Hello, everybody! Happy December to you all. Hard to believe yet another year has nearly slipped entirely by. Gotten around to breaking last year’s New Year’s resolutions yet?
Happy hometown birthday wishes go out this week to Patty Kelley of the ‘ville, donning a festive paper chapeau Dec. 8.
Speaking of homegrown great news, three cheers for Keenbell Farm and the Isbell family, owners and operators for three generations, for receiving the 2013 Clean Water Farm Award from the Hanover-Caroline Soil and Water Conservation District for their work in conservation, education and outreach to the community. Woo hoo!
It’s gift giving season once again, and the Hanover Concert Band presents a special community gift: a festive, free Boston Pops-style evening of seasonal music at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center, 500 South Railroad Avenue in Ashland, Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. Table seating is provided, and light snacks will be available. Celebrate the conclusion of the band’s 24th year by attending the show and by bringing non-perishable food items to benefit the Central Virginia Food Bank.
Hanover County Animal Control offers a low-cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic for dogs and cats Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon at the County Administration Building in Hanover on Route 301. Cost is $7 per animal. For details and clinic requirements, call (804) 365-6485.
The Rockville Ruritans host their annual Santa Breakfast this Saturday, Dec. 7 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Rockville Center on Pouncey Tract Road. Feast on scrumptious scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, biscuits, apples, morning beverages and more. Visit ol’ Saint Nick himself, get a souvenir photo for a nominal fee, and spend the morning with your friends, family and neighbors.
Breakfast tickets are $5 per person, with kids ages 10 and under receiving a dollar back at the door to spend in Santa’s Workshop. Little ones three and under are free. Be sure to check out the adjoining Rockville Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring handicrafts and treasures from over 30 local artisans and vendors. Tickets are available at the door or by calling Lynn Dyer at (804) 640-1329.
The Cochrane Rockville Library offers a free Microsoft Word class Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Learn how to create spectacular, professional looking documents using one of the world’s most popular software titles. Seating is limited. Call the branch at (804) 749-3146 to reserve your space today.
The library presents a special evening Pajama Storytime for all the little ones Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. Kids, wear your pajamas and bring your favorite plush friend out for a super evening of stories, songs, crafts and a bedtime snack, too. Join Miss Cindy for some snuggly fun on a pre-winter night.
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