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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.

Keeping Well Program Series

Keep Well Program Series presents: Dr. Robinson, dermatologist of Complexions Dermatology in Danville for his presentation, "It's Just a Mole! A Brief Discussion Regarding Suspicious Skin Lesions."  This discussion will take place Tuesday, April 22nd from 11:30am - 1pm at Ballou Recreation Center (lower level).  Bring your lunch or order a boxed lunch for $6.  Desserts and drinks are provided.  All programs/lectures in this series are free; however, registration to attend is required.  Call the Cancer Resource Center at 434.766.6650 or email cllitzenberg@vcu.edu.

3rd Annual Dan River Autism Awareness 5k

Help increase awareness of autism by running or walking in the Dan River Autism Awareness 5k on Saturday, April 26th on the Riverwalk Trail in Danville, VA. Fundraising efforts support the Autism Education Fund.  For more details, contact Emily Holder at emily@danriverautism5k.org.

Infinity Acres Open House

You're invited to the Infinity Acres open house Saturday, April 26th from 11am - 4pm.  Located at 136 Joppa Road, Ridgeway, Va, this new day services program ENABLEs individuals with disabilities.  (Enable = Enriching Nurturing Animal Based Learning Experiences)  Come learn about their program and enroll interested participants.  For more information, contact Rick and Laura Steere at infinityacresva@gmail.com or by phone at 276.358.2378.  Check out Infinity Acres on the web at www.infinityacres.org.

Rock the Lot

L.O.T. 2540, a non-profit salvage and recycling ministry located in the KMart shopping center in Madison, NC invites the community to attend "Rock the LOT" - a community fundraiser held Saturday. April 26th.  The day and evening events and food are provided free of charge. Love offerings will be graciously accepted througout the events and used to fund ministry programs that serve the needy of western Rockingham County.  A live auction featuring antiques and collectibles will start at 12pm.  A silent auction featuring themed gift baskets will begin at 4pm.  Musical entertainment featuring Against the Nights, Outward and others will begin at 4pm.  Contact Mary Roberts, LOT 2540 Executive Director at 336.447.3873 or LOT 2540 Staff Pastor, Darrell Thornton t 336.944.2794 for more information.

Black Pot Chicken Dinner

Gretna Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a Black Pot Chicken Dinner Saturday, April 26th. For $8 a plate you’ll enjoy: fried chicken, string beans, mac n cheese, bread, dessert and drink. For more details, contact Ben Meeks at 434.250.01770.

Mission Sunday

You’re invited to join Third Avenue Congregational Christian Church for their “Mission Sunday” celebrations, Sunday, April 27th at 11am and 5pm. Guests include: Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Home; Good News Jail and Prison Minster, David Abernathy and Danville Sheriff, Mike Mondul.  Learn more about the impact of these ministries in our community by attending these services.  Call 434.548.8351 for more information.

Annual Dinner

The Salvation Army Annual dinner honoring bell ringers and volunteer works will be Monday, April 28th at their location (123 Henry Street).  Tickets are $10 each.  Dinner features special guest Lt. Colonel John Roy Jones.  Dinner will be served at 6:30pm.  For more information call 434.792.3963.

Sheriff's Night Out

Sheriff’s Night Out will be Tuesday, April 29, 5pm - 8pm in the county parking lot in Chatham. They'll have live music, free hot dogs, classic cars, police & rescue vehicles and tables for various agencies that offer services to the citizens of the county to give information about their services. Plus, there will be plenty of fun for the kids - a play area featuring toys and treats, popcorn, cotton candy and pizza. In addition, this year they'll be offering a professional shredding service to reduce the risk of identity theft. You can take any documents with your personal information on them to be shredded.

Historic Garden Week

Historic Garden Week - Sponsored by the Gabriella Garden Club & the Danville Garden Club will be held Thursday, May 1 from 10am - 6pm. Tour Headquarters, Restrooms, Refreshments and Special Activities will be at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, 975 Main Street. which is open from 9:30am - 6pm especially for Historic Garden Week. Tickets are $20 per person; single-site admission, $10. Ticket price includes admission to 4 private homes and gardens and an additional 5 Places of Interest. Proceeds benefit the restoration of historic gardens in Virginia.  For more information, contact Chairmen, Tommi Nevin 434.927.5268 or tkt1030@fairpoint.net and Kate Stokely Powell 434.429.9004 or katestokely@hotmail.com.

Soil Stewardship Week

“Soil is an amazing substance. A complex mix of minerals, air, and water, soil also teems with countless micro-organisms, and the decaying remains of once-living things. Soil is made of life and soil makes life. To the farmer, soil is where crops grow. To the engineer, soil is a foundation upon which to build. To the ecologist, soil supports communities of living things. To the archaeologist, soil holds clues to past cultures. To the city dweller, soil nurtures grass and gardens. To the soil scientist, soil is all of these things. Soil has been called "the skin of the earth" because it is the thin outermost layer of the Earth's crust. Like our own skin, we can't live without soil.”
Help celebrate Soil Stewardship Week April 27 - May 4, 2014.  Brought to you by the Pittsylvania Soil and Water Conservation District, Chatham VA. Contact us for a wealth of useful information at 434.432.8146.

Halifax County Heritage & Antique Machinery Festival

Enjoy a three-day festival highlighting rural and agricultural heritage of Halifax County Friday, May 2nd - Sunday, May 4th (5/2/14 12noon-9:00 pm; 5/3/14 9:00am-9:00pm; 5/4 1:00pm-5:00pm). For more informationm, check out www.halifaxcountyheritagefestival.org or contact Cathy Cole at ccole@embarqmail.com.

Danville Shag Club Golf Tournament

You can support local charities like Big Brothers/Big Sisters, God’s Storehouse and God’s Pit Crew by playing a round of golf!  Danville Shag Club presents their 5th Annual Golf Tournament Friday, May 9th at Goodyear Golf Course.  This is a four-person captain’s choice event.  Registration cost for a team is $260 and $65 for individuals.  First place winners receive $400! Also will feature a 50/50 drawing and special raffles. Lunch served at 11:30am. For more information, contact Brenda McMillian at 434.250.8161 or email her at brenanmac@chatmosscable.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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