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Rockville – Donna-Jo Webster

August 18, 2016

Hello, everybody! There’s just one word to describe Rockville these days, and that word is HOT. Honey child, it’s so toasty out, I saw an oak tree begging a hound dog to stop by and visit. I saw two squirrels body surfing in the birdbath. Even ice cream is looking for a cool treat to eat!
Happy hometown birthday wishes go out this week to Jerry Stone, hearing that familiar serenade Aug. 21.
Rockville’s Fire/EMS Company 9 presents Community Appreciation Day Saturday, Sept. 10, from noon to 4 p.m. at the firehouse, 11445 Rockville Road. The event offers lots of food, fun, camaraderie and learning for the whole family. Meet your local emergency responders. See equipment displays, including trucks and a helicopter, too.
Enjoy children’s entertainment, pick up safety  and injury prevention tips, and see demonstrations of bystander (hands only) CPR. There will even be a special remembrance ceremony for those who lost their lives on 9/11. For details, call (804) 365-4909.
First Friday Films returns to the Cochrane Rockville Library Friday, Sept. 2, at 4:30 p.m. Bring the whole family out for a great feature film on the branch’s big screen, complete with popcorn, snacks and soft drinks, all courtesy of the Friends of the Rockville Library. Call the branch at (804) 749-3146 for the film’s title.
Crafters, there’s still time to reserve your space in the huge upcoming Short Pump Ruritan Craft Show taking place Saturday, Oct. 15 at Short Pump Middle School, 4701 Pouncey Tract Road. This is the 26th annual show, and it only gets bigger and better every year. For info or a vendor’s application, call (804) 360-2371 or email
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