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  1. Apr
    18
    Thu

    1. Spring Music Fest
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College will host a Spring Music Program featuring Doors Wide Open and the J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Talent Showcase The Voices of Reynolds. With over 20 years of combined musical experience, Doors Wide Open performs jazz of all dimensions including jazz, funk and fusion with a touch of rhythm and blues. The program is a free community event sponsored by JSRCC’s Multicultural Enrichment Council for the purpose of encouraging cultural diversity throughout the Reynolds campuses and communities.

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      7:00 pm
      Spring Music Fest
  2. Apr
    19
    Fri

    1. Ashland Volunteer Rescue Squad Fundraising Bingo
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Bingo with cash prizes

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      7:00 pm
      Ashland Volunteer Rescue Squad Fundraising Bingo
  3. Apr
    20
    Sat

    1. Wine For Cures / Ashland Wine Festival (all-day)
      Apr 20

      Wine For Cures at the Ashland Wine Festival will be held Saturday, April 20 at the Town of Ashland Municipal Parking Lot, 210 S Railroad Avenue in Ashland. Wine For Cures is a 501c3 public charity supporting all cancer cures causes; raising funds for cancer research and better treatment options for cancer suffers. All proceeds benefit our grant fund for research. Ashland Wine Festival will feature several Virginia wineries; all this with live music, business vendors and much more. Also, we have spaces available for businesses to show their goods and services; contact Gil at (804) 672-1200 or gil@wineforcures.org for full details. Tickets on sale at WineForCures.Org/Events; advance $18, day of $22 each includes a wine tasting pass (21+) and one of newly designed signature stem less wine glasses.

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      Wine For Cures / Ashland Wine Festival (all-day)
    2. 2013 Historic Garden Week in Ashland, VA
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

       

      Bella-Terra

      Bella-Terra

      80th Annual Historic Garden Week in Ashland, VA  – Saturday, April 20, 2013 – 10 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  This year’s tour, ’From Gentleman’s Farm to the Present,’ features 4 country properties, a church luncheon, and flower demonstrations.

      The two flower demonstrations are complimentary to ticket holders: 1) David Pippin at Kenwood United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2) Mary Claire Coster at ’Tufton’ from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  (see addresses below)

      ’Bella Terra’, 11019 Old Washington Hwy, Glen Allen, VA 23059 – a 2006 French Colonial home with Italian influence, which sits on 8.5 acres on Thomas Mill Pond on the Chickahominy River.  This 3-storey, 10,000 square foot home has a French gourmet kitchen and a master suite with a 3-way fireplace.

      ’Old Elmont School’, 11174 Elmont Road, Ashland, VA 23005 – A former 1911’s 4-room elementary school, this property is now home to two classics teachers.  The foyer features bead board wainscoting and a school desk dating to the early 1900’s. Artwork by local artists fills the walls. Cottage and shade gardens invite the visitor to linger.

      ’Kenwood’, 11179 Elmont Road, Ashland, VA 23005 – This house, built in 1885, stands on 19 acres.  The Queen Anne sytle house is a 2-storey weatherboard with decorative tin panels and a gingerbread proch. The original semi-detached kitchen remains at the rear of the house.  The home is furnished with 19th century antiques, many of which are family heirlooms.

      Tufton

      Tufton

      Kenwood United Methodist Church, 11208 Elmont Road, Ashland, VA 23005 – Kenwood Church was founded in 1891.  A buffet prepared by the ladies of the church will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $15/person in the church social hall.  Reservations should be made by April 15, 2013.  Please call (804) 840-3333 to make arrangements, or email sandywilliams3@msn.com.

      ’Tufton’, 13077 Cedar Lane, Ashland, VA 23005 – This house, built in 1970, features a black walnut staircase, limestone foyer, and beams salvaged from the ’Lucky Strike’ warehouse in Richmond,  Many treasures are displayed throughout the house including pharmaceutical bottles from an old family drug store in Ashland.

