A card shower is being planned for Harriett “Queen of Cards and Notes” Hiner, who will celebrate her birthday June 29. Cards may be sent to 1908 Pleasant View Road, Mount Jackson, Virginia 22842.


Magician Brian Bence will perform at 10 a.m. Thursday at the New Market Area Library for children through the fifth grade.


Ev Zimmer with Trout Unlimited will teach children the art of tying fly fish lures and offer insider tips on the best places to fish in Warren County at 6 p.m. Thursday at Samuels Library in Front Royal. Information: 540-635-3153.


The Virginia Cooperative Extension Service will hold an electric fencing clinic from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Holsinger Homeplace Farms in Broadway.

Topics include energizer selection, installing and testing a proper ground, troubleshooting, fence layout and paddock design.

The cost is $10 per person and includes dinner. Registration is requested by Wednesday by calling Matt Booher with the Augusta County Extension office at 540-245-5750 or email


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

• Monday: 10:30 a.m., Kid Pan Alley concert.

• Wednesday: 6-8 p.m., family game night.

Information: 540-955-5144.


Handley Library in Winchester will hold the following activities:

• Monday: 2 p.m., Peter McCory One Man Band will perform; 2 p.m., Kid Pan Alley concert; 4 p.m., MakerSpace for ages 6-11; 4:30 p.m., Teen Advisory Board meeting for ages 12 and up; 5 p.m., Rockin’ the Library event.

• 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.

• June 29: 10:30 a.m., story-telling camp for ages 8-12, registration required; 10:30 a.m., family story time.

Information: 540-662-9041.


Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold the following activities:

• Monday: 6 p.m., Manga Art Club for ages 12 and older; 6 p.m., song-writing with Kid Pan Alley, Anime and Pocky for ages 12 and up.

• Tuesday: 11 a.m., Kid Pan Alley assembly; 11 a.m., Camp WriMo for ages 12 and up.

• Friday: 11 a.m., Build Together.

• June 29: 10 a.m., Chess Club for all ages and skill levels; 11 a.m. family story time for ages up to 11.

Information: 540-869-9000.

Book sale/eCycling

Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold its summer used book sale Thursday through Saturday. Prices range from 50 cents to $2. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and June 29.

Computers and household electronics will be accepted for the library’s eCycling event 9 a.m. to noon June 29. TV’s cannot be accepted.

Information: 540-869-9000.

Outdoor movie

“Lego Movie 2” will be shown at the Outdoor Movie Series at 8:45 p.m. Thursday at Taylor Pavilion on the Old Town Mall, Winchester. Information: 540-662-4946.

Bland contest

A Shenandoah Valley soprano won the state vocal division of the James A. Bland Music Memorial Scholarship contest.

Azariah Boyd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boyd and a senior at Millbrook High School, won with her rendition of “A Serpina Penserate” by Giovanni Pergolesi. She was sponsored by the Winchester Lions Club.

College news

Brittany Huse of Winchester earned a master’s degree in teaching last month from James Madison University.

College news

The following students earned bachelor’s degrees in May from James Madison University:

• Broadway: Andrew Keller, sociology; Charlea Olmstead, health sciences; Mitchell Terry, kinesiology.

• Edinburg: Morgan Hitt, hospitality management; Kaitlin Litten, justice studies.

• Maurertown: Nicholas Coffman, finance.

• Mount Jackson: Morgan Breitbeil, communication sciences and disorders; Whitney Jenkins, social work; Emily Jordan, business management; Kaylin Miller, social work; Colleen Shamburg, graphic design.

• New Market: Desirae Blank, studio art; Benjamin Rosenberger, marketing; Gail Turnbull, individualized study.

• Quicksburg: Jason Albert, sports and recreation management; Phillip Mallow, management.

• Strasburg: William Bloxom, interdisciplinary liberal studies; Richard Carey, communication; Timothy Klein, political science; Jay Lawler, math; Sophia Stone, health sciences.

• Timberville: Jennifer Deviers, nurse practitioner; Emily Veramessa, music.

• Woodstock: Ana Carreno, interdisciplinary liberal studies; Allison Eye, social work; Elsa Garcia, health sciences; Eric Keener, math; Lyndsi Mauck, social work; Gregory Schmidt, engineering.


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