SCPS hosts 2nd Annual Showcase Education Expo

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Shenandoah County Public Schools will host their 2nd Annual Showcase Education Expo on Saturday at Mountain View High School.

The event will be held October 21st from 10 am to 1 pm and is free and open to all SCPS families and community members.

Musical performances from different school bands and choirs will be held each half hour.

Parent Academy Chats will be held throughout the day on a variety of topics including Discipline, Attendance, and Code of Conduct, Mental Health Resources, and College and Career Planning.

The expo will also provide free books, offer children’s activities, and more.

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Central Outfitters hosts Open House

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Central High School is holding an open house for their program Central Outfitters from 10 am to 2 pm today at the High School.

Central Outfitters offers free, new and gently used clothing and toiletries donated from local organizations.

A partnership with Blue Ridge Area Food Bank helps them provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and other food options.

During the open house, their will also be numerous community organizations to speak with, children’s activities, and job training personnel.

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Inaugural First Night Middletown deemed a success

The inaugural First Night Middletown was deemed a success after raising over $2,500 for the Winchester Model Railroad Club.

The evening included musical performances and children’s activities as well as a silent auction including Mort Kunstler prints, signed Washington Commanders items, local gift cards, and more.

Money raised from the auctions contributed to the fundraising efforts towards Winchester Model Railroad Club’s new headquarters which is relocating to Middletown.

The Town and Club are already over halfway to their goal of $200,000.

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Middletown announces New Year’s plans

The Town of Middletown announced their new family friendly event, First Night Middletown.

The celebration will take place at the Town Office on New Years Eve from 6 pm – 9 pm.

The event is in partnership with the Winchester Model Railroad Club which is moving their headquarters to Middletown and helping to rebuild the B&O Railroad Station.

Visitors will get a glimpse at the new station as the top floor of the office will feature model, operating railroad layouts.

There will also be kids activities, magical performances from Kevin Owens and live music.

Old Town Winchester announced earlier this year that their annual First Night celebration will no longer take place.

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Belle Grove’s Annual GardenFest

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Today is the Annual GardenFest and Master Gardener Plant Sale at Belle Grove Plantation from 8 am – 2 pm.

Admission and parking are free and all plants are for sale for $5.

Plant sale proceeds benefit Virginia Cooperative Extensions educational programming in Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren Counties.

There will also be children’s activities, historic garden tours, information booths and more.

Tours will also be available for the Belle Grove Manor House from 10 AM to 4 PM.

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7th Annual Family Fun Day in Front Royal

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Today is the 7th Annual Family Fun day in Downtown Front Royal as a part of the First Friday’s Weekend.

Fun Flix Friday was postponed yesterday, but today a New Orleans style parade will get things started at 10 am.

They will line up on Luray Avenue and also close portions of Main Street, Royal Avenue, Chester Street, and 3rd Street.

Then stick around for some live music, plenty of activities for the kids, and a crawfish boil.

Many local shops and vendors will also stay open during this event which will wrap up at 6 pm.

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Mingle with Kringle at the YDC


The Youth Development Center in Winchester invites you to “Mingle with Kringle” today from 10 am to noon.

This event will feature arts and crafts, a cookie decorating station, refreshments, and pictures with Santa.

The pictures will be taken outside to help with spacing.

Photographs will be emailed to the participants after the event.

Registration through their website is encouraged for this free event to help the YDC have an estimate on how many visitors to prepare for.

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Crafting Classes

Crafting Classes are available at the Lions Shelter in Chet Hobart park and is open for ages 7 and up. September 22nd the project will be bird houses the fee is 15 dollars per class as well as a 5 dollar supply fee. Contact Clarke County parks and rec at 540-955-5140 or