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Head Start Mass Recruitment for 3 and 4 Year Olds

2017-2018 Head Start Mass Recruitment: Recruitment for the 2017-2018 school year is underway.  Applications will be taken for three and four year old children.  Preference will be given to children who will be four years old by September 30th, 2017 and children with disabilities such as mentally challenged, deafness, blindness and severe speech and language difficulties.
Applications for children who will be three years and six months old by July 31st, 2017 will also be taken during this time. For more information, go to http://cicheadstart.org/.

Boots to Business Reboot

Martinsville SCORE is holding a "Boots to Business Reboot" seminar, Tuesday, February 28th from 9am - 5pm.  This event is open to all veterans in the area who are interest in becoming business owners.  For more details, contact John Motley at 276.708.7389.

VIR Benefits Victor

VIRginia International Raceway is hosting its annual Open House and Charity Laps to benefit Victory Junction, a camp for children with serious medical conditions, Friday, March 3rd. Community members can participate by driving their own car or motorcycle on the historic 3.27-mile full course for 15 minutes with a donation of just $25. Additionally, guests can get in the passenger seat for ride-alongs with former NASCAR driver Stacy Compton in a Nissan 370Z provided by Speed Street Promotions, for a $15 donation. All proceeds benefit Victory Junction, a nonprofit that enriches the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illness by providing life-changing camp experiences in a medically sound environment, at no cost to the camper or their family. Gates open to the public at 8 a.m. and will close at 4:30pm. Motorcycle only laps will be at 11:10am and 4pm. For more information on VIR, visit www.virnow.com.

Tunstall High School Gospel Sing

Tunstall High School Gospel sing will be Sturday, March 4th at 5pm in the High School Auditorium.  Adults $7, Students $3 and children under 6 admitted for free.  There will be hot dogs, hamburgers and desserts available for sale during the event.  Music will be from 6pm - 9pm.  Talent includes The Gospel Tones, New Song, Stephen White Family, Amber Short, Wendi Honeycutt and Justin Oakes.  Silent Auction will include gift cards and merchandise.  Proceeds from this event fund scholarships for the Class of 2017.

Free GED Classes

Adult and Career Education Center is hosting free GED classes as well as GED testing (English and Spanish).  Day and night classes are available.  Other services available through Adult and Career Education Center is high school diploma, brush-up classes for students preparing for work or college, prep study for SOL testing and ASVAB and English as a second language courses.  Visit their office at 141 Goode Street (behind Langston High School in Danville) or call 434.799.6471.  They're open Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm.

Preschool Application Kindergarten Registration

Preschool application and kindergarten registration for Pittsylvania Count will be on Friday, March 10th from 9am - 3pm.  Please bring three proofs of residency and the child's orginial birth certificate. Register in the school zone you reside. The preschool program is a great resource to prepare your child for kindergarten.

Winter Market

The Danville Winter Farmers' Market is every Saturday from January 7th - March 18th.  Market hours are 9am - 1pm.  Enjoy many crafts, meats, eggs, wine, coffee, baked goods and seasonal produce.  For more information, contact Kenny Porzio at 434.797.8961.

Danville Shag Club Lessons

Danville Shag Club is hosting shag lessons Monday nights, February 20th - March 27th.  Beginners classes are at 7pm and Advanced classes are at 8pm. These classes are at Comfort Inn Banquet Room, Tower Drive.  For more details on the class and cost, contact Ernie Holcomb at  336.342.0998 http://www.danvilleshagclub.com

Step By Step Location Change

Step by Step has a new location!  Starting on Tuesday, January 31, this peer-to-peer group for educating ourselves about ways to reduce our risk for cancer and live a healthy lifestyle,  will meet at the Danville Mall, in front of Karen’s Hallmark Shop at 9am for a walk and then at 10:30, move to Nature’s Essentials, across from the Mall, to talk, learn and have a healthy snack.  The focus for January, February and March is Cleansing the Mind and Body. Step meets monthly, the last Tuesday, 9am, at the Danville Mall.  It is for men and women and appropriate for all fitness levels.  For more information, call the Cancer Research and Resource Center of Southern Virginia, 434.421.3060.

VFW Monthly Steak Dinner

VFW Post 647 Ladies Auxilary hosts a steak dinner every first Friday of the month from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Dinner includes steak, baked potato, salad, bread, drink and dessert for $14. This is available for dine-in or take-out. VFW Post 647 is on Highway 58 W across from Big Sky rents in Danville. Funds from these dinners stay local and are used to help the community.

Pet Adoption Fair

AWLOPC (Animal Welfare League of Pittsylvania Co.) has a adoption fair every Saturday inside Petco from 12pm to 4pm. Swing by and find your new furry best friend! For more information, contact Diane Mayhew via email: dianemayhew73194@yahoo.com

Zumba with Alice

The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind interval training fitness pogram. The fun routines combine to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you have a smokin' Zumba class! This class is offered Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:15pm at the Pepsi Building. $15 for 6 visits or $3 per class. For more information, visit www.playdanvilleva.com or call 434.797.8848.

Prime Time Fitness (PTF)

Begin your road to an active and healthy lifestyle today. Jonathan Deshazor gets the program started witha low-impact aerobic workout with a mix of various fun dance steps to keep you on your toes. During the second half of the class, Jonathan will lead a work-out of toning and sculpting with weights, dyna-bands or whatever it takes, to make this class a fun fitness class. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays at Coates Recreation Center from 9:30am - 11am. Cost is $20 for a membership card or $2 per visit. For more information, visit www.playdanvilleva.com or call 434.797.8848.

Let's Dance!

Mondays are dancing nights at Ballou Recreation Center! Learn new dances, make new friends, and get some exercise in the process. Class meets every Monday night, 7 till 8:30pm. Cost is $4 per class. To register or for more info, call 799.5216.
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