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

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These are the virtual programs taking place in the Youth Services Department of Samuels Public Library for the month of July. Programs 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.

Children, teens, and adults are challenged to Dig Deeper: Read. Investigate. Discover. Samuels Library’s Summer Reading Clubs have begun, and readers are invited to register for Summer Reading Club, log their books read, complete challenges, attend virtual programs, and collect badges online. Then come to the library for your prizes when it reopens!


Wednesday, July 1

  • 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, July 2


  • 10:00 Virtual Story Time.  Red, White, and Blue will be theme of our stories this week!  Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Tuesday, July 7

  • 2:00 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.  How far can you make a rocket fly?  Let’s find out!  Intended for ages 6-11.  Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Wednesday, July 8

  • 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, July 9

  • 10:00 Virtual Story Time.  Join Miss Pattie for some Beach Moments in our stories this week!  Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Friday, July 10

  • 11:00 The Sounds and Movements of Summer.  Join Karen Erikkson-Lee from the Northern Virginia Academy of Ballet for some singing, dancing, and stories inspired by the sights and sounds of summer. Appropriate for preschool through 1st grade.  This program can be viewed on the Samuels Library Facebook page.
  • 2:00 The Story of Dance.  Join Karen Erikkson-Lee of the Northern Virginia Academy of Ballet for The Story of Dance.  Jazz, ballet, modern, and character steps will be taught alongside music and stories that will inspire the beginner through the advanced dancer!  Learn specific steps in different genres of dance, hear stories about dancers and composers, choreographers, and ballets. This class will be fun and informative!  For children of all ages.  This program can be viewed from the Samuels Library Facebook page.

Saturday, July 11

  • 11:00 Virtual Books and Barks.  Join Finn and his owner Susan for a reverse Books and Barks session.  Enjoy a good book with a very friendly dog!  Children can watch on the Samuels Library Facebook page or YouTube channel.

Monday, July 13

  • 2:00 Virtual Symphony of Sound.  This series of programs explores many sounds, including sounds found in nature and the science of sound as well as musical instruments. Children will be able to explore many kinds of sounds and reflect creatively on them as well as create their own sounds via crafts.  This week we will explore the woodwind family of instruments.  Intended for ages 6 – 11.  Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Tuesday, July 14

  • 2:00 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.  This week we will learn about levers, and how to make a catapult!  Intended for ages 6-11.  Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Wednesday, July 15

  • 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, July 16

  • 10:00 Virtual Story Time.  Let’s Go Buggie!  Join Miss Pattie for some great stories about insects and other creatures.  Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Friday, July 17

  • 11:00 The Sounds and Movements of Summer.  Join Karen Erikkson-Lee from the Northern Virginia Academy of Ballet for some singing, dancing, and stories inspired by the sights and sounds of summer. Appropriate for preschool through 1st grade.  This program can be viewed from the Samuels Library Facebook page.
  • 2:00 The Story of Dance.  Join Karen Erikkson-Lee of the Northern Virginia Academy of Ballet for The Story of Dance.  Jazz, ballet, modern, and character steps will be taught alongside music and stories that will inspire the beginner through the advanced dancer!  Learn specific steps in different genres of dance, hear stories about dancers and composers, choreographers, and ballets. This class will be fun and informative!  For children of all ages.  This program can be viewed from the Samuels Library Facebook page.

Saturday, July 18

  • 11:00 Virtual Dig Deep: Virginia.  Join Ms. Michal as we explore rock hounding in Virginia.  She will share her treasures with you and show you where to find them.  You’ll be amazed at the many different gems to be found in Virginia!  Look for the program to be posted on Samuels Library’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Tuesday, July 21

  • 2:00 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.  Everyone loves bubbles!  Find out how to make your own!  Intended for ages 6-11.  Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Wednesday, July 22

  • 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, July 23

  • 10:00 Virtual Story Time.  It’s summer, so Let’s Go Visit!  Miss Pattie’s stories will take us on some fun trips this week!  Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Friday, July 24

  • 11:00 Meet Cowboy the Dancing Dog and his owner Evelyne for some rollicking, dancing fun for children of all ages!  This program can be viewed on the Samuels Library Facebook page or YouTube channel.

