March 13, 2014
Hello, everybody! I’m happier than a honeybee at a flower show bringing you this week’s most glorious news of all: there is not one single speck of “seed snow” anywhere along the roads of my nearly 10 mile home-to-work commute that takes me right through the heart of Rockville. Woo hoo! Fingers crossed, spring is really on its way!
Happy hometown birthday wishes go out this week to Tracy Jowers, blowing out candles March 16 and to Cathy Henley, opening presents March 21.
Teens and ‘tweens: celebrate Teen Tech Week with your best buds at the Cochrane Rockville Library this Saturday, March 15 at 1 p.m. Have fun and win prizes “Bowling for Books” using the Wii gaming system. Snacks are provided, too, courtesy of the Friends of the Rockville Library. Don’t miss the excitement!
Ah, the best-laid plans of mice and men (and library staff)…the library’s annual Youth Art Month Artists’ Reception has been postponed to Friday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m. Celebrate Youth Art Month with an eye-catching display of works by talented students at South Anna Elementary and Liberty Middle Schools. Sip sparkling punch, nosh on tasty nibbles and meet some of the young artists, too.
If thoughts of spring have you dreaming about a garden bursting with tasty veggies or the prettiest flowers in town, you’ll want to attend “Preparing Your Spring Garden” at the library Saturday, March 22 at 10:30 a.m. Hanover County Master Gardener Valerie Kish shares tips and tricks on composting, weeding, soil preparation and more to help make your garden the best it can be. Call (804) 749-3146 for details on this or any library program.
Speaking of tasty veggies…do you have a good supply of Rockville Ruritans’ nearly-world-famous Brunswick stew on hand? This homemade delight is bursting with chunks of succulent chicken, loads of colorful veggies and freezes beautifully, so you can stock your freezer with lots of quarts for quick spring suppers. Quarts of stew are just $7 each. Call Jim “The Stew Guru” Attkisson at (804) 749-3419 to get yours today.
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