April 28, 2016
It has been a spring of sudden good-byes, and our hearts break for the family of wonderful Steve Thompson who left us last week. Those deaths leave a swift and deep crevasse that we stumble into; we keep forgetting that they are gone and maybe, hopefully, this will have all been a bad dream. I told my nine-year-old as she sobbed over our sweet puppy, that we just had to hold on to one another and we would somehow get through it. That’s all we can do, Ashland, hold on to each other–hold onto Lauren and their boys–and someday, maybe, hopefully, it will hurt less.
The spring musical West Side Story will be presented at Patrick Henry High School tonight, Thursday, April 28, at 6 p.m., and April 29 and 30, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door. Come out to see some incredible talent!
A Computer Basics Class will be held Monday, May 2, at your Ashland Library from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for those who need help with understanding the parts of a computer, learning how to use a mouse, beginning to explore and search the Internet, and how to create and save documents with Microsoft Word 2010. Call (804) 798-4072 or visit the library to sign up for this class.
The very next day, the library will have “Bingo for Books” Tuesday, May 3, from 2 to 3 p.m. for ages 18 and up. Winners of each round will receive a coupon for a free book from the Friends Book Sale and the top winner will win a Barnes & Noble gift certificate.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.
Ashland’s Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale is preparing for its 2016 spring concert, “Voices of the Spirit.” The performance will take place Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m., at Duncan Memorial Church, 201 Henry Street. 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.
The Diane Hale School of Dance is now registering students for their six-week Summer Session (July 9-Aug. 19) and Dance Camps (July 25 and Aug. 15). Call (804) 798-3011 for information and registration.
The Ashland Railroad Run is this Saturday! If you are not running, come out to cheer the athletes and stroll through the Green Fair. It is events like this, that shape our town, so please come join the revelry!
Ashland will celebrate the National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m. on the front lawn of Town Hall, rain or shine. All faiths are welcome.
Call or email me with your Ashland news: (804) 310-5320, firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy this weekend; we live in a beautiful place.