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

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These are the events being presented by the Youth Services Department at Samuels Public Library from July 1-15.  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 by calling (540) 635-3153.

Summer Reading Club continues.  Favorite animals and amazing stories give you Tails and Tales, a fun-filled summer reading club for all ages!  Come explore the exciting world of wild animals and their habitats through books, programs, games, and more! Register online or in person. Read some great tales, log your books, and pick up your prize when you visit Samuels Library.  Summer Reading Club is sponsored by Friends of Samuels Library (FOSL), Rotary Club of Warren County, and Elks Lodge #2382.


Thursday, July 1

  • 11:00 Garden Story Time.  Join us in our beautiful Children’s Garden for story time!  Let’s Go Fishing!  Our stories this week will remind us of the fun and adventures we can have when we go fishing.  Registration is encouraged.  In the event of inclement weather, this event will be moved inside.

Tuesday, July 6


  • 3:30 Virtual Science Scouts.  Explore the mysteries of the world through science!  In a discussion of animal adaptations, we’ll explore why birds have differently shaped beaks.  Watch on Facebook or YouTube.
  • 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.

Wednesday, July 7

  • 1:00 Virtual Story Time.  Awww… Join us for stories about furry, purr-y, cute cats!  Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Thursday, July 8

  • 11:00 Garden Story Time.  Join us in our beautiful Children’s Garden for story time!  Awww… Join us for stories about furry, purr-y, cute cats!  Registration is encouraged.  In the event of inclement weather, this event will be moved inside.

Saturday, July 10

  • 11:00 Food Webs & Biomes.  Children ages 6-11 are invited to join us in the Children’s Garden to learn about food webs and biomes through fun discovery activities!  Registration is required.  In the event of inclement weather, this event will be moved inside.

Tuesday, July 13

  • 3:30 Science Scouts Outdoors.  Explore the mysteries of the world through science!  This week we will experiment with a leak-proof bag!  Registration is encouraged.  In the event of inclement weather, this event will be moved inside, or may be viewed on the library’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.  This program is intended for ages 6-11.
  • 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.

Wednesday, July 14

  • 1:00 Virtual Story Time.  Join us for stories that celebrate all we can do in the summertime!  Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Thursday, July 15

  • 11:00 Garden Story Time.  Join us in our beautiful Children’s Garden for story time!  Join us for stories that celebrate all we can do in the summertime!  Registration is encouraged.  In the event of inclement weather, this event will be be moved inside.

Friday, July 16

  • 11:00 and 1:00 Story Ballet:  The Three Billy Goats Gruff.  Come join the dancers of Living By His Grace in our Children’s Garden as they perform the delightful Norwegian Folk Tale “Three Billy Goats Gruff.”  In the event of inclement weather, this event will be moved inside.

Saturday, July 17

  • 2:00 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.  We will be meeting in the Children’s Garden.  For ages 12-18.  Registration is encouraged.  In the event of inclement weather, this event will be be moved inside.

Tuesday, July 20

  • 3:30 Virtual Science Scouts.  Explore the mysteries of the world through science!  In this week’s club, we’ll learn what pH is, how to measure it in water and in drinks, and what it means.  Watch on Facebook or YouTube, then come to the library to pick up your S.T.E.M. kit.
  • 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.

Wednesday, July 21

  • 1:00 Virtual Story Time.  Let’s discover all the creatures of the vast ocean in our stories this week!  Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Thursday, July 22

  • 11:00 Garden Story Time.  Join us in our beautiful Children’s Garden for story time!  Let’s discover all the creatures of the vast ocean in our stories this week!  Registration is encouraged.  In the event of inclement weather, this event will be be moved inside.

Saturday, July 24

  • 2:00 Virtual Aspiring Artists.  Are you aged 7 or older?  Do you enjoy art?  If so, please join us for our children’s art class.  This month, the class will focus on children.  We will see works of art from famous artists like Mary Cassatt and Akiane, who have painted children.  We will also learn how to draw faces.  You can watch this program on the Samuels Library Facebook page or YouTube channel.

