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With all of us working on your side… you can plan on a healthy future. Your friends and neighbors at Danville Regional Medical Center are dedicated to providing healthcare excellence for everyone in the Dan River Region. We’re taking great leaps forward so we can all enjoy a better, brighter and healthier future. 142 South Main Street • Danville, Virginia 24541 434.799.2100 DanvilleRegional.com


Danville Regional Medical Center – Providing Healthcare Excellence Close to Home Each and every day the men and women of Danville Regional Medical Center are committed to fulfilling the hospital’s mission – Providing Healthcare Excellence Close to Home. In 2010, commitments to the mission were visible through our talented staff as well as facility enhance-ments. Danville Regional remained true to its focus in the following ways: • Adding six talented and dedicated physicians to its medical staff. • Investing $1 million in its heart catheterization laboratory – featuring the most advanced technology available to keep this area heart healthy. • Enrolling 10 new residents in the Danville Regional Medical Center Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Residency program in conjunction with the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. • Sharing the tremendous economic impact the hospital provides the community with its estimated $189 million in spending that supports more than 2,000 jobs and supports 5.5 percent of the total employment in the Danville area. • Hiring the first full-time chief medical officer who is responsible for medical staff relations, leadership, guidance for quality improvement and support of the residency program. • Partnering with Averett University in a degreed nursing program. • Developing the Duke-affiliation Danville Regional Heart Center to provide a high level of cardiac care close to home. • Investing in the community with a $250,000 donation (matched by corporate parent LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. for a total donation of $500,000) to the YMCA currently in development. Other additional community investments include sponsorships and partnerships involving Danville Cancer Association, American Cancer Association, Alzheimer’s Association, Free Clinic of Danville, Downtown Danville Associates, Piedmont Access to Health Services

(PATHS), God’s Storehouse and House of Hope, to name a few. That was 2010, but the hospital is always advancing and progressing towards the future. Here are some of the ways Danville Regional Medical Center will continue to hold true to its mission in serving the region in 2011. • New and expanded services offered: • The Danville Regional Heart Center at Danville Regional Medical Center is a Duke Medicine-affiliated heart program providing cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, as well as diagnostic and interventional procedures with support for program development and quality oversight from the Duke Heart Center. Duke Medicine is a globally recognized leader in heart care and is ranked among one of the nation’s best heart programs year after year.Together, Danville Regional Heart Center and Duke Heart Center are redefining heart care in Danville. • Spinal reconstructive surgery for adults and children as well as surgery for traumatic spinal injuries. • Enhancing the spectrum of services related to treatment of infectious diseases. • New equipment coming and construction underway at Danville Diagnostic Imaging Center. • Room Service is coming to all patients. You will no longer have to wait until meal time to receive meals. Starting later this year, you can pick up the phone and place your order. • The entire hospital is working to build a structure that is patient centered by incorporating LEAN management practices. These exciting services, among others, will be added or enhanced at Danville Regional Medical Center so our patients can enjoy a healthier future. We will continue to be the hospital providing healthcare excellence to our local communities.


Contents MARCH 2011 SHOWCASE MAGAZINE

SPECIAL FEATURES

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DANVILLE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER’S CHIEF SERVANT

By Andrew Scott Brooks

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LONGEVITY M&M Furniture By Lucy Ella

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CHATHAM DEPOT

The Restoration of a Pittsylvania County Icon By Matt Charles

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WHAT’S NEW IN MARCH

WHAT’S UP, DANVILLE By Rosalee Maxwell

FEATURES

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COOKING WITH CHEF PAUL Shrimp Curry & Green Rice

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HE SAID SHE SAID Kisses and Ice Cream By Larry Oldham & Dena Hill

THE MONEY CLUB

How to Simplify Your Investment Objectives By Todd Boaze

A BETTER YOU

Eat Carbohydrates to Lose Weight! By Dave Gluhareff

ALSO INSIDE

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FROM THE EDITOR

Cover: DRMC’s Chief Servant. Photo by Michelle Dalton Photography 4 SHOWCASE Magazine

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FUN AND GAMES

Crossword, Word Seach & Sudoku

PAWS FOR A CAUSE By Paulette Dean

AREA EVENTS GUIDE


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F ROM

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E DITOR

William Longgood once said, “ Dreams and dedication are a powerful combination.” It’s true, when our desires couple with an unshakable commitment, we can accomplish great things. Strong dedication is the key. Without it, our dreams just become pennies in a wishing well at the first sign of adversity. And trust me, adversity is an obstacle we all will face. One of the most famous stories of dreams and dedication working in unison is the career of Michael Jordan. Everyone knows that Jordan is arguably the best basketball player to ever step foot on the hardwood. But, what you may not know is that as a sophomore , Jordan failed to make his high school varsity team. He didn’t let the setback sideline his aspirations, he used it as motivation. That year Jordan became the star of Laney’s junior varsity team. Two years later, he was named a McDonald’s All-American and given a scholarship to play basketball at UNC. Jordan dreamed of becoming a great basketball player and to achieve that he needed to excel on every level. Success came easy to Jordan in college. As a sophomore he hit the game-winning shot in the 1982 NCAA Championship. He didn’t become complacent nor did he let the Detroit Pistons, who invented the “Jordan Rules” stop him from reaching the pinnacle of professional basketball, the NBA Championship. Jordan could have requested a trade to a team with

another superstar that would have eased the “Jordan Rules.” But, he didn’t. With a talented team that shared the same desires of winning a championship, Jordan overcame the Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls went on to win six NBA Championships. And, the powerful combination of dreams and dedication made Michael Jordan the player every budding basketball star wants to be. In this issue we highlight some local stories of how dreams and dedication can build something special. From the vision of Eric Deaton, Danville Regional Medical Center’s CEO, to make our hospital the best that it can be, to the Pittsylvania Historical Society’s reconstruction plan for the Chatham Depot, dedication does make our dreams attainable. So, next time you toss a penny into a wishing well and make a wish, look beyond the ripples in the water to see your reflection. Without an unwavering commitment you’ll just see tarnished pennies, but with dedication you’ll see your dreams come true. Enjoy the issue.

P AUL S EIPLE

Business Manager & Editor

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Cooking with Chef Paul

Shrimp Curry

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(Serves 2) 1 can (10-1/2 oz) cream of shrimp soup 1 tsp parsley flakes 3/4 tsp curry powder 1 tsp minced onion 12 oz frozen cleaned raw shrimp* Green rice (See Below) In medium sauce pan heat soup, parsley, curry and onion to boiling-stir some. Stir in shrimp; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until shrimp is done, about 10 minutes. Serve shrimp curry on or with green rice. Condiments (choose 3-6 of listed) Diced tomatoes - Raisens - Kumquats - Toasted shredded coconut - Chutney - Salted diced almonds Chopped hard-boiled egg - Sweet pickle sticks - Chopped green or red pepper - currant jelly

Green Rice

(Serves 2) 1 cup uncooked regular rice 1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach leaves

2 tsp minced onion 1 tblsp butter

1 tsp salt 2 cups water

Put water in medium sauce pan Add all ingredients and bring to a boil – stir a few times. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, should be 10-12 minutes. Remove from heat and it is ready to serve.

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Kisses and Ice Cream

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He Said... She Said...

Larry Oldham & Dena Hill

Be sure to read She Said He Said in Evince.

He Said...

She Said...

First of all let me say that I am a happily married man. Secondly, let me say that you and I must not know each other as well as we thought we did. After coming in third (out of three couples!) in our attempt to play the Newlywed Game, it’s obvious that life as we know it is not life as we knew it.

Now I know why I love you so much. I don’t want to call you simple, but when all it takes to satisfy a man is ice cream and kisses, my role as a wife is going to be pretty easy. Then reality strikes me and I know that you are going to come home from work and ask. “What’s for dinner?” I am going to have to take the garbage cans from the front to the back because even though you parked in the driveway and probably had to get out of your car to move the cans, you still could not remember to take them around to the back.

When I was asked what movie star you most reminded me of and the choices were Doris Day or Elizabeth Taylor, I thought this was a no-brainer. You are classy, beautiful, and have the grace of Elizabeth. Your answer was Doris Day. I do have to give you credit though, when they asked me how you would answer the question, “What personality trait does Larry have too much of?” you answered, “Charisma.” I thought that was a great answer. Thank you very much. Now, what I am going to suggest is that we sit down one day and just go over all the questions and answers that might be asked if we ever play the Newlywed Game again. Not the we ever will mind you, it is just a way to be prepared. Sort of like the Boy Scouts...always prepared. This shouldn’t take too long and it will be fun getting to know you. I knew when we started playing the game that since we never agree on anything, we probably would lose, and we did. But, I think of us as winners in so many other ways that it didn’t bother me. We did get a gift card to Cold Stone Creamery, and I did get two kisses while we were playing the game. Ice cream and kisses...life doesn’t get much better than this.

Then I will think about all the times I will have to wash your clothes, fold them, put them in your drawers, and hang up fresh towels in the bathroom for you when you shower. I will have to go to the grocery store and buy the food, take the bags home and put the groceries away. I will have to wash the dishes and put them away so I will have clean dishes in the morning to fix your breakfast. I will have to vacuum and dust the furniture so the house is clean when your mother comes to visit. I will do all of this, plus mow the lawn, because I chose to marry the man of my dreams so I can feed ice cream to him and give him the occasional kiss. I would say that I’m one of the luckiest girls in the world just because you chose me out of your whole pool of women to do all of these things for you. You better be glad I like kissing and ice cream, although not necessarily in that order.

