Rockville – Donna-Jo Webster

February 26, 2015


Hello, everybody! Don’t look now, but rumor has it a bunch of local folks are gathering up their quarters to charter an entire Mega Bus to Pennsylvania, wherever that old devil groundhog lives, to give him a swift kick in the britches. Who’s joining us?

That glow in our western skies this week might just be coming from the mess of birthday candles being lit all over, in honor of a number of local birthdays. Among the celebrants are Lauren Debusk-Lane, blowing out her candles Feb. 28, Lawrence Waddy, hearing that familiar serenade March 1, Ephraim Pearce, opening presents March 4, and Steve Brown, cutting an extra slice of cake March 5.

Our friends at Gum Spring United Methodist Church will host a barbecue dinner Saturday, March 14 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the church, located at 191 Cross Country Road (Route 522) in neighboring Gum Spring. Dinners will be available to eat in or take out, and I hear the food is absolutely melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Call the church at (804) 556-3494 for more info.

Celebrate the arts and our community’s talented young people at the seventh annual Youth Art Month Artists’ Reception at the Cochrane Rockville Library Friday, March 6 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. See the artistic talents of students from South Anna Elementary and Liberty Middle Schools, savor light refreshments, sip sparkling punch and meet some of the young artists, too. The event is open to the public and everyone is cordially invited.

Teen and ‘tweens ages 11 to 18 are invited to a special “after hours” event in honor of Teen Tech Week at the library Friday, March 13 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Join the Electric Monster Mash and learn how to wire simple electrical circuits and create your very own monster plush complete with beating LED heart! Snacks will be served, too, so bring a friend. Call the library at (804) 749-3146 for details on this or any program.

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 (804) 749-3401. Looking forward to hearing from you real soon!

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