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Building Hope Breakfast

Danville Pittsylvania County Habitat for Humanity is hosting their annual Building Hope Breakfast Wednesday, October 22nd at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research.  The Building Hope Breakfast is a signature fundraising event that helps Habitat for Humanity "open doors" for low-income families who are dedicated to improving their family's day to day lives through purchasing affordable homes.  A complimentary breakfast will be served at 7:30am and the program will end promptly at 8:30am.  RSVP to info@danvillehabitat.org by October 16th. 

Chili and Jus? Cauz

“Chili and Jus’ Cauz” is Danville Museum’s annual foot stomping fundraiser featuring homemade chili and live bluegrass with Jus’ Cauz on October 24, 2014 from 5pm to 7pm.  $12 advance sale tickets are available now at the museum or from board members.  Tickets are $15 at the door and $6 for children ages 7-12.  6 and under eat free.  A cash bar is available.  Support your museum with this fun fall event for the whole family.

Spooktacular 5K

Roxboro Physical Therapy Presents the 2nd Annual Spooktacular 5K Run Saturday, October 25th in Uptown Roxboro.  Race day registration opens at 2pm. Kids' Dash is at 3:30pm.  Costumes are encourages but not required. 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk will begin at 4pm.  Awards will be given for the 5k and for best costumes.  For details and to register, visit www.roxboropt.com/spooktacular

100th Year Anniversary Celebration Day

Third Avenue Congregational Christian Church (215 Third Avenue, Danville, Va) is hosting their 100th Year Anniversary Celebration Sunday, October 26th at 10:30am.  Former Pastor, Darryl Bodie will be speaking.  Covered dish meal on the grounds and song service to follow.  For more information, contact Helen Turner at 434.836.9721.

Chopped Pork BBQ Sale

Leasburg Ruritan Club will be hosting a chopped pork BBQ sale Saturday, October 26th from 5pm - 7pm.  BBQ will be sold by the plate or by the pound.  Plate includes bbq, cole slaw, baked beans, bread and tea or water.  Leasburg Ruritan Club is located on Hwy 119, Leasburg, NC.

Holiday Bazaar

Get your Christmas shopping done early at the Chatham Middle School Holiday Bazaar Saturday, November 8th from 8am - 2pm.  This event will feature many local vendors with crafts and homemade food items.  All proceeds will help raise money for school supplies for teachers and students.  For more information, call 540.327.3299.

Steelhorse Strangers MC Toy Run

The Steelhorse Strangers MC Inc are a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization hosting a toy run Sunday, November 9th at 12pm at Homestead Steakhouse in Timberlake, North Carolina.  All proceeds from the event will go toward "Santa's Helpers" of Person County.  Cost to participate is $10 donation or a $10 new, unwrapped toy.  The ride will end at Homestead Steak House and will include a meal from that restaurant.  For more information contact Mike Rogers at 336.264.1363.

Breakfast with Santa

Santa and Mrs. Claus are arriving from the North Pole a little early this year just to have breakfast with our children and their families! God’s Storehouse, with the support of Pepsi Beverage Company in Danville and KickBack Jack’s, is hosting a pancake breakfast with Santa from 8 am until 10 am on Saturday, November 15, at KickBack Jack’s. Tickets are $10 per person and must be purchased in advance. Plan a great morning with Santa and Mrs. Claus while you are supporting the work of God’s Storehouse. Tickets are available at God’s Storehouse on Memorial Drive, Karen’s Hallmark in the Danville Mall, Woodforest National Bank located in Walmart, and Betsy’s Place at 3000 Riverside Drive. All proceeds benefit God’s Storehouse and the thousands of families served through this food pantry each year. For more information, call God’s Storehouse 434.793.3663 or email godsstorehouse@comcast.net.

Spring to Green Horitcultural Symposium

Danville Mast Gardener Association is hosting "Spring to Green Horticultural Symposium" Saturday, January 31st from 8:30am - 4pm at The Institute (150 Slayton Avenue, Danville, Va).  Enjoy a day full of seminars about garden soil, landscaping, secrets to successful gardening, heirloom vegetables, perennials and vertical edibles for gardens.  In case of inclement weater, the event will be rescheduled for February 7th, 2015.  Registration to attend this event is required - Early Bird Special rate - $40 postmarked by November 15th; after November 15th, cost is $45.  Registration must be postmarked by January 19th.  Make checks payable to Danville Master Gardeners or "DMG" and mail checks to:
DMG Spring to Green
VA Cooperative Extension
128 Third Ave
Danville, VA 24540
For more information, contact Bettyann Smith at 434.793.7432 or by email at billbettann@comcast.net

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 $12.  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


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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