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How To Simplify Your Investment Objectives

financial

A major investment objective that investors aim for is always capital growth. With the current state of the economy, this is the most popular, but also the most difficult goal among investors today. A capital gain is achieved whenever the original item is resold above its purchase price. Profit is always the purpose of a growth investment where regular income is a secondary consideration from growth stocks, commodities, or raw land.

By Todd Boaze Money management tips, small business strategies and a variety of other financial concepts. Facts and information contained is not intended to provide specific legal, financial or tax advice, or any other advice for any individual or company and should not be relied upon in that regard.

With a growth stock or raw land, the investor receives low or no yield, but the possibility of an increase in value. One such example could be a company showing definite signs that its earnings are on the upswing, but management has decided to reinvest most of them in new equipment instead of paying increased dividends to shareholders. The results are good growth prospects and very low yield. Sound familiar? Another example you could look at, let’s say you buy some undeveloped land on the outskirts of the Danville area. The yield will be zero, because you are collecting no rent, but the prospects for growth will soon be promising. The only thing is, when you sell the land for a profit or develop it as income property, you will receive a capital gain, but at a lower value due to the current economic downturn. If you are willing to forgo present income for the sake of possible increase in the value of your funds in the years to come, then I strongly suggest a growth investment. The difference between income and capital gain is very obvious during a recession. Income is normally received regularly, while capital gains are much more uncertain and can be realized only when you sell. The difference in time pattern of return is critical to your objectives as an investor. If you rely on a definite amount of return, you will need this for your present consumption. Capital gains, however, are for acquiring wealth for future consumption. The safety/income/growth (capital gain) choice is not a one out of three decision. Selection is a matter of emphasis. Many securities offer you a combination of two needs, playing down the third. It may be

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necessary for you to choose a mixture of investments. Realistically, the 2008 recession has delivered a heavy blow to investors. Before you think about reinvesting, first decide how much money you are willing to risk. You might be able to save $2,500 a year, but are you prepared to risk all of it on a single investment? To anyone who is new to investing, or to seasoned professionals, I strongly suggest you consider the principle of diversification. This simply is the art of investing portions of your money in different things so that, if one of them goes south and bottoms out, you will not lose the entire portfolio of wealth. This is also a good way to reduce your risk. However, you must also give careful thought to how widely you wish to diversify what proportion of your funds you want to dedicate to various investments. The real reason this should be a concern is that if you divide your money into smaller amounts, you reduce the number of investment alternatives available for each portion of your portfolio. For example, let’s say you set a limit of $1,000 for any particular investment; you restrict your choice of bonds, CDs, stocks worth $10 a share or less. And yes, since stocks are usually traded in round lots of 100 shares, gold coins, and a couple of other instruments are available for consideration. Another example - you increase your investment to $5,000, you can also consider small real estate properties, such as rental houses and duplexes, and stocks up to $50 a share. With a $10,000 limit per investment, you can include on your list of possibilities small commercial real estate properties, such as small apartment buildings, T-Bills, and stocks worth $100 a share or less. The good thing is the larger amount you are willing to commit to any one investment, the broader the range of choices open to you. However, keep in mind too that the greater amount you commit as an investor, the more your financial standing will be affected by the success or failure of the ventures into which you have placed your money.


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by Andrew Scott Brooks

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“I have been entrusted with a very sacred aspect of the community and it is important that I do the right things to make it better.”

Danville Regional Medical Center’s

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Chief Servant Danville Regional Medical Center has seen its share of controversy. From the first moment it was sold, it was under a microscope, and wherever fault could be found, it was. Much of the community galvanized against it and public perception plummeted. But, a year ago, the tide began to turn. The new owner, Lifepoint Hospitals made a very wise choice and promoted long-time employee Eric Deaton to the position of Chief Executive Officer for Danville’s second largest employer. In Eric, Danville Regional Medical Center had someone who truly understood Lifepoint’s way of doing business. Lifepoint chose a proven leader, who was so trusted by the company, that he had previously been given full control over starting a hospital in Greenfield, South Carolina from scratch. “I started with a cell phone and forty-five million dollars and it was amazing starting something brand new like that,” Eric recalled. “I learned more in that four years than I have in my whole career.” Taking any new business from concept to reality will open your eyes to the very building blocks of a business. But, a hospital is not your average business. It is an intricately layered composition

of countless highly individualized business units, each with its own set of challenges. Putting together a team that can address those challenges is the first step. Having a leader with the charisma, intelligence, and commitment necessary to successfully implement true vision is a rare find. Lifepoint saw that person in Eric Deaton. After he proved their intuitions correct, he was given the keys to the flagship of their company, Danville Regional Medical Center.

Photo Above, (l to r): Front Group: Robin Chandler, Melinda Silverman, Tammy Wood. Back Group: Carol Talbott, Tracy Ashby, Vickie Camm, Eric Deaton, Rita Doggett, Victoria Palmer Photo Left & Below: Chief Executive Officer Eric Deaton.

A successful CEO must have perspective. When asked how does a man get to a point in life where somebody trusts you with forty-five million dollars, Eric expressed a humbleness not often seen at the top. “For me, my priorities are important and only by keeping your priorities straight can you really do your job. By having God first in your life, and then your family second, and your career third, you find balance. It’s pretty hard to keep that straight all the time, but you need to focus that way.” When Eric and his wife, Rives, made the decision to accept the challenges and risks associated with such a serious endeavor, Continued to page 18 www.showcasemagazine.com

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As the leader, I better be the example of that.” Being raised in a very loving, Christian home with a minister father, Eric keeps God first in his life. “I feel my job is really almost like a calling for me. Everything I do, I do because God’s work is important. It is in the fabric of who I am.” His father, who is seventy-three years old, types out his sermons and emails them to Eric every week. Sadly, his mother died eleven years ago from cancer. “I know what it’s like to lose somebody in a hospital. I always stress applying the values that we have and putting ourselves in the patient’s situation.”

“I feel my job is really almost like a calling for me. Everything I do, I do because God’s work is important. It is in the fabric of who I am.” investing themselves in the community was less of a decision, than a way of life. They’ve shown their commitment to the area by buying a house here. They’ve become active in First Presbyterian Church. Investing themselves in the community comes naturally for them and Eric sees his position at DRMC as more than just directing the hospital’s operations. It is shepherding the company’s commitment to the region’s quality of life. “Having this job is an honor. It is not just a job, it is an adventure. I have been entrusted with a very sacred aspect of the community and it is important that I do the right things to make it better. This is a place where I can easily see myself spending the rest of my career.” It’s with that commitment to community that instead of Chief Executive Officer, Eric refers to himself as Chief Servant. “We all need to think of ourselves as servants to our patients and our community. 16 SHOWCASE Magazine

That commitment to seeing things from the patient’s point of view is one of the improvements the hospital has undergone. All across America, emergency rooms get a bad rep. And DRMC, has not been immune to criticism. But in the last year, Eric and his team have tackled this issue head on. As part of the overall effort of improving the patient experience at DRMC, a concerted effort has been made to focus on the emergency room. Eric and a team of doctors and staff members looked at the processes in place and began a revamp of the systems. One major improvement is the time it takes from when a doctor says a patient needs to be admitted to the hospital until they are actually admitted. What once literally took thirty-five steps and three hours, now takes fifteen steps and around one hour. To be clear, this is not the average time it takes to come to the emergency room, be treated, and either be released or admitted to the hospital. That is about four hours, or about one hour lower than the national average. Of course there are exceptions because patients are seen by the doctor based on the seriousness of their condition. If a patient comes to the hospital complaining of flu-like symptoms and over the next hour, eleven ambulances arrive, those patients will be seen before the person with flu-like symptoms. That will lead to longer wait times. It’s part of the logic of how an emergency room works.

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The worse off a patient is, the quicker they are seen. But Eric and his team are working to improve the process so that at its worst, the wait times continue to decrease. The hospital often has all or nearly all of its beds full. So, Eric and his team are working diligently to improve the discharge process so that when a patient is ready to go home, they can actually leave the hospital as quickly as possible, thus freeing up the bed for new patients. “Every piece of the hospital affects another. A quicker discharge process is needed to get people admitted faster,” Eric said. Once that review is complete and the changes implemented, emergency room wait times will decrease again, patients who are ready to be discharged will leave the hospital quicker, and overall customer and employee satisfaction will continue to improve. Employee satisfaction is one of Eric’s core goals for the hospital. “We have a compassionate staff that is committed to quality,” Eric said. “It’s a team that is made up of people from our community; our friends and family.” Eric is probably one of the most available CEOs at any company. Nearly every day, he visits each of the key areas in the hospital including the emergency room. He treats the janitor with the same respect he treats a heart surgeon. “Everyone here has their pride on the line,” he said. “The key thing for me is bringing on a set of values that I believe in, that our patients can believe in, and the doctors and staff can buy into. We call those CARE and they are posted publicly in the front of the hospital,” Eric said proudly. “The C stands for Customer always comes first. The A stands for Actions speak louder than words. The R stands for Respect and I believe the Golden Rule is the best way to portray that. The E stands for Excellence being our standard.” Danville Regional Medical Center has made great strides in a short amount of time. Of the twentyeight criteria measured that go into accrediting a hospital as a Joint

