• A card shower is planned for Bill and Linda George, who will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday. Cards may be sent to 2170 Fairview Road, Woodstock, Virginia 22664.

• A card shower is planned for Kay Yates, who will celebrate her 75th birthday Sunday. Cards may be sent to 278 Stickley St., Strasburg, Virginia 22657.

Blood drive

The RSW Regional Jail will host a blood drive from noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at 6601 Winchester Road, Front Royal.


Janet Heishman, proprietor of Pot Town Organics in Strasburg, will be the speaker at the meeting of the Mount Jackson Garden at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Information: Kitty Bolinger at 540-856-2272 or email

School play

Central High School will present "The Invisible Man," a play by John S. Wells, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 1147 Susan Ave., Woodstock. Admission is free, although donations will be accepted.


American Legion Hassler-Sutphin Post 166 in New Market will host a shrimp dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the post home, 202 Old Cross Road. Dinners, which include sides, dessert and drink, are $14.

Able Forces

Able Forces will host a visit by Andre Miller, resource specialist with Virginia Veteran and Family Support, Department of Veteran Services, from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at 115 Chester St., Suite B, Front Royal. Information: 540-631-9600,,

Arts Council

Blue Ridge Arts Council will hold its annual Deck the Halls gala and auction starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday at 305 E. Main St., Front Royal.

Featured will be decorated artificial trees and wreaths and silent auction baskets. Tree and wreath sales begin at 7 p.m., live auction at 7:45 p.m. and the silent auction concludes at 8:30 p.m. Tickets, which include a holiday buffet, are $18 online at or $20 at the door.

The Arts Council will have Santa on hand and sell the remaining trees and wreaths from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.


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