Winchester Elks Lodge presentation
Winchester Elks Lodge No. 867 Exalted Ruler Dave Gardiner and the board directors recently presented local student Austin Riddell with the Young Patriot Plaque for his support of veterans and his efforts to have the Frederick County School Board recognize Veterans Day as a school holiday.
Winchester Host Lions Club
The club will meet at 12:15 p.m. today at the Winchester Moose Lodge. If you would like to join the meeting, send an email to email@example.com.
The Shenandoah Valley Stamp Club will meet from 7-9 p.m. today at 212 Davis Hall (Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center building). The club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month except December and invites stamp collectors of all ages. For more information, contact Cal Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign
The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign is underway. To schedule your bell ringing time and location, contact Tracy Hines at 540-662-4777 ext. 18 or email@example.com.
Kiwanis Club of Winchester
Club meetings are each Wednesday at the Winchester Moose Lodge, 213 E. Cork St., from noon to 1 p.m. Patrick Barker, executive director of the Frederick County Economic Development Authority, will give an update at this week's meeting on the online hockey rink constructed at James Wood Middle School. Anyone interested in attending is invited to join the Kiwanis for lunch. For more information, call Jeff 540-247-9243.
Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club
The Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month at the clubhouse at 2921 Grace St., Winchester. After a short business meeting, an interesting and informative program usually follows. Program topics can be found on the club's website at https://svarc.us. Guests are welcome to attend to learn more about amateur radio and joining the club.
Winchester Retired Teachers
Winchester Retired Teachers will meet Dec. 7 at Buzzins (formerly Perkins) on Millwood Avenue. Check in is at 11:30 a.m.; the meeting/luncheon begins at noon. The cost is $18 plus tip. The Handley Chorus will provide entertainment. We will be collecting donations for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle drive (make checks to Salvation Army). If you would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 1.
Walk with a Doc
The Winchester chapter of Walk With a Doc will have its next walk on Dec. 8 from 11 a.m.-noon. Meet at the Valley Health Wellness and Fitness Center lobby. Free to attend. Hear a brief talk "Fight Cold and Flu Season: Simple Lifestyle Choices to Boost Immunity" by the chapter's walk leader, Dr. Donna Michel, followed by an enjoyable walk with the group at your own pace and distance. Arrive 15-20 minutes early for check in. For more information, email email@example.com.
CCAP of Winchester is seeking donations of gently used bath towels, king/queen size sheets, tents, sleeping bags and tarps. The Red Wagon Ministry is in need of baby diapers (sizes 4, 5 and 6). Donations may be dropped off weekdays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 112 S. Kent St.
Froggy’s Closet has volunteer opportunities. Sorting clothing, matching outfits, sewing T-shirt bags and more. Froggy’s Closet provides clothing, books, toys and more to foster children, children at risk, and children in need with a referral. Located at 200 N. Braddock St., Winchester. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 540-773-4192 or visit www.frog-kids.org.
First Night Winchester
First Night Winchester, a community New Year’s celebration of the arts, is seeking vendors to set up on the Old Town Mall to sell food, drinks and/or novelties on the evening of Dec. 31. If you would like to apply for a location, contact Al Frappollo at email@example.com.
Winchester Area Newcomers Club
Meets the third Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. from September to May at Fellowship Bible Church, 3217 Middle Road, Winchester.The club is a social organization for women who are new to the area or who have had recent life changes and are looking to meet new friends. Visit www.winchesternewcomersclub.org/.
Disabled American Veterans
D.A.V. meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Cherry-Beasley Readiness Center, 181 Pendleton Drive, Winchester. Questions? Contact Leroy Lovett at 540-533-7737.
AMVETS and DAV
American Veterans (AMVETS) Post 18 and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 9 have joined forces to better serve our local veterans and their families. John Roberts, Certified DAV Chapter Service Officer, is available to assist veterans with filing for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, claims, and/or appeals. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-812-4473. Veterans in need can also email AMVETS Post 18 at email@example.com or call Post 18 Commander Ralph Hensley at 571-232-1184.
American Veterans (AMVETS) Post 18 meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Post Home, 851 Green St., Stephens City. All current members and active duty, reserve, and national guard personnel and veterans who have served honorably are welcome to attend.
Veterans are invited to join a breakfast meeting at 8:15 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Golden Corral Restaurant in Winchester. The group is headed by local pastor Paul Campbell. After breakfast, each veteran presents his military experiences to the group. Cost is $7 for all-you-can eat breakfast. Please wear a baseball cap representing your military service or organization. Questions? Josh Morimoto at 703-967-8679 or JoshRE2020@gmail.com.