Mechanicsville – Sheila Talley

March 26, 2015


The first full day of spring was certainly nice. I hope you all enjoyed it! I’ve heard Ashland’s Variety Show was terrific, as always. Sorry, I missed it this year.

The Atlee Library Friends’ Spring Book Sale will be Friday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Atlee Library’s meeting rooms. A preview sale for current members of the Friends will be Thursday, March 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. You are welcome to join the Friends at the door. A huge selection, over 8,000 items, of well-sorted books and other media will be available at terrific prices. All hardback books, CDs, and DVDs, cost $1. All paperback books, books-on-tape and VHS tapes are each only 50 cents. The best bargain of all is to purchase a Friends’ book/tote bag for $12 and fill it to the brim for free!

During the Spring Book Sale, the Friends of Atlee Library is sponsoring a food drive for the Mechanicsville Churches Emergency Functions (MCEF). Donations of nonperishable food items, toiletries, paper goods, and cleaning products would be appreciated. Please bring a donation to the library when you come to the book sale, and we will deliver all the donations to MCEF. Thank you for your generosity for this worthy cause! All proceeds from the book sale directly benefit Atlee Library and their programs. For further information, please call the library at (804) 559-0654.

JoAnne Meaker, newly elected for another year as president of the Hanover Writers, will be doing a “book talk” and signing at the Twin Hickory Library at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9. You can find more information about the author showcase at Twin Hickory, (featured on Thursday nights) by going to the Twin Hickory Library website through Plan to come to the next Hanover Writers meeting at the Main Channel Life Coaching Office (directly across from Village Bank) 6130 B Mechanicsville Turnpike. Meetings take place on the third Tuesday evenings each month and begin at 6:45 p.m.

How about a spaghetti dinner out Saturday, March 28? It is being presented by the Virginia Equine Welfare Society (VEWS) at the Old Eastern Volunteer Firehouse at 8493 New Bethesda Road, in Mechanicsville (Mechanicsville Turnpike and New Bethesda Road). All proceeds benefit VEWS, which strives to improve the lives of equines through education, rescue, rehabilitation, training and adoption. Cost is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and $5 for those 12 years and under. Dinner includes non-alcoholic beverage, roll, salad and dessert. There will also be several raffles.

It’s spring again, and that means college acceptances, scholarships, and so much more. We’d like to hear about your victories and defeats and mention your birthday. Please write me at or call (804) 746-9142 and leave a message. Find something in every day to love!

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