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Beaverdam, Doswell and Montpelier – Debbie Murphy

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April 28, 2016


What a glorious week it has been, hope you are enjoying the warmer weather, the flowers blooming and the gorgeous sunsets we’ve been given recently! There are plenty things going on to get you out of the house, so hang on, here we go!
The Beaverdam Ruritan Club is celebrating its 65th year of service to the Beaverdam Community. Not slowing down a bit, in addition to a monthly Bingo and getting ready for baseball — this year is the 40th annual Independence Day Parade. It starts at 10 a.m. at Trainham Road and lands at the Club. Recruiting allL former Miss Beaverdam’s to be in this year’s parade. It would be great to have at least one from every year! The Beaverdam Ruritan’s meet the fourth Monday of the month with a dinner meeting. More information is at Hope you can be there!
There is a Spaghetti Dinner sponsored by the Doswell Ruritan Club will be held Saturday, May 7, from 5 to 7 p.m., offering both meat and vegetarian sauces, garlic bread, tossed salad, dessert, and beverages. Take-out plates will be available. Doswell Ruritan Club is located at 16433 N. Washington Highway. Cost is $9 for adults; $4 for children ages 4 to 10. Proceeds support the Doswell Ruritan Club Scholarship Fund.
The Old Firehouse Concert Series hosts “The Taters” who will be in concert at the newly renovated Zion Christian Center (former Beaverdam Firehouse) Saturday, May 7, at 7 p.m. “The Taters” play an eclectic mix of roots, rock, pop, country and Americana, a sound that’s been compared to a mixture of the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison and the Beatles. You can check them out at Weather permitting–this is an outside concert, so bring a lawn chair. The cover charge is only $5 for over18; 18 and under are free. This is a family-friendly setting for the local community and surrounding areas. The Zion Christian Center is next door to Zion Christian Church (DOC) in downtown Beaverdam beside the railroad tracks. Visit their website at for additional information.
Ashland’s Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale is preparing for its 2016 spring concert, “Voices of the Spirit,” featuring Dvorák’s Mass in D Major, Haydn’s Te Deum Laudamus and Górecki’s Totus Tuus. Artistic Director Ryan Tibbetts will conduct the Chorale, and concert organist Daniel Stipe will accompany, as well as perform an organ solo by J.S. Bach.
The Ashland performance will take place Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m., at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 Henry Street. The Chorale is very excited to present this music, and the concert promises to be an enjoyable afternoon!
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 calling1-800-838-3006, or online anytime at the Chorale’s website,
Storytimes at the Montpelier Branch Library – Wednesdays, April 27, at 10 a.m., all ages. Call (804) 883-7116 or visit the library at 17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane for more information.
Alpaca Basics Seminar. 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 May 14, 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.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars and join us for the upcoming “Remember When” programs sponsored by Hanover County Parks & Recreation at the Montpelier location (next door to The Montpelier Center) on the third May 18, from 10 a.m. to noon. Enjoy great stories and share a few of your own. Program will feature guest speakers. Bring nostalgic items to show and tell about.
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! Contact me at; my fax number is (804) 752-7858  and my phone number is (804) 227-3664.
Have a great week!