Published 2:51 pm Monday, December 10, 2018
Saturday, Dec. 8
Old-Fashioned Country Breakfast: This will be served from 7 to 10 a.m. by the Smithfield Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8545, 223 Washington St., across from the library and YMCA. The menu features scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, biscuits, gravy, hash browns, corn bread, fried salt spot and mixed fruit. Coffee and juice are included with a $7 donation. Omelet to order is an additional $2. Children age 6-12 are $4 and children under 6 eat free. All proceeds go to support the many activities and programs of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8545 in Smithfield.
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.
Make-and-Take Workshop: One-hour sessions begin at noon in The Arts Center@319 (319 Main St., downtown Smithfield.) All materials provided. Instructors: Stephanie Faleski and Juliette Marshall. Make your own sock snowman or penguin holiday decoration. Customize as you like, can be created with or without sewing. Ages 10 through adult. Younger children may participate if a parent assists. Cost is $25 per person. Advance registration preferred, but walk-ins accepted, space permitting. To sign up, call 357-7707 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
New hours at St. Luke’s: New days of operation for Historic St. Luke’s Church and Museum are Tuesdays through Saturdays from Feb. 1-Dec. 31. Hours remain at 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Access to all of the cemeteries and grounds will remain between sunrise and sunset daily. If you have a private group of 10 people of more and wish to schedule a guided tour on Sunday or Monday, call to make an advance reservation. For questions or comments, call director Todd Balance at 407-8829.
Sunday, Dec. 9
IOW Historical Society: The Isle of Wight County Historical Society will have a meeting at 2 p.m. in the Ruritan Club, 17011 Courthouse Highway, Windsor. The guest speaker will be Dr. Randolph Turner, retired archaeologist, Virginia Department of Historic Resources will provide a presentation, “Richard Randolph Turner of Shoal Bay — Civil War Patriot or War Criminal?” For more information, go to iwchs.com or email Carolyn A. Keen at email@example.com.
PDCCC food drive: The annual Paul D. Camp Community College Foodbank Committee’s food drive is underway to help students with food insecurities. The committee is collecting canned tuna in water; canned stews and soups; canned vegetables and fruits; peanut butter; crackers; protein and granola bars; bagged nuts and seeds; oatmeal and other cereal; shelf stable milk substitutes; dried fruits; and applesauce until Dec. 14 at College Success Coach Program office, 120C on the Franklin Campus, and 112D on the Hobbs Suffolk Campus. For more information, contact Dr. Sandra Walker, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Dec. 11
Blood drive: AARP Windsor Chapter No.. 5309, the Woman’s Club of Windsor and the Windsor Ruritan Club will sponsor a Red Cross blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Windsor Ruritan Clubhouse, 14 Community Drive, Windsor. All donors will receive a free American Red Cross T-shirt. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and enter: WindsorComm to schedule an appointment.
PDCCC Bring a Friend Day: Paul D. Camp Community College’s center in Smithfield will hold this free “lunch and learn” type event from noon to 2 p.m. It is intended as a one-stop session to enroll for Spring 2019 classes. Prospective students should bring official high school or college transcripts for the on-site evaluations. Registration is not required but is recommended. To register or for more information, call 925-6340. The college’s center in Smithfield is located on the second floor of the Blackwater Regional Library, 253 James St.
Thursday, Dec. 13
Small business consultations: Jim Carroll of the Small Business Development Center will be offering free one-hour consultations for small business owners and prospectives at Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce offices at 100 Main St., Smithfield, from 9 a.m. to noon. For appointments call: 357-3502 or email email@example.com.
Friday, Dec. 14
PDCCC food drive: The annual Paul D. Camp Community College Foodbank Committee’s food drive is underway to help students with food insecurities. The committee is collecting canned tuna in water; canned stews and soups; canned vegetables and fruits; peanut butter; crackers; protein and granola bars; bagged nuts and seeds; oatmeal and other cereal; shelf stable milk substitutes; dried fruits; and applesauce at College Success Coach Program office, 120C on the Franklin Campus, and 112D on the Hobbs Suffolk Campus. For more information, contact Dr. Sandra Walker, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PDCCC board meeting: The Paul D. Camp Community College Local College Board will meet at 5 p.m., in the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront, 100 E. Constance Road.
Carrsville Christmas Parade: The Carrsville Ruritan Club invites you to attend or participate in the Carrsville Christmas Parade at 2 p.m. The theme this year will be “Tis The Season.” Lineup will begin on Pruden Road and will end at the Carrsville Fire House where children can meet Santa Claus. For more information, call Phillip Bradshaw at 377-7178 or email Pbradshaw56@ aol.com.
Christmas bazaar: This will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Franklin-Southampton Fairgrounds. Vendors are still being sought, so those interested can call 242- 396-1089. A gift basket of goodies, including tickets to next year’s Fair, will be raffled off at that event. The Franklin Chevrolet, GMC, Buick dealership is also sponsoring this activity. Contact Janet Joyner at 334-2171 for details.
Breakfast with Santa: Have breakfast with Santa at the Airfield 4-H Conference from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Reservations are not required but are encouraged.
Thursday, Dec. 20
Prospective and Small Business Consultations: The Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce is accepting reservations for prospective and small business owners to meet with Jim Carroll, a consultant from the Small Business Center of Hampton Roads. Schedule a free appointment for one-hour slots between 9 a.m. and noon. For more information, call 357-3502 or email email@example.com.
Monday, Dec. 31
New Year’s Eve Midnight Enchantment: From 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Call to make your reservations at the Air eld 4-H Conference Center at 899-4901.