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Halloween 2020 Observance: Safety reminder from the Front Royal Police Department

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The Town of Front Royal is not canceling Halloween and will leave it at the discretion of parents and homeowners whether they choose to participate. This year the Town of Front Royal will not be sponsoring the annual Hometown Halloween on Main Street due to COVID-19 concerns.  However, there will be some businesses on Main Street planning to participate in Halloween festivities on that day.

It is highly recommended that everyone should use a flashlight and wear reflective clothing to increase their visibility. Trick-or-treaters should only approach residences that have porch lights on and are requested to be off the streets by 9:00pm. Motorists should use extreme caution when driving in neighborhoods where children are on the streets. The Front Royal Police Department will have additional officers on patrol to ensure safety in our community.

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Save Our Children Front Royal hosting a Color Run fundraiser on November 7th

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Save Our Children Front Royal is hosting a Color Run/Walk to raise money for The Child Safe Center, located in Winchester, Virginia. The Child Safe Center is a local non-profit who supports sexually abused victims and their families.

Registration will be in person upon arrival on the day of the event.

While attending this event, recommended garments are tennis shoes, eye protection, and a white shirt. If you do not want to walk, but would like to contribute or volunteer, please contact Brittany Lewis, President of Save Our Children Front Royal, at 540-692-9893 or by email: brilewis91@aol.com.

5k participants will be responsible for timing themselves.

  • What: Color Walk & 5K
  • When: Saturday, November 7th, 2020
  • Time: Registration starts @ 12:30pm. Walk starts at 1pm.
  • Where: The track: 465 W 15th Street | Front Royal, VA 22630
  • Tickets:
    • Adults – $15
    • Children – $5
    • 4 & under free
    • Group rate for 10+ people will be $5/person

CLICK HERE to join our Facebook event page and stay updated on the event!

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President of Save Our Children Front Royal shares pictures from recent march

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Brittany Lewis, president of Save Our Children Front Royal, shares a few pictures of the march hosted on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at the Warren County Government Center.

“We marched to bring awareness to sexual abuse. We marched for a better future for our children, and we marched to speak for those who can’t.

…We can make a change TOGETHER, one step at a time.”

Cyndi Settle and Riley Lewis. Photos courtesy of Brittany Lewis

Remington Lawson, Ben Henard, Riley Lewis and Jude Henard

Cyndi Settle, Elicia Henard and Jhana McCarthy

Riley Lewis, Brittany Lewis, Cyndi Settle, Ashley Settle, Brycen Settle, Elicia Henard, Ben Henard, Jude Henard, Jhana McCarthy, Phillip Bender, Samantha Lawson, Remington Lawson, Jeanie Bender, Ethan Bender, Robert Lawson and Stetson Lawson.

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This week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of October 30th

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Are you looking for the full movie-going experience without having to wait in the long lines that often accompany that experience? Then look no further because Royal Cinemas movie theatre is the answer. Get the whole gang together and enjoy a movie! We are continuing to practice “6 Foot Social Distancing” with 50% capacity reserved seating in all auditoriums.

Here is a list of this week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of Friday, October 30:

• Friday: 6:10 & 8:50
• Sat & Sun: 3:45, 6:10 & 8:50
• Mon – Thurs: 7:10
Rated PG13  |  Run Time: 1 hour 40 min

• Friday: 6:20 & 8:55
• Sat & Sun: 3:55, 6:20 & 8:55
• Mon – Thurs: 7:20
Rated PG13  |  Run Time: 1 hour 45 min

• Friday: 6:00 & 8:45
• Sat & Sun: 3:35, 6:00 & 8:45
• Mon – Thurs: 7:00
Rated R  |  Run Time: 1 hour 45 min


Ticket prices are as follows:

  • Adult: $9
  • Child (under 12): $6
  • Military: $7
  • Student (college): $7
  • Senior: $7
  • Matinees, All Seating: $6

Other movies coming soon to Royal Cinemas:

  • “Freaky”
  • “Croods 2”
  • “Free Guy”
  • “Let Him Go”
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Statewide pumpkin contest aims to keep youth and teens safe on Halloween night

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Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety (YOVASO) is joining with the Virginia State Police (VSP), Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Highway Safety Office, and State Farm to encourage youth and teens to make good choices and celebrate responsibly as part of the statewide Halloween Safety Campaign and Pumpkin Carving Contest. The campaign’s focus is to prevent a tragedy on what is supposed to be a fun night for youth.

