Card showers

• A card shower is planned for Ralph Ritter, who will celebrate his 80th birthday on Sunday. Cards may be sent to 494 Walton Farm Road, Woodstock, Virginia 22664.

• A card shower is planned for Frances Bailey Sager, who will celebrate her 80th birthday on Tuesday. Cards may be sent to 2631 Middle Road, Winchester, Virginia 22601.

Food distributions

• The Bread of Life Food Pantry will distribute food from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and again on Oct. 21 at the Woodstock United Methodist Church. Information: 540-459-4144.

• The Compassion Cupboard will distribute food from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday at 533 Burgess St., Strasburg. Information: 540-465-9476.

Phi Delta Kappa

The Shenandoah Valley chapter of Phi Delta Kappa International will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Boitnott Hall at Bridgewater College. The program will be "Roundtable Discussion: Stories from the Pandemic."

Further information is available by emailing Jenny Martin at

Trauma training

The Warren Coalition, in partnership with Northwestern Prevention Collaborative, will offer a free virtual Course 1 Trauma-Informed training from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 21 and 25.

Registration: visit Information: Christa Shifflett at

Library mystery

Strasburg Community Library will hold a fundraiser for adults at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 with characters solving a mysterious theft at the library. Advance tickets are $20 per person. Wine, cheese and other refreshments will be served. Information: 540-465-8464 or email


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