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The Dixie Power Trio is comprised of Zack Smith on cornet and accordion, Andy Kochenour on bass, Chuck Underwood on guitar, and Byron McWilliams on drums.

Dixie Power Trio kicks off summer concert series in Ashland

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 10:06 am

The Bluemont Concert Series returns to the Town of Ashland for its 10th season of outdoor evening concerts featuring a variety of family-focused evening performances. The concerts’ venue is on the steps of Randolph-Macon’s Blackwell Auditorium. The season kicks off on Sunday, Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. with the first of four concerts, featuring the band the Dixie Power Trio. The Dixie Power Trio delights audiences across the country with

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  • Ashland’s Masterworks Chorale to begin fall rehearsals

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Have you sung in a chorus or choir in the past and miss the joy of learning music and creating harmony with other voices? If so, please plan to join Ashland’s Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale when rehearsals begin for their eighth year Sept. 8. Rehearsals are on Monday nights from 7 – 9:15 p.m., at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 Henry St., Ashland. The first three rehearsals (Sept. 8,

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  • Local libraries hold Bat World program, Ice Cream socials

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Summer Storytimes end on Friday, Aug. 1.  Fall Storytimes resume Monday, Sept. 8. All branch libraries will be closed Saturday, Aug. 30 and Monday, Sept. 1.   Ashland Branch Library Bat World Wednesday, Aug. 6, 11 a.m. Enter the fascinating world of bats! Learn about myths, bat habitats, and food preferences, and how they benefit us. Hear echolocation demonstrated using a bat detector on a live bat, too! Teen Movie

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  • Diversions week of July 24, 2014

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Abstract paintings by Amy Harris

    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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  • Local libraries hold movie nights, storytimes

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Ashland Branch Library Alice in Wonderland: Presented by the Chesterfield Children’s Theatre at the Ashland Branch Library Saturday, July 26 at 2 p.m. Join Alice on a trip down the rabbit hole and visit a magical land of Mad Hatters, Smiling Cats, Rabbits, and Queens. Meet and greet your favorite characters after the show! Call (804) 798-4072 or visit the library at 201 S. Railroad Avenue for more information. How

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  • Humane Society hosts annual Critter Camp

    Posted on July 10, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    In July, the Hanover Humane Society will once again offer its “Loving Critter Camp” for animal-loving children during summer vacation. Hanover Humane has dedicated this educational program for children in honor of Diana Lynn Loving, one of Hanover Humane’s patrons. Through eyes of the children enrolled in “Loving Critter Camp,” Loving’s respect, love, and appreciation for animals will live on. “Loving Critter Camp” is the place where campers will learn

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  • Parsons’ Cause hosts free patriotic program July 5

    Posted on July 3, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Saturday, July 5, The Parsons’ Cause Foundation, Inc. is pleased to present a free patriotic program as part of its 2014 summer series. The program begins at 11 a.m. at the Historic Hanover Courthouse in Hanover County. Patrick Henry (as portrayed by actor Bill Young) appears in the last year of his life. He reflects on his childhood, two marriages, religious convictions, love of children, various careers, and key contributions

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