The peer-to-peer campaign traditionally involves activities planned through school and youth group programs across the Commonwealth, however, this year students will participate from their homes. YOVASO is taking the campaign virtual with the #ProtectYourPumpkin Pumpkin Carving Contest. The only requirement for participation is to include a safety message (i.e. Buckle Up, Slow Down, etc.) and “YOVASO” on the pumpkin, and tag @_yovaso_ on social media with #ProtectYourPumpkin. Those who do not have social media can submit their entry to YOVASO by completing a simple entry form.

All are welcome to participate, but only youth ages 11-20 are eligible for prizes. Pumpkin entries are due to YOVASO by October 31, 2020 at midnight. YOVASO will pick 10 pumpkins for public voting November 2-4, 2020. Voting will close at noon on the 4th. The five entries with the most votes will each receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

Schools and youth groups that plan to participate in trunk-or-treats or other Halloween safety events may request activity books, safety banners, and posters with the message: Staying Safe is the Trick, Having Fun is the Treat. Buckle Up, Be Seen, and Make Good Choices.

Nationwide, between 2014 and 2018, there were 145 drunk-driving fatalities on Halloween night (6 p.m. October 31 – 5:59 a.m. November 1).* According to NHTSA, 41% of all people killed in motor vehicle crashes on Halloween night from 2014 to 2018 were in crashes involving a drunk driver.

“Halloween falls on a weekend this year and that typically means more celebrations and an increase in risk for drivers and young trick-or-treaters,” said Mary King, YOVASO program manager.  “Poor decisions behind the wheel, such as texting and driving, underage drinking and drug use, speeding, and forgetting to buckle up can ruin what is supposed to be a fun occasion. Help keep this Halloween safe for all by celebrating responsibly and using extra caution when driving in neighborhoods.”

Here Are Some Suggested Safety Tips for Teens to Follow for a safe Halloween:

  • Avoid driving during “Halloween Rush Hour” from 5:30-9 p.m. when children are trick–or-treating.
  • Drive below the speed limit in residential neighborhoods and use alternate routes when possible.
  • Scan ahead for trick-or-treaters and yield to pedestrians.
  • Use caution around stopped vehicles in neighborhoods and proceed slowly.
  • Drive distraction-free.
  • Celebrate responsibly and resist any peer pressure to celebrate Halloween with alcohol and/or drugs or to drive while impaired—it’s illegal.
  • Do not ride with any drivers who may have used alcohol and/or drugs.
  • Be on the alert for drivers who could be under the influence of something other than sweets.
  • Remember to always buckle up.

Safety Tips for Youth to Follow for a Fun and Safe Halloween:

  • Avoid distractions and leave electronic devices at home while walking or biking
  • Wear reflective clothing
  • Carry a flashlight or glow stick
  • Walk on sidewalks when possible
  • Only trick-or-treat in well-lit neighborhoods
  • Older students should always travel in pairs or large groups and let parents know where you      are going
  • Younger students should always trick or treat with a parent or adult supervision
  • Never approach a stranger’s car
  • Make good decisions and avoid any mischief that could ruin a fun night
  • Stay alert and Be Seen on Halloween in case motorists are not be watching out for you

For more information on the Pumpkin Carving Contest and safety tips, visit the YOVASO website.


YOVASO is Virginia’s peer‐to‐peer education and prevention program for teen driver and passenger safety. Through YOVASO, teens work to advocate for safer driving among their peers and to develop positive prevention strategies for their schools and communities. The program, which currently has 115 active member schools and youth groups across Virginia, is administered by the Virginia State Police and funded through a grant from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. YOVASO also receives support from State Farm.

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Virtual children activities by Samuels Public Library for the month of November

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These are the virtual events that are being hosted by the Youth Services Department at Samuels Public Library for November. Most events can be viewed from the Samuels Library Facebook page or YouTube channel.  More information about Samuels Library and the programs and services available can be found at www.samuelslibrary.net or call (540) 635-3153.


