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? A card shower is planned for Shirley Wymer, who will celebrate her 80th birthday on Tuesday. Cards may be sent to 535 Fulton Drive, Strasburg, Virginia 22657.

? A card shower is planned for Geary and Ethel Showman, who will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 12. Cards may be sent to 1221 St. Luke Road, Woodstock, Virginia 22664.


The Strasburg Community Library has begun its summer reading program that runs through July 31 for ages 6 to 12 and teens. Prizes are drawn every Saturday at 10 a.m. Information: 540-465-8464 or email


Strasburg Christian Church will host quarter bingo on Saturday at 165 High St. Food will be sold starting at 4:30 p.m. and games will begin at 5:30 p.m. Those attending are to note the time change.


The Handley Regional Library System has announced its youth summer reading program for kids and teens will kick off with a virtual Rally for Reading on Saturday. The theme is Tails and Tales.

The program features a mix of virtual programs including story sharing, music, STEAM-based activities, and interactive experiences for kids and teens from all interest levels.


Mayfest pageant

The Strasburg Miss Mayfest pageant will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Strasburg Recreation Center. The registration form is available at Pageant rules and regulations are available at


Samuels Library in Front Royal will open its summer reading program with a special story time at 11 a.m. on Monday in the Children¨s Garden. The program will also be livestreamed on Facebook. Registration for in-person participation can be made at

Pre-readers earn prizes by listening to five books each week while school-age readers and teens earn prizes by reading one book each week. Adults also enjoy the reading incentives and a little bit of competition with incentives that include a weekly give-away of one dozen Apple House apple cider donuts and grand prizes of a Kindle Fire Tablet with a book-themed case and annual passes to the National and State parks. Register at

The library has also added 12 Playaway Launchpads to its circulating collection. Launchpads are kid-friendly, pre-loaded tablets with content for children, designed with a simple, easy-to-use interface. The devices are instantly ready for use with no download time or need for Wi-Fi. The tablets contain apps, storybooks and videos that are appealing to children, yet educational. There are also Launchpads that focus on math and science concepts.

Spay Today

Spay Today, our area¨s nonprofit reduced-priced spay and neuter program, offers shots and tests at lower rates in addition to reduced-priced spay and neuter programs with many veterinarians over a wide area. Information: 304-728-8330 or


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