Upcoming events in the Danville area

Upcoming events in the Danville area
Upcoming events in the Danville area


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. Email events to [email protected]    

SPECIAL NOTES

REGISTRATION FOR DANVILLE RIVERVIEW ROTARY CHRISTMAS PARADE: Registration for the Dec. 4 Danville Riverview Rotary Christmas Parade is now open. Register at https://form.jotform.com/222055283746154 by Nov. 10 to avoid late fee.

KIWANIS CLUB NOMINATIONS: The Danville Kiwanis Club is accepting nominations for Kiwanis Outstanding Citizenship Award which will be presented Dec. 3. Deadline for nominations is Nov. 1. Nominations can be mailed to Kiwanis Club of Danville, P.O. Box 1701, Danville, VA 24543.

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TODAY, OCT. 22

EAGLES SATURDAY BREAKFAST: The Eagles, 5731 South Boston Highway, Sutherlin, will hold a breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. for $8 per person. The Sovah Blood Mobile will be there for anyone who would like to donate blood. Anyone who donates receives a free T-shirt and free ticket for breakfast. For more information, call 434-251-0994.

FAMILY STORYTIME: Listen to stories, sing and dance and complete a craft in this story time series at the Ruby B. Archie Library Maker Space from 11 a.m. to noon for all ages. Registration required by calling 434-799-5195. No fee.

FALL RIVER CLEAN-UP: Day of service to clean up the Dan River as will be partnering with the Danville Science Center to complete the clean-up excursion. Free program, supplies are first come, first served. From 9 a.m. to noon meet at the Pepsi Building. Registration is required by calling 434-799-5150, Danville Parks and Recreation.

ARCHERY 101 WORKSHOP: Archery 101 Workshop held at Coates Recreation Center from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for ages 5 to 17 at cost of $12. Registration is required by calling 434-799-5150.

MONDAY, OCT. 24

DANVILLE RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION TO MEET: Danville Retired Teachers Association will meet at 10:30 a.m. at Melville Avenue Baptist Church, 745 Melville Ave. Guest speaker will be Jennifer Coulson, physical therapist from Commonwealth Health Care at Home. Refreshments will be served and business meeting will follow.

UNREQUIRED READING-CLASSICS BOOK CLUB: Join the discussion for a fresh perspective on the classics read in high school at the Ruby B. Archie Library auditorium from 6 to 7 p.m. for ages 18 and up. “The Island of Doctor Moreau” by H.G. Wells will be discussed. Registration is required by calling 434-799-5195. No fee.

TUESDAY, OCT. 25

TREE HOUSE TUESDAY: Learn about ninjas and twisters, perform experiments and make crafts in this literary Steam program at the Ruby B. Archie Library Maker Space from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for ages 5 to 12. Registration required by calling 434-799-5195. No fee.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26

C3 RESOURCE FAIR: The Office for Exceptional Children at Danville Public School invite families to its annual C3 (College, Career, & Community) Resource Fair at Bonner Middle School from 4 to 7 p.m. to visit and gather information from vendors to help their children plan their post-secondary goals for their future. 

THURSDAY, OCT. 27

SPOOKTACULAR NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY: Dress up as a favorite book character for a night of spooky fun and games at the Ruby B. Archie Library on the second floor. The event is for all ages from 5 to 6 p.m. Registration required by calling 434-799-5195. No fee.

FRIDAY, OCT. 28

STEW SALE: Central Boulevard Church of God will hold a stew sale for $7 per quart with pick up from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church. For questions, call 434-799-1459 or 434-334-1817.

SATURDAY, OCT. 29

BLOOD DRIVE: The Sovah Blood Donor Center will hold a blood drive at Thunder Road Harley Davidson, 4870 Riverside Drive, from noon to 4 p.m. Each donor will receive a T-shirt.

RINGGOLD VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT STEW SALE: Ringgold Volunteer Fire Department, 3880 Tom Fork Road, Ringgold, will hold a stew sale from 9 a.m. to noon at the fire department at $8.50 per quart. Pre-order by calling 434-822-6989. 