Monday, July 27

  • 2:00 Virtual Symphony of Sound.  This series of programs explores many sounds, including sounds found in nature and the science of sound as well as musical instruments. Children will be able to explore many kinds of sounds and reflect creatively on them as well as create their own sounds via crafts.  This week, join us for a musical story time!  Intended for ages 5 – 11.  Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Tuesday, July 28

  • 2:00 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.  Learn the chemistry you need to know in order to make your own ice cream!  Intended for ages 6-11.  Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Wednesday, July 29

  • 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, July 30

  • 10:00 Virtual Story Time.  Our stories will be about Summertime Fun!  Join Miss Pattie for stories, songs, and a craft!  Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Friday, July 31

  • 1:00 Virtual Discuss This.  Join Ms. Michal for a virtual teen discussion group.  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.
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Triple your impact this Giving Tuesday

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Today is Giving Tuesday!

What is Giving Tuesday? It’s the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, and was created to encourage people, after spending money on physical items for the holidays, to give back to charities and their local communities.

It’s an important day to support Blue Ridge Wildlife Center because your donation could be matched twice!

  1. Starting at 8am, donations made through Facebook will be matched with an $8 million dollar match pledged by the social media platform itself until the matching funds are exhausted.
  2. Your donation will ALSO be matched by our generous Board of Directors up to $15,000! (You can donate through our website, by check, or through Facebook to qualify for this match.)

That gives your donation the opportunity to be TRIPLED, going further than any other time!

We receive no state nor Federal funding for what we do. We rely on your donations to save wild animals and return them to the wild. Donations enable us to afford the foods and specialty formulas we feed out to our 3,200+ patients each year. They allow us to build and maintain our enclosures to house these patients and keep the lights on and water running. They pay for the surgical supplies, medications, and anesthetics needed for the 150+ surgeries we perform each year. They pay for the antibiotics and pain medications needed by the >60% of our patients that are suffering from some sort of human-caused traumatic injury.


We need YOUR help to maximize matching funds and to care for the ever-increasing number of patients we’re seeing each year. Please give generously on Giving Tuesday to let your donation go further!

Thank you for supporting our native wildlife!

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Clara, Little Mouse, and the Golden Key

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Dancing By His Grace Classical Ballet Ensemble presents Clara, Little Mouse, and the Golden Key, featuring selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet, at the Skyline Middle School in Front Royal, Virginia.

This is an original adaptation of the Nutcracker and Watch Little Mouse Help Clara Find the True Meaning of Christmas. For more information visit their website or Facebook page.

When:
Friday, December 10, 2021, at 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 11, 2021, at  2:00 pm
Sunday, December 12, 2021, at 2:00 pm

Where:
Skyline Middle School
240 Luray Avenue
Front Royal, VA


Suggested donation:
Adults $10
Children $5 (4 years and up)

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FRWRC CenterStage: Lori Oaks and the Light Fight

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This episode we have an extra special guest… Santa! Welcome Lori Oaks & Santa as they explain the details of the 1st Annual Front Royal Light Fight. Learn about the why behind bringing this event to Warren County.

Interested in participating? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. Be sure to visit Lori’s website: loriloveshomes.com

Please Note: Due to the overwhelming interest in the contest, we are revising the guidelines so that we can get everyone’s photos posted in a timely manner. Here are the changes: Instead of having a photographer come out to take a photo, we are asking participants to submit their own photo. You can do so by clicking on this button on the website that states: Submit Photo: “My house is ready”

If you are unable to submit your own photo, please let me know and we’ll send someone out to take one.


Once your photo is submitted, we will place an entry number on it and post it on the website. At some point before December 15th, we will come out and place a yard sign in your yard with your entry number on it.


