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Mechanicsville – Sheila Talley

October 12, 2017

October is now in full swing and I hope you’re enjoying it. Last week started with such tragedy in Las Vegas and will take a long time before we get over this one, if ever. The only good thing is how people have become closer and helped others during their grief. The USA is a family right now.  If only it could last and we would be kinder to each other without sadness as the cause. If you have a story you’d like to share, please send it to me at the information below. Who’s shown kindness to you?

The Catholic Daughter’s Court that meets at Church of the Redeemer had a great meeting on October 4.  They started with a pizza and salad meal and later the group made fleece blankets for a local nursing home. Later in the fall they will celebrate Children’s Sabbath by having a crib in the commons area to fill with clothes and necessities of infants born into low income families.

The book club at Mechanicsville Branch Library meets every third Wednesday at 11 – noon. The book for October is “Bittersweet” by Colleen McCullough. It’s a great read and everyone is welcome to come.

Did you know that Mechanicsville local library has a knitting and crocheting club on Tuesdays? Call for more info at 746-9615.

On October 14, Habitat for Humanity will have a Re-Store sidewalk sale at its 9159 Atlee Road location in Mechanicsville.

October 21, Saturday is the day of the Fall Fellowship Festival from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. sponsored by the Hanover County’s Sheriff’s Office. It takes place at the Hanover County Government Complex at 7522 County Complex Road in Hanover. Live music will be sponsored by the E. J. Wade Foundation. There will be food, games activities for people of all ages and vendors as well.

Calling all Churches! The Ashland Harvest Run and Pumpkin Walk is challenging all churches to participate on October 21. You can be fast or slow or do a l mile fun walk at 8:20 a.m. The 10K Run is at 8 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk is 8:10 a.m. The team that has the most members will win $100 to benefit their favorite outreach. Register at your church for $20 and lace up your shoes and get going. It takes place at Ashland Carter Park. It’s a win-win chance to help others in our community.

As you can see there are plenty of things going on in our area. If your organization wants to print news of an event, please call 804-319-7968 or email Thanks for reading the neighborhood network columns and have a productive week.