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Community Events

  1. 5th Annual Miniature Show!

    December 2, 2016, 5:30 PM - December 31, 2016, 4:00 PM

    The highly anticipated 5th Annual Miniature Show offers a chance to invest in Fine Art at affordable prices from compelling artists, local and regional. All artwork featured in this show is priced $400 or less and 8" x 8" or smaller. Add to your current art collection or take the opportunity to begin entry level fine art collecting!

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  2. December 3 - 31 - Enjoy Our Lights & Gingerbread Trail

    December 3, 2016 - December 31, 2016 @ Downtown Ashland

    Avoid the Mall! Shop Small! Get into the holiday spirit by shopping & dining in downtown Ashland! There is so much to do - including our GINGERBREAD TRAIL! From Dec 3-31 enjoy our lights and visit Gingerbread displays (15 locations). You can enter a drawing at each location for your chance to win $$ to spend in our sweet town! Pick Up your Gingerbread Trail Card at Light Up The Tracks & the Visitors Center!

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  3. Santa Train Ride to Historic Williamsburg with the Legendary SANTA and The Snow Queen !!

    December 4, 2016, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Amtrak Station - Located at 112 North Railroad Avenue, Ashland, Virginia.

    Decorated for Christmas with Re-enactors in Shops and Taverns 8:00am meet at the Ashland Amtrak train Station 8:47am departure Ashland with Santa 10:38am arrival Williamsburg Amtrak Station Enjoy holiday festivities in historic Williamsburg 5:41pm departure Williamsburg 7:13pm arrival Ashland (scheduled times approximate) Adults $90, Children 2-12 $45, Infants under 2 not using a seat are free. Tickets on Sale Until September 14, 2016. Ticket Purchase and Pick-up ONLY at Tiny Tim's Trains and Toys.

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  4. Deck The Halls - Make lovely holiday greenery to benefit Hanover Safe Place.

    December 4, 2016, 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ Pine Grove Farm - Located at 12438 Elmont Road, Ashland, Virginia.

    Welcome! Deck the Halls is to benefit the Hanover Safe Place Deck the Halls is Hanover County’s hugely popular benefit for Hanover Safe Place. Spend the day on a historic Hanover Farm and craft as many fresh decorations as you wish. We serve sweets and beverages in our toasty warm barn for free! There are table coaches to guide you along the way. We are excited to welcome Susan Greenbaum, Richmond’s beloved and successful singer/songwriter as she will stroll through the crowd singing holiday favorites.

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  5. Christmas Walking Tour and Reception at Historic Ashland Home - Ashland Museum Docents will lead this event

    December 4, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ The Ashland Museum - Located at 105 Hanover Avenue, Ashland, Virginia.

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  6. Mechanicsville Rotary / Ruritan "Ol' Time Christmas Parade"

    December 4, 2016, 2:00 PM @ Mechanicsville, Virginia.

    2016 MECHANICSVILLE ROTARY / RURITAN CHRISTMAS PARADE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2016 @ 2:00 PM THIS YEAR'S THEME IS…. "THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS" Registration begins August 15, 2016 and must be postmarked by November 1, 2016

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  7. Hanover Music Series - Heritage Music with John Tracy - at the Hanover Tavern

    December 4, 2016, 7:00 PM @ Hanover Tavern - Located at 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road (Route 301) Hanover, Virginia 23069

    Tavern Live: The Tavern has always been a community cornerstone and the Tavern Live Concert Series is just an extension of that rich history. The concert series started as a small fundraiser for the Hanover Tavern Foundation and over the last five years has grown into the Foundations largest fundraiser.

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  8. At-Home-In-Ashland 'Village' and feature topic Bon Secours 24/7 REAL DIAGNOSIS. REAL TIME. REAL SIMPLE.’

    December 7, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Richard S. Gillis, Jr./Ashland Branch Library

    COME MEET THE AT-HOME-IN-ASHLAND TEAM AND LEARN ABOUT THE 'VILLAGE' CONCEPT. INTRODUCING "BON SECOURS 24/7" AND KEYNOTE TOPIC AND APP DEMO: Now there’s a whole new way to see the doctor* or let the doctor see you. Get a real diagnosis (and even a prescription) in real time from one of our medical providers, for only $49 a virtual visit. To learn more,visit *Patients may see a doctor or nurse practitioner depending on availability

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  9. Town Hall Study - Community Input

    December 7, 2016, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Henry Clay Elementary School

    Town Council is considering renovating the current Town Hall or building a new Town Hall, & Town Council wants your input! A public input session will be held at Henry Clay Elementary School, Wednesday, December 7th. The input session will start at 5:30 PM. The event is open to the public, and dinner will be provided. For more information about Town Hall, the process, and the community event, click on the link to the right.

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  10. Whistle Stop Theater Presents "Little Women" - December 8th and 9th

    December 8, 2016, 7:00 PM - December 10, 2019 @ The Center - Located at 500 South Center Street, Ashland, Virginia

    Ashland's Whistle Stop Theater Company will be bringing to life the classic novel "Little Women" at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center as a part of Ashland's Light Up the Tracks Event! The novels are set in the Civil War-era and is about four (4) young sisters and their struggles and victories during that time period."

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  11. Make a Photo Magnet at the Ashland Library

    December 9, 2016, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Ashland Library - Located at 201 Railroad Avenue, Ashland, Virginia

    Make a Photo Magnet! Friday, December 9, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Ages 11-16. Bring in a favorite photo and turn it into something cool! Call or visit the library by Tuesday, December 6 to sign up. Popcorn Bar & beverages provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

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  12. Beaverdam Holiday Cookie and Craft Sale at the Beaverdam Depot

    December 10, 2016, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Beaverdam Depot - Located at 16199 Beaverdam School Road, Beaverdam, Virginia 23015.

