Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Holiday delights close to home

There are many things to do right here in Goochland to get you into the holiday spirit.

From December 1 through 5 Salem Baptist Church presents Bethlehem Walk. Located on Broad Street Road a few miles west of Centerville Bethlehem Walk gives new meaning to the Christmas story. Visit for details. Salem members and the Goochland Sheriff’s Department do an amazing job to ensure that the event’s impact on regular traffic is minimal.

On Saturday, December 4, fire-rescue stations in Centerville, (Company 3) and Fife, (Company 4) open their doors for annual Santa breakfasts to thank the communities they serve throughout the year. Thanks to Christmas magic Santa is able to be in both places at once, ready to listen to gift requests from good little girls and boys. Delicious cooked to order breakfasts are served to everyone. Centerville opens its doors at 7:30 and Fife at 8 and breakfast ends around 10.

Later on December 4 Field Day of the Past opens its show grounds on Ashland Road just north of Broad Street Road for a celebration of the season. Travel to a simpler time from 4 to 8 p.m. Admission is free.

On Tuesday, December 7, the Grace Episcopal Church Concert Series will present The Virginia Benefit Chorale at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 2955 River Road West, Goochland, VA 23063. Sponsored by Grace Church Mission and Outreach
to benefit the Goochland Food Pantry and the Christmas Mother.
The fifteen member a cappella group sings choral music by Holst, Rachmaninoff, Brahms, and from the rich tradition of American folk music. The concert is free, but please make a donation or bring non-perishable food items. For more information call: (804) 556-3051.

On Friday evenining December 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. come to the inaugural lighting of a Goochland Community Tree located at the corner of Dickinson Road and River Road West in Courthouse Village. Visit the county website at for additional information.

A Candlelight Christmas Tour of Tuckahoe Plantation will take place on December 10th-12th from 4 to 7 p.m.

Tickets will be sold at the door. No reservations or advance purchase necessary. The tour of the home is $12.00 per person. For more information please visit

The Goochland Farmers Market is pleased to present its second Holiday Market of the season on Saturday, December 11 from 10 to 2.

It will be held indoors at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Western Campus, 1851 Dickinson Road in Courthouse Village.

Many of the regular market vendors will be participating in this special market. Pastured poultry, beef, pork, seasonal vegetables, honey, herbs, indoor plants, baked goods, eggs, cheese, prepared foods, and many fine arts and crafts will be available, including plenty of holiday goodies - perfect for gift giving! Local musicians will serenade you as you shop. For more information call 804-332-3144 or email

Most of these events are sponsored by community groups and are offered at no charge. Donations are always welcome to these groups who do so much good. If you are blessed to have a little extra this year, please share. Don’t forget non-perishable food for the concert at Grace Church.


Anonymous said...

This was a wonderful post ,Sandie. We were actually just trying to find thing we could take the kids to .

Anonymous said...

The Goochland Middle School Sports Boosters will be hosting its first Auction and Spaghetti Dinner on December 10. The dinner cost $5 in advance and $6 at the door. The dinner will be held in the GHS cafeteria starting at 6 PM. The Auction will being at 7:15 in the GHS gym. Admission to the auction is free. Tickets will be available through GMS Athletic Department.

The MS Sports Boosters are in the process of collecting different donated items from local businesses to auction off to the community. Kat Simons from Lite 98 will be the guest auction mc.

The boosters program is holding this event to raise money for all athletics at Goochland Middle School.

If you would like to donate any items, volunteer, or know of any businesses that might have an item to donate, please contact Patrick Gordon

Some items to be auctioned and business donated:
- Guitar and Lessons - White Hawk Music Cafe
- Special Edition Bulldogs Corn Hole Game Set - Renew 4 U
- UVA Basketball Game Tickets
- YMCA Membership - YMCA
- Sports Equipment - Dixie Sporting Goods
- Jewelry - Girls Night Out
- Sunset Grill Gift Card
- Golf Equipment
- Tupperware Gift Package
- RBA Camp - Richmond Baseball Academy
- Flower Arrangements
- Under Armor Running Gift Package
- Red Robin Gift Card
- Chick-fil-a Gift Cards
- Electronics - Radio Shack
- And Many Others