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Diversions, week of February 16, 2017

Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 2:37 pm

February 18
All-you-can-eat Salt Fish Breakfast to include scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes, spiced apples, biscuits, cornbread, coffee, and juice. Take-out plates will be available. The Doswell Ruritan Club is located at 16433 N. Washington Hwy. Saturday. Feb. 18, from 6 to 9 a.m. $9 for adults; $4 for children ages 4-10.

February 20
Hanover County Model Congress (HCMC) will be held on Saturday, March 4, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Atlee High School.  HCMC is a student-run Model Congress designed to give local middle school and high school students a hands-on opportunity to learn about government processes and to practice public speaking skills. Cost is $20 per student (lunch included). To ask questions, email Read details and register by Monday, Feb. 20, at

March 2
The Ashland Beekeepers Association meets first Thursdays at 7 p.m. at The Family Life Baptist Church, 206 S. Washington Hwy in Ashland.  Anyone interested in honeybees and beekeeping is welcome to attend.  For more information, email to .

March 12
Holy Cross Lutheran Church at 11515 Ashcake Road is hosting a blood drive Sunday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are also welcome. Sign up at the church or visit Thank you T-shirts will be provided to all participants (while supplies last). To prepare for your donation, eat well, stay hydrated, and bring an ID. For additional information, please call Christine Homan at (804) 432-3732.

March 18
Hanover Airpark Business Association 5k Walk/Run will be held Saturday, March 18, at noon at the Center of the Universe Brewing Company (COTU), 11293 Air park Road, Ashland. Live music and food trucks will be waiting at the finish line.
March 17-19
Find your Fabulous at the Southern Women’s Show. The Southern Women’s Show features one-of-a-kind shopping, fabulous fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, gourmet foods, health screenings, how-to workshops, makeovers, and celebrity guests.
Hours: March 17 – Friday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; March 18 – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; March  19 – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Special features: Food Lion Kitchen Stage featuring hourly cooking demonstrations. Meet Keegan Allen from Freeform’s hit show Pretty Little Liars Saturday, March 18. Runway Fashion Shows. Makeovers and gifts with purchase options. Teacher Appreciation Day is Sunday, March 19. Adults: $12 at the door; Youth (6-12) $6; Under 6 free with adult.

April 22
The Hanover Book Festival is back! To be held on April 22, at the Richmond Times-Dispatch Community Room, 8460 Times Dispatch Blvd., Mechanicsville. Authors! If you haven’t registered yet, do it soon; there are only 11 tables left! Go to for information and registration form.
For anyone interested in writing, workshops will be offered. Info on the workshops and registration forms can be found on the website. This is a free event for readers to meet authors and discuss and purchase books.