Women's networking

Michelle Smeltzer will discuss the Thermal Shelter of Front Royal at the meeting of Women in Networking at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 22 at the Women's Resource Center, 213 E. Main St., Front Royal. Information: 540-636-7007 or visit www.frwrc.org.

Boy Scouts

Todd Huston, an inspirational author and climber, will be the featured speaker at the Shenandoah Area Council of Boy Scouts of America Friends of Scouting dinner at 6 p.m. Jan. 23 at the George Washington Hotel in Winchester.

Huston, who lost a leg in a boat propeller accident when he was 14, has set a world record by climbing the highest elevations in all 50 states in only 66 days.

The Shenandoah Council includes the Northern Shenandoah Valley of Frederick, Clarke, Shenandoah, Warren, Rappahannock and Page counties. Information: Mark Pennington at 540-662-2551 or email Mark.Pennington@scouting.org.

Art contest

Local children and teens who like art and wildflowers will have a chance to combine both in Shenandoah National Park's annual "Youth Art in the Park" wildflower art contest.

The contest, held in conjunction with the park’s annual Wildflower Weekend May 9-10, is open to students in grade levels K-12 in Albemarle, Augusta, Greene, Madison, Page, Rappahannock, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Warren counties. Students attending public, private and city schools, as well as home-schooled children living in these counties, may enter. Works may be submitted from home or through participating schools. The deadline for entries is April 10.

The contest overview, rules and the downloadable entry form are posted on the park website: https://www.nps.gov/shen/wildflower-weekend-youth-art-contest.htmhttps://www.nps.gov/shen/wildflower-weekend-youth-art-contest.htm

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