calendar of events: week of July 12, 2017

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Wednesday through Friday, July 12-17

New Highland Baptist Church will explore God’s good gifts from 9 a.m. to noon through Vacation Bible School. Registration for children and volunteers ends Saturday, June 17. You can register on the church website at www.newhighlandbaptist.org. Registration ends early so that enough t-shirts for all pre-registered children and volunteers can be purchased. Make sure to sign-up early. Walk-up registrations will not include a t-shirt.

Wednesday, July 12

A Genealogy Research Trip to Washington, D.C., is scheduled with arrangements having been made to visit the National Archives, Library of Congress, Daughters of the American Revolution, and other sites. Those interested in making the bus trip may contact Anne Price at 804-874-2613 or anprice23@gmail.com for additional details.

Friday, July 14

Anthem Lemonade Stand is being hosted by LOH at Richmond Harley-Davidson at 12200 Harley Club Drive in Ashland from noon to 6 p.m. in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Saturday, July 15

Kickstart to Cure Cancer Benefit will raise money for the American Cancer Society at Richmond Harley-Davidson at 12200 Harley Club Drive in Ashland. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. for a Motorcycle Benefit Ride through Hanover County. Fees are $ 20 for the rider and $ 10 for the passenger. A Benefit Concert begins at 2 p.m and ends at 8 p.m. The concert admission fee is a minimum donation of $ 5.

A Large Yard Sale, Bake Sale and Car Wash will be held from 7:30 a.m. to noon at Rural Point Baptist Church at 6548 Studley Rd. in Mechanicsville. All proceeds and donations will go to the Teen Prayer Advance Trip Fund. Rain date will be July 22. For more information, go to www.ruralpointbaptist.com.

Sunday, July 16

Anthem Lemonade Stand is being hosted by LOH at Richmond Harley-Davidson at 12200 Harley Club Drive in Ashland from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Saturday, July 22

American Legion Post 175 will sponsor a Community Breakfast from 7:30 to 10 a.m. in the Main Hall of the Post located at 8700 Bell Creek Drive in Mechanicsville. Diners may choose from a hearty buffet, which will include scrambled eggs, plain or blueberry pancakes, biscuits, sausage gravy, bacon, breakfast potatoes, grits, fried apples, coffee, tea and juice. The cost is $ 8 per person. Proceeds will go toward the many projects American Legion has for veterans and the youth of the community. Youth programs include Boy’s State, Girl’s State, American Legion Baseball, JROTC sponsorships, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Oratorical Contests, Essay Contests, and Junior Law Cadet Program.

Sunday, July 30

to Thursday, Aug. 3

Vacation Bible School will be held from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mechanicsville Baptist Church.

Saturday, Aug. 11

The John Marshall High School Class of 1957 will hold its 60th Reunion from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Virginia Historical Society’s Bluford Room at 428 N. Blvd. in Richmond. Those interested in attending are encouraged to call Steven Pugh at 804-240-3443 or Judy Morris at 804-740-3030.

Saturday and Sunday,

Aug. 25-27

Members of the 1977 Class of Lee-Davis High School will gather at the Omni Hotel in Richmond to celebrate their 40th reunion. Old friends and classmates are invited to attend. Also invited are the classes of 1975 and 1976. To register, go to Facebook Lee-Dais High School Class of 77. For more information, contact Mary Leber DeAtley at 804-524-0480 or marydeatley@yahoo.com or Elaine Wrenn at 804-387-6390.

Families Anonymous Support Group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at the Episcopal Church of the Creator at 7159 Mechanicsville Turnpike in Mechanicsville. The group is a self-help fellowship for the friends and family members of addicts who are in need of understanding and healing themselves. For details, call Sandy at 804-730-4812 or email sandy.leigh@verizon.net.

Overcomers Outreach and Women’s Codependency, a Christ-centered anonymous support program offering hope and healing for recovering alcoholics, addicts and their families meet every Monday at 7 p.m., at the Mechanicsville Christian Center at 8061 Shady Grove Road in Mechanicsville. For more information, call 804-366-9645 or email kjfaith1@gmail.com.

Civil War re-enactors are wanted for the 12th Va. Inf. Reg’t, Co B. Members said they are “a family-oriented unit dedicated to providing a high degree of authenticity while honoring our ancestors. The group does small and large re-enactments, living history, and have a period dance group. For more information, call 804-512-2621.

All Souls Episcopal Church celebrates Holy Eucharist, Rite II at 9:15 a.m. with Christian Education at 10:45 a.m. All Souls worships at Messiah Lutheran Church at 8154 Atlee Rd. in Mechanicsville. A nursery will be available for infants and toddlers. The Rev. Amelie Wilmer Minor is the Vicar. For more information, visit www.allsoulsva.org.