Commission Hospital, DRMC is equal to or better than the national average in twenty-four. Eric and his team are dedicated to excelling in all twenty-eight categories. It is this commitment to excellence that has led DUKE to partner with DRMC and the new cardiovascular program is in the 95th percentile in the country. “Cardiovascular care here in Danville is amazing,” Eric said. “And what we can’t do here, we have such good access to Duke, and with our flight support, patients are seen there quickly.” But the relationship doesn’t stop there. “There is a quality oversight program being used at Duke that we are going to implement here at Danville Regional.” The hospital is not only one of the most important quality of life elements of our community, but it has one of the biggest economic impacts as well. The importance of an excellent hospital to the region’s identity is not lost on Eric. With twelve hundred employees and a $200 million dollar annual economic impact on the area, the DRMC is one of the foundation blocks of our region. And as such, it has become more and more involved in community improvement. Not only has Lifepoint invested $40 million back into the hospital, it was recently announced that DRMC will be giving $100,000 per year for five years to the new YMCA project. “It promotes health and wellness plus it helps to economically kick off an area in our city that needs it.” Our City, he had said with ease, as though he had lived here his entire life. “Our downtown is wonderful, there just needs to be more stuff going on.” He’s only been here a year, but his connection with the city is not only clear and evident but truly pure and honest. It may take a while to change people’s opinions about the hospital, and that change will be driven by results. But, there is no doubt that the Chief Servant is a man of integrity and honesty, with a spirit driven by giving.

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Few high school graduates know what they want to be when they grow up, let alone begin their career.Yet, that was exactly what Mildred Farthing did fifty years ago in February 1961. Mildred says “I could not find a job then a friend heard of an opening for a bookkeeper at M&M Furniture” the rest, is well, history. “I had a real thirst for the business, I spent as much time on the dock as I did on the store’s floor, I could not wait for items to arrive. It is like Christmas every day.” Over the years Mildred’s responsibilities grew, then in 1978, Mildred and her husband Thomas, purchased the business, after Thomas’s retirement from Lorillard Tobacco in 1995, he came to work for free , he teasingly admits. What began as a furniture warehouse has evolved into the beautiful showroom located in downtown Danville , welcoming guests Monday through Saturday. Mildred employs a staff of five, some part-time and full-time, one of her two designers, Donna LeFevers, joins our conversation, “It is so much fun here. I wake up every day excited to come to work. I’ve been here six years. I love working with and for Mildred. She doesn’t contain us from doing our job. She lets us do just about anything to help a customer. She shoots straight from the hip but is always a lady. She is fair and honest, Mildred is the most intelligent woman I have ever met. I learn so much from her. As a designer for Mildred I am allowed to think outside the box, recently one of my customers, an equestrian, decided she wanted something different in her home for accessory pieces, so we use bridle bits and leather to create curtain tie backs, everything we do is unique to our customers.” Mildred’s enthusiasm is contagious; her humility intriguing. She excitedly shares the beautiful furnishings on the showroom floor, “We work with as much American-made products as

we can. Our customers are willing to pay the difference for the quality. Everyone has a different need; a different style, we scout to find the items our customers want if we do not have it here. One of the benefits to knowing our suppliers is that we can contact them and custom order pieces, occasionally we can design a piece to fit our customer’s lives. Recently a company out of North Carolina created a corner desk based on my client’s drawings and measurements, he picked the wood and finish from our display here. we communicated all of his needs to the North Carolina furniture maker and within weeks he had the piece he wanted and it was beautiful. Everyone was so pleased. We carry a line for kitchen tables, you literally “build it” on our floor then it is made to your specifications, you pick the legs, wood, stain, determine if you need a leaf to expand your dining table then the fabric for the chairs, it is so much fun.” “What do you do in your off time, Mildred?” I ask. “I am here six days a week, so there is little downtime but I spend time with my family, my daughter and grandchildren, but they are grown and soon to be college graduates. I love gardening and canning”, she and I briefly discuss the soon to be lost art of canning, “There is something so rewarding about growing and preserving your own food and you can have enough and a variety so when you come home, in thirty minutes have a healthy meal knowing the care of the food.” Top that, Rachel Ray. As we stroll through the lovely furnishings, there is a sense of home here, much more so than other stores, Mildred directs the conversation to personal style. She asks about our home, which is only fair, considering I am in hers. I explain how most of our furniture at Continued to Page 22

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home was acquired through friends and family over the years, Mildred quizzically asks, “If you were to buy a new piece, what would it be?” She continues to explore my needs, I smile with delight, Mildred is trying to make a sale, without pushing she quickly compliments my items, “You know it sounds like you have good pieces that are most likely American made and will

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last, but whenever you want that bed, please come back.” Spoken like a true saleswoman. She kindly escorts me to the door we meet a couple just entering ,“We are just looking,” the man shouts as they hurriedly head in the opposite direction. Mildred looks to Donna, with delight she exclaims, “I sold them a dining set, they both use to work at the hospital”. The patrons clearly retired years ago. Donna says “She does that all the time, it is shocking she remembers so much.” Like a kid at Christmas, remembering a favorite toy, it is obvious this isn’t Mildred’s occupation - M&M Furnishings is her life.


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People, too, were central to the story of the rail that streaked through the ground of where the Chatham Depot calls its home. On these lines soldiers left for war and returned home to loved ones during the Great War, World War II, and the Korean War. Those patriots who gave their lives for the United States, too, returned home to their families by this rail line. Legendary figures were also created. As written in the “The Wreck of the Old 97,” the ballad vividly described railroad conditions as there being “a mighty rough road between Lynchburg and Danville.” According to Glenn Giles, Project Chairman for the Chatham Railroad Depot Restoration Project, “The initial line was not well-financed nor wellconstructed. There were numerous wrecks due to the curves, hilly terrain, shoddy construction, poor equipment, and lack of maintenance.”

A Colorful History of the 1918 Southern Railway Depot in Chatham When asked about the background of the Chatham Depot, Giles provides an intricate explanation of the factors leading to its construction and its storied existence. Explains Giles, “Although train traffic from Richmond came through southeastern Pittsylvania County into Danville in 1856, it was not until after the Civil War, in 1874, that the Washington City, Virginia Midland and Great Southern rail line came through the town of Chatham. This line opened up Pittsylvania County to the major industries and cities up and down the East Coast. This event transformed the area from a strictly rural agricultural society into the mainstream current sweeping America after the Civil War. The line eventually became the Southern Railway System.”

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This rail, which would later spawn the 1918 Chatham Depot, has facilitated the rebuilding of the South through reconstruction-sponsored economic and infrastructure programs. Raw materials necessary for the burgeoning textile and manufacturing industries came in on the railroad. Likewise, the finished products and harvested tobacco from the Dan River Region’s other major moneymaker were shuttled out to customers via this track.

It was this lack of attention to detail in addition to Engineer Joseph A. Broady’s inability to negotiate a treacherous three-mile grade at high speeds that derailed the four-car and locomotive (No. 1102) train on September 27, 1903. Eleven people died during this legendary calamity.

By Matt Charles

Pittsylvania County, Virginia, has had its share of experiences over the past two to three centuries. Across our ruggedly, beautiful landscape exists the character that only age and history can provide. Over much of the previous 150 years, one landmark has dotted this area – the Washington City, Virginia Midland and Great Southern rail line with the original Chatham depot being constructed in 1874. This edifice was erected nine years after the conclusion of the Civil War to meet demand of the Virginia Midland Railroad’s north-south route between Lynchburg and Danville.

Giles adds that in response to the very difficult rail conditions and the subsequent Wreck of the Old ’97, “They [Southern Railway] built a dual track to eliminate the curves and grades and also built a new depot in Chatham in 1918.” “This depot became the epicenter of the social and economic life of Chatham and central Pittsylvania

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The Restoration Of A Pittsylvania County Icon

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County,” Giles continues, documenting the life of the depot. “All of the mail, freight, farm equipment, and travel was received and shipped from this site. The students and faculty traveling through this depot sustained two highly acclaimed secondary schools, Chatham Hall and Hargrave Military Academy. World War I and II soldiers came through the station on their way to their military assignments. This utilization continued uninterrupted for the next 50 years but in the 1960’s, due to the discontinuance of passenger traffic, the depot was closed as a passenger station. It continued to handle freight for another 10 years and then was closed for good. In 1979, the Southern Railway initiated a program to demolish the now useless station. A wrecking crew arrived in Chatham that year ready to tear down the depot. A ‘Save our Station’ campaign was launched and about 50 people met at the courthouse to discuss their options. As often happens, no one took a leadership role and the preservation effort was dropped. Southern also did nothing about the demolition until almost 20 years later.

How a Seemingly Futile Action Saved the Depot As the current president of the Pittsylvania Historical Society, Giles formed a task force to investigate the society tackling the Chatham Depot preservation project. It was the committee’s conclusion that this undertaking was one that exceeded the society’s capabilities from both its human capital and financial capabilities. “Historical Society Board member, Frances Hallam Hurt, was convinced that the structure was worthy of a community-wide preservation effort,” remembers Giles. “She obtained pledges from family members and a few Chatham citizens for funds to purchase the depot. We then held meetings with county administrative officials and convinced the Board of Supervisors to sign a lease/purchase agreement with Norfolk Southern. I took on the task of project manager and hired engineers to complete an environmental survey, a property survey, and an appraisal. The Board of Supervisors transferred the lease/purchase agreement to the Historical Society and the depot was purchased in September of 2001.” Elaborates Giles, “Frances Hurt and I approached Ennis Business Forms and asked if they would donate the old Southern States building adjacent to the Chatham Depot to the Historical Society. They agreed to make the donation of this valuable structure, which doubled the size of our site.”

