Community Happenings

Published 1:53 pm Monday, February 18, 2019

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Saturday, Feb. 16

Palette knife class: Create a painting of a southern magnolia using oil paint and palette knives. Artist Barbara Lively Mastaglio will teach this make-it-and-take-it, three-hour workshop for students ages 16 and up of all skill levels from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Arts Center @ 319 (319 Main St., downtown Smithfield.) The class fee is $55 for Isle of Wight Arts League members and $65 for non-members, plus a materials fee of $18, which covers canvases, paint and the use of all tools provided by the instructor. Register by Thursday, Feb. 14 to reserve your space by calling 357-7707 or emailing


Wednesday, Feb. 20

AARP: Windsor Chapter 5309 will meet at 10 a.m. in the Windsor Ruritan Clubhouse. Our guest speaker will be Rachel Taylor, branch manager, Old Point Bank, Windsor. Her topics will be “Banking Services and Fraud Prevention.”


Thursday, Feb. 21

Craft and Chat: If you like scrapbooking, quilting, knitting, crocheting or doing any other crafts, come to the Smithfield Library every third Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. The library is at 255 James St., Smithfield. Call 357-2264 for details.


Friday, Feb. 22

Bethlehem Ruritan Jam: Barry Fedesco and The Timeline Band will perform from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the clubhouse, 140 Manning Road, Suffolk. There is no admission charge. Donations to the band go in the tip jar, so please give generously. Soft drinks, BBQ, hot dogs, snacks, and desserts will be available for purchase. For more information, call George Fowler at 617-5955.


Saturday, Feb. 23

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.


Saturday, March 9

BBQ Pork Chop Dinner: The Windsor Ruritan Club is sponsoring this event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in its clubhouse on Community Drive. The donation cost is $10 per person, and meals can be eaten there or taken out. For tickets and contact information, call R.A. Howell at 647-5384.


Saturday, March 23

Live music: The community is invited to join Sgt. (USMC) Jayton D. Patterson VFW Post 4411 at 3385 Beaver Dam Road, Franklin, for a free live music event from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the smoke-free Charles Butler Hall. The New City Sound band will entertain with a blend of country, light rock and oldies. The band will be performing for tips, so please give generously. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There will be food available for purchase.

Boots & Bling: The Paul D. Camp Community College Foundation will hold its spring fundraiser, Boots & Bling in the Regional Workforce Development Center, 100 N. College Dr., Franklin. Casual country attire is requested for the auction, dinner and dance. Open bar and silent auction begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person. For more information, including sponsorships and tickets, email Renee Felts at


Friday, April 5

Scholarship deadline: Applications for the Delta Kappa Gamma-Gamma Epsilon Vaughan Scholarship are due April 5. Graduating seniors who attend school or live in Isle of Wight County, and who intend to pursue a career in education, are eligible to apply for this $1,000 scholarship. Applications are available from the guidance offices of Isle of Wight Academy and Windsor High School. For more information, contact Donna Pitt at