In the News
Exciting things are happening with the ongoing renovation of The Center’s historic building! Our building will be closed December 17, 2014 through January 5, 2015 for our floor renovations in the auditorium. Above is a peek at the beautiful reclaimed heart pine that will be used to patch worn spots in the floor. We will be checking phone messages while we are away so drop us a line if you have a question (804.798.2728) or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Variety Show sign up forms are available at The Center’s side entrance in a plastic document box and completed forms may be placed in the folder provided in the box. Have a wonderful holiday everyone.
Join us for a sampling of the best beers Virginia has to offer! 12 breweries, 6 food trucks and 4 bands!
Center of the Universe Brewing Company
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Starr Hill Brewery
Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company
Bold Rock Cider
Isley Brewing Company
Rusty Beaver Brewing
Ardent Craft Ales
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
Gourmet Food Trucks
1PM-7PM Hanover Arts & Activities Center 500 South Center Street Ashland, Virginia Featuring Musical Acts: The Big Payback Mighty Joshua Mo Debree The Bush League Admission: $10 Full glass $6 2oz Tasting $1 Children 12 & under free Commemorative glass with admission* Tickets are available at The Caboose Wine & Cheese, EVB & Hanover Arts & Activities Center in Ashland/at the gate. *21 and over with valid driver’s license, while supplies last
Click here to check out our AWESOME sponsors! http://hanoverarts.org/off-the-rails-craft-beer-festival/
Check out this hilarious movie done by the children who attended this year’s theater camp. The kids worked so hard under the direction of Lorie Foley and had such a great time and put on a wonderful showcase called “Puttin’ on the Ritz” Many thanks to Lorie and team for making it a fun week!
Join us tonight at 7PM for SPARC’s SummerStarz production of “All Shook Up” a retelling of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” to the tunes of Elvis. The Bard and The King go together like peanut butter and bananas!
Virginia Blood Services blood drive at The Center July 4th-donate and be entered to win tickets to Martina McBride!
The Virginia Blood Services will be at our 4th of July Parade and Celebration again this year. Sign up to donate blood and you will be entered into a raffle for Martina McBride tickets at the Ntelos Pavilion on July 19th! To schedule an appointment please go to : https://vadonor.org . The Bloodmobile will be on site from 10AM-2PM on Friday, July 4th.
Where: Hanover Arts & Activities Center 500 S. Center Street, Ashland, Virginia 23005
When:Submit pies July 4th, 2013 between 9:00am-10:30am at the Hanover Arts & Activities Center along with a registration form.
Awards:1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Pies, Most Patriotic Pie & Best Kid’s Pie (under age 11
- A panel of judges will pick the winning pies which will be auctioned off at 12:30pm with proceeds benefitting the non-profit Hanover Arts & Activities Center. All decisions of the judges are final.
- The remaining pie entries will be sold by the slice.
- Pies must be homemade with primarily apple filling
- Additions such as nuts, spices, raisins, etc. are allowed.
All proceeds from the pie raffle go toward the one to one challenge grant from The Cabell Foundation.
Join us for this yearly old-fashioned July 4th parade & celebration! Parade begins at 11:00AM followed by a patriotic concert with Hanover Concert Band, food, games, Patriotic Pet Contest, Apple Pie Contest winners and more!
9:30AM-Pie entries may be dropped off at The Center for judging
11:00AM-Parade steps off at Henry Clay Elementary School
11:30-2-Lawn activities, food & concert with Hanover Concert Band
The Hanover Arts & Activities Center will face a leadership transition this April, but it didn’t have to look too far to find its next Executive Director.
After two years as Executive Director, Tayloe Moore will leave the Center to become Development Manager for the Virginia Baptist Homes Foundation.
Moore has led the Center as important renovations were made to the 155-year-old facility, including a new roof and exterior painting. The Center hosted numerous successful programs including the 2013 “Ashland’s Bandstand: Raise the Roof” Variety Show, annual Railroad Run, Fourth of July celebration, first ever Off the Rails Craft Beer Festival and programs marking Black History Month in 2014. Moore’s last day on the job will be Friday, April 25.
Replacing her will be Sara Holloway, who has served as a volunteer at the Center for three years, including the last two as Center Board President. Holloway, who will leave her position as Special Events Scheduler at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, is well suited to take on duties as Executive Director.
As Board President, she has been a hands-on volunteer in virtually all of the Center’s activities. With her connections at VMFA, she arranged for traveling exhibitions of visual arts at the Center, participation in VMFA’s statewide partner exchange, and helped broaden the Center’s appeal and engagement with new audiences through social media and new advertising. Holloway will start as Executive Director on April 23.
“As an Ashland resident, I am excited about this opportunity. I look forward to supporting The Center in all three aspects of our mission and continuing the growth and connection to community that is so important to what we do,” Holloway said. “Tayloe has done a remarkable job, especially in attracting funding for the Center new sources that enabled us to address needed improvements to our facility.”
Come Race the Rail on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Click here to register now.
Click here to the link for the course maps. You must register by April 10, 2014 to guarantee receiving a shirt. Click here for all the details.
Race the Rail at one of Central Virginia’s longest established road races! This certified 10k race is a favorite spring ritual among runners from across the Commonwealth and beyond! This is our 6th year as a GREEN race and the Green Fair will be back again this year on the lawn of the historic and beautiful beneficiary of this race, the Hanover Arts & Activities Center. Start and finish “on the tracks” in our picturesque railroad town widely known as the “Center of the Universe” (COTU)!
10k Certified Race, 9:00 AM Start – $25 ($30 on day of race)
5k Fun Run/Walk, 8:00 AM Start – $25 ($30 day of race)
COTU Challenge (5k/10k) – $35 ($40 on day of race)
Kid’s 1 Mile Run – 8:15 AM start – $10
Gender specific t-shirts are provided with race registration. Prizes for the male and female 10k winners and to the overall COTU winner. Door prize raffle for all racers. Post race water and food provided. Timing provided by Mettle Events.
We hope to see you there!
Congratulations to all of the Hanover Idols finalists for 2 great shows! Specials thanks to the judges and coaches!
The 2014 Hanover Junior Idol is Audrey Kate Taylor and the runner up is Jean Woodrum.
The 2014 Hanover Idol is Sarah Hopkins and the runner up is Carrie Cauthorne.
Order your 2014 Hanover Idols Competition DVD today! Only $20 for the 2-disc set. Please mail or drop off the form below with check made payable to “WulfTeam Productions.”
Come join us singing, dancing, monologues, original film and fun activities at Theatre Camp.
Camp is open for rising 1st through rising 5th graders. For more information and the registration form click here.
MARDI GRAS AT THE CENTERSATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014
7:00 pm-11:00 pm
Drinks, Light Hors D “oeuvres, Music, Dancing
Tickets : $20 per person, $35 per couple
Advance tickets available at Cross Brothers Grocery or tickets at the door
Drink tickets $2.50
PRIZE for BEST MARDI GRAS MASK!
21 & over with valid I.D.
On Sunday, February 16 from 4:00-5:30pm, come and hear Ashland/Hanover residents tell their personal stories of growing up. The topics of education and life as students in different schools will be the focus of this particular program. This program, called Untold Stories: Growing Up in Ashland/Hanover—Black and White Experiences, is free and open to the public and will be held at the Center. Read more »