Thursday, January 28, 2010

1/28/10 The Center, We Were There, Firehouse Movies



Ok, where were we? Let's get back to sunshine and lollypops, Ashland. I think that we've already had enough sadness for 2010, and we are certainly due our fair share of happiness.

The 22 Hullabaloo at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center was a wonderful party. I hope many of you got to attend, have fun with old friends, and meet new ones. The decorations were astounding, the food marvelous, and the wine poured freely. It was a treat to watch Tom Wulf's video about the Center, and we are so thankful for the all the work that he's done. If you are not a member of the Hanover Arts and Activities Center, I would strongly encourage you to join. It's one of the easiest things you can do to support your community. You can find more information on the website: http://www.hanoverarts.org/, or by calling 798-2728

Friday February 12th is Teen Movie Night at the Ashland Library at 6:00 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Library, and pizza will be served. Call 798-4072 for more information.




Mark your calendar for Saturday, Feb. 13th because it's Casino Night at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Get ready- theme this year is "70's Disco Fever in Funkytown." Tickets are available by calling 798-5039, and sign up early beacause child care (but spaces are limited) is available if you need it.

The great history of our country, both the tragedy and the triumph, will be presented in the production of "We Were There: History through the Arts." This event will take place on Friday and Saturday evenings, February 5-6, 2010, at 7 p.m. at the Blackwell Auditorium on the campus of Randolph-Macon College. Residents of Ashland and Hanover County will also participate as storytellers and presenters, and the strong voices of the Ashland Community Chorus, will move us with stories told in song. Admission to the event is free to adults and children, but donations are appreciated and may be made at the door. For more information contact The Hanover Arts and Activities Center at (804) 798-2728. http://www.hanoverarts.org/.




Our condolences to John & Vandi Hodges who are missing John's father who passed away on January 23rd. Mr. Hodges led a wonderful life, from landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day, to later serving as mayor of Williamsburg. He will be greatly missed by his family.

The next movie at the Ashland Firehouse Theater is "Lillies of the Field" starring Sidney Poitier
as an unemployed construction worker (Homer Smith) heading out west who tops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns, headed by the strict mother superior (Mother Maria), who believes that Homer has been sent by God to build a much needed church in the desert. An excellent, excellent movie. Curtain time is on February 6th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $6 at the door, and concessions are available, and the Theater is located at the old firehouse on the corner of Duncan St. and Hanover Ave. in Ashland.




Call or email me with your happy Ashland news: 310-5320, ashlandnews@gmail.com. Let's start decorating for Valentines Day- I want hearts and cupids all over the place!