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Samuels Public Library Adult Programming events for October 15-31

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General Education Development

Samuels Public Library invites you to register and attend the General Education Development course. This course will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 A.M-12:30 P.M (except on school holidays or closings). The GED course is completely free. Let this course be the stepping stone to your success.


English as a Second Language Discussion Group

Samuels Public Library invites you to come out and join us for our English as a Second language discussion group starting. This is a conversational English language class for adults whose primary language is not English. All skill levels are welcome. Practice speaking English in a welcoming, group atmosphere. This group meets every Tuesday & Thursday at 10:00 am.


What the Tech!

Having trouble with your electronics? Don’t worry! Come into What the Tech and we can help you! Phones, tablets, ereaders, and anything else you need help with! Just check at the Adult Reference Desk for available times every Tuesday.


Exploring Computers

The Library invites you to attend our intermediate computer class and improve your skills. Each month explore a new computer program or application in a safe, friendly environment with other intermediate users. Classes are held on Thursdays at 1:00 P.M. October will focus on social media.


Books & Beyond Discussion Group

Samuels Public Library invites you to the Books & Beyond Book club Wednesday, October 16th at 10:00 A.M. where The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas will be discussed.


Land Management with Ten Acres or Less

FOSL hosts Allyson Ponn, Education & Program Support specialist with the Lord Fairfax Soil & Water Conservation District Wednesday, October 16th at 6:00 P.M. Are you a small landowner with two to ten acre? Learn how to be a responsible steward of your land and the water that impacts our quality of life and community.


Genealogy Nuts: Shake Your Family Tree

Samuels Public Library invites you to a workshop for beginning to advanced genealogists. Discover your family roots with a team of genealogists who together have researched more than 50,000 names. Classes are held 1st & 3rd Thursday nights at 6:00 pm. (October 3rd & 17th)


Third Thursday Movie: Rocketman

Join us at the library Thursday, October 17th at 5:30 P.M. for a special showing of the newly released 2019 film “Rocketman,” staring Taron Egerton, tells the inspirational story of Elton John’s breakthrough years to the soundtrack of his most beloved songs. This is an adult program. While the movie is rated R, Common Sense Media reports it’s good for ages 15 and up. Children under 13 will not be allowed. All teens must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The film currently holds a 90 percent Certified Fresh Rotten Tomatoes score and an A- CinemaScore.


Enhancing/Editing Photos Using Free Apps

The Friends of Samuels Library presents a workshop on photo editing led by photographer Sharon Fisher Saturday, October 19th at 10:30 A.M. Learn how to use free apps, including Google Photos and Snapseed, to edit your photos. Space is limited. Registration required.


Sons of the American Revolution Genealogy Workshop

Samuels Public Library invites you to a Genealogy workshop open to the public. Learn how to discover your revolution era ancestors with the Sons of the American Revolution Saturday, October 26th at 2:00 P.M.


 “Degenerate Art”: The Peresecution of Modern Art and Artists in Nazi Germany

FOSL hosts this special fall art history lecture led by popular art history lecturer Ben Glenn Tuesday, October 29th at 6:30 P.M. Many people are unaware that, in 1937, a wildly popular art exhibition organized by Nazi “cultural ministers” toured Germany.  Entitled “Degenerate Art,” the exhibition pilloried numerous 20th-century artists whose works were deemed as having no merit as well as being “against the State.”  As a result, many objects exhibited subsequently were destroyed and the artists forgotten. Registration will open September 29th. Be sure to sign up early for this riveting evening of history and art.Seats for Ben Glenn’s popular lectures always fill up quickly.

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Reaching Out Now together with Skyline Middle School to host its 1st annual Career Day

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WE ARE… Reaching Out Now!

Reaching Out Now (RON) together with Skyline Middle School to host its 1st annual Career Day, “Passport to Success.” Joining with area business leaders, Warren County Public School, as we come together to empower our students.

Reaching Out Now’s mission is through leadership and empowerment, we support and encourage under-served school-aged girls (6th through 12th grade) and young women to live victoriously and not defeated; to reach their full potential. We serve by implementing mentoring and support programs and challenging students to rise above life’s circumstances to become their best selves.

Reaching Out Now is honored and proud to be partnering with Skyline Middle School, local business leaders in our community to host Career Day. We graciously thank representatives from our Local Government, Rubbermaid, Warren Memorial Hospital, Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc., Department of Social Services, Abundant Life Church, Valley Medical Transport, First Bank, Randolph Macon Academy Flight Program, Warren County Sheriff Department, Warren County Department of Social Services, Romans Hair Empire & Beauty Academy, Founders Consulting, LLC and Richard W. Hoover Fine Antique Arms.

