Handley Regional Library will hold its adult summer reading program through Sept. 2 at Handley Library in Winchester, Bowman Library in Stephens City and Clarke County Library in Berryville.

The program will include an after-hours Later in the Library event from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday at Handley with beer tastings and games. Information: 540-662-9041 or


The Town of New Market will host bingo games at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Fire & Rescue Squad to raise money for the July 4 celebration. Doors open 4:30 p.m. The cost is $35 for a packet of 31 games. Cash prizes, raffles.

Yard party

Round Hill United Methodist Church will host a yard party and auction starting 3 p.m. Saturday at 2993 Northwestern Pike, Winchester.

The auction is at 6 p.m. Featured will be kid’s games, concessions, homemade ice cream, barbecued chicken and country ham dinners. The event benefits the community playground and will be held rain or shine. Information: 540-877-2317 or 540-539-7623.

Cave Week

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will celebrate Virginia Cave Week Sunday through June 8 with the following local activities:

• Monday: 5-8 p.m., Ogdens Cave Natural Area Preserve, Middletown. Learn how the combined efforts of multiple nonprofits and state agencies came together to create a natural area preserve to protect Frederick County’s longest cave. The tour will require some light climbing and crawling. Closed-toe shoes required. Long pants and long-sleeved shirts recommended. Helmets and lights provided. Registration required.

• June 8: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Karst of the Shenandoah Valley field trip, Strasburg. Daniel Doctor will lead this daylong field trip with four stops showcasing karst landscapes. The tour of Skyline Caverns will cost $20 per person. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Space is limited to 10 participants. Registration required by emailing

Information, registration: 804-786-7951 or visit


The Woodstock/Edinburg Active Adult Fellowship group will host a summer picnic at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Edinburg Town Park’s Ruritan shelter. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share and drinks. Entertainment will follow.


The Shenandoah County Extension office in Woodstock has announced the following activities:

• 4-H/FFA Livestock Ambassador training will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the county government center.

• 4-H Club will meet at 7 p.m. June 5 at American Legion Post 199 in Woodstock.

• 4-H Exchange Club will meet at 7 p.m. June 6 in the courtroom of the historic Courthouse in Woodstock.

• Counselor training for 4-H Camp will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 7 at the Northern Virginia 4-H Education Center in Front Royal.

Information: 540-459-6140.

College news

• Claudia Laing has earned a bachlor’s degree in international relations from Liberty University. She will attend Regent Law School this fall to study healthcare law. A graduate of Riverton Christian School, she is the daughter of Michael and Danaya Laing, of Fort Valley.

• Trenton Dowling, of Winchester, earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Scranton May 26.

• The following students were named to the dean’s list at Coastal Carolina University for the spring semester:

Middletown: Joseph D. Barrington, intelligence and national security studies major.

Winchester: Riley W. Phelps, marine science major; Ryan C. Platt, marketing major.


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