Photo courtesy of Clara Fountain.

In August 1998, a wrecking crew once again appeared with orders to tear down the now seriously deteriorated depot. Someone called former Senator Charles Hawkins and he [in turn] called the president of Norfolk Southern to plead for the building to be spared. The president agreed to delay the demolition to give the community time to organize a restoration effort. After nothing occurred for 18 months the Railroad delivered an

ultimatum to the county to either lease or purchase the depot or it would be torn down.”

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Photo bottom left: Chatham Depot in 1976. Photo middle top: The Chatham Depot in 2006. Photo middle bottom: Current renovations. Photo top right: Depot interior with Glenn Giles & Frances Hallam Hurt.

With that hurdle successfully navigated, the Pittsylvania Historical Society began the arduous job of looking for funds to preserve the horribly conditioned Chatham Depot. Then in 1991 a most fortunate piece of legislation was passed on the floors of Congress – the establishment of The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (Public Law 102-240; ISTEA) providing up to 80 percent reimbursement for projects qualifying in one or more of twelve Transportation Enhancement activities as designated in the legislation. The remaining 20 percent of the expenditures on such projects fell subject to the mandate of local matching grants. Says Giles, “Since the building had been an active train depot, it was definitely related to surface transportation and qualified under many of the designated activities. In addition, Pittsylvania County Administrator Dan Sleeper had done preservation projects before and he was helpful in convincing the County Board of Supervisors to serve as sponsor for the restoration project if the Historical Society would fund the 20 percent match. I headed up the first effort to write a grant application for Enhancement funds to proceed with the structure’s restoration. This effort was not successful. However, a grant was received after the second application and we were able to hire Dewberry as the architectural and engineering firm to design and write specifications for contractual bidding.” After a three-year authorization funding process, the Pittsylvania Historical

Society’s magnificent efforts were about to culminate with real preservation. During May 2006, contractors started demolition of the deteriorated roof structure. Fresh trusses then were installed and as well as a tile roof which was finished in March 2007. Explaining additional funding Giles states, “Two subsequent Enhancement grants were received in 2007 and 2008, providing funds to complete the interior restoration. This project was started in January 2010 and completed in July 2010. All the exterior windows and doors had to be repaired or replaced. New interior partitions, walls, and ceilings were constructed. It was also necessary to replace the plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and site utilities. Excess grant funds are available from these grants to install the parking lot, security fencing, exterior lights, entrance landscaping, and communication wiring. A project for these items plus a train spotting platform, a travel kiosk, and a bicycle rack is being prepared for Federal authorization approval. “As project manager, I have had the responsibility of securing the 20 percent matching funds for the Federal grants that have been received. Applications were written and grants received from the Kiwanis Club of Danville Foundation, J.T.-Minnie Maude Charitable Trust, and Norfolk Southern Foundation. In addition, Senator Hawkins received a

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grant from the Department of Historic Resources, which was matched by in-kind services from Pittsylvania County Public Landfill personnel. The Pittsylvania Historical Society has also received funds donated by Society members, county citizens, the Heritage Book organization, the Chatham Garden Club and in-kind services and property from citizens and businesses.” In summary, total Enhancement grants received to date total $1.2 million with matching funds coming in at over $300,000.

developing their annual operational budgets. Except for the County Library system, very few recreational and cultural facilities and programs have been publicly funded. Citizen volunteers have initiated and funded these efforts.

the depot as it impacted the community’s growth and development. It will also contain a model train exhibit that will highlight the 1874 original line with its numerous passenger stations in the small communities throughout the county.

Since Transportation grants funded the restoration, the theme for the depot’s utilization will be to recognize the significant contributions that the railroad’s presence has on the economic and social beginnings of Chatham and Pittsylvania County.”

The old waiting room will be used as a community center and exhibition hall. The area will be available for civic club meetings, receptions, and educational workshops. It will also serve as an exhibition hall for area art and photography exhibits, lectures, book reviews, films and documentaries, travelogues, and other programs of interest to school students and area war veterans. In addition, the facility will contain state-of-the-art audio/visual and computerized equipment that will be required for the facility’s functionality as a visitor center.

Comments Giles on these subjects birthed from the depot’s preservation, “Pittsylvania County officials have received great acclaim concerning their Berry Hill ‘Mega Park’ economic development project underway with the city of Danville. This project has required the commitment of millions of dollars of County funds. In order for the county to market industrial parks after they are developed, they have to address the lack of ‘quality of life’ resources demanded by prospective corporate clients. For this reason, this train depot restoration project in Chatham has become an unexpected response without the expenditure of any county tax funds.

According to Giles these contributions exist in many ways, some of which may not seem that obvious. For example, the former freight portion will be equipped and operated as the Pittsylvania County Visitor’s Center. This center will be furnished with display cases containing railroad artifacts as well as visitor-literature racks, county history publications, family histories, maps, pictures, paintings, audio/ visual equipment, and county history exhibits. There also will be display cases demonstrating that the survival and growth of educational institutions such as Chatham Hall and Hargrave Military Academy were dependent upon the Southern Railway presence. Exhibits will convey how other county industries such as agriculture, textiles, chemicals, forestry products, mail, and retail freight all relied upon the railroad. There will be exhibits showing the depot’s connection to the defense of the United States during WWI and WWII as county veterans used the depot when traveling to and from their military assignments.

During it 243 years of existence, Pittsylvania County officials have never considered ‘quality of life’ issues as being part of their fiduciary responsibility when

Giles further details the plans by saying, “The station agent’s office will display railroad artifacts, pictures and items that will portray the historical significance of

The Chatham Depot Breeds Real Educational, Tourism and Economic Outcomes The Chatham Depot also provides tangible attractions and actual outcomes in the realms of educational resources, tourism dollars, and economic development.

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Referring to an earlier question, Giles concludes with this thought, “When you asked me how I became involved in this depot restoration project, I would say that my primary inspiration was Frances Hurt who believed so strongly that the depot should be preserved. Since Frances has done more for the cultural progress of this county than anyone I know, I felt that her dream should be pursued. The odds against succeeding on such a costly project were tremendous. Ben Davenport, the county’s most prominent businessman, has told me that he felt it had less than a five percent chance of success.” Loosely paraphrasing Glenn Giles from a prior discussion regarding the Chatham Depot, “With a passionate group of citizens and a strong work ethic, I guess just about anything is possible.”


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the essentials

R.E.M. Collapse Into Now (Music) Alt-rock legends reunite with Grammywinning producer Jacknife Lee for their fifteenth studio record. Building from the success of 2008’s Accelerate, R.E.M. approached Collapse Into Now with a vision of diversity. According to bassist Mike Mills, Collapse Into Now is a perfect blend of beautiful ballads, nice, mid-tempo tunes, and all-out rockers. Collapse Into Now features guest performances by Patti Smith, Peaches, and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder. The Walking Dead: Season 1 (DVD) AMC took a chance bringing a series based on a zombie apocalypse to television. While zombies are awesome, they tend to get boring rather quickly. Let’s face it, even though zombies are the stars, they don’t do too much. You need a strong supporting cast of “dinner options” for the flesh eaters. Frank Darabont’s The Walking Dead, based on a comic book created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard is a fresh take on the undead genre. With a strong storyline and appealing core characters, The Walking Dead has enough brains to keep the zombies in frenzy and audiences satisfied. Hothead Cal Ripken, Jr. (Books) Cap Ripken, Jr., one of the greatest shortstops to ever play Major League Baseball, takes a swing at novelist with Hothead. Connor Sullivan is the star third baseman for the Orioles of the Babe Ruth League. He is among the best at hitting and fielding, but the one thing that strikes Connor out is his temper. After countless episodes of tossing gloves and throwing helmets, his team wants nothing to do with him. His temper becomes so bad that his coach is faced with removing Connor from the team leaving only one question. Can Connor get control of his temper to gain back the trust of his teammates and help the Orioles win the championship?

