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Mecklenburg Sun Community Calendar for Nov. 14, 2012

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The Sgt. Earle Davis Gregory American Legion Post #45 — of Clarksville is having its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, November 15, at 7:00 p.m. UNDER THE VFW OASIS CLUB on Highway 15 North of Clarksville. Please note the different location change.

Volunteer for Operation Christmas Child — Please consider packing a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child, a unique project organized by Samaritan's Purse delivers gift-filled shoeboxes to hurting children around the world. Due to the partnership of churches in our community, 12,000 shoebox gifts were collected this past year alone for Operation Christmas Child. That’s 12,000 opportunities to share the Good News of Jesus with children around the world! For more information please contact Patricia White at 434-250-0697. Buffalo Baptist Church is a Drop-off Location, see dates/times below: Buffalo Baptist Church Relay Center: Hours of Operation, Monday thru Thursday, November 12 – 15, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.; Friday, November 16 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 17 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Sunday, November 18 from 12:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Monday, November 19, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

Give the Gift of Music for Christmas — Guitar lessons at the Lake Country Distance Education Center are available. Call (434) 374-9998 for more information.

Thanksgiving Dinner Raffle — Winning ticket holder receives all of the following for making a Thanksgiving Dinner: Large cornhusk basket filled with 14-16lb self basting turkey, 8-10lb spiral-cut honey bake ham, stuffing mix, fresh mushrooms, stalk of celery, Onions, fresh sweet potatoes, brown sugar, 1lb butter, mini-marshmallows, potatoes for mashing, 2lb frozen sweet yellow corn, 2lb frozen garden peas, 2 dozen dinner rolls, cranberry sauce, homemade pecan pie and pumpkin pie, whipped cream and table accessories including a Fall tablecloth, fall napkins and a centerpiece. Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. Drawing will be held and the winner will be notified on November 20. Items will be ready for pick-up on November 21. For more information call Melissa Baird or Louise Wright (434) 447-7661 Ext. 41 or 42, of Hazelwood House Adult Day Health Care Services Center, located at 1107 West Danville Street in South Hill, VA 23970

The South Hill Shriner’s Seafood Festival — will be held November 14, from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.  The Shrine Club of South Hill is hosting the 30th annual Seafood Festival at the Golden Leaf Warehouse from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 each and includes complimentary beverages, fried and steamed shrimp, fried fish, hushpuppies, baked beans, Cole slaw and iced tea. For tickets contact any Shriner or call Danny Wilson at (434) 247-1297, Bruce Settle at (434) 774-4583 or Rick Schwartz (434) 447-9575. Corporate Sponsorships Available by contacting Bruce Settle. All net proceeds benefit the Shriners’ Children’s Hospitals. The organization was founded in 1872, and the Shrine supported charities and philanthropies. They voted in 1920 to found their own philanthropy and since that time Shriner’s Hospital has grown into an international network.

Kick Off the 2013 South Hill Relay for Life — Come join us Thursday, November 15, from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., as we with Ford and American Idol American Idol will be holding Auditions at Hardee Ford in South Hill, for Guest Judges. Ford will donate $10 for every person that shows up to Audition as a Guest Judge so please come out and support us!  (Audition takes 5 minutes or less!) There will be Food and Vendors – so come out and start Christmas shopping! Entry is FREE so make plans for a FUN night out! You can pre-register to attend at http://www.facebook.com/RFLSouthHill, Registration for the event also enters you for a chance to win an All New 2013 Ford Fusion or an All Expense paid trip to a Live Viewing of American Idol.