      Please visti: www.vagardenweek.org

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      10:00 am
      2013 Historic Garden Week in Ashland, VA
    3. “Cotton Patch Gospel” visits Duncan Memorial for April 20 performance
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      “The Cotton Patch Gospel,” a musical drama adapted from the books by Clarence Jordan, will be presented by the youth choir and musicians of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church. Below are the dates and places of the musical drama.

      Wednesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. at Gum Spring United Methodist Church, 35 Church Lane, Gum Spring, Va. Admission is free – offering to benefit Randolph-Macon College Habitat for Humanity.

      Saturday, April 20, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 21, at 3 p.m. at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 Henry Street, Ashland, on the campus of Randolph-Macon College. Admission $5 to benefit youth missions and retreats – children 5 and under are free.

      Book by Tom Key and Russell Treyz. Music and lyrics by Harry Chapin.

      This “Greatest Story Ever Retold” is based on the book “The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John” by Clarence Jordan in which the Gospel is presented in a setting of rural Georgia with country music songs, the final and perhaps best work of Harry Chapin. This presentation will adapt the story further to the setting of Central Virginia during the Civil Rights era. Herod is the mayor of Richmond and, inevitably, Christ is lynched by local thugs only to rise again.

      Youth and adults will enjoy this foot-stomping, hilarious and yet thought-provoking presentation. A freewill offering will be received at the April 17 show in Gum Spring, suggested donation of $5 per person with all proceeds benefiting the Randolph-Macon College Habitat for Humanity. Tickets for the April 20-21 shows at Duncan Memorial UMC are $5 each with all proceeds supporting the youth ministry of Duncan Memorial UMC. For more information, contact the church at office@duncanmemorialumc.org or (804) 798-7224.

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      7:00 pm
      “Cotton Patch Gospel” visits Duncan Memorial for April 20 performance
  4. Apr
    21
    Sun

    1. Caregivers and Caregiving Seminar
      12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

      Lebanon UMC will be hosting “Caregivers and Caregiving: A Seminar on Providing care for your Adult Loved One” on Sunday April 21st 12:30-2::30 PM at Lebanon UMC 8492 Peaks Rd Hanover, Va 23069. This Seminar is free and open to the public and is being sponsored by the Capitol Area Agency on Aging

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      12:30 pm
      Caregivers and Caregiving Seminar
    2. “Cotton Patch Gospel” visits Duncan Memorial for April 20 performance
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      “The Cotton Patch Gospel,” a musical drama adapted from the books by Clarence Jordan, will be presented by the youth choir and musicians of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church. Below are the dates and places of the musical drama.

      Wednesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. at Gum Spring United Methodist Church, 35 Church Lane, Gum Spring, Va. Admission is free – offering to benefit Randolph-Macon College Habitat for Humanity.

      Saturday, April 20, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 21, at 3 p.m. at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 Henry Street, Ashland, on the campus of Randolph-Macon College. Admission $5 to benefit youth missions and retreats – children 5 and under are free.

      Book by Tom Key and Russell Treyz. Music and lyrics by Harry Chapin.

      This “Greatest Story Ever Retold” is based on the book “The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John” by Clarence Jordan in which the Gospel is presented in a setting of rural Georgia with country music songs, the final and perhaps best work of Harry Chapin. This presentation will adapt the story further to the setting of Central Virginia during the Civil Rights era. Herod is the mayor of Richmond and, inevitably, Christ is lynched by local thugs only to rise again.

      Youth and adults will enjoy this foot-stomping, hilarious and yet thought-provoking presentation. A freewill offering will be received at the April 17 show in Gum Spring, suggested donation of $5 per person with all proceeds benefiting the Randolph-Macon College Habitat for Humanity. Tickets for the April 20-21 shows at Duncan Memorial UMC are $5 each with all proceeds supporting the youth ministry of Duncan Memorial UMC. For more information, contact the church at office@duncanmemorialumc.org or (804) 798-7224.

