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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 »
The 2014 Hanover JUNIOR Idols Competition will take place at 3:30. Doors will open at 3:00pm.
The 2014 Hanover Idols Competition will take place at 7:00. Doors will open at 6:30pm.
2014 Hanover Idol Tickets now on sale Monday-Friday 9:00 am-3:00 pm at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center, 500 South Center Street, Ashland, VA 23005
All Tickets $7.00 and all tickets are general admission. Sunday, March 2-Junior Idols performance is at 3;30 pm (doors open at 3:00 pm) and Hanover Idols performance is at 7:00 pm (door opens at 6:30 pm).
Questions call the Center at 804-798-2728.
The talent this year is amazing! Thanks to all who auditioned for the Hanover Idols Competition, which will be held March 2, 2014 at the Center.
Hanover Junior Idol Finalists:
Audrey Kate Taylor
Dana Kelleen Slayton
Hanover Idol Finalists:
Only 5 rehearsals for “Twelfth Night!” January 15, 19, 20, 22 and 27 (4:30 – 6:00pm at the Center).
There are 13 spots, so please call 798-2728 to reserve your spot today. And it’s FREE!
Performance is January 29 at 7:00pm.
Auditions for the 2014 Hanover Idols are scheduled for Sunday, January 26, 2014. This is the fifth time the Center has sponsored a singing competition for Hanover residents. Sue Watson and Lorie Foley, who team up every other year for the Ashland Musical Variety Show, are once again producing Hanover Idols.
Hanover Idols is opened to Hanover residents ages 10 and older. To audition for Hanover Junior Idols, applicants must be 10 – 15 years of age (as of January 1, 2014). To audition for Hanover Idols, applicants must be 16 years of age or older (as of January 1, 2014).
Hanover Idols Signup Sheet 2014. Sign up forms are due January 20. The producers will contact applicants to schedule auditions to be held Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the Hanover Arts & Activities Center. Read more »
Salsa Workshop for Families and Youth with CONTRA-TIEMPO
Friday, November 15, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
At the Hanover Arts & Activities Center, 500 S. Center St., Ashland, VA
Learn to dance Salsa with members of the acclaimed CONTRA-TIEMPO in a free workshop. All ages and levels of experience welcomed! Refreshments provided.
CONTRA-TIEMPO is an L.A.-based contemporary dance theatre company, which fuses Salsa, Afro-Cuban, Step, and urban dance styles to create physically intense, politically aware performance. Their high-energy and exciting Salsa workshops allow beginners and experienced dancers alike the opportunity to experience first-hand the true essence of Salsa!
For more information, call the Modlin Center at 804.289.8980 or visit modlin.richmond.edu.
This workshop is held in anticipation of CONTRA-TIEMPO’s 7:30 pm Modlin Center performance, Tues. November 19 at Richmond CenterStage, featuring students from Patrick Henry High School. To purchase tickets for this performance, visit modlin.richmond.edu.
is the featured Ashland charity for the month of October as part of Recycling Perks’ Give Back Campaign. It costs you nothing but the Center can receive up to $500 if 100 people give their perks to the Center.