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Ashland – Meriwether Gilmore

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February 4, 2016

 

All I can think about these days is a garden. Isn’t that ridiculous? I look out upon my snow and mud-covered back yard, and all I want is sunshine and some cool dirt to run my fingers through. I have always suffered from a fear of complacency, so it is a good thing that I live in the Mid-Atlantic with its distinct seasons.
There is a lot going on at your Ashland Theater during this short month! This Saturday, Feb. 6, come out to support the Ashland Soccer League and see Disney’s “The Big Green,” at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 7, the Richmond Youth Peace Project (RYPP), will present “Generation Dream 2016,” their annual Educational Concert honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For the past 11 years, RYPP, the Peace Center’s program for teens, has showcased talented young people from central Virginia in performances promoting peace, nonviolence and issues of social justice.  This wonderful event is free and open to the public beginning at 3 p.m.
Next Wednesday, Feb. 10, Circles Ashland will meet at the Theater at 7 p.m. This group is working to find housing solutions for all of Ashland’s families.
Hey, Valentine Town- do you have plans for next weekend? There are so many things to do in town, from watching “Pretty Woman” at the Ashland Theater, to listening to Susan Greenbaum at the Ashland Coffee & Tea. There’s no need to take off to the big city; love is all around!
One of my favorite movies is coming to the stage at Randolph-Macon! “Steel Magnolias” will run at the Cobb Theater Feb. 17-20, at 8 p.m. Come step inside Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana; tickets are $5 for the public and free to R-MC students and staff.
Call or email me with your Ashland news: (804) 310-5320, ashlandnews@gmail.com. Have a wonderful weekend!