On Wednesday, October 11, from 2-4 p.m. There will be an At Home in Ashland (AHA) Educational series. The topic will be Improving the Health Care Experience. Registration and refreshments will begin at 1:30 p.m. This event will take place at the Richard S. Gillis Jr. Ashland Branch library on 201 S. Railroad Avenue, Ashland, VA.
There will be a Candlelight Ceremony held at Historic Hanover Courthouse, Thursday, October 12 at 6 p.m. Please join us as we honor and remember those who are affected by domestic violence. The ceremony will be folled by light refreshments. 13182 Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover, VA 23069.
Come out and join us at Zion Christian Church (DOC) in the “Old Firehouse” for a Community Hurricane Relief Fundraiser for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. All money collected for the supper will go to help those affected by the hurricanes. There will be a “Baked Potato Supper” which will include a huge baked potato with all the fixin’s, tossed salad, drink and dessert for a suggested donation of $8 for adults. A hot dog dinner will be available for children for $4. Serving times are from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Takeout is available. For additional information please visit www.ZionChurchDOC.org or Facebook at Zionchristianchurch(DOC). Zion is located at 16158 Beaverdam School Road in the village of downtown Beaverdam.
All you can eat Salt Fish Breakfast, hosted by Independence Ruritan Club on Saturday, October 14 from 6:45 to 8:45 a.m., to benefit Hanover Christmas Mother. Breakfast includes: salt herring fillets, scrambled eggs, bacon, spiced apples, cornbread, grits, coffee and orange juice. Only $9 for adults. The Ruritan Club Community House is located behind Independence Christian Church, 14033 Independence Road (off Route 54, west of Ashland). For more information call (804)798-6579.
ACES is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals in the community with a food pantry, clothes closet and financial assistance for utilities and rent when necessary. Our mission is supported by the generous donations from individuals, churches and businesses in the community and is staffed entirely by volunteers. We will be holding a yard sale, Saturday, October 14 from 8 – 1 p.m. at 507 Caroline Street in Ashland. Sale is of nonemergency items donated to our cause. There won’t be a crock pot, there might be a Keurig. There won’t be a toaster oven, there might be a snow cone maker.
Enjoy the fall breeze and autumn leaves at Hanover Habitat for Humanity’s Restore Fall Fair on October 14, from 9 – 2 p.m. The fair will feature a ReStore Sidewalk Sale for all your fall projects and multiple vendors such as LulaRoe, Juice Plus, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Thirty-One, Keep Collective and more!
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 www.bikereg.com (Those who are interested in visiting the Midnight Brewery can call (804) 719 9150).
The Ashland Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting an open house on Saturday, October 14 from 10 – 3 p.m. There will be live demos, free food and drinks, free blood pressure checks, great hourly door prizes and activities for kids of all ages. 501 Archie Cannon Drive, Ashland, VA 23005. For more information visit Ashlandvfcfpo@gmail.com
Join Advanced Bionics for a Fall Pumpkin Patch Party on October 15 from noon to three at Ashland Berry Farm. 12607 Old Ridge Road, Beaverdam, VA 23015. This is a family gathering where those of us with implants, company reps/tecs meet to just enjoy the day and answer questions if asked. RSVP to Douglas.Lynch@AdvancedBionics.com.
The October meeting of the Pamunkey Woman’s Club will be Monday, October 16, 7 p.m., at the Mechanicsville Baptist Church. The speaker for the evening will be Sgt. Drew Spain from the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office who will present a program on the development and training of the Hanover County K-9 Unit. 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, www.PAMUNKEYWC.org.