A party is planned for Pauline Fitchett, who is celebrating her 95th birthday. Friends will gather from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Fort Valley Fire Hall. Cards may also be sent to 220 Seven Fountains Road, Fort Valley, Virginia 22562.

Film festival The American Conservation Film Festival will hold a “Best of Fest” film festival from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Shenandoah University in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Winchester.

The evening will feature five of ACFF’s award-winning films from the past two festivals and a reception. This year’s film festival will be held Oct. 4-6 and 11-13 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Trailers of films being shown can be found at Attendance is free. Information, film schedule:


AARP will be conduct a Smart Driver Safety Program for drivers 50 and older from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Frederick County Public Safety Building, 1080 Coverstone Drive, Winchester.

A certificate, which may reduce auto insurance costs will be provided to participants who are 55 or over. No exam. The cost is $20 and AARP members will received a $5 discount with membership card.

Registration, information: Pete or Cindy at 540-636-6967.


Shenandoah County Master Gardeners will be available to answer home horticulture questions from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the County Extension office in Woodstock. Information: 540-459-6140.

Story time

The New Market Area Library will hold a preschool story time program at 10 a.m. Friday for ages 3 through 6. Information: 540-740-8650.


Woodstock Presbyterian Church will host a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit English as a Second Language programs.

Kid’s crusade

Strasburg Assembly of God will host the Kid’s Crusade “Yee Haw” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday at 556 Ash St., Strasburg.

A special outdoor worship service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday featuring Amazing Grace the trick mule and Steve Foster followed by a bagged lunch, bouncy house, obstacle course and other games.

Information: 540-869-5081 or 540-622-7952.


Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold a teen game night at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Featured will be Xbox video games, virtual reality, computer and board games with the theme “The Aliens Have Landed.” Teens will have access to books about Area 51 and the rumored examination of outer space aliens and supplies will be provided for everyone to make tin foil hats. Snacks provided. Information: 540-869-9000.

Book sale

The annual Front Royal United Methodist Women book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall. Included will be books on religion, biographies, history, fiction, food and children’s books.


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