Mechanicsville – Sheila Talley

January 29, 2015


It’s a wonderful time for homemade Brunswick Stew. The Mechanicsville United Methodist Church at 7356 Atlee Road is holding its annual Super Bowl Brunswick Stew and Bake Sale starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31. Stew costs $8 with pre-sales welcome – payable at pick-up. Call (804) 746-5118 to order.

Church of the Redeemer’s angels from the Catholic Daughters will also have its Brunswick Stew and Bake Sale Saturday, Jan. 31 from 3 to 7 p.m. Call the Church at (804) 746-4911 for details.

If Chili is your thing, call the Studley Ruritan Club for their famous “Super Bowl Chili,” which is available for pick-up at the Studley Store/Post Office, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jan. 31. Call Ronnie Gooch at (804) 730-9786 or Douglas Newcomb at (804) 730-0570.

With all of these opportunities, I doubt many of you will cook on Super Bowl Sunday. It’s a win-win to buy your meal and baked goods from these organizations and help some charities at the same time. You’ll also be helping yourself out of the kitchen,

Jan. 31 at the Mechanicsville Branch library, there will be “Tea and Chocolate Pairings from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mistie Roundtree from Carytown Teas will talk about types of tea and how they pair with chocolate with samples for you to try and a question and answer session to follow. Thanks to the Friends of Mechanicville Library there will be refreshments provided.

Jan. 31, come out and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon and meet Miss Virginia United States 2014 Phyllicia Whittingham. This fashion show is for all ages and will showcase evening gowns that have been donated to the Cinderella’s Closet Foundation. It takes place at 4200 Innslake Drive, Glen Allen, from 1 to 5 p.m. The entry fee is $5 at the door. Refreshments provided by Maggiano’s. Miles of Scarves will be selling scarves. Raffle baskets will also be showcased with proceeds benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Cinderella’s Closet Foundation.

Tuesday, Feb. 3, come back to the Mechanicsville Branch to make your own Valentines from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. All ages are welcome. If you’re interested in Transcendental Meditation Mechanicsville Library is once again for you. Jonathan Shear, Affiliated Associate Professor of Philosophy at VCU will talk about the practice and application of transcendental meditation from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Here is a Christmas Report from Lynn Saunders – community liaison of MCEF – food pantry etc.: Toys were given to 52 families and to St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Ashland for kids living in the motels in Ashland. Through donations, books and hand lotion went to Christian Village residents and household items including cookware and blinds went to a family with great needs. Everyone who came to the food pantry during December received an additional bag of food to make a dinner as well as the amount they usually receive. Lynn wishes to thank all of the volunteers who picked up toys, set up the display of toys, helped parents to shop for toys, shopped for other gifts, set up food drives, worked in the clothes closets and the pantry.

Feb 2 and 3 – David Haas and Lori True tickets are on sale at Church of the Redeemer. All denominations are welcome. Call the church at (804) 746-4911 for tickets: $15 for Friday concert and $25 for Saturday’s retreat on “Preparing for Lent: A day of Music, Reflection and Prayer,” which includes lunch. A combo ticket for both events is $35.

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