Tuesday, July 27

  • 3:30 Virtual Science Scouts.  Explore the mysteries of the world through science!  In this week’s club, we’ll explore tree rings-how they are formed, and what we can learn from them.  Watch on Facebook or YouTube, then come to the library to pick up your S.T.E.M. kit.
  • 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.

Wednesday, July 28

  • 1:00 Virtual Story Time.  Stories about cookies?  Yum!  Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.
  • 4:30 Special Needs Garden Time.  Join Winnie Ehlinger, special needs community advocate and Vice Chairman for SEAC (Special Education Advisory Community,) as she conducts a special needs story time in the Children’s Garden.  She will read Tommy the Tomato, a story she has written.  Afterward, Ms. Michal will lead participants on a garden walk.  Registration is suggested.

Thursday, July 29

  • 11:00 Garden Story Time.  Join us in our beautiful Children’s Garden for story time!  Stories about cookies?  Yum!  Registration is encouraged.  In the event of inclement weather, this event will be be moved inside.

Saturday, July 31

  • 2:00 Aromatherapy for Teens.  Teens, join Ms. Michal in the Children’s Garden to explore the benefits of aromatherapy.  A tour of the garden will highlight plants that are useful for their scent.  Using essential oils and plants found in our garden, everyone will make lotion to take home, in their favorite scent of the day.  Registration is required.  In the event of inclement weather, this event will be be moved inside.
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Local conservatives gather in Middletown to celebrate 234th anniversary of the US Constitution

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Constitution Day with Winsome Sears turned out to be more about the Constitution than Winsome.

The program opened with the National Anthem sung by Brent Woodall. Reverend Al Woods followed with the Invocation.

The first of three highlights were provided by John Massoud, an Afghan descendant, who, with great emotion and sincerity, thanked the United States for the 20 years of service to the people of Afghanistan. More emphatically, John paid tribute to and mourned the loss of the 13 United States military members who were killed in Kabul on August 24, 2021.

John was followed by Liberty Man, Bishop Larry Johnson, who described the sacrifices and dedication of our Founders en route to our Constitution. Liberty Man was introduced by George Washington portrayed by, Dale Carpenter, who was appropriately attired in the uniform of the Continental Army.


Middletown Mayor Charles Harbaugh IV, Vicky Cook, and Liberty Man Larry Johnson.

 

In the absence of Winsome, former Senatorial candidate and Iraqi war veteran, Daniel Gade read a letter of endorsement of Winsome Sears from Ollie North.  Gade followed with a history lesson comparing Presidential moral courage among Presidents Lincoln, Reagan, and Biden. He drew a stark contrast among them with President Biden getting a zero.

Daniel Gade

 

It was a pleasant evening hosted by the Wayside Inn and funded by LtGen Bill Keys and Bill Hammack. There was free pulled pork barbeque w/ trimmings and a cash bar. Music was provided by the Steel Peach band.

 

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Friends of Samuels Library hosts Annual Book Sale beginning October 1

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The Friends of Samuels Library (FOSL) will host its popular Annual Fall Book Sale Friday, October 1st and Saturday, October 2nd from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and Monday, October 4th from 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. at Samuels Public Library, 330 East Criser Road, Front Royal. Homemade baked-goods will also be available Friday and Saturday.

The book sale boasts a variety of more than 4,000 books and DVDs ranging in price from $.50 – $3.00. The final day of the sale, Monday, October 4th will feature a special Name-Your-Own-Price Day. To protect our Book Sale volunteers, face coverings are strongly encouraged at this event.

“We are so grateful to FOSL for both the significant volunteer and financial assistance they provide to support exceptional programming and services at our local library,” said Michelle Ross, Director of Samuels Public Library. “The Annual Book Sale, organized and staffed by our dedicated friends group brings in thousands of dollars each year to support Samuels Library, and also helps encourage literacy and education with excellent book titles and media available at incredible prices for people to take home and share.”

