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Mecklenburg Sun Community Calendar for Oct. 10, 2012

SoVaNow.com / October 09, 2012
Fall Plant Sale – South Central Master Gardner Association will be having their fall plant sale at the South Central Fain in Chase City, October 9-13. We are located in the 4-H building. There will be all types of plants and seeds. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. There will be an activity for kids. Find out how you can become a Master Gardner. Please call (434) 738-9692 if you have any questions.

BMS PTA Meeting — Bluestone Middle School will be having it's Parent Teacher Conference night on October 10, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

American Red Cross Blood Drive — will be held at Drakes Branch Community, Drakes Branch Municipal Building on Thursday, October 11, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The William Carey University Chorale — will provide an inspiring and entertaining concert at First Baptist Church, South Hill, 410 North Mecklenburg Avenue, South Hill, VA, on Friday October 12, 7:00 p.m.  Established in 1954 by Donald Winters, the namesake of the Winters School of Music, this outstanding auditioned choral ensemble has performed with symphonies in countless concerts in churches, schools and other concert venues throughout the United States.  The home campus of WCU is in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Performing a wide variety of literature, a Chorale concert demonstrates the excellence that is expected of students who attend William Carey University.  Concerts are entertaining to audience members of all ages and are tailored to specific venues.  The October 12 performance will be free admission, but a love offering will be conducted to defray travel and lodging expenses.  Dr. Don Odom, conductor of the Chorale, has conducted choirs throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and the Caribbean.  Kathy Vail, the accompanist, is an accomplished artist who has performed throughout the world.

Yard Sale Fundraiser — American Legion Post 43 in Chase City on Saturday, October 13, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Lots of great items will be available for purchase. Post 43 is located at 231 S. Main Street in Chase City.

VFW Post 7166 will meet — Saturday, October 13, at 10:30 a.m. in South Hill.  All members are asked to please attend. The VFW Post 7166 Ladies Auxiliary will meet Saturday, October 13, at 11:00 a.m.  All members please attend this very important meeting.

Makayla’s Family Day and Fundraiser — will be held on Saturday October 13, from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with live music, kids games, corn hole tournament, bake sale, auction, food all day, race car driver and cars. Dinner plates are $8/each; raffle tickets are $1/each. Makayla was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and older brother has cancer. For more information call (434) 447-1115.

Annual Fall Yard Sale — at Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church will be held on Saturday, October 13, from 8:00 a.m. until noon, located in the barn behind the church on 158 W. Business in Warrenton, N.C.  All proceeds will be used to help with expenses of the church.

16th Year Taste of Brunswick Festival — Approximately 6000 quarts of freshly made Brunswick Stew were extracted from the caldrons of master stew cookers at last year’s Taste of Brunswick Festival. This year will produce even more during the World Champion Stew Cook-Off. Make plans to attend the 16th annual Taste of Brunswick Festival on October 13, starting at 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Southside Virginia Community College in Alberta, is the place with free parking and free admission. In addition to plenty of stew there will be a car and tractor show, live bluegrass music all day, rides and games for the kids, kids peddle pull, face painting, many arts and crafts vendors along with various food vendors. Tractor and stagecoach rides, horse exhibition, civil war re-enactment, gospel and choral singers as well as local musical talent will perform. Come join us for a day of family fun. For inquiries call (434) 577-2971 or go to HYPERLINK "http://www.tasteofbrunswickfestival.com" http://www.tasteofbrunswickfestival.com

Autumn Jubilee — will be held on Sunday, October 14, from 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Main Street, in Chase City. Registration for Activities will be at 12:30 p.m., Bike Race, all ages will be at 2:00 p.m., Lawn Mower Race will be at 3:00 p.m. Call (434) 372-0379 to Register, Pumpkin Chunkin’ will be at 4:00 p.m., Hula Hoop Contest will be at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., Live music, prizes, raffle, food and craft vendors from 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Call the Chase City Chamber of Commerce at (434) 372-0379 for more information.

South Granville Meal and More — Please come, and invite your family, friends, and co-workers to attend. “Urology – It’s Not Just for Men”, Learn about urological health services and how they relate to both men and women. The speaker will be Dr. Joseph Zola, on Tuesday, October 16, at the Vance Granville Community College, 1547 South Campus Drive, Creedmoor, in the South Campus Meeting Room 133, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A free dinner will be served at 5:45 p.m. Dr. Zola’s presentation will start at 6:00 p.m., and will be followed by a question and answer period. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited.  Please reserve your seat on or before October 12, and include your name, daytime phone number, and number of people in your party (please include their names).  We regret that due to the volume of calls we receive, we are unable to confirm every reservation with a return phone call, however, if there are no seats available when your reservation is made, we will call you and advise you of that.  We do look forward to seeing you. Reserving a seat is easy! Call (919) 690-3447 or visit http://www.ghsHospital.org/sgmm and register online or email HYPERLINK "mailto:sgmealandmore@granvillemedical.com" .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

“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.  

