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Community Calendar, week of August 31, 2017

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 8:51 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 29,        Tues-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4, closed Sun/Mon. Reception: Sept. 7, 5:30-8pm

September 6

The Montpelier Ruritan Club is inviting the public to come and meet Mr. Ruh Harris, county administrator, in the Parks & Recreation building located at 17205 Mountain Road, Montpelier during the evening of

September 6 with program beginning at 7:30. A great opportunity to ask questions and learn more about what is happening in our county. If you have questions or need additional information, please call

Dan Johnson at 804-883-7249.

September 9

Noon- 6p.m. The B’dam Brew JAM Craft Beer Festival at the Beaverdam Ruritan Club located at 18002 Teman Road. Eclectic Vendors, 2 bands, Craft Beer and Ciders. Beer garden, corn hole and large Jenga – lots of shade. Great day in western Hanover. Sponsors, Vendors and Volunteers are still needed. Ticket information on the website or contact Rose 804-986-8970 for more information.

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.

The Beaverdam Volunteer Fire Company will host a Family Fun Day Sunday, September 10, from 11-3 p.m. at Station Two, 16150 Trainham Road, Beaverdam. All ages welcome. Chicken dinners available for purchase at $7.  The event will feature fire truck & ambulance displays, kid’s games & entertainment, safety education, a bake sale, a silent auction and family fun. For additional information call B. Hall at 804-387-8464  or  S. Mallory  at 804-241-5252. Their goals include fun, learning and increasing awareness of Childhood Cancer issues.  All proceeds from this Community Event will benefit the ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation, and Special Love, who support children diagnosed with cancer, and their families.  At the Firehouse we will also host a Drew Goodman Memorial Blood Drive.  Please come help with the Blood Bank’s current needs.

This fall, basic Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes will be held at the Hanover Fire/EMS Administration building at 13326 Hanover Courthouse Road just north of the Courthouse. These classes are free. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays September 13, 20, 27 and October 4 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturdays September 16 and 30 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendance at all sessions is necessary for graduation. You will learn about the origins of CERT, how to identify risks in your home and neighborhood, disaster preparedness, fire extinguishers, basic first aid and light search & rescue, among other subjects. Over 200 Hanover residents have already taken this class and more than 50 have gone on to join the CERT Unit as volunteers under Hanover Fire/EMS.  Members assist in events and with higher training, can also be deployed to incidents such as search and rescue, traffic control, etc. The lower age limit for the class is 17 and requires a parent/guardian attending the sessions.  There is no physical requirement for this hands-on class.  To sign up, please e-mail The registration deadline is September 10.

September 11

The public is invited to attend Hanover County’s 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Monday, September 11 at 9 a.m. This event will be held in front of the new Hanover County Court Complex in the Rt. 301 Government Center at 7530 County Complex Road, Hanover, VA.

This annual event, held in partnership with Woodmen of the World (WOW), focuses on the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice saving others during the terrorist attacks on our nation.  Guest speakers include: Ms. Angela Kelly-Wiecek, Chairman of the Hanover Board of Supervisors, Mr. Wayne Anderson, Regional Manager of Woodmen of the World, Lt. Colonel Allen Davidson, Hanover County Sheriff’s Department, and Chief Jethro Piland, Hanover County Fire/EMS.  In addition, the Hanover County Sheriff-Fire/EMS Honor Guard, will participate in the ceremony. For questions, contact Hanover County Parks & Recreation, (804)365-7150,

Learn how to search for information to build your family tree using Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest, on Monday September 19, 10-noon, (Basic computer experience is preferred). You must call 804-798-4072 or visit the Richard S. Gillis, Jr/ Ashland Branch Library to sign up for this class.

September 14

The Hanover TRIAD invites anyone and everyone concerned about their safety in meeting places to come and hear a presentation by a certified crime specialist.  September 14, 1:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 800 Thompson Street, Ashland, VA.  RICK ARRINGTON will be talking about preparing, responding and dealing with security in places of worship, work and home.  This is a FREE one hour event. Time for questions and refreshments will be available afterwards.  For more information contact:  Nancy Boyer 804-304-3118 or

September 16

All you can eat Salt Fish Breakfast to include scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes, spiced apples, biscuits, cornbread, coffee, and juice. Take-outs available. Doswell Ruritan Club, 16433 N. Washington Hwy. Saturday September 16, 6 – 9 a.m. $9 for adults. $4 ages 4-10. Thanks for your support.

September 18

The September meeting of the Pamunkey Woman’s Club will be Monday, September 18, 7 p.m., at the Mechanicsville Baptist Church. The speaker for the evening will be Ms. Debbie Boykin from the International Mission Board who will share her experiences from a medical mission to Jordan. Information about attending the club meeting or becoming a club member may be obtained by contacting the club’s membership chairman, Mrs. Debbie Walker, 730-2311 or by visiting the club’s website,

September 22

Ashland Coffee & Tea will be hosting Peter Ciluzzi in concert on September 22 at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door. For advance ticket purchase visit

September 30

Please join us for a Steak Dinner to help your neighbors! Saturday, September 30, dinner will be from 5-7 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Alexander Home Fund. The cost is $17 for an adult plate (steak, potato, tossed salad, roll, dessert) or $5 for a hot dog and sides. Take out is available. There will also be an auction starting at 7 p.m. You can purchase tickets by dropping by Enon UMC, 6156 Studley Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116, sending in a check or purchasing tickets online via Eventbrite. Contact ReNe’e Teague for more information at 804-357-4435. Check out Enon’s website for all the links (

October 7

The Doswell Ruritan Club will be hosting a Flea Market/Bake Sale on October 7 at the Doswell Community Center. If you would like a space to sell your goods, please call Betty Lee Stanley at 804-368-0035 for details.

October 14

The Midnight Brewery made a significant donation for the second Tour de Midnight Bike Ride that The Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia will host on October 14. Owner Trae Cairns and his mother Gerrie are great supporters of the bike ride, which had 225 riders last year. The 100 Km. bike ride will begin at 9 a.m. and the 50 Km. bike ride will begin at 10 a.m. The purpose of the Tour de Midnight is to raise funds for the programs and services that the Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia provides in the Commonwealth of Virginia to promote awareness about epilepsy and provide assistance to the 80,000-100,000 Virginians who suffer the disorder. The Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia leads the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures and save lives. Bike riders who would like to participate in the Tour de Midnight can sign up at (Those who are interested in visiting the Midnight Brewery can call (804) 719 9150).

October 5- November 25

Join Gallery Flux for our new show, Memory Lane, featuring paintings by Christopher S Phillips. Phillips’ work invites you to reminisce moments in your life, creating an emotional response, taking you down memory lane. Come visualize and experience the artwork on a personal level! 307B England Street. This event is free to the public. 11-5