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releases Music Releases 3/1

Lucinda Williams - Blessed Dropkick Murphys Going Out in Style Harry Connick Jr. In Concert on Broadway

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Battle: Los Angeles (Sci-Fi) Aaron Eckhart Mars Needs Moms (Animation) Seth Green Red Riding Hood (Thriller) Gary Oldman

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R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now Sara Evans - Stronger Avril Lavigne - Goodbye Lullaby Billy Joel - Live at Shea Stadium Lupe Fiasco - Lasers

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Limitless (Action) - Bradley Cooper The Lincoln Lawyer (Drama) Matthew McConaughey Paul (Comedy) - Simon Pegg

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Rise Against - Endgame J Mascis - Several Shades of Why New York Dolls - Dancing Backward in High Heels

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Sucker Punch (Action) Emily Browning

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Etta James - Who’s Blue: Rare Chess Recordings of the ‘60s & ‘70s Duran Duran - All You Need is Now Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin’

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Sum 41 - Screaming Bloody Murder Snoop Dogg - Doggumnetary Music Britney Spears - Femme Fatale

Theatrical Releases 3/4

The Adjustment Bureau (Thriller) Matt Damon Beastly (Fantasy) - Alex Pettyfer Rango (Animation) - Johnny Depp Take Me Home Tonight (Comedy) Topher Grace

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DVD Releases 3/1

127 Hours Love and Other Drugs Burlesque Faster

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Jackass 3 Morning Glory Inside Job The Walking Dead: Season 1

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The Fighter Hereafter The Switch

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Battle: Los Angeles (Theatrical) Inspired by The Great Los Angeles Air Raid, a “false alarm” enemy attack during World War II, Battle: Los Angeles puts a science fiction spin on the event. Some UFO enthusiasts claim the incident that took place in late February of 1942 was an attack on extraterrestrial spacecrafts. With Battle: Los Angeles, director Jonathan Liebesman turns that speculation into an apocalytic alien invasion. Set in 2011, after years of documented UFO sightings, the Earth is under attack from extraterrestrial forces. People watch in horror as the world’s largest cities fall. Los Angeles becomes the final showdown as mankind tries to preserve its existance against an enemy like no other.

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Sing You Home - Jodi Picoult River Marked - Patricia Briggs The Wise Man’s Fears - Patrick Rothfuss

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The Jungle - Clive Cussler Love You More - Lisa Gardner The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement - David Brooks

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Hothead - Cal Ripken, Jr. Midnight - L.J. Smith Toys - James Patterson A World Without Heroes Brandon Mull Live Wire - Harlan Coben Night Road - Kristin Hannah

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The Land of Painted Caves Jean M. Auel Lover Unleasehed - J.R. Ward Mystery - Jonathan Kellerman

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The 100,000 Pyramid (W) Dragon Age 2 (X, P) MLB 2011: The Show (P) Major League Baseball 2K11 (X,P,W)

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Tick Tock

(4th in the Michael Bennett series) By James Patterson reviewed by Larry Oldham NYC’s number one detective Michael Bennett is pitted against a mastermind copycat serial killer patterning his kills after the likes of Son of Sam, the Werewolf of Wisteria, and the Mad Bomber. Throw in the fact that Bennett may or may not be romancing two women at the same time and you have an explosive story that had me sitting on the edge of my seat. Tick Tock entertained me and kept me entranced in the storyline. A thrill ride from the first page and one of James Patterson’s best Bennett books so far.

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Book Releases

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Leaving - Karen Kingsbury

The Tourist How Do You Know Skyline

Dragon Age 2 (Video Games) As a sequel to the 2009 Game of the Year, Dragon Age: Origins, Bioware had some pretty big armor to fill with Dragon Age 2. Spanning a ten-year period , Dragon Age 2 follows the journey of a new hero, Hawke, whose actions have a direct impact on the game’s storyline. Every choice you make will decide whether Hawke is admirable or less than desired. Features include the ability to choose your character’s sex and class, a nonlinear narrative, a new cinematic in-game experience, and the option to imports saved information from previous Dragon Age games.

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A Better You

health

Eat Carbohydrates to Lose Weight!

We should eat carbohydrates if we want to lose weight. Why? Well because carbohydrates help us to have better energy to move and think more clearly. We have more mental focus with the right carbohydrates and a sustained physical energy when eating the right carbohydrates. This is the time of year many people are getting serious about eating healthy, so here is some energy-packed useful information for you! Too many of us are afraid of carbohydrates due to believing in marketing hype by high-protein-diet companies! This is ridiculous! Carbs are not the enemy and if we eliminate them from our daily diets we become tired, sluggish, grumpy, irritable, and lethargic zombies! Unless you are diabetic with a tendency of having high-sugar levels, then you should not try the low carb approach. Even most diabetics need some form of carbs in their diets so they do not get their blood sugar too low. Please check with your doctor if you are a diabetic before adding or taking away any carbohydrates from your daily diet. If you are diabetic you normally base your diet on your blood-sugar levels, so a constant and regular monitoring of blood levels is needed to find which carbs and how often are appropriate and safe for you. I believe every meal and snack of each day should consist of a lean protein, carbohydrate, and water. I will give you some sample lists from my newest book, The Healthiest Weight Loss Solution – Personal Training Manual, of healthy proteins and carbohydrates and when and how to eat them. Some proteins to choose from are: (Proteins): Low Fat or Skim Milk, Low Sugar Yogurt Low Calorie Cheese – Sliced and Stick (No-Trans Fat) Butter – Tub, Stick, or Squeezed Eggs, Tuna Steaks, Canned Tuna, Unsalted Peanuts Natural Peanut Butter, Natural Almond Butter Beans - (Navy, Kidney, Red, Black, White, Great Northern, etc.), Cottage Cheese, Chicken Breasts Canned Chicken, Whey, Casein, and Soy Protein Shakes (low-carb / low-sugar), Fresh Halibut, Tilapia Fresh Flounder, Unsalted Almonds, Unsalted Walnuts I believe every meal should contain carbs with that lean protein and water. Breakfast and lunch should contain a complex carb for long-lasting fuel to power you through your next 2-3 hours of busy times of the day. Mid-morning and late-afternoon snacks should contain a fruit to help keep blood sugar up at the times of day when you need a natural sugar pick-me-up instead of caffeine. Dinner and Late evening we are usually getting ready to chill-out and settle down before going to rest. With this in mind we should have some veggies with our protein to just keep blood sugar from spiking too high before bed. High-sugar spikes would lead to higher fat gains. We are going to be sleeping so we will not be requiring a lot of energy from carbs. Some carbohydrates to choose from are: (Complex Carbohydrates): Oatmeal, Cream of Wheat, Whole Grain Breads and Bagels, Brown Rice, Whole Wheat Pasta, Veggie Pasta, Sweet Potatoes, Red Potatoes, White Potatoes, Yams, Whole Grain or Long Grain Rice

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(Fruits): Apples, Pears, Bananas, Blueberries, Strawberries, Cherries, Blackberries, Oranges, Plums, Peaches, Grapes, Mangos, Grapefruit (Not with Lipitor), Kiwi, Papaya

(Vegetables): Fresh, Canned, or Frozen Green Beans, Fresh Cucumbers, Fresh, Canned, or Frozen Spinach, Salad in a Bag, Fresh Lettuce – Iceberg and Romaine, Fresh or Frozen Cauliflower, Fresh or Frozen Broccoli, Fresh, Canned, or Frozen Collard Greens, Fresh, Canned, or Frozen Turnip Greens, Canned or Fresh Asparagus, Onions, Mushrooms, Green, Yellow, Red, or Orange Peppers, Tomatoes

What Carbs should we eat for Breakfast and Lunch? Complex Carbs!

(Breakfast Ideas– Protein/Carb): A whole egg with oatmeal and small glass of skim milk Cream of wheat with glass of skim milk Turkey bacon with egg and whole grain toast 2 slices of whole grain bread with a whole egg and some egg whites Slice of whole grain bread w/ teaspoon of peanut butter and medium glass of low-fat or skim milk Cream of wheat hot cereal a glass of low-fat of skim milk Healthy higher fiber cold cereal with low-fat orskim milk Plain oatmeal with a whole egg and some egg whites Whole wheat wrap with peanut putter and small glass of milk (Lunch Ideas– Protein/Carb): Turkey breast with brown rice Whole wheat wrap with turkey and low-fat cheese Grilled Chicken on Bed of Salad Greens with Whole Grain Crackers Sweet potato with broiled turkey burgers Whole wheat pasta with boiled shrimp Grilled tilapia with a small serving of whole wheat pasta Grilled tuna steak with a medium sweet potato 1 peanut butter sandwich on whole grain bread 1 turkey sandwich (lots of turkey) with low-fat cheese on whole grain bread 1 chicken breast sandwich on whole wheat/grain w/ mustard and w/out mayo Turkey sandwich (Whole wheat or whole grain bread) Mozzarella and tomato sandwich (Whole wheat or grain) Grilled chicken salad w/wheat crackers Grilled turkey sandwich on whole wheat or grain Grilled chicken sandwich on whole wheat or grain In the late 1990’s David Gluhareff lost over 100 pounds. Dave then became a certified personal trainer with the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) and began his career as a personal trainer. In March of 2009 David earned the elite status of Master of Fitness Sciences (MFS) by the ISSA, their highest level of personal training qualifications. As a personal trainer, Dave has been helping people take charge of their physiques to help them feel, look, and move better through life. Personal training with Dave Gluhareff is set-up in the following ways: One-on-One, Small Group, Bootcamp Fitness (www. VirginiaBootcamp.com) or online via the Internet and phone.


Peanut butter on whole grain or wheat crackers Peanut butter and banana sandwich on whole wheat or grain bread Apple slices with peanut butter and whole wheat crackers Yogurt with strawberries or blueberries and whole grain sugar-free granola Cottage cheese with fresh peach or pineapple or cantaloupe w/sugarfree granola Toasted low-fat cheese sandwich with whole grain or wheat Grilled white meat with small amount of veggie or whole wheat pasta and vegetables Make your own homemade chicken salad and have with whole wheat/ grain crackers or bread

What Carbs should we eat for Mid-Morning and Late-Afternoon Snacks? Fruits!