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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Edward Jones partnering with Marines Toys for Tots program

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Local Edward Jones financial advisor Bret Hrbek is partnering once again with U.S. Marine Corps Reserve on their Toys for Tots program.

If you would like to contribute a new unwrapped toy, please bring your donation to his office by December 15th If you are unable to drop off your donation, he’ll be happy to pick it up. Just call his office and let them know.

If you are an online shopper, you may have the items delivered to their branch at 986 John Marshall Highway, Suite C, Front Royal, Virginia 22630.

Additionally, Toys for Tots accepts toy donations online. Visit https://www.toysfortots.org.


This is a wonderful chance to make sure many others in our community enjoy a little bit of holiday cheer this season.

Thank you for your participation in Toys for Tots. Because of your thoughtfulness, children in our area will enjoy a brighter holiday season.

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This week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of December 3rd

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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, December 3:

• Friday: 6:10 & 8:45
• Sat – Sun: 1:10, 3:30, 6:00 & 8:35
• Mon – Thurs: 6:55
Rated PG  |  1 Hour 49 Minutes

• Friday: 6:20 & 8:50
• Sat – Sun: 1:15, 3:40, 6:05 & 8:55
• Mon – Thurs: 7:00
Rated PG  |  1 Hour 36 Minutes


• Friday: 6:00 & 8:40
• Sat – Sun: 3:35, 6:15 & 8:30
• Mon – Thurs: 6:45
Rated PG-13  |  2 Hours 03 Minutes

Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Join us for a Free Christmas Classic

This week “Naughty or Nice” Triple Feature – “Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer”, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas”


Ticket prices are as follows:

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

COMING SOON:

  • “Spider-Man: No Way Home”
  • “Sing 2”
  • “American Underdog”
  • “Scream”
  • “Morbius”
  • “Moonfall”
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Children activities by Samuels Public Library for the month of December

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These are the events being presented by the Youth Services Department at Samuels Public Library during the month of December.  More information about Samuels Library and the programs and services available can be found at www.samuelslibrary.net or by calling (540) 635-3153.


Wednesday, December 1st

  • 10:15AM Toddler Story Time.  Bring your toddler to a potpourri of simple stories, fun songs, and a cute craft! Fairytales will be the theme of our stories, songs and finger plays this week. Each child will receive a take-home craft kit.  For children up to 3 1/2 years of age.
  • 11:00AM Preschool Story Time.  Come in with your preschooler, aged 3 1/2 to five, for an enjoyable hour filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, finger plays, and a nifty craft! Fairytales will be the theme of our stories, songs and finger plays this week. Each child will receive a take-home craft kit.

Tuesday, December 7th

  • 4:30PM Science Scouts.  Come in on Tuesday afternoons for a time to explore the mysteries of the world through science!  In this weekly program, we will investigate a different STEM-related topic each week.  During this week’s club, we will learn about how estimating works, and practice on estimating items in jars! For ages 6-11.  Registration required.

Wednesday, December 8th



  • 10:15AM Toddler Story Time.  Bring your toddler to a potpourri of simple stories, fun songs, and a cute craft! Castles will be the theme of our stories, songs and finger plays this week. Each child will receive a take-home craft kit.  For children up to 3 1/2 years of age.
  • 11:00AM Preschool Story Time.  Come in with your preschooler, aged 3 1/2 to five, for an enjoyable hour filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, finger plays, and a nifty craft! Castles will be the theme of our stories, songs and finger plays this week. Each child will receive a take-home craft kit.

Saturday, December 11th

  • 2:00PM Art Therapy for Teens. In this new program, teens will have a chance to relax and process their life by learning about and creating art. This month, we will learn about Frida Kahlo and other masters of surreal self-portraits. Then everyone will have a chance to make their own self-portrait to take home! For ages 12-18. Registration required.

Tuesday, December 14th

  • 7:00PM Virtual Goodnight Sweetheart Storytime. Join Miss Pattie for our special story time in your jammies. Bring your favorite buddy and get cozy!

