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Tuna Christmas @ Swift Creek Mill Theatre
Jan 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

tuna-christmas-1-2November 10th – January 7th, 2017 In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it’s Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas, and the colorful denizens of Tuna are preparing for the holidays. This isn’t your typical warm and fuzzy Christmas special – it’s even a bit racy at times – but these 22 characters from teeny, tiny Tuna will bring glad tidings and great joy to your holiday season.

Edgar Allan Poe Birthday Bash @ Edgar Allan Poe Museum
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – Jan 22 @ 12:00 am

Celebrate Edgar Allan Poe’s 208th Birthday with twelve hours of performances, music, film, tours, exhibits & more! Detailed schedule at

Sep 1 @ 8:00 am

September 1- 27, Tanya Broderick presents her exquisite oil paintings that capture the minute details of a given scene in a solo exhibit titled The Ever-Changing Beauty of the Seasons at The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education, 17205 Mountain Road, Montpelier, VA 23192, 804-883-7378, This exhibit is free and open to the public.

Matthew Scott Myers
Sep 7 @ 11:00 am

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

Family Fun Day and Drew Goodman Memorial Blood Drive
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am

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.

Brew Jam
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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.

Family Fun Day
Sep 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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.

Jennifer Young
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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.

Hanover County’s 9/11 Memorial Ceremony
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am

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,

Mechanicsville Chapter 5407 of AARP
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Mechanicsville Chapter 5407 of AARP will meet at our new sponsoring organization, the First Union Baptist Church at Pole Green Road in Mechanicsville from 10 to Noon.  Our featured speaker will be Mrs. Patricia Jones Jackson from the Virginia AARP Executive Board, who will speak on Prepare to Care as a Caregiver. Lunch will be served.  National members of AARP are welcome to join us.  For further information, call Larry Gooss at 804-839-2347.