Kerr Aquatic Vegetation Management Program (AVMP) — Thursday, November 15, 5-7 p.m. The public is invited to attend a public listening session to learn more about the proposed program at John H Kerr Reservoir Visitor Assistance Center, 1930 Mays Chapel Rd, Boydton, VA 23917. The intent of the Kerr Reservoir AVMP is to maintain a healthy and sustainable reservoir ecosystem dominated by native aquatic vegetation. The Corps is requesting comments from agencies, interest groups, and the public to identify significant resources and issues of concern with regard to the proposed action. Additional information on the proposed Kerr Reservoir AVMP and instructions for providing written comment can be found at this web site: http://www.saw.usace.army.mil/jhkerr/shmgmt.htm. Comments can also be submitted by email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Story Time — at the Clarksville Area Public Library will be held on every third Thursday November 15, at 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon and is open to children ages 2-6. We will read stories and do a craft related to the theme of the stories. For more information call Eileen at (434) 374-8152.

Lake Country Quilters — meet the third Thursday, (November 15) of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the Clarksville Library.  The quilters strive to preserve the quilting traditions of the past and learn from each other the techniques of today.  New members along with "show and tell" are always welcome. Come share the fun of quilting with us.

Pit Cooked Pork Fundraiser — will proceeds to benefit Averett Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall, and will be held on November 17, pick up begins at 4:00 p.m. Dinner begins at 5:00 p.m. for those eating at Averette Baptist and attending the Gospel Music Program. Kids eat free when accompanied by their parent/s. Boston Butt Roast is $20, 1lb Tub is $7, and Plates are $10 each and include BBQ, baked beans, slaw and hushpuppies. To pre-order butt roasts and tubs contact a church member friend or Michelle Barnes at (434) 374-5104 or email her at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Loikie Smith at (434) 738-7667 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The sights and sounds of Christmas — will be all around at the Golden Leaf Warehouse in South Hill on November 17 and 18 as the 31st Annual Holiday Bazaar sponsored by the Friends of the R. T. Arnold Library gets underway. Over 100 vendors will be on hand to sell holiday gift items, decorations, arts, crafts, and of course, food and baked goods from the Rotary Club and other church and civic organizations and more. It is always a lot of fun, and is only $1.00 admission to the event. Make it a great weekend at the Holiday Bazaar November 17, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and November 18, from 10:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Clarksville Regional Museum — The Museum will be closed on Saturday, November 17, due to private activities in the museum and on the grounds. Will reopen on Sunday, November 18. Christmas Holiday Open House will be held on Sunday, November 18. Visit the Museum for light refreshments and share some Christmas stories with each other. Hours are 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m

Bazaar — St. Catherines will be having their annual Bazaar on Saturday, November 17, from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. It will be held at St. Catherines Church, 703 Virginia Avenue in Clarksville. There will be hand made crafts, baked goods and a 50/50 raffle. The winner will receive half of whatever is taken in, a donation of $1 a ticket or 6 for $5. You do not need to be present to win. Proceeds will be going to our New Church Campaign.

2012 Give Back Holiday Open House — Please come and help those less fortunate in Mecklenburg and Charlotte County. The items will be divided and donated among the Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Social Service Offices. How to Help: Bring Toys, Canned Goods and Coats, on Saturday, November 17, from 10:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Red Oak Excavating, located at 5192 Barnesville Hwy in Red Oak.

The Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive — in Clarksville on Tuesday, November 20, at Jamieson United Methodist Church, from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Please note that this is not our usual day and not our usual place.  During this time of year, it’s even more important that you donate if you can, as regular donors are deferred if they are ill with flu or colds.  For more information, call Jamieson United Methodist Church at (434) 374-8050.

Fundraiser Raffle — Proceeds to benefit Marshall Reynolds, who was recently severely injured in an accident. Raffle tickets will be sold now until the drawing that will be held on November 24. Tickets are $5 per ticket and can be purchased in Boydton at Mark Parrish’s Garage, Boydton Farm Supply, In Skipwith at JR’s on Hay 49 and in Chase City at T&J Farm Equipment. For more info call (804) 397-5911.