FOSL was established in 1994 and over the years has raised more than $100,000 to support library programs. Currently, FOSL boasts more than 200 members who contribute annually to support Samuels Library, and nearly 30 of these members actively volunteer their time, sponsoring informative programs and participating in fundraising efforts that include operating Epilogue, a used-book store, Samuels Library’s annual fundraiser, A Taste for Books, and hosting the annual used book sale.


“Our FOSL members are passionate about supporting an outstanding library in Front Royal and Warren County,” said Lori Girard, FOSL President. “We encourage everyone to join us at our Annual Book Sale. Pick up a great book at a great deal and learn a little more about all the wonderful and free resources at your community library.”

A special FOSL Member Only Book Sale Preview Event will be held on Thursday, September 30th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Those interested in becoming FOSL Members can register as members that evening and gain access to the preview event.

Find out more about the benefits of FOSL membership.

About Samuels Public Library

Samuels Public Library brings people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community. A 501(c)(3) organization, last year the library added more than 10,000 new books, media and digital resources including Laptops and Hotspots for lending,  checked out nearly 350,000 books, electronic and digital services and answered 13,433 questions while continuing to provide essential computer access, wireless service and public meeting spaces for the community. To learn more, visit www.samuelslibrary.net or by calling (540) 635-3153.

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Canceled: Warren County High School Marching Wildcat Band Invitational

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9/22/2021 – This event has been canceled due to rain and field conditions.

Warren County High School Marching Wildcat Band Will Host Our 5th Annual Wildcat Invitational, Tournament of Bands, September 25th, 2021 5 pm-9:00 pm, Warren County High School Football Field, 155 Westminster Drive. Gates Open at 4:30 pm, Admission $10 Adults, $8 Students & Seniors, Children 5 and under are Free.

Area high school bands from Strasburg, Skyline, Hedgesville, Clarke, Sherando, and our Warren County Marching Wildcats will perform. Come out and support our students and all the area bands competing.

A Little About the Band
David Dingess has been the Band Director at Warren County High School Since the fall of 2002. In that time, the band has performed in VA, WV, MD, PA, NY, and SC. During their Marching Band Season, they regularly represent the community in VA, WV, MD, and PA as they compete with their marching band show.


The band has been in constant improvement and is a three-time Virginia Honor Band and serves the community by marching in the Christmas Parade, Festival of Leaves Parade, Performing at the Veterans Day Ceremony, as well as representing our community in the Apple Blossom parade.

Upcoming Activities
The band also is in the middle of a NEW UNIFORM CAMPAIGN. We have been using the same marching uniforms for 20 years and are in desperate need of an upgrade. With the help of the community and fundraisers like this one, we hope to be in new uniforms in 2022. The cost for new uniforms will be in the range of $35,000 dollars, so it is a large endeavor for our group, especially while still competing and travel at a high rate.

Our Calendar is a busy one. Here is a list of upcoming performances for the rest of this calendar year.

October 2 Allegany MD Competition
October 9 Festival of Leaves Parade
October 16 Musselman WV Competition
October 23 Chapter Championships Spring Mills
October 30 STATE MARCHING ASSESSMENT
November 7 {(ACC’s)-Championships} Central Dauphin
November 11 Veteran’s Day
December 4 Christmas Parade
December 11 All District Tryouts
December 19 Christmas Concert
Feb 4-5 All District Band Event Millbrook H.S.
February 22 or 29 All State Tryouts JMU
March 5 or 12 HIGH SCHOOL ASSESSMENT
April 9, 16, or 23 Solo and Ensemble
April 10 Band Spring Concert
April 30 Apple Blossom

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This week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of September 24th

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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! Reserved seating in all auditoriums.

