Wednesday, July 10

Hanover Tavern will present Heritage Music night at 7 p.m., featuring local artist Makayla Filasky.

Thursday, July 11

Widowhood Luncheon will begin at noon at the Cold Harbour Road Church of Christ. The lunch, which is being provided at no cost, is open to those who have lost a spouse. It offers an opportunity to socialize and encourage one another. Reservations appreciated but not required. For more information, call 863-381-1867.

The Hanover Chamber of Commerce will take part in a ribbon cutting ceremony at C&C Title & Settlement from 4 to 6 p.m. at Suite A, 6509 Mechanicsville Tpk. in Mechanicsville.

Friday, July 12

A Hanover Tavern Tap Takeover featuring Old Bust Head Brewing Company will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Live music will be presented by by Two For The Show on the patio. There also will be games on the lawn. This is a free, family-friendly event and will be held rain or shine. For more information, go to

Saturday, July 13

Hanover Tavern will present the Mid-Summer Night’s Whites five-course wine pairing dinner with complimenting refreshing white wines starting at 6 p.m. The cost is $50 plus tax and gratuity. To make a reservation, call 804-537-5050.

Hanover Tavern will host a fundraising ghost hunt of the Tavern, the Old Stone Jail, and Historic Courthouse. Investigation groups will be led by Transcend Paranormal and the Center for Paranormal Research & Investigation from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at at The fee is $35 per person. Those participating are to check-in at Hanover Tavern at 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 14

Hanover Tavern will host a three-course traditional English, Alice in Wonderland, tea party. Follow the White Rabbit to the Tea Party where they are all a little mad. Dress as a character from Alice in Wonderland or wear your Sunday best. Tickets may be purchased at The fee is $35 per person.

Sunday through

Friday, July 14-19

New Highland Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School from 5:30 to 8 p.m. On Friday, there will be a commencement ceremony at 6 p.m. followed by an ice cream fellowship. This year’s theme will be “Miraculous Mission: Jesus Saves the World”. All are invited to attend. Classes are for children ages 3 through completed grade 5, and adults who want to participate in a VBS adult study. Volunteers also are needed. To register, go to Highland or call 550-9601. The church is located at 9200 New Ashcake Rd. in Mechanicsville.

Thursday, July 18

The Hanover Chamber of Commerce will present Business After Hours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Lakeview at Luck Farm at 13181 Luck Brothers Dr. in Ashland (on Route 54 just outside and west of Ashland). The event is being sponsored by Hometown Realty Services, which invites members and non-members to the Dusty Boots Tour of its newest home in Lakeview at Luck Farm. There will be food, beverages and networking. Registration is $20 for member early registration, $30 late registration, and $35 for non-members. Payments may be made online via PayPal or with checks/cash on-site. For more information, email or call 804-442-2093.

Wednesday, July 24

The Hanover Chamber of Commerce’s New Suite Luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Creative at 11798 N. Lakeridge Pkwy. in Ashland. “Lessons from Small Business Owners” will be the program. The cost is $20 early registration or $30 late registration for members and $35 for non-members.

Monday through Wednesday, July 29-31

Atlee High School will hold a Volleyball Clinic from 6 to 9 p.m. in the main gym. Clinic objectives are for girls ages 9-18 to teach the basic fundamentals to those that have never played and to get returning players ready for tryouts. Registration will be at the door the night of the clinic. Cost is $90 ($45 for additional siblings). For more information, call Curtis Carpenter, head coach, Atlee girls volleyball, at 804-730-4998.


Trinity Lutheran Church, Ashland Campus, located at 11515 Ashcake Road in Ashland two miles west of U.S. 1, holds it church service at 5 p.m. with Pastor Nycholas Greig. For more information, visit or call 804-270-9626.


All Souls Episcopal Church celebrates Holy Eucharist Rite II at 9:15 a.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church at 8154 Atlee Rd. in Mechanicsville. A nursery will be available for infants and toddlers. Katherine G. Dougherty is the Deacon in charge of All Souls. For more information, visit

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

Outside the Walls, a new Narcotics Anonymous group, has been organized and will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Pamunkey Regional Jail at 7240 Courtland Farm Rd. in Hanover. For more information, contact John Shinholser, McShin president, at 804-249-1845. The website is


A Commanders coffee is held from 10 to 11 a.m. at American Legion Post 90 at 17662 Beaver Dam Rd. in Beaverdam. to discuss issues of interest/befits of the American Legion. There also will be donuts. For more information, call Post Commander Eugene Truitt at 804-746-4734.

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 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

Overcomers Outreach & Women’s Codependency is a Christ-centered anonymous support program offering hope and healing for recovering alcoholics, addicts and their families. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. at Shalom Baptist Church at 8116 Walnut Grove Rd. in Mechanicsville. For more information, call 804-366-6524 or email

Second Mondays

The WEB of Hope meets from 10 a. m. to noon at the Black Creek Baptist Church at 6289 McClellan Rd. in Mechanicsville. It is one of several groups in the Richmond area that crochets, knits, sews, and quilts gifts for the American Red Cross to distributed to those in need. Since its inception, the WEB has donated over 153,00 gifts locally, nationally and globally. If you can make it, the WEB can use it. There are so many organizations in need of help. For more information, call 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 Kathy Redfearn, LCSW at 804-675-4230.

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

Second Tuesdays

The Clay Spring Garden Club in Ashland meets at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month (except for the month of July at the First Baptist Church in Ashland off of U.S. 54. Karen Fritter is the president. Doors are open to anyone who would like to attend.

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.

First Thursday

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

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