Mechanicsville – Sheila Talley

April 16, 2015


April 12 – 18 is National Library Week. We are fortunate to have great libraries within our Pamunkey Regional Library System. Stop by your favorite and check out a book, CD, talking book, or CVD.  Find out what your library has to offer. Each has programs, reference books, and so much more, all for the privilege of owning a library card.

Are you looking for some fun things to do in April? Are you thinking of sprucing up your home? Then you’ll want to go to the Spring Open House at Perfect Spaces Consignment Gallery Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is15 percent discount off the entire shop, which is full of decorative items. There will be door prizes and refreshments. It’s located at Brandy Hill Shopping Center at 7-900-A Mechanicsville Turnpike.

April 29 will be here soon and what could be more fun than an evening of tasting excellent foods? It’s time to buy your tickets for “A Taste of Hanover,” which is presented by Hanover ARC and Hanover Community Support Services to bring awareness about the needs of people with disabilities of all ages. This event will be held at The Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, located at 11550 Lakeridge Parkway, in Ashland, from 5 to 8 p.m. If you’d like to donate a silent auction or mystery gift, please email Tam Smith at “” You may also call (804) 798-2400 for more information.

If you or someone you know has a baby with Down Syndrome, you’ll be interested in the following info: Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond (DSAGR) has a mentor program for families who have a child younger than the age of 3 or for those who are new to RVA. If you are a DSAGR member and interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Cynthia Lantz at

Katie Goodman, a local youth, has sent a plea for volunteers to help with a food drive project April 18: If you can volunteer, please send an email and I’ll see that Katie gets it. She’ll be touched. Katie is looking for a group of families to run four food drives: Montpelier Food Lion, Bell Creek Food Lion, Hanover Commons Food Lion, and Kroger at 301 Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The donations would need to be delivered between 3 and 4:30 p.m. to Independence Christian Church – 14023 Independence Road in Ashland. Call me or email if you can help.

The National MS Society’s Walk MS is on May 2. Please support Dana Nelson by making a contribution or planning to walk for this important cause. Email Lee Nelson at

Mechanicsville wants to hear your news. Nothing is too small or too large for this column. Please send your news and photos to or call (804) 746-9142. Enjoy this week!