A card shower is planned for Terry Stinson, who will celebrate his birthday Nov. 16. Cards may be sent to 595 Mile Ridge Estates, Lebanon Church, Virginia 22641.


A Christmas benefit for children will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Edinburg Charter School. Included are new University of Virginia items for newborns and teens, new/used clothing for ages 4-12, primitives. Donations accepted. Vendors include Thirty-One, Papparazzi, Pampered Chef, Norwex and Usborne Books. Information: 540-335-5599.

Grief support

The support staff at Blue Ridge Hospice will offer workshops for those grieving the loss of a loved one on Tuesday in Front Royal and Nov. 21 in Winchester. A Preparing for the Holidays as a Family workshop will be offered for families with children ages 4-17 on Nov. 16 in Winchester.

Preregistration is required by calling 540-313-9214, email or visit


Samuels Library in Front Royal has scheduled the following programs for children:

Tuesday: 4:30 p.m., Science Scouts and More, for ages 6-11.

Nov. 15: 5 p.m., entries for the holiday writing contest are due.

Information: 540-635-3153.


The Winchester chapter of Trout Unlimited will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Escutcheon Brewing in Winchester. Information, directions: Bill Prokopchak at 540-722-2620 or visit

Spay Today

Spay Today, the area's nonprofit reduced-priced spay and neuter program, offers shots and tests at lower rates in addition to reduced-priced spay and neuter programs with many veterinarians over a wide area. Information: 304-728-8330 or


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