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TODAY, APRIL 9

PET PHOTO WITH EASTER BUNNY: Danville Area Humane Society will have the return of the Easter bunny from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for photos with pets in a holiday theme frame at cost of $5. Each child who has a photo taken will receive small gift. Also, Dr. Mary Betterton will be on hand to insert microchips in pets for $10. This is available for Danville and Pittsylvania County; limit of four per household. 

COUNTRY BREAKFAST: VFW Post 647 will have a country breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. for $7 per person. Open to the public.

CHURCH SALE: Gigantic sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 409 Arnett Blvd. Shop for books, crafts, home décor, pictures, collectibles, jewelry, vintage clothing, leather handbags, glassware, toys, holiday items, gift items and more. Book signings by local writers also will be held. Raffle tickets are available for Credit Card Tree. For information, call 434-822-3051.

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HEAD OVER HEELS: “Head over Heels” is a jukebox musical presented by the Averett Theatre Department at 7 p.m. at the Pritchett Auditorium in Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center. Cost of tickets are $10 adults; $8 students/senior citizens (60 plus).

SUNDAY, APRIL 10

HEAD OVER HEELS: “Head over Heels” is a jukebox musical presented by the Averett Theatre Department at 2 p.m. at the Pritchett Auditorium in Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center. Cost of tickets are $10 adults; $8 students/senior citizens (60 plus).

MONDAY, APRIL 11

IT’S A BUG’S LIFE AT THE STORY WALK TRAIL: Learn about insects at Dan Daniel Park from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. with bug-themed games, crafts and activities for ages six and under. Registration required by calling 434-799-5195. No fee.

TUESDAY, APRIL 12

ADULTS ARTS & CRAFTS: Create a craft or inspiring art piece, “Bottle Lanterns,” at Maker Space, Danville Public Library from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for ages 18 and up. Registration required by calling 434-799-5195. No fee.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13

TWEEN CRAFT NIGHT: A night of crafts, music and snacks from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Danville Public Library Maker Space for Uncycled Art. For ages 10-17. Registration is required by calling 434-799-5195. No fee.

THURSDAY, APRIL 14

RIVER CITY READERS ADULT BOOK CLUB: Join readers for a discussion at the Danville Public Library auditorium from 6 to 7 p.m. to discuss “A Deadly Education” by Naomi Novik. For ages 18 and up. Registration is required by calling 434-799-5195. No fee.

STORYTIME UNDER THE STARS: Listen to stories, sing songs and make a craft with family under a canopy of twinkling lights from 5 to 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the Danville Public Library. For all ages. Registration is required by calling 434-799-5195. No fee.

FRIDAY, APRIL 15

TEEN TAKEOVER: After hours at the Danville Public Library, second floor, from 5 to 7 p.m. for teens only, grades six-12. Play games, make slime, have nerf battles, eat pizza and more. Registration required by calling 434-799-5195. No fee.

SATURDAY, APRIL 16

CARS & COFFEE: Old Dominion Classic Sports Car Club will hold Cars & Coffee from 9-11 a.m. at Cream & Vine, 1009 Main St. For more information, call 434-548-0982.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 325 will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Post 325 home at cost of $6. Open to public.

BOOK SALES: Book sales at the Langhorne House Museum, 117 Broad St., from 1 to 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the museum. For information, call 434-822-3051.

CABIN FEVER MUSIC SERIES WITH THE STALLIONS: The Stallions will perform at 7 p.m. (doors opening), Danville Community Market. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information, call 434-799-5200 or visit DanvilleHarvestJubilee.org.

SUNDAY, APRIL 17

EASTER SUNDAY EXTRAVAGANZA: Easter Sunday Extravaganza with gospel groups performing at 4 p.m., gates open at 2 p.m. at The Carrington Pavillion, 629 Craghead St., Danville. Advance tickets are $35; at door $40; and VIP $50. Vendors are welcome. Tickets are available at Main Source Clothing, 230 North Union St., and Jackie’s Beauty Supply, 423 Main St., or call Arthur Landrum at 540-206-4246 or Nancy Beck at 434-489-9629. 

MONDAY, APRIL 18

EASTER ACTIVITIES: Cherrystone Baptist Association Easter activities will be held at the Cherrystone Center at 11 a.m. with an Easter egg hunt, face painting and other activities for the youth. The Ministry Association will be hosting a fish fry along with the clerks and secretaries in charge of a bake sale with homemade desserts.

TUESDAY, APRIL 19

THE WRITE STUFF-ADULT WRITING GROUP: If you love writing, bring what you are working on to share with a group or just come to discuss your craft. All genres and writing styles are welcome from 6 to 7 p.m. at the auditorium of the Danville Public Library for ages 18 and up. Registration is required by calling 434-799-5195. No fee.

TECH TRY-IT TUESDAY: Explore fun apps, tech gadgets, coding and more at the Danville Public Library Maker Space for ages seven and up from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Registration required by calling 434-799-5195. No fee.

THURSDAY, APRIL 21

EARTH DAY: RECYCLED ART: Learn more about how you can reduce, reuse and recycle to help save the planet. Make your own recycled art and participate in “Recycling Our Reads” book swap by bringing a gently used book to swap with others from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Maker Space at the Danville Public Library for ages five and up. Registration required by calling 434-799-5195. No fee.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS FOR ADULTS: Join interested players at the Danville Public Library from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Maker Space. Characters, dice and snacks provided. Ages 18 and up. Register by the Monday before the program at 434-799-5195. No fee.