Career Day will allow students to explore their interests and passions as an extension of their academic learning environment and, in the process, better understand themselves, their community, and the world of work and career opportunities.

#StrongerTogether, let us together make a difference in the lives of our county’s future. Together we can build a bridge to where the students we serve will believe and know their true potential is within reach.

  • WHERE: Skyline Middle School – 240 Luray Ave, Front Royal
  • WHEN: February 19th, 2020
  • TIME: 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

For more information follow us on our Facebook Page, or email us at events@reachingoutnow.org.

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Gordmans Grand Opening Brand Bash celebration March 3rd

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Gordmans is where big brands meet everyday low prices, with new fabulous finds every week. The apparel and home décor retailer invites area communities to its Grand Opening Brand Bash Celebrations on March 3 at 9 a.m. The festivities kick off with ribbon cuttings at its nine new Virginia stores, and follow with a $1,000 donation presented to a local school in each new store location. (See below for list of cities where stores will open, in addition to the schools that will be recognized.)

Gordmans is part of the Stage community of stores that is delivering a whole new shopping experience, with everyone’s favorite brands at prices way lower than department stores. To further create convenience and a little something extra, customers can ship their Amazon orders to the in-store Amazon Counter for fast, flexible and secure package pick-up.

“At Gordmans, we’ve put the fun back into shopping by creating an exciting store with terrific deals, fun finds and popular brands at every turn. This means exceptional values on merchandise for all ages and on-trend décor for the home. New shipments arrive weekly, creating the thrill of a great find. In fact, the finds are so good, our guests often share them on social media,” said Michael Glazer, President and CEO of Stage Stores.

“At our Grand Opening Brand Bash Celebrations, we’re inviting area communities to join city representatives at the ribbon cuttings where we will recognize and support local schools,” said Glazer. “We are proud to be part of the Virginia communities, helping to sustain jobs, quality of life and economic growth. Just as exciting is our strategy in bringing the Gordmans shopping experience to almost all of our department store locations across the country during 2020 and positively impacting even more cities.”

As part of the festivities, Gordmans will be offering giveaways and other fun surprises.

  • Free Gifts: The first 100 guests in line at the Grand Opening Brand Bash Celebrations will receive a Gordmans insulated tote bag and have an opportunity to win a $50 gift card or a $5 shopping card.
  • Unrivaled Rewards: Guests who enroll in the Style Circle Rewards program will enjoy incredible payback rewards, a birthday gift and more. It’s like getting rewarded for saving money! Peebles department store guests also can keep earning and redeeming Style Circle Rewards—they won’t lose any previously earned points or rewards.
  • Gordmans Credit Card Savings: Guests who apply and are approved for a Gordmans credit card will receive 20% off their first day’s purchases. Also, guests will be able to utilize their current Peebles credit card at Gordmans.

Below are the nine Virginia Gordmans Grand Openings set for March 3, 2020 at 9 a.m. At each store Grand Opening, a $1,000 check will be donated to a local school. Store locations and schools are listed below:

  • Covington Gordmans: 410 West Main Street | Covington High School
  • Front Royal Gordmans: 425 South Street in Royal Plaza | Warren County Public Schools
  • Lexington Gordmans: 770 North Lee Highway in College Square | Rockbridge County High School
  • Luray Gordmans: 14 East Luray Shopping Center | Luray High School
  • King George Gordmans: 16425 Merchants Lane | King George High School
  • Manassas Gordmans: 9018 Mathis Avenue in Manassas Shopping Center | Osbourn High School
  • Warrenton Gordmans: 251 West Lee Highway in Warrenton Village Center | Fauquier High School
  • Waynesboro Gordmans: 901 West Broad Street, Suite G in Willow Oak Plaza | Waynesboro High School
  • Woodstock Gordmans: 1009 South Main Street | Central High School
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This week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of February 13th

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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! Here is a list of this week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of Thursday, February 13:

•   Thurs & Fri: 6:00 & 8:40
•   Sat & Sun: 12:40, 3:30, 6:00 & 8:40
•   Mon – Wed: 6:00 & 8:40
Rated PG  |  Run Time: 1 hour 40 min

•   Thurs & Fri: 6:10 & 8:50
•   Sat & Sun: 12:35, 3:25, 6:10 & 8:50
•   Mon – Wed: 6:10 & 8:50
Rated PG  |  Run Time: 1 hour 40 min

•   Thurs & Fri: 6:05 & 8:45
•   Sat & Sun: 12:30, 3:20, 6:05 & 8:45
•   Mon – Wed: 6:05 & 8:45
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:

  • “Onward”
  • “A Quiet Place Part II”
  • “Mulan”
  • “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway”
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Phoenix Project Bingo Fundraiser to help provide safe housing for families in need

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Leap into a FUN TIME and A GREAT CAUSE! Come out to support the Phoenix Project and help provide safe housing for our families in need this upcoming spring. Let’s play BINGO! Good food, fun games, and a good cause.