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      3:00 pm
      “Cotton Patch Gospel” visits Duncan Memorial for April 20 performance
  5. Apr
    24
    Wed

    1. Local Walmart Hosts Fan Events for Toyota Owners 400
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Richmond-Area Walmart Stores to host NASCAR Events with Bobby Labonte

      and Racing Simulators Starting April 23

      Select Walmart stores in the Richmond area will host exclusive fan events April 23-26. Customers are invited to attend these special events and enjoy racing show cars, simulators and meet driver Bobby Labonte. Walmart will also be offering great low prices on authentic NASCAR merchandise and everything for the ultimate tailgate leading up to the Toyota Owners 400.

       

      Participating stores in the Richmond area include:

       

      • Walmart Store 1424, 671 Southpark Blvd., Colonial Heights, Va.
        • Displays free and open to the public include Monster Energy Show Car and Sampling, Hefty’s Show Car Simulator, No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Show Car, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Mars M&M’s Show Car and Sim Pod & Trophy Display on Tuesday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

       

      • Walmart Store 1524, 12000 Iron Bridge Road, Chester, Va.
        • Displays free and open to the public include 5-hour Energy Show Car, Clorox Ultimate Tailgate Truck on Tuesday, April 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

       

      • Walmart Store 2795, 145 Hill Carter Parkway, Ashland, Va.
        • Displays free and open to the public include Monster Energy Show Car and Sampling, Hefty’s Show Car Simulator, Kellogg’s Cheez-It Show Car Simulator, Mars M&M’s Show Car, Sim Pod & Trophy Display on Wednesday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

       

      • Walmart Store 1523, 11400 West Broad Street, Glen Allen, Va.
        • Displays free and open to the public include 5-hour Energy Show Car, No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Show Car, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Clorox Ultimate Tailgate Truck on Wednesday, April 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

       

      • Walmart Store 2808, 12200 Chattanooga Plaza, Midlothian, Va.
        • Displays free and open to the public include Monster Energy Show Car and Sampling, Kellogg’s Cheez-It Simulator, Unilever Hellmann’s Show Car, No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Show Car, 5-hour Energy Show Car, Mars M&M’s Show Car, Sim Pod & Trophy Display on Thursday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

       

      • Walmart Store 1525, 7430 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville Va.
        • Special appearance by Bobby Labonte, Thursday, April 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
        • Displays free and open to the public include Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Hefty’s Show Car Simulator, Clorox Ultimate Tailgate Truck on Thursday, April 25 from 11:30 a.m. to

      5:30 p.m.

       

      • Walmart Store 2295, 7901 Brook Road, Richmond, Va.
        • Displays free and open to the public include Hefty’s Show Car Simulator, Unilever Hellmann’s Show Car, Kellogg’s Cheez-It Simulator, Clorox Ultimate Tailgate Truck, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Mars M&M’s Show Car, Sim Pod & Trophy Display on Friday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

       

      • Walmart Store 1525, 7430 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville, Va.
        • Displays free and open to the public include 5-hour Energy Show car, No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Show Car, Monster Energy Show Car and Sampling on Friday, April 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

       

       

      For additional details and a complete listing of participating Walmart stores, visit Walmart.com/NASCAR.

       

      Walmart Fan Driven 400

      Walmart is putting race fans in the driver’s seat with the “Fan Driven 400” – an innovative, socially-driven program that gives fans a voice in branding the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race June 9 at Pocono Raceway.  From March 11 through May 27, fans can vote via Walmart’s Local Facebook pages on details including the official race name, a signature concession item and the pace car design.

