Thursday, December 10, 2009

12/10/09 Snow in December, Music at St. Ann's, Art at Gandy


I think it kind of counts as a white Christmas if we have snow during the month of December. What do you think, hmm? Is that a stretch? We were all in the Arts and Activities Center when the rain turned to snow this past Saturday, and everyone started clapping.

The rain dampened our Ashland Holiday Weekend, but we celebrated anyway. We made recycled ornaments at the Center, listened to stories at the Library, took a ride around town on the trolly, and told Santa our wishes at the Inn. I only see bigger and better things for next year, and I love how different organizations came together to make it happen. Jill Grant, president of Main Street Association, was the energy behind most of it and we all owe her a big "Thank You!"

Here's a great event no matter how old you are... Baby Boomers Remember Ashland on Wednesday, December 16th at 7pm. Local Baby Boomers will share their memories of growing up in the Center of the Universe. Refreshments will be served.

The best things in life are free, and here's an opportunity to hear the amazing Richmond Brass and Percussion Consort perform A Concert of Christmas Music at St. Ann's Catholic Church. This coming Tuesday, December 15th at 7:30 pm, bring a donation of canned foods for the Central Virginia Food Bank and let those french horns get you in the holiday spirit.

The Ashland Farmer's Market is open this weekend with a special Children's Market and Holiday Craft Vendors. Find all your Christmas presents in the parking lot of Town Hall! Ben Shirley of Richmond will entertain shoppers with his fabulous guitar and banjo classics. The Market is open from 9am until noon on Saturday.

Happy Birthday to Rebecca Cline who celebrated her birthday on December 7th!

If you are reading this on Thursday, then plan on being at Gandy tonight for the Gandy Art Auction from 6-8pm. The students and teachers at Gandy have been busy creating beautiful and whimsical pieces of art for many weeks now, and you will be amazed at the things they are making! This will be an excellent opportunity to find one-of-a-kind Christmas presents, and support your local public schools at the same time. All proceeds from the auction will be used for the Gandy Garden Project, building gardens to cultivate learning, imaginations, and creativity.We're keeping it short and sweet this week, Ashland. The tree needs decorating and the cookies in the oven might be burning if someone doesn't check on them soon! Who needs sleep? Call or email me with your Ashland news: 310-5320, ashlandnews@gmail.com. Ho, ho, ho!

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