A card shower is planned for Shirley Richard Sarnowski, who will celebrate her 80th birthday Sunday. Cards may be sent to 5323 N. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, Virginia 22203.


Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg will offer the following programs:

• Teen Makerspace button-making workshop: 3 p.m., Thursday, all supplies provided.

• Phone/tablet tech help: 1:30-4:30 p.m., Fridays.

Information: 540-984-8200.


The Showman family will hold a reunion 1 p.m. Sunday at the Hudson Crossroads Community Center. Paper products furnished.


The NAMI Family and Friends Support Group, for family, friends and caregivers of adults with various types of mental illness, will meet from 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday at 411 N. Cameron, Winchester. Information: 540-533-1832 or email


Clarke County Library will partner with Barns of Rose Hill to host Community Conversation from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.

The topic for June is on race and racism titled “Walk a Mile in My Shoes.” Each conversation will be led by a facilitator. Light refreshments available. Information: 540-955-2004, noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.


Susan Shick will talk about empowerment and raising community awareness at the meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Old Town at noon Monday at the Godfrey Miller Home. Information: Seth at 703-999-4057.

Laurel Center

The Laurel Center will hold the following programs:

• Finding Your Inner You (ages 14-17): 1-2:30 p.m., Mondays for teens who are experiencing or has experienced domestic violence/abuse. Drop-in meeting, however, call Amy before attending first time at 540-667-6160.

• Women’s Wellness Forum: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., June 15 at New Hope Bible Church, Front Royal. Seating limited. Registration deadline Friday. Registration: Kelliann at 540-631-1554 or email

• Power of the Purse auction: 5:30-8:30 p.m., June 21 at Valerie Hill Winery, 1687 Marlboro Road, Stephens City. Tickets: $55 or $275 for a table of six. Tickets: Cindy at 540-667-6160 or

Shoe drive

Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue in Stephens City is hosting a shoe drive this month of gently used or new shoes.

All types of shoes needed: adult/children, sneakers, boots, slippers, cleats, flip flops, sandals, etc. To arrange a pick-up or for further information, call Linda at 540-533-4579 or visit


The Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation will host its annual Kids’ Civil War day camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 15 at Cedar Creek Battlefield, 8437 Valley Pike, Middletown.

The camp is open to ages 8-14. Activities include interactive drill and demonstrations given by Civil War re-enactors; infantry, cavalry, artillery, and signal corps demonstrations and learn the rudiments of camp life in the 19th century.

The registration fee is $25 through Saturday or $30 after. Information, registration: 540-869-2064 or visit

Art camp

VECCA and the Town of Strasburg will host a children’s summer art camp from 10 a.m. to noon June 24-28 at the Market Pavilion at Strasburg Square for rising second- through fourth-graders.

The cost is $50 each or $40 for multiple children within the same household.

Registration forms are available at Town Hall or visit Information: Donna Patton at 540-459-4226 or email

School news

Fifty-four Randolph-Macon Academy students achieved exceptional scores on the National Foreign Language exams (Spanish, German and French). Local students earning top honors include:

• Zachary Lusson, a senior, earned a silver on the Level 2 German exam. He is the son of Matthew and Tiffani Lusson, of Front Royal.

• Jacob Gehly, a junior, earned a silver on the Level 3 German exam. He is the son of Art and Mary Gehly, of Front Royal.

• Rosalie Brower, a junior, earned a bronze on the Level 2 German exam. She is the daughter of Robert Brower and Teresa Chillemi, of Front Royal.

• Sophia Poe, a junior, earned an honorable mention on the Level 2 German exam. She is the daughter of Mark and Yuliya Poe, of Front Royal.

• Josiah Herring, a junior, earned an honorable mention on the Level 4 German exam. He is the son of Dave and Marie Herring, of Linden.

• Kisyl Marie Housden, a sophomore, earned a silver on the Level 2 Spanish exam. She is the daughter of Bobby and Kisyl Housden, of Front Royal.

• Maggie Tewell, a freshman, earned an honorable mention on the Level 2 Spanish exam. She is the daughter of Tim and Katie Tewell, of Front Royal.

College news

• Brady Holsinger was named to the dean’s list at Shenandoah University for the spring semester. He is the son of Shane and Lisa Holsinger, of Clyde, Texas, and grandson of Gary Holsinger, of Strasburg, and the late Linda Ritenour Holsinger.

The following students graduated May 11 from the University of Mississippi:

• Strasburg: Laura Taylor, bachelor of arts.

• Winchester: Joshua Dolsen, bachelor of arts; Rebecca Miller, bachelor of science; Katherine Smith, bachelor of science in criminal justice.

The following students graduated May 19 from Mary Baldwin University:

• Bentonville: Maria Hibl, bachelor of arts.

• Broadway: Samantha Nichole Harlow, bachelor of arts; Tara L. Long, bachelor of arts.

• Maurertown: Jeffrey Lee Wilt, master’s in education.

• Woodstock: Monique Renee’ McGough, bachelor of arts.

• Cedric Garman, of Winchester, earned a master’s degree in management during the spring semester from Troy University.


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