       

      The timeline for voting on various race components will be as follows:

      • Race Name Submission (Feb. 14-25): Customers can submit a name of their choice (32 character limit).
      • Race Name Vote (March 11-April 8): Vote for one of the three race name options.
      • Concession Item (April 9-May 6): Vote for one of three types concession items, sourced via The Pocono Fan Council.
      • Pace Car Design (May 7-27): Vote on one of three designs for the pace car.

       

      Visit walmarturl.com/FanDriven400 to learn more.

       

      Join the conversation on Twitter throughout the season with the hashtag #RaceTime, and follow us at @Walmart, @Walmartnewsroom, @NASCAR and @poconoraceway.

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      10:00 am
      Local Walmart Hosts Fan Events for Toyota Owners 400
  6. Apr
    25
    Thu

    1. Local Walmart Hosts Fan Events for Toyota Owners 400
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Richmond-Area Walmart Stores to host NASCAR Events with Bobby Labonte

      and Racing Simulators Starting April 23

      Select Walmart stores in the Richmond area will host exclusive fan events April 23-26. Customers are invited to attend these special events and enjoy racing show cars, simulators and meet driver Bobby Labonte. Walmart will also be offering great low prices on authentic NASCAR merchandise and everything for the ultimate tailgate leading up to the Toyota Owners 400.

       

      Participating stores in the Richmond area include:

      • Walmart Store 2808, 12200 Chattanooga Plaza, Midlothian, Va.
        • Displays free and open to the public include Monster Energy Show Car and Sampling, Kellogg’s Cheez-It Simulator, Unilever Hellmann’s Show Car, No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Show Car, 5-hour Energy Show Car, Mars M&M’s Show Car, Sim Pod & Trophy Display on Thursday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

       

      • Walmart Store 1525, 7430 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville Va.
        • Special appearance by Bobby Labonte, Thursday, April 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
        • Displays free and open to the public include Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Hefty’s Show Car Simulator, Clorox Ultimate Tailgate Truck on Thursday, April 25 from 11:30 a.m. to

      5:30 p.m.

       

      • Walmart Store 2295, 7901 Brook Road, Richmond, Va.
        • Displays free and open to the public include Hefty’s Show Car Simulator, Unilever Hellmann’s Show Car, Kellogg’s Cheez-It Simulator, Clorox Ultimate Tailgate Truck, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Mars M&M’s Show Car, Sim Pod & Trophy Display on Friday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

       

      • Walmart Store 1525, 7430 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville, Va.
        • Displays free and open to the public include 5-hour Energy Show car, No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Show Car, Monster Energy Show Car and Sampling on Friday, April 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

       

       

      For additional details and a complete listing of participating Walmart stores, visit Walmart.com/NASCAR.

       

      Walmart Fan Driven 400

      Walmart is putting race fans in the driver’s seat with the “Fan Driven 400” – an innovative, socially-driven program that gives fans a voice in branding the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race June 9 at Pocono Raceway.  From March 11 through May 27, fans can vote via Walmart’s Local Facebook pages on details including the official race name, a signature concession item and the pace car design.

       

      The timeline for voting on various race components will be as follows:

      • Race Name Submission (Feb. 14-25): Customers can submit a name of their choice (32 character limit).
      • Race Name Vote (March 11-April 8): Vote for one of the three race name options.
      • Concession Item (April 9-May 6): Vote for one of three types concession items, sourced via The Pocono Fan Council.
      • Pace Car Design (May 7-27): Vote on one of three designs for the pace car.

       

      Visit walmarturl.com/FanDriven400 to learn more.

       

      Join the conversation on Twitter throughout the season with the hashtag #RaceTime, and follow us at @Walmart, @Walmartnewsroom, @NASCAR and @poconoraceway.

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      10:00 am
      Local Walmart Hosts Fan Events for Toyota Owners 400
    2. West Hanover Legacy Series Historic Tour
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Tours of three West Hanover Historic churches

      Tours of three West Hanover Historic churches

      Tours of three West Hanover Historic churches

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      10:00 am
      West Hanover Legacy Series Historic Tour

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