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Mechanicsville – Sheila Talley

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August 27, 2015

Hello to all of you. Hope you’re doing well! Only two more weeks to spend time at your neighborhood pools, so take advantage of the fun and relaxation. You deserve it. We’ll soon be back to the routine that school openings bring, even if we have no students in school. You may be thinking how nice it will be to have cooler weather. True, but remember those cold days of ice and snow?

The Catholic Daughters, who meet at Church of the Redeemer, had their summer potluck supper Saturday, Aug. 22. There was a delicious meal and a Pickle Ball exhibit game offered by Sharon Seifert and her friends from American Family Fitness. Attendees learned the basic rules of the game. Some played or watched. This gave the ladies and their families an idea for another form of recreation. If you’d like to try this very popular game, get in touch with Hanover Parks and Recreation, or call me (information at bottom of column) and I’ll put you in touch with Sharon.

Saturday, Sept. 12, from 1 to 2 p.m. all ages are invited to design your favorite LEGO creation at the Atlee library. Snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Come to the Atlee Branch Library on each Monday, starting Sept. 28. Meet Chrissie, a hound mix, who works as a reading education assistance dog with Paws to READ. Chrissie and her handler, Doris Favale, a reading specialist at Beaverdam Elementary School, will be there. Be sure to contact the library this fall to sign up for a reading session with Chrissie. I understand that Chrissie and dogs like her are helping a lot of children learn to read.

The Mechanicsville Branch Library is offering Computer Basics Class Thursday, Sept. 3, from 9 to 11 a.m., which covers beginning computer skills like finding out about 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) 746-9615 or visit the library to sign up for this class. Also at the branch Sept. 3, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. is “Prevent Identity Theft” given by Hanover County’s Commonwealth Attorney, Trip Chalkley, for a discussion about identity theft with a Q&A session to follow. Those dedicated Friends of the Mechanicsville Library will provide refreshments.

Please write and tell me your news. What is your church doing? Did you go on vacation? To me, any getaway is exciting. Did you have visitors at your home? Did you have a special birthday or anniversary? Mechanicsville wants to hear your news. Please call (804) 746-9142 or email Enjoy the rest of your Summer!