Community Happenings

Published 6:07 pm Friday, October 26, 2018

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Saturday, Oct. 27

Famous fish fry: The Suffolk Shrine Club will host this meal from 4 to 7 p.m. at 500 Elizabeth St., Suffolk. Cost is $10 per ticket; free for children age 8 and under. Meals can be eaten in or taken out. Procees benefit the club.


Sunday, Oct. 28

Sundays at Four: The concert series presents “The John Bullard Quartet — banjo, violin, cello and piano” in Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church St., downtown Smithfield. John Bullard has gained international attention for his work in developing and transcribing classical repertoire for the five string banjo. He is joined by pianist Markus Compton, violinist Francoise Moquin and cellist Schuyler Slack. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, call 675-5777 or visit All tickets can be purchased at the door.


Monday, Oct. 29

Blood drive: The Isle of Wight Ruritan Clubhouse will be the site of a blood drive from 1 to 5 p.m. The site is located at 17011 Courthouse Highway. Visit and enter IsleOfWight to schedule an appointment.


Friday, Nov. 2

Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian School Day: All second through sixth grade students and teachers are invited to Cattashowrock Town from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an SOL appropriate Native American School Day. Students and Teachers will be escorted to the five stations: Replica 17th Century Iroquoian Palisade Village; Archeological Society of Virginia; the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Language Booth; arts and crafts vendor booths; and the Powwow Sacred Circle. For details on the Native American School Day at Cattashowrock Town, call or email Karen Running Moon Barrett at 572-4890 or 562-7760, or;; or


Saturday, Nov. 3

Windsor Town Center grand opening: The Town of Windsor will celebrate the grand opening of its Windsor Town Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. The first event to be held in the center, the Woman’s Club Craft Fair, will follow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will feature chicken salad and pimento cheese for sale for lunch. The Town Center is located at 23361 Courthouse Highway, Windsor.

Christmas Craft Fair: The Woman’s Club of Windsor will host this annual event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the new Windsor Town Center, 23361 Courthouse Highway. A bake sale, raffle, homemade chicken salad and pimento cheese will be offered. Numerous vendors such as LuLa Roe, Pampered Chef, Scentsy and Tupperware will be present. This will the first event in the facility, which will also be dedicated that day.

Corn Harvest Dance Powwow: The 24th Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe’s event, hosted by the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe, will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Cattashowrock Town, 27345 Aquia Path, Courtland. There will be Native American drumming and dancing, native arts and craft vendors, food, ASV Artifacts ID Day and the Aztec Dancers, demonstration in flint-knapping, Native American beading and more. Tribal history by Chief Walt “Red Hawk” Brown. Grand entry will be at noon. Entry donation is $6 for adults; $4 seniors and children over 6 years old. Children under 6 is free. Sponsored by the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribes Heritage Foundation, Inc., 501 (c) 3 tax exempt entity. For details, call 562-7760 or 354-6839, or visit

Artisan Market in Capron: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Holiday Shopping with artisans and crafters featuring quilts, warm handwoven wearable art, local authors and books, oil and watercolor paintings, herbal soaps, stained glass creations, handcrafted and repurposed furniture, forged metal art, silver jewelry, hand crafted pens, knitted and crocheted home goods, folk art, pottery, carved and turned wood, hand- crafted knives, handmade brooms, Native American crafts, a beading craft demonstration, Native American tacos and food creations and more. On the grounds of Gallery 1606, corner of Highway 58 a Main Street, 18001 Southampton Parkway, Capron. Free public event, free parking. Reservations required for free vendor space. For information, email, or call 434-658-4454.


Wednesday, Nov. 7

Youth art class: Resident artist Diane Z. Greenhalgh will teach fundamental drawing principles, painting and color theory for young artists ages 6 to 12 years from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at The Arts Center @ 319 (319 Main St.) in downtown Smithfield. The fee is $60 for Isle of Wight Arts League members, $70 for non-members. Each month, classes will be offered to advance students’ skill and knowledge. Registration is required five days prior to the first session. Additional sessions will be held on Wednesdays, Nov. 14 and 28. For details or to register, call the Arts Center@319 at 357-7707 or send e-mail to


Friday, Nov. 9

Bethlehem Ruritan Jam: The concert will be in the Bethlehem Ruritan Club House, 140 Manning Road, Suffolk, featuring The Ocean Breeze Band. There is no admission charge. 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 George Fowler 617-5955.


Saturday, Nov. 10

Ham & Fried Chicken Dinner: The Windsor Ruritan Club will serve meals from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Windsor Ruritan Community House on Community Drive. Cost is $10 per dinner, which can be eaten in or taken out. For ticket and information, contact R.A. Howell at 242-6094.