Tuesday, May 10, 2011

5/12/11 Bike Tours, Street Party, Afternoon Tea

Last weekend, some of our COTU girls travelled all the way to New York City to ride in the Five Boroughs Bike Race. Monica Klisz, Tana Garcia, & Laura Boone rode their bikes past the Empire State Building, over the Brooklyn Bridge, through Harlem and past the Statue of Liberty. What a fun way to see the Big Apple! We’ve heard that they all had a marvelous time, and no one crashed- which is surely what I would have done.

To prove that you really never need to leave Ashland, we held our own bike tour in Ashland recently- the Annual Klunker Kruise. Not to be out-done by NYC, our bikers visited such landmarks as Randolph-Macon College, Henry Clay Elementary School, the Ashland Library, and the Station CafĂ©. Look for this fun ride again next year- it’s free and open to all!

Summer is truly upon us, because it’s time to dance! The first Street Party of the 2011 season will be Saturday, May 22nd behind the library. We’re starting the season off right this year with a Shag Festival! Come early for free shag lessons at the Library at 3pm, and then stay to dance the night away. This will really be a fun evening. Visit http://www.ashlandstreetparties.org/ for more information.

This Saturday, May 14th, come see “Something’s Gotta Give” starring Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton at the Ashland Firehouse Theater. Tickets are $6 and the show starts at 7:45 pm- perfect timing for dinner and a movie!

There are still tickets available for the 4th Annual Afternoon Tea to benefit Hillard House at the Arts and Activities Center on Sunday, May 15th at 1pm & 4pm. The theme for this year is “All Weddings Are Royal” and models will be wearing wedding gowns from the 1880’s to modern day. These tickets sell out every year, so get yours early! Visit http://www.hillardhouse.org/ or call 798-9131 to purchase.

The Ashland Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday (9 to noon) from now until the fall in its new spot behind Town Hall. Stop by for your pick of the freshest vegetables, fruits, homemade goods, and gorgeous flowers for your home.

Call or email me with your Ashland news: 310-5320, ashlandnews@hcps.us . It’s a beautiful time of year to live in the Center of the Universe; take a walk and smell those roses!

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