The Cedar Creek Valley Ruritan Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Gravel Springs Lutheran Church, 870 S. Pifer Road, Star Tannery. Information: 540-465-4159.

Addiction recovery

SMART Recovery, an international nonprofit administered by volunteers, holds meetings at noon on Mondays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Northwestern Community Services, 1014 Amherst St., Room 204, Winchester. The program is based on science and education, no spirituality or religion is involved. Informal setting. Information:


The James Madison University Symphony Orchestra will give a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at Strasburg High School. The high school’s string ensemble will open the concert and orchestra students from Central and Stonewall Jackson high schools will also perform.

Ham radio

The Amateur Ham Radio Operators Club meets at 8:30 a.m. each Thursday at Cook’s Exxon in Woodstock. Information: Malcolm at 540-436-8503.


Penni Domikis, of Cabin in the Woods, will present the program at the meeting of the Apple Valley Needle Threaders at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Berryville VFW Post 9760, 425 S. Buckmarsh St. Information:

SHS reunion

A reunion of Strasburg High School classes from 1975-1990 will be held at 8 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Strasburg Rec Center, 35 Brandy Court. The cost is $15 per person.

Cash party

The Generals Touchdown Club will host a cash party fundraiser Nov. 16 at the New Market Fire Department. Doors open at 6 p.m., a buffet dinner will begin at 7 p.m. and the drawing begins at 8 p.m. The grand prize is $1,000. Tickets are $30 each with only 200 being sold. Tickets, information: 540-325-2302 or 540-335-4089.


Orkney Springs Fire & Rescue has tables for rent for its Christmas bazaar and craft and yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Rescue Squad building. Tables are $10 each. Reservations, information: 540-856-2897.

Retired Teachers

Greg Evans, from Green Valley Auctions, gave a talk on decluttering, downsizing, moving and more to the District G Virginia Retired Teachers Association at its meeting on Oct. 23 at Traditions Restaurant in Harrisonburg.

Library presentation

Donnie Wilson, an original member of the 1950s Stanley Sandlot Baseball Team, was joined by other members of the team in presenting a program on Oct. 26 at the New Market Area Library.

One of the players kept meticulous records of batting averages and scores in the rivalry between the Piney Wood Tigers and Shady Grove Dodgers. In 2016, the team was invited to submit their records to the National Baseball Hall of Fame archives in Cooperstown, New York. The Stanley Boys were recently chronicled in a PBS documentary, which they showed to the audience.


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