Community Calendar

Published 7:26 pm Friday, March 9, 2018

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Saturday, March 10

BBQ Pork Chop Dinner: The Windsor Ruritan Club will offer this meal from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the clubhouse on Community Drive. Meals can be eaten in or taken out. Cost is $10 per plate. For ticket and information, contact R.A. Howell at 242-6094.

Share Your Stories: March is National Peanut Month, and to celebrate, we ask that you share your peanut stories with us. The museum is writing a book about Isle of Wight County’s agricultural history, and we need your help documenting peanuts…as well as pork, cotton, wheat, soybeans, corn, potatoes and more. Share your photos, documents, memories and drawings and more so that Isle of Wight County’s agricultural story will be preserved for future generations. For an appointment, please email or contact or 357-0115.

Food bank collections: The Women’s committee of the Isle of Wight Farm Bureau will collect non-perishable food items for our local food banks until Monday, March 26. Please bring your items to a Farm Bureau office at 79 East Windsor Blvd., Windsor, or 225C Battery Park Road, Smithfield.

Monday, March 12

Relay Rally: The monthly meeting for the Relay For Life of Isle of Wight/Surry will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Benn’s UMC, 14571 Benn’s Church Blvd., Smithfield. For details, call 810-5207, email or go to

Tuesday, March 13

IOW Rescue Squad Auxiliary: The Isle of Wight Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the IOW Rescue Squad building, 13080 Great Springs Road, Smith‑ eld. For more information, call 357-4612.

Friday, March 16

Adult sports: Isle of Wight County’s Department of Parks and Recreation is accepting registrations for adult sports. The last day to register for all teams is March 16. Men’s softball will run April 2 through June 4. Co-ed softball will run April 4 through May 23. Kickball will run April 5 through May 24. All season dates are weather permitting. For more information or to register, call 357-2291.

Spring Cloverbud Camp: The Airfield 4-H Center will have a Spring Cloverbud Camp from Friday, March 16 through Sunday, March 18 for kids ages 5-8. The registration fee is $110 and is non-refundable after March. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 28. To register or for more information, call 899-4901.

Saturday, March 17

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: Come and join us for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Airfield Conference Center, 15189 Airfield Road, Wakefield. There will be two Easter Egg Hunts. One at 9 a.m. and another at 10 a.m. For more information and reservations call 899-4901.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in downtown Smith‑field. The parade will begin on James Street at 10:30 a.m. and proceed onto Grace Street and North Mason Street, concluding on Washington Street. For more information, email

Friday, March 23

Bethlehem Jam: Joe Singer and the “Texas Tidewater Connection Band” perform from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Ruritan Club House, 140 Manning Rd. Suffolk. No admission charge, but donations to the tip jar go to the band so please give generously. Soft drinks, BBQ, hot dogs, snacks and desserts will be available for purchase. For more information, call 617-5955.

Saturday, March 24

The Paul D. Camp Community CollegeFoundation Board will hold its third annual Building for the Future Gala. The event gets underway at 5:30 p.m., in the college’s Regional Workforce Development Center. Proceeds will be used for the following to support upgrades and expansions that will benefit students. For information or tickets, call Dr. Renee Felts at 569-6760.

Friday, April 6

Spring Teen Fling: Call all teens. Spring Teen Fling will from Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8 at the Airfield 4-H Center, 15189 Airfield Road, Wakefield. Activities include campfire, canoeing, dance, movies, sports and games. For more information, visit

Saturday, April 7

Golf tournament: The Seventh Annual Child Abuse Prevention Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Joyner Gray Yale Ruritan Club and Southampton Social Services, will be at Cypress Cove Country Club, 20333 Country Club Road, Franklin. Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 4. The rain date is Saturday, April 14. The cost is $75 per person ($300 for foursomes; $50 per high school student that plays,) which includes carts, green fees, range balls, prizes and a barbecue dinner by Jerry’s Roadside Grill & Catering. Hole sponsorships are $100 each. Registration and purchase of mulligans begin at noon and the shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Proceeds go back to the county community via programs that support the prevention of child abuse. For details, contact Jerry Stivers at 630-8604; or Michelle Stivers at 556-2623 (mobile) or 653-3122 (work.)

Saturday, April 14

Down Home Day: This year’s event at the Southampton Heritage Village/Agriculture & Forestry Museum in Courtland has been expanded an hour to give people more time to see the demonstrations and exhibits, as well as enjoying food and fellowship. Jimmy Ricks and his Shiloh Grass bluegrass band will perform. The gristmill will be running, providing fresh cornmeal. Bill Vick will have a display of hand shellers for corn. The model trains will also be running, including one that children can operate. For more information, call 654-6785.

Friday, April 20

Environmental Education Camp: This event will be from Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22 at the Airfield 4-H Center, 15189 Airfield Road, Wakefield. For more information, visit

Saturday, April 21

Wakefield Ruritan Club Bash/BBQ and Shad Homecoming: Join us from 3 to 8 p.m. for fun, food and entertainment. This year’s event will host various children’s activities, display with the history of the Wakefield Ruritans and Shad Planking, cornhole tournament,a live band, BBQ and Shad, raffle with with four prizes and a beer truck.