Because this section is free of charge, community events are subject to run based on available space. Religion items are published on the Saturday church page and entertainment items are published on Thursday’s Scene page. Email events to news@registerbee.com.  

SATURDAY

Feb. 15

SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS TO MEET: The Pittsylvania County National Society of Black Engineers will meet at 11 a.m at the Shockoe Missionary Baptist Church, 857 Java Road, Java. For information, contact Kathy B. Ramsey at atbirk@gmail.com

STEW SALE: Laurel Grove Volunteer Fire & Rescue will hold a stew sale for $6 per quart ready for pick up between 9 a.m. and noon at 2081 Laurel Grove Road, Sutherlin.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Sons of American Legion Post 325, 135 American Legion Blvd., will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m., all-you-can-eat for $5. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, coffee and juices.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION MEETING: The Pittsylvania County Retired Teachers Association will meet at the Pittsylvania Career and Technical Center (Vo-Tech) at 11 a.m. The cost of the meal is $10. Reservations must be made by Saturday by calling (434) 251-2006 or email iris.dance@pcs.k12.va.us. The group will collect non-perishable food items for the Northern Pittsylvania County Food Bank. If county schools are closed for weather conditions, the alternate date is Feb. 27.

CARS & COFFEE: Old Dominion Classic Sports Car Club will host Cars & Coffee from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Crema & Vine, 1009 Main St., For more information, call (434) 548-9862.

WEDNESDAY

Feb. 19

BLOOD DRIVE: Sovah Blood Donor Center will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at American National Bank, 445 Mount Cross Road. Each donor will receive a T-shirt, hat or umbrella. All blood types are needed.

SOVAH HEALTH DANVILLE RETIREES' CLUB BUSINESS MEETING: The Sovah Health-Danville Retirees' Club business meeting will be at 2 p.m. at College Park Baptist Church fellowship hall with guest speaker Karen Harris from God's Storehouse. Attendees are asked to bring one cleaning supply and one toothpaste to donate to God's Storehouse.

WEDNESDAY CLUB TO MEET: Hunter Darden will speak at The Wednesday Club, 1002 Main St. She is a native of Elkin, North Carolina, has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Meredith College and has been the recipient of awards including: 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading by The Author's Show, Excellence In Creative Writing Award by The General Federations of Women's Clubs and the Meredith College Career Achievement Alumnae Award. Her books have been featured in magazines including Better Homes and Garden, Our State, Today's Woman, Writer's Digest and Carolina Country. She also was a columnist for the Charlotte Observer. Refreshments at 3:15 p.m.; program at 3:45 p.m. Free and open to the public.

THURSDAY

Feb. 20

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION TO MEET: The Pittsylvania County Retired Teachers Association will meet at the Pittsylvania Career and Technical Center (Vo-Tech) at 11 a.m. The cost of the meal is $10. Reservations must be made by Feb. 15 by calling (434) 251-2006 or email iris.dance@pcs.k12.va.us. The group will collect non-perishable food items for the Northern Pittsylvania County Food Bank. If county schools are closed for weather conditions, the alternate date if Feb. 27.

FRIDAY

Feb. 21

CAMPFIRE FRIDAY: Warm up the winter evening around the fire drinking hot chocolate, roasting s'mores and telling stories at Anglers Park from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be provided but participants are asked to bring their own seating. Call Danville Parks and Recreation at (434) 799-5150. 

SATURDAY

Feb. 22

WINTER WEEKEND ZIP: Winter Weekend Zip at Dan Daniel Park. Register by Feb. 14 to receive discounted winter rate. Call Danville Parks and Recreation at (434) 799-5150. Held at Skate Park at Dan Daniel Park from noon to 3:30 p.m. Cost of $5.

WEDNESDAY

Feb. 26

WEDNESDAY CLUB PROGRAM: The Wednesday Club program will feature a piano recital by Telly Tucker. This program has been named, “Tickling Ivory in All Genres, Second Time Around,” because Tucker had performed a similar recital previously for club. Formerly the director of economic development for the city of Danville, Tucker is now serving Arlington County in a similar position. The event will commence with coffee at 3:15 p.m. at the clubhouse located at 1002 Main St., and the recital will begin promptly at 3:45 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

WHAT IS HOME HEALTH: Bright Leaf Place Senior Living, 432 Hermitage Drive, will present a program on home health by Emma Elliott, Stephanie Davis, Betty Chockley and Theresa Soloman from Commonwealth At Home from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. RSVPs are required by calling (434) 791-3180 or emailing bleventon@enlivant.com

MONDAY

March 2

DANVILLE MASTER GARDENER TO MEET: The Danville Master Gardener Association will meet at 7 p.m. at West Main Baptist Church, 450 West Main St. Randee Brown, Danville Parks and Recreation maintenance division director, will present a program on ornamental grasses. Open to public.

WEDNESDAY

March 4

WEDNESDAY CLUB: James Anderson, Josh Lucia, and Matt Doss from Danville’s Smokestack Theatre Company will present excerpts from their upcoming production of “Art,” the award-winning comedy by Yasmina Reza, at The Wednesday Club. The program, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 3:45 p.m. at The Wednesday Club, 1002 Main St. in Danville.

THURSDAY

March 5

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY BRANCH NAACP TO MEET: The Pittsylvania County Branch of NAACP meets at 6 p.m. in the Bethel Way Church of Christ, 11560 Mount Cross Road. For information, contact President Anita Royston at (916) 475-7162.

TUESDAY

March 17

CATTLE MARKETING MEETING: Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Olde Dominion Cattle Cooperative will hold a meeting for beef cattle producers at 6 p.m. at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex. If interested in attending, as dinner is provided, RSVP at (434) 432-7770. 

WEDNESDAY

March 18

WEDNESDAY CLUB PROGRAM: Melinda Bell Dickey will present "Inspired Design and Connectivity" at the Wednesday Club, 1002 Main St., at 3:45 p.m. with refreshments at 3:15 p.m. Free to public.

SATURDAY

April 4

BRIDGE TO BRIDGE: Danville/Pittsylvania County Cancer Association will host a Bridge to Bridge Danville. Bike routes begin at 8 a.m. for $30 until March 1/$35 March 2 until day of race; Fun Run for kids (10 and under) at 8:45 a.m. for $15; 5K walk and run and 10K run at 9:30 a.m. for $30 until March 1/$35 March 2 until race day. Registration forms available at Karen's Hallmark Shop. The Trick Tri & Running Store, The YMCA and DPCA. For more information or to register and/or volunteer visit bridge2bridgedanville.com For questions, call Nora McFaddin at (434) 791-3227 or Karen Johnston at (434) 791-3737. All events will begin and end at the Community Market, 629 Craghead St. All proceeds will be used for the Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer Association.

WEDNESDAY

April 15

PITTSYLVANIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO MEET: The Pittsylvania Historical Society's will meet at 7 p.m. at the restored train station, 340 Whitehead St., in Chatham. Fred Motley, noted story teller will present the program.

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