    No time to back, no problem! Cookies and baked goods will be for sale to satisfy your sweet tooth and check off your baking list! Local crafters will be there to help you check those Christmas lists! (If you donate cookies/baked goods for the sale you will receive a discount)

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  13. Colonial Christmas at Patrick Henry's Scotchtown

    December 10, 2016, 10:00 AM - December 11, 2016, 9:30 PM @ Patrick Henry's Scotchtown

    Our annual holiday celebrations include two days of merriment! Patrick Henry's Scotchtown is decorated for the holidays courtesy of the Ashland Garden Club. Join us for festive tours, colonial dancing with the Cuckoo Dancers, and delicious treats including Martha Washington cake, gingerbread cookies, and hot cider. Boxwood Wreath Workshop: Saturday only. For an additional $8 fee make and take your own wreath! December 10th: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Holiday House Tours! Plus for an additional fee of $8 you can make a boxwood wreath and holiday crafts. December 10th: 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.: Candlelight Holiday House Tours! Enjoy the festivities of the season including colonial dancing, musicians, holiday treats, and hot cider. December 11th: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Holiday House Tours! Enjoy the festivities of the season including colonial dancing, musicians, holiday treats, and hot cider.

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  14. Make a Perler Bead Ornament at the Ashland Library

    December 13, 2016, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Ashland Library - Located at 201 Railroad Avenue, Ashland, Virginia

    Make a Perler Bead Ornament Tuesday, Dec. 13, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Ages 5-10. Make a holiday ornament out of perler beads and let your imagination fly free!

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  15. Hanover Concert Band Holiday Concert

    December 13, 2016, 7:00 PM @ The Center located at 500 South Center Street, Ashland, Virginia

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  16. Play - "Little Women" - Hanover Arts and Activities Center - December 15 & 16

    December 15, 2016, 7:00 PM - December 16, 2016 @ The Center - Located at 500 South Center Street, Ashland, Virginia.

    Ashland's Whistle Stop Theater Company will be bringing to life the classic novel "Little Women" at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center as a part of Ashland's Light Up the Tracks Event! The novels are set in the Civil War-era and is about four (4) young sisters and their struggles and victories during that time period."

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  17. James River Cellars Holiday Showcase

    December 17, 2016, 11:00 AM - December 18, 2016, 5:00 PM @ James River Cellars Winery - located at 11008 Washington Highway, Glen Allen, Virginia.

    It is the season for celebrating with friends, family and of course our seasonal wines. Taste our award winning wines, check out our gifts shop, visit with special craft vendors and pick up some unique holiday gifts. Stock up on wine, gifts and especially holiday cheer!

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  18. Lunch & Learn to Paint Fundraiser

    December 17, 2016, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Ashland Tea & Coffee

    Come Paint with Us! All ticket sales goes directly to A Stepping Stone, a 501c3 Non-Profit helping women & children in our community who are transitioning out of a violent, abusive situation and into a safe, healthy lifestyle. Your ticket price will help change someone's life.We help by providing short term & long term housing, food, clothes, hygiene needs, counseling, job searches, life skills, gas cards, financial assistance and so much more! Each woman has an individualized analysis to determine the best, most productive way to help her and that help lasts for as long as two years. Lunch menu is available by the Ashland Tea & Coffee House. We will paint a whimsical snowman for the Holiday Season! Come out and change someone's life while having fun painting :) Limited Tickets available

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  19. Meet and Greet with Santa

    December 17, 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Ashland Farmers Market - Located at 101 Thompson Street, Ashland, Virginia

    Ashland Volunteer Fire Company invite you to a Meet and Greet with Santa! Santa will be arriving on a Fire Truck!

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  20. Concert: Masterworks Chorale Holiday Concert

    December 18, 2016, 3:00 PM @ Duncan Memorial Church - Located at 201 Henry Street, Ashland, Virginia.

    DECEMBER PROGRAM Masterworks Chorale is excited to present its 2016 Christmas concert, "Sing We Joyous All Together." The performance will feature musical themes of hope, joy, peace, and merriment. Along with several challenging a cappella pieces, the concert will include Lithuanian composer Kristina Vasiliauskaite's Magnificat, accompanied by chorus, flute, oboe, trumpet, and organ, My Dancing Day by John Gardner, The Shepherds Sing by Bob Chilcott, and Wassail Song by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Of course no holiday concert would be complete without including the audience in a couple numbers, as well. Please plan to attend and enjoy great seasonal music for the entire family!

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  21. Masterworks Chorale - "Sing We Joyous All Together"

    December 18, 2016, 3:00 PM @ Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church - Located at 201 Henry Street, Ashland, VA

    Central Virginia MasterWorks Chorale Presents "Sing We Joyous All Together" Ryan Tibbetts, Artistic Director and Daniel Stipe, Organist

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Town Meetings

  1. Town Council Meeting

    December 6, 2016, 6:00 PM @ Council Chambers

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  2. Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting

    December 8, 2016, 6:00 PM @ Council Chambers

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  3. Town Council Meeting

    December 13, 2016, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Council Chambers

    Town Council is meeting on December 13 to review the pool of applicants for the Town Manager position, select those to be interviewed, and finalize the interview process. Most of the meeting will be in closed session.

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  4. Planning Commission

    December 14, 2016, 7:00 PM @ Council Chambers

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  5. Town Council Meeting

    December 20, 2016, 6:00 PM @ Council Chambers

    Train Station Inclusive Upgrade Work Session – 6:00 PM Regular Meeting – 7:00 PM

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  6. Economic Development Authority

    December 22, 2016, 6:30 PM @ Council Chambers

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