Saturday, December 18th

  • 11:00AM Special Needs Holiday Storytime and Shimmering Votive Craft. In this cozy program, Miss Michal and Miss Winnie will team together to read a picture book and help everyone decorate a flameless candle in a jar. For ages 7-18. Registration required.
  • 2:00PM 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. For ages 12-18. Registration required.

Tuesday, December 21st

  • 4:30 Science Scouts.  Come in on Tuesday afternoons for a time to explore the mysteries of the world through science!  In this weekly program, we will investigate a different STEM-related topic each week. This week we will make a “Santa Chute” using tubes and marbles! For ages 6-11.  Registration required. A virtual option is offered as well.

Wednesday, December 22nd

  • 10:15 Toddler Story Time.  Bring your toddler to a potpourri of simple stories, fun songs, and a cute craft! Winter Holidays will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft!  For children up to 3 1/2 years of age.
  • 11:00 Preschool Story Time.  Come in with your preschooler, aged 3 1/2 to five, for an enjoyable hour filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, finger plays, and a nifty craft!  Winter Holidays will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft.

Friday, December 24thLibrary closed for holiday

Saturday, December 25thLibrary closed for holiday


Tuesday, December 28th 

  • 4:30 Science Scouts.  Come in on Tuesday afternoons for a time to explore the mysteries of the world through science!  In this weekly program, we will investigate a different STEM-related topic each week. This week we will learn about pinecone weather! For ages 6-11.  Registration required. A virtual option is offered as well.

Wednesday, December 29th 

  • 10:15 Toddler Story Time.  Bring your toddler to a potpourri of simple stories, fun songs, and a cute craft! Building / making will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft!  For children up to 3 1/2 years of age.
  • 11:00 Preschool Story Time.  Come in with your preschooler, aged 3 1/2 to five, for an enjoyable hour filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, finger plays, and a nifty craft!  Building / making will be the theme of our stories, songs, and craft.

Friday, December 31st – Library closed for holiday

Saturday, January 1st – Library closed for holiday

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Thank You to our Local Business Participants:

@AHIER

Apple Dumpling Learning Center

Apple House

Auto Care Clinic

Blue Ridge Arts Council

Blue Ridge Education

BNI Shenandoah Valley

C&C's Ice Cream Shop

Code Ninjas Front Royal

Cool Techs Heating and Air

Downtown Market

Dusty's Country Store

Edward Jones-Bret Hrbek

Family Preservation Services

Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce

Groups Recover Together

I Want Candy

I'm Just Me Movement

Jen Avery, REALTOR & Jenspiration, LLC

Main Street Travel

Marlow Automotive Group

Mary Carnahan Graphic Design

Mountain Trails

National Media Services

Northwestern Community Services Board

Phoenix Project

Reaching Out Now

Royal Blends Nutrition

Royal Examiner

Royal Oak Bookshop

Royal Spice

Salvation Army

SaVida Health

Skyline Insurance

Studio Verde

The Studio-A Place for Learning

The Valley Today - The River 95.3

Warren Charge (Bennett's Chapel, Limeton, Asbury)

