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Community Happenings

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.

Mahone’s Tavern and Museum: The historic building will be open on Tuesday, June 12, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Mahone’s Tavern has witnessed and been a part of much of the history of Southampton County, Virginia. Built on one of the original lots of Jerusalem in 1796, it is possibly the oldest house in present-day Courtland and is one of the oldest houses in Southampton County. Come visit the boyhood home of William Mahone and the museum it has now become. Located at 22341 Main St., the tavern is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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. For more information or to register, call the Arts Center@319 at 357-7707 or e-mail info@smithfieldarts.org.

 

Monday, June 11

Citizens’ Association and Civic League meeting: The Isle of Wight Citizens’ Association and the Carrollton Civic League will meet together at 7 p.m, in the community room of Sentara St. Luke’s medical center, 20209 Sentara Way, Carrollton. This is a special pot luck dinner meeting so all attendees are requested to bring a meal entree of their choice to share with all. Lisa Meunier will facilitate a discussion on “Political America.” A short business meeting will follow. For information, call 613-6183 or 503-3450.

 

Tuesday, June 12

Mahone’s Tavern and Museum: The historic building will be open from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Mahone’s Tavern has witnessed and been a part of much of the history of Southampton County, Virginia. Built on one of the original lots of Jerusalem in 1796, it is possibly the oldest house in present-day Courtland and is one of the oldest houses in Southampton County. Come visit the boyhood home of William Mahone and the museum it has now become. Located at 22341 Main St., the tavern is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

Thursday, June 14

Flavors of Isle of Wight: Starting at 6 p.m. in the Smithfield Center, come sample signature foods, wines and beers. Tickets are $25 per person and proceeds benefit education programs for youth awarded through the Isle of Wight Community Foundation. Visit theisle.chambermaster.com or www.theisle.org for ticket information.

 

Friday, June 15

PDCCC fall registration: Registration is underway for the fall 2018 semester at Paul D. Camp Community College. Classes start on Tuesday, Aug. 21. For more information, log onto pdc.edu.

Bluegrass concert: Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department will host its monthly Firehouse Bluegrass music benefit at 7:30 p.m. in Fire Station-10, 15020 Carrollton Blvd.A donation of $5 for admission is requested for the featured entertainment, Solid Rock Bluegrass Gospel Band. More information at: http://solidrockbluegrass.com/. Proceeds benefit the volunteer fire/rescue service of Carrollton and nearby mutual aid districts in Smithfield and northern Suffolk. Hot dogs and soft drinks are available during the concert. Please bring your own chair. For more information, call 613-6183 or visit www.carrolltonfiredept.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.

 

Wednesday, June 20

AARP No. 5309 meeting: The AARP Windsor Chapter No. 5309 monthly meeting will be at 10 a.m. in the Windsor Ruritan Clubhouse, 14 Community Drive. The special guest will be Jim Dau, AARP Virginia state director. For more information, call Yolanda Blount, chapter president at 818-1211 or email byrd4323@aol.com.

 

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.

 

Tuesday, June 12

Mahone’s Tavern and Museum: The historic building will be open from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Mahone’s Tavern has witnessed and been a part of much of the history of Southampton County, Virginia. Built on one of the original lots of Jerusalem in 1796, it is possibly the oldest house in present day Courtland and is one of the oldest houses in Southampton County. Come and visit the boyhood home of William Mahone and the museum it has now become. Located at 22341 Main St. in historic downtown Courtland, the tavern is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

Saturday, July 7

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.