Rockville – Donna-Jo Webster

August 21, 2014

 

Hello, everybody! Hard to believe that August is on the downward slide. Here at Casa Webster, we’ve actually gone two whole days without anyone trading tomatoes for zucchini over the back fence. Must mean winter is coming!

Did you participate in the Pamunkey Regional Library’s 2014 Summer Reading Program? While the great shows for kids, teens and adults have wound to a close for the season, there’s still time to report your titles read this summer and earn fun prizes. Even if you didn’t sign up, you can still visit a branch library before Friday, Aug. 29 to get in on the fun.

Children (birth through rising fifth graders) who set and reach their reading goals earn discounts from Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion plus a fun prize from the library’s treasure chest. Teens (rising sixth graders through high schoolers) who reach their goals get the discount coupons and are entered into a drawing for a valuable Barnes and Noble gift card. Adults get a fun reading accessory just for stopping by.  Don’t miss out on the fun!

Speaking of the library, all Pamunkey Regional Library branches will be closed Saturday, Aug. 30 and Monday, Sep. 1 for the Labor Day holiday. Branches will reopen Tuesday, Sep. 2 at their regularly scheduled time – good Lord willing and if the creek doesn’t rise, that is.

Bring the family out to the Cochrane Rockville Library for First Friday Films Friday, Sept. 5 at 4:30 p.m. Munch free popcorn, snacks and drinks courtesy of the Friends of the Rockville Library while catching a full length feature on the branch’s big screen. Call (804) 749-3146 for the film’s title.

As the air begins to cool and our thoughts turn to approaching autumn, it’s time once again for Rockville’s favorite outdoor event, Field Day of the Past. This year’s event takes place Friday, Sep. 19 through Sunday, Sep. 21 at the Field Day grounds at the intersection of Rockville and Ashland Roads.

There’s something for everyone at Field Day – midway rides, live music, crafts, antique farm implement displays, steam engine demonstrations, farm animals, cars, food, fun, and more. Call (804) 741-8468 for ticket information.

Got news to share in this space? Rockville would love to hear it. Send your news, events, and happenings to aint_it_the_80s@yahoo.com or call (804) 749-3401. Enjoy your week!

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