FALL FESTIVAL/TRUNK OR TREAT: Hillcrest Baptist Church, 4401 Westover Drive, will hold fall festival from noon to 6 p.m. and truck or treat from 6 to 8 p.m.

FREE HOT DOG LUNCH: Lunch will be handed out from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 409 Arnett Blvd.

MONDAY, OCT. 31

MARKET MONSTER MASH: Danville Community Market will hold its yearly free event which includes truck-or-treating, face painting, caricatures, inflatables and more from 5 to 8 p.m. Registration is available online at playdanvilleva.com or by calling 434-857-3384. 

FUNDRAISING TRUNK OR TREAT: Trunk or Treat at Legacy Christian Academy, 120 Shavers-Johnson St., (behind Taylor School). Brunswick stew for $8 per quart, pre-order quarts (text 434-688-6351 by Oct. 23), costume contest, bake sale and cake walk. Fundraiser event for school scholarships. Cost is $15 wristband for five years and up; $20 wristband at the door; $5 for wristband for children three and under, to take place in all events.

TUESDAY, NOV. 1

NAACP TO HOLD ELECTIONS: The NAACP will hold its election of officers and at-large members from 1 to 7 p.m. conducted via Election Buddies. Members will receive a ballot via email or text message with instructions. Sample ballots were provided earlier. For concerns or questions, contact the branch secretary Laura Lewis at [email protected] or Anita Royston, branch president at [email protected]

JOB RESOURCE FAIR: Danville Community College, in partnership with the Danville/Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, the city of Danville, Pittsylvania County Community Action, PATHS, BrightView and Goodwill Industries Inc. will host a community-wide Job Resource Fair at the Community Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, or to reserve a space as a business seeking employees, contact Barry Mayo at [email protected] or call 434-797-8429.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2

HOMESCHOOL DANCE: Program designed for those homeschool in community to learn a mix of ballet and traditional dances through six weeks of lessons by instructor Tara Morris held at the City Auditorium from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. through Dec. 2 at cost of $8 per child for ages five to nine. Registration required by calling, 434-799-5150.

WEDNESDAY CLUB TO MEET: The Wednesday Club on West Main Street will have Shakeva Frazier speaking at 3:45 p.m. with coffee served at 3:30 p.m. She will be talking about the odds against her success in life. Open to the public.

SATURDAY, NOV. 5

BRUNSWICK STEW SALE: American Legion Post 325, 135 American Legion Blvd., will hold a Brunswick stew sale for $7 per quart ready for pick up at noon. Call 434-836-5132, leave name and how many quarts needed.

SUNDAY, NOV. 6

DANVILLE AREA CHORAL ARTS SOCIETY CONCERT: A salute to veterans will be held at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church at 4 p.m. with the Danville Area Choral Arts Society presenting “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” “American Anthem, I Dream A World” and “The Testament of Freedom” as part of the recognition of all veterans in attendance. Admission is free.

TUESDAY, NOV. 8

NOVEMBER FUN DAY: School’s out for the day, register your child to experience games, science experiments, art and make new friends at the City Auditorium from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for grades K-six years of age. Cost is $20 per child. Registration is required by calling 434-799-5150.

THURSDAY, NOV. 10

OWL PROWL: Enjoy a walk in the fall night as we search for friendly owls in Anglers Park from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for ages 5 and up. Registration is required by calling, 434-799-5150. No fee.

REGISTRATION FOR DANVILLE RIVERVIEW ROTARY CHRISTMAS PARADE: Registration for the Dec. 4 Danville Riverview Rotary Christmas Parade (supported by its Partner Sponsor URW Community Federal Credit Union) is now open. Register at https://form.jotform.com/222055283746154 by Nov. 10 to avoid late fee.

