May 28th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

ashland chick-fil-a grand opening first 100

Who wants to win free Chick-fil-A for a year?? Be ready to camp out by 6 a.m. tomorrow (5/29):

    The new Ashland restaurant, located at 815 England St., will be the scene of the latest Chick-fil-A grand opening celebration. The first 100 adults, ages 18 and older with identification, in line when the doors open about 6 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, each will win a one-year supply of free Chick-fil-A® Meals (52 coupons with each consisting of a Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich, medium Waffle Potato Fries™ and a medium drink) – a total of nearly $30,000 in free food. The line officially opens at 6 a.m., Wednesday, May 29, with the free meal cards being awarded Thursday, May 30, about 6 a.m. The restaurant will open for business immediately thereafter. If there are more than 100 people by 6 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, all 100 spots will be determined by a raffle held that morning with those selected needing to camp out to secure their spot. For complete rules, see Chick-fil-A First 100 Promotion.

For more information on the new Ashland Chick-fil-A restaurant, visit TheAshlandChickFilA on Facebook. Here’s the grand opening event page.

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July 8th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

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bluemont concerts

The Bluemont Concert Series for 2012 was just announced:

The concerts are held Sundays in August beginning at 7 p.m. on the Hanover Arts and Activities Center lawn in Ashland. Admission for these concerts is $5 per person, $4 Bluemont Friends & seniors, $2 kids under 12. There are no advance ticket sales; tickets available at concert.

    August 5, 2012 Black Sheep
    August 12, 2012 The Guy Mendilow Band
    August 19, 2012 King Teddy
    August 26, 2012 Pan Masters

Hanover Arts and Activities Center Lawn
500 South Center Street, Ashland, VA 23005

In bad weather:
Randolf-Macon College, Blackwell Auditorium
204 Henry Street
Ashland, VA 23005

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June 4th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

bass pro family camp

Bass Pro Shops “Family Summer Camp” runs this Saturday, June 9, through July 15, with activities every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Choices include crafts, family photos, making smores, and a number of outdoors-related workshops – Here is the schedule of events for the Ashland location. This week the craft is to decorate a pot and plant a seedling.

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February 18th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

the king and i

Ashland Firehouse Theatre will be showing free movies again Saturdays at 7:30 pm, beginning this Saturday:

February 25, 2012: A Man For All Seasons (7:30 pm)

March 3, 2012: Born Yesterday (1950) (7:30 pm)

March 10, 2012: E.T.The Extra-Terresrial (1982) (7:30 pm)

March 16, 2012: Meet The Browns (2008) FRIDAY (7:30 pm)

March 17, 2012: Waking Ned Devine (1988) (7:30 pm)

March 24, 2012: The King And I (1956) (7:30 pm)

March 31, 2012: Life Is Beautiful (1998) (7:30 pm)

April 7, 2012: The Miracle Worker (1962) (7:30 pm)

201 Duncan Street, Ashland, VA 23005
(804) 798-3429

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January 27th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

abundance swap

A neat Ashland event: the 5th Annual Abundance Swap this Sunday from 2-4pm:

Come join friends and neighbors at this free fun event – bring 3 to 5 gently used items from home to give away that someone else would enjoy as a gift – something fun, useful, interesting or beautiful. Then you are able to take home 3 to 5 exciting and different items. There is no exchange of money, just sharing. Enjoy munching on free treats and sipping spiced cider. Make paper snowflakes. Relax and enjoy spending time with your community. (Note – no clothes, jewelry or paperback books, please).

Hanover Arts & Activities Center, 500 S. Center Street, Ashland

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October 31st, 2011 by RichmondBargains

ashland firehouse theatre

The 2011 film series is in progress at the Ashland Firehouse Theatre, housed in a former fire station in downtown Ashland. Movies are shown shown every Saturday night (except November 26) through December 17, starting at 7:45 p.m.. Thanks to the generosity of donors, admission is free!

Upcoming films:

    November 5, 2011: The Chorus (2004)
    November 9, 2011: Downfall (2004) Der Untergang (original title)
    November 12, 2011: The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) Diarios de motocicleta (original title)
    November 19, 2011: Back to the Future (1985)
    December 3, 2011: The King and I (1956)
    December 10, 2011: High Noon (1952)
    December 17, 2011: Joyeux Noel (2005)

Eight more movies are planned for the spring of 2012.

201 Duncan Street, Ashland, VA 23005
(804) 798-3429

Presently, I am enamored with the idea of moving to Ashland, because I’d love to be able to walk more places and participate in all the fun community events. But don’t worry West End friends, there’s no For Sale sign going up in our yard just yet…

Psst, speaking of Ashland events, this Saturday is Train Day!

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