“Looking” for donations — Did you know that the South Hill Lions Club can take $100 and put a pair of glasses on a person unable to afford proper eyewear. Your tax-deductible gift can help the South Hill Lions Club help others see better and live better. Every donation is either $100 or part of $100 and it all adds up! Send your contribution to: South Hill Lions Club or see any Lions club member P. O. Box 424 South Hill, Va 23970.  Be glad that you can see and help give the gift of sight.  

“Love Tree” — sponsored by the Chase City Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, has now started. If you wish to buy a bulb in memory or in honor of someone, please contact an Auxiliary member, or you may mail in a form with the following information to Chase City Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, Attn: Love Tree Fund Raiser, 306 West B Street, Chase City, VA 23924. Include the following, Given by, Phone number, address, and include who it is for In Memory Of or In Honor Of. Bulbs are one for $3 or two for $5, each additional bulb over two will be $2.00 each. Then join everyone for the Grand Illumination on December 8, at 6:00 p.m. at the Chase City Volunteer Fire Department. Thank you for your support!

"Do you love the outdoors? Can you pull weeds? Paint a birdhouse? Walk a dog? Hide an Easter Egg? Then you can be a Friend of the Tobacco Heritage Trail! The Trail Coordinator is looking for volunteers to maintain, publicize, improve, fundraise and plan community events for the Tobacco Heritage Trail. Anyone interested, please contact Trail Coordinator, Heather Susee, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call at (434) 447-7101.

The Ladies of the Lake Relay for Life Team Presents — 2012 - Holiday Home Tour - Saturday - December 1 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Tickets are $15.00 in advance, $18.00 at the door of each home.  We have tickets here at the Chamber or you may call (252) 535-3962 or (434) 577-2660 for more information.

Santa Claus for a Cause — will be held Friday, December 7, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Community Memorial Healthcenter in the Education Center, featuring Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Please come and join us for an evening of Christmas stories, music, milk and cookies. Photo packages will be available for purchase. Sponsored by The South Hill Junior Woman's Club.

Clarksville Christmas Parade — Looking for Entries. The parade will be on Friday, December 7, at 6:30 p.m. Organized by the Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Clarksville; the parade will be a fun-filled event with no competitions. Rules and regulations: Registered entries only, deadline November 30th; no Santa on any entry. All entries must be decorated in a Christmas theme and comply with these parade rules and regulations. No candy may be thrown from entries; walkers alongside may hand candy to the children. No sirens, horns or air-horns may be used during the parade. Drivers of all entries must have a valid driver's license. No entry may halt the parade (only exception being the marching bands). The Parade Committee reserves the right to reject any and all entries for any reason before and during the parade. No inappropriate actions or displays will be tolerated. All entries must be in line no later than 6:15 p.m. sharp. For more information call Clarksville Chamber of Commerce at (434) 374-2436.

Celebrate The New Year — in Savannah, GA. December 30 thru January 1. Deadline November 20. $330.00 Double. Includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts, two dinners, lunch at Paula Deen's Restaurant, tour of Savannah, History Museum, River St. District, Celebration at the Historic Savannah Theatre, and transportation. Call (434) 738-6631.

Operation Teddy Bear — The South Hill Rotary Club is once again partnering with South Hill United Methodist Church for the Operation Teddy Bear project for Gleaning for the World as one of their international projects. Girl Scout Troop 3263 and 977 will also be helping again this year to give a scout a chance to earn an award.   You can drop off your stuffed animal donations at South Hill United Methodist Church 105 Franklin Street in South Hill, or Edward Jones Investments-Ryan Bartholomew in South Hill, Southside Insurers. The Rotary Club will take care of the delivery to the drop off point in Appomattox so the donated stuffed animals arrive in time for Christmas. Please leave them at the church or at the other mentioned locations by November 21st.  A $1.00 donation per animal will help defray the costs of shipping the animals overseas, so if you would like to make a financial donation you can leave it at the church or with any Rotarian and the Rotary will also take that with them upon delivery of the stuffed animals.   Your support will help a child in another country have a holiday that offers him the gift of a stuffed animal as well as the gift of the spiritual meaning of Christmas through the teachings of Gleaning for the World.  Be a part of that gift giving process this year. Gleaning for the World-“taking America’s surplus and using it to share the love of Christ around the world” and is also bringing together a community of various businesses and organizations in South Hill who wants to help others by contributing  in their own special way to this service  project.  

