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Rockville – Donna-Jo Webster

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November 26, 2015

Hello, everybody! By the time you read this, either “a” you’ll be popping your holiday meal into the oven, “b” you’ll be snuggling up with the H-P for a post-meal read and snooze, or “c” you’ll be back from the Black Friday frenzy and ready to catch up on neighborhood news. Am I right?
Whether you’re sitting down this week with family and friends over turkey or tofu, helping those less fortunate, shopping ‘til you’re dropping or worshipping in the house of your choice, I hope you have an incredible time. Among the things I’m most thankful for are dear readers like you, who allow me into your lives to share your joys and spread the word of your events. Rockville rocks!
Speaking of festivities, several local folks are blowing out birthday candles this week, along with holiday cheer. Happy hometown birthday wishes go out to Pat Clowes, pretty in her paper party hat Nov. 27, Desmond Savill, opening presents Nov. 28, Bill Jeffords, enjoying cake Nov. 30 and Anna Claire Jurman, singing along Dec. 2.
Ho, ho, ho! Did somebody say “pancakes?” Join the Rockville Ruritans for the social event of the season, their annual Santa Breakfast, at the Rockville Center Saturday, Dec. 5, from 8 to 10 a.m. Tickets are $5 per person. Children ages 10 and younger get a dollar back at the door to spend in Santa’s Workshop. Babes 3 and under get in free.
The Ruritans will be dishing up yummy scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, fried apples and biscuits, plus coffee, milk or orange juice. Santa will be on hand to visit with all his Rockville friends and photos of the momentous occasion are available for purchase at a nominal fee. Tickets are available from any Ruritan member or at the door. Call Lynn Dyer at (804) 640-1329 for details.
The Rockville Center sponsors a festive Poinsettia Sale just in time to help with holiday decorating. Plant pick-up will be at the Center Saturday, Dec. 5 during the Santa Breakfast. You should pre-order plants by Dec. 2, but I’m told a limited number of extras will be available that day.
Poinsettias are available in traditional red, white, pink and marbled tones in eight-inch pots for $15. Larger 10-inch plants are available in red only for $20 each. To pre-order, send an email specifying size, color and number of plants wanted to Nicole Rada at Pay during pick-up. Decorating done, simple and fun!
First Friday Films plays the Cochrane Rockville Library Friday, Dec. 4, at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy a full-length family feature on the branch’s big screen along with free popcorn, snacks and soft drinks courtesy of the Friends of the Rockville Library. Call (804) 749-3146 for the film’s title.
Holiday thoughts got you turning green? Bring the whole family out for the library’s Grinchmas Party Saturday, Dec. 5, at 10:30 a.m. Hear a reading of the classic Dr. Seuss holiday story, play games (bah!), sample Grinchy snacks (blah!) and even make a special craft. It’s “fun” (we promise!) for all in Who-ville…I mean, Rockville!
Share your news with the whole town by sending an email, preferably two weeks in advance, to Happy Thanksgiving to one and all and enjoy your week!