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April 28, 2016

Hello, everybody! Just think: by the time you read this, April will be a fading memory (or close to it) and the merry month of May will be ringing the doorbell, selling us loads of sunshine, warm breezes, celebrations for moms, brides, and grads, and more happiness than you can shake a cornstalk at. Let her in!
Speaking of happiness, there’s a whole mess of fine folks in and around town this week blowing out those birthday candles. Happy hometown fun-day wishes go out to Chris Block, cutting cake April 28, Diane Burgess, radiant in the candleglow April 30, and John Carroll, opening presents May 1.
Join the West Hanover Volunteer Rescue Squad for their annual Open House Sunday, May 15, from noon to 3 p.m. at their headquarters, 17005 Beaver Dam Road, just across Route 33. Festivities at the wild west-themed event include a bounce house, games, vendors galore, food (including barbecue and Portofino’s Pizza), and a blood drive.
You’ll have the opportunity to meet the Hanover Hounds K-9 unit, tour the fire safety trailer, talk to sheriff’s deputies about community safety, and much more. The event is cash only, so bring the whole family out for a great cause and a fantastic day!
Friday, May 13 might just be your lucky day. It’s the last Rockville Ruritans’ Bingo Night of the spring season, taking place at the Rockville Center on Pouncey Tract Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m. Food will be available for purchase, and game packs are specially priced. There are even kids’ packs available for a reduced cost, so make it a family game night. Call (804) 640-1329 for details.
Explore the fascinating branches of your family tree at a Beginner’s Genealogy workshop at the Cochrane Rockville Library Tuesday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m. Learn search tips and tricks using databases like HeritageQuest and Ancestry Library Edition. Basic computer skills are preferred. Reserve your spot by calling (804) 749-3146.
First Friday Films plays the library Friday, May 6, at 4:30 p.m. What’s better than a free full-length feature flick on the branch’s big screen, complete with popcorn, snacks and soft drinks, all courtesy of the Friends of the Rockville Library? Nothing that I can think of! Call the branch for the film’s title.
Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at the library Saturday, May 7 during normal operating hours. Stop in for a free keepsake comic of your choice, check out their awesome anime DVD and manga book collections, and fill out a survey for a chance at a super-cool comics prize pack. Cowabunga, dudes! This is an all-ages event.
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