Rockville – Donna-Jo Webster

April 16, 2015

 

Hello, everybody! Spring is definitely popping out all over town in her gossamer-gowned glory, serenading our eyes with riots of color at every turn. With all this beauty, of course, comes pollen season, and rumor has it this year’s gonna be a real doozy. Just the other day, I noticed the squirrels beneath the bird feeder all wearing protective surgical masks and carrying tiny tissue boxes…

Happy hometown birthday wishes go out to Carson Cheeley of neighboring Glen Allen, opening his presents April 21.

Don’t miss the fun at Patrick Henry High School this Friday, April 17, as the annual Mr. PH “beauty pageant” gets underway at 7 p.m. This year’s competition has a country theme to it, and the show opens with the young gentlemen vying for the title performing line dances. Yee-haw! Tickets for the show are $5 in advance or $7 at the door.

Goochland Baptist Church invites everyone to their fifth annual Community Flea Market Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to noon. Bring your treasures to sell or find and buy delightful items to take home. Call the church at (804) 749-3522 for more info or to become a vendor. The church is located at 2454 Manakin Road in nearby Manakin-Sabot.

Raccoons and opossums, owls and skunks – your backyard wildlife neighbors can’t wait to meet you! Interpreters from Powhatan State Park present a special program at the Cochrane Rockville Library Saturday, April 25, at 11 a.m. complete with animal skulls, skins, and other artifacts. Learn all about our furry, feathered, and scaly backyard buddies. Light refreshments will be served. Call (804) 749-3146 for more info.

Hope you’re getting “egg-cited” about Springfield Christian Church’s inaugural Egg Challenge Sunday, April 26, just after morning services. This fundraiser benefits Children’s Hospital of Richmond and their Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion Unit. Brave volunteers will have real, raw eggs cracked over their heads during the challenge to support this great cause!

Purchase eggs for $5 each in the church’s narthex after services. Be sure to provide the name of the “egg-stra” special person you’d like to see “egged” at the time of purchase. Call the church at (804) 749-4793 for details.

Got news to share? Rockville would love to hear it. Send your news and events at least two weeks in advance to aint_it_the_80s@yahoo.com or call (804) 749-3401. Enjoy a wonderful week!

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