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Diversions, week of May 28, 2015

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 11:10 am

Through May 31 Randolph-Macon College hosts “Hidden Hanover” at Flippo Gallery featuring a selection of works from the last three years that display sites in the county that are hidden from plain view and represent special areas of resurgence and change in the landscape. Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. Flippo Gallery, Pace-Armistead Hall (211 N. Center Street, Ashland). Free and open to the public.

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  • Tomato Festival accepting applications for Tiny Miss/Little Miss pageant

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Applications are being accepted for the 2015 Tiny Miss and Little Miss Tomato Festival pageant.

    What little girl doesn’t love tiaras, dresses, and tomatoes? Even if she doesn’t go for the fruit, she may still be eligible to participate in the 2015 Tiny Miss/Little Miss Hanover Tomato Festival pageant. The Hanover Tomato Festival is now accepting applications for the Tiny Miss and Little Miss Hanover Tomato Pageant. The pageant and reception will take place on Saturday, June 27, at East Hanover Volunteer Rescue Squad. Entry

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  • Taylor’s Family Fishing FUN event set June 6

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Parks and Recreation, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Virginia Fishing Adventures, and Bass Pro Shops present the annual Taylor’s Family Fishing FUN event Saturday, June 6. From 4 to 7 p.m. the pond at Courthouse Park will be swimming with excitement. Add that fish tale to your children’s memory during this free event that is open to the public. Attendees will receive goodies, a fishing certificate of participation,

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  • Ashland Street Parties kicks off summer with Steve Bassett and Robbin Thompson May 16

    Posted on May 7, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Steve Bassett

    Ashland Street Parties opens its 2015 season May 16 with Steve Bassett and Robbin Thompson. Music, dancing, and fun will be held from 6:30 to 11 p.m., at the plaza behind the Ashland Library, 201 S. Railroad Avenue. Food and beverages will be available throughout the event. Tickets are $10 in advance and $20 at the gate. They can be purchased online (a $1 service fee is added) at www.ashlandstreetparties.com.

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  • Ashland Strawberry Faire seeks vendors

    Posted on May 7, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    The 34th Ashland Strawberry Faire is right around the corner, Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the streets surrounding Randolph-Macon College. The Faire is one of the area’s largest charitable events, and there is no entrance fee. People far and near have made this their family tradition since 1982, so come on out and begin or continue your tradition. So much to see and do with

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  • Parks and Rec’s Summer Camp registration open

    Posted on May 7, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Hanover County Parks and Recreation opened registration for summer programs April 1. It’s time to make space for macaroni necklaces, hear catchy camp songs, and learn about the latest and greatest game or activity. Parents, be prepared for your children to have a summer they will remember and won’t want to end. The Summer Sneakers program, for rising first through rising sixth graders, will be at eight elementary school sites.

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  • Shrimp and Suds expected to raise $25,000 for local charities, scholarships

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Rotarians will stand ready to serve shrimp and other delicious food at the 33rd annual Shrimp and Suds Feast May 14 at Kings Dominion Pavilion.

    After many months of preparation, the Hanover Rotary Club will be holding its 33rd annual Shrimp and Suds Feast fundraiser next Thursday, May 14, at the Kings Dominion Pavilion in Doswell. The event is centered around a supper of shrimp and beer, or “suds” if you will, and features live music, this year’s performers being the Jimmy Buffet tribute band, B2B. Maintaining the family-friendly appeal, hotdogs and soda are offered

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