Here is a list of this week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of Friday, September 24:

• Friday: 6:05 & 9:00
• Saturday – Sunday: 3:10, 6:05 & 9:00
• Monday – Thursday: 7:10
Rated PG13

• Friday: 7:30
• Saturday – Sunday: 3:05, 6:00 & 8:55
• Monday – Thursday: 7:00
Rated PG13


• Friday: 6:10 & 9:05
• Saturday – Sunday: 3:15, 6:10 & 9:05
• Monday – Thursday: 7:15
Rated PG13


Ticket prices are as follows:

  • Adult: $10
  • Child (under 12): $7
  • Military: $8
  • Student (college): $8
  • Senior: $8
  • Matinees, All Seating: $7

COMING SOON:

  • “Addams Family 2”
  • “No Time to Die”
  • “Halloween Kill’s”
  • “Ron’s Gone Wrong”
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FRWRC Center Stage: Tana Hoffman with Phoenix Project

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FRWRC CenterStage with Tana Hoffman, Realtor with Sager Real Estate, Mom, and President of the Board of Directors for the Phoenix Project. The Phoenix Project has an exciting fundraiser coming up on October 14, 6th Annual Wine Pull! Watch this episode to learn the Who, What, Why, and Where behind Tana and her bottle of wine:

Mission of the Phoenix Project, our community response to domestic violence:
Ensuring freedom from all forms of domestic violence through empowerment, education, and community.

6th Annual Wine Pull to benefit the Phoenix Project

  • Thursday, October 14, 2021
  • 5pm – 7pm
  • Front Royal Golf Club
  • $45.00 a ticket – Every ticket includes food, hand painted wine glass, a glass of wine, and a bottle of wine or wine tasting.
  • Basket Raffles and Auction Items

To learn more or to buy tickets visit:


  • Phoenix Project on Facebook
  • Phoenix Project on their Website
  • Eventbrite
  • Stop by the Phoenix Project Office for tickets in person.

Front Royal Women’s Resource Center is featuring a new series called CenterStage. This is a chance for women in our community to share information about business, causes, events that are special to them. Host Jen Avery makes it fun, easy, and “empowering.” Contact the FRWRC for more information. Are you a member of the FRWRC? Consider membership too!

Front Royal Women’s Resource Center
“Empowering Women to Change Their World”
FRWRC.org
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Northwest Community Services announces second season of podcast, Awareness 2 Action

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Prevention and Wellness Services at Northwestern Community Services Board is excited to announce the second season of its podcast Awareness 2 Action, which aims to promote wellness and resilience in the Shenandoah Valley through conversation.

Awareness 2 Action seeks to inform and inspire our community through highlighting personal stories of resilience, hope, and the work of individuals making a difference in their communities. Season one guest Angie Burleson, Founder/Executive Director of Arizona Recovers, described the process of awareness to action as “…being open to always learning something new and understanding how that may not just affect you but it may affect others…”. These thoughtful discussions are moderated by our host Casey Dwyer, who is a Prevention Support Specialist and Licensed Counselor.

Other guests from season one have included Miss America Camille Schrier, local Peer Recovery Specialist Jimeca Iyomere, and Keith Cartwright, Behavioral Health Wellness Consultant at Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

Season two will kick off with an interview with Susan Betcher, a Page County resident who has 30 years of experience working with local youth. Other guests this season will include Tina Stevens-Culbreath and Rodney Culbreath, who are founders of the Just Me Movement; a nonprofit mentorship program that promotes diversity, inclusion and helps young people develop the skills to overcome adversity.


Episode 1 is now available on all major podcast platforms:

  • Podbean
  • Youtube
  • Google Podcasts
  • Spotify
  • iHeartRadio
  • Amazon Music

About Prevention and Wellness Services:

The mission of Prevention and Wellness Services at Northwestern Community Service Board is to prevent substance misuse, suicide, and to bring awareness to these issues through a trauma informed lens in the Lord Fairfax Planning District. The Department utilizes evidence-based programs, practices and strategies targeting concerns identified by needs assessments and using the Strategic Prevention Framework as its guide. An emphasis is placed on community collaboration and mobilization, enabling groups to be brought together for the benefit of the community. For more information go to www.nwcsb.com/prevention or contact Shannon Urum at shannon.urum@nwcsb.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and on Instagram @LordFairfaxYRA to stay up to date with the latest from Awareness2Action.

