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Community Calendar, week of June 1, 2017

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 11:21 am

June 2

Join us on June 2, 6-9 p.m. at the table for a 4-course meal featuring fresh, locally grown ingredients, local wine and beer, and live music in a beautiful outdoor setting. Tickets are $75 per person. Advance ticket purchase is required and space is limited. To purchase, visit or call 804-569-6108. Meal to take place at Oakdale Farm (Hanover Vegetable Farm) 13580 Ashland Road, Ashland, Virginia

June 4

The Hanover STRIKERS Bowling Group (ages 35+) will hold its first social bowling outing on Sunday, June 4, at 7:30 p.m. at AMF Hanover Lanes. Free to join and open to bowlers of all skill levels who are age 35+. For more info or to RSVP, email: hanoverbowling@gmail or visit

June 6

Can’t get to DMV? On June 6, DMV is coming to Hanover County!

DMV’s Mobile Service, “DMV 2 Go”, will be at the County government complex at Hanover Courthouse from 8:30 A.M. to 4 p.m. on June 6. DMV 2 Go is a full-service DMV office on wheels. The mobile office is handicapped-accessible and provides all DMV transactions, including applying for and renewing driver’s licenses and ID cards and applying for Virginia’s veterans ID card. The County government complex is located at 7497 County Complex Road, Hanover, 23069.

June 10-11

Tough Mudder Virginia will be having a 10-12 mile obstacle course race designed by British Special Forces to test all around strength, staminia, teamwork and mental grit. Full race, Half and Mini Mudder (1 mile race for kids 7-12 years) is also available. Event to be held in the Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Virginia. For more information please go to hhtps://

June 13

The Hanover Historical Society offers free ‘open house’ tours of the historic Hanover Courthouse on the second Tuesday of each month between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The next tour is on Tuesday, June 13. For more information, please call Hanover Parks & Recreation at 365-7150.

June 16

Madison Ruritan Club is selling tickets for a take-out BBQ Dinner on June 16 for $8 a plate. Pulled pork BBQ, coleslaw, beans, roll and a soda. Please purchase tickets before June 9. For info and/or tickets call: 804-448-4233, 804-448-3322, 804-448-4913 or 804-448-8055. The address is 18206 Timothy Lane, Ladysmith. From route 1, go west on Ladysmith Road and take first left on Allen Street, follow around behind old Ladysmith Elem., club on right.

July 1-7

Come to AMF Hanover Lanes for the Teen Master Bowling Championship! Teen Masters Bowling is America’s premier high school championship bowling event. There will be four divisions: Girls Varsity, Boys Varsity, Girls Junior Varsity and Boys Junior Varsity. For more information please go to

Dog Walk and Obedience Program Offered

Looking to get a few extra steps on your fitness tracker, while spending time with your canine companion? Fluffy and Me Pack Walk and Basic Obedience offers both of these, along with coaching from a dog trainer as well. Designed to help pet owners understand their dog and form a closer bond through weekly structured pack walks through the scenic trails at Pole Green Park. Watch your dog’s leash manners improve with each walk! Class starts with a 45 minute pack walk on the nature trail and ends with 30 minutes of training/relaxation under the direction of Amanda McKenna of Alpha Love Dog Training. Upcoming session meets Saturdays, June 3 through June 17 at Pole Green Park, 6 to 7:15p.m. Cost is $55.

Pre-registration is required online at or contact Hanover County Parks and Recreation at 804-365-7150 or

September 12- November 14

Registration is underway for the 29 session of the Citizens Police Academy, which will take place from September 12 through November 14. The academy will be held at the Sheriff’s Office every Tuesday between the hours of 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., and is free of charge.  The deadline to apply is July 15. The program is available to Hanover residents, business owners, or employees who are at least 18 years of age. Applicants must be willing to submit to a background check. Class size is limited and applicants will be selected on a first-come, first accepted basis. Those interested are urged to download an application, which needs to be notarized, at, or contact Mrs. Lisa Hancock at (804) 365-6112 for an application or additional information. The academy is designed to give participants an inside look into the law enforcement operations of the Sheriff’s Office in an effort to develop positive and productive relationships with the citizens in our community.  The training includes visual presentations, question-and-answer sessions, tours, and a variety of practical exercises. To date, more than 600 citizens have graduated from the academy since it was first offered in 1995.  For additional information about this program, please visit our website at: