Shower A card shower is planned for Maynard Hodson, who will celebrate his 80th birthday Sunday. Cards may be sent to Capon Heights Lane, Box 120, Strasburg, Virginia 22657.

Library Samuels Library in Front Royal will hold the following activities:

• Today: 4:30 p.m., Science Scouts for ages 6-11.

• Saturday: 11 a.m., Kooky Chefs Cook It Up-Fall Spices, for ages 8 and up; 2 p.m., Dungeons & Dragons (Group B) for ages 13 and older.

Information: 540-635-3153.


Nick Livesay, with the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water District, will speak at the Mount Jackson Garden Club meeting at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.

His topic will be on how to take a soil test and what to do with the results. Information: Kitty Bolinger at 540-856-2272 or email


Thursday is the deadline to register to attend a sculpture class from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester.

Participants are encouraged to bring 10 objects that can fit into a backpack, such as knick-knacks, broken jewelry, fabric scraps, etc. A variety of objects will be provided. Registration is $40 or $30 for MSV members.

Information: 540-662-1473 or Registration:


The Woodstock Fire Department will host a tenderloin dinner from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the fire hall. The cost is $8. There will also be basket raffles by Thirty One and Pampered Chef.


The Star Tannery Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual auction starting at 4 p.m. Saturday featuring many new and used items.

Donations accepted. Barbecued chicken will be sold and ready at 3:30 p.m. along with hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks. Information: 540-465-4484 or email


Woodstock Christian Church will hold a rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 109 S. Muhlenberg St., Woodstock. Held rain or shine.

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

• Saturday: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Master Gardeners will be available to answer home horticulture questions at the South Street Barn Farmers Market in Woodstock.

• Oct. 2: 7 p.m., 4-H Goat Club meeting at American Legion Post 199 in Woodstock.

Rubbermaid sale

The monthly United Way Rubbermaid product sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Belk parking lot at Apple Blossom Mall. This month’s sale benefits United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley.

Information: 540-536-1610.

Baking competition

Handley Library in Winchester will host a baking competition at 2 p.m. Saturday as part of Banned Books Week.

Bakers will create a sweet treat that highlights a banned book. Not sure what a banned book is and/or which books are “banned,” check out this resource from the American Library Association to get started:

All registrants receive a cake decorating kit and choice of rectangle or circle cake board. Those visiting the library can judge each cake and vote for silly titles and their favorite baked creation.

Registration: 540-662-9041 or visit


Corhaven, a historic burial ground for African Americans enslaved on an antebellum plantation, will host a free wood-fired pizza dinner and movie from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at 2883 Quicksburg Road, Quicksburg.

This month’s racial justice film is “The Hate U Give.” Registration: Sarah Kohrs at 434-922-2029 or email

Open house

The Chester Gap Fire and Rescue Department will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. There will be food and raffle tickets will be sold.


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