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Ashland – Meriwether Gilmore

September 22, 2016


There is definitely a trend, and autumn must surely be returning. What a wonderful thing it is to live with our four seasons; I cannot imagine the doldrums of living further south and not getting to see the leaves change in the fall, or snow falling in the winter.
This Friday night under the lights, your Patrick Henry Patriots return home after an amazing victory over Mills Godwin High School! The game against Henrico High starts at 7 p.m., and admission is $7 per person.
Your Saturday may be busy this weekend! I know you have to go to the grocery store, and there are probably soccer games that need to be watched, but plan on coming to the Off the Rails Craft Beer Festival from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center. This is such a fun event—think of it as your very own Octoberfest. There will be 12 local breweries, live music all day, and plenty of delicious food. A full glass is $6, tastings are $1, and children under 12 are admitted free. Visit for more details.
The Ashland Masonic Lodge will be having a “Value your Treasures” Roadshow to appraise your antiques this Saturday, Sept. 24, beginning at 10 a.m. The fee for the first item is $10, and additional items are $5. Lunch will be available; 206 England Street. This event is sponsored by the Hanover Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, #130.
Fall is always busy in the Center of the Universe, and you know that there is a Variety Show coming up this winter, right? Get in the groove with the Gospel Music Festival coming to the Ashland Theater Saturday, Oct. 1, from 3 to 5 p.m. This is going to be an amazing afternoon with many local and Richmond-based groups. Admission is $5, and tickets will be available at the door and online at Proceeds will be divided equally between The American Cancer Society and The Ashland Theater Foundation. For further information, contact Sandra Howard at (804) 662-0113, or
Tuesday, Oct. 4, the AARP Hanover Chapter #5335 will be celebrating 15 years of community service to Hanover County with distinguished speakers, door prizes, and live music. Plan on coming to the Hanover Arts & Activity Center, from 10 a.m. to noon. Refreshments will be served.
The Ashland Theater is all about helping families this weekend. Friday, Sept. 23, the theater will be showing “Poor Kids,” a Frontline documentary on growing up poor in America. The film will begin at 6:30 p.m. and there will be a panel discussion afterwards to talk about ways that we can help our neighbors in Ashland, where no child should ever be hungry.
And then on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m., there will be a concert to benefit the Ashland Theater and Ashland Open Door: Praisefest! Tickets are $10 (half of the proceeds will go to Ashland Open Door and half will go back into the Ashland Theater). Ashland Open Door’s current goal is to help families with children who were previously living in motels find sustainable housing.
Call or email me with your Ashland news: (804) 310-5320, Have a wonderful weekend!