Back By Popular Demand: “The Golden Platter: Milton Bullock” Returns for a one-night only! Special Performance on November 17, at 8:00 p.m. Milton Bullock was fortunate to have been a big part of The Platters during the 1960s. The Platters disbanded in 1969, and several members went on to perform solo, but ONLY Milton Bullock can be called "The Golden Platter"! Songs like "Only You", "My Prayer", "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "The Great Pretender", and "Twilight Time" will be performed. The event will also include Mary Tate of the former group "The Golden Sounds of Motown and Night Heat." Join us for a night of great songs from the 1950’s and 1960’s sponsored by Benchmark Community Bank. Tickets are $25.00 each – Group Rates Apply.

Farmers Bakers Market — The South Hill Farmers Bakers Market located at 100 W. Danville Street, adjacent to The Colonial Center, is open Fridays and Saturdays. When you see the “Open” flag flying, you know there are yummy baked goods for sale. For information on becoming a vendor, please contact Mayor Horne or Anna Cratch at the Town Hall, (434) 447-3191.

UMFS is looking for a few good foster parents! — Would you like to learn more information about becoming a foster parent? A Fredericksburg staff member is more than happy to meet with you and discuss how we can assist you in becoming a foster or foster to adopt parent for a child. We complete orientations throughout the month based on your schedule! Contact Terry Martin at 540-898-1773 to schedule a time or learn more about our services at UMFS!

Volunteers Needed — The Thyne Institute Memorial Inc. would like to invite those who are interested in working as volunteers to help the organization move forward in its mission to promote a renewed interest in a historical memory, Thyne Institute. Anyone can participate as a volunteer or become a member of the organization. The organization is also pulling together names, information, and other data of Thyne Institute alumni. This information will become a part of Thyne’s history and will be displayed. If you would like to be a part of this historical occasion, please contact us. An awareness has come to light that some citizens might have old artifacts or just information about the Thyne Institute. All of this information is of value to the Thyne Institute Memorial. The organization is interested in data, physical artifacts, pictures, books, etc. If you would like to donate any materials, please call Glanzy Spain at (434) 738-3123.

Become a Lion’s Club Member — If you’re interested in volunteering, leading projects, networking and having fun you can do all of this and more as a Lions club member. As a Lion, you’ll perform local volunteer work to improve your community and communities around the world. You can join a local club that meets in person. You can plan a local project to protect the environment. Recycle eyeglasses to help the working poor. Or bring clean water to a remote village. Whatever you choose, you’ll be sharing, caring and making a difference.  The South Hill Lions Club meets twice a month in South Hill and participated in such projects as White Cane Days, Holiday Bazaar, Spring Fest and more throughout the year. If you have an inert in helping the community and the world, see any Lions Club Member for member information or PR Director Lisa Clary at (434) 447-4823. Current South Hill President is Ed Taylor, Secretary is Otis Thomas and Treasurer is James Hofler.

Help the Shriner Children — Your local Shrine Club is collecting Old Cell Phones to benefit the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital! All information will be erased according to the Department of Defense Standards. Please deposit your old cell phones into the box located at the Dollar General Market in Clarksville.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Schedule — CHASE CITY - Saturdays and Sundays, 9:00 a.m., "Keep It Simple", R. E. Lee Center, 121 E 2nd St.; Mondays, 8:00 p.m. "Fresh Start", Friendship United Methodist Church, Route 49 (1 mile south of town); CLARKSVILLE - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 p.m., "Recovering", St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Route 58, 805 Virginia Ave. Thursdays, 6:00 p.m., “Chicks at Six”, St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Route 58, 805 Virginia Ave. (Women’s Mtg.); BOYDTON - Fridays, 8:00 p.m., "Live and Let Live”, The Burnett Building, Bank and Jefferson Streets. DRAKES BRANCH - Fridays, 8:00 p.m., "Drakes Branch Serenity Group”, Baptist Church, 4525 Main St.

