Open house

The Woodstock Fire Department will hold an open house from 1-4 p.m. Sunday. There will be special appearances by Smokey Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog. Activities include kid's fingerprinting, balloons, face painting, fire safety displays, fire extinguisher demonstrations, fire truck rides, door prizes and more.


Samuels Library in Front Royal will hold the following children's activities:

• Books and Barks (beginning readers and up): 10 a.m., Saturday with a trained therapy dog.

• Discuss This Book Club (ages 12-up): 2 p.m., Saturday.

• Science Scouts (ages 6-11): 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, program on insects.

Information: 540-635-3153.


• The descendants of Ashby Jackson and Treva Clater Atkins will hold a reunion from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Linden United Methodist Church, 13466 John Marshall Highway. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Paper products, tea and lemonade will be provided.

• The Grandstaff family reunion will be held Sunday at the Strasburg Moose Shelter, 572 Red Bud Road. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish or dessert to share along with an item for the Chinese auction. Chicken, drinks and paper products provided.


The Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg will host a Mario Kart 8 video game tournament at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 10. There will be pizza served and trophies/gift cards awarded to the finalists. Registration:

Parks/Rec trips

Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation will offer the following trips:

• Poquoson Seafood Festival: Oct. 19, $55, transportation only.

• Pennsylvania Christmas and Craft Show and Lindt Chocolate Outlet: Dec. 7, $53, includes admission and transportation.

Information: 540-459-6777.

VFW nominations

Edinburg VFW Post 2447 is accepting nominations through Oct. 31 for the VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award.

Information: Bill Ettinger at 540-630-1818, email, mail to 100 Veterans Way, Edinburg, Virginia 22824 or submit your nomination online at


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