Showers • A card shower is planned for Mickie and Bonnie Kline, who will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday. Cards may be sent to 831 Clary Road, Strasburg, Virginia 22657.

• A card shower is planned for Elizabeth “Nookie” Horan, who will celebrate her 84th birthday May 21. Cards may be sent to 391 Alsberry St., Strasburg, Virginia 22657.

• A card shower is planned for Shirley Spitler, who will celebrate her 81st birthday Sunday. Cards may be sent to 43 Lodge Hill Road, Mount Jackson, Virginia 22842.


The Woodstock Fire Department will host its first Pizza with a Firefighter event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday for residents to meet volunteer firefighters, tour the station, see equipment demonstrations and learn how to become a volunteer firefighter. Volunteers must be 16 or older.

Safety day

The Woodstock Police Department will host a community safety and wellness day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at W.W. Robinson Elementary School. Featured will be kid’s activities, prize raffles, food, police car show, bike rodeo, fire truck pull, petting zoo and more. Admission is free but donations will be accepted to benefit Special Olympics.


The First Baptist Church will hold a spaghetti dinner and silent auction Saturday at 116 Lakeview Drive, Woodstock.

Dinner will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Silent auction bids close at 7 p.m. Dinner is a free-will offering. Proceeds benefit the church’s Relay for Life Team. Information: George Brinkley at 540-335-2545 or 540-459-2507.


The Masterworks Chorus of the Shenandoah Valley will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Woodstock and 3 p.m. Sunday at Reformation Lutheran Church in New Market.

Tickets, which are $12 for adults and $8 for youth, will be sold at the door or are available online at


Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold the following activities:

• Master Gardener Stacy Morgan Smith will lead a new free gardening program for adults at 2 p.m. Saturday. “Native Plants: Attract Friendly Pollinators to Your Garden” will show how to grow a pollinator garden to attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Information: Tory Gallery at

• The library will accept gently used books, DVDs, CDs, video games and sheet music from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday for its summer book sale.

Information: 540-869-9000.


The Shenandoah County 4-H Exchange Club will sell chicken barbecue starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at Tractor Supply in Woodstock. Proceeds benefit the club’s trip to Missouri in June.

Yard sale

A community yard sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Round Hill Church of the Brethren in Toms Brook. Tables are available at no charge but donations accepted. Proceeds benefit the Shenandoah County Breakfast Program. Information: 540-481-0982.


A pancake breakfast fundraiser to benefit Sacred Heart Academy’s eighth grade class legacy fund will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Greene Turtle in Winchester.

Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, are $10. Tickets, information: Jane at 703-475-7760 or email

Shred day

F&M Bank in Edinburg will hold a free community shred day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday for people to safely dispose of sensitive personal documents.

Vietnam veterans

Shenandoah County chapter 936 of the Vietnam Veterans of America will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at Denny’s Restaurant in Mount Jackson. Representatives from the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia, will be on hand to provide an update on Veteran Affairs programs and benefits. It is recommended to arrive at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast. Information: 540-333-5805.


Youth for the Quality Care of Animals training will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Frederick County Fairgrounds in Clear Brook. Preregistration is required at Information:: 540-665-5699.


The Front Royal Church of the Brethren Relay for Life Team will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children and free for ages 4 and under.


Trinity United Church of Christ in Basye will host a spring concert from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Performing will be Leah Alt, Charles Barone, Chuck Davis, David Lewis, Kevin Minnick and Randy Whetzel. Light refreshments served. A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit the church maintenance fund.


Sustainability Matters will host a pizza garden method workshop along with gardening techniques from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Swover Creek Farms Brewery in Edinburg. The cost is $15 or $10 for SM members. Pizza and beverages will be available to purchase after the workshop. Registration required at


The Strasburg American Legion Post will host an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday during Mayfest.

Pots auctioned

The Strasburg Museum will hold its annual Mayfest commemorative pot auction at 9 a.m. Saturday.

The Shenandoah Potters Guild has created a six-inch Solomon Bell vase, unlike any pot offered in the past. Pots numbered 1 and 100 will be auctioned. The remaining 98 pots will be available for $25 each.

ROTC awards

Local Randolph-Macon Academy cadets were recognized for outstanding achievement within the Academy’s Air Force Junior ROTC Unit VA-091. They are:

• Cadet Maj. Zachary Lusson, a senior, was awarded the American Legion General Military Excellence Award. He is the son of Matthew and Tiffani Lusson, of Front Royal.

• Cadet Lt. Col. Nathan C. Stewart, a senior, was awarded the Reserve Officers Association Award, which is presented to a senior who places in the top 10 percent of the AFJROTC program. He is the son of Christopher W. and L. Janelle Stewart, of Edinburg.

• Cadet Senior Airman Quinlin Bruhn, a sophomore, was awarded the National Sojourners Award. She placed academically in the top 25 percent of the school. She is the daughter of Dr. Erich and Kristin Bruhn, of Winchester.

• Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Jonathan Bunker, a junior, was awarded the Sons of the American Revolution Bronze Good Citizenship Award. He is the son of the Rev. Jonathan Bunker and Dr. Susan Gawalt, of Berryville.

• Cadet Master Sgt. Katy Babineau, a junior, was awarded the Military Order of the Purple Heart. She is the daughter of Joe and Helen Babineau, of Front Royal.


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