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Summer Science Camps


Danville Science Center is hosting Summer Science Camps! Kids ages 4 - 7 can explore machines, animals and wind in air during STEM in the Air, Monday - Friday mornings from 9:30am - noon.  Children 8 - 12 can explore science in motion during Camp MOVE-IT, Monday - Friday afternoons 1p - 4p.  For more information, call 434.791.5160 Ext 0.

Art Show


The art show will be hosted on Friday, July 25, from 6pm to 9pm in one of the Davis Storage warehouses (Warehouse #4, at 600 Craghead St). Grace and Main would love to invite you to join them for a night of art, music, food, fellowship and celebration. As friends and partners of Grace and Main Fellowship they would welcome both your attendance and your artwork at their show!  They are particularly interested in art focusing on faith, justice, and issues of poverty or homelessness, but will gladly welcome any artwork you may have to offer.

Chicken Dinner


American Legion Auxiliary Dan River Unit 1097 is hosting dinner Friday, July 25th at 5:30pm.  Dinner will include their fabulous bacon-wrapped chicken in a special sauce.  Plates cost $7 and also include potatoes, green beans, slaw, roll, dessert and tea/coffee! Money from this event go towards the legion's programs, post, veterans and community.  For more details, call 793.7531.

Open Air Market


Gretna Martching Band Boosters is hosting an Open Air Market Saturday, July 12th and Saturday, July 26th from 7am - 1pm in the Gretna High School parking lot.  Requested donation for vendors to sell items is $10 for 2 parking spaces.  All proceeds will benefit the Uniform Fund Drive. Concessions, face painting, glitter tattoos and more will be offered by the band.  For more information or to become a vendor for this event, contact Bev Moudy at 434.319.4495.

Church Yard "Give-Away"


Breath of Life Church (2233 North Main Street, Danville) is hosting a FREE Church "Yard Give-Away" Saturday, July 26th from 10am - 3pm.  Everything is free! First come, first serve!

The Humanity Bowl-A-Thon


The "Humanity Bowl-A-Thon" is a fundraiser designed to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. This organization has helped so many people create a new start. The Bowl-A-Thon will take place July 26th from 2-4pm at Riverside Lanes. Cost is $12 per person for two hours of bowling (shoe rental included).

Titan Transition Camp


Tunstall Middle School will be hosting its annual Titan Transition Camp on Thursday, July 31st from 9am - `12pm. Rising 6th graders, who will attend Tunstall Middle School, can meet fellow sixth graders from other elementary schools, learn how to open a locker and scavenger hunt their way around the school.  Parents or guardians may register online at http://tinyurl.com/titancamp2014 or mail in paper registration forms by June 23, 2014. Contact camp organizer, Kate Wells, via email kate.wells@pcs.k12.va.us with any questions.

Pancake Breakfast


The Sons of the American Legion Dan River Post 1097 will hold an All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast Saturday, August 7th from 7:30am - 10am.  Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee.  Funds will support the Sons of the American Legion Programs, post, veterans and the community.  For more information, contact Rick Humphries at 793.7531.

BBQ Leg Quarter Chicken Dinner


The Sons of the American Legion Dan River Squadron 1097 will hold a bbq leg quarter chicken dinner on Friday, August 8th beginning at 5:30pm.  Dinner includes chicken, slaw, baked beans, hushpuppies, dessert and tea/coffee.  The funds from the event will support programs, post, veterans and the community.  For more information call 793.7531.

Vacation Bible School


Kids are invited to get in their last "hoorah" before the official start of the school year.  Join Three Angels Message Seventh Day Adventist Church for Vacation Bible School August 4th - August 8th from 6pm - 8pm.  For information and a ride to Bible School, call 434.228.1152.

"MILTON" - Performance


Award-winning interdisciplinary theater company PearlDamour announces the world premiere of MILTON, a three-person performance comprised of spoken word and song that examines what it means to be American through the lens of small-town life.
 
The production is a culmination of two years’ worth of site visits made by PearlDamour’s Katie Pearl and Lisa D’Amour to five towns named Milton across the United States. In Wisconsin, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Louisana, and Oregon, PearlDamour interviewed local residents and community groups about where they live and how they define their role in the world.

Performances of MILTON will take place on Friday, August 8, at 7pm; Saturday, August 9, at 2pm and 7pm; and Sunday, August 10, at 2pm and 6pm at the Milton Women’s Club, located at 11928 Academy St., Milton, NC, 27305. A post-show discussion will follow each performance. Admission is free for Milton residents, and a $5-$15 donation is suggested for other patrons. Visit skyovermilton.com for more information.
 

Digestion vs Indigestion Seminar


Dr. Bhushan Pandya, a Board Certified gastroenterologist practicing at Danville Gastroenterology Center will be presenting a free dynamic and interactive program, Digestion vs. Indigestion on Tuesday, August 12, from 11:30am -1pm, at Ballou Recreation Center, lower level, at the corner of West Main and Park Avenue, Danville.   Digestive disorders are one of the most common disorders and s ymptoms can be attributed to a variety of causes, such as acid reflux and many others, including esophageal cancer, which has been on the rise over the last several years.   Find out more! This program is part of the popular free Keeping Well in Mind, Body & Spirit Series for those concerned with cancer prevention and survivorship, and is open to the entire community.  Everyone can benefit from the presentation.   It is brought to the Dan River Region by the Cancer Research and Resource Center of Southern Virginia in partnership with Danville Parks & Recreation.  The Cancer Research and Resource Center is funded by VCU Massey Cancer Center and the Tobacco Commission.   Please being your lunch and a friend!   Drinks and dessert are provided.   Boxed lunches can be ordered in advance for $6.00.   Call the Cancer Center to make a reservation, 434.421.3060.
 

Play for Emma Kaye Softball Tournament


 
You can have fun and help a great cause Saturday, August 23rd and Sunday, August, 24th during the “Play for Emma Kaye” Softball Tournament at Caswell County Parks & Recreation. Emma Thornton is a second grader who has been diagnosed with cancer for the second time in two years. This benefit is a co-ed tournament requiring three girls minimum per team. To sign up or for more information, contact Brandy Durham at 336.514.1680 or David Brown at 434.441.0749. Deadline is Sunday, August 17th. All proceeds from this event will go directly to Emma and her family to help with expenses.
 

Fall Soccer Sign Ups


Danville Soccer Club has opened registration for the Fall 2014 Soccer Season.  You can sign your child up online at www.danvillesoccerclub.com.  If you have any questions, call Stuart Pearson at 434.799.1111.  Registration closes August 23rd, so sign up today!

Dan River Mills Reunion


Employees, families and friends are invited to join in on a Dan River Mills reunion for food and fun Saturday, August 30th at Fun and Fellowship located at Community Market Room from 4pm - 8pm.  For more details, contact Annie Chandler at 434.792.3086 or 434.770.4665.

Cruizn' At The Danville Mall


Time Machines Car Club and Danville Mall are proud hosting a Cruise-In every first Saturday of the month through September at Danville Mall from 6pm – 9pm. Cruise-In is open to ALL vehicles – from stock, special interest, modified, antique to performance and motorcycles).  Admission is a donation of a non-perishable food item and/or toiletries for God’s Storehouse
Each Cruise-In will feature a 50/50 Drawing with proceeds going to God’s Storehouse
Special Awards will be given out each month for participants. For more information, contact Katie at Danville Mall by phone at 434.792.0400.

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.

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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