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Rockville – Donna-Jo Webster

February 23, 2017

Hello, everybody! Happy Summer…err, I mean, end of February to you all! Former H-P editor Greg Glassner declared on social media this past weekend that “winter is over in Central VA.” I don’t know about you, but I’ll put my money on Greg before that old groundhog!
Miles of smiles this week with a number of local folks blowing out their birthday candles. Among the celebrants are Mackenzie Jowers, opening presents on Feb. 24, Lauren Debusk-Lane, hearing that song on Feb. 28, Lawrence Waddy, enjoying some down-home cooking on March 1, and Ephraim Pearce, all smiles on March 4.
Heat wave, cold snap…any time of year is the perfect time for Rockville Ruritans’ Brunswick stew. The club will be cooking big batches of their signature blend of velvety chicken, fresh veggies and delectable broth on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Quarts freeze beautifully for quick weeknight meals, so contact any Ruritan member and stock up. Call (804) 263-4896 for details.
First Friday Films revisits the Cochrane Rockville Library on Friday, March 3, at 4:30 p.m. Bring the whole family for a wonderful afternoon movie on the library’s big screen complete with free popcorn, snacks and soft drinks courtesy of the Friends of the Rockville Library. Call the branch at (804) 749-3146 for the film’s title.
Patrick Henry High School hosts an indoor softball camp for students in first through eighth grades on Saturday, March 4 at the school gym. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., pitching and catching session runs 9 to 11 a.m. After a one-hour lunch, a hitting and fielding session runs from noon to 4 p.m.
Cost is $30 for the pitching session, $50 for the fielding session, or get both camps for $65. Bring a bagged lunch and your own bats, gloves, and helmets. Make checks out to PHHS. Contact Beth Radcliffe at (804) 592-9307 or email at chadbeth@aol.com for info.
Join the Rockville Ruritans for fun, food and fellowship at their next Bingo Night on Friday, March 10 at the Rockville Center on Pouncey Tract Road. Twenty bucks gets you 16 games, and there’s a payout for each plus an overall jackpot. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., games start at 7 p.m. Concessions will be available. For info, call (804) 263-4896.
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