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Rockville – Donna-Jo Webster

November 24, 2016

Hello, everybody! ‘Tis the season, once again, where we gather to give thanks for the things we have before heading out to grab bargains on the things we want. I hope, as you gather ‘round your table this year with family and friends, that you remember to be thankful for what really matters: health, happiness, and the freedoms we all hold so dear.
I’m forever grateful for wonderful readers like you who help me keep all of Rockville up-to-speed on all the great things this community has to offer. Keep that news a-comin’!
In addition to canned gravy and whole berry cranberry sauce, the local Grub Kitty is probably out of birthday candles this week, too. Happy hometown birthday wishes go out this week to Abbey Easter and Carolyn Velletri, both cutting cake on Nov. 26, Pat Clowes, blowing out candles on Nov. 27, Desmond Savill, receiving well-wishers on Nov. 28, and Bill Jeffords, sampling savories on Nov. 30.
Ho-ho-ho and hotcakes for all! It’s time for THE social event of the season, the nearly-world-famous Rockville Ruritans’ Santa Breakfast. The always-popular event takes place Saturday, Dec. 10, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Rockville Center on Pouncey Tract Road.
Enjoy a scrumptious full breakfast with all your early morning favorites. Children will have a chance to chat with Old Saint Nick himself and visit Santa’s Workshop. Donations for the Hanover Christmas Mother will be gladly accepted. Breakfast, holiday fun, and Ruritan fellowship is just $5 per person. Tickets are available from any club member or at the door. See you there!
All branches of the Pamunkey Regional Library system, including our beloved Cochrane Rockville branch, will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, so that staff can enjoy a well-deserved break and spend time with their families. Normal operating hours will be observed both Wednesday and Saturday.
First Friday Films plays the library Friday, Dec. 2, at 4:30 p.m. See a full-length film on the branch’s big screen with free snacks, popcorn and soft drinks, all courtesy of the Friends of the Rockville Library. Call (804) 749-3146 for the film’s title.
See your news and events in this space by sending an email to aint_it_the_80s@yahoo.com. Have a fabulous Thanksgiving, and a wonderful week!