Community bulletin board — news from organizations

Posted: October 9, 2013


Winchester Connection

The Winchester Connection, a social group for single professionals over 45, will meet at 6 p.m. Friday at El Centro Restaurant, 1 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.

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

Host Lions

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

The speaker will be Scott Yoder, head football coach of Shenandoah University. Call 540-667-6350.


NAACP 7127will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Highland Episcopal Church, 448 Highland Ave. Winchester.

Contact Alvin Walker at or 540-327-7061.

Rotary Club  of Frederick County

Dawn Miller Sander will speak at the Rotary Club of Frederick County’s meeting at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Shenandoah University in the Clement Board Room of Allen Dining Hall.

Her topic will be “Conflict Transformation” in the workplace.

The Long Range Planning Committee will meet after the meeting. Contact Kitty Zuckerman at

Blue Ridge  Democratic Women

The Blue Ridge Democratic Women and the Women’s Studies Program of Shenandoah University will host a lecture on “Gender Inequality — Insights and Solutions” at 6 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Stimpson Auditorium of the Harry Byrd Business Building at SU.

The speaker will be Dr. Russell B. McKelway of Winchester Medical Center.

It is open to the public with pre-registration at or 540-877-3347. Visit

Winchester Rotary

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

Cedar Creek National Park Ranger Eric Campbell will present the history of Cedar Creek and its evolution into a national park.

Rotary Club  of Clarke County

The Rotary Club of Clarke County will meet at noon today in the fellowship hall of Berryville Presbyterian Church, 123 W. Main St., Berryville.

Past District Governor Ned Lester will speak in honor of Kemp Denning Day.

Contact Marie Murphy at 540-247-5442 or

Woman’s Club  of Clarke County

The Woman’s Club of Clarke County will meet at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Berryville Baptist Church for a soup and sandwich luncheon. The soups, beverages, and desserts will be provided. Members should bring a sandwich.

The annual collection for the FISH food bank will follow the luncheon. Dues for 2014 are payable through December. Call 540-955-1590.

American Legion

American Legion Conrad-Hoover Post 21 will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Post home 1730 Berryville Pike.

Contact 540-662-9501 or

Shenandoah  Knitting Guild

The Shenandoah Knitting Guild will meet at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First Christian Church, Winchester.

The program will be about smocking. All knitters welcome. Contact Gail Crane at 540-667-1553 or

Apple Valley Tea Party

The Apple Valley Tea Party will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Frederick County Public Safety Building, 1080 Coverstone Drive.

Light refreshments available. Call Dody 540-533-4894 or visit

Winchester Wheelmen

Winchester Wheelmen will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Blue Ridge Bicycles, 2228G Papermill Road, Winchester.

A headcount will be taken for a pizza order at 6 p.m. A slideshow of summer cycling trip photos will be shown. Bring a chair. The club will provide the pizza, soda pop, and water.


The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2123 will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Windy Hill Business Park, U.S. 522 south of Winchester. Call Rod Bulley at 540-327-0496.

The women’s and men’s auxiliaries of the post will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Eagles hall on Baker Lane in Winchester.

Beta Sigma Phi

Preceptor Gamma Lambda will host Beta Sigma Phi’s Preferential Tea from 2 ot 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at the home of Ellen Nichols, 355 W. Whitlock Ave., Winchester.

Newcomers Club

The Winchester Area Newcomers Club, a social club for women, will meet at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 16 at the Opequon Presbyterian Church in Kernstown.

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Winchester Kiwanis

Dr. Tracy Fitzsimmons, president of Shenandoah University, will speak to the Kiwanis Club of Winchester at noon today at the Best Western Lee-Jackson on “SU, Now and the Future.”

The club has selected Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winchester, Frederick and Clarke Counties as the major beneficiary for the Nov. 2 Pancake Day at the War Memorial Building in Jim Barnett Park, Winchester.


American Association of University Women and Friends of Handley Regional Library are co-sponsoring a candidates forum for Virginia House of Delegates candidates in the 10th, 29th, and 33rd Districts from 10:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 19 in the auditorium of Handley Library.

Candidates in the10th District are Monte A. Johnson and J. Randy Minchew, both of Leesburg. Candidates in the 29th District are Mark J. Berg and Larry Lamar Yates, both of Winchester. Candidates in the 33rd District are Mary Lou Costello Daniel of Berryville, Dave A. LaRock of Hamilton, and Patrick G. Hagerty of Leesburg.

All the candidates have responded that they will participate. It is open to the public.

Dance Club Shenandoah

Dance Club Shenandoah will host a dance at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the North Warren Fire Hall, 266 Rockland Court, Front Royal.

The Dave Winter Group will play. A free dance lesson will be given at 6:15 p.m.

This is a members-only organization which holds monthly ballroom/swing/Latin dances with live bands.

Prospective members and couples who would like to attend are to call Steve and Ellen Nichols at 540-667-1923.

Northern Shenandoah Valley Audubon Society

The Northern Shenandoah Valley Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in Hester Auditorium of Henkel Hall at Shenandoah University in Winchester.

Shenandoah Riverkeeper Jeff Kelble will speak on the health of the Shenandoah River and what can be done. The program is free and open to the public.

Call Rosemary Rogers at 540-323-7627 or visit


The Fort Loudoun Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at noon Oct. 19 at Westminster Canterbury, 300 Westminster-Canterbury Drive, Winchester.

The speaker will be Katie Barney Moose, a descendant of the Clagett family of Maryland and other New England whaling families. She will lecture on” Early Chesapeake Food and Herbs Leading Up to the War of 1812.” Prior to the luncheon, attendees may sample prepared treats.

Cost is $16 and reservations are due by Tuesday to Diane Wittreich at or 540-550-5661.

Contact Registrar Cindy Fordney at for information about joining the organization.

Free meals

The following organizations provide free meals to area residents.

Living Faith Church, 419 N. Cameron St., Winchester, sponsors a soup kitchen from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Food donations are accepted. Call Jeff Beard at 540-665-2335.

Jubilee Kitchen is open from 11:30 to noon Saturdays at First Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Loudoun St., Winchester. Call 540-662-3832.

Braddock Street United Methodist Church, 115 Wolfe St., Winchester, provides a meal at 6 p.m. Mondays. Enter on Braddock Street. Call 540-667-3366.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 2732 Martinsburg Pike, Stephenson, offers a community meal, “Sharing His Bounty,” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays. Contact 540-662-1269.

Winchester Rescue Mission, 435 N. Cameron St., offers lunch at noon Tuesdays. Call 540-667-5379.

The Knights of Columbus sponsors a soup kitchen from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at 519 S. Cameron St., Winchester. Call 540-662-5545.

Market Street United Methodist Church, 131 S. Cameron St., Winchester, hosts a Kitchen of Hope from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Call 540-662-6709.

The Centenary Reformed United Church of Christ, 202 S. Cameron St., Winchester, serves lunch from noon to 1 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays. A food giveaway follows from 1 to 2 p.m. Call 540-888-3349.

The Salvation Army, 300 Fort Collier Road, Winchester, provides 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, and Sunday, 9 a.m. breakfast, 1 p.m. lunch and 6 p.m. dinner. Call 540-662-4777, ext. 22.

Phazz One Ministries, 501 S. Cameron St., Winchester, serves a community meal from 1 to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Sundays. Call 540-323-7159.


To add to the list of free meals and soup kitchens or to make changes, contact F.C. Lowe at or 540-667-3200, ext. 265.