Rockville – Donna-Jo Webster

March 5, 2015


Hello, everybody! While Wednesday’s warmer temps and balmy breezes proved to be a welcome sight for many winter-weary Rockvillians, don’t be getting your gas grills and pool floats out just yet. You know Miss Mother Nature has one (we hope!) last trick up her sleeve…

Speaking of balmy breezes, there are so many fine folks celebrating birthdays in and around the ‘ville this week, they’ll need a mess of ‘em to help blow out all their collective candles. Among the celebrants are Betty Meador, looking lovely in her paper party hat March 7, Andrew Owens, hearing that familiar song March 9, and Matthew Henley, enjoying a slice of cake March 10.

Our friends at Gum Spring United Methodist Church, 191 Cross Country Road (Route 522) in nearby Gum Spring, are hosting a barbecue dinner Saturday, March 14 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Dinners are available to eat in or for take-out and include Carolina-style ‘cue, baked beans, slaw or applesauce, dessert and a drink. Cost is $10 per adult meal, $4.50 for children. Call the church at (804) 556-3494 for more info.

Teens and ‘tweens are invited to a special “after hours” event at the Cochrane Rockville Library Friday, March 13 in celebration of Teen Tech Week. Learn to wire simple electrical circuits at the Electronic Monster Mash and create your very own plush beast, complete with a “beating” LED heart. Pizza and snacks will be served, too. The event is open to 11-18-year-olds. Call the library at (804) 749-3146 for more info.

Hanover County Public Schools celebrate “Music in Our Schools Month” by hosting an instrument donation drive during March. Rummage up those old woodwind, brass, percussion and string instruments gathering dust in your attic and give the gift of music to deserving students! You can drop off items at any county school. Instruments must be in good working condition or need only minor repair. You get a receipt for tax purposes and a child gets a lifelong appreciation of music.

Unfortunately, pianos can’t be accepted at this time, but if you have a set of ivories you’d like to donate, contact Barry Flowe, Performing Arts Lead Teacher Specialist, via email at to discuss donation options.

Got news to share? Rockville would love to hear it. Send your news and events to or call (804) 749-3401. Enjoy your week – and think spring!