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Sep
25
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10:00 am 3rd Annual French & Indian War W... @ Abram's Delight
3rd Annual French & Indian War W... @ Abram's Delight
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
3rd Annual French & Indian War Weekend @ Abram's Delight
Saturday, September 25, and Sunday, September 26, from 10 am to 5 pm. 18th Century Colonial encampments with historical interpretation of British, French and Native Americans on the Western frontier of the Virginia Colony during[...]
10:00 am National Public Lands Day @ Sky Meadows State Park
National Public Lands Day @ Sky Meadows State Park
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
National Public Lands Day @ Sky Meadows State Park
Carriage Barn in the Historic Area. A blight decimated American Chestnut trees in North America in the 1920s. One hundred years later, Sky Meadows State Park has teamed up with the Virginia Chapter of the[...]
11:00 am Friends of Sky Meadows Farm Market @ Sky Meadows State Park
Friends of Sky Meadows Farm Market @ Sky Meadows State Park
Sep 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Friends of Sky Meadows Farm Market @ Sky Meadows State Park
Historic Area. Stop by the Friends of Sky Meadows Farmer’s Market for tasty preserved products, heirloom vegetables, eggs and more. Pick from seasonal vegetables grown in Sky Meadows’ authentic Kitchen Garden, July through September. Grab[...]
12:00 pm Honor Display: Warren County ens... @ Warren County Courthouse
Honor Display: Warren County ens... @ Warren County Courthouse
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Honor Display: Warren County enslaved @ Warren County Courthouse
WHAT: The local chapter of Coming to the Table is hosting a display on the Warren County Courthouse lawn to honor the more than 1,100 men, women, and children enslaved in the county at the onset[...]
Sep
26
Sun
10:00 am 3rd Annual French & Indian War W... @ Abram's Delight
3rd Annual French & Indian War W... @ Abram's Delight
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
3rd Annual French & Indian War Weekend @ Abram's Delight
Saturday, September 25, and Sunday, September 26, from 10 am to 5 pm. 18th Century Colonial encampments with historical interpretation of British, French and Native Americans on the Western frontier of the Virginia Colony during[...]
Sep
27
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2:00 pm Trauma-Informed Training @ ONLINE
Trauma-Informed Training @ ONLINE
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Trauma-Informed Training @ ONLINE
WARREN COALITION OFFERS FREE TRAUMA-INFORMED TRAINING IN SEPTEMBER Have you ever felt alone? Do you wonder why you react the way you do? Do you work with children? If you answered yes to any of[...]
Sep
28
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7:00 pm Community Parent Night @ Dominion Ridge Academy
Community Parent Night @ Dominion Ridge Academy
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Community Parent Night @ Dominion Ridge Academy
Dominion Ridge Academy is proud to host this free community event for parents featuring international speaker, author, and comedian Christopher O’Shaughnessy. Come enjoy an evening of laughter and inspiration as Chris addresses the themes of[...]
Oct
2
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4:00 pm Oktoberfest: Family Fun Day @ Wakefield Country Day School
Oktoberfest: Family Fun Day @ Wakefield Country Day School
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oktoberfest: Family Fun Day @ Wakefield Country Day School
October 2, 2021 from 4pm-8pm All are welcome to attend the 2nd Annual Oktoberfest at Wakefield Country Day School. Loosen your Leiderhosen and get ready for Oktoberfest! This year, the Edelweiss Band is coming to[...]
Oct
14
Thu
5:00 pm 6th Annual Wine Pull @ Front Royal Golf Club
6th Annual Wine Pull @ Front Royal Golf Club
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6th Annual Wine Pull @ Front Royal Golf Club
Last year we did not get to hold our annual Wine Pull due to COVID. We are so excited that we are able to have this fun fundraising event this year, so be sure to[...]
Oct
30
Sat
1:00 pm Fall Craft Festival @ Fort Valley Museum
Fall Craft Festival @ Fort Valley Museum
Oct 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fall Craft Festival @ Fort Valley Museum
Fort Valley Museum Fall Craft Festival – Annual Fundraiser October 30 & 31, 2021 | Saturday 1-4pm, Sunday 2-5pm Come by and support the Fort Valley Museum at our annual Fall Craft Festival (formerly “Christmas[...]