In the spirit of the man who did not mince his words, we give you American’s favorite treat! A day with Mars Chocolate North America who is dedicated to sharing chocolate’s fascinating journey through time – how chocolate was made, how it was used, where it came from, and what it tasted like throughout history. Chocolate has been woven through the fabric of American culture for centuries. With its origin in the rain forests of Central and South America at least 3,500 years ago, chocolate’s rich history is intertwined in the stories of our ancestors. Along with our docents we will bring the history of chocolate to life through lectures, tastings and interactive demonstrations. A team of Mars Chocolate History Ambassadors share chocolate’s journey through one‐on‐one historical bean‐to‐beverage demonstrations using authentic tools including cocoa pods, cocoa beans and nibs, a hot stone metate, winnowing baskets, chocolate drink pots and molinos. Guests are able to see, touch, taste and smell the historic chocolate‐making experience at every demonstration. As always children 6 and under are FREE
Goodwill is opening its 2nd store in Ashland, third in Hanover County, on Thursday, March 13th at 9 a.m. Goodwill President and CEO, Charles D. Layman, along with Goodwill Board members and community leaders, will be on hand to celebrate and cut the ribbon. In addition to finding great bargains, shoppers can win door prizes every hour. Come join the fun!
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: http://www.draonline.org/
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!
Owners ages 12 and up, dogs of any age. Lace up your sneakers and grab your dog’s leash for the Pooch Pursuit! Run the 5K trail or walk a 2 mile course. This dog friendly event (although canine participation is optional), will benefit the Friends of Hanover Dog Parks and their efforts to construct a dog park at Pole Green Park. All registered participants will receive an owner and dog friendly treat bag. Entry fee: 5K-$20 per person (dogs are free)/2 mile walk-$10 per person (dogs and children under 12 years of age are free) Awards will be presented to the top 5K finishers in each division Race day registrations will not be accepted. Saturday, March 15 8:00am-11:00am Pole Green Park Awards will be handed out to the top three (3) finishers in the following divisions (Male & Female): Canine Divisions: