And don't forget to listen on Saturday mornings at 8:10am, 9:10am and 10:10 for "The Best of Your Weekend." Furniture Depot - in stock and ready for delivery, lowest prices guaranteed. Visit their store at 306 Lowes Drive, Danville, Virginia or give them a call at 434.793.2297.
Baby Supply Drop Off for Oklahoma Victims
Please help the victims of Oklahoma's horrible tornado by donating diapers, baby wipes, powdered baby formula, toiletries and non-perishable food items. Piedmont Pharmacy (305 Mt Cross Road) is the designated drop-off point for these items - between the hours of 8am - 6pm. All donations will then be given to God's Pit Crew to take to Oklahoma.
Memorial Day Service
You are invited to Memorial Day Services at Lee Street National Cemetery, Sunday, May 26th at 2:30pm. In case of inclement weather, the services will be held at Mosley memorial United Methodist Church on Berryman Avenue. The program is sponsored by VFW Post 647 in cooperation with local veteran’s posts and chapters.
Civic League Meeting
The Dan River Clairs Civic League will have a meeting on Monday, May 27th at 7pm in the Bethel Baptist Church building (6620 Old Richmond Road, Danville, VA).
3rd Annual Battle of Martinsville Civil War
Experience history during a reenactment, encampment and living history weekend June 1st and 2nd at Smith River Sports Complex (1000 Irisburg Road Axton,Va.24054). Admission:$5 children 12 and under free...plus, free parking. For more information, contact Gene Reamey at 276.638.4247 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copperhead Movie Screening
The National Civil War Chaplains Museum is pleased to announce a very special screening of Ron Maxwell’s latest Civil War epic, Copperhead, on Tuesday, June 4 at 7pm at the Cinemark Movies 10 in the Candler’s Station Shopping Center in Lynchburg, VA. Mr. Maxwell is the director of the well-known Civil War classics Gettysburg and Gods and Generals. The official trailer for the movie can be found at http://www.copperheadthemovie.com/. T Dr. James I. Robertson, formerly of VA Tech, recently called the film “a masterpiece.” NOTE: Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold on the night of the screening. Tickets are $10 per person prior to May 20. After May 20, the price for tickets will be $12 per person. Mr. Maxwell will make an appearance for a Q & A Session after the movie. Here is the phone number for more information: 434.582.2087. All interested persons are to make out their checks to the following: The National Civil War Chaplains Museum—Copperhead Screening They are to send their checks to the following address: The National Civil War Chaplains Museum c/o Donald R. Leslie, Treasurer 637 Cross Roads Lane Evington, VA 24550-264 Thank you. Kenny Rowlette Director, The National Civil War Chaplains Museum Chaplainsmuseum.org.
Free School Readiness Camp
Help prepare your child for his/her first school experience by registering him/her for a Free School Readiness Camp, June 17th - July 18th. This camp will help rising kindergartners and first graders feel comfortable in a school environment and learn social skills by interacting with other children. Camp will take place Monday - Thursdays, 9am - 1pm, with free transportation and lunch provided. In order to take advantage of this readiness camp, you must register your child by June 5th. For more information, contact Grove Park Pre School at 434.799.6437.
Virginia Cantaloupe Festival
Enjoy the 33rd Annual VA Cantaloup Festival, Friday, June 7th at the historic Berry Hill Resort. The tradition will continue with live music, delicious food, adult beverages and plenty of cantaloupe. Proper ID required for all alcoholic beverage consumption. For more information and to purchase tickets, check out http://www.valopefest.com/.
Unity Baptist Fellowship Church is hosting a Fish Fry and Bake Sale on Saturday, June 8th 10am - until. Plates are $7, fish sandwiches are $3.50 and hot dogs are available at $1.50. Plates include two homemade sides of your choice and a roll (sides are slaw, baked beans, green beans and potato salad). Various homemade cakes and pies will be available for $2 per slice. If you're unable to make it, city wide delivery is available. For more information/to place your order, contact Kitt Mayo at 434.250.2169.
Motorcycle Benefit Ride
Elon Baptist Church will be sending a group to Standing Rock Indian Reservation in July. To help support this mission to provide relief for those who struggle with issues of unemployment, alcoholism, poverty and domestic violence in this desolate land IN North Dakota, they are hosting a benefit motorcycle ride Saturday, June 8th. This ride will provide funds for the expenses. The group will leave Pamplin about 10am for a beautiful country ride and return for a hot dog and hamburger lunch. Call 434.248.9558 for more information or email email@example.com. You may mail donations to Elon Baptist Church - Memo: "Standing Rock", PO Box 1238, Pamplin, VA 23958.
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 72 Corn Hole Tournament
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #72 is hosting their 3rd Annual Corn Hole Tournament Saturday, June 8th, 2pm at Caswell County Fairgrounds. Early registration is $40 per team; registration day of the contest is $50 per team. Rules: ACA rules apply, no outside bags, no "Skunk Rule." Boards and bags will be provided by tournament staff; double elimination; 40 team limit; no alcohol, please. Prizes include $500 for first place, $300 for second place and $200 for third place. In the event of rain, the event will be postponed to Saturday, June 15th. Pre-registration may be done in advance by contacting Melissa Poole at 336.694.9311 ext 245.
Help Build a No Kill Shelter
Help support the cause to build a "no kill pet adoption center," Saturday, June 8th from 10am - 3pm at 11060 Franklin Turnpike. There will be an adoption fair, yard sale, bake sale, music t shirts, the DARE truck, door prizes and hot dog lunch ($5 per order - includes chips and drink) and more! Plus, you can be part of the yard sale by renting a space for $10 (must bring your own table). Profits support the animals and pledged money to help build the shelter. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trinity Baptist Church Community Day Celebration
Trinity Baptist Church, on the corner of South Main and Stokes Streets in Danville, Virginia, across from the new Walgreens pharmacy is having its second annual “Community Day Celebration” on Saturday, June 8th from 10am - 3pm.
The event will be kicked off with a 1K walk/run and feature various community leaders speaking, clothing and food giveaways, and health screenings performed by Danville Parks and Recreation’s Checkpoint Team. Other community agencies and businesses that will be represented include Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services, the Danville Cancer Association, Pittsylvania County Community Action, First State Bank, and more. The Danville Police Department will be processing fingerprints for children, and emergency vehicles will be on-site to explore.
Danville’s own Bryant Hood of StayHood Productions and local Christian choirs and dance groups will be providing entertainment, along with Donnie Hunt, who will be performing Christian comedy throughout the day. The children’s corner will feature Danville Parks and Recreation’s Fun Wagon, a bounce house, face-painting, and games. Lunch, fun activities for all ages, and exciting prize giveaways will complete the day, but most of all, you and your family are invited to experience community fellowship at Trinity Baptist Church. For more information, please contact us by phone at 434.793.0650, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Jason's Junction Benefit
Help show love and support to Jason "Big Greazy" Singleton, who is currently battling cancer. His friends are hosting a Jason's Junction Benefit in the lot behind Wachovia in Clarksville, Va, Sunday, June 9th from 1pm - 6pm. They'll feature a car, motorcycle and truck show/cruise-in. Also, there will be a bass competition. All proceeds will benefit Jason in his fight with beating cancer. For more info, contact Randi Jones at 434.272.9875.
Vacation Bible School
Your child is invited to a week of fun with Vacation Bible School: Colossal Coaster World at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. VBS will be the week of June 9th, beginning at 6:15pm each night and wrapping up at about 9pm. Meals provided every night. Mount Vernon Baptist Church is located at 42 Mount Vernon Rd. Axton, VA 24054. For more information, call 276.650.2039.
Riverbend Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Saturday, June 15th from 5pm - 7pm at the fire station. Dinner includes spaghetti, toast, salad, dessert and drink - $8 for adults and children plates are $4. For more information, contact Dianne at 434.792.2312.
CCS 14th Annual VIRginia Festival of Speed Motorcycle Roadracing
The annual battle for the CCS Mid-Atlantic Championship rolls in for their 11th Paul Farrell Memorial June 15th - 16th, beginning at 8am. The pressure will be on as caution is thrown to the wind and riders get set to battle it out. Additional races and activities are in the works, making this a unique event to experience as a rider and a fan! Visit www.ccsracing.us to get the lowdown on all the riders, teams and the points standings. Buy tickets by visiting www.VIRnow.com.
