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Pancake Breakfast


The American Legion Dan River Post 1097 (located at 17 Fairfield Ave) is hosting a pancake breakfast Saturday, September 6th 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.

Pickin' By the Lake


Piedmont Community College Alumni Partnership presents: Pickin' By The Lake at Mayo Lake Park in Roxboro, NC.  This event will take place Saturday, September 6th.  It's an all day music festival featuring some popular, local Bluegrass favorites: The Bluegrass Brothers, The Malpass Brothers, Tyler Jackson and Drive Tyme and Third Wheel.  Tickets are available at Piedmont Community College and Ronnie's Appliance.  See four bands for just $10 per advance ticket or $12 at the gate.  Kids 12 and under get in free!

For sponsorship information, contact Patti Clayton at 336.322.2105 or by email at alumni@piedmontcc.edu.  Camping in the rough is available - call Mayo Lake Park at 336.597.7806.

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.

Crucial Conversations: They Start with Nurses; Battle Against HPV-Related Cancer


Nurses are invited to join a FREE workshop about HPV-related cancers and what nurses can do to help battle against it.  This workshop will feature Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP and will be held Saturday, September 13th from 8am - 2:45pm at Danville Community College: Oliver Hall.  There will be a continental breakfast and lunch provided.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required by Tuesday, September 9th.  Call DRMC's registration office at 434.799.3705, select option 1.

What's New in Nutrition & How to Put the Fun in Fitness Seminar


Learn about health and wellness - Get Fit style! Ciji Moore and Stephanie Ferrugia, will present easy-to-follow nutrition tips and light exercises in the free program, What's New in Nutrition & How to put the Fun in Fitness. Join us for this energizing and informative free program appropriate for any age and any fitness level . Tuesday, September 9th, 11:30am - 1p,, at Ballou Recreation Center in Danville.   T he program is part of the popular free Keeping Well in Mind, Body & Spirit Series for those concerned with cancer prevention and survivorship, 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/Danville in partnership with Danville Parks & Recreation.  Bring your lunch and a friend!   Drinks and dessert are provided.   Boxed lunches can be ordered in advance for $6.   Call the Center to make a reservation, 434.421.3060.
 

Chicken Dinner


The American Legion Dan River Post 1097 (located at 17 Fairfield Ave) is hosting a chicken dinner Saturday, September 12th 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.

Yard Sale and Bake Sale


There will be an indoor, multi family, yard sale and bake sale featuring clothes, furniture, Christmas decorations, avon and much more, Saturday, September 13th from 7am - 1pm at State Line Baptist Church (651 Holland Road - corner of Holland and Elizabeth).  For more details, contact Shirley at 434.548.6652.

Benefit Vendor Expo


God's Store House is sponsoring a vendor event, open to the public.  Vendors will pay a $25 registration fee plus 2 nonperishable items.  People who want to shop at the event will either pay a $5 fee or at least 2 items for God’s Storehouse.  The event will be held on September 13th 9-3pm at the Blairs Middle School beside Southside Elementary School. Vendors will need to bring their own tables.

Archery Tournament Fundraiser


Renan Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a Archery Tournament Fundraiser Saturday, September 13th from 8am - 2pm.  The tournament will be held at the Staunton River Archery Club (15725 Rockford School Road, Hurt, VA 24563).  Entry fee is $15.  Classes include: youth, women, cross bow, hunter and competition.  There will also be concessions and 50/50 raffle.  All proceeds benefit the fire department.  For more information, call 434.335.4906.

Tour for Emma


Cyclists can join in a day of fun to support Emma Thorton and her family as she battles her second round of cancer.  "Tour for Emma" will take place Saturday, September 13th. Registration begins at 7:30am and the event will begin at 9am.  Fee is $20.  This event is for beginners as well as experienced rides - ride at your own pass.  It will take place at Wilco, Inc. (680 River Park Drive, Danville).

ConKerr Cancer: A Case for Smiles


You can help raise awareness for childhood cancer AND help put a smile on the face of those children going through treatments.  You're invited to join ConKerr Cancer: A Case for Smile - Pillowcase Event, Monday, September 15th , 1pm - 8pm at Zinc Total Salon.  You can help sew pillowcases for children with cancer; bring a sewing machine, pins, thread and/or scissors (there will be three machines on site to share throughout the day). Fabric will be provided.  You're welcome to stay the entire day or help for just a few moments. RSVP by September 10th if you want to be involved. The goal is to sew ONE MILE of pillowcase - 2,112 pillowcases total. 

Dinner will be provided and served at 5:30pm.

If you are not able to attend but would like to donate, you can do so online at www.conkerrcancer.org ( please specify the Winston Salem Chapter).

Eden Riverfest


Enjoy the 11th Annual Eden RiverFest Friday, September 19th 5pm - 10pm and September 20th 10am - 10pm. All the fun will take place on Washington Street!  There will be two stages of music, kid's activities, special exhibits, Civil War hospital display, artisans and food vendors, MillerCoors tasting area and beer garden. Friday night headliner is Motown sounds of Envision and Saturday headliner is Zack Brown tribute band 20 Ride. For more information visit www.exploredennc.com.  For more information, call Cindy Adams at 336.552.6132.

Car Show


Anderson Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their 8th Annual Car Show Saturday, September 20th from 8am - 3pm at the Casweel County Brightleaf Hoedown.  The car show will benefit the Anderson Fire Department by purchasing supplies and equipment needed by the department to assist southern Caswell County.  For more information, contact Pam Ward at pward@tpp-tmp.com.

Turbeville VFD Fall Bash


Turbeville Volunteer Fire Department Fall Bash will be Saturday, September 20th from 8pm - Midnight at the World of Sports.  This event will feature Matt Boswell and the Hillbilly Blues Band.  Proceeds from this event will be used to assist the department with extensive costs for Fire & EMS equipment, truck payments and maintenance of the building.

They are currently looking for sponsors for this event to help cover the cost of up-front expenses such as the location site, entertainment, and advertising.  Participating sponsors will be featured in advertisements and announced repeatedly at the event.  They are also offering a platinum sponsorship status to those who donate $500.00 or more.  In addition to the advertisements and announcements throughout the event, becoming a platinum sponsor will entitle you to display your signage with your business name along with two tickets and a reserved table for eight.

Please make your check out to Turbeville Volunteer Fire Department (memo: Fall Bash) and return it to in the enclosed envelope by August 15, 2014.  The Turbeville Volunteer Fire Department is a 501C3 tax exempt organization under the rules of the IRS so your donation is deductible. Should you have any questions, please contact Tom Conner at 434.579.4874.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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