Beaverdam, Doswell and Montpelier – Debbie Murphy

September 11, 2014


Mother nature had other plans, so there was a delay in the kick off for the West Hanover Co-Ed Softball leagues first games, so if weather cooperates games will begin Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. and there will be two games each evening. Games will be played at Beaverdam Elementary School and Montpelier Center/Wickham Field each Monday night with the final game played on Oct. 27. There is a concession stand, so come to watch, cheer and eat!

The second Saturday in September is here this weekend! This Saturday the Beaverdam “Brewitans” aka Ruritans host their second annual B’dam Brew JAM Craft Beer Festival Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Beaverdam Ruritan Park, 18002 Teman Road, Beaverdam. Tickets available for purchase around town at The Caboose Wine and Cheese, Montpelier Family Chiropractic, Brookmeade Sod Farm, Goodway Store, Beaverdam Quik Stop and The Old Doswell Store or online at Admission is $20 and includes six tastings, children under 12 are free. Cash at the gate – bring valid ID. Breweries have been announced with an amazing selections of craft beers and hard cider to taste and enjoy. A few spaces left for vendors!  Great line up of food vendors: Lazy Creek Farms, Fired Up Pizza and Phal’s Cafe 2100 along with The Tasty Kettle with Kettle Corn and Hobby Hills Farms – Hot Pretzels, something for everyone! Plus, craft vendors, live music, beer garden, corn hole games, and an awesome silent auction. Local bands Mountain Road West and Cobalt Whiskey will be rocking under the pavilion. Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the day. Check out the website or contact Rose (804) 986-8970 for more information.

All-you-can-eat! Salt Fish Breakfast – includes eggs, bacon, potatoes, spiced apples, biscuits, corn bread, coffee and juice. Saturday, Sept. 20 from 6:30 to 9 a.m. $8 adults, $4 kids ages 4 to 10. Take-out plates available. Doswell Ruritan Club at 16433 N. Washington Highway, Doswell.

Farrington Ruritan Club is having a huge community yard sale Saturday, Sept. 20 from 7 a.m. to noon at 12300 Farrington Road, in Ashland. (Old Farrington Firehouse Building/BARK). To reserve a spot $15 (12’ x 12’) call Mary Wingfield at (804) 687-9116. Set-up at 6:30 a.m. and open at 7 a.m.

The Independence Ruritan Club will be having their semi-annual Brunswick Stew sale Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Ruritan Clubhouse located behind Independence Christian Church, 14023 Independence Road (off Route 54 west of Ashland). The stew will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a donation of only $7 a quart. Quantity is limited. To reserve yours in advance, call (804) 798-5171 or (804) 798-6579 by Thursday, Sept. 18. The proceeds from this activity will help provide several scholarships for the Class of 2015 at Patrick Henry High School. In conjunction with this stew sale the Disciples Women of Independence Church are having a bake sale. The ladies are great cooks and they sell out fast. Come early to get the best selection.

“Open Air Worship in the Bays” at Zion Christian Church (DOC) is having another worship service in the bays of the old Beaverdam firehouse (Zion Christian Center) Sunday, Sept. 21. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. with worship at 11 a.m. The dress is casual, the experience is spiritual, and the atmosphere is enjoyable as God is celebrated in the beauty of the outdoors as shared through the open bay doors. The doors are open, and the community is invited. The church is located on 16158 Beaverdam School Road in downtown Beaverdam. For additional information, visit

National Alpaca Farm Days—Open House! Sept. 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Alpaca Pastures of Virginia will welcome guests to join them during their free Open House! The farm is located at 18388 Beaver Dam Road, Beaverdam. For additional information, visit or call (804) 449-1423.

My email address is; my fax number is (804) 752-7858 and my phone number is (804) 227-3664.

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