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MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Upcoming events in the Danville area

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Upcoming events in the Danville area

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DRIVE-THRU DINNER: Post 1097 Auxiliary Unit, 17 Fairfield Ave., will hold a drive-thru dinner ready for pick up at 5 p.m. Dinner includes chicken leg quarters, baked beans, coleslaw, rolls and dessert at cost of $10 per plate. Call 434-793-7531 or to pre-order, call 434-489-3155.


SHRED DAY: Riverview Rotary will hold Shred Day from 9 a.m. to noon at the parking lot by Long River Chinese Restaurant at 2835 Riverside Drive. Freewill donation accepted with proceeds benefitting Danville Riverview Rotary fundraising. Paper should be contained in boxes. Rain date is April 24. 

FREE HOT DOG LUNCH: Free hot dog lunch hosted by Trinity United Methodist Church, 409 Arnett Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Food will be served outside for take-out only.


OPENING RECEPTION AND EXHIBITION: Opening reception for exhibition by Veronica Jackson from 2 to 5 p.m., 500 Block Gallery at 563 Craghead St. in Danville's River District. Exhibition runs through May 23 from noon to 8 pm. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, contact or call 434-793-5644. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.


RIVERVIEW ROTARY RODS & RIDES: Riverview Rotary Rods & Rides Classic Car Show, a fundraiser, will be held on the lawn at Ballou Park. Registration/check in begins at 8 a.m. on site to receive packets. Registration is $20. To pre-register, visit For more information, contact Gary Clark at


DANVILLE CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL: Danville Children's Festival hosted by Danville Parks and Recreation from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carrington Pavilion, 629 Craghead St. Features activities for children of all ages. Vendors and concessions will be on site.


2021 CO-MINGLE FEEDER CALF SALE: Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Olde Dominion Cattle Cooperative will host the 2021 Co-mingle Feeder Calf sale at 6 p.m. at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex. Any producer interested in participating in cooperative marketing of their cattle may contact Becky Roberts at the Pittsylvania County VEC office at 434-432-7770 for specific information no later than April 1. 


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: As part of the VCU Massey Cancer Center Office of Health Equity and Disparities Research, the Cancer Research and Resource Center in Danville is studying factors that impact colorectal cancer screening in local clinics. Resident of Virginia who receive care from a local community health center are asked to call 434-791-5205 or email You will be asked to complete a 30-35 minute interview and will receive a gift card as compensation for your time.

DANVILLE MASTER GARDENER HELP DESK: The Danville Master Gardener Help Desk is available to answer your gardening, lawn and landscaping questions every Monday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October. Call the Cooperative Extension Office at 434-799-6558 or email

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