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THURSDAY

Feb. 13

NESTLE USA RETIREES LUNCHEON: Nestle USA Retirees Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Western Sizzlin. All retirees welcome.

WAYSIDE GARDEN CLUB TO MEET: The Wayside Garden Club will meet at Ballou Park Nature Center at 10:30 a.m. Hostesses will be Mitzi Cassidy and Ann Byer. Cassidy will lead a creative design workshop.

SATURDAY

Feb. 15

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEER'S TO MEET: The Pittsylvania National Society of Black Engineer's will meet at the Shockoe Missionary Baptist Church, 857 Java Road, Java, at 11 a.m. Applications for the Dorothy Fitzgerald Womack Scholarship are available for students in Danville and Pittsylvania County. For information, contact Kathy B. Ramsey at atbirk@gmail.com

WELLNESS MINISTRY TO MEET: The Wellness Ministry will meet at Shockoe Missionary Baptist Church at noon.

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 Rd., 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 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 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

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

FREE MOVIE AND POPCORN: Ascension Lutheran Church, 314 W. Main St., will host the 1977 comedy "Oh God!" at 7 p.m. featuring George Burns in the title role of God, with John Denver playing the skeptical human who hears God's voice. Popcorn and movie are free. 

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. Register by Feb. 14 as spaces will be limited. Call Danville Parks and Recreation at (434) 799-5150. 

SATURDAY

Feb. 22

APPRECIATION QUILT GROUP TO MEET: The Appreciation Quilt Group will meet from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church fellowship hall, 815 N. Main St., South Boston. The group creates lap quilts and throws for veterans in area nursing homes and the VA hospital in Salem, as well as for as for wounded military overseas. All quilters and sewers of any experience are welcome. Call Ellie for more information, at (434) 572-1992.

THE DRAMA MINISTRY TO MEET: The Drama Ministry of Shockoe Missionary Baptist Church meets at 11 a.m. Contact Jo Ann Dodson for additional information at (434) 432-0007.

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.

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, maintenance division director, Danville Parks and Recreation, will present a program on ornamental grasses. Open to public.

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. This event will provide Danvillians one more opportunity to hear his skills on the keyboard. 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 "What is 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 a must. Go to Barbara at (434) 791-3180 or bleventon@enlivant.com

WEDNESDAY

March 4

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

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.

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 will hold a Bridge to Bridge 20, 40 & 60 bike routes beginning at 8 a.m. at cost of $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. at cost of $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.

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