Rockville – Donna-Jo Webster

September 25, 2014


Hello, everybody! Looks like the calendar is up to its old tricks again, getting ready to turn another page on us. Didn’t we just celebrate Labor Day, literally, the other day? Don’t look now (and please try to ignore my shouts of joy!), but “sources” have reported that most of the eastern third of the nation is going to experience “about average snowfall this season” that may “start as early as October” in some places. Just sayin’…

Happy hometown birthday wishes go out to Allison Gilman, hearing that familiar serenade Sept. 28, and to Orlando Tranlam, enjoying a big ol’ slice of cake Sep. 29. Belated birthday greetings go out to Noemi Pearce, surrounded by family and friends Sept. 21.

All branches of the Pamunkey Regional Library will be closed Friday, Oct. 3 for the staff’s annual professional development day. Because of this closing, the Cochrane Rockville Library’s First Friday Films hosts a “special edition” Friday, Oct. 10 at 4:30 p.m.

Bring the whole family out for a great full-length feature on the library’s big screen while enjoying free popcorn, drinks and snacks courtesy of the Friends of the Rockville Library. Licensing regulations won’t permit us to mention the film’s name in print, but call the branch at (804) 749-3146 and staff will be glad to tell you.

Share the love of reading with your little ones every Friday morning at Storytime at the Cochrane Rockville Library. Preschool storytime (for 3-to-5-year-olds) takes place Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Family storytime (for all ages) is held weekly at 11:15 a.m. Enjoy age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, craft time and lots of fun with Miss Whitney every week. Hope to see your family there soon!

Bargain hunters and treasure seekers won’t want to miss the huge yard sale this Saturday, Sept. 27 at Gum Spring United Methodist Church, 191 Cross Country Road in neighboring Gum Spring. The church’s United Methodist Woman’s group sponsors the sale, which runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (804) 556-3494 for details or directions.

Got news to share in this space? Rockville would love to hear about it. Send your news and events, preferably two weeks in advance, to or call (804) 749-3401. Have a wonderful week!

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