Thursday, October 31, 2013

10-31-2013 Chilly Mornings, Light Evenings, Farmers Markets, Professors and Authors

Where are my gloves?  Where is that hat, and where did I put all my sweaters?  Let’s all practice our layering techniques as we remember what cold weather feels like.  As bundled up as we may be, it is the perfect time of year for sitting around a fire pit, or with friends in a warm restaurant somewhere.   Ashland certainly knows how to make the best of any weather. 

Ashland’s 11th Annual Train Day Celebration is this Saturday, all along the tracks from 10 to 4:00 pm.  There will be trolley rides, store specials, and events all day at the Ashland Library.  Come out and celebrate the trains, for as much as they may annoy you sometimes, what would we be without them?

The Ashland Farmer’s Market is still going strong on these fall mornings!  Come take home some wonderful late-season vegetables and fruits, as well as baked treats for your kitchen.  The Market is open from 9:00 to noon on Saturday behind Town Hall.

Daylight savings ends this weekend.  We’ll have more light in the morning, but it may be dark by the time you get home!

On Tuesday, November 5th, Randolph-Macon will host Professor George Greenia, from the College of William & Mary, who will give a free lecture on “Sacred Steps: Medieval Pilgrimage and American Myth” at 7:30 pm in the Andrews Hall Multipurpose Room (420 Henry St.).  If you think about it, we all make pilgrimages- trips home, tours of historical sites- come and hear about this human characteristic.

On Monday, November 4th, come meet author Katie Anderson at the Ashland Library and listen to her talk about her book for young adults called, “Kiss and Make Up,” from 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

If you have any door-to-door salesmen come by your house, remind them that they need to register with the Ashland Police Department.  If there’s anyone who you have questions about, don’t hesitate to call and ask the APD: 798-1227.

Call or email me with your Ashland news: 310-5320,  Have a wonderful weekend!

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