CROP Hunger Walk KickOff Meeting
The Danville Area CROP Hunger Walk will hold a kickoff meeting and awards ceremony Tuesday, May 28th at 6pm at God's Storehouse. At the meeting, they will recognize some of the outstanding participants from last year's walk, as well as provide information about the th annual CROP Walk to be held on October 6th. This walk raises money in support of God's Storehouse and other hunger relief programs. This is open to anyone interested in learning more about this walk. For more information, check out www.danvillecropwalk.org or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
North American Road Racing Association
Race the nation with the North American Road Racing Association, America’s new home for high-end, high-performance cars. The event features NARRA’s US GT Championship, Whelen US TimeTrial Championship, Viper SRT Cup, and the US Performance Driver Education program July 12th - 14th beginning at 8am. For more information, visit www.NARRAonline.com and www.f1000champ.com. Buy tickets by visiting www.VIRnow.com.
Andrew Haley Memorial Junior Golf Tournament
Andrew Haley Memorial Smith Mountain Lake Lions Junior Gold Tournament is played over two days (July 22nd and 23rd) on two different golf courses: The Waterfront in Franklin County and Mariners Landing in Bedford County. All entrants are entitled to one practice round at each golf course the week before the tournament. Eligible golfers: all girls and boys between the ages of 11 and 19 who have established handicaps by July 22nd, 2013. Registration fee is $65 before June 22nd and $70 after June 22nd - it includes all fees for participants and lunch each day. Register online at www.haleylionsjrgolf.com. For more details, contact Ron Jamison at 540.721.2361.
ChumpCar World Series-"VIR 24-Hour Classic"
It will be a hot summer night at VIR when Chump Car returns with your favorite wacky “junkers n’ clunkers” 24-hr endurance race. This series is for gear-heads, for people who love driving and driving fast. It’s not about gimmicks or theatrics. Rather, it’s for grassroots race teams and for Chumps like you that have always wanted to go road racing without all the hassle. It’s about “Joe Average” and almost-race-ready cars August 10th - 11th. Visit www.chumpcar.com for series and entry information. Buy tickets by visiting www.VIRnow.com.
CCS Fall CycleFest of Speed Motorcycle Roadracing
Best teams & riders onto the track. Look for extremely close, side-by-side, knee dragging action as the contenders separate themselves from the pretenders for the coveted season crown, September 21st - 22nd, beginning at 8am. Visit www.CCSracing.us for all the news leading up to this event! Buy tickets by visiting www.VIRnow.com.
Heacock Classic Gold Cup presented by SVRA
Old friendships & cherished memories will return with every turn of the tire as VIR continues the tradition of its annual Gold Cup Historic Races & Car Show - with live music & special entertainment, September 27th - 29th. Go to www.VIRnow.com for coming announcements! Buy tickets at www.VIRnow.com.
American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron
VIRginia International Raceway and our partners in the surrounding communities are thrilled to see the historic assault that will be delivered by the American Le Mans Series by Tequila Patrón, including the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama and Cooper Tires Prototype Lites powered by Mazda. VIR is proud to present our fans and sponsors with the leaders in cutting edge racing technology and the global leaders in Green Racing—racing at speeds never before seen at our historic track, October 2nd - 5th. This is truly an event not to be missed. For more information about the series and this event at VIR, visit www.americanlemans.com. Buy tickets at www.VIRnow.com.
SCCA Charge of the Headlight Brigade (13-Hour Enduro)
Hosted by the NC Region SCCA, this will be one the stops that makes up the coveted Triple Crown of amateur endurance racing. With great food, lodging and good times in store, settle in for a day to remember, October 26th. Full event information can be found at www.NCRscca.com.
ChumpCar World Series (Twin 7-Hour Races)
This series is for gear-heads, for people who love driving and driving fast. It’s not about gimmicks or theatrics. Rather, it’s for grassroots race teams and for Chumps like you that have always wanted to go road racing without all the hassle, December 7th - 8th. It’s about “Joe Average” and almost-race-ready cars. Visit www.chumpcar.com for series and entry information. Buy tickets at www.VIRnow.com.
After School Programs
Danville Parks, Recreation, & Tourism offers many programs for children after school, during intersession and school breaks. Please contact the following locations for information on what is available for your child. Glenwood Community Center: 799.6469, Coates Recreation Center: 799.6564, Stonewall Youth Center: 799.5199.
Mondays are Boogie Mondays! Learn new dances, make new friends, and get some exercise in the process. Class meets every Monday night, 7 till 8:30pm. Cost is $3 for city residents or get a dance card good for six visits for only $15. To register or for more info, call 799.5216.