
Muhlenberg commemoration

Citizens will gather in Woodstock at noon Saturday at the Historic Courthouse to honor Peter Muhlenberg and the immortal sermon he delivered in Emmanuel Church on Jan. 21, 1776. The ceremony will be on the spot where 300 local residents assembled to march to war for American independence.

The Rev. Larry W. Johnson will moderate the program accompanied by persons from local churches, the Col. James Wood II Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Narrow Passage Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Shenandoah Christian Alliance. The public is invited to attend at no charge.

For information, contact the Rev. Larry Johnson, 540-454-4129. Johnson is known for his presentations on Revolutionary War History. His web site is:

MLK breakfast

A prayer breakfast marking Martin Luther King day is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday at Esbie Baptist Church, 611 Ash St., Strasburg. All are welcome.

Project Connect

The United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley will host a one-day, one-stop event where people experiencing homelessness or financial instability can access multiple services and the resources they need, all under one roof.

More than 50 local agencies will be lending a helping hand to those in need from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Winchester Moose Lodge, 215 E. Cork St. Participants will be able to access free medical screenings, job assistance, veterans' services, housing information and even a haircut in addition to many other services on-site. Attendees will also be provided with a hot lunch.

Volunteers will be matched one-on-one with an adult or family experiencing or at-risk of homelessness and guide them to the services they need the most.

For more information on attending, volunteering, sponsoring or providing a service at Project Connect, visit


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