The Last Train in Clarksville Model Railroad Club — meets every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Old Wagon Factory on Russell St. in front of A & K Dock Service. For more information call Wayne Fuller at (434) 374-2477 or Peter Balys (434) 374-8010. New members are always welcome. The Last Train in Clarksville Model R/R Club has donated a display of Clarksville in 1950 to the Clarksville Museum. The Club has an ongoing fundraiser-selling children's train whistles for $2.00 and train engineer caps for $3.00. Items can be purchased at Sun Hobbies, 916C Virginia Avenue. Thank you for your support.

Women’s Support Group — Free and Confidential, Based in Prince Edward, Nottoway, Lunenburg, Brunswick, and Mecklenburg. For group times, locations, and childcare availability please call the Southside Center for Violence Prevention, Inc. at (888) 819-2926.

DV Support Groups — The Domestic Violence Program at Tri-county Community Action will start Support Group Meetings weekly. For more information call (434) 476-1126.

A Christmas Story — A C.A.T.S. Community Theater Production, Performance Dates and Times December 8th, 9th, and 15th at 8:00 p.m. (Doors Open 7:00 p.m.); December 10th and 16th at 2:30 p.m. (Doors Open 2:00 p.m.) Tickets are $15.00 each – Group Rates Apply. We "triple-dog-dare you" to join us for this Christmas classic! All Ralphie wants for Christmas is a genuine Red Ryder BB Gun, but all of the adults in his life respond with, "you'll shoot your eye out!" This well-loved Christmas movie tradition come to life on the Colonial's stage featuring all of your favorite scenes including the school bully, bunny suit, the tongue on the flagpole triple-dog-dare, the little orphan Annie decoder pin and the iconic leg lamp. Don't miss this laugh-filled Christmas comedy - perfect for the whole family. Sponsored by the Town of South Hill and the South Hill Chamber of Commerce.

Music Night – Bluegrass, Gospel and Country at the Tanglewood Shores Clubhouse from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. The next one will be on Thursday December 13. There will be a variety of American music hosted by Roy Johnson and Chuck Woodson, a dozen talented local musicians and singers each taking their turn at center stage, playing their favorites. This is a FREE family event. Hotdogs, snacks and soft drinks available. No alcohol allowed. 50/50 Raffle. The clubhouse is located at 74 Tanglewood Drive, just off Hwy 903 in Bracey, VA. (434) 636-2466 for more information.

The Colonial Christmas Community Choir Sing — General Admission Seating, Tickets are $5.00 each, available by phone, visit, or online. Friday, December 21, at 8:00 p.m. *This was a sell-out last year! Get your tickets early!* Join us for this special holiday tradition of sharing music in our community. Several groups are the same, but there are also a few surprises. This evening is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. Tickets are $25.00 each – Group Rates Apply. Call the box office at (434) 262-4170 or visit http://www.colonialcenterva.org

South Hill Revitalization Committee — is hosting a Community Vision Assessment meeting that is scheduled for January 16 and 23, 2013. To commit to attend the Assessment, email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call him directly at (434) 447-8501. Sandra Tanner will be facilitating a meeting/focus group for the SHRC. Our goal is defined as "attracting shop-able retail businesses to the downtown project area." Tanner will facilitate a Community Assessment that would focus attention on the project area, but include the entire Town of South Hill and outlying areas. This assessment would include a Business Gap Analysis, Infrastructure strengths and weaknesses, Customer Patterns, and a SWOT Analysis. Everyone is encouraged to attend, but specifically South Hill Citizens, Visitors, Business Owners, and Property Owners. Please note this is a two day event. Your commitment is for both days. Looking forward to seeing you there!


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