The Winchester chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, Science Building, Room 145.

The speaker will be Lisa LaCivita, who will discuss “Frederick county frogs: What are they telling us and why should we care?” The group will gather for dinner at 5 p.m. at IJ Cann’s in Winchester.

The group will also meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Escutcheon Brewing in Winchester.

Information: Bill Prokopchak at 540-722-2620 or visit


The Shenandoah County Extension office in Woodstock has announced the following meetings will be held:

• 4-H/FFA Livestock Show and Sale opening meeting and elections will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Government Center in Woodstock followed by an awards program at 7:30 p.m.

• St. Luke-Saumsville 4-H Club/Cloverbuds will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Saumsville Christian Church.

• The County 4-H Livestock Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wakeman's Grove Church of the Brethren.

Information: 540-459-6140.


Bowman Library in Stephens City will offer a Tech Tuesday workshop at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The program will be on understanding the cloud, including Gmail and Google Drive basics. Information: 540-869-9000.

Volunteers needed

The Salvation Army Winchester Corps is seeking volunteers for its annual Christmas Red Kettle Drive, which runs from Nov. 7 through Dec. 24. The drive is held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Individuals, families, civic organizations, church groups, etc. are encouraged to volunteer a block of time (minimum of at least four hours), an entire day or week, or a different day every week for the season. The goal this year is to raise $140,000 for people in need of food, temporary housing or other social services assistance in Winchester and Frederick and Clarke counties.

Information: Hunter Selby at 540-662-4777, ext. 14 or email


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