Club Auto Hoppers
The Hoppers Auto Club Inc. recently held its 64th Annual Awards and Installation Banquet. A special check presentation was made to Bobby Dick, president of the Shawnee Ruritan Club, from proceeds from the Hoppers’ fall car show. A surprise lifetime membership was presented to Fred Cheshire for 32 years of membership and serving 14 years as an officer, including five as president. He is the only 15th member so honored in the club’s 64 years. Special recognition awards were presented to Marie Cheshire and Byron Morgan as non-member labor winners for their assistance at the car show. The Presidents Key Man Awards were presented to Dennis Humenay and Ted Morgan. The Activity Points winners were: Greg Lambert, 1st; Craig Lambert, 2nd; Joe Patterson, 3rd. The Joe Patterson Outstanding Member of the Year Award, voted by secret ballot, was won by Fred Cheshire. The award bears the name of a still active founding member. Other founding members were Donnie Fiddler, Bobby Fiddler and Earl VanMeter. The club officers for 2023 are: Fred Cheshire, president; Greg Lambert, Vice President; John Calder, secretary; Harold Ruckman, Treasurer; Kenny Renner, Sergeant-at-Arms; Joe Patterson, Norman Bayliss and Gary Moxley, Senior Board Members.
Winchester Lions Club
The Winchester Host Lions Club will meet at 12:15 p.m. today at Winchester Moose Lodge, 213 E. Cork St. The guest speaker will be Abigail Gomez of Arte Libre. The public is invited. If you would like to join the meeting, email [email protected]
Winchester Kiwanis Club
The club will hold a pancake day committee meeting at noon on Wednesday at Winchester Moose Lodge, 213 E. Cork St. Lunch is available. For more information about the club, contact Jeph at 540-539-2234 or email [email protected]
Rotary Club of Winchester
The club does not have a midday meeting this week.
Walk with a Doc
The Winchester Chapter of Walk With a Doc will have its next walk Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon. Meet in the lobby of the Valley Health Wellness and Fitness Center. The event is free. Listen to a brief lecture, “Sodium and Your Health: Facts and Myths,” by walk leader Dr. Donna Michel, followed by an enjoyable walk with the group at your own pace and at a distance. The march takes place outdoors. Arrive 15-20 minutes early to check in. In the event of inclement weather, contact the fitness center at 540-536-3000 or check their Facebook page for cancellation updates the morning of the event. For more information, email [email protected]
Beekeepers from the North Shenandoah Valley will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Blandy Farm Library, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce. Visit bonsbees.com.
Free lunch, food gift
Centenary Reformed United Church of Christ, 202 S. Cameron St., Winchester, will serve lunch in the social hall from noon to 12:30 p.m. Friday. Food will be distributed from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Old Town Kiwanis Club
Ashley Miller and Lani Pendleton of Gifts Giving Books, which provides books to third-grade students at Quarles Elementary School, among other projects, will be guest speakers at the club meeting Feb. 13 at noon at the center’s El Centro restaurant. Loudoun Street mall. They will accept additional books from the public after approving them. A list of approved books is available upon request. Contact Doug Butler, 540-771-9253.
Order a singing Valentine
Windsong Community Chorus performs Singing Valentines on Valentine’s Day, February 14, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. A mini choir of ladies will sing a special three-part harmony blend for your loved one, friend or colleague. You will also receive a 5×7 photo and a small gift for $40. Call 540-335-6111 or email [email protected] to schedule!
Foundation of the French and Indian War
The French & Indian War Foundation will hold a George Washington birthday event from 5-8 p.m. on February 20 at Winchester Brew Works, 320 N. Cameron St., Winchester. Re-enactors will be on hand to add color to the festivities. Call or text Scott Straub at 731-227-2327 for details or visit www.FIWF.org.
Handley’s 100th Anniversary Book
Handley High School will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2023-2024. The celebration organizing committee plans to publish a book detailing the school’s history and is looking for memorabilia (photos, school uniforms, etc.) for possible inclusion. Please bring items to the Hollingsworth Mill behind the Visitor Center at 1360 S. Pleasant Valley Road on March 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. where items will be photographed or scanned. For more information on the celebration, visit onehandley.com.
International Gastronomy and Wine Business
On March 30, The Rotary Club of Winchester will present An International Affair of Food and Wine, a fundraising cocktail party to be held at Fox Meadow Barn. The event will benefit Wheels for Wellness, a local non-profit agency that provides free door-to-door transportation to medical appointments and medical treatment for those in the area who have no other means of transportation. transportation. This year’s event will feature wine pairings with hors d’oeuvres prepared by area restaurants and a silent auction. To become a sponsor or donate an auction item, call Ann at 540-550-1885. Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com/e/514051962257.
Winchester CCAP requires the following lightly used items: the greatest need is for winter clothing, shoes and boots for boys and girls 18 months to 18 months through teenagers. We also need winter coats, gloves and hats for everyone; men’s jeans, belts, hooded sweatshirts, sweatpants and sweatshirts; handbags for women; tennis shoes (all sizes and ages); bath towels and bedding (used gently and clean, all sizes); tents and sleeping bags; individual packs of baby wipes and diapers sizes 4,5,6; disposable underwear for adults of all sizes and incontinence pads; hygiene products for babies and adults. Donations can be dropped off Monday through Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 112 S. Kent St., Winchester. Call CCAP at 540-662-4318 for a scheduled drop-off if these times don’t fit your schedule.
The North Shenandoah Valley Affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness sponsors an in-person family support group the first Sunday of the month from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The meeting is held at the Methodist Church United of Welltown, 1444 Welltown Road, Clear Brook. Free and open to anyone affected by the mental illness of a friend or loved one. Participants find support, informal advice and coping strategies. All meetings are anonymous and confidential. For more information, call 540-533-1832 or email [email protected]
Looking for addiction help/support?
Come to an addiction recovery group meeting at 301 N. Cameron St., Winchester. Meetings are held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the Stutzman Conference Room. We welcome without an appointment and are here to help you spiritually and in complete confidentiality. Questions? Call 703-626-8044.
Dick Bowers Duplicate Bridge Club
The club meets every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Community Hall of The United Methodist Church of Kernstown, 3239 Valley Pike, Winchester, and on the first and third Saturdays at the Second Floor Conference Room, Westminster-Canterbury at 12:30 p.m. 300 Westminster-Canterbury Drive, Winchester. All bridge players are welcome, including new ones. Arrangements can be made if partners are needed. Phone: 703-935-6720
Disabled American Veterans
DAV 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.
Wheels for well-being
Wheels for Wellness is looking for volunteer drivers to transport clients to and from medical appointments and treatments. Adapt to your schedule. Visit www.Wheels4Wellness.org for more information and application.
This is the perfect time to have your cat and dog neutered and neutered. Spay Today is the region’s non-profit discount pay and sterilization program. Choose from many veterinarians located over a wide area. At the time of surgery, initial injections and tests can be obtained at lower rates. Call 304-728-8330 or visit https://spay-today.org.