Mecklenburg County School Board — will be held on Monday, October 15, and will be meeting at Central Office, 175 Mayfield Drive in Boydton at 6:00 p.m. to go into closed meeting to discuss personnel matters and student matters.  The open public meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend. If you have questions or concerns or would like to sign up early to speak during Public Input, please call or email Sharon Shuttleworth at (434) 738-6111 ext. 257 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil — on Tuesday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse in Boydton. Call (434) 476-1126 for more information.

Story Time — at the Clarksville Area Public Library will be held on every third Thursday beginning October 18, 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.

Park View High School Open Gym — dates will be October 18, 30 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at PVHS gym. All girls in middle school and high school are encouraged to attend.

Lake Country Quilters — meet the third Thursday, (October 18) 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.

Mr. Jefferson’s Temples of Justice — On Sunday, October 21, at 2:00 p.m. the Boyd Tavern Foundation will offer a presentation by Craig Reynolds on Mr. Jefferson’s Temples of Justice at the Boyd Tavern. The Mecklenburg County Court House and others in central Virginia were designed by builders inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s architectural ideas. Mr. Reynolds, of Richmond, VA, is an architectural historian who has studied the courthouses of Central Virginia and Thomas Jefferson’s ideas on his concept of a Temple of Justice. His recent research is in conjunction with his work as a Ph. D student in the Art History department at Virginia Commonwealth University. The Boyd Tavern was built in 1790 and is a National Historic Landmark. It is located on Washington Street by the courthouse in Boydton. The tavern has been restored by the Boyd Tavern Foundation for use by the community. The program is open to the public and there is no charge to attend. Tours of the tavern and a reception to meet the speaker will follow the program. http://www.boydtavern.net

“Drive Out Alzheimer’s” Golf Tournament — will be held on October 24, at the Mecklenburg Country Club to raise money and awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease and its impact on our Community. All proceeds to go to the Alzheimer’s Association. 4 person, Captains Choice. Register and meet and greet at 12:00 Noon. Shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. Social Hour and Supper to follow round. Cost $200 per team; cost includes green fees, carts, box lunch, prizes, goodie bags, beverages, social hour, and supper. To register today contact Josh Carroll at (434) 372-8885 or email him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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 October 25. 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.

Stew Sale — Bullock Volunteer Fire Department will be having a stew sale fundraiser on October 27, 10:00 a.m. until sold out $6.00 per quart, call (919) 693-2704 or (919) 690-1906 to place an order. Thank you for your support

“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."

New Exhibits at Clarksville Regional Museum — Exquisite art objects created from shell by local artist Mary Paulus and a collection of oil paintings by local artist of art instructor Ed Gobin will be on exhibit during September and October. The museum is having a “Bakeless Bake Sale” to raise funds for a much needed “face-lift” to the museum. Look for more information on this project in the mail. Special plans are being made to honor our local Military veterans in November. More information later. Museum hours are Friday and Saturday 1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m., Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. For special tours call (434) 374-4434 or (434) 374-8817; email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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.

Stew Sale — The Knights of Columbus will be selling Stew on Saturday, November 3, at St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church in Clarksville beginning at 9:00 a.m. For additional information, call the church at (434) 374-8408.

PVHS girls basketball program — will also hold basketball camps for girls in the 4th through 12th grades on Saturday and Sunday, November 3rd and 4th from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at PVHS gym. The cost will be $20, cash only please. PVHS girls basketball program will also hold basketball camps for girls in the 4th through 12th grades on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at PVHS gym. The cost will be $20, cash only please. Contact Coach Gearheart, Coach Greene or Coach Jessica Pearce at PVHS

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser — hosted by the South Hill Lions Club will be on Monday, November 12 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Brian’s Banquet room in South Hill. Tickets are $7.00 for adults and kids under 6 are free.  Meal will include spaghetti with meatballs and sauce, salad, garlic bread, drink and a cookie. Takeout orders will be available also. Let the Lions Club cook dinner for you on Monday, November 12 and you can get out of the kitchen. Tickets are available through any Lions Club member or call Ronnie Wells are (434) 447-3169 or stop by the South Hill Chamber of Commerce.

Bee Keepers Association Meeting — The Mecklenburg County Bee Keepers Association will meet on the second Tuesday of each month, the next meeting will be on November 13, starting at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Berry Hill Irrigation located at 3744 Highway 58W. For more info call Thomas Yancey at (434) 374-0779.

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.

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.

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.

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 HYPERLINK "http://www.colonialcenterva.org" 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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