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Mechanicsville – Sheila Talley

November 24, 2016


Happy Thanksgiving, from Mechanicsville! I hope you feel you have a lot to be thankful for this year.
The Pebble Creek Piranhas swim team will host a Santa Breakfast Dec. 3, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Via Club in Pebble Creek. The cost is $5 for l0 years and up; children ages 4-9 cost $3; children under 3 years are free. A Photographer will be available to capture your visit with Santa for $5 with breakfast or $7 without breakfast. There will also be a silent auction.
“No Room at the Inn,” Church of Redeemer’s ninth annual exhibit and fundraiser takes place on the weekend of Dec. 2 through 4. On display will be 250+ Nativity sets from around our world and will raise funds to support the work of Safe Harbor, MCEF, and AFAL in Haiti to care for our neighbors in need. Theur weekend begins Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. with a festive and fun Preview Gala for adults featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, live music, and silent/live auctions. Come be a part of the party for a great cause. Tickets are $25 in advance and available online at
The Nativity exhibit is open Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Children’s Room will also be open featuring Nativity dress up, crafts, games, books, and activities. Tickets are $5 for adults and $1 for those 18 years and younger and are available at the door. Come celebrate the joy of Christmas and share hope with our neighbors in need! ~ Nancy Malone.
The Hanover Concert Band, “the musical ambassadors for Hanover County” is a community band of volunteers. They will perform their annual Christmas Pops concert, Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m., at the end of their 26th year of providing music for audiences in the metro Richmond area. The 1-hour concert of Christmas music will be held in the Hanover Arts and Activities Center, 500 Center Street, in Ashland. The concert will feature musical selections of the Christmas season. The evening is uniquely casual with complimentary light food, and beverages provided by the musicians. Concert-goers are invited to enjoy the snacks during the concert. The concert is free, but please bring non-perishable food items for the Central Virginia Food Bank. The Hanover Concert Band is a 501C3 organization. All cash or check donations to help fund expenses are appreciated and are tax deductible. Arrive early for the best seats, enjoy the music, and the family-friendly atmosphere with good food and beverages.
What’s nicer than nativities, music and fellowship to put you into the Christmas spirit? We realize other faiths are having celebrations at this time of year. You all are more than welcome to tell me about your activities. Please take a moment and call (804) 319-7968 or email to let me know your news. Make this a wonderful week!