Animal shelter

Cayenne, a 2-year-old spayed female orange and white tabby domestic short-hair cat, is available for adoption at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter, 268 Landfill Road, Edinburg.

The shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 540-984-8955.


The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will present a lunch-and-learn program by Scott Hamilton Suter, professor of English and American studies at Bridgewater College, on Shenandoah Valley pottery made by his great-great-grandfather, Emanuel Suter, from noon to 1 p.m. today at 901 Amherst St., Winchester. The program will also be available virtually.

Tickets are $12, $5 for MSV members and $2 for virtual attendance. Information: 540-662-1473 or

Clothes Closet

The annual meeting of the Woodstock Clothes Closet Corp. will be held following the 7 p.m. quarterly meeting on Monday at Fort Valley Nursery, 1175 Hisey Ave., Woodstock.

Edinburg Museum

The Edinburg Mill Museum has a new exhibit of artifacts donated by Bill Roller and paintings by Louise Evans, of  Shenandoah County. The mill is available for field trips for virtual and home-schooled students to learn about history,  and the rain garden and creek offer nature and science experiences. The museum is open daily from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. on Sundays.

Civil War museum

The Virginia Museum of the Civil War and the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park in New Market will resume operations daily beginning Monday. The museum and battlefield had been on a weekdays-only schedule since July 1, after an extended closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Staff-guided battlefield tours and public programming have been canceled for the remainder of 2020. However, visitors are welcome to walk the battlefield. Exhibits include the Kaminsky Gallery of Civil War Firearms, the Robert Raeburn, VMI 1951, Civil War Art Gallery, and many original artifacts from VMI and the Battle of New Market. Visitors will also be able to watch the docudrama "Field of Lost Shoes", which tells the story of the VMI Corps of Cadets' participation in the Battle of New Market.

Information: 866-515-1864 or visit


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