Rockville – Donna-Jo Webster

July 17, 2014


Hello, everybody! While I’m not planning to try out for “American Idol” when the show comes to town real soon, I do want to take a moment and paraphrase a favorite song for you. (Thank me later when you’re humming this all day!) “Oh the weather outside is steamy, and a snow storm would sure be dreamy…”

Happy hometown birthday wishes go out to Gloria Childress of the ‘ville, looking lovely in her paper party hat on July 22.

Our friends at Berea Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School Sunday, Aug. 3 through Thursday, Aug. 7 from 6 to 8:15 p.m., nightly. This year’s theme is “Weird Animals.” The session is open to all children ages three (must be potty trained) through sixth grade. Dinner is included each night at 5:30 p.m. for participants! To register, call (804) 749-3597. The church is located at the corner of Pouncey Tract and Ashland roads.

Teen and ‘tweens, come on down to the Cochrane Rockville Library Tuesday, July 22 for Teen Game Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Try your hands (and feet!) at crazy board games and be a Wii superstar, too. Pizza and snacks provided. Bring your friends!

Discover the fascinating secrets buried in your own back yard with the library’s Digging History: Relic Hunters program Thursday, July 24 at 7 p.m. Meet Dave Garnett, a local relic hunter with four decades of treasure hunting under his hat. Hear his tips and tricks for finding buried loot and see some of the goodies he’s dug up over the years, including Civil War and Native American relics.

Learn the basics of cake decorating at a fun library workshop Tuesday, July 29 at 7 p.m. Create stars, shells, scrolls and even spectacular icing roses, even if you don’t know a pastry bag from a handbag. Space is limited, so call the branch at (804) 749-3146 to register today, or for more info about any of the library programs listed here.

Got news to share? Rockville would love to hear about it! Send your news, events, vacation stories, and more to or call (804) 749-3401. Stay cool and enjoy your week!