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Community News: May 14 | Every day


Miss Whiskers, a one-year-old domestic shorthair cat, is available for adoption at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter, 268 Landfill Road, Edinburgh.

Her adoption fee is $40. The refuge is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Information: 540-984-8955.

Card showers

• A card shower is planned for Mickie and Bonnie Kline, who will celebrate their 53rd wedding anniversary on Monday. Cards can be mailed to 831 Clary Road, Strasbourg, Virginia 22657.

• A shower of cards is planned for Shirley Spitler, who will celebrate her 84th birthday on Thursday. Cards can be mailed to 43 Lodge Hall Road, Mount Jackson, Virginia 22842.

• A card shower is planned for Elizabeth Nookie Horan, who will celebrate her 87th birthday on May 21. Cards can be mailed to 391 Alsbury St., Strasburg, Virginia 22657.


The Bread of Life Food Pantry will distribute food from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Woodstock United Methodist Church. Information: 540-459-4144.

Recreational Parks/Dominos

Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation will host Mexican Train Dominoes from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the County Government Building at 600 N. Main St., Woodstock, Door #7. Inquiries: 540-459-6777.

Visit Cline

Congressman Ben Cline will hold mobile office hours from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Woodstock Municipal Office, 135 N. Main St.

A member of its staff will be available to meet with citizens to help them resolve issues they may have with a federal agency and to hear their views on current issues before Congress.

Vietnam Veterans

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 936 will host a lunch meeting at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at the Edinburg VFW Post. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month. Information: Ronnie Zerkel at 540-333-5805.

police memorial

Along with National Police Week, Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Academy will hold a Police Memorial Service on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Corron Community Development Center at Lord Fairfax Community College.

The guest speaker will be the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, the Honorable Winsome Sears. For further information: Becky Allman at 540-868-1360 or by email at [email protected]

Healing Field of Honor

The Rotary Club of Winchester will hold its annual Healing Field of Honor, where community members can honor their heroes in the military, veterans, first responders or other loved ones with an American flag.

Hundreds of flags will be on display to the public 24 hours a day May 26-30 at John Handley High School. Flags can be purchased individually or in groups. Event sponsorships are available at different levels. Proceeds benefit the community through the Winchester Rotary Club Charitable Foundation.


Mental Health Awareness

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the North West Community Services Commission’s Prevention and Wellness Services is conducting their third annual “Let’s Chalk About Mental Health” campaign.

This interactive initiative is designed to educate the community about the various aspects of mental health and how to reduce the stigma of seeking help when needed. Launching May 1, “Let’s Chalk About Mental Health” will explain why relationships matter, how and when to contact you when you or a friend may be experiencing a mental health crisis, how to be there with tips and active listening tools , and how , together, we can find resources for self-help and professional help.

The Prevention and Wellness team will share resources, lead discussions and offer tips for starting the conversation at home. Community members can access the content through their @LordFairfaxYRA social media accounts on all major platforms. To participate in the discussion, individuals and organizations can share photos, videos or messages using the hashtag #NWChalksAboutMH. Find more information at

Shenandoah Women’s Reel

Shenandoah Reel Women and Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River announced fly fishing camps scheduled for June for young women ages 12-18.

These camps will introduce the art of fly fishing, the basics of knotting, equipment use, casting techniques, river entomology and watershed conservation.

The day camp will take place June 13-15 at Seven Bends State Park in Woodstock. The registration fee is $45.

Overnight camp will be held June 26 through June 30 at Shenandoah River State Park in Bentonville. The registration fee is $125. Scholarships are available.

Registration: For further information: Joan Chapman, Shenandoah Reel Women, 703-507-2276 or [email protected] and Julia Sargent, Friends of the North Fork, 540-459-8550 or [email protected]


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