Monday, May 28, 2007

5/11/07 Blue Moon, Street Party, MOPS, Flippo Gallery Show

Did you know that there’s going to be a Blue Moon this month? A “blue moon” is the term given to a second full moon in one month, and it doesn’t happen very often, so that’s why we say, “Once in a blue moon!” There was a full moon on the 3rd, and there will be another one on the 31st. A perfect place to view this celestial event is the Keeble Observatory at Randolph Macon which is usually open on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 10pm. Call the Keeble information line at 752-3210 or contact Prof. George Spagna at 752-7344 to make sure that it’s open.

Are you ready for Mother’s Day? You’ve got a day or so left to find something special for your mom, wife, or daughter, plus you don’t have to leave town to find something nice. We have so many great shops right here.

Andrew Datovech celebrated his sixth birthday with one of the best ice cream sundae parties that Henry Clay Elementary has seen. A good time was had by all.

Don’t forget! The Ashland Town Council Meeting is this Tuesday, May 15th at 7pm. You can find out what’s on the agenda by calling the town at 798-9219.

The First Street Party of the Season is this Saturday May 19th, 6 to 11pm behind the Ashland Library. The music will be provided by Alibi- lots of classic rock and roll from the 60’s to the 90’s. You should see how many good dancers we have in Ashland. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and come hungry for some barbeque from the Smokey Pig. Admission is $5 for adults; children 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Visit www.ashlandstreetparties.com for more information.

The St. Ann’s MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is having its monthly meeting this Wednesday, May 16th from 9:30 to 11:30 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Ashland. This is a great opportunity to meet other moms, and to share the ups and downs of motherhood. Call Angela Cicirello for more information- 550-8119.

The Town of Ashland is considering a change to its curbside trash collection. Go to the Town website to fill out an on-line survey www.town.ashland.va.us

From May 6th to June 10, there will be an exhibit of paintings and sculptures by artists Joel Stoehr and Eung Ho Park at the Flippo Gallery at Randolph Macon College (211 N. Center St.-across from the Post Office). Both of these talented artists use their imagination to transform ordinary city skylines and everyday objects into formations that mirror our own human existence. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 10am to 4pm, and on the weekend by appointment. Call 752-3028 for more information.

We are so lucky to be living in such a wonderful town- I’m sure you’ll get tired of me saying that. There are so many things going on that it’s easy to get out and socialize. I have often found that a whole week will go by and I haven’t left town on one single errand because everything that I needed was right here. When I lived in Westmoreland County, I was used to driving at least 30 minutes to get anywhere, and am now spoiled by living in town. Ten minutes to get to Virginia Center Commons? Oh that’s too far! Some days I don’t even want to cross Rt.1.

Call or email me with your news and events. What’s going on in your church this week? I’m sure we’ve got some graduates who need some recognition for their hard work. 804-310-5320, or ashlandnews@gmail.com

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