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  1. May

    1. The Art of John Lennon
      12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Chasen Galleries is honored to present an exhibition of the extraordinary artworks of John Lennon. All artwork is on exhibition and available for acquisition May 7 through May 10, 2015. All events are complimentary and open to the public. Gallery Exhibition Hours are Noon – 8 pm daily and Noon – 6pm on Sunday. Scheduled events will feature programming led by Collection Curator, Lynne Clifford, a noted authority on the works of John Lennon. Ms. Clifford will be in the gallery and available to the public; speaking on the exhibited works and providing insight into the history and stories behind the artwork. For more information, visit RSVP’s requested: 804-204-1048 or All images Copyright © Yoko Ono.

      12:00 pm
      The Art of John Lennon
    2. The Elves and the Shoemaker
      12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
      Elves & the Shoe Maker

      Elves & the Shoe Maker

      The Grimm Brothers’ classic tale of the poor cobbler who gets some unexpected help from some tiny friends….friends who come to his shop in the middle of the night to do their job. Lots of music, lots of laughs, and the lots of heart as the audience learns the value of work and compassion. The perfect Springtime treat!

      12:00 pm
      The Elves and the Shoemaker
    3. Close to Home | Opening Reception
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Paintings and Ceramics by Amy HR Donahue, Dan Michael, Kathleen Walsh, & Fonda Cody.


      Close to Home | Gallery Flux

      Paintings and Ceramics by Amy HR Donahue, Dan Michael, Kathleen Walsh, & Fonda Cody.

      Opening Reception: Thursday, May 7th from 5:30-8:00pm

      Ashland First Thursday Opening Reception: Thursday, June 4th, from 5:30-8:00pm

      On exhibit May 7 – June 27


      The artists in this show find inspiration “close to home” and can be identified by their own unique style. These plein air artists concentrated their work for this exhibition on the beauty of a landscape painting. In the body of work, each artist captures an element in nature and emphasizes that element as the subject and focus.


      Dan Michael | A Pastel Painter

      Dan’s work always includes a ribbon of light. The artist explains, “These arrangements of pastel marks go beyond a mechanical process, they are orchestrated to try and capture the elusive qualities of light and atmosphere that display the extraordinary characteristics of common subject matter”.


      Kathleen Walsh | Oil Plein Air Painter

      Kathleen is inspired by nature. She seems ‘at home’ when venturing out to capture a landscape. “Landscape is my guide. Nature the muse. Just being outdoors awakens the senses; melds surprise, consideration and wonder.”


      Amy HR Donahue | Oil Plein Air Painter

      Amy is praised for the attention to detail in her work. She makes a small painting feel large! “Everywhere I travel scenes beg to be painted. Light and vivid color captivate me.”


      Fonda Cody | Ceramic Artist

      Fonda’s work has a natural appearance on the surface, including layering of rustic earth tones. “This process of discovery fuels my creativity in working with each media as I develop an awareness of their possibilities and limitations.

      5:30 pm
      Close to Home | Opening Reception
    4. Dual Recovery Anonymous
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Dual Recovery Anonymous meets Thursdays at the Thomas Hale Education Center at Sunrise House.

      Dual Recovery Anonymous is for those seeking relief from an emotional or mental disorder & a co-occurring substance abuse problem.

      The group is peer run, meaning that it is run by people with a mental illness and substance abuse history.

      For more information see:

      This excellent group supports people with both mental illness and substance abuse history. Please join us for fellowship in the 12-step tradition. There are no fees, registration forms or advanced notice necessary! 

      5:30 pm
      Dual Recovery Anonymous
    5. Ashland Community National Day of Prayer
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Please come out and join us for the 7th year of celebration and prayer for the observance of the National Day of Prayer in Ashland, VA. This is a community event that is free and everyone is welcome. The program will open with a Flag Ceremony led by the American Heritage Girls, singing of the National Anthem, Prayers spoken and gathering of prayer requests for the Prayer Basket. Music provided by “4 The Lord” and “The Masters House” praise band. See you on the grounds and under the skies of the Ashland Town Hall for an evening of prayer, praise, and music. Walk away feeling inspired and full of God’s blessings! Rain or Shine! Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket.

      7:00 pm
      Ashland Community National Day of Prayer
    6. Ashland Community National Day of Prayer Celebration
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ashland Community National Day of Prayer invites you join us for our 7th year of celebration and prayer for the observance of the National Day of Prayer. This is a community event that is free and everyone is welcome!


      The theme for this year’s National Day of Prayer is “Lord Hear Our Cry.” There will be an opening Flag Ceremony along with the National Anthem that will be led by the local American Heritage Girls. Community Pastors will be offering directed prayers and individual prayer requests will be collected during the evening that will be put in a “Prayer Basket” for a covering of prayer for those requests. Music will be provided by “4 The Lord” and “The Masters House” praise band.


      Please come out for this special once a year program of praise, prayer, and music and show your support of being “One Voice United in Prayer.” We hope to see you on the “lawn” of the Ashland Town Hall, 101 Thompson Street, Ashland, VA 23005 on May 7th at 7:00 p.m. Come rain or shine and please bring a lawn chair or blanket. Contact: 380-9519

      7:00 pm
      Ashland Community National Day of Prayer Celebration
    7. Two Bits: The Barbershop Musical
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Lots of silliness and a heartwarming story for the whole family: Our hero, Danny Boy, found his Million Dollar Baby (Sweet Adeline), at the Five-and-Ten-Cent Store – you get the picture! Classic barbershop harmonies are sung in a classic barbershop setting as this original musical unfolds on the Mill stage. Written by the Mill’s own Tom Width and Paul Deiss. March 26-May 16, 2015 $59.50 Dinner Theatre $41.25 Theatre Only Call to make reservations (804)748-5203 or visit us online at Matinee Dates: 4/8/15, 4/18/15, 4/26/15, 5/2/15, 5/10/15, 5/16/15

      8:00 pm
      Two Bits: The Barbershop Musical
  2. May

    1. 6th Annual Aces for Awareness
      9:00 am – 1:30 pm

      Aces for Awareness, sponsored by MEDARVA Healthcare, is a fun annual charity event to raise funds for the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation (VBCF). Enjoy a fun morning of high-energy tennis in a non-competitive environment while perfecting your game with instruction from Richmond area tennis professionals!

      You don’t have to play tennis to have a wonderful time for a great cause! After the tennis matches, attendees will gather at Westwood Club for a fantastic silent auction, luncheon and fashion show. Our Fashion Show will feature latest looks from Sara Campbell and Sassy Bee, clothing for on and off the court as well as active, day and evening wear. Come out and cheer on our models – breast cancer survivors from the local community.

      9:00 am
      6th Annual Aces for Awareness
    2. Bioenergetics: Arts Meet Gentle Science in Sickness and in Health
      9:30 am – 5:00 pm

      See 20 novel experiences that convey the importance of the powerhouses in the cells of our body – mitochondria! This collaborative exhibition between faculty and students in Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Engineering and School of Arts with the Science Museum of Virginia presents two and three dimensional artistic interpretations that will inspire and encourage guests to make informed lifestyle choices!

      9:30 am
      Bioenergetics: Arts Meet Gentle Science in Sickness and in Health
    3. Wicked Plants
      9:30 am – 5:00 pm

      Step into a macabre world where plants hold the power as you discover the biochemical, physical and neurological processes between plants and the human body. From poisonous to carnivorous to just plain nasty, learn about these diabolical botanical plants inside of a decrepit home – including some of the most infamous plants in history!

      9:30 am
      Wicked Plants

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