Rockville – Donna-Jo Webster

July 24, 2014


Hello, everybody! As these words magically flow out of my old Royal typewriter this week, I can’t believe that July is nearly a memory and that football season is, literally, a month away. (Pre-season’s even closer!) Don’t mention this to your favorite student, but I actually saw a back-to-you-know-where ad in the paper the other day…

Summer might be half way done but there’s no end to the fun on tap at our local Cochrane Rockville Library. This Tuesday, July 29, marks the return of the Cake Decorating Divas at 7 p.m. Learn the basics of making “fawncy” cakes and create spectacular shells, stars, scrolls and even an icing rose or two. The program is for ages 11 and up. Space is limited, so call the branch at (804) 749-3146 to save your seat.

First Friday Films offers a full-length feature film on the branch’s big screen Friday, Aug. 1 at 4:30 p.m. Popcorn, snacks and drinks are on the house, courtesy of the Friends of the Rockville Library. Call the branch for the film’s title.

Bring the whole family out for “Bat World” at the library Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 1 p.m. Explore the lives of the fascinating backyard creatures, discover myths and truths, learn their interesting habits and even see a live demonstration of echolocation.

Stomp like a dinosaur, romp like a dog with your little ones at a special evening installment of Music, Movement and More Thursday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. Sing, play musical instruments, dance and enjoy some specially selected stories, too. The program is ideal for children ages three and up.

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 through sixth grade. (Little ones must be potty trained.) Dinner is included nightly at 5:30 p.m. for participants! To register, call (804) 749-3597. Berea is located at the corner of Pouncey Tract and Ashland roads.

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