Friday, November 15, 2013

11/14/13 Snow?, THE GAME, Fools at Patrick Henry, Movies Return to Town

I am distracted as I write this week’s column because there may be snow coming this morning and I can’t stop looking out the window.  I have checked various “Doppler” maps and I am looking for signs that winter has arrived (woolly caterpillars).  I am a sucker for weather events.  I have a reckless love of storms and a forecast of snow makes me feel as excited as a second-grader.  Oh, wait- is that a flake?

Ashland Firehouse Theater is open for the season and showing the movie, “Babe” this Saturday, November 16th at 7:00 pm.  Tickets are $2 at the door and the popcorn will be warm & buttery. 

The historic battle between Randolph-Macon and Hampton-Sydney continues this Saturday!  It is really a thrilling thing to see and hear, so do not miss this opportunity to cheer on your home team.  Kick-off is at 1:00 pm, and parking may be tight as Hampton-Sydney likes to pack its students on carbon-monoxide spewing buses which apparently can be parked anywhere as long as they have their flashers on.   Go Yellow Jackets!

The Patrick Henry Players are presenting Neil Simon’s “Fools” this weekend.  If you know anything about plays, you know that anything Neil Simon wrote is excellent, so find the time to catch a performance.  The curtain goes up at Patrick Henry High School at 7:00 pm this Friday, November 15th, and again on Saturday the 16th.  Tickets are $7 at the door.

Mark your calendars now for next weekend and the Heavenly Creations Arts and Crafts Show at St. James the Less Episcopal Church (Beverly Rd).  This great event has been going on now for 18 years, and it proves to just get better with time!  The Show begins on Friday evening, November 22, 2013, with an Opening Night Wine and Cheese Reception from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and continues on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   This is a juried, fine arts show featuring original, handcrafted works from local and regional artists and craftspeople. Homemade culinary delights and canned goods will also be sold. 

Also next weekend is the Annual Ashland Olde Time Holiday Parade!  The parade begins at 2:30 in front of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, and makes its way across the tracks to end at Gandy Elementary.  Bring a blanket, a thermos of hot chocolate, and find a spot along the route to wave to the beauty queens.  This is a tradition that you should not miss.

Call or email me with your Ashland news: 310-5320,  Good luck to all the COTU runners participating in the races in Richmond this weekend!  

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