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Samuels Public Library Adult Programming February 1-15, 2017

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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
Samuels Public Library invites you to register and attend the English as a Second Language course. This course will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. The ESL course is completely free. Learning English will not only enhance your quality of life but open many doors and present new opportunities

Hello Computer
Samuels Public Library invites you to attend our beginning computer class for total computer novices. It is a four week course that covers turning on a computer, using a mouse, setting up email and using the internet. Classes are held on Tuesdays from 1:00pm-2:00pm.

Exploring Computers
Samuel Public 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 1:00pm-2:00pm

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 Wednesday nights at 6:00pm.

Microsoft Office Workshop
Samuels Public Library invites you to come out and attend our Microsoft Office Workshop that is designed to help patrons become better acquainted with Microsoft office applications. This class meets every 1st Saturday of the month from 1:30pm – 4:30pm. Class will be Saturday, February 3rd.

The History of Front Royal: World War I
Samuels Public Library invites you to come out and join us on Thursday, February 8th at 6:00 pm as local historian Patrick Farris presents a program on life and the impact of World War I in Warren County including a rare glimpse into the lives of African Americans who participated in the war.

Genealogy workshop
Interested in learning about your family’s history? Samuels Public Library invites you to come out Tuesday, February 13th at 6:00pm to learn about the library’s genealogy resources. Check out what online databases the library has to offer, what print resources we have in our very own Virginia history room, and how to start a search for those new to genealogy! Already done extensive research? Feel free to stop by and share your stories! This class meets on the second Tuesday of every month.

Advanced PowerPoint
Samuels Public Library invites you to come out and join us for an advanced class on Microsoft PowerPoint on Saturdays, February 10th & 17th from 1:00pm-3:00pm. The purpose of this class is to introduce how to use common transition and animation effects in a PowerPoint presentation.

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This week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of June 20th

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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, June 20:

•  Thurs – 12:45, 3:20, 6:00 & 8:40
•  Daily – 12:45, 3:25, 6:00 & 8:35
Rated PG13 |  Run Time: 1 hour 55 min

•  Thurs – 12:55, 3:30, 6:20 & 8:35
•  Daily – 1:10, 3:30, 6:10 & 8:25
Rated PG |  Run Time: 1 hour 30 min

•  Thurs – 6:05 & 8:30
•  Sat & Sun – 12:55, 3:20, 6:05 & 8:30
Rated G |  Run Time: 1 hour 40 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:

  • “Spider-Man: Far from Home”
  • “Stuber”
  • “The Lion King”
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The American Legion Community Band Concert at the Gazebo. Enjoy!

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The American Legion Community Band performed its first concert in June 2019, on Friday, June 14th. The second will be on Friday, June 28 at the gazebo on Main Street in Front Royal, Va. The concert will begin at 7:00 pm and is free of charge.

The Royal Examiner’s camera was there. Enjoy the concert.

The Gazebo Gathering Summer Concert Series 2019 is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Arts Council & Gallery of Front Royal, VA.

The American Legion Community Band, located in Front Royal, Va, was formed in 1986 and has been playing concerts in the area ever since. The conductors and band members are all volunteer musicians from the local area and new members are always welcome.

The American Legion Community Band performs at a variety of concerts and community festivals throughout the year. All performances are free and open to the public. Their repertoire is both versatile and traditional with works ranging from classical to popular, marches and operatic overtures to modern works for band.

The band is sponsored by the Giles B. Cook Post #53 of the American Legion.

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Meet local author Bryon Johnson: From Dope Fiend 2 Son of a King

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Local author Bryon Johnson dropped by our studios to talk to publisher Mike McCool about his book From Dope Fiend 2 Son of a King. He will be at the Royal Oak Bookshop located at 207 S Royal Ave in Front Royal on July 6th from 1 – pm.

About the book:
In this book, you will travel the road to redemption in the experience of a young male who was destined to fail from birth. You will witness trauma that turns into triumph in the face adversity when God decides to introduce himself to a person struggling in addiction with limited education, resources and hope. This book will inspire all who dare to read it to know that all things are possible to them that believe. Upon completion of this book, every soul will find their inner giant, strength and courage to do the impossible by the power of the Holy Spirit who resides in every believer.

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Front Royal Cardinals 2019 Baseball Camp starts June 17th

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Assistant Coach, Mark Vaughn stopped by the Royal Examiner’s studio and discussed with our publisher Mike McCool some information about the camp this year. Photo and video by Mark Williams.

