Mark Your Calendars January/February
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Put your New Year’s Resolution on hold for a day, and head to Heritage United Methodist Church for Cookiefest 2017. This family event includes tasty samples from a Cookie Cook Off Contest, face painting, nature learning activities and more. Admission is $5 (free adult with each accompanying child). All proceeds benefit Camp Sacajawea.
February 17-18, 24-26
Beat the winter blues, and visit the Renaissance Theatre for “Doublewide Texas,” a hilarious, fast-paced comedy written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. The plot centers around one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas that’s fighting a town’s move to annex them. Buy tickets at Etix.com.
Red Carpet Gala:
February 25, 5 – 11 p.m.
Even though we are 2,500 miles from Hollywood, you can still feel like you’re a celebrity at the Red Carpet Gala for United Way at the Academy Center for the Arts. Dust off that fancy dress or tux, and enjoy this evening of delicious cuisine, a live/silent auction and dancing. Tickets for sale at UnitedWayCV.org.
Local Openings & Closings
Hello! to a new location of Gladiola Girls, now open in Boonsboro Shopping Center.
Hello! to the much-anticipated Dunkin Donuts’, open on Old Forest Rd. since November.
Hello! to Jump Trampoline Park on Candlers Mountain Road in the old movie theater.
Hello! to two new loft apartments, Piedmont Flour Mill (Jefferson St.) and Gish Flats (Court St./Fifth St.).
Goodbye to Charlie’s Chicken on Timberlake Road.
Hello! to Woven Devotion, a women’s clothing store in Cornerstone.