The Clarke County Library in Berryville will hold the following children's activities Thursday:

• Preschool storytime: 10:30 a.m., for ages to 5.

• Lego Club: 3:45 p.m., for ages to 11 and families.

Information: 540-955-5144.

Author series

Friends of Handley Library will host the 1455 A Place for Writers Author Series from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday. The guest speaker will be Ronnie Citron-Fink, who will read from her book "True Roots: What Quitting Hair Dye Taught Me About Health and Beauty." Information: 540-662-9041.


The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation will present a program on Gen. Philip Sheridan's Union army at 7 p.m. Thursday at the meeting of the New Market Historical Society in the town's council chambers.

River access

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will hold a public information meeting regarding a proposed public river access site on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River on Headley Road north of Woodstock.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Shenandoah County Government Complex in Woodstock.

DGIF maintains or assists with maintenance at six public river access sites on the North Fork: Meem’s Bottom, Chapman’s Landing, Deer Rapids, Strasburg Town Park, Catlett’s and Riverton.

Benefit pig/goat roast

The Shenandoah University's Mens Basketball team is raising funds to play in a season NCAA D3 tournament and perform a day of community service in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The Pig & Goat Roast, a traditional end of the harvest celebration often prepared by migrant orchard workers to signal the end of the apple season, will be held from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 5 at Escutcheon Brewing Co., 142 W. Commercial St., Winchester. The meal consists of roasted goat and pig with Caribbean-style rice and peas and local baked apples.

Special musical guests include All Stars from Shenandoah University's Conservatory of Music and a set of "Buzz Grass" music from The Cow Paddies.

Tickets are $30 per guest and include a plate of food, pint of beer and a raffle ticket. Tickets:

College news

Alyssa Dodd, of Stephenson, is attending the University of Kentucky College. She is a freshman majoring in biology.


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