May 5, 2016
Happy Cinco de Mayo, the day when the Mexicans beat the French! I hope you are all celebrating this occasion with some good food and good company.
The Ashland Farmer’s Market will celebrate its first day of the season this Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be a full lineup of vendors who will be eager to offer you the best and the freshest that Hanover has to offer: meats, eggs, spring produce, baked goods, and garden plants. Harry Gore will be the musical guest this Saturday, and the Hanover Master Gardeners will be there to answer your questions about all things plant-related. The Town and Country Garden Club will be there with their ever-popular teacup flower arrangements, just in time for Mother’s Day. Support your local farmers!
The Virginia Master Naturalists (VMN), in cooperation with the Town of Ashland, are seeking volunteers with a passion for the environment and 18 or older, for a morning of English Ivy removal Saturday, May 7. Riverine chapter of the VMN will be on hand from 9 a.m. to noon to show participants how to remove the English Ivy growing on the trees. Residents may come just to learn about invasive species and how to eradicate them from their own yards. Spring is the best time to tackle invasive species so, please join us, as they restore some of the areas in DeJarnette Park. Please bring your own work gloves and tools.
Bring your young kids to the Ashland Library this Saturday, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., for the magic of the Amazing Mr. B! Come see this local magician perform an energetic, engaging magic show with audience participation. Prepare to be entertained!
There is a really cool event this Saturday night at the Ashland Theater: come see the movie “Big Stone Gap,” and stay afterwards for a question and answer session with one of its actors: Paul Wilson, who plays Lyle Makin in the film. “Big Stone Gap” was released in 2014 about a small town in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. Tickets are $5 each and there will be concessions available for purchase.
Next weekend, Ashland’s Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale will perform Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m., at Duncan Memorial UMC. Advance tickets are $10 for adults (or $15 at the door) and $5 for students. They may be purchased at Cross Brothers’ Grocery in Ashland, or by calling 1-800-838-3006, or online anytime at the Chorale’s website, www.cvamc.org.
Happy 10th birthday on Mother’s Day to our Meriwether Gilmore, Jr., who keeps us entertained with her endless practical jokes and new ideas about how to save the animals of the world.
Call or email me with your Ashland news: (804) 310-5320, firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a wonderful weekend!