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Posted: January 23, 2013


Clarke County Republicans

Clarke County Republican Committee will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Old Court House, 102 N. Church St., Berryville.

For information, contact Andrew Nicholson at

Kiwanis Club  of Old Town

Trish Ridgeway, director of the Handley Regional Library, will speak at noon Monday at the Kiwanis Club of Old Town meeting in the Godfrey Miller Home Fellowship Center, 28 S. Loudoun St.

Call Doug Butler at 540-667-0356.

Top of Virginia  Quilt Guild

Top of Virginia Quilt Guild meets at 1 p.m. the first Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church, 7882 Main St., Middletown.

All quilters or persons interested in learning the art of quilting are welcome. Call 540-686-6514.

Lord Fairfax Orchid Society

The Lord Fairfax Orchid Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Bethel Lutheran Church, 2077 North Frederick Pike, Frederick County.

An orchid show table will be set up and judging will take place.

Plant auction, door prize drawing and program will take place, followed by refreshments. Call 549-888-3568.

Kiwanis Club  of Winchester

The Kiwanis Club of Winchester will meet at noon today at Best Western Lee-Jackson.

Contact John Westervelt at 540-667-2409 or

Dick Bowers  Duplicate Bridge

The Dick Bowers Duplicate Bridge Club holds regular games at 7 p.m. Monday and 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Godfrey Miller Fellowship Center at 28 S. Loudoun St., Winchester. New players are welcome.

Jan. 14 North/South winners were Sam Link and Betsy Fath, first, and Helen Sperry and Judith Owen, second. East/West winners were Marie and Milan Majarov, first, and Thelma Cameron and Rosalie Lewis, second.

Jan. 15 North/South winners were Sandy Murphy and Michael Ruhl, first, and Jim Braunworth and Rhea Diamond, second. East/West winners were Stephen Montague and Milan Majarov, first, and Martressa Zuckerman and Shirley Helms, second.

Lessons and partnerships can be arranged. Visit or call Mary Kay at 540-667-2425.

Shenandoah Valley Runners

The fifth Shenandoah Valley Runners winter series race, Stickman’s Tandems 5K, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Signal Knob Middle School, Strasburg.

Entry fees are $4 for members, $5 for nonmembers, and $1 for students.

Participants may pre-register online at Contact race director Mark Stickley at 540-336-2827 or

Embroiderers Guild

The Winchester Chapter of Embroiderers Guild of America will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Activities Room at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury.

All levels of stitching welcome. Call 304-754-7916 or 540-665-5739.

Kiwanis Club  of Blue Ridge

The Kiwanis of Blue Ridge will meet from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the Clement Board Room in the Allen Dining Hall at Shenandoah University.

Guest speakers will be Ray Hamilton, superintendent of White Post Men’s Diversion Center, and Tessie Lam, chief probation officer from Camp 30.

For more information, contact Kyle Homan at 540-722-7459.

Project Management Institute

Project Management Institute Washington, D.C., Shenandoah Valley Community, will meet for the first time in Winchester from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business at Shenandoah University, 600 Millwood Pike, in Halpin Harrison Hall, second floor.

Past president Darla Howard-Ramirez, will speak on “Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone: Evolution from PM to Leader.”

The event is free but registration in advance is recommended. Visit

Little Lions

Little Lions for 3 to 5 years old and parents will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Middletown Elementary School.

Sponsored by Middletown Children First Lions Club. Call Jean Turner at 540-868-8516.

Clarke Rotary

The Rotary Club of Clarke County will meet at noon Wednesday at the Grace Episcopal Church Hall in Berryville.

David Thaxton will show a short film on the Battle of Gettysburg, “If Only I Spoke” by Radford Wine.

Contact Marie Murphy at 540-247-5442 or

Host Lions

Winchester Host Lions will meet at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Best Western Lee-Jackson in Winchester.

Winchester Rotary

The Rotary Club of Winchester will meet at noon Thursday at the Travelodge in Winchester.

Adrian Taylor from accounting firm Yount, Hyde and Barbour will speak on what the fiscal cliff deal means and how to prepare for the ramifications.

Winchester Connection

The Winchester Connection, a social group for single professionals over 40, will meet at 6 p.m. Friday at Perkins Restaurant, 711 Millwood Ave., Winchester.

Dress is business casual and prospective members welcome. Call 540-313-6303; visit or email

Rotary Club  of Frederick County

The Rotary Club of Frederick County will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Shenandoah University in the Clement Board Room of Allen Dining Hall. Robin

Robin De Azagra, a senior at John Handley High School, recently won the Drug and Alcohol Speech Contest held at Rotary Youth Leadership Awards on the campus of Virginia Tech. She will present her winning speech.

Contact Stephen M. Gyurisin at 540-336-7357 or

Northern Shenandoah Valley Songwriters

The Northern Shenandoah Valley Songwriters will meet at 7 p.m. at Crums United Methodist Church, Berryville.

“Winning the Crowd: the Performing Songwriter Alone & in the Round” by Leslie Satcher will be the program.

Contact Connie Urbach at 540-664-9327 or Ken Moulden at 540-664-6246.