Community Happenings

Published 1:27 pm Monday, November 5, 2018

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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.

Open House Weekend: Visit local merchants in downtown Smithfield all dressed up and decorated for the holidays. Enjoy specials, refreshments and more. For more information, call 357-5182.

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.


Big Pig Bicycle Tour: This inaugural ride will take bicyclists on scenic country roads along rolling hills and will begin and end at the Luter Family YMCA in downtown Smithfield. For more information, visit or call 357-3502.

Smithfield Pickers’ Market: This will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Joyner Field, next door to the Visitor’s Center at 319 Main St., downtown Smithfield. For more information, call 375-3031.


Saturday, Nov. 17

Holiday Evening Market: Find unique, handcrafted gifts and food and enjoy live music, Christmas lights and mulled wine from 4 to 8 p.m. in the 100-300 blocks of Main Street, downtown Smithfield. For more information, call 357-5182.


Saturday, Dec. 8

The Polar Express: How about something different for the holidays — a drive-in movie? “The Polar Express” will be shown at the Isle of Wight County Fairgrounds, Heritage Park in Windsor, at 4 p.m. The event is free and sponsored by Isle of Wight County Parks and Recreation.