Saturday, Oct. 26

The Frog Level Fire Department will host its Fall Festival and Parade from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors may sign up by calling 804-338-8796 or emailing

Sunday, Oct. 27

Fall-O-Ween Festival will begin at 4 p.m. at the Fairfield Presbyterian Church at 6930 Cold Harbor Rd. in Mechanicsville. The event will include trunk or treat, dinner, and games.

The Meadowbridge SDA Church, located at 7400 Antique Lane in Mechanicsville, will be hosting a fall festival for the community from 3 to 7 p.m., featuring fun activities the whole family can enjoy, including great food, a bounce house, face painting, bonfire and s’mores, outdoor games, and a vendor fair. For more information, call 804-746-2788.

Thursday, Oct. 31

Black Creek Baptist Church will be hosting Trunk or Treat from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 6289 McClellan Rd. in Mechanicsville. Those attending are encouraged to wear costumes and go from trunk to trunk to fill their buckets full of candy. A hot dog dinner, bounce house, slide, and games also will be provided. The event is free. For more information, call 804-781-0330.

Trunk or Treat will be presented by the Walnut Grove Baptist Church at 7046 Cold Harbor Rd. in Mechanicsville. The free event is open to families in the community. Cars will be decorated and candy will be given out to all who attend.

Thursday, Nov. 7

Ashland, Mechanicsville and Hanover Rotary clubs will be hosting an Open House for those interested in learning more about Rotary and how they can positively impact their community and affect change around the world. The event will get underway at 6 p.m. at COTU (Center of the Universe Brewing Company) at 1293 Air Park Rd. in Ashland.

Saturday, Nov. 5

The “kickoff” of the community’s Salt Fish Breakfast Buffet will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Enon UMC at 6156 Studley Rd. in Mechanicsville. The menu includes: salt fish, scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits, sausage gravy, corn cakes, hashbrowns, apples, waffles, and beverage for $8 (ages 6 and under are admitted free of charge). Proceeds benefit Heart Havens the church’s Men’s Ministry.

Saturday, Nov. 9

A Fall Country Fair will be held at the Enon UMC at 6156 Studley Rd. in Mechanicsville, featuring Brunswick Stew, a bake sale, bounce house, pony rides, funnel cakes, craft show, apple butter, and apple dumplings. The schedule is as follows: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., craft show, apple butter, apple dumplings, and baked goods for sale; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., lunch with a bowl of stew and a muffin for $5, and quarts of stew will be sold; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., kids’ fun and games. For more information, call 804-746-4719 or go to

The Mechanicsville United Methodist Church will be selling Brunswick Stew for $8 a quart at 7356 Atlee Rd. in Mechanicsville. To pre-order, call 804-746-5118.

A Christmas and Craft Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Little Sisters of the Poor at 1503 Michaels Rd. in Henrico, featuring a wide range of hand-made crafts, created by the elderly residents, Sisters, and volunteers of Little Sisters of the Poor. Items include knitted and crocheted sweaters, baby bibs and blankets/afghans, doll clothes, quilts, jewelry, Christmas decorations and ornaments, and much more. Admission is free of charge. Cash and checks will be accepted.

Friday to Sunday,

Nov. 15-17

The Virginia Cliffe Inn at 2900 Mountain Rd. in Glen Allen will host an annual craft show, “Christmas at Granny’s”, with proceeds benefiting St. Joseph’s Villa. St. Joseph’s helps children and families facing homelessness, autism and developmental disabilities, mental illness, special education needs, and other challenges. For more information, call 804-382-0500 or visit

Saturday, Nov. 23

Ashland Museum will lead a guided walking tour of Richmond’s Trail of Enslaved Africans. For details and registration, go to

Friday to Sunday,

Nov. 15-17

Christmas at Granny’s Craft Show will be held at The Virginia Cliffe Inn at 2900 Mountain Rd. in Glen Allen. Hours are: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The event will include crafts, candles, gifts, and jewelry.


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

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


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 Ashland Rotary Club meets weekly at noon at the Iron Horse Restaurant at 100 S. Railroad Ave. in in Ashland. For more information, contact Steve Dunham at 804-496-6093 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.

The Hanover County Community Services Board meets at 6:30 p.m. at 12300 Washington Hwy. in Ashland.

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. Barbara Boor 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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