Rockville – Donna-Jo Webster

April 30, 2015


Hello, everybody! I don’t know about you, but it seems this year is galloping by faster than a Churchill Downs-worthy race horse. Can you believe we’re already a quarter done with 2015?

Happy hometown birthday wishes go out this week to Ricky Pearce, donning a festive paper party hat on May 8.

Films, food, and free—three little words that sum up First Friday Films at the Cochrane Rockville Library. This month’s installment takes place this Friday, May 1 at 4:30 p.m. Catch a full-length feature film on the branch’s big screen. Munch on 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.

Our friends at Dunn’s Chapel United Methodist Church host their Annual Big Yard Sale on the church grounds this Saturday, May 2 from 8 a.m. to noon. Lots of treasures are up for sale, with something for everyone, including furniture, dishes, plants, pictures, and more. All proceeds support the church’s local mission work. Dunn’s Chapel is located at the corner of St. Peter’s Church and Canterbury Roads in neighboring Montpelier.

Support the Gabriel Pearce Memorial Scholarship Fund by shopping at the big Spring/Summer Craft and Vendor Show on Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Berea Baptist Church, corner of Pouncey Tract and Ashland roads. Loads of craft and direct sale vendors will be on hand to fill your spring shopping needs, plus there’s a bake sale, hot food, and a 50/50 raffle, too. For more info, call Alisa Pearce at (804) 437-8435.

If spring makes you want to dig in your garden, don’t miss the Hanover Herb Guild’s plant and herb sale at Sycamore Tavern, near the Montpelier Center for Arts and Education on Route 33, on Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In case of rain, the event moves to Saturday, May 9. Call (804) 883-5863 for details.

Join the Virginia Equine Welfare Society’s “FUN-draiser” called Ponies on the Patio at the Short Pump Bar Louie’s on Friday, May 8 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Gift cards and a 50/50 raffle will be featured at the event. Food will be available for purchase. Proceeds help raise money for feed, hay, farrier, and vet fees. Support this great cause and help save one horse at a time!

The Cochrane Rockville Library hosts a special Saturday storytime celebration called Caturday Saturday on May 9 at 10 a.m. Bring the little ones out for special cat stories featuring Pete the Cat and friends and make a purr-fect craft, too.

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


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