(Mid-Morning Snack Ideas and Late Afternoon Snack Ideas – Protein/Carb): Low-sugar strawberry yogurt used for dipping banana Low-fat cottage cheese with blueberries Can of tuna with watermelon Mango with low-fat cheese sticks Peaches with low-sugar yogurt High-fiber whole grain cereal crushed w/low sugar apple sauce + walnuts 1 cup of low-sugar yogurt with strawberries A couple of low-fat cheese sticks and a mango Half a handful of unsalted almonds and a half handful of blueberries Low-fat cottage cheese with pineapple 1 cup of lower-sugar yogurt with a peach Half a handful of unsalted almonds and small apple 1 cup of lower-sugar yogurt with a banana Half a handful of unsalted almonds and small pear Almonds with pear Apple slices with peanut butter Walnuts with an orange Half a handful of unsalted pecans and a half handful of cherries Half a handful of unsalted walnuts and an orange

What Carbs should we eat for Dinner and Late-Night Snack? Veggies!

(Dinner Ideas – Protein/Carb): Grilled tuna with asparagus Baked chicken breast with broccoli Broiled salmon with green salad Baked tilapia with cold spinach salad Grilled chicken breast with sliced cucumbers Grilled turkey breast with cooked spinach with dash of vinegar Chicken and shrimp stir fry with vegetable medley Grilled turkey burgers with grilled veggie kabobs Grilled Halibut with Cooked Zucchini and Yellow Squash Salmon baked or grilled and a spinach salad Lean grilled pork chops w/ green beans Grilled chicken breast and asparagus Tofu with veggies Pecans on green salad with oil and vinegar dressing Walnuts on green salad Baked or grilled turkey breast and broccoli Grilled chicken, shrimp, onion, pepper, and cherry tomato Kabobs

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by Paulette Dean Executive Director, Danville Humane Society Scooter was a wonderful dog who came to the shelter about 18-years ago as a stray. He was a perfect size dog for someone who wanted a house companion, and his gentle, easy ways made us think that he would be very easy to place. Scooter was a happy dog, and he soon learned that when we approached his cage with a leash that he was going to be taken outside for a walk. Then, his tail wagged furiously and he danced with joy. To our surprise, no one was interested in Scooter. Some people felt he was too big, some felt he was too playful, and some were concerned about a little scar he had on his nose. Days turned into weeks, and Scooter was still with us. His tail began to wag less and less, and sometimes we would have to coax him out of his cage to go for a walk. Scooter was beginning to worry us. One day, an older man came into the shelter. He had called earlier that day to find out what kind of dogs we had, and I told him about Scooter. He said he wanted a smaller dog to be inside the house, and we thought that maybe Scooter was finally going to find his perfect match. But when the man stopped in front of Scooter’s cage, he just shook his head and said, “No. He’s too big. I wanted a dog no bigger than a Chihuahua.” I do not know how or even if Scooter understood completely what was happening; all I do know is that after the man left the shelter, Scooter gave up. He stopped eating, and just huddled in the corner of his cage with his nose pressed against the wall. For days, we tried to give him extra attention, but he would not even let us take him out for walks. One morning, Scooter did not even raise his head when we approached his cage. We recognized that Scooter had become a victim of cage depression. He became a dog with no hope. With the shelter full, we had to make a very difficult decision, and Scooter was euthanized that morning. A couple of hours later, the man from a few days before called and said, “I’ve decided I want to adopt Scooter. Is he still available?” Poor Scooter. If only he had not given up hope, he would have been placed in a home. I think of Scooter often when I’m called to walk through turbulent times. I think of him when I see sadness, and cruelty, and abuse. I think of him when seemingly impossible situations have me pray for the wisdom of Solomon. I think of Scooter when, for an instant, there seems to be no hope. I feel sad for Scooter because he was such a wonderful dog who taught me, through a very negative situation, to never give up hope – hope for a better tomorrow and hope for a better world.

Samantha

Samantha is a six month old tortoiseshell cat that came to us as a stray. She is very sweet, and likes to have lots of attention.

For more information, please contact Danville Humane Society, 434.799.0843 www.showcasemagazine.com

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What’s up, Danville

in town

By Rosalee Maxell

Everyone already knows how important it is to “shop local.” Buy local. This month, I thought I would share just a few of my “favs” with the hope that you too, will keep your money in Danville. Have you had a chance to check out O’Kelly’s? O’Kelly’s is a delightful, little bakery that opened before the holidays. It is located on Piney Forest Road right in front of Skatetown, you can’t possibly miss it. I have a bit of a sweet tooth. Actually, I have an entire head full of them and my new, favorite luxury is one of their divine cinnamon buns with raisins. They are truly affordable, only a buck fifty for one. If you’re feeling too guilty about the calories, they are big enough to split with a shopping partner. However, when I choose to indulge, I’m going to do it right - I don’t share! I know, it’s getting close to springtime and we are all worrying about our ability to fit into last year’s swim suit, but trust me, eating just one of those cinnamon buns won’t show a bit. (Just park farther from the mall and take the stairs, it’s well worth it!) And while you are justifying the need to buy buns in bulk, and I do recommend it, pick up one of O’Kelly’s chicken salad sandwiches made on a fabulously delicious wheat roll - another to die for culinary experience. I found one more hidden treasure at Shorty’s. Yep, another bakery located in Coleman Marketplace. What can I say? I really like sweets! Oh my goodness... Four measly dollars and sixty-five cents will get you one of the very best loaves of raisin-cranberrywalnut bread you have ever put in your mouth. My Mom likes it lightly toasted. Me, I’m adding a healthy dollop of real butter. Actually, everything at Shorty’s is

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quite delectable! Try it out – tell ‘em I sent you! Have you tried Bon Appétit? Know where it is? This well-kept secret is located at Averett University, in the Student Center on the third floor. What’s even better is the large parking lot right next to it! (Woohoo! Ask anyone, I simply cannot parallel park.) Now listen to this wealth of offerings... The Fresh Grille offers hamburgers, chicken, specialty sausages, all on home-baked focaccia or sourdough. Or you can go for the whole meal at the Averett Market with entrees such as barbecue ribs with candied yams or fajitas with Spanish rice. The selections at Cucina Verde are a diverse mixture of foods from around the world – Falafel with tahini sauce or mushroom enchiladas with ancho chili cream. (I’m heading over to try the Falafel – no clue what it is, but it sounds really cool.) Of course, no eatery is complete without a fabulous array of salads and fresh fruits. You can opt for a bowl of freshly made soup or a deli-style sandwich. How’s that for good eatin’? The best thing is it fits my pocketbook. Just $7.24 for lunch. Wow. Let me know when you are going and I’ll meet you there. Oh by the way, they are open for breakfast and dinner too. I can’t wait to hear what you all think about these charming establishments. Shoot me a line and let me know your favorite eating spots and don’t forget to watch “What’s up, Danville” on River City TV for updates on events, attractions, and news from the local hospitality industry! Cheers! Rosalee Maxwell, Director of Tourism tourism@visitdanville.com


Danville

26-April 1 – Celebration of the Arts: Danville Community College: Various Events & Times: 434.797.8471.

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19 – The Glass Menagerie: The Prizery: 7:30pm: 434.572.8339: www.prizery.com.

Arts/Exhibits

Thru March 31 – Mill Safety and Life Lessons: Danville Science Center: Free/$6/$5: M-S 9:30am–5pm: Sun 1–5pm: 434.791.5160: www.dsc.smv.org. Thru March – Danville Museum Exhibits - Please Be Seated & The Life and Times of Harry Wooding. Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History: 434.793.5644: www.danvillemuseum.org. Thru September 5 – DSC Exhibits - Tech City and Sonic Sensation & Sonic Sensation: Danville Science Center: Free/$6/$5: M-S 9:30am–5pm: Sun 1–5pm: 434.791.5160: www.dsc.smv.org. 5 – Bob Ross Painting Class: Ballou Park Annex Building: 10:30am-3:30pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 14-April 5 – Art with Judie: Ballou Park Annex: M/Tu, Times Vary: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 18-May 8 – Danville Museum Exhibits - A Sense of Place. Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History: 3/18-Opening Reception, 5:30-7pm: 434.793.5644: www.danvillemuseum.org. 18-April 17 – Averett Student Art Show: Student Center: 434.791.5620: www.averett.edu.

Kids/Family

1-30 – Koates Kids: Coates Rec. Center: Ages 3-5: Tue/Wed 9:30am-12pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 3 – EES Open House: Epiphany Episcopal School: 6pm: 434.792.4334. 3,10,17,24 – Curiosity Corner Play Days: Coates Rec. Center: 9:30am-12:30pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 5-April 9 – Tumblin’ Tots: Coates Rec. Center: 9:30-10:15am: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 5-April 9 – Sporties For Shorties: Coates Rec. Center: 10:30-11:15am: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 5-April 9 – Pre-School Cheerleading: Coates Rec. Center: 11:30am-12:15pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 8 – Polliwogs & Science Stars: Danville Science Center: Polliwogs, Ages 3–5, 1–2pm; Science Stars,

Ages 5-7, 3:30–4:30pm: $3/$6: 434.791.5160: www.dsc.smv.org. 8,15,22,29 – Creation Imagination: Pepsi Building: 10-10:45am: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 10-April 14 – Adventures Begin With A: Pepsi Building: 10-10:45am: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 11 – Youth Spring Dance: Glenwood: Grades K-5: 7-9pm: 434.799.6469: www.playdanvilleva.com. 12 – St. Patrick’s Day Faire: Coates Rec. Center: 6-9pm: 434.799.6564: www.playdanvilleva.com. 15,29 – Coffee and Crayons: City Auditorium: 9-10pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 17,31 – Mom’s Afternoon Out: Coates Rec. Center: 12:30-2:30pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 18 – Parents Night Out: Glenwood: Ages 4-12: 6-9pm: 434.799.6469: www.playdanvilleva.com. 26 – Flights of Fun: Danville Science Center: 1-pm: 434.791.5160: www.dsc.smv.org.

