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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

You’ve run out of reasons to wait. Make an appointment at DDIC today. Early detection. It’s the best hope for breast cancer survival. Starting at age 20, the American Cancer Society recommends monthly breast self examinaitons, as well as clinical breast exams every three years. If you’re a woman over 40, an annual mammogram is essential. At Danville Diagnostic Imaging Center (DDIC), we offer digital mammography—the latest in breast cancer detection technology. Danville Diagnostic Imaging Center participates with most area insurance providers. Call today and make an appointment. Appointments are available Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Walk-in appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Danville Diagnostic Imaging Center 125 Executive Drive, Suite D Danville, VA 24541 434-799-3883


Danville Regional and DDIC Educate Women During Breast Cancer Awareness Month October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Danville Regional Medical Center is working to improve the community’s awareness of this disease.

Danville Regional has community events scheduled during the month of October to educate women on the dangers of breast cancer and the importance of being screened for the disease.

The National Cancer Institute estimates that based on current rates, 12.2 percent of women born today will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some time in their lives. If you are a woman over the age of 40, you should get a mammogram every year. Danville Regional and Danville Diagnostic Imaging Center want the community to be aware of some risk factors of breast cancer to better understand the disease. Here are some of the risk factors: • Aging – the risk of developing breast cancer increases as a woman ages. An American woman’s lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is 1 in 8, with the risk increasing as a woman ages. • Family History – breast cancer risk is higher among women whose close relatives have this disease. Having a mother, sister, or daughter with breast cancer approximately doubles a woman’s risk. • Race – Caucasian women are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer but African-American women are more likely to die of breast cancer. At least part of this seems to be due to the fact that African-American women tend to have more aggressive tumors. • Menstrual Periods – women who have had more menstrual cycles because they started menstruating at an early age (before 12) and/or went through menopause at a later date (after 55) have a slightly increased risk of breast cancer. Some lifestyle-related risk factors are: • Having Children – women who have had no children or had their first child after age 30 have a slightly higher risk. • Breast-feeding – Some studies suggest that breast-feeding may lower breast cancer risk, especially if continued for 1.5 2 years • Alcohol – Compared to non-drinkers, women who have 2-5 drinks daily have 1.5 times increased risk. • Physical Activity – According to the Women’s Health Initiative, as little as 1.25 – 2.5 hours of brisk walking per week reduced a woman’s risk by 18 percent.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS ART EXHIBIT Saturday, Oct. 1 – 31, 2011 DRMC Main Lobby DANVILLE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER: COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAMMING* Hosted by DRMC Women’s and Children’s Services “Breast Reconstruction” Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, 10 – 11 a.m. Danville Community College Health Sciences Building 1008 South Main Street Presenter: Cleo Parker Smith, Director DRMC Women’s and Children’s Services SUSAN G. KOMEN EDUCATOR TRAINING* Hosted by DRMC & Southern Virginia Cancer Resource Center Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. DRMC Large Dining Room LUNCH & LEARN: BREAST HEALTH AWARENESS* Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, 11:30 a.m. Presented by: Debra Parrish DRMC Private Dining Room CANDLELIGHT VIGIL (BREAST HEALTH AWARENESS) & RECEPTION In partnership with the Danville Cancer Association Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, 5:30 p.m. DRMC Main Lobby AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY: CANCER PREVENTION COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMMING Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. DRMC Main Lobby *Registration required 434.799.3705

DDIC provides state-of-the art breast imaging including accredited digital mammography, breast sonography and breast MRI. Currently, breast MRI services are provided on the newly installed Wide-Bore MRI system. Danville Diagnostic Imaging Center was the first provider of digital mammography in this area, starting in 2008, and will continue to provide quality care to the community for years to come. Most insurance will cover an annual screening mammography. If you are unable to afford to have a mammogram, the Free Clinic of Danville, PATHS and Health Department are options for receiving a referral for a mammogram. During the month of October, DDIC is offering a screening mammogram for $150 to patients without insurance and who are willing to pay in full on the date of service. Also during October, DDIC is accepting patients for walk-in appointments between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Danville Regional and DDIC are here to provide quality care to the community. Please call 434-793-3883 with questions or to schedule an appointment.


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THE SCIENCE OF GHOST HUNTING By Moriah Davis

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A CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED A NEW YOU By Paul Seiple

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HE SAID HE SAID Fancy Restaurants

By Larry Oldham & Dena Hill

The Money Club

I Want to Give You a Moneymaker By Todd Boaze

16 GREEN THUMBS UP Fall Garden Chores By Kathy Cropp

24 A Better you Fat Mapping!

By Dave Gluhareff

34 MYSTIFIED Habitual Behavior 101 by Misty Brooks

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Crossword, Word Seach & Sudoku

Area Events Guide


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FRO M T H E E D I TO R October has arrived and with it comes change. The temperatures finally start to drop, giving us a much-needed relