MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Upcoming Events in the Danville Area | Lifestyles

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TODAY, FEB. 9

WEDNESDAY CLUB TO MEET: South Pole Adventure: Shelly Calabrisi, former Supervisor of Science and Engineering Project Services at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica, will recount her experiences while stationed at the South Pole as part of the Wednesday Club program , 1002 Main St., Danville. The program begins with a coffee served at 3:15 p.m., followed by a guest speaker at 3:45 p.m. Free and open to the public.

DUVET BLACK HISTORY DISPLAY: Danville Southern Virginia Quilters Guild and Rippling Quilters Circle teams will display quilts and share information at the Ballou Recreation Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. No charge.

THURSDAY FEB. ten

HORTICULTURE 101: In partnership with the Virginia Cooperative Extension, learn the basics of horticulture. Register before February 7 by calling Parcs et loisirs Danville at 434-799-5150 or online at www.playdanvilleva.com Held at the Center récréatif Ballou from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free of charge

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SATURDAY FEB. 12

HAM AND EGG DINNER: Southern Caswell Ruritan Club, 9614 NC Highway 62S, Burlington, NC, about 10 miles from Bartlett Yancey High School, will host its annual Ham and Egg Dinner for $8. Takeaway meals available.

STEWS SALE: The Kentucky Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a stew sale at a cost of $6 a pint available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call service at 434-822-8026, leave phone number, name and number of pints you want.

BREAKFAST LANDSCAPE: VFW Post 647, 275 VFW Drive, will host a country breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at a cost of $7 per person. Open to the public.

SUNDAY FEB. 13

DANVILLE/PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS TO MEET: The National Society of Black Engineers of Danville/Pittsylvania County will meet at 1 p.m. at Shockoe Missionary Baptist Church, Java, Lower Fellowship Hall with student activity focused on Lego building. Membership applications will be available to parents. The workshop is for members only. If you have not completed an application or have questions, contact Kathy Ramsey at 434-251-0379 or Jo Ann Dodson at 434-432-0008. Photos from the December Science Fair workshop are posted on the bulletin board in the Old Sanctuary.

TUESDAY FEB. 15

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE CAUCUS: The Pittsylvania County Democratic Committee will hold a virtual caucus at 7 p.m. to elect 11 delegates to the 5th Democratic Congressional District Convention to be held virtually on March 5. Any Democrat wishing to be a delegate to the 5th convention must submit a delegate pre-filing form. with the chairman of the Pittsylvania County Democratic Committee before the 5 p.m. filing deadline on Feb. 10. Deposit forms can be obtained by email at pete16fordgmail.com

WEDNESDAY FEB. 16

WEDNESDAY CLUB PROGRAM: The Wednesday Club program will feature Music from the Melting Pot: American Songs and Arias presented by Catherine Kelly and accompanied by Stephen Gourley. The program begins with a coffee served at 3:15 p.m., followed by a program at 3:45 p.m. Free and open to the public.

THE HALF THAT WAS TOLD: The Ballou Recreation Center will host a performance of the African-American play “The Half That Has Been Told” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center. Dress in African American attire. Light refreshments will be served.

THURSDAY FEB. 17

PETER AND THE STAR-ATTACHER: “Peter and the Starcatcher” will be presented by the Averett Theater Department at 7 p.m. in the Pritchett Auditorium at the Violet T. Frith Center for Fine Arts. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students /seniors (60 years and over).

FRIDAY FEB. 18

PETER AND THE STAR-ATTACHER: “Peter and the Starcatcher” will be presented by the Averett Theater Department at 7 p.m. in the Pritchett Auditorium at the Violet T. Frith Center for Fine Arts. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students /seniors (60 years and over).

SATURDAY FEB. 19

CARS & COFFEE: Old Dominion Classic Sports Car Club will be holding Cars & Coffee from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Crema & Vine, 1009 Main St. For more information, call 434-548-9862.

BREAKFAST OF PANCAKES: The Sons of 325 Squadron of the American Legion will host a pancake breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the reception station. The cost is $6 for all you can eat.

20TH DANVILLE TALE FESTIVAL (VIRTUAL): The 20th Danville Storytelling Festival will be held virtually from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. online at www.danvillestorytelling.com

PETER AND THE STAR-ATTACHER: “Peter and the Starcatcher” will be presented by the Averett Theater Department at 7 p.m. in the Pritchett Auditorium at the Violet T. Frith Center for Fine Arts. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students /seniors (60 years and over).

SUNDAY FEB. 20

ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION PARK CLEANING: Gloves, trash cans and trash bags will be provided at Pumpkin Creek from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Register before February 16 by calling Parks and Recreation at 434-799-5150 or online at www.playdanvilleva.com. No charges.

