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Diversions: Week of Sept. 25, 2014

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Crafters Wanted Ashland Volunteer Fire Department is looking for crafters for a craft show Saturday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $25 for 8×8 space. Please contact Audrey Roberts for more information at (804) 349-5629.   Crafters wanted for the 24th annual Short Pump Ruritan Club Craft Show Saturday, Oct. 25. It will be held at short Pump Middle School – 4701 Pouncey Tract Road. For information, call

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  • The Rural Plains Foundations presents ‘The Defiant Sheltons’

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Rural Plains play

    The Rural Plains Foundation presents two free performances of “The Defiant Sheltons” Sunday, Oct. 5 at 2 and 4 p.m., at the Totopotomoy Creek Battlefield at “Rural Plains,” 7273 Studley Road, in Mechanicsville.  The afternoon also includes house tours and refreshments. An original drama written for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Totopotomoy Creek, “The Defiant Sheltons” recounts the Shelton family’s experience as battle raged round their home, Rural

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  • Hanover Tavern presents ‘Becoming Dr. Ruth’

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Va Rep Dr Ruth

    Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of “Becoming Dr. Ruth” by Mark St. Germain Friday, Sept. 12 at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. The show runs through Sunday, Oct. 19. This one-woman biographical account tells the incredible life story of Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

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  • Heed ‘call to the pork’ at the State Fair

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    At the Kentucky Derby, the horses trot onto the track at the call to the post. At this year’s State Fair of Virginia, Rosaire’s Royal Racers will heed the “call to the pork.” A longtime favorite of fairgoers, the popular porcines will be back this year with speedsters like Harry Hambone, Shakin Bacon, Katy Piggy Perry and others, ready to go snout to snout on their 180-foot racetrack.

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