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Community Happenings Oct. 18-Nov. 18

Wednesday, Oct. 18

AARP Windsor Chapter No. 5309. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. in the Windsor Ruritan Clubhouse, 14 Community Drive. A representative from the Navy Federal Credit Union will talk about financial services. For further information, contact either program chair Clarence Wright at 651-6060, or chapter president Yolanda Blount at byrd4323@aol.com or 818-1211.

Thursday, Oct. 19

Tell Me a Story: Children ages 3 to 5 and their families are invited to visit the Isle of Wight County Museum for Tell Me a Story, a monthly program designed to introduce youngsters to the symbols of Isle of Wight County through books, games and crafts. The story times are offered from 10 to 10:30 a.m. The fall/winter schedule for Tell Me a Story includes Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 14. Themes for each program are as follows: Oct. 19: Pumpkins; Nov. 16: Thanksgiving; and Dec. 14: Gingerbread. Reservations are not required, although groups of 10 or more are asked to contact the museum prior to the event. For more information, call 356-1223 or visit www.historicisleofwight.com.

Friday, Oct. 20

Twilight Tours: Historic St. Luke’s will present its Twilight Cemetery Tours to be held throughout October. The 30-minute tours take place Oct. 20, 27-28 at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. For details, contact education coordinator Rachel Popp at rpopp@historicstlukes.org.

Saturday, Oct. 21

Walking Tour of IOW Courthouse: The Isle of Wight County Museum is presenting the tour at 10 a.m.

Walking tour of Nike-Ajax missile site: Local historian Albert Burckard hosts a short presentation and a walking tour of this site, which contains the original barracks, mess hall, administration and recreation building, officer/non-commissioned officer family housing, fueling area and underground missile magazines. The one-hour tour begins and ends at Nike Park in the Senior Center, 13036 Nike Park Road, Carrollton, at 2 p.m. Reservations are not required, but please wear comfortable walking shoes. For more information, call 356-1223 or visit www.historicisleofwight.com.

Friday, Oct. 27

Bethlehem Ruritan Jam: From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., the Dallas Band will be featured. The band is entertaining you this evening and playing for tips only please give generously. Soft drinks and food will be available for purchase. The concert will be held inside at the Bethlehem Ruritan Club House, 140 Manning Road, Suffolk. For more information call, George Fowler at 617-5955.

Saturday, Oct. 28

Famous Fish Fry: The Suffolk Shrine Club invites you to attend its annual fundraiser, which takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. at 500 Elizabeth St., Suffolk. Meals can be eaten there or taken out. The cost is $10 per ticket. Children ages 8 and under can eat for free.

Saturday, Nov. 4

Christmas Craft Fair: The Woman’s Club of Windsor will host the event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Windsor Community House, 14 Community Drive. Vendors will include Younique, Tupperware, Scentsy, Pampered Chef and M.A.M.A.S. There will also be for sale bake goods and lunches of homemade chicken salad and pimento cheese.

First Saturdays Artisan Market: This free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gallery 1606, located on the corner of Highway 58W (18001 Southampton Parkway) and Main Street in Capron. Featured will be exhibitions and sale by local artisans and craftsmen with specialties in decorative arts for fall, including folk art, handcrafted pens, metal art, repurposed furniture, stained glass, oil paintings, Naive American art, photography, herbal soaps, wearable art, jewelry, turned wood, crochet, fabric creations, hand-built pottery and more. Reservations are required for free vendor space. For more information, email gallery1606@gmail.com or call Lynette Allston at 434-658-4454.

Thursday, Nov. 9

Blood Drive: This will take place in Trinity United Methodist Church, 201 Cedar St., from noon to 6 p.m. The Christmas Store is the sponsor. Smithfield Baptist Church’s Johnny Barlow Sunday School Class will provide the food canteen. Each donor will receive a holiday ornament while supplies last. Call 1-800-733-2767 to schedule an appointment.

Saturday, Nov. 18

Truck Driver Training: Paul D. Camp Community College’s Division of Workforce Development is offering truck driver training on Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 18, 2017-Jan. 21, 2018, from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. in room 117 on the Hobbs Suffolk Campus, 271 Kenyon Road. The training prepares students for the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) test. Financial assistance is available. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 15, by 5 p.m. For more information, email workforce@pdc.edu or call 569-6050.