TUESDAY FEB. 22

FEBRUARY FUN CAMP: The school is closed from February 22 to 25. The Coates Recreation Center will host a week of arts, crafts, fitness activities, healthy eating and games from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Children should prepare a lunch, morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. For ages 5 to 12. Registration is required by calling Danville Parks and Recreation at 434-799-5150. The cost is $80 per week.

WEDNESDAY FEB. 23

BLACK HISTORY MUSIC FESTIVAL: The festival will take place at the Ballou Recreation Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with performances by various musical groups and worship teams. No charges.

SATURDAY FEB. 26

STEW FOR SALE: Trinity United Methodist Church, 409 Arnett Blvd., hot dog lunch has been cancelled. A stew sale will be held for $7 a pint with pick up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For tickets, call 434-793-4196.

STEWS SALE: The Cascade Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a stew sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $8 a pint and is take-out only.

SATURDAY MARCH 12

DANVILLE CONCERT ASSOCIATION: The Danville Concert Association presents Liverpool Legends: four boys handpicked by Louise Harrison, sister of the late George Harrison of the Beatles, perform in this tribute band at 7.30pm at the George Washington High School Auditorium, 701 Broad St., Danville. Tickets available on Eventbrite.com Danville Concert Association. Cost $30 adults; $15 students 18 and under. For information, call 434-770-8625.

THURSDAY APRIL 7

CRAZY IN LOVE: “Head over Heels” is a jukebox musical presented by the Averett Theater Department at 7 p.m. in the Pritchett Auditorium at the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors (60+).

FRIDAY APRIL 8

CRAZY IN LOVE: “Head over Heels” is a jukebox musical presented by the Averett Theater Department at 7 p.m. in the Pritchett Auditorium at the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center. Tickets cost $10 for adults; $8 students/seniors (60 and over).

SATURDAY APRIL 9

CRAZY IN LOVE: “Head over Heels” is a jukebox musical presented by the Averett Theater Department at 7 p.m. in the Pritchett Auditorium at the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center. Tickets cost $10 for adults; $8 students/seniors (60 and over).

SUNDAY APRIL 10

CRAZY IN LOVE: “Head over Heels” is a jukebox musical presented by the Averett Theater Department at 2:00 p.m. in the Pritchett Auditorium at the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center. Tickets cost $10 for adults; $8 students/seniors (60 and over).

SUNDAY APRIL 17

EASTER SUNDAY PARTY: Easter Sunday show with gospel bands performing at 4 p.m., doors open at 2 p.m. at the Carrington Pavillion, 629 Craghead St., Danville. Early bird tickets are $25 between January 15 and February 15. 15; advance tickets are $35; at the door $40; VIP$50. Sellers welcome. To purchase tickets Main Source Clothing, 230 North Union St.; Jackie’s Beauty Supply, 423 Main Street; Arthur Landrum at 540-206-4246; Nancy Beck at 434-489-9629. Gazebo and lawn seats.

FRIDAY APRIL 22

AVERETT UNIVERSITY COUGAR BAND SPRING CONCERT: The Averett University Cougar Band Spring Concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the Pritchett Auditorium at the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center. Free entry.

SUNDAY APRIL 24

AVERETT SINGERS SPRING CONCERT: The Averett Singers Spring Concert will be at 2:30 p.m. in the Pritchett Auditorium at the Violet T. Frith Center for Fine Arts. Free entry.

SATURDAY APRIL 30

DANVILLE CONCERT ASSOCIATION: The Danville Concert Association presents Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass: This brass ensemble brings together top musicians from across the country to perform classical, big band jazz and New Orleans swing at 7:30 p.m. at the Averett University Frith Fine Arts Center, 150 Mountain View Ave., Danville Tickets available on Eventbrite.com Danville Concert Association. The cost of the ticket is $30 adults; $15 students 18 and under For information, call 434-770-8625.

IN PROGRESS

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS: The Dan River Area Community Foundation has scholarship applications open until March 1. Students can apply at https://www.cfdrr.org/scholarships/apply-for-a-scholarship/.

MALE CANCER SURVIVORS NEEDED FOR SOCIAL INVESTIGATION: Virginia Commonwealth University and the Cancer Research and Resource Centers are conducting a survey of social networks and experiences as a male cancer survivor in rural Virginia. Anyone is eligible if they are a male prostate or colorectal cancer survivor, age 21 or older, who has completed cancer treatment, and lives in rural Virginia. Participants will receive a gift card. If you are interested, contact the Cancer Research and Resource Center in Danville at 434-791-5205.

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