TOP WEEKEND EVENTS– Remember – the lights are on from Dec 3-31.  Enjoy strolling in downtown Ashland and enjoy our Gingerbread Trail at various businesses and our library too.  There are 4 more performances of ‘Little Women’ this week on Thurs & Fri at 7pm. Randolph-Macon college will also be having a Holiday Tales production on Thurs, Fri & Sat at 8pm.  SO EXCITING – Mercy Street Season 2 Premiere will be shown at R-MC on Sunday at 3pm.  Learn behind the scene details by attending a luncheon at the Center at noon-2pm.  Tickets available at   Check out all there is to do this weekend:


Mercy Street Premiere Sunday 12/11 at R-MC Blackwell Auditorium! 

Dec 8 Thurs, Dec 9 Fri, Dec 10 Sat  8pm  Play:  R-MC New Holiday Tradition Dramatic Production
Randolph-Macon College Cobb Theatre (205 Henry St)

Dec 8 Thurs 7pm Play:  Little Women
Hanover Arts & Activities Center (500 S. Center St)

Dec 9 Fri 7pm Play:  Little Women
Hanover Arts & Activities Center (500 S. Center St)

Dec 9 Fri 5-6:30pm Make a Photo Magnet at the Library – Ages 11-16
Ashland Library (201 Railroad Ave)

Dec 11 Sun Ashland’s Own Mercy Street  Reception (Noon-2pm) AND Premiere of PBS Series Mercy Street at R-MC from (3-5pm)
Center (500 S. Center St) & R-MC Blackwell Auditorium (205 Henry St)




What’s New at Train Day?

COOLEST Train mural ever!  Thanks to Ashland Street Parties "Art for Art" project artist Ed Trask has created a masterpiece for all to enjoy!  Read about his legacy piece dedicated to Ashland's Art McKinney - click HERE. More Model Trains & 11 Stops on our Scavenger Hunt!  Be sure to check out the largest size "G" Scale trains in the Fire & Rescue building.  You will see the Redford Express & documentary 'A Railroad Runs Through It' at the former "Ashland Coffee & Tea" and now "Newfound Gathering Place & Eatery". Check out their awesome menu! Food Court which includes a Wine & Beer Garden next to the Caboose Market Cafe. Cinder & Tender Train Day Bears have their own Stage!  Meet them them at 11am with our Mayor Jim Foley kick off a new Train Day Tradition!   Click HERE for the complete Entertainment Schedule & Map. We have something for everyone at Train Day- great music, food, rides, historical characters & more!    We did a fun video that showcases Train Day - take a look!  Click HERE!  We look forward to celebrating our railroad heritage with you!  All Aboard the Ashland Express November 5th!  Rain or Shine it will be a FINE [...]

CTB Meeting THIS Tuesday, November 1 at the Ashland Theatre

CTB Meeting on Tuesday November 1 at 11:00am at the Ashland Theater The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) as well as staff of the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) will be visiting Ashland to get a first hand look at the impact their recommendation on the DC2RVA High Speed Rail project will have on the community. If you haven't already, please read Ashland Mayor, Jim Foley's letter to the community about their visit to Ashland on Tuesday, November 1st . Click HERE to read his letter. Let's do our part to welcome these officials to the Center of the Universe! Visit Tuesday Nov. 1st Schedule: 11:00 am Ashland Theater (205 England St, Ashland VA), OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - CTB and DRPT will be giving a presentation on High Speed Rail and their visit to Ashland. Then, Jim Foley, R-MC President Lindgren and a representative from the County will briefly speak (5 minutes each.) Next there will be a Q&A between the CTB and Town and County representatives. There will be NO PUBLIC COMMENT. The group of officials will then walk from Lee Street (Library) north to College Ave where they will ride a bus up Center St. to [...]

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