Friday, May 28, 2010

Coming attractions

Things to keep you busy

On Saturday, May 29 starting at 2 p.m. The Jackson Blacksmith Shop will hold its annual open house. Located on Sandy Hook Road (Rt. 522) about 3.1 miles south of Interstate 64, the Jackson Blacksmith Shop is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The blacksmith shop, still in working order, is in its original location. Demonstrations, entertainment and other activities are planned. This is one of Goochland’s treasures. Treat yourself and your family to a visit it’s well worth your time.

Monday May 31 is Memorial Day. Goochland’s American Legion Post will sponsor an observation of the day on the Courthouse green beginning at 10 a.m. Walter Stosch who represents the eastern portion of Goochland in the Virginia Senate will be the speaker. Bring your children and teach them about the importance of the sacrifice made by our troops throughout our country’s history.

On June 5 take part in what is billed as “a historically healthy tour of Richmond” in the Anthem Stride Through Time.

This event follows a 6.2 mile course through nine historic districts in downtown Richmond. Many museums along the way will be open for free to participants. This is a great way to sample the historic resources of Richmond. The route will be sprinkled with antique cars, historical figures and live music. Stride starts and finishes at the American Civil War Center at 500 Tredegar Street. Advance registration is $25 for adults and $15 for those under 18. Visit to register.

On June 8, the Goochland Tea Party will hold an organizational meeting at the Goochland Library located at 3075 River Road West on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 7 p.m. Visit for more information.

Happy summer!

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