A card shower is planned for Lionel Boger, who will celebrate his 85th birthday Sept. 27. Cards may be sent to him c/o Hidden Springs Senior Living, 973 Buck Mountain Road, Bentonville, Virginia 22610.


The Type 1 Diabetes Support Group will meet at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at the old hospital's Chronic Disease Resource Center, 333 W. Cork St., Suite 100, Winchester.

Herbs workshop

Wednesday is the deadline to register to attend an herbs workshop and hike from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28 at Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane.

Tim MacWelch, an outdoor instructor at Earth Connection School, will talk about wild edible and medicinal plants of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The cost is $127 per person. Registration:

Absentee voting

Absentee voting for the Nov. 5 general election begins statewide today. Qualified voters may vote absentee in person at their local voter registration office or by mail.

The deadline to register to vote in the election is Oct. 15. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail is 5 p.m. Oct. 29.

To vote absentee, registered voters must meet one of 20 eligibility requirements listed on the Virginia Absentee Ballot application and at

When voting in person, photo identification is required. For a list of acceptable forms of photo identification, or to find out how to obtain a free Virginia Voter Photo ID Card, visit

In-person absentee voting is available Monday through Friday during regular voting registration office hours and on Oct. 26 and Nov. 2. To find information about your local voter registration office, visit To find more about the November General Election, visit


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