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Rockville – Donna-Jo Webster

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October 8, 2015

Hello, everybody! Hope you managed to stay safe and dry during last weekend’s torrential downpours. You know when you see the ducks and the Canadian geese in the ponds sporting raincoats and umbrellas, you’re in for a soaker!
Happy hometown birthday wishes go out this week to Jessica Kiwak, opening presents Oct. 15.
From our Egg-On-My-Face department: in the excitement of sharing last week’s news of Garland and Gloria Childress’ big wedding anniversary, silly me forgot to mention that the big day was Oct. 6. My apologies!
Don’t miss the family fun at Keenbell Farm’s Family Farm Day this Saturday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit the farm animals, check out the hay mazes and rides, see farm equipment displays, have fun in the bounce house, or snap a keepsake picture at one of the many photo op stations.
The Farm Store will have lots of tempting locally produced food items available to help stock your pantry, and lunch options of pastured beef or chicken barbecue, slaw and homemade chips will be available for purchase, too. The farm is located on Vontay Road, just down from Springfield Christian Church. Call (804) 767-0530 for details.
If treasure hunting for great deals is your thing, check out the big Community Yard Sale sponsored by Hanover AARP Chapter 5335 this Saturday, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of College Avenue and Route 1 in neighboring Ashland. There’ll be something for everyone at the sale, so get there early! Contact Apphia Downing for more info at (804) 798-1373.
Join the Friends of the Rockville Library for their Annual Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. Guest speaker is author Kitty Snow, whose recent book “From A Richmond Streetcar” offers a fascinating glimpse of our capital city at the turn of the last century, complete with photos taken by her grandfather, Harris Stilson, a former streetcar conductor. Light refreshments will be served, and the event is open to everyone. Call (804) 749-3146 for details.
Teens and ‘tweens: get ready to “Book a Beach Escape” at the Cochrane Rockville Library in honor of Teen Read Week Friday, Oct. 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Try your luck at micro volleyball, shake and shimmy with hula hoops and the library limbo pole, and decorate a “suitcase” to carry your favorite reads in. Bring a friend!
Get ready for some “spook-tacular” fun as the library hosts Halloween Candy Bingo Saturday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m. Wear your costume (if you dare!) and play for fun and yummy prizes “B-4” you hit the streets for trick-or-treat.
The Friends of the Montpelier Library are currently hosting a quilt raffle to benefit the branch. The quilt is a large lap size, lovely in squares of denim with a flannel backing. Raffle tickets are $2 each or three for $5, and are available at the Montpelier Library. The drawing will be held Tuesday, Dec. 1. Call (804) 883-7116 for more info.
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