The Front Royal Cardinals 2019 Baseball Camp starts June 17th at Bing Crosby Stadium in Front Royal.

The Cardinals Baseball Camp is designed to help the up-and-coming baseball player learn the skills they see used a Bing Crosby Stadium everyday by the Front Royal Cardinal Baseball players.

The Camp will be separated by age groups. Generally each participant will play in their own age level groups, but can be dependent on individual skills and abilities.

Leading the camp this year will be the Front Royal coaching staff and players. They have designed the camp to help the campers learn how to master proper fundamentals in a fun and exciting  atmosphere. Top-level Collegiate baseball players from around the country will be instructing your child on how to play like players do in college.

Assistant Coach, Mark Vaughn stopped by the Royal Examiner’s studio and discussed with our publisher Mike McCool some information about the camp this year.

“FUN”damentals Camp:
June 17-20
9:30—12:30
$75.00
Pitchers & Catchers
Camp:
June 24-26
9:30—12:30
$75.00
Both Camps: $140.00

Front Royal Cardinal Baseball
382 Morgan’s Ridge Road Front Royal, VA 22630
Phone: 703-244-6662
Email: donna.settle@icloud.com

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This week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of June 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, June 13:

•  Thurs – 6:05 & 8:55
•  Daily – 12:45, 3:20, 6:05& 8:40 
Rated PG13 |  Run Time: 1 hour 55 min

•  Thurs – 12:45, 3:25, 6:10 & 9:00 
•  Daily – 12:55, 3:30, 6:20 & 8:35
Rated PG |  Run Time: 1 hour 30 min

•  Thurs – 12:20, 3:10, 6:00 & 8:55
•  Sat & Sun – 12:30, 3:15, 6:00 & 8:45
Rated PG |  Run Time: 2 hour 10 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:

  • “Toy Story 4”
  • “Spider-Man: Far from Home”
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Winner of Miller Williams Poetry Prize to read at the Winchester Book Gallery

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Jose Padua

Winchester, VA — Veteran slam poet Jose Padua, a 10-year resident of Front Royal, Virginia, will read from A Short History of Monsters at the Winchester Book Galley on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at 6:00 PM. Padua’s first full-length book, A Short History of Monsters, was chosen by former poet laureate Billy Collins for the Miller Williams Poetry Prize.

In his introduction to the book, published by the University of Arkansas Press, Billy Collins says, “We are the happy riders on the stream of Padua’s consciousness… a smart, sympathetic mind at work.”

Booklist comments, “Padua is a very wry poet who, in his first book, presents stinging and riotous poems, as in the two-stanza ‘Barbie’: ‘I am Barbie / I live in your dollhouse / You change my clothes every day. / If I could get out / of here I would / kill you all.’ These are works that sharpen the mind on the micro, as opposed to the macro of our human experience.”

A Short History of Monsters presents the sins and obsessions of a poet nimble in beat and slam traditions. Padua wrestles with an American dream interrupted by failure, excess, and other nightmares. Often brash and unruly, these poems range from recollections of lost, drunken days to unadorned manifestations of hope. Throughout, the speaker redefines his relationship to pop culture, praising it, skewering it, and mourning it by turns.

Jose Padua

The poems that make up A Short History of Monsters tend toward both dark humor and epiphany, diving deeply into their own despair and rising up again with existential absurdity. This is a poetry that gets down into the grit and grime of the real world, digging out a space to experience being alive as miraculous in and of itself.

Jose’s poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in BombSalonThe WeeklingsAnother Chicago Magazine, and many other publications. He’s written features and reviews for the NYPress, the Washington City Paper, the Brooklyn Rail, and the New York Times and read his work at the Lollapalooza Festival, CBGBs, the Knitting Factory, the Public Theater, the Split This Rock poetry festival, the Nuyorican Poets’ Café, and many other venues.

The reading is free and will be followed by a reception.

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Summer Art Week – Session 1 @ Art in the Valley
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5:00 pm Annual Wine Pull @ Blue Wing Frog
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9:30 am Acrylic Pour Workshop – Level 1 @ Art in the Valley
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1:00 pm Meet the Author: NP Haley @ Royal Oak Bookshop
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7:30 pm Middle School Pool Party @ Claude A. Stokes Community Swimming Pool
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Middle School Pool Party @ Claude A. Stokes Community Swimming Pool
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6:00 pm Sip & Glaze @ The Vine & Leaf
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