Friday, March 2, 2012

1/12/12 Planning Ahead, Center Classes, Bluegrass, Firehouse Theater

With cold and bleak weather outside, Ashlanders turn to their own talents to amuse themselves.

Lorie Foley is already planning a musical summer for the kids of Ashland. If you have an aspiring musical theater child in middle or high school, then mark your calendar for auditions on Sunday, April 22nd from 3:00 to 5:00pm. Auditions will also be held the next day, Monday, April 23rd from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Kids will be asked to sing a song a capella and to read from the script. For more information, call the Center at 798-2728.

There are a ton of winter classes at your Arts and Activities Center this winter! If you have ever wanted to knit, make beautiful origami, design jewelry, become more mindful, or learn how to contribute to the NPR project “This I Believe,” the Center is the place to be. Visit or stop by the Center at 500 S. Center St. for more information.

The Virginia Bluegrass and Country Music Foundation will present “A Cool Evening of Hot Bluegrass and Country Music by the Railroad Tracks” on Wednesday, January 18th at (where else?) the Arts and Activities Center. The show starts at 6:30 and tickets are $10 for adults with children 12 and under, free. Don’t miss this chance to hear some wonderful Virginia music.

We’d like to send lots of happy birthday wishes to Samantha Slopey who will turn 8 on Jan 14!

Dreaming of snow? You can bundle up and come see the James Bond movie, “From Russia with Love” on Friday, January 20th at the Ashland Firehouse Theater. Tickets will be $5 each and all the proceeds will benefit the Model United Nations at Patrick Henry High School. The curtain goes up at 7:30pm.

Come to the Ashland Library in your PJs for a good snuggle and great books. There is a special Pajama Storytime on Thursday Jan 12th at 6 p.m.. Pjs , blankets, stuffed animals are encouraged. Good books and light treats will be provided.

Start practicing now for the 2012 Hanover Idol competition! Auditions will be held January 22nd at the Center. For more information and a registration form, visit

Just look at everything that’s going on! This winter will surely fly by and the spring will be here before we know it. Call or email me with your Ashland news: 310-5320,

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