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Community Happenings

Saturday, June 2

Relay For Life of Isle of Wight/Surry: This will be in Smithfield High School, with the opening ceremony at 10 a.m., followed by the Survivors’ Lap; a second take places at 6 p.m. There will be activities and entertainment all day long. The luminaria ceremony will be at 9 p.m. For more information, go to www.RelayForLife.org/IWSVA or pam78@aol.com or 810-5207.

Ladies Shooting Clinic: The Airfield 4-H Conference Center, 15189 Airfield Road, Wakefield, will have a Ladies Only Shooting Clinic. The registration fee is $50. To register or for more information, call 899-4901.

First Saturdays Artisan Market: Local artisans with unique specialties in scented candles, wearable art, stained glass, oil paintings, herbal soaps, jewelry, quilts, metal art, handcrafted pens, turned wood, pottery, Native American art, photography, folk art, repurposed furniture, Native American tacos, craft demonstrations. The Nottoway Tribe of Virginia History Interpretive Exhibit is also available for view. This takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gallery 1606, corner of Highway 58 and Main Street, 18001 Southampton Parkway. Reservations are required for free vendor space. Free admission. Free parking. For further information, email gallery1606@gmail.com or call 434 658-4454.

 

Tuesday, June 5

Blood drive: The Walters Ruritan Club will have a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Ruritan building at 27746 Walters Highway between Windsor and Franklin. All donors will receive a $5 Amazon gift card and coupon for free a small blizzard. For additional information or if you want to volunteer, call 650-8062.

AARP driving class: The Isle of Wight County Commission on Aging will host an AARP Safety Defensive Driving Class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 5 and 6 in the recreation hall at Nike Park, 13036 Nike Park Road, Carrollton. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. For more information or to sign up, contact Regine Walme-Edwards, recreation specialist, at 357-2291.

AARP driving class The Isle of Wight County Commission on Aging will host an AARP Safety Defensive Driving Class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 5 and 6 in the recreation hall at Nike Park, 13036 Nike Park Road, Carrollton. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. For more information or to sign up, contact Regine Walme-Edwards, recreation specialist, at 357-2291.

 

Friday, June 8

Bethlehem Jam: Nancy Joyner and The Early Station Band will perform from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Ruritan Club House, 140 Manning Road, 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, June 9

Downtown Smithfield Pickers Market: Held the second Saturday of each month from April through October from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Joyner Field net to the Visitor’s Center at 319 Main St., this is a great place to treasure hunt. For more information, call 375-3031.

Guided tour of Ivy Hill Cemetery: Tour the privately owned historic cemetery established in 1886. Grave markers are from the mid-19th century to present day. Join local historian Kathy Mountjoy for a free guided walking tour of this historic treasure, offered the second Saturday of each month through November, weather permitting. Wear comfortable shoes and meet at the entrance of the cemetery, 451 N. Church St., Smithfield, at 10 a.m. For more information, call 408-1935

Yoga at Windsor Castle Park: This is an all-level group yoga class to benefit the “Warriors at Ease” charity. Held the second Saturday of each month, April through Sept., from 9 to 10 a.m. at 301 Jericho Road, near the kayak launch in downtown Smithfield. $10 per person. Bring your own mat. For more information, email roamingyogava@gmail.com.

Paint Big or Go Home: From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Barbara Lively Mastaglio will present this workshop for students ages 16 and up of all skill levels. Attend this workshop and find out why bigger is better. Create a colossal original, abstract painting using a variety of tools, all in a three -hour class. Make it and take it home. The fee is $45 members/$55 non-members plus materials fee of $38, which covers canvas, paint and the use of all tools provided by instructor. Register by Thursday, June 8, to reserve your space. For more information or to register, call the Arts Center@319 at 357-7707 or e-mail info@smithfieldarts.org.

 

Monday, June 18

JuliARTe Summer Camp: This will take place from 9 a.m. to noon through Friday, June 22. All materials included for daily art projects including painting, fiber art and jewelry with instruction by resident artist Juliette Marshall. Cost is $35 per day or $150 for entire week for IWAL members ($45/day, $160/week for non-members) Fee must be paid by Friday, June 8, to reserve your space. For more information or to register, call the Arts Center@319 at 357-7707 or e-mail info@smithfieldarts.org.

 

Friday. June 22

Bethlehem Jam: The Dallas Band will perform from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Ruritan Club House, 140 Manning Road, 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.

 

Thursday, June 28

Annual opioid epidemic symposium: Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. Please join the PDCCC’s nursing class of 2019 for a viewing of the documentary Chasing the Dragon and a panel of speakers who have firsthand experience with the current opioid crisis. This symposium will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Workforce Development Center, Franklin. Refreshments will be provided.

 

Friday, June 29

Live music: The community is invited to join Sgt. Jayton D. Patterson, USMC, VFW Post 4411for a live music event at 3385 Beaverdam Road, Franklin, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Charles Butler Hall. The featured band will be Otto Shelor and the Country Ravens, who will entertain at no charge; however, tips will be welcomed. Doors open at 6 p.m. There will be food and beverages available for purchase. This is a rain-or-shine event.

 

Saturday, June 30

Treasures & Trades Show: The Carrsville Ruritan Club will host this in the community center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents are wanted to share their homemade crafts and goodies, or who are wanting to clean out their attics and share/sell their treasures. Vendors will include Origami Owl, Pampered Chef, Lula Roe, Thirty-One, Paparazzi and Scentsy. Estate and antique items also for sale. There will also be food hot from the kitchen, drinks and baked goods. To reserve a table for indoor ($25, but nearly sold out) or outdoor ($15,) contact Paula Apperson at admiralappy@msn.com. Leave your name, phone number and what you would like to set up. We will contact you to get your table reserved. Or send us a message on Facebook. Bring your own table and tens.

Olden Days Festival: Make plans to visit Smithfield for this annual festival on Main Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Includes a car show, live music, entertainment, children’s activities, a food court, vendors and a raft race. For more information, call 357-5182 or visit https://www.genuinesmithfieldva.com/smithfield-olden-days-festival.html.