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Community Calendar week of February 26, 2015

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 3:08 pm

February 28 The Concert Ballet of Virginia holds rehearsals every Saturday and Sunday at their headquarters in the Hanover Industrial Air Park. The Concert Ballet of Virginia is Hanover’s only resident performing dance company. For information on auditions and practice schedules, call (804) 798-0945.   March 1 Griefshare recovery seminar and support group meets at First Baptist Church, Ashland at 2 p.m. Griefshare features nationally recognized experts on grief and

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  • Girls State scholarship interviews upcoming in March

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Interviews for scholarships to American Legion Auxiliary Girl’s State will be held this year on Sunday, March 22, from 2-5 p.m. Interviews will be conducted at American Legion Post 175 at 8700 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville. The American Legion Auxiliary Unit sponsors most of the delegates from Hanover County. Candidates must be rising high school seniors as of the end of the current school year. Girl’s State will be held

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  • Program focuses on social lives of teens in the past

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 11:24 am

    If you did not grow up in Ashland or Hanover County between 1940 and 1970 you may have no idea what life was like here in those days. The period between World War II and the waning days of the Vietnam War saw many changes to society, the educational system and everyday life, including desegregation, Rock ‘N’ Roll, fashion trends, employment opportunities, and war and civil rights protests. “Growing Up

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  • Ashland Film Club offers essay contest for students

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    The Ashland Theater located at 205 England Street has reopened and will be showing four classic award winning films as part of the Ashland Film Club series on Sunday afternoons at 4:30 p.m. on Feb 1, Feb 15, Mar 1, and Mar 15. Films include: ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy,’ ‘The Searchers,’ ‘To Kill A Mockingbird,’ and ‘The Sting.’ Following each film, Jim Doering, a member of the Randolph-Macon Film Studies group

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  • Anti-bullying program coming to Liberty Middle School

    Posted on February 5, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Friday, Feb. 6, Bluemont Concert Series, in partnership with the Arbonne Charitable Foundation, will present two special educational programs featuring storyteller Dylan Pritchett to the students at Liberty Middle School. These interactive and educational programs will include a strong anti-bullying message. A Williamsburg native, Pritchett has worked as the African-American programs specialist for Colonial Williamsburg and is currently a teaching artist in the John F. Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education

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  • Families needed to host students

    Posted on February 5, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Have an amazing experience this summer! Host a student from Spain or France (ages 13-17) in your home for 3-4 weeks. Learn about their culture while he or she learns about living in an American family. These students are coming to practice their English and be a part of your American family, doing what you do and going where you go. Imagine their excitement of eating a hamburger at the

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  • Ashland Theater announces film club lineup

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 2:38 pm

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    Ashland’s landmark art-deco design movie theater has reopened to sell-out crowds and has plenty to offer movie buffs over the next two months. As part of ongoing programming, the theater will screen four classic award-winning films for the “Ashland Film Club” series.

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