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Community Happenings

Saturday, July 21

Battle of Smithfield: This free, guided walking tour begins at the Isle of Wight County Museum, 103 Main St., downtown Smithfield, at 2 p.m. Meet a Union soldier at the museum for a lecture and a walk down Church Street as he details his experiences in this battle. For more information, call 356-1223.

Walking tour of Historic Fort Huger: Visit this Civil War fort and learn the significance of this gateway to the Confederate capital. This free guided tour begins at Fort Huger, 15080 Talcott Terrace, Isle of Wight County, at 10 a.m. For more information, call 356-1223.

IW Arts League Members Show: The exhibition will be on display daily through Aug. 25. Peoples’ choice award voting will take place by paper ballot in the gallery throughout the month of July. For more information, call the Arts Center at 357-7707 or visit smithfieldarts.org. The Arts Center is located at 319 Main St., downtown Smithfield.

Smithfield Little Theatre: Season tickets are now on sale for the Smithfield Little Theatre’s 2018-2019 season. The lineup includes “Legally Blonde – the Musical,” “Play On” and “Big Fish.” For more information, visit www.smithfieldlittletheatre.org.

 

Monday, July 23

Windsor Town Council: Mayor Carita Richardson has called a meeting of the Windsor Town Council at 5 p.m. in the council chamber of the Windsor Municipal Building, 8 E. Windsor Blvd., Windsor. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the Youth Development (correctional) Center.

 

Wednesday, July 25

Beginning Jewelry, Pearl Knotting: Learn the basic hand-knotting technique to string or restring pearls from artist Diane Milner. The class includes the completion of a seven- to eight-inch knotted bracelet using bead tips and a gold-filled safety clasp. All tools are provided and all supplies are included in the workshop fee of $30 for Isle of Wight Arts League members and $40 for non-members. Reservations are required one week in advance of the workshop, which will be held at The Arts Center @319 in downtown Smithfield. Call 357-7707 to register or for more information.

 

Thursday, July 26

Fall enrollment: Paul D. Camp Community College will hold an event for new and returning students at each of its locations next week. New and returning students can come to the college to discuss career and academic options and register for fall 2018 semester classes. In addition to on-site placement testing and financial aid staff availability, a drawing for three $250 scholarships will take place. Those who enroll in 12 to 15 credits will be eligible for the drawing. The schedule is as follows: Hobbs Suffolk Campus, 271 Kenyon Road, Tuesday, July 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

PDCCC at Smithfield, 253 James St.; Wednesday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Franklin Campus, 100 North College Drive Thursday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Classes begin Aug. 21. For more information, call 569-6700.

 

Friday, July 27

Bethlehem Jam: Randy Grigg and the Flatland Bluegrass Country 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, July 28

Cold wax painting workshop: Artist Nancy Stutts provides instruction in this versatile medium for representational or abstract painting styles at The Arts Center @319 in downtown Smithfield. Class fee is $50 for Isle of Wight Arts League members and $670 for non-members, plus a materials fee of $50 for wax, scrapers, panels and paper. Participants are to bring oil paints and an apron, but some paints will be provided. There will be a short break for lunch. You must register and pay by Saturday, July 21. For more information or to register, call 357-7707, visit SmithfieldArts.org or email info@smithfieldarts.org.

 

Sunday, July 29

Beginning Jewelry, Pearl Knotting: Learn the basic hand-knotting technique to string or restring pearls from artist Diane Milner. The class includes the completion of a seven- to eight-inch knotted bracelet using bead tips and a gold-filled safety clasp. All tools are provided and all supplies are included in the workshop fee of $30 for Isle of Wight Arts League members and $40 for non-members. Reservations are required one week in advance of the workshop, which will be held at The Arts Center @319 in downtown Smithfield. Call 357-7707 to register or for more information.

 

Saturday, Aug. 4

First Saturdays Artisan Market: Local artisans with unique specialties in stained glass creations, forged metal art, handmade brooms, handcrafted and repurposed furniture, silver jewelry, wearable art, herbal soaps, local writers and books, oil paintings, handcrafted pens, knit and crochet, quilts, folk art, pottery, carved and turned wood, handcrafted knives, Native American crafts, locally grown produce, craft demonstrations and more. 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.

 

Saturday, Aug. 11

Yoga at Windsor Castle Park: This is an all-level yoga class to benefit the “Warriors at Ease” charity. Held the second Saturday of each month through September from 9 to 10 a.m., the cost is $10 per person. Bring your own mat. For more information, email roamingyogava@gmail.com.

 

Saturday, Sept. 8

Heritage Day: Heritage Day will be at Southampton Heritage Village/Agriculture and Forestry Museum on Heritage Lane, Courtland, from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. The cost for adults is $5, school-age children $2, pre-schoolers are free. There will be running heritage equipment: saw mill, grist mill, printing press, large model train displays, plus hands-on trains for kids, a scavenger hunt, craft vendors, old cars, tractors, engines and music. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. For more information, call Anne Bryant at 562-5783.