A card shower is planned for Donnie Feller, who will celebrate his 80th birthday Wednesday. Cards may be sent to 3733 Alonzaville Road, Maurertown, Virginia 22644.


Monday is the deadline to register to attend an electric fence clinic sponsored by the Shenandoah County Extension office at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Shenandoah County Farm in Maurertown. Information: 540-459-6140 or


Hamburg Ruritan Club Member Bill Funkhouser will present a program on contributions of the U.S. Merchant Marines at the club's meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Pine Church in Mount Jackson.

Coffee with a Cop

The Front Royal Police Department will host Coffee With A Cop from 8-10 a.m. Wednesday at the Daily Grind, 215 E. Main St. The program is a community effort for residents to meet with local officers to discuss issues and build relationships. Information: Sgt. Robbie Seal at 540-635-2111 or email


Joe Kelly, a nationally known comic writer and screenwriter, will be the keynote speaker at a Young Screenwriters' Conference, which is sponsored by Project Write Inc., a nonprofit organization, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at Shenandoah University in Henkel Hall, Winchester.

The conference is open to students in grades 8-12 and their teachers for a cost of $35. Information: or

Wear Pink

The Top of Virginia and American Cancer Society are hosting a Real Men Wear Pink Campaign in Front Royal and Winchester and Warren, Frederick and Clarke counties.

Participants will be challenged to wear pink every day in October and to set a fundraising goal of $2,500. Most of the fundraising takes place online at and through the participants' personal Facebook accounts. The goal is to recruit 15 men to collectively raise $15,000 by Oct. 31.

Money raised supports the Cancer Society's breast cancer patient programs, which includes free wigs, lodging and rides to treatment and to fund breast cancer research. To learn more about the campaign or to sign up, call Aimee Nuwer at 540-451-0211 or visit


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