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Rockville – Donna-Jo Webster

September 22, 2016

Hello, everybody! You know, they say “time flies when you’re having fun.” Well, honey child, we must all be in the midst of a real hootenanny ‘round here. No kidding, I thought for sure we just celebrated both the first day of spring and July 4th last weekend…
Lots of smiles ‘round the ‘ville this week as a number of local folks blow out their birthday candles. Among them are Noemi Pearce, opening presents on Sept. 21 and Alison Gilman, cutting cake on Sept. 28.
Join AARP’s Hanover Chapter 5335 in celebration of 15 years of service to the community on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center, 500 South Center Street in Ashland. Speakers include Mayor James Foley of Ashland, Hanover County Sheriff David Hines and David DeBiasi, Associate State Director of AARP Virginia.
Events include a 50/50 raffle, door prizes, and entertainment by Chapel Valley recording artists The Finneys, bringing their special blend of Christian country sounds to the morning’s festivities. The celebration runs from 10 a.m. to noon. All are welcome, even if you’re not currently a chapter member. For info, call (804) 798-1373.
Just around the corner, the Short Pump Ruritans present their huge 26th annual Craft Show Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Short Pump Middle School, 4701 Pouncey Tract Road. There’s something for everyone at this fun event with more than 70 crafters, vendors and artisans.
Shop floral arrangements, dog collars and clothes, cake pops, dolls, Native American art, wreaths, jewelry, handmade soaps, Mary Kay, Avon, knit items, baked goods, home decor, bird houses, and more. Get your blood pressure checked, receive your flu shot, try your luck at the raffles throughout the day and enjoy the lunch concessions, too. The event is held indoors. For info, or to participate, call (804) 360-2371.
Ever wanted to meet an alpaca up close? Head over to the Cochrane Rockville Library this Saturday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m. for their Alpacas Alive! program. See furry friends from the Rockville Alpaca Farm, hear about their habits, even create a fun craft with their fur. Call (804) 749-3146 for details.
First Friday Films at the library Friday, Oct. 7, at 4:30 p.m. Catch a full-length feature on the branch’s big screen. Enjoy complimentary popcorn, snacks, and soft drinks, too, courtesy of the Friends of the Rockville Library. Call the branch for the film’s title.
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