Ashland – Meriwether Gilmore

August 21, 2014


I would like to advise you to rage against the end of summer, but that’s a hard thing to do. I wish we could forget about school starting for another week, and make a mad dash to the beach. But I know that teachers have gone back to work, the students are returning to R-MC, and back-to-school started weeks ago.  But the Ashland pool is still open and those lifeguards are just waiting for some swimmers to keep safe. Evenings are a great time to go for a swim.

I hope to see you this Sunday evening on the Randolph-Macon campus for the fourth Bluemont concert of August. The Hard Swimming Fish will blend together Mississippi, Piedmont, and Chicago blues on the steps of Blackwell Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. It sounds like the perfect sound tract to a summer night! Requested admission is $5 for adults, $4 for Bluemont members, and $2 for kids 12 and under. No advance sales– tickets available that evening.

And did you know that Bluemont has added an additional concert for this summer? On Sunday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m., the Daryl Davis Band will perform their classic boogie-woogie to help the R-MC students get ready for classes. Did you know they always start classes on Labor Day? Everyone is welcome!

Are you filling up your passport from the Caboose every Friday evening? We love their cheeses– have you had some orphans lately? Go ask Ian if you’ve never seen them before.

Your Ashland Library has some wonderful free classes coming up in September! Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 9 to 11 a.m., come learn about how to search for information on your family tree using Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest. Call (804) 798-4072 to register for this genealogy class.

Do you know someone who needs some help living in this technologically advanced world of ours? Do they scoff at email and Facebook? Send them to the Ashland library Monday, Sept. 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a Computer Basics class. Call (804) 798-4072 to sign up for this class.

I love the idea of this class, especially because it’s a great way to preserve your organic veggies, and to raise a quiet fist against the big giant of Monsanto. Come to the Ashland Library Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for “Gathering the Harvest, Saving the Seeds.”

Call or email me with your Ashland news: (804) 310-5320, Savor the weekend, Ashland, relax and recharge.

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