Ashland – Meriwether Gilmore

April 23, 2015


Congratulations to the Hanover Arts and Activities Center on an incredibly successful 37th Railroad Run and Green Fair! It was a beautiful morning in the COTU, complete with a Library Fun Day, the Farmer’s Market, Randolph-Macon events, and our police department’s community day. As soon as it is warm, everyone in Ashland is outside. I love it when our sidewalks are busy.

This week may be soggy, but this weekend is looking to be a fun one! This Saturday will be a busy one at the Ashland Theater, and I’ve got the perfect dinner (from 4:30 to 7 p.m.) for you before you head over to see “Bull Durham” 7:30 p.m. For $10, the Hanover Eastern Star fraternal organization will be serving a spaghetti dinner complete with salad, bread, and dessert! Tickets for dinner can be ordered by calling Lee or Amanda Sloppy at (804) 798-4946 or Beverley Samuels at (804) 876-3658.

Now, if your tastes are a bit wilder, you can make plans to come see the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Ashland Theater this Friday, April 24, at 10 p.m. I am sure that there will be lots of costumes and singing along. I think tickets are $5, but you might want to check online to be sure:

That wonderful event, The Ashland Chalk Walk, is returning this May 2 with an enlarged area for your creations at the library and the Ashland Theater. The Chalk Walk really needs your help right now as a sponsor. Sponsors are wonderful because they allow our young student artists from Hanover County Public Schools and Randolph-Macon to participate for free. Sponsorship levels start at $25. Please visit

On that webpage, you can also find the registration form to reserve your spot. Stay tuned for more details!

The Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale has a great idea for your Mother’s Day! Plan on coming to Duncan Memorial Sunday, May 10, at 3 p.m. to hear some incredible music. Tickets are $10 for adults in advance, or $15 at the door. Students are $5. Tickets can be purchased at Cross Brothers.

As more things start to bloom in your backyard, remember the 15th annual Backyard Plant Sale hosted by Julie Ericksen on Howard Street. Do you have plants that need to be divided? Dig them up, throw them in some pots, and donate them to Julie’s sale, which benefits the Nature Conservancy in Virginia. By being a donor, you’ll get first dibs on purchasing the amazing native plants that she collects. This pre-sale is Friday, May 1, from 3 to 4 p.m., with the sale opening to the public at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2, the sale is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit the website, for all the details.

Call or email me with your Ashland news: (804) 310-5320, Have a beautiful weekend!

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