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Diversions, week of January 12, 2017

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 11:15 am

Mondays in January
Tai Chi at the Mechanicsville Branch Library Mondays, Jan. 16, 23, and 30, from 7 to 8 p.m. If you’ve never tried Tai Chi, now’s your chance. Described as “meditation in motion” Tai Chi can be a gentle way to fight the stress of everyday living and may have a number of health benefits. Try it and see! Call (804) 746-9615 or visit the library at 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place for  information.

January 12
The Lemon Project: a Story of a Slave at the Ashland Branch Library Thursday, Jan. 12, from 7 to 8 p.m. Dr. Jody Allen will talk about the experiences of Lemon, an African-American slave at the College of William and Mary. Sponsored by the The Ashland Museum and the Ashland Branch Library. Call (804) 798-4072 or visit the library at 201 S. Railroad Avenue for more information.

January 13
Teen Movie & Pizza Night at the Ashland Branch Library Friday, Jan. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. Ages 11-16. See a great movie on the big screen with your friends! Pizza provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library. Call (804) 798-4072 or visit the library at 201 S. Railroad Avenue for more information.

Storytime at the Cochrane Rockville Branch Library Fridays, Jan. 13, 20, and 27, Family (all ages) 10:30 a.m.
Call (804) 749-3146 or visit the library at 16600 Pouncey Tract Road for more information.

January 14
Second Saturday LEGO Club at the Montpelier Branch Library Saturday, Jan. 14, from 11 a.m. to noon. All ages. You bring your ideas, we’ll provide the bricks! Buildings, superheroes, animals – the sky’s the limit! Enter to win a LEGO book, too. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

All-you-can-eat Salt Fish Breakfast, hosted by the Independence Ruritan Club Saturday, Jan. 14, from 6:45 to 8:45 a.m., to benefit Ashland Christian Emergency Services (ACES). 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.

Hanover Master Gardeners: Beautify Your World at the Atlee Branch Library Saturday, Jan. 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Hanover Master Gardeners will show you how to make your surroundings more beautiful with flowers. Call (804) 559-0654 or visit the library at 9161 Atlee Road for more information.

January 21
All-you-can-eat Salt Fish Breakfast to include scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes, spiced apples, biscuits, cornbread, coffee, and juice at the Doswell Community Center located at 16433 N. Washington Highway, Doswell sponsored by the Doswell Ruritan Club Saturday, Jan. 21, from 6 to 9 a.m. Take-out plates will be available. The cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children ages 4-10.

January 21
Family Game Night at the Cochrane Rockville Branch Library Saturday, Jan. 21, from  4:30 to 6 p.m. Warm up with competitive fun playing Wii and board games with your family! Snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library. Call (804) 749-3146 or visit the library at 16600 Pouncey Tract Road for more information.

January 22
The Richmond Symphony Orchestra will perform at Randolph-Macon College Jan. 17, at 3 p.m. in Blackwell Auditorium, R-MC Center for the Performing Arts (205 Henry Street). Steven Smith will conduct the RSO, who will perform Ives’ The Unanswered Question, Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, Opus 33, Clint Needham’s Urban Sprawl, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 92 in G Major (“Oxford”). A 2 p.m. pre-concert lecture will take place in the Dollar Tree Community Room, Brock Commons (304 Henry Street). The lecture is free.

January 28
The Ashland Policeman’s Ball is a fund raiser for the Ashland Police Foundation. We hope you will join us in 2017; tickets are available for purchase online and at Ashland Retailers.

February 4
The Doswell Volunteer Fire Company will hold a Brunswick Stew Sale fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 4, from noon to 3 p.m. at 16243 Washington Highway, in Doswell. This annual community event provides an easy opportunity for a delicious carry-out lunch or dinner. We have a great stew recipe you really should try. Our fundraisers typically help with costs for volunteer training, small equipment or supplies and operating needs. Pre-orders suggested and are available by phone. Order before Jan. 30 if you will, please. Our low cost is $7 per quart. For ordering or for additional information, call (804) 876-3880. Please ask about joining and volunteering with our organization, also.

February 5
The Henry Volunteer Fire Company will hold a Super Bowl Sunday Spiced Shrimp sale for pick-up on Feb. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Station 6, located at 9634 Chamberlayne Road in Mechanicsville. Our annual event leads to great eating on Super Bowl Sunday. We’ll do the work to have your spiced shrimp ready well before game time. Please include this shellfish delicacy among your snacking or meal plans. Our fundraisers benefit firefighter training, small equipment and supply purchases and assorted operating needs. Please support this event, and our emergency responders. Pre-orders are required and our deadline for ordering is 3 p.m., Feb. 2. Our low cost is $9 per pound, with cash or checks (payable to H V F D Co. 6) welcomed. To order, please e-mail Earl Boswell at henryfunddrive@comcast.net with your name, phone number and the quantity desired. We’ll have a Drive-through system ready to make your pick up quite easy.


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