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Hello, everybody! Ol’ Mother Nature sure does have a wicked sense of humor. I’ll bet you a dollar to a doughnut she’s sitting somewhere out there on her wood-and-ivy throne laughing herself silly while watching us trying to adapt to all the little tricks she plays on us. Shorts one day, ice scrapers the next, balmy breezes, bracing winds and back again. Never a dull moment!
Happy hometown birthday wishes go out this week to Grayson Snead Johnson II and Kevin Neilson, both sporting snazzy paper party hats Dec. 16, and to Ashlee Onek, opening presents Dec. 18.
Swing into the spirit of the season by attending a free concert by our own (wonderful!) Hanover Concert Band Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center on Railroad Avenue in Ashland. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is at-table, “Boston Pops” style. Bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Central Virginia Food Bank.
Our friends at Springfield Christian Church on Vontay Road invites everyone to join them for Christmas Eve services at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24. Children will take an active part in the service, and there will be lots of beautiful music to lift your spirits up. Call (804) 749-4793 for details.
The Cochrane Rockville Library will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25 so that the staff can enjoy the holidays with their families. Branches will observe normal operating hours Monday, Dec. 23 and Wednesday, Dec. 26. Stock up on your reading materials early, or check out the library’s collection of digital eBooks, eAudiobooks and online magazines. Ask a friendly staffer to show you how!
Bring the whole neighborhood out for the library’s Winter Break Movie Matinee Friday, Dec. 27 at 2 p.m. Catch a full-length feature film on the branch’s big screen and nosh on free popcorn, snacks and drinks courtesy of the Friends of the Rockville Library. Call the branch at (804) 749-3146 for the film’s title.
Rockville would love to hear about your holiday plans, whether you’re hosting the annual family get together or traveling to Uncle Skeeter’s place in Schenectady. Share your news, events, and more by sending an email to email@example.com or by calling (804) 749-3401. Looking forward to hearing from you real soon!