Community Calendar, July 3

Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 9:42 am

Ongoing

*Caroline High School class of 1984 is hosting its 30th class reunion Nov. 28 and 29. The event will be held at the Virginia Center Commons Wyndham Hotel in Glen Allen. Graduates of classes 1980 – 89 are invited to attend as special guests. For more information, call LaVonda Wingfield at (540) 205-7495.

*The Port Royal Museum of American History is open to the public each Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Groups interested in additional times may schedule tours by calling (804) 742-5406 or (804) 742-5654. Admission is free.

*The food pantry at Bowling Green United Methodist Church is open on the third Thursday of every month. Doors open at 5 p.m. for registration. Food will be distributed from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

*RT 639 Farmers Market, located in the front parking lot at the old Ladysmith Elementary School, 7278 Ladysmith Road, is open each Thursday through Sept. 25. Food trucks are on hand as well as vendors offering competitively priced vegetables, fruits, eggs, breads, baked goods, herbs, spices, plants, homemade goods and children’s activities. In addition there are vendors that offer local farm-raised meats and organic and non-GMO options for fruits and vegetables. Join the RT 639 Farmers Market on Facebook to find up-to-date market information.

*Glory Outreach, a clothing and food ministry, is relocating to 144 E. Broaddus Ave. on July 1. The hours remain the same: Tuesdays from 6 – 8 p.m. and Fridays from 10 – noon.

July 3

*Cancer Support Group is meeting at 7 p.m. at Carmel Baptist Church, corner of Rt. 207 and Rt. 1. This group is open to all cancer survivors, patients, and caregivers. If you have any questions or are interested, but unable to attend, please call Marcia Hayes at 448-3199.

July 4

*The Caroline County Agricultural Fair is holding its annual Independence Day celebration from 1:30 – 6:30 p.m. Events include a classic car show, antique tractors, kids’ pedal tractors, corn hole, and music from Evan Barlow Music, Patsy Cline Country Classics, and the Real Deal Band. Admission is $5; children 10 and under are free.

*Belle Grove Plantation, birthplace of James Madison, is hosting a picnic and concert fundraising event to help with the restoration of its 1720 outbuildings. Advance tickets for the event are $15 for adults and $5 for children 5 to 12 years old. Children under 4 are free. Tickets sold after June 27 will be $25 for adults and $15 for children 5 to 12 years old. Tickets can be purchased from their online store on their website, www.BelleGrovePlantation.com, or by calling (540) 621-7340. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the plantation.

*Historic Port Royal, Walter St, Port Royal, is hosting its 15th Annual Independence Day Celebration from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Food and beverages will be made available by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church women. Admission is free. For more information, call (804) 633-7006.

July 7 – 11

*Caroline Community Club is holding swim lessons $45 per child for members, $55 for non-members. Call Steven Carter to register or for more information.

July 9 – 12

*The Caroline County Agricultural Fair is holding its annual County Fair at the fair grounds in Ruther Glen. Admission is $5; children ages 10 and under are admitted free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.carolinefair.com or call (804) 466-1507.

July 12

*The Humane Society of Caroline County, Inc. is hosting its annual “Fun and Wacky Dog Show” at the Caroline County Agriculture Fair. Registration for participating dogs begins at 9 a.m.; the cost is $5. Bobby Hebert is hosting the show, which includes various games and events for dogs. All dogs must be leashed (no retractable leashes allowed), up to date on vaccines, and 4 months or older to attend.

July 19

*The DeJarnette Family is holding its annual family reunion beginning at noon at Childrey Baptist Church in North Halifax County. Descendants of John (Jean) DeJarnette, who came to America from France in 1699, and those of Capt. James P. DeJarnette of the Revolutionary War are invited. For more information, call Betty at (757) 466-8246.

July 20

*Bethel United Methodist Church at The Crossings is sponsoring a free Family Movie Night at the King William Parks and Rec center, located on Recreation Lane in Aylett. The movie begins at 8:30 p.m., concessions are available for purchase, and it is suggested that you bring a chair or blanket. For more information, call (804) 994-5344.

July 22

*Caroline County Little League is hosting a Spirit Night and fall ball registration at the Ladysmith McDonald’s from 5 – 8 p.m.

August 17

*Bethel United Methodist Church at The Crossings is sponsoring a free Family Movie Night at the King William Parks and Rec center, located on Recreation Lane in Aylett. The movie begins at 8:30 p.m., concessions are available for purchase, and it is suggested that you bring a chair or blanket. For more information, call (804) 994-5344.

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