Tuesday, November 3

  • 4:30 Virtual Science Scouts.  Explore the mysteries of the world through science!  In this weekly program, we will discuss and perform hands-on investigations of STEM-related topics.  We’ll learn about engineering-planning and making things-during this week’s club.  Intended for ages 6-11.  Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Wednesday, November 4

  • 7:00 Goodnight, Sweetheart!  Virtual Pajama Story Time.  It’s time for bed!  Join Miss Pattie for some sweet bedtime stories.  Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Thursday, November 5

  • 10:00 Virtual Story Time.  What season is it?  Each season is special, and we’ll explore the seasons through books during our story time this week.  Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Monday, November 9

  • 4:30 Tech Kids.  Welcome to Tech Kids!  In this series of programs, we will explore the history and function of many kinds of technology. Kids will learn about how technology impacts our lives as well as society, including our past, present, and future.  We’ll explore what can be done through 3-D printing in this week’s meeting.  For ages 6-11.

Tuesday, November 10

  • 4:30 Virtual Science Scouts.  Explore the mysteries of the world through science!  In this weekly program, we will discuss and perform hands-on investigations of STEM-related topics.  Emulsion Explosion will be this week’s theme!  Intended for ages 6-11.  Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Wednesday, November 11

  • 7:00 Goodnight, Sweetheart!  Virtual Pajama Story Time.  It’s time for bed!  Join Miss Pattie for some sweet bedtime stories.  Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Thursday, November 12

  • 10:00 Virtual Story Time.  Our stories will explore Outer Space this week.  Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Tuesday, November 17

  • 4:30 Virtual Science Scouts.  Explore the mysteries of the world through science!  In this weekly program, we will discuss and perform hands-on investigations of STEM-related topics.  Dancing turkeys will help us learn the concept of static.  Intended for ages 6-11.  Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Wednesday, November 18

  • 7:00 Goodnight, Sweetheart!  Virtual Pajama Story Time.  It’s time for bed!  Join Miss Pattie for some sweet bedtime stories.  Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Thursday, November 19

  • 10:00 Virtual Story Time.  Thankful Hearts will be the theme of our stories this week, as we prepare for Thanksgiving Day!  Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.
  • 4:30 Tech Kids:  Live with Sarah.  Welcome to Tech Kids!  In this series of programs, we will explore the history and function of many kinds of technology. Kids will learn about how technology impacts our lives as well as society, including our past, present, and future.  During this session, participants will meet together through Zoom, and explore how technology is used in cloning.  Children are encouraged to watch the Tech Kids:  Cloning recording on the Samuels Library Facebook page or YouTube channel in advance.

Saturday, November 21

  • 2:00 Virtual Discuss This.  Are you inspired by good books, articles, movies, and art? Do you write, draw, or enjoy playing music? If so, join us as we discuss books and share our creations. This is a group for those who wish to talk seriously about a variety of topics.  Sign up in advance to participate on a platform to be determined.  For ages 12-18.

Tuesday, November 24

  • 4:30 Virtual Thanksgiving Story Time.  Gobble, Gobble!  Let’s get ready for Thanksgiving with some great stories and a craft.  For ages 4 and up.

Tuesday, November 30

  • 4:30 Virtual Tumble Book Preview.  Learn all about Tumble Book Library, an online collection of e-books for children (K-6), that is featured on the Samuels Library website.  Miss Pattie will be demonstrating how parents and children can use this resource for enjoyment and learning.  View on the Samuels Library Facebook page or YouTube channel.
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Winchester SPCA’s Wag-O-Ween adoption finale

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It’s the Winchester SPCA’s final Wag-O-Ween event of the season! Thanks to a grant from the ASPCA and CMA’s Subaru of Winchester, the animal shelter is offering approved adopters the chance to adopt a kitty for just $31, from Tuesday – Saturday, October 27-31.

Mask up and stop by the SPCA Adoption Center at 111 Featherbed Lane, in Winchester, Virginia, and save a life this Wag-O-Ween season!

