Rockville – Donna-Jo Webster

November 20, 2014


Hello, everybody! Got all your holiday shopping done yet?

If you’re having a hard time locating birthday cake candles next week, it’s because a whole slew of local folks have cornered the market on celebrating over the next seven days or so. Big ol’ happy birthday wishes go out to Lynda Yeglinski, hearing that familiar song Nov. 23, Abbey Easter, opening presents Nov. 26, Pat Clowes, looking lovely in a paper party hat Nov. 27, and Desmond Savill, raising a cup of cheer Nov. 28.

Don’t miss the Gabriel Pearce Memorial Scholarship Fund’s Craft and Home Sale at Berea Baptist Church this Saturday, Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Many vendors and crafters will be on hand with a fabulous array of gift ideas for everyone on your holiday list. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a bake sale with tempting treats. Vendor application fees (just $40) go toward the scholarship fund. If you have questions or want to be a vendor, drop an email to Kellie at

The Cochrane Rockville Library closes its doors for Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28. The branch observes normal operating hours the Wednesday before the feast and the Saturday after the power nap. Stock up on your reading materials early!

Round up the whole neighborhood and bring the kids down to the library Friday, Dec. 5 for First Friday Films at 4:30 p.m. Catch a full-length feature on the branch’s big screen while enjoying free popcorn, snacks, and soft drinks, all courtesy of the Friends of the Rockville Library. Call the branch at (804) 749-3146 for the film’s title.

It’s beginning to look a lot like… breakfast! Join the Rockville Ruritans for THE early morning social event of the season, their annual Santa Breakfast, Saturday, Dec. 6 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Rockville Center on Pouncey Tract Road. Tickets are $5 each. Children ages 10 and under get a buck back at the door to spend in Santa’s Workshop.

The breakfast menu includes all your down-home favorites: scrambled eggs, fluffy pancakes, bacon, sausage, biscuits, apples, and morning beverages. Visit with the Man in Red and share your holiday wishes, too. Tickets are available at the door or by calling Lynn Dyer at (804) 640-1329.

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