Community bulletin board: help and serve the community
Posted: October 13, 2012
Winchester Democratic Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in Rouss City Hall in Winchester to prepare for the Nov. 6 election.
Cancer survivors’ dinner
The annual cancer survivors’ dinner, presented by the American Cancer Society, will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at Victory Church on Middle Road in Winchester.
The speaker will be Susan McQuire; a local breast cancer survivor.
For reservations, contact 540-667-2315 or Julie.Overbaugh@cancer.org .
Adult career coach
Estelle Sanzenbacher, adult career coach with the Workforce Solutions program at Lord Fairfax Community College, will offer help from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Bowman Library on Tasker Road near Stephens City.
She will assist with career assessments; connecting education and training to career paths; resume reviews and writing; and job searching.
Call 540-869-9000, ext. 204.
Shenandoah University’s Center for Lifelong Learning will host a free community lecture — “History Teaches Us to Hope: Drawing Inspiration from the Shenandoah Valley’s Civil War” — from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Stimpson Auditorium at the Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business.
Jonathan A. Noyalas, an SU alumnus and professor of history and director of the Center for Civil War History at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, will present the program.
Contact Jo Miller at 540-665-5442 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help and Serve the Community
Volunteers are needed for the gift-wrap fundraiser for Healthy Families Northern Shenandoah Valley at the Apple Blossom Mall in Winchester.
The dates are Nov. 23-25 and Dec. 10-24 during mall business hours.
Contact 540-536-4113 or email@example.com.
Holiday turkey drive
The Salvation Army Winchester Corps has joined the Sheetz convenience stores to sponsor a holiday turkey drive.
Participants who bring one or more frozen turkeys to The Salvation Army (300 Fort Collier Road north of Winchester) will receive a $5 Sheetz gift card. Cash donations are also accepted.
The drive will continue through Dec. 14; 1,100 turkeys are needed.
Contact Cheryl Green at 540-662-4777, ext. 25.
A volunteer seed-collection program is under way.
Participants should drop off seeds from select native trees and shrubs at Blandy Experimental Farm in Boyce or the Virginia Department of Forestry at 2400 Valley Ave. in Winchester through Oct. 31.
The seeds are used by the Department of Forestry for reforestation and sale
Contact 540-837-1758, ext. 287, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival will hold a volunteer fair from 9 to 10 a.m. Nov. 17 at OakCrest Properties at 126 N. Kent St. in Winchester.
AARP driver class
AARP will conduct an eight-hour classroom refresher course, designed for those 50 and over, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday in the Frederick County Public Safety Building at 1080 Coverstone Drive east of Winchester.
Those completing the course will receive a certificate which should reduce auto insurance costs. No exams required.
The cost is $14. AARP members will receive a $2 discount if they bring a membership card.
Call Mike at 540-869-2204.
Belk charity sale
The Belk charity sale will be held from 6 to 10 a.m. Nov. 3 at the Apple Blossom Mall in Winchester.
Tickets cost $5 and will benefit local charities.
Concern Hotline needs volunteers to answer calls from home or on cell phones for four hours a week.
Pet food donations
Anyone donating 40 pounds of pet food to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Winchester and Frederick and Clarke Counties will receive a 30-minute portrait session and a free 8- by10-inch print from Story Tellers Photography of Winchester.
Donations will be accepted Oct. 20-21 at Clear Brook Park in Frederick County. Call 540-327-5322.
The Society of St. Andrew plans gleaning events through October and the first Saturday in November at area farms.
Volunteers are needed.
Gleaning will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays this month at Marker-Miller Farm in Frederick County.
Turnip harvesting is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 3 at Marker-Miller.
Contact Betty at email@example.com.
The Salvation Army, Winchester Corps, needs volunteers for the annual Christmas kettle bell-ringing fundraiser.
Ringing will begin Nov. 12 and continue through Dec. 24 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Contact Brenda McDonald at 540-662-4777, ext.15.
The Clarke County Animal Shelter needs volunteers for a variety of duties to help stray or abandoned dogs and cats find homes.
Special Olympics is recruiting volunteer coaches for bocce, soccer, roller- skating and volleyball.
Call Diana Treece at the Frederick County Parks and Recreation Department, 540-665-5678.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Winchester-Frederick County is renovating and/or building affordable houses for qualified low-income families.
Volunteers are needed. No skills are necessary. To sign up, visit habitatwfc.org. Groups should call 540-662-7066.