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all-day WCHS Band Annual Fruit Sale @ ONLINE STORE
WCHS Band Annual Fruit Sale @ ONLINE STORE
Oct 19 – Nov 12 all-day
WCHS Band Annual Fruit Sale @ ONLINE STORE
Please show your support by purchasing fresh fruit for you, your family and friends to enjoy over the holidays! To place your order online, simply click here. Navel, Grapefruit, Juice Oranges — Whole Box $40, Half[...]
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10:00 am Halloween on Main Street @ White Picket Fence
Halloween on Main Street @ White Picket Fence
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Halloween on Main Street @ White Picket Fence
10-11 am: Dog Costume Parade and judging 1-2 pm: Wedding on the Gazebo 4 pm: Children’s Costume Parade with judging and prizes 5 pm: Trick or Treat on Main Street. Merchants and County Businesses will[...]
5:00 pm Halloween Glow Throw @ Shenandoah Valley Axe Throwing Co
Halloween Glow Throw @ Shenandoah Valley Axe Throwing Co
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Halloween Glow Throw @ Shenandoah Valley Axe Throwing Co
Bring your best costumes and GLOW throw with us! Trick or treat, throw axes and have an amazing Halloween with SVAXETHROWINGCO! KID friendly! Make your reservation today, spots will fill up fast: www.svaxethrowingco.com Fill out[...]
Nov
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all-day 2021 Dare to Dream Enrichment Gr... @ Front Royal Women’s Resource Center
2021 Dare to Dream Enrichment Gr... @ Front Royal Women’s Resource Center
Nov 1 all-day
2021 Dare to Dream Enrichment Grant Application @ Front Royal Women’s Resource Center
Front Royal Women’s Resource Center (FRWRC) Beginning on November 1, 2020, to accept Applications for 2021 DARE TO DREAM GRANTS (Take classes, start a business, purchase a computer, learn a new skill, train for a[...]
Nov
4
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6:00 pm Annual Meeting of St. Luke Commu... @ Online Event
Annual Meeting of St. Luke Commu... @ Online Event
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Annual Meeting of St. Luke Community Clinic @ Online Event
St. Luke Community Clinic, Inc., of Front Royal, will hold its Annual Meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4, by ZOOM. All members (those who donate $35 annually or volunteer at the clinic) are[...]
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6:00 pm Fashion Show Fundraiser benefitt... @ West Oaks Farm Market Event Venue
Fashion Show Fundraiser benefitt... @ West Oaks Farm Market Event Venue
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fashion Show Fundraiser benefitting Boy Scouts @ West Oaks Farm Market Event Venue
Fashion Show Fundraiser benefitting Shenandoah Area Council Boy Scouts Fashion, food, cash bar, silent auction, raffle, door prizes, vendors on-site. Sponsored by Anna Quinn Jewelers, Grove’s Winchester Harley Davidson and Firenza Pizza. Showcasing clothing by[...]
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all-day Small Business Saturday @ Front Royal, Virginia
Small Business Saturday @ Front Royal, Virginia
Nov 7 all-day
Small Business Saturday @ Front Royal, Virginia
Why should Small Business Saturday just be celebrated on the Saturday after Thanksgiving? Buy Local – Shop Local – Eat Local – Support Front Royal’s Small Business Community and stay local! Small Business Saturdays –[...]
10:00 am Felt Pine Tree Class @ Downtown Market
Felt Pine Tree Class @ Downtown Market
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Felt Pine Tree Class @ Downtown Market
You’ve seen these popular felt trees in stores – learn how to make your own and personalize your home décor this holiday season! No craft or sewing experience needed. All supplies will provided in class[...]
12:00 pm Downtown Market Art Walk @ Downtown Market
Downtown Market Art Walk @ Downtown Market
Nov 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Downtown Market Art Walk @ Downtown Market
Come join us Saturday for ART! We are working with local artists & artisans to bring art to our Main Street. We will have artists set up along Main Street creating, painting, and making! This[...]
12:30 pm Color Run Fundraiser @ Warren County Department of Social Services
Color Run Fundraiser @ Warren County Department of Social Services
Nov 7 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Color Run Fundraiser @ Warren County Department of Social Services
Save Our Children Front Royal is hosting a Color Run/Walk to raise money for The Child Safe Center, located in Winchester, Virginia. The Child Safe Center is a local non-profit who supports sexually abused victims[...]