SUNDAY, NOV. 13

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME CEREMONY & BANQUET: The Pittsylvania County Sports Hall of Fame ceremony and banquet will be held at 5 p.m. at Tuscarora Country Club. For more information, call 434-724-4343 or 434-724-5046.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16

VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (VITA): Anyone interested becoming an IRS-certified volunteer tax preparer for Pittsylvania County Community Action’s VITA program, the team that prepares and files tax returns for free, may call Betsy Bacon at 434-549-8231. An information session will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at 211 Nor Dan Drive, Suite 1055.  

FRIDAY, NOV. 18

CAMPFIRE UNDER THE STARS: Campfire under the stars for ages 5 and up; parents are required to stay with children at Ballou Shelter 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. Registration required by Nov. 16 by calling, 434-799-5150. No fee.

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT TALENT SHOW: The Danville Police Department will host its second annual Youth Engagement Talent Show at the new police department headquarters, 1 Community Way, in the multipurpose room, at 5:30 p.m. Students ages pre-school to 12th grade will be eligible to compete. A pre-audition to ensure participants meet the requirements require a 10-15 second sample of their act or talent in front of a Danville police officer. It can be an officer on the street, at a school or by coming to the police headquarters. After the audition a form must be completed by the officer or participant to sign up for the final audition. The deadline is Oct. 31. After the pre-audition, youth will audition in front of judges. Date and time of final audition will be released at later date. The top candidates will perform during the show on Nov. 18. For more information, contact Cpl. Sylvia Brooks, youth engagement unit, at 434-979-8898, ext. 4.

SATURDAY, NOV. 19

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE FALL ZIPLINE: Last zipline of the season at Dan Daniel Park from 10 a.m. to noon for ages 8 and up; anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required by Nov. 16 by calling, 434-799-5150.

MONDAY, NOV. 21

CALLS FROM THE NORTH POLE: Register your child to receive a call from the North Pole on Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for ages 3 to 10. Registration deadline is Friday, Dec. 9. To register, call 434-799-5150.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2

LUMINARIA TRAIL WALK: Stroll along the Riverwalk Trail, listen to holiday music from local carolers and musicians from 6 to 8 p.m., beginning at the Danville Community Market and ending at Main Street Plaza trail head. Call 434-857-3384 to be a musician for this event or for more information. No fee.

SUNDAY, DEC. 4

RIVERVIEW ROTARY CHRISTMAS PARADE: Riverview Rotary will hold their Christmas Parade beginning at 5 p.m. at Rison and Broad Streets continuing downtown ending at Main and Craghead Streets. Application deadline is Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. for parade entries. For more information, call 434-857-3384.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7

BARK THE HALLS: Take part in the Community Holiday Light Show with your dog. Walk through the park while staff are testing the lights, take a holiday-themed photo with your dog and let your best friend enjoy a festive doggie treat from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ballou Park. No fee.

FRIDAY, DEC. 9

COMMUNITY HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOW: Community Holiday Light show will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Ballou Park through Dec. 23. Cost of admission is $10 for cars; $20 for vans and minibuses. If you would like to build a display or volunteer, call 434-857-3384 for more information.

CALLS FROM THE NORTH POLE: Register a child to receive a call from the North Pole on Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for ages 3 to 10. Registration deadline is Dec. 9. To register, call 434-799-5150.

SATURDAY, DEC. 10

PARENT’S DAY OUT: Bring kids to the Parent’s Day Out and get the Saturday to complete shopping. Kids will experience activities such as decorating ornaments, creating holiday cards, playing holiday games and more. Participants will need to pack a lunch and snack. Grades K through six from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Coates Recreation Center at cost of $15 per child. Registration is required by calling 434-799-5150.

TUESDAY, DEC. 13

CALLS FROM THE NORTH POLE: Register your child to receive a call from the North Pole today from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for ages 3 to 10. Registration deadline is Friday, Dec. 9. To register, call 434-799-5150.

THURSDAY, DEC. 15

DIY NATURAL ORNAMENTS: Be creative for the holiday season by making wooden ornaments at Glenwood Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for ages 12 and up. Registration required by calling 434-799-5150.



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