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  1. Apr

    1. Meandering: New works by Leonette Adler, Kathleen Walsh, Carol Anna Meese and Cri Kars-Marshall
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Artist Talk with Carol Anna Meese with Opening Reception to follow.

      5:30 pm
      Meandering: New works by Leonette Adler, Kathleen Walsh, Carol Anna Meese and Cri Kars-Marshall
  2. Apr

    1. Beaverdam Wine Festival
      11:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Wine Festival with 70 vendors, tethered hotair balloon rides, 2 bands

      11:00 am
      Beaverdam Wine Festival
  3. Apr

    1. Hands on Second Saturday: Wood Working
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Every second Saturday of the month Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown hosts a hands on event for all ages. In April please come try your hand at 18th century wood working skills. Join us the second Saturday in April at Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown.

      10:00 am
      Hands on Second Saturday: Wood Working
  4. Apr

    1. Gator Gourmet: Savor the Flavors on Stuart Avenue
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Saint Gertrude High School presents the Third Annual Gator Gourmet: Savor the Flavors on Stuart Avenue, Wednesday, April 17 5:30-8:00 PM in the Sister Charlotte Lange Gym. Over 27 restaurants will serve samplings of their signature dishes. Tickets are $25 in advance online at and $30 at the door. This event is sponsored by the sophomore and junior classes. Saint Gertrude High School is located at 3215 Stuart Avenue. For more information, call Saint Gertrude High School at 358.9114.

      5:30 pm
      Gator Gourmet: Savor the Flavors on Stuart Avenue
    2. “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 or (804) 798-7224.

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

    1. 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
    2. 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.

      7:00 pm
      Spring Music Fest
  6. Apr

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

      Bingo with cash prizes

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

    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 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.

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




      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.



      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

      ’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:

      10:00 am
      2013 Historic Garden Week in Ashland, VA

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