Shower

A card shower is planned for Geraldine Curtis, who will celebrate her 80th birthday Tuesday. Cards may be sent to 505 W. 13th St., Front Royal, Virginia 22630.

Barbecue

Edinburg VFW Post 2447 will sell barbecued chicken from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. The cost is $4 per half. Pre-orders: 540-984-4355.

Library

Handley Library in Winchester will hold the following activities:

• Monday: 2 p.m., Tampa Taiko Drums interactive program on the music of Japan as well as drum making, for all ages; 4:30 p.m., Teen Advisory Board meeting for ages 12 and up.

• Wednesday: 2 p.m., STEAMWorks for ages 6-11, registration required.

• Thursday: 6 p.m., BreakerSpace for ages 6-11.

• Friday: 2 p.m., Crafternoons for ages 6-11, registration required.

• July 27: 10:30 a.m., family storytime; 3 p.m., Paws for Reading with certified therapy dogs for ages to 11.

Information: 540-662-9041.

Library

Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold the following activities:

• Monday: 6 p.m., Anime and Pocky for ages 12 and up.

• Tuesday: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Tampa Taiko Japanese Drums, interactive program on the music of Japan and drum making using discarded barrels, for all ages.

• Wednesday: 6 p.m., Teen Music Jam for ages 12 and up, registration and name of instrument required.

• Thursday: 2 p.m., Journey to Africa: Sharing Family Experiences and workshop by Kofi Denis on ways to adapt songs, rituals and activities from other cultures to everyday family routines.

• Friday: 5:30 p.m., teen game night for ages 12 and up.

• July 27: 9 a.m.-noon, used book drop-off; 11 a.m., family storytime for ages to 11; 1 p.m., family film “Bug’s Life” shown, picnics encouraged.

Information: 540-869-9000.

Library

The Clarke County Library in Berryville will hold the following activities:

• Monday: 10:30 a.m., Tampa Taiko Japanese Drums, interactive program on the music of Japan and drum making using discarded barrels, for all ages.

• Wednesday: 6 p.m., family game night.

• Thursday: 3:45 p.m., Lego Club for ages to 11 years.

Information: 540-955-5144.

eBook workshops

Handley Library in Winchester and Bowman Library in Stephens City will offer eBook workshops for adults to learn how to browse the library’s eBook and audio collections, borrow digital materials and read from their Kindle Fire or Kindle eReader. Classes will be held on the following schedule:

• Handley Library: 5:30 p.m., Tuesday.

• Bowman Library: 11 a.m., Thursday.

Registration required at www.handleyregional.org/adults.

Gardeners

The Mount Jackson Garden Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Club member Pat DiSanto will talk about herbs. Information: Kitty Bolinger at 540-856-2272.

Battlefield

The Kernstown Battlefield will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to commemorate the anniversary of the Second Battle of Kernstown. Information: www.kernstownbattle.org.

4-H camp

The Shenandoah County 4-H Cloverbud day camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the County Government Center in Woodstock. Information: 540-459-6140.

Workshop

As part of the Adult Summer Reading Program, Samuels Library in Front Royal will host “Playing with Clay: Ornaments for Your Garden” workshop at 6 p.m. Thursday. Registration required. Information: 540-635-3153.

Historical Society

The New Market Historical Society will hold its annual “pot-luck” picnic and meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Luray Valley Museum at Luray Caverns.

The picnic will be followed by a visit to the Luray Valley Museum in the Stonyman building that houses historic items from pre-contact native peoples to life in the 1920s, and the 7-acre re-creation of a small 19th century farming community including the Hamburg Regular School, the Elk Run Dunkard Church, and more.

Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Paper plates, napkins, cups, plasticware, sweet iced tea and bottled water will be provided.

Library

Willough Sloan will bring stories to life through drama at 10 a.m. Thursday as part of the New Market Library’s summer reading programs for ages birth to fifth grade.

Money Smart

Handley Library in Winchester will host a Money Smart seminar from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday for both adults and kids.

Topics for kids include needs vs. wants, virtual grocery shopping, interactive games and stories about money. Topics for adults include how to increase income, manage expenses, create a spending and saving plan, and what to do when money is short.

Included will be a free dinner and giveaways. The seminar is sponsored by United Way, Valley Assistance Network and United Bank. Register by calling 540-773-3178 or online at www.handleyregional.org/events.

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