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Community Happenings

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.

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, Aug. 6

Carrollton Civic League: The meeting begins at 7 p.m., in the community room of Sentara St. Luke’s Medical Center at 20209 Sentara Way. The topic of discussion is “Town of Carrollton? Should Isle of Wight County’s Newport Election District and adjacent areas in both the Windsor and Smithfield districts be incorporated as a town under the Code of Virginia?” A short business meeting will follow. For more information, call 613-6183. The CCL continues its’ decades long tradition of preserving and enhancing the quality of life in the greater Carrollton area of Isle of Wight County.

 

Friday, Aug. 10

Bethlehem Ruritan Jam: The concert will be from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Ruritan Club House, 140 Manning Road, Suffolk. The featured performers will be Kay Hayes and The Long and Short of It Band. There is no admission charge, but there will be a tip jar that goes to the band, so please give generously. There will be food, soft drinks and desserts available for purchase. For more information, call George Fowler at 617-5955.

 

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.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 14

Bingo night: The Walters Ruritan Club will have bingo night at 7 o’clock in the Walters Community Center. There will be food, drinks and instant bingos available for purchase. Doors open at 6 o’clock. For more information, call Mike Perry at 642-0833.

 

Monday, Aug. 20

College board meeting: The Paul D. Camp Community College Local College Board will meet on at 4:30 p.m., at the Regional Workforce Development Center in Franklin, 100 N. College Drive.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 22

Windsor Community Blood Drive: The next collection will be from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Windsor Ruritan Clubhouse, 14 Community Drive, Windsor. This is sponsored by AARP of Windsor, the Woman’s Club of Windsor and the Windsor Ruritan Club. All donors will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card via email. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter WindsorComm to schedule an appointment.

 

Friday, Aug. 24

Bethlehem Ruritan Jam: The concert will be from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Ruritan Club House, 140 Manning Road, Suffolk. The featured performers will be Stephanie Poole and The Dallas

Band. There is no admission charge, but there will be a tip jar that goes to the band, so please give generously. There will be food, soft drinks and desserts available for purchase. For more information, call George Fowler at 617-5955.

 

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.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 11

Bingo night: The Walters Ruritan Club will have bingo night at 7 o’clock in the Walters Community Center. There will be food, drinks and instant bingos available for purchase. Doors open at 6 o’clock. For more information, call Mike Perry at 642-0833.