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Dan River Blairs Civic League Meeting

The Dan River Blairs Civic League meeting will be held on Monday, September 22nd at 7pm in the Bethel Baptist Church building.  Members are urged to attend.

Tailgates 'n Tractors Concert Event

The Olde Dominion Agricultural Foundation is kicking off a concert series entitled Tailgates ‘n Tractors on Friday, September 26th - featuring Matt Boswell and the Hillbilly Blues Band.
The Foundation was formed in 2008 with the mission to promote and support local agriculture while offering a community based facility to educate and entertain.  All funds raised from this event will be directed toward ensuring this first class facility will continue to be offered at no charge to youth agricultural groups such as 4H and FFA from our region. 

The concert will take place in the ODAC arena.  Bring a lawn chair for floor seating in front of the band or take general admission seating in the bleachers.  Concessions by Jeff Belton and Pittsylvania County 4H will be for sale throughout the event.  Cash bar is also available for those 21 and up. Doors will open at 6pm with the concert starting at 7pm and ending at 11pm.  Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Pinto Bean Dinner

The American Legion Dan River Post 1097 (located at 17 Fairfield Ave) is hosting a pinto bean dinner Friday, September 16th at 5:30pm.  Cost is $5 per plate, eat in or take out. The dinner includes pinto beans, cornbread, fried potatoes, slaw, dessert, and tea/coffee. The funds from this event support the American Legion Programs, Post, Veterans and the community. For more information, contact the post at 434.793.7531.

Fairview Fall Fest

Fairview United Methodist Church is hosting Fall Fest Saturday, September 27th from 10am - 2pm.  It'll feature a kid's play zone, homemade foods and treats, live music and a country store.  Join in on the fellowship and fun to help benefit the Fairview UMC children's plauground project!  For more information, contact Jennifer Thomas at 434.251.6848.

A Fall Affair

The Free Clinic of Danville is excited to announce a major fundraising event: the first Fall Gala since 2008, A Fall Affair.  The proceeds will allow their volunteers and staff the ability to continue to provide medical services to the uninsured citizens and improve the quality of life in our community.  The event will be held Saturday, September 27th at the Stratford Conference Center.  There will be music, dancing and door prizes! Tickets are $45 a person in advance and $50 a person at the door.  Tickets include heavy Hors d'Oeuvres and two drinks.  Entertainment provided by Spare Change!  For tickets, email danvillefreeclinic@comcast.net, online at www.eventbrite.com or call the clini at 434.799.1223.

Gretna Annual Talent Show Auditions

Gretna Little Theatre will hold the third Annual Talent Show Saturday, September 27th, 7:30pm in the Gretna Center for the Arts.  Audition for the show is scheduled for Saturday, September 20th, at 2pm in the center at 101 Main Street.  All talent is encourage to attend the audition for the show the following week.  There are no rehearsals.  Singers, dancers, musicians, bands, actors and comic are invited to compete for cash prizes.  Audition with personal accompanist, piano on site, or with CDs, preferably music only.  Be prepared to leave CD with the director (to be returned later).  The Talent Show will be presented in the Gretna Center for the Arts as a benefit for the Roof Repair fund.  Seating is limited and reservations are recommended.  For more information, contact Hal Shoemaker at 434.219.9914.

76th Annual Garden Club of Virginia Rose Show

The 76th Annual Garden Club of Virginia Rose Show hosted by Gabriella Garden Club (Sanctioned by the American Rose Society) will be held October 1st and 2nd at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research.  Whether you're a long-time rose enthusiast or you have only a novice's knowledge of flowers, you're invited to attend this beautiful showcase! Exhibitors hours: Tuesday, September 30th 12pm - 6pm and Wednesday, October 1st, 7:30am - 9:30am.  Open to Public: Wednesday, October 1st, 2pm - 6pm and Thursday, October 2nd, 9am - 1pm.  For more information, www.gcvirginia.org - click on Flower Show, Rose or email roseshowgcva.gabriella@gmail.com.

Pancake Breakfast

The American Legion Dan River Post 1097 (located at 17 Fairfield Ave) is hosting a pancake breakfast Saturday, October 4th from 7:30am - 10am.  Cost is $5 per plate, eat in or take out. The breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, orange juice, &coffee. The funds from this event support the Sons of the American Legion Programs, Post, Veterans and the community. For more information, call the post at 434.793.7531.

Callands Festival, Autumn Potpourri

Pittsylvania Historical Society's fall festival, Autumn Potpourri will take place Saturday, October 4th from 10am - 4pm at the Old Clerk's Office and Courthouse in Callands, VA.  Sip freshly pressed apple cinder, enjoy a bowl of Chatham Rotary Club's tasty Brunswick stew and top it all off with a fresh fried apple pie or oatmeal cookie.  For more information, contact James Doss at 434.822.3701.

Deuces Wild Poker Run

Halifax Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their first Deuce Wild Poker Run Saturday, October 4th.  Registration will be from 8am - 9am.  Registration fee is $25 and includes lunch prepared by Smoke N Barrels BBQ.  The event will be a non-led ride.  Cash prizes and door prizes will be awarded.  Rain date scheduled is October 18th.  For more information, contact Tina Wagstaff as 434.572.7707.

Stew and Bake Sale

Riverbend Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a Stew & Bake Sale Saturday, October 18th.  Stew will be ready at 12pm and must be picked up by 3pm. Cost is $5 per quart.  To reserve your quart(s), call 434.792.2312, leave your name, phone number and number of quarts needed.  Riverbend Volunteer Fire Deptartment is located at 1535 Ferry Rd (off W.Main St), Danville.


Chicken Dinner

The American Legion Dan River Post 1097 (located at 17 Fairfield Ave) is hosting a chicken dinner Friday, October 10th at 5:30pm.  Cost per plate is $7, eat in or take out. The dinner includes baked chicken breast wrapped in bacon with Our Special Sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw, roll, dessert, and tea/coffee.  For more information, call American Legion Post 1097 at 434.793.7531.

Fun Day

Asbury United Methodist Church is hosting their Annual Fun Day Saturday, October 18th.  The day will feature kids games, stew, hot dogs, yard sale, craft fair, baked goods and a country story! Plus music by Alfred (Buck) Finney and raffle items.  Directions to the event: From Halifax - take Route 360 West.  Turn right to Route 57 (Chatham Road).  Turn left at Powell's Store onto Asbury Church Road (Route 676).  Church is on the right about two miles from the store.

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. 

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

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.

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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