Warren County Department of Social Services

Warrior Psychotherapy Services, PLLC

What Matters & Beth Medved Waller, Inc Real Estate

White Picket Fence

Woodward House on Manor Grade

King Cartoons

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Upcoming Events

Dec
2
Thu
5:30 pm Cookies with Santa @ Strokes of Creativity
Cookies with Santa @ Strokes of Creativity
Dec 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Cookies with Santa @ Strokes of Creativity
Santa is coming to Strokes of Creativity. Bring your kiddos by and visit with Santa this Thursday evening, December 2nd. We will have a cookies to decorate with icing and sprinkles (while supplies last). Make[...]
Dec
4
Sat
10:00 am Senior Painting Class with Dottie @ Strokes of Creativity
Senior Painting Class with Dottie @ Strokes of Creativity
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Senior Painting Class with Dottie @ Strokes of Creativity
Senior Painting Class with Dottie at Strokes of Creativity. Tickets: CLICK HERE Cost: $80 for 6 weeks Dates: Thursdays – Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 11, Nov 18, Dec 4 Time: 10 am[...]
1:00 pm The Nutcracker 2021 @ Skyline High School
The Nutcracker 2021 @ Skyline High School
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Nutcracker 2021 @ Skyline High School
Italia Performing Arts is pleased to announce its own student production of the seasonal ballet The Nutcracker, to be presented in Front Royal, VA, on Saturday, December 4th, 2021. 1:00 and 5:00 pm Tickets: $35[...]
4:30 pm Astronomy for Everyone @ Sky Meadows State Park
Astronomy for Everyone @ Sky Meadows State Park
Dec 4 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Astronomy for Everyone @ Sky Meadows State Park
Meets in the Historic Area behind Mount Bleak. Discover our International Dark Sky Park! Our evenings begin with a half-hour children’s “Junior Astronomer” program, followed by a discussion about the importance of dark skies and[...]
Dec
5
Sun
4:00 pm Sweeter, Still… Holiday Concert @ First Baptist Church of Winchester
Sweeter, Still… Holiday Concert @ First Baptist Church of Winchester
Dec 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sweeter, Still… Holiday Concert @ First Baptist Church of Winchester
Sunday, December 5, 2021 4:00pm First Baptist Church of Winchester 205 West Piccadilly St. | Winchester, VA 22601 COVID-19 Guidelines: Masks are required for attendees Friday, December 10, 2021 7:30pm Front Royal United Methodist Church[...]
Dec
8
Wed
6:30 pm Front Royal Wednesday Night Bingo @ Front Royal Volunteer Fire Deptartment
Front Royal Wednesday Night Bingo @ Front Royal Volunteer Fire Deptartment
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Front Royal Wednesday Night Bingo @ Front Royal Volunteer Fire Deptartment
Bingo to support the American Cancer Society mission, organized by Relay For Life of Front Royal. Every Wednesday evening Early Bird Bingo at 6:30 p.m. Regular Bingo from 7-9:30 p.m. Food and refreshments available More[...]
Dec
10
Fri
7:30 pm Sweeter, Still… Holiday Concert @ Front Royal United Methodist Church
Sweeter, Still… Holiday Concert @ Front Royal United Methodist Church
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sweeter, Still… Holiday Concert @ Front Royal United Methodist Church
Friday, December 10, 2021 7:30pm Front Royal United Methodist Church 1 West Main Street | Front Royal, VA 22630 COVID-19 Guidelines: Masks are required for attendees Sunday, December 12, 2021 4:00pm Trinity Episcopal Church 9108[...]
Dec
12
Sun
3:00 pm Valley Chorale’s Christmas Concert @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Valley Chorale’s Christmas Concert @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Dec 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Valley Chorale's Christmas Concert @ Calvary Episcopal Church
This year’s yuletide concert is titled THIS SHINING NIGHT.  Join us for a selection of seasonal songs — ranging in style from classical to spirituals to pop — sure to brighten your holiday and lift[...]
4:00 pm Sweeter, Still… Holiday Concert @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Sweeter, Still… Holiday Concert @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sweeter, Still… Holiday Concert @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Sunday, December 12, 2021 4:00pm Trinity Episcopal Church 9108 John Mosby Hwy. | Upperville, VA 20184 COVID-19 Guidelines: Masks are required for attendees
Dec
15
Wed
6:30 pm Front Royal Wednesday Night Bingo @ Front Royal Volunteer Fire Deptartment
Front Royal Wednesday Night Bingo @ Front Royal Volunteer Fire Deptartment
Dec 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Front Royal Wednesday Night Bingo @ Front Royal Volunteer Fire Deptartment
Bingo to support the American Cancer Society mission, organized by Relay For Life of Front Royal. Every Wednesday evening Early Bird Bingo at 6:30 p.m. Regular Bingo from 7-9:30 p.m. Food and refreshments available More[...]