MASTER GARDENER CLASS: Attend an interactive discussion and complete a hands-on activity to learn how to care for vegetable garden led by master gardener Corey Riedel. Held at Ballou Park shelter number 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring a bag lunch. No fee. Registration is required by calling 434-799-5216. 

DCC OPEN HOUSE: Danville Community College will host a community open house event from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Student Center on the DCC campus as an opportunity for interested individuals to visit the campus and learn more about student life, academic programming and more. Tours will be conducted every 30 minutes until 5:30 p.m. For more information about applying and enrollment at DCC, visit danville.edu/nextsteps and fill out the interest form.

FRIDAY, APRIL 22

AVERETT UNIVERSITY COUGAR BAND SPRING CONCERT: Averett University Cougar Band Spring Concert will be at 7 p.m. at the Pritchett Auditorium in Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center. Admission is free.

SATURDAY, APRIL 23

SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER: Bachelor’s Hall Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department Auxiliary spaghetti dinner fundraiser, 1301 Berry Hill Road, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. for $10 for adults and $5 for children (10 years of age and under). Meal includes spaghetti, toast, salad, dessert and drink. Take out plates are also available. For more information, call 434-685-5078.

BOOK SALES: Book sales at the Langhorne House Museum, 117 Broad St., from 1 to 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the museum. For information, call 434-822-3051.

YOUTH DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Solve puzzles, defeat the monsters and discovers treasure along the way. All experience levels are welcome. First time participants receive a free set of dice. Snacks are provided. Grades six through 12. Held at Danville Public Library Maker Space from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. No fee. Registration required by calling 434-799-5195.

THE GARDEN GNOMES CLUB: The initial meeting of the horticulture club at Coates Recreation Center from 11 a.m. to noon for ages 11 and up. Registration required by calling 434-799-5195. No fee.

SUNDAY, APRIL 24

AVERETT SINGERS SPRING CONCERT: Averett Singers Spring Concert will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Pritchett Auditorium in Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center. Free Admission. 

MONDAY, APRIL 25

UNREQUIRED READING-CLASSIC BOOK CLUB: Join the discussion for a fresh perspective on the enduring tales of classic “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Danville Public Library for ages 18 and up. Registration is required by calling 434-799-5195.

TUESDAY, APRIL 26

TREE HOUSE TUESDAY: Learn about ninjas and twisters, do experiments and make crafts from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Danville Public Library Maker Space. For ages five to 12. Registration required by calling 434-799-5195. No fee.

THURSDAY, APRIL 28

PROJECT LITERACY CORPORATE JEOPARDEE SPELLING COMPETITION: Project Literacy Corporate JeopardBee Spelling Competition will be held at 2 Witches Winery and Brewing Company, 209 Trade St. from 5 to 9 p.m. with spelling competition starting at 6 p.m. with up to 15 pre-registered teams competing for titles of JeopardBee Champion, Most Creative Spellers, and Most Enthusiastic Team. Silent Auction, 50/50 raffle. This is an annual fundraiser for Project Literacy, a nonprofit organization whose volunteers provide free one-on-one tutoring for adults. Nana Karen’s Food Truck available for food purchase on site. For more information, contact Todd Helms, director of Project Literacy at 434-483-7994 or [email protected].

ADULTS ARTS & CRAFTS: Create a craft or inspiring art piece “Yarn Flowers” at Maker Space, Danville Public Library from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for ages 18 and up. Registration required by calling 434-799-5195. No fee.

FRIDAY, APRIL 29

PARENT AND ME: PAINT AND SIP: Paint and Sip is a class to attend with your child while enjoying juice and snacks. All paint supplies, juice and snacks will be provided. Registration is required by calling 434-799-5150 or online at www.playdanvilleva.com Held at Coates Recreation Center from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at cost of $20 for parent and child.

SATURDAY, APRIL 30

FREE DRIVE TAKE OUT COMMUNITY HOT DOG LUNCH: Trinity United Methodist Church, 409 Arnett Blvd., will hold a free community hot dog lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. handed out in parking lot, take out only.

ADULT HIP HOP: Adult Hip Hop with Troy Stephens at the City Auditorium, fifth floor from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration required by calling 434-799-5150. Cost $20.

DANVILLE CONCERT ASSOCIATION: The Danville Concert Association presents Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass: This brass ensemble brings together top musicians from across the country to play classical, big band jazz, and New Orleans swing at 7:30 p.m. in Averett University Frith Fine Arts Center, 150 Mountain View Ave., Danville Tickets available at Eventbrite.com, Danville Concert Association, danvilleconcert.org, Karen’s Hallmark, Danville Mall; Gingerbread House, Memorial Drive; 326 Main St. Art Collective. Ticket cost is $30 adults; $15 students ages 18 and younger For information, call 434-770-8625.

ONGOING

MALE CANCER SURVIVORS NEEDED FOR A SOCIAL SURVEY: Virginia Commonwealth University and the Cancer Research & Resource Centers is conducting a survey about social networks and experiences as a male cancer survivor in rural Virginia. Anyone is eligible if they are a male prostate or colorectal cancer survivor, age 21 or over, completed cancer treatment and reside in rural Virginia. Participants will receive a gift card. If interested, contact the Cancer Research & Resource Center in Danville at 434-791-5205.