Entertainment

2-31 – Live Bands & DJ Music: Back to Bogies: Wed-Sat. Times Vary: 434.791.3444. 3-31 – 57 Express Bluegrass Concert: Community Center, Chatham: TH, 7pm: 434.432.3115: www.chathamcares.org. 5 – Danville Symphony Orchestra Winter Classical Concert: GW Auditorium: 8pm: 434.797.2666. 19 - Little Miss Pittsylvania County Pageant: Ages 4-6: 434.724.3088 or 434.432.8240. 19 – Mardi Gras Celebration: Ballou Rec. Center: 6pm: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com. 20 - The Saturn String Trio: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Chatham: 3pm. 20 – Julian and Elnora Light Memorial Concert: Averett, Pritchett Auditorium: 2:30pm: 434.791.5620: www.averett.edu. 20 - Bluefield College Choir Concert: Moffett Memorial Baptist Church: 7pm: 434.799.5402. 26 – Bids, Brew & BBQ: Sacred Heart: 6-11pm: 434.793.2656.

26 – Celebration of the Arts A cappella Concert: DCC, Temple Building, Oliver Hall: 6:30-8:30pm: 434.797.8471. 26 – Spring in Your Step Senior Dance: Ballou Rec. Center: 7pm: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com. 28 – Celebration of the Arts - Urine Town: DCC, Temple Building, Oliver Hall: 7pm: 434.797.8471. 30 – Celebration of the Arts Magic In Me: DCC, Temple Building, Oliver Hall: 4-5pm: 434.797.8471. 31 – Averett Singers Concert: Ascension Lutheran Church: 7:30pm: 434.791.5620: www.averett.edu.

Lifestyle/Lectures

2 – Just the Facts on Reverse Mortgages: Ballou Rec. Center: 12:45-1:45pm: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com. 2-30 – RiverCity Toastmasters: National College: W 1-2pm: 434.793.6822. 2-April 13 –Rally Obedience Classes: Glenwood: 6:30-7:30pm: 434.799.6469: www.playdanvilleva.com. 10 – Budgeting to Live Within Your Means: City Auditorium: 6pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 3-April 7 – Canine Good Manners 101: Glenwood: 6:30-7:30pm: 434.799.6469: www.playdanvilleva.com. 7-May 16 – FANS (Fitness and Nutrition Successes): Ballou Rec. Center: M 9:30am-12pm: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com. 8 - DRF Speaker Series: Dr.Vaughn Grisham: IALR: 7:30am: 434.836.6990. 8 – The Art of Embalming: Danville Science Center: 6:30pm: 434.791.5160: www.dsc.smv.org. 10 – Book Discussion: Pittsylvania Co. Public Library: 4pm: 434.432.3271. 10 – Clinical Trials Communication 101+: Danville Health Department: 9am-1pm: 434.766.6649. 10 – Employer Healthcare Reform Forum: Stratford Courtyard Conference Center: 12-2pm: 434.836.6990. 10,23 – Lunch & Learn Program: DRMC: 11:30am-12: 30pm: 434.799.WELL. 12,19 – Farmers’ Market Vendors Meeting: Community Market: 9-10am: 434.797.8961. www.showcasemagazine.com

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14-April 25 – Canine Good Citizenship: Glenwood: 6:30-7:30pm: 434.799.6469: www.playdanvilleva.com. 16 – Masters of Their Trade - 16 Hands members. The Wednesday Club: 3:45pm: 434.793.5644: www.danvillemuseum.org. 17 – Understanding Your Credit Report: City Auditorium: 6pm: 434.797.8848. 17 – Dan River District Boy Scout District Committee Meeting: Ascension Lutheran Church: 7pm: 434.710.4408. 18 – Just Everyday Women Walking by Faith: Mary’s Diner: 11am-1pm. 19 – Bowl for Kids’ Sake: Riverside Lanes: 1-4pm: 434.792.3700. 23 – Inside Stratford House: Ballou Rec Center: 12:45-1:45pm: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com. 24 – How to Prepare to Buy A Home: City Auditorium: 6pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 28 – Celebration of the Arts - Dr. Judith Shatin: DCC, Temple Building, Oliver Hall: 11am-12pm: 434.797.8471. 30 – Spring into a Healthy Snack: Ballou Rec Center: 12:30-1:30pm: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com. 31 – Celebration of the Arts - Poetry Reading by Keith Flynn: DCC, Temple Building, Oliver Hall: 11am-12pm: 434.797.8471. 31-April 21 – Stress Management: Ballou Rec Center: TH 6-7:15pm: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com. 31-April 21 – Couples Massage: Ballou Rec Center: TH 7:30-8:30pm: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com.

Hobbies/Sports

1-29 – Let’s Dance: Ballou Rec. Center: TU 7-8:30pm: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com. 1-29 – Kuumba-West African Dance: City Armory: 4:30-6pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 1-29 – African Dance Ensemble: Pepsi Building: TU, 6:30pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 1-29 – A Stitch in Time w/ Kitty: Coates Rec. Center: TU 6:30-8:30pm: 434.797.8848: ww.playdanvilleva.com. 1-29 – Tai Chi & Tae Kwon Do Fitness: Community Center, Chatham: 7pm: 434.432.3115: www.chathamcares.org. 1-31 – Chicks w/Sticks: City Armory: T/TH, 11:30am 1pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 1-31 – Card Club: City Auditorium: T/Th 12-2pm & 6-7:30pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 1-April 14 – Zumba Classes: Times/Locations Vary: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 2 – Senior Bowling Tournament: Riverside Lanes: 10am-12pm: 434.791.2695: www.playdanvilleva.com. 2,9,16,23 – Guitar Basics: City Auditorium: 5:30pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 2-30 – Step-Aerobics: Community Center, Chatham: MW 5:15pm: 434.432.3115: www.chathamcares.org.

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3 – Tunstall HS Band Booster Fundraiser: Wendys Piney Forest Rd: 5-8pm: 434.710.4408. 3 – Dan River District Boy Scout Leaders Roundtable: RCATT Center: 7pm: 434.710.4408. 3,10,17,24 – Aquacize:YWCA: 8:15am: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 3-31 – Archery- After School: Coates Rec.: 3-5pm: 434.799.5215: www.playdanvilleva.com. 4,11,18,25 – Friday Night Dances: Ballou Rec. Center: 7:30-10:30pm: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com. 5 – Beginners Line Dance Workshop: Ballou Rec. Center: 11am-2pm: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com.5,12,19,26 – Zumba Class: Community Center, Chatham: 10am: 434.432.3115: www.chathamcares.org. 7,8,9,10,11 – Scholastic Book Fair: Sacred Heart School: 8:30am: 434.793.2656. 9,16,23,30 – Finding Our Way: Ballou Nature Center: 3:30-5pm: 434.799.5215: www.playdanvilleva.com. 10 – THS Band Boosters Meeting: THS Band Room: 6:30pm: 434.710.4408. 10,17,24,31 – Cake Decorating: Ballou Rec. : 6pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 12 – Greenlegs & Hamstrings Trail Run: Anglers Park: 10am: 434.799.5215: www.playdanvilleva.com. 13 – SVMBA Mountain Bike Races: Anglers Park: 8am: 434.799.5215: www.playdanvilleva.com. 16 – Mask Painting Contest: Ballou Rec. Center: 12:30-1:30pm: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com. 17 – Sky Watchers: Danville Science Center: Nightfall: 434.791.5160: www.dsc.smv.org. 18 – Easy Soap Making Recipes: Ballou Rec. Center: 1-3pm: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com. 18,25 – Fundraiser Dinners: American Legion Dan River Post 1097: 5:30pm: 434.836.8101 or 434.793.7531. 19 – Shamrock 5K Run/Walk: Riverwalk Trail: 10:30am: 434.797.1958. 19 – Highland Maple Festival Trip: Ballou Rec.: 5am: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com. 19,20 – WERA Motorcycle Roadracing: VIRginia International Raceway: 434.822.7700. 21,22 – Boater Safety Class: Ballou Nature Center: 6-9:30pm: 434.799.5215: www.playdanvilleva.com. 24 –Canoeing Basics: Ballou Nature Center: 6-8pm: 434.799.5215: www.playdanvilleva.com. 24-April 21 – Aqua Zumba:YWCA: TH 5:306:30pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 24-April 28 – Hoop Dancing: Ballou Rec. Center: TH 5:30-6:30pm: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com. 25-April 29 – Chair Yoga: Ballou Rec. Center: F 9:30-10:30am: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com. 26 – Spring Skateboard Competition: Philip Wyatt Memorial Skate Park: 1–3pm: 434.799.5215: www.playdanvilleva.com. 26 – Dan River District Scout Pinewood Derby: Piedmont Mall: 7pm: 434.710.4408. 31 –Kayaking Basics: Ballou Nature Center: 6-8pm: 434.799.5215: www.playdanvilleva.com.

