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Community Calendar, week of August 10, 2017

Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 9:10 am

August 3-September 29

Join Gallery Flux for our solo show featuring North Carolina artist Matthew Scott Myers. He describes his paintings as Saturated Realism, or sometimes Acidism, and then sometimes impressionism. Scott is a self-taught artist, looking to capture the vibrant world he sees around himself. The exhibit will be full of different scenes and subjects, but it all comes together. The exhibit will be held at 307B England Street, Ashland, VA 23005. For more information contact Alexis Shockley at or call 804-752-3540.

  • August 3rd-September 29th

Tues-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4, closed Sun/Mon

  • Opening Reception: Aug. 3rd, 5:30-8pm
  • Reception: Sept. 7th, 5:30-8pm


August 10

Terry Sullivan, Hanover County Deputy, will speak at 7 pm, August 10 to the Hanover County Republican Committee on the Hanover County Sheriff’s Initiative to prevent crime, keep our community informed of significant events, local crime trends and counter terrorism efforts. The public is welcome to attend this event which will be held in the Board of Supervisors room at the Hanover County Administrative Building. Sullivan, who was recently presented the Community Builders Award, by Masonic Lodge No. 9, says a primary goal “for the SHEILD Initiative is to inform the community about various threats and precautions citizens can take to protect themselves”. Sullivan was recently quoted, “I think the way citizens now can really contribute to help prevent these types of events is for Hanover County citizens to really make law enforcement aware of those things they might get a gut feeling that just aren’t right” in their neighborhood. Sullivan emphasized that he wants the citizens of Hanover to know that “they are not wasting law enforcement’s time” if they report suspicious activity in their community. If a threat becomes an attack, Sullivan pointed out that, “Hanover’s partnerships with other jurisdictions, state and federal law enforcement agencies would provide a pooling of shared resources to come in and protect the people of Hanover”.


August 12-19

The Concert Ballet of Virginia is recruiting dancers and non-dancing performers to join the community dance company. During August, “Auditions & Tryouts” offers an informal and non-intimidating venue to demonstrate interest in dance and show skills, of all levels, for an opportunity to participate in The Concert Ballet’s upcoming 2017-18 performance season.

Persons ages 5 to adult should come with the desire to explore the world of dance through a variety of exercises related to dance and performance. What to wear: dancers and dance students (male and female) should wear leotard and tights and ballet slippers. If on pointe or studying pointe, bring pointe shoes. Beginners should wear loose clothing or shorts and smooth shoes or thick socks. “Auditions & Tryouts” will be at The Concert Ballet headquarters studio, 11028 Ledbetter Road, Drake Building #16, Ashland, VA 23005, on Saturday, Aug. 12 and 19, 9-11 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 13 and 20, 1-3 p.m., Monday, Aug. 14, 21, and 28 7-9 p.m.

For more information and to reserve an audition date, phone The Concert Ballet at 804-798-0945, email:, or visit our website



September 10

Please join us for the 5th Annual Family Fun Day and Drew Goodman Memorial Blood Drive on September 9, to raise awareness for childhood cancer. We will be raising money for local childhood charities like ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation and Special Love. There will be $7 chicken dinners, a bake sale, cake walk, games, vendors and so much more. Virginia Blood Service Mobile will be there to collect blood donations in memory of Drew Goodman. The event runs from 11-3 p.m. Join us for a day of fun, food and to support these local charities.


Join us at Gallery Flux on September 10, from 1-2:30p.m., where you will have the opportunity view Jennifer Young’s new body of work while listening to her talk about her experience visiting Maine for the first time as an artist in residence. Young spent two-weeks of concentrated time getting to know Maine’s largest island and its stunning landscape. By immersing herself in the island life and exploring the natural landscape protected by the Vinalhaven Land Trust, she was able to begin a body of work on location which she continues to develop in the studio. 307-B England Street, Ashland , VA.