Friday, March 2, 2012

1/26/12 Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Abundance Swap, Dolly the Reading Therapy Dog

As I said last week, all we need is consistency, but we are certainly not getting it. We seem to have fallen into a weather pattern that changes everyday: cold, wet, warm, dry. No wonder we are as confused as the daffodils!

There are some birthdays being celebrated around town! Rob Stiles, Rhonda Lacoss, and Carleigh Luck are all getting presents this week. We hope they have a wonderful year.

Mark your calendar for the weekend of February 24th as the Youth Group presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Tickets will be $5 with children 6 and under, free. Proceeds support Duncan youth mission projects, retreats, and special programs. For more information or to place an ad in the handbill, contact Kendra or Teena at 798-7224.

Clean out your cabinets and enjoy a fun afternoon at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center’s Abundance Swap on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Find 3 to 5 items in your home, shop or office that someone would enjoy as a gift, bring them to the Center, then you can pick out 3 to 5 items that you would like to have. No money is involved – just sharing. Feel free to drop off your items ahead of time if you’d like. No clothes, jewelry or paperback books, please. Call 798-2728 for more information.

Congratulations to everyone who auditioned for the Hanover Idol singing competition! The finalists chosen for the Junior Idol were Jordan Brown, Blake Draper, Allyson Flinn, Faith Gitchell, Haley Joyce, Kayla Lipford, Sara Newcomb, Sarah Prevost, Austin Riley, Brooke Walker, Kendall Wilkinson, and Jean Woodrum. Finalists for the Hanover Idol (ages 16 and above) were Carrie Cauthorne, Lindsay Coggins, Jamie Flanagan, Andrea Fornel, Sarah Hopkins, Zhane Jackson, Beth Martin, Tricia Wiles, Lisa Williams, Tim Wilson, Jr., and Alyssa Wright.

The finals competition will be held at The Center on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 (two shows – one for Hanover Junior Idols and one for Hanover Idols). Winners in each category will become this year’s reigning Hanover Junior Idol and Hanover Idol. For questions, please email or call 804.798.2728.

This Saturday, Dolly the Reading Therapy dog will listen to your school-aged child read a book to her for thirty minutes. Call your friendly neighborhood library to sign up for a time slot: 798-4072.

Readers, we’re coming up on the 5th anniversary of this Ashland column in April. We should have a party, don’t you think? Call or email me with your Ashland news: 310-5320,

1 comment:

Arthur Brill said...

Hi Meriwether,

I've started a blog on Arts and Culture in small town America, called Main Street Arts. I have worked in arts organizations ranging from community theater to Broadway. I post my thoughts on things I've seen that work well, and others that have troubled me.

I've also started a meetup group called Ashland Arts Alliance for creatives in Ashland and surrounding areas to network

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