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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.
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The Hanover Arts and Activities Center (The Center) will host an Off the Rails Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, September 28. The event will be held from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. at The Center, 500 South Center Street, Ashland, VA.
The event will offer beers from small, local breweries including the Center of the Universe Brewing Company, Legend Brewery, the Hardywood Park Craft Brewery and others. Gourmet food trucks and live music from The Bush League and The Big Payback will be featured.
Admission to the event is $10. Adult attendees will receive a commemorative glass with admission, while supplies last. A 2 oz. tasting is $1; full glasses sell for $6. Tickets are available at the Caboose Wine and Cheese, EVB, the Center and at the door.
The event is open to all ages to enjoy the food and music. Admission to the festival for children under 12 is free.
Here is a spread on the Ashland Musical Variety Show from August, 2003. If anyone knows of an electronic version that we can link to, please let us know!