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MARTINSVILLE Arts/Exhbits

3 – Bob Ross Technique Workshop: Piedmont Arts: 10am-3:30pm: 276.632.3221: www.piedmontarts.org. 4 – First Friday Art Walk: Studio 107: 5-7pm: 276.638.2107: www.piedmontarts.org. 4 – New Artisans Reception: Southern VA Artisan Center: 5-7pm: 276.656.0260: www.southernvirginiaartisancenter.org. 12-April 30 – Novelties Exbibit: Piedmont Arts: 276.632.3221: www.piedmontarts.org. 14-April 12 – Machine Sewing: Southern VA Artisan Center: 5:30-8:30pm: 276.656.0260: www.southernvirginiaartisancenter.org. 18,25 – Food, Friends & Fine Crafts: Southern VA Artisan Center: 6-8:30pm: 276.656.0260: www.southernvirginiaartisancenter.org. 24-April 21 – Ceramics Glazes: Southern VA Artisan Center: 5:30-8:30pm: 276.656.0260: www.southernvirginiaartisancenter.org.

Kids/Family

5,12,1926 – Special Saturdays:Virginia Museum of Natural History: Ages Vary: 10am-12pm: 276.634.4185: www.vmnh.net. 11,12 – Science Discovery Sleepover: Virginia Museum of Natural History: 6-9pm: 276.634.4185: www.vmnh.net. 16 – Homeschool Wednesdays: Environmental Science: Virginia Museum of Natural History: Ages 6-10 & 11-18: 10-11:15am: 276.634.4185: www.vmnh.net. 18 – Jammy Jams:Virginia Museum of Natural History: Ages 3-5: 6-9pm: 276.634.4185: www.vmnh.net. 30 – Doodle Bugs - The Tiny Seed:Virginia Museum of Natural History: Ages 3-5: 10am & 3pm: 276.634.4185: www.vmnh.net.

Entertainment

3 – Step Afrika!: Martinsville HS Auditorium: 7:30pm: 276.632.3221: www.piedmontarts.org. 4 – First Fridays at the Rives: Rives Theatre: 7pm: 276.632.3221. 11 – Music Night: Spencer-Penn Centre: 5:30pm: 276.957.5757: www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com.

Hobbies/Sports

1-31 – Classes at the Centre: Open Computer Class, Chair/Family Aerobics, Belly Dancing with Indrya, Zumba: Spencer-Penn Centre: Days/Times Vary: 276.957.5757: www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com. 1 – Computer Class for Adults: Spencer-Penn Centre: 6-7pm: 276.957.5757: www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com. 5 – DRBA First Saturday Outing: Henry Community Center: 9:30am: 276.694.4449: www.danriver.org. 8,15,22,29 – Gardening 101: Spencer-Penn Centre: 6-7:30pm: 276.957.5757: www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com. 10 – Cooking with Herbs: Spencer-Penn Centre: 9-11:30am: 276.957.5757: www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com. 10,17,24,31 – Line Dancing: Spencer-Penn Centre: 6-7pm: 276.957.5757: www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com.


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25,26,27, April 1,2 – The Phantom of the Opera: EC Glass Auditorium: 7:30pm/2:30pm: 434.522.3712: www.ecglasstheatre.org

4 – First Friday: Lynchburg Museum: 5-8pm: 434.455.6226: www.lynchburgmuseum.org. 14-May 25 – Drawing, Painting, Pottery, Jewelry Making, & Stain Glass Classes: Academy of Fine Arts: Times & Days Vary: 434.846.8499: www.academyfinearts.com.

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5 – Go Fly a Kite!: Academy of Fine Arts: 1:303:30pm: 434.846.8499: www.academyfinearts.com. 29-April 26 – Homeschooler’s Spring Projects: Academy of Fine Arts: Ages 5-11: 1-2pm: 434.846.8499: www.academyfinearts.com. 28-April 25 – Toddler Story Art: Academy of Fine Arts: Ages 2-3: 10-10:45am: 434.846.8499: www.academyfinearts.com. 22-April 26 – Clayventure: Academy of Fine Arts: Ages 10-14: 4:15-6pm: 434.846.8499: www.academyfinearts.com. 23-April 13 – Kids Clayworks-Peter Pan: Academy of Fine Arts: Ages 6-9: 4:15-5:30pm: 434.846.8499: www.academyfinearts.com. 28-May 23 – Creative Movement: Academy of Fine Arts: Ages 3-5: 3:15-4pm: 434.846.8499: www.academyfinearts.com. 28-May 23 – Ballet I: Academy of Fine Arts: Ages 6-10: 4:15-5:15pm: 434.846.8499: www. academyfinearts.com. 30-May 25 – Irish Stepdance: Academy of Fine Arts: Beginner II 5-6pm; Adv. Choreography 67:30pm: 434.846.8499: www.academyfinearts.com.

Entertainment

3,4,5 – The Wizard of Oz: Pioneer Theatre, Heritage High School: 7-9pm/10am: 434.582.1147: www.discoverlynchburg.org. 4,5,6 – Enchanted April: LU Tower Theater: Times Vary: 434.582.2085: www.liberty.edu. 11 – A Tribute to Jordy Erwin: The Ellington: 5:30pm: 434.845.2162: www.theellington.org. 12 – “Expect the Impossible”-Mark Nizer’s 3D Show : Academy of Fine Arts: 1pm & 5pm: 434.846.8499: www.academyfinearts.com. 19 – Benefit Bash-Ministers of Soul: The Ellington: 6pm: 434.845.2162: www.theellington.org. 25 – The Dog Boys: The Ellington: 5:30pm: 434.845.2162: www.theellington.org.

12 – Forecasting Frenzy: Amazement Square: 1-3pm: 434.845.1888: www.amazementsquare.com. 19 – “This Old Tool” Roadshow: Poplar Forest: 10am-4pm: 434.525.1806: www.poplarforest.org. 25 – Garden Symposium: Old City Cemetery: 9am-4pm: 434.847.1465: www.gravegarden.org.

SMITH MT. LAKE/ BEDFORD Entertainment

Thru 6 -Bus Stop: Elks National Home 540.586.5881: www.littletownplayers.com. Thru 19 - Mardi Gras: Magical and Mysterious: Bower Center for the Arts: 2:304:30pm: 540.586.4235: www.bowercenter.org. 5 - Nora Jane Struthers Concert: Bedford Public Library: 7:30pm: 540.586.8911: www.friendsofbedfordlibrary.org. 5 – Starry, Starry Nights: Peaks of Otter Amphitheater: 7:30pm: 540.377.2377 x24: www.visitbedford.com. 5 – Wayne Key and the Bluegrass Rose Concert: Clam Digger’s: 7:30pm: 540.587.6727: www.clamdiggersseafood.com. 6 – Bridal Experience: Mariners Landing: 12pm: 540.297.4900: www.marinerslanding.com. 6 – Lecture Series-Deer Herds on the Rise in Virginia: SML State Park: 3-4pm: 540.297.6066: www.dcr.virginia.gov. 17 - Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration: Peaks of Otter Winery: 12-5pm: 540.586.3707: www.peaksofotterwinery.com. 18 - Black Tie & Blue Jeans Ball: Elks National Home: 7:30-11pm: 540.586.5292: www.visitbedford.com. 19 - Lenny Marcus in Concert: Bower Center for the Arts: 7:30pm: 540.586.4235: www.bowercenter.org. 19,26, April 2,9 - Beginning Genealogy: Bedford Public Library: 10am-12pm: 540.466.4247: www.visitbedford.com. 22 - The Medicine of War: National D-Day Memorial: 7pm: 540.587.3619: www.dday.org.

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26,27 - Blossom to Bottle Open House: Peaks of Otter Winery: 12-5pm: 540.586.3707: www.peaksofotterwinery.com. 29 - America’s Lost Nightingale: National D-Day Memorial: 7pm: 540.587.3619: www.dday.org. 30-April 23 - Botanical: Bower Center for the Arts: 540.586.4235: www.bowercenter.org.

ROANOKE Entertainment

2 – Celtic Woman - Songs from the Heart: Salem Civic Center: 7:30: 540.375.3004: www.salemciviccenter.com. 3 – Harlem Globtrotters: Roanoke Civic Center: 7pm: 540.853.5483: www.roanokeciviccenter.com. 4 – Jim Quick & Coastline in Concert: Roanoke Civic Center: 540.853.5483: www.roanokeciviccenter.com. 18 – Winterjam: Roanoke Civic Center: 540.853.5483: www.roanokeciviccenter.com. 20 – Mike Eppe & Friends: Roanoke Civic Cen.: 540.853.5483: www.roanokeciviccenter.com. 25,26,27 – Spring Home Show - Better Living Expo: Salem Civic Center: Times Vary: 540.375.3004: www.salemciviccenter.com.

NORTH CAROLINA Entertainment

18 – Shanghai Circus: Caswell County Civic Center,Yanceyville: 8pm: 336.694.4591: www.ccfta.org.

SOUTH BOSTON Entertainment

6 – 7 Sopranos: The Prizery: 2pm: 434.572.8339: www.prizery.com. 12,26 – Auto Racing: South Boston Speedway: 877.440.1540: www.southbostonspeedway.com. 19 – The Glass Menagerie: The Prizery: 7:30pm: 434.572.8339: www.prizery.com.

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Showcase Magazine March 2011