October 27, 2016
Hello, everybody! Happy end-of-October to you all. ‘Tis the season when the winds start a-whippin’, the leaves start a-fallin’, and the squirrels try new techniques to get every possible acorn and nut treat available. Just the other day, I saw one dressed as a tiny UPS driver holding an empty box and trying to trick-or-treat under the old walnut tree.
Happy hometown birthday wishes go out to Jack Wright, dapper in a paper party hat on Oct. 31, Nancy Comita, enjoying cake on Nov. 2, and Bernard Kiwak, blowing out candles on Nov. 3.
Don’t miss Hanover County Animal Control’s low-cost Rabies Prevention Clinic this Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon at Western Hanover Church, 16050 Mountain Road. Cost is $8 per animal. Shots are available for dogs and cats. Call (804) 365-6485 for details.
Berea Baptist Church hosts Trunk-or-Treat Monday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church, corner of Ashland and Pouncey Tract roads. Family fun for everyone includes free hot dogs, barbecue, popcorn, games, candy and treats. Wear your costume and join in on the festivities!
First Friday Films plays at the Cochrane Rockville Library Friday, Nov. 4, at 4:30 p.m. Bring the whole family for a great full-length feature on the branch’s big screen, complete with complimentary snacks, popcorn, and soft drinks, all courtesy of the Friends of the Rockville Library. Call (804) 749-3146 for the film’s title.
Calling all budding scientists and future astronauts! Be sure to check out the library’s cool hands-on, NASA-approved STEAM program, Kids’ Aeronautics, Saturday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m. Discover how many sheep can fit in a hot air balloon, whether seeds glide or fly, and much more. The program is ideal for kids ages 5 through 10. Call the library for details at (804) 749-3146.
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