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Community Calendar, week of July 6, 2017

Posted on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 9:03 am

July 6

The Ashland Beekeepers Association will meet at 7 p.m. at the Family Life Baptist Church, 206 S. Washington Hwy, Ashland, VA 23005. This month’s meeting will feature a small panel of experienced beekeepers who will field questions about honey bees and beekeeping.  Beekeeper or not, all are welcome. For more information, contact

July 8

Second Mount Zion Baptist church will be hosting a blood drive on Saturday, July 8 from 10-2 p.m. Donor-rita-ville t-shirts for all participants! Appointments are preferred but walk inns are welcome. To sign up, go to

July 11, 18 & 25

Hanover County Parks and Recreation has classes and activities for all ages, with some unique programs too. If you’re looking to try your hand at canning, Hanover may just have what’s on the menu. Not many people know that the county has their very own canning facility with experienced and knowledgeable staff, ready to introduce you to canning. The Hanover Cannery is located in Taylor Park, 12491 Taylor Complex Lane,

Ashland. Classes are offered for those that want to try something new and learn the process and techniques. The fee for the 4 hour class is just $20 with all supplies provided. Canning classes are held on Tuesdays, from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Choose from either the July 11, July 18 or July 25 offerings. Enroll conveniently online at For inquiries, please call Hanover County Parks and Recreation at (804) 365-7150 or email at

July 12

You are invited to At Home in Ashland Educational Series! Keynote speaker Rebecca Gruszkos, LCSW, ACHP-SW is an Ashland resident. She is available for an interview to get the word out about ‘Honoring Choices…Advanced Care Planning for Everyone.’ The summer months have the highest vehicle accident rates, especially among young adults. Every age group should hear about this topic and make a plan. Please join us Wednesday, July 12, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Richard S. Gillis, Jr./Ashland Branch Library. 201 S. Railroad Avenue, Ashland, Virginia 23005. Seating is limited, please register by phone, (804)399-1844 or by email,

July 15

Wine For Cures will be host the Street Party Benefiting Cancer Research. July 15, 6-11p.m. at the Ashland Library, 201 S Railroad Avenue, Ashland. Live music and wine! Tickets are $10 in advance online at and $15 at the gate.

July 15 & 16

Preserve Beaver Dam Deopt! A living history with a mounted and dismounted raid on Saturday! On Sunday, the Federal Raiders from Custer’s Cavalry will demonstrate a railroad destruction tactic by the making of a “Shermans Bow Tie” with an actual era rail. Upon completion, the rail will be handed over to the Depot museum for display. This action was commonly used to destroy southern rail road lines, Beaver Dam Depot, to prevent further use of the trains. This has not been performed in over 150 years in Virginia, since the war! Please join us for the free event! 16199 Beaver Dam School Road, Beaverdam, VA 23015-1310

July 18

The Doswell Ruritan Club will be hosting a picnic for all veterans in the area on July 18, at the Doswell Community Center at 7p.m. We would invite you to attend in order that we may honor you for your service to our country and to thank you for your service. A meal of fried chicken, potato salad, sliced tomatoes, baked beans, and desserts will be served. Each veteran will receive a special pin to wear on their lapel in honor of their military commitment. If you can attend please call Betty D. Stanley at 804-368-0035 in order that we may prepare for the participants. Thank you and we will be looking forward to having you as our guests.

July 21-22

Seussical the Musical

Come and see Seussical the Musical, where all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters come to life on the stage!  As the Cat in the Hat runs the show, Horton the Elephant tries to save the Whos and keep a bird’s egg safe and warm. KingsWay Community Church

14111 Sovereign Grace Drive Midlothian, VA 23114. Tickets:

Friday, July 21, 2017 at 7pm

Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 2pm

Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 7pm

July 31

It’s time to sign up for Ashland Museum’s History Camp for Kids. Held in conjunction with the Hanover Arts & Activities Center at 500 S Center Street, the camp runs July 31 to August 4, 9 to noon each day.  Cost is $100 for non-members and $90 for members. Scholarships are available. Kids who will be in 2nd grade to 6th grade are eligible.  Hear stories about how slaves escaped a Hanover farm to freedom.  Try out your cannonball physics. Experience a Civil War Encampment.  Be a hobo and visit the 1908 jail. This and much more. Register and pay online at Register by mail with a check to Ashland Museum, PO Box 633, Ashland Virginia, 23005. Be sure to include contact information.  For more information call 804-368-7314 or email”