A card shower is planned for Gary McClanahan, who will celebrate his 75th birthday Tuesday. Cards may be sent to 2608 St. David's Church Road, Fort Valley, Virginia 22652.
Bowman Library in Stephens City will host Tech Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
George Williams from Senior Technology Service will teach attendees about Windows 10 basics and about malware threats. Registration: 540-869-9000 or visit www.handleyregional.org/adults.
Handley Library in Winchester will hold the following children's activities:
• Monday: 4 p.m., MakerSpace Mondays for ages 6-11.
• Wednesday: 10:30 a.m., KidSTEAM for ages 2-5, registration required; 1 p.m., Homeschool Hub; 5:30 p.m., Shenandoah Valley Chess Club for all ages and skill levels.
• Sept. 19: 4 p.m., Girls Who Code Club, registration required; 6 p.m., Graphic Novel Club for ages 12 and up.
• Sept. 21: 10:30 a.m., family storytime for ages to 5; 11 a.m., Lego Club for ages to 11.
Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold the following children's activities:
• Monday 5 p.m., Lego Club for ages to 12; 6 p.m., Manga Art Club for ages 12 and up.
• Sept. 20: 11 a.m., Build Together for ages to 5; 5:30 p.m., game night for ages 12 and up.
• Sept. 21: 10 a.m., Chess Club for all ages and skill levels; 11 a.m., 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten graduation for ages to 5; 1 p.m., Paws for Reading with certified therapy dogs for all ages.
The following students have been named semi-finalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program:
• Homeschooled: Jocelyn J. Robertson, of Winchester.
• James Wood High School: Matthew W. Flacksenburg.
• John Handley High School: Grayson C. Westfall.
Students win awards
Triplett Tech carpentry, electricity and masonry students took home awards in the high school construction trades competition held Aug. 13-16 during the Rockingham County Fair in Harrisonburg. Awards went to:
• Carpentry: Justice Pifer, first place; Hunter Neff, third.
• Electricity: Garron Hodson, first place; Tyler Kellogg, second.
• Masonry: Ben Halsey, first place.
The 10 competitors in the electricity event had three hours to complete a wiring project with multiple electrical devices, eight competitors in masonry had two hours to build a 16-inch by 16-inch brick column and eight competitors in carpentry had two hours to build a park bench.
Each competitor received $20 for participating, and $100 was awarded for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place.
Also competing were students from the Massanutten Technical Center (Harrisonburg and Rockingham County) and Valley Career and Technical Center (Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County).
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