Habitat also is seeking low-income families interested in affordable homeownership. Families or individuals who have lived in Winchester or Frederick County for at least a year should call 540-662-7066.
The Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation needs volunteers to help operate its battlefield visitor center at 8437 Valley Pike near Middletown.
Contact 540-869-2064 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help with reading, writing, math
Literacy Volunteers-Winchester Area provides tutoring and small-group instruction to adults who need basic education in reading, English, math and General Educational Development preparation.
Call 540-536-1648 or visit lvwa.org.
Red Wagon Ministry
The Congregational-Community Action Project needs baby wipes and disposable diapers (sizes 2, 3 and 4).
An open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at C-CAP.
Contact Jody Stephenson with The Red Wagon Ministry at 540-955-0949 or drop off donations at C-CAP at 112 S. Kent St. in Winchester.
Spurmont Chapter 64, Order of the Eastern Star, sends shipments of supplies to adopted soldiers serving in Afghanistan, who distribute the supplies to their units.
Contact Lou Ann Thompson at email@example.com for a pickup or call 540-974-3071.
Faith in Action
Faith in Action for Winchester and Frederick and Clarke counties needs volunteers to visit with local residents or to take residents to medical and other types of appointments.
Xi Gamma Pi will place 20 pink flamingos in someone’s yard, along with a sign that reads “Congratulations! You’ve been flocked!”
The $30 suggested donation will benefit the local Relay for Life Cancer walk.
Contact Donna Bonjo at 540-665-8509.
FISH of Clarke County helps neighbors in need with funds, food, clothing, rides and counseling through a volunteer system.
Telephone work and driving help are needed.
Call Marilyn Estep at 540-955-1730.
Frederick County’s recycling initiative “Save-a-Sole” collects shoes, heels, handbags, belts, hats, luggage, backpacks and bags in any condition for recycling.
The items are shipped to West Africa.
Collection drop-off points are at county citizens’ convenience sites (except Gainesboro and Star Tannery), the Regional Landfill, and the Frederick County Animal Shelter. Visit fcrecycles.net.
Barns of Rose Hill
The Barns of Rose Hill needs volunteers for its events and for the Berryville-Clarke County Visitor Center.
Contact 540-955-2004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are needed at the Shenandoah and Culpeper Volunteer Farms to help with harvesting.
The farms are open from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Saturday.
Email email@example.com or call 540-459-3478.
Soup kitchens, free meals
These community organizations and churches offer free meals:
Braddock Street United Methodist Church, 115 Wolfe St., Winchester, provides a free meal from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Monday. Enter on Braddock Street. Call 540-667-3366.
Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 2732 Martinsburg Pike (U.S. 11), Stephenson, offers a free community meal, “Sharing His Bounty,” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.
Winchester Rescue Mission, 435 N. Cameron St., offers a free lunch at noon each Tuesday. Call 540-667-5379.
The Knights of Columbus sponsors a soup kitchen from 4 to 6 p.m. each Wednesday at 519 S. Cameron St., Winchester. Call 540-662-5545.
Living Faith Church, 419 N. Cameron St., Winchester, sponsors a soup kitchen from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Food donations are accepted. Call Jeff Beard at 540-665-2335.
Market Street United Methodist Church, 131 S. Cameron St., Winchester, hosts a Kitchen of Hope from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday. Call 540-662-6709.
The Centenary Reformed United Church of Christ, 202 S. Cameron St., Winchester, serves a free lunch from noon to 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. A food giveaway follows from 1 to 2 p.m. Call 540-888-3349.
The Jenny Girl Soup Kitchen is held from 5 to 7 p.m. each Wednesday at Grace Episcopal Church, Church Street, Berryville. Call Steve Mitchell at 540-955-3322.
Jubilee Kitchen is open from 11:30 to noon each Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Loudoun St., Winchester. Call 540-662-3832.
The Salvation Army, 300 Fort Collier Road, Winchester, provides free meals daily: Monday to Friday — 6:30 a.m. breakfast, noon lunch, and 5 p.m. dinner; Saturday — 10 a.m. brunch and 5 p.m. dinner; Sunday — 9 a.m. breakfast, 1 p.m. lunch and 6 p.m. dinner. Contact Lt. Danitza Porras at 540-662-4777, ext. 22.
Phazz One Ministries, 501 S. Cameron St., Winchester, serves a free community meal from 1 to 2 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. Call 540-323-7159.