Rockville – Donna-Jo Webster

January 29, 2015


Hello, everybody! Can you believe that 2015 is already one-twelfth over with? And that some of us are still writing “2014” on checks and things?

Among the fine folks lighting up our evening skies this week with the glow from a whole mess of birthday candles are Sarah Katz, opening presents on Jan. 29, Louise Cochrane, formerly of the ‘ville, surrounded by admirers on Jan. 30, and Stuart Henley, snapping a celebratory selfie on Feb. 4.

Make your Super Bowl party this weekend a sooper one by coming out to the Rockville Center this Saturday, Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. to pick up some Rockville Ruritans’ chili and Brunswick stew. Pick up several quarts of this homemade deliciousness to grace your football party tables, or stash some away for winter nights to come (if you can wait that long). Quarts are $7 each. For more info, call Jim “The Stew Guru” Atkisson at (804) 749-3419.

Join Patrick Henry High School’s Patriots Athletic Team Supports (PATS) for their annual Casino Night fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Montpelier Center, 17205 Mountain Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. Live auctions run from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Gaming and silent auctions run from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Door prizes will be awarded every half hour and evening prizes will be distributed at the event’s close.

Tickets are available at the door for $35 per person or $60 per couple and include all games, heavy nibbles and two adult beverages per person age 21 and older. Best of all, you’ll have tremendous fun while supporting our local high school’s athletic teams! Don’t miss it!

First Friday Films makes its monthly appearance at the Cochrane Rockville Library Friday, Feb. 6 at 4:30 p.m. Check out a full-length family feature on the branch’s big screen while munching on free popcorn, snacks and soft drinks, courtesy of the Friends of the Rockville Library. Call the branch at (804) 749-3146 for the film’s title.

Cadbury chocolates may not be readily available in the United States anymore but the library is offering two sweet treats for you to help celebrate Valentine’s Day. For starters, design a beautiful handmade card for your special someone at their Holiday Card Workshop Monday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. All supplies will be provided. Join in on the fun!

Bring your sweetie out for a morning of delicious fun with Candy Bingo at the branch on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. Play for fun and tasty prizes. Both events are open to all ages and registration is not required. Call the library for more info on either program.

Got news to share? Rockville would love to hear it. Send news and events (at least two weeks in advance) to or call (804) 749-3401. Enjoy your week – think snow!

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