Card showers

• A card shower is planned for Shirley Spitler, who will celebrate her 83rd birthday on Wednesday. Cards may be sent to 43 Lodge Hall Road, Mount Jackson, Virginia 22842.

• A card shower is planned for Elizabeth “Nookie” Horan, who will celebrate her 86th birthday on Friday. Cards may be sent to 391 Alsberry St., Strasburg, Virginia 22657.

Outdoor series

Lisa Klepp will lead the next virtual outdoors series on climbing sponsored by Handley Regional Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Klepp has traveled to the former Soviet Union, Great Britain, Africa, Pacific Northwest and took images on her way to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Registration required at

Beepin’ bingo

Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation will host beepin’ bingo starting at 7 p.m. on Friday at the County Government Center in Woodstock. Early bird games start 6:30 p.m.

The cost is $50 per book with 10 sheets and 4 bingo cards on each sheet. Registration required by calling 540-459-6777.

Belle Grove

Belle Grove Plantation, south of Middletown, is seeking volunteers to join its team.

People interested in history or would like to learn new skills in gardening or home maintenance are encouraged to apply. There are a variety of positions geared to all interest levels and training is provided. Information: 540-869-2028, email or visit

National Forests

Although the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest offices are not allowing visitors, staff is available to answer questions, either by phone or email.

The public can still purchase firewood permits, which allows the holder to gather up to six cords of down and dead wood as long as it’s for personal use. Permits are $20 and are good for one year.

Visitor passes are also still available. Annual, three day or daily permits to ride the Taskers Gap and Peters Mill OHV Trail Complex are available from local vendors. Information:

The America the Beautiful Interagency passes, which provide access to more than 2,000 recreation areas managed by five federal agencies across the nation, costs between $10 to $80. Passes may be purchased online at

Further information is available by calling the Lee Ranger District Office at 540-984-4101 or visit or


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