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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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NAR-ANON MEETINGS RESUMES: Nar-Anon will begin meeting again in person at 6 p.m. at Grace Design United Methodist Church, 1064 Franklin Turnpike. Face masks are mandatory and social distancing will be practiced. The group will meet in the gym portion of the of the church. The local group follows the Nar-anon 12 step program. For more information, call 434-713-4404 or email


SCAVENGER HUNT: River District Association announces the launch of the River District Downtown App, Distrx, with a with a scavenger hunt “apptivity” for the community, “You Otter be in the River District.” The scavenger hunt will be from 10 a.m. to noon. There are 11 shy otters hiding around the River District. Solve clues and explore downtown to figure out where the otters are hiding. To participate, download the Distrx app, choose The River District as the district, and then click on the “contest” section to start the hunt! This is a COVID-19-friendly family activity that can be done outside.

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY LANDFILL: The Pittsylvania County Landfill will be one from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of March, April and May for the dumping of citizens’ storm debris. Tipping fees for citizens’ storm debris are waived through May.

BLOOD DRIVE: American Legion 1097 will host a mobile blood unit blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion 1097, 17 Fairfield Drive. For more information, call the American Legion at 434-793-7351 and speak with Commander Daniel Burs, Adjutant John Standfeld or any American Legion 1097 member.


CROQUET ON THE LAWN: Celebrate the first day of spring at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, 975 Main St., from noon to 4:30 p.m. Bring a croquet set, picnic food and a team of players. Call to reserve a 90-minute slot: noon to 1:30 p.m.; 1:30 to 3 p.m.; 3 to 4:30 p.m. Set up on one of the side lawns or the front lawn. Three teams can play per time slot. The event is free to the community, but pre-registration is required by calling 434-793-5644.


RUMMAGE SALE FUNDRAISER: The Kiwanis Club of Danville and ACJA-LAE’s Alpha Upsilon Lambda Professional Chapter have joined forces and are coordinating a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church on Franklin Turnpike and Ridgecrest Drive. For information on items to be sold or to make donations of rummage items, call club president and chapter advisor John Wilt at 434-770-8822 or 434-793-3765. The sale will be held in the church parking lot area. Face masks and social distancing will apply.


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.


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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