DATE: Saturday, February 29, 2020
TIME: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
PLACE: Elks Lodge (4038 Guard Hill Road, Front Royal)

For more information about Phoenix Project visit: www.phoenix-project.org.

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This week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of February 6th

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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! Here is a list of this week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of Thursday, February 6:

•   Thurs – Fri: 6:00 & 8:40
•   Sat – Sun: 12:25, 3:15, 6:00 & 8:45
•   Mon – Wed: 6:00 & 8:40
Rated R  |  Run Time: 2 hours

•   Thurs – Fri: 6:10 & 8:50
•   Sat – Sun: 12:35, 3:25, 6:10 & 8:40
•   Mon – Wed: 6:10 & 8:50
Rated PG  |  Run Time: 1 hour 40 min

•   Thurs – Fri: 6:05 & 8:45
•   Sat – Sun: 12:30, 3:20, 6:05 & 8:50
•   Mon – Wed: 6:05 & 8:45
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:

  • “Fantasy Island”
  • “Sonic the Hedgehog”
  • “Onward”
  • “Godzilla vs. Kong”
  • “A Quiet Place Part II”
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Speaker Inge Auerbacher to share her memories as a child survivor of the Holocaust, March 19 at Skyline High School

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When Inge Auerbacher was just 7 years old, she was deported with her parents to the Theresienstadt ghetto in Czechoslovakia. Inge was the last Jewish child born in Kippenheim, a village in Southwestern Germany, located at the foot of the Black Forest, close to the borders of France and Switzerland. She was the only child of Berthold (1898–1987) and Regina Auerbacher (née Lauchheimer, 1905–1996).

Inge’s father was a soldier in the German Army during World War I. He was wounded badly and consequently awarded the Iron Cross for service to his country. On November 10, 1938, her father and grandfather were arrested and taken away during the chaos of Kristallnacht (Night of the Broken Glass) and sent to the Dachau Concentration Camp. Inge, her mother, and her grandmother were able to hide in a shed during Kristallnacht and were not harmed. A few weeks later, Inge’s father and grandfather returned home, but her grandfather died shortly after in May, 1939 of a heart attack.

Auerbacher spent the years 1942-1945 in the Theresenstatdt (Terezin) concentration camp. One of the 15,000 children imprisoned in Terezin, Inge was among the 1% who survived. Her parents survived as well – the Red Army rescued Auerbacher’s family on May 8, 1945. After a short stay at Göppingen, the family immigrated to New York City in May of 1946. Seven years later Auerbacher obtained US citizenship. She graduated from Queens College and spent 38 years working as a chemist.

Inge tells her life story in three books; “I am a Star: Child of the Holocaust,” “Beyond the Yellow Star to America” and “Finding Dr. Schatz.” Today, Inge travels all over the world speaking about her experiences in Terezin and promoting compassionate awareness. She has spoken for countless public schools, universities, foreign governments, and at the United Nations.

  • Educational program
  • Thursday, March 19, 2020, 6:00 PM
  • Skyline High School, 151 Skyline Vista Drive, Front Royal, Virginia
  • Open to the public, free of charge, reservations not required
  • Sponsored by Skyline High School, The Rotary Club of Front Royal, and community members
  • For additional information, contact Rich Follett, Skyline High School, rfollett@wcps.k12.va.us
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1:30 pm Service of Christian & Racial Unity @ Church of the Rock
Service of Christian & Racial Unity @ Church of the Rock
Feb 16 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Service of Christian & Racial Unity @ Church of the Rock
Service of Christian & Racial Unity – “Power of Love in Warren County” Sunday, February 16th, 3:30pm (community meal served at 1:30pm) Sponsored by: FRWC Ministerial Association
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8:45 am Reaching Out Now Career Day @ Skyline Middle School
Reaching Out Now Career Day @ Skyline Middle School
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10:15 am Toddler and Preschool Story Time @ Samuels Public Library
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10:15 am Toddler and Preschool Story Time @ Samuels Public Library
Toddler and Preschool Story Time @ Samuels Public Library
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Toddler and Preschool Story Time @ Samuels Public Library
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9:00 am Entrepreneurship Workshop @ Luray-Page County Center
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11:00 am Art Stars @ Samuels Public Library
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