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Mecklenburg Sun Community Calendar for Oct. 17, 2012

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Free seminar — Wells Fargo is holding a free seminar at the Clarksville YMCA on Wednesday, October 17 at 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The Seminar is titled "Understanding Credit". Victoria Sondecker, Personal Banker, will be the presenter.

The Sgt. Earle Davis Gregory American Legion Post #45 — of Clarksville is having its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, October 18, at 7:00 p.m. UNDER THE VFW OASIS CLUB on Highway 15 North of Clarksville, VA. Please note the different location change.

“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.  

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.

Free Coats — The GIGGLES Women's Ministries of Lake Gaston Christian Life Centre will host a FREE Coat Distribution this Saturday, October 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Gently used coats of all sizes and other winter outerwear items are available for selection.  The public is cordially invited to attend this free community event.  For more information, call the church office at 434-636-5504.  The church is located at 1411 Robinson Ferry Road in Ebony, Virginia (one mile east of the Ebony Fire Department). This is a Servolution Project of Lake Gaston Christian Life Centre.

Oktoberfest — To benefit The Clarksville Fine Arts Center Preservation will be held at Cowboy Up Bar and Grill will be held on October 20, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:30 a.m. October 21, located in Virgilina. There will be southern pulled BBQ plates (all you can eat) eat-in or take-out for $10, a corn hole tournament starting at 4:00 p.m. hosted by the Sue and Perry Bagbey family, 50/50 tickets, that are on sale now until October 20, Karaoke contest starting at 9:00 p.m. $5 donation to enter, arts and crafts, flea market spots available for a $5 donation, antique tractors and cars are being hosted by Southeastern Mechanical, Inc. of Virgilina, Motorcycle Rally from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., bands and individuals are invited to perform on outside stage and enjoy a bonfire and fellowship. Call (434) 585-3446 for more information and orders. Have a great day of Autumn fun and support the Arts!

“It’s Bobber the Water Safety Dog!” — on Saturday, October 20 at 2:30 p.m., join a Ranger at the Tanner Center, (5164 Buggs Island Rd, Boydton) next to the Dam, for a fun water safety activity. Watch Bobber the Water Safety Dog as he and his friends at Waterbowl Lake help teach us about water safety- from swimming with a buddy to always wearing your life jacket while boating. Try on life jackets and see which one is right for you and learn easy to remember safety tips. Before you go create your own one of a kind Bobber T-Shirt (please bring your own white t-shirt for this activity)! (The Tanner Center is open to the public Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., admission to the Center and any program is free)

“The Forest and the Trees” — On Sunday, October 21, at 2:30 p.m. Kick off National Forest Products Week at the Tanner Center, (5164 Buggs Island Rd, Boydton) next to the Dam. Watch the original Lorax film (28 min), and then speak about tree and how we use them every day! (The Tanner Center is open to the public Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am – 4:00pm, admission to the Center and any program is free)

Mr. Jefferson’s Temples of Justice — On Sunday, October 21, at 2:00 p.m. the Boyd Tavern Foundation will offer a presentation by Mr. 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

Bake Sale Fundraiser and Raffle — Proceeds to benefit Marshall Reynolds, who was recently severely injured in an accident. The bake sale will be held on October 27 at Boydton Days. Raffle tickets will be sold October 22 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.

“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)

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 2079 — will hold its monthly meeting at 12:00 noon, Wednesday, October 24, at the Down Home Buffet in South Hill. Kathy Bass of Blue Cross/Blue Shield Insurance will be our speaker about 2013 insurance changes. Kathy is always very informative and generous with her time and gifts.  We encourage all to come and enjoy our speaker and fellowship with each other. This will be an important meeting for decision making about the future of our group. For more information, please call President Kay Darden at (434) 447-8800. Please bring your donation for a local food pantry.

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

Annual Halloween Carnival — hosted by the Palmer Springs Volunteer Fire Department will be held on Saturday, October 27. The event will run from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This is an annual event to provide a safe and fun environment for children on Halloween. There will be a costume contest for ages 0-12, a cakewalk, delicious food, games and prizes. Admission is free. This is a family friendly event, so no scary masks please.

“The Forest and the Trees” — Saturday, October 27, 2:30 p.m. Celebrate National Forest Products Week at the Tanner Center, (5164 Buggs Island Rd, Boydton) next to the Dam. Watch the original Lorax film (28 min), and then speak about tree and how we use them every day! (The Tanner Center will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., admission to the Center and any program is free. This will be the last Saturday the Center is open until April.)

“Creepy Crawlies” — On Sunday, October 28, 2:30 p.m. join a Ranger at the Tanner Center, (5164 Buggs Island Rd, Boydton) next to the Dam, to learn about the yucky things in nature- worms, vultures, bats… Show off your Halloween costume and make a special slimy project to take home. (The Tanner Center will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., admission to the Center and any program is free. This will be the last Sunday the Center is open until April.)

Annual Country Hoedown and Auction — will be held on October 28, browse around and social hour starts at 6:30 p.m., auction begins at 7:30 p.m. Put on your best casual western wear and join us to raise money for a good cause! All proceeds go to support the Enrichment Complex. There will be a raffle and door prizes, food and drinks. Tickets are available at Berry Hill Irrigation, The YMCA counter and from members of the MCCSC for a $50 donation, and will be held at the Enrichment complex located at 1567 Noblin Farm Road in Clarksville.

Gang Awareness Program — presented by Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Department will be held at Epesus United Methodist Church on Trottinridge Road in Clarksville on October 29 at 7:00 p.m. Bring someone with you!

“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.

Stone Soup Supper — hosted by the Lake Country SPCA of Clarksville will be ehld on Monday, November 5, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Clarksville Presbyterian Church, located at 502 Virginia Ave in Clarksville.

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.

A Christmas Story — A C.A.T.S. Community Theater Production, Performance Dates and Times Dec. 8, 9, and 15 at 8:00 p.m. Doors Open 7 p.m. Dec. 10 and 16 at 2:30 p.m. Doors Open 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 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.

The Colonial Christmas Community Choir Sing — General Admission Seating, Tickets are $5 each, available by phone, visit, or online. Friday, Dec. 21, at 8 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 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 Jan. 16 and 23. 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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