A Healing and Recovery SS Class meets at 9 a.m. at the Walnut Grove Baptist Church at 7046 Cold Harbor Rd. in Mechanicsville. The class is for adults 18 and over and is an extension of the NorthStar community that also meets at 6 p.m. Fridays at the church. The Christian 12 Steps and Biblical wisdom are the basis of study and discussion to learn about God’s place in our lives. All are welcome. For more information, call 804-746-5081 or contact Craig Simpson at craigwgbc@gmail.com.

The Hanover Concert Band rehearses from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Tuesday, mid-January through mid December, at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center at 500 S. Railroad Ave. in Ashland, just south of U.S. 54. Membership is open to anyone who can read music and play a non-string instrument. High school students are welcome with parents’ permission. For more information, visit www.hanoverconcertband.org or call 804-789-0536.

The Rotary Club of Ashland meets at noon for lunch at the Henry Clay Inn at 114 N. Railroad Ave. in Ashland. For more information, contact Jennifer Fox at 804-314-2834 or jfox@barnesfamilylaw.com.

Second Mondays

The WEB of Hope meets from 10 a.m. to noon at the Black Creek Baptist Church at 6289 McClellan Road in Mechanicsville. The WEB of Hope group meets to knit, crochet, sew and quilt for those that need assistance. For more information, Laurie Wagner at 804-781-0338.

Third Mondays

Alzheimer’s/Dementia support group for caregivers and others who want to help and encourage those who have loved ones with dementia illnesses meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in Room E106 at Shady Grove United Methodist Church at 8209 Shady Grove Rd. in Mechanicsville. For more information, contact Jennifer Bean at 804-559-2805, Mark Elliott at 804-746-8288 or the church office at 804-746-9073.

Second Tuesdays

Hanover Family Support Group, a support group for family members of a loved one with a mental illness, meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second Tuesday evening of each month at the Ashland office of Hanover Community Services located at 12300 Washington Highway in Ashland. Attendees support one another, share experiences, challenges and resources and to advocate for their loved ones. For more information, contact Jennifer K. Edelman, LCSW, at 804-365-4145.

The Hanover County Historical Society will be conducting free tours of the Old Hanover Courthouse on the Historic Courthouse Green from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every second Tuesday through December. The address is 13182 Hanover Courthouse Road in Hanover. For more information, visit http://www.hanoverhistorical.org/index.html.

Second Wednesday

The Greater Richmond Alzheimer’s Association and the Hanover Adult Center will host a caregiver support group from 9:30 to 11 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Hanover Adult Center at 7231 Stonewall Parkway in Mechanicsville. The meetings will provide an opportunity for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s to exchange coping skills and give mutual support. Co-facilitators are Vivian Bagby and Barbara Allen. For more information, call the Greater Richmond Alzheimer’s Association chapter at 804-967-2580.

Third Wednesday

The Mechanicsville Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. at Calabash and the first Wednesday of the month as a volunteer opportunity to help with a bingo game for the veterans at McGuire Medical Center. For more information, contact Pam Bartle at 804-730-0427 or Rick Starling at 804-550-1112..

First Thursday

Hillcrest Baptist Church will host First Thursday Hymn Sing at 10 a.m. on the corner of U.S. 301 and Hillcrest Road. The morning will include the singing of old hymns and a snack lunch. For more information, call 804-730-1500.

Second Thursday

If gardening is your passion or hobby, consider attending the Hanover Towne Gardening Club. The Hanover Towne Garden Club meets the second Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Hanover Evangelical Friends Church at 6420 Mechanicsville Tpk. (back entrance) in Mechanicsville. Educational programs on a variety of gardening topics are presented monthly. Guests are welcome to attend. For more information, contact hanovertownegc2@gmail.com.

Third Thursday

MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) meets monthly for mutual support, networking and social events at 6:30 p.m. at the Walnut Grove Baptist Church. There are topical discussions, snacks and crafts, and childcare is provided. They also plan Moms’ Night Out, kids play time and other fun activities. MOPS is an international organization, created for mothers with children age 0 to 5. The WGBC chapter meets in the evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in order to accommodate working moms. For more information, contact the church office at 804-746-5081.

First Saturday

A buffet breakfast including salt fish, bacon, eggs, grits, sausage gravy, hash browns and apples will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. (October through March) at the Enon UMC at 6156 Studley Rd. in Mechanicsville. The cost is $ 8 for adults. There is no fee for children 12 and under. Proceeds benefit the Men’s Ministry.

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