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Beaverdam, Doswell and Montpelier – Debbie Murphy

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September 3, 2015


Let’s take a trip down memory lane. Ever heard anyone start a question with “remember when?” Well here’s your chance to come hear some great stories and share a few of your own. This program will feature guest speakers, history buffs and a time for show and tell of those nostalgic items you may have in your possession from the past. Come to the Remember When Program on the third Wednesdays, Sept. 16, Oct. 21 and Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by Hanover County Parks & Recreation at the Montpelier location (next door to the Montpelier Center). Light refreshments and beverages will be provided.

The Montpelier Ruritans will hold a Potato Bar fundraiser at the Montpelier Center Sept. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost for the Potato Bar is $8 and includes a large baked potato with all the fixings, salad, drink, and desert. A hot dog plate with salad, drink, and desert will be available for kids 12 and under for $4. Diners can eat in or take out. Tickets will be sold at the door and the proceeds will go to fund scholarships at Patrick Henry High School and other club community projects. Hope you can attend!

Alpaca Basics Seminar is coming soon to your neighborhood! This one-day exciting seminar focuses on answering the questions that one may have if interested in raising alpacas. Hosted by Alpaca Pastures of Virginia Sept. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $85 per person or $140 for two. The farm is located in Beaverdam. To register or for additional information, visit or call Sherry McEvoy at (804) 449-1423.

The Doswell Ruritans are having a Barbecue Dinner, and you are invited to attend Saturday, Sept. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu includes beans, coleslaw, rolls, spiced apples, desert, tea and lemonade. The cost is $9 for adults, $4 for children ages 4-10. Take-out plates available. This event benefits the Ruritan Scholarship Program. The Doswell Ruritan Club is located at 16433 N. Washington Highway.

The B’dam Brew JAM Craft Beer Festival will take place Sept. 12, from noon to 6 p.m. This is a family-friendly, and smoke-free building environment. The Ruritan Club collects donations of non-perishable goods for W.H.E.A.T. More information and a list of all the winners are at

Save the Date! The Montpelier Center is hosting Mystery Bingo to benefit The American Cancer Society Friday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Please let me know if you have news you’d like to share, such as births, marriages, birthdays, retirements, etc. I’m always looking for good news to share! My email address is; my fax number is (804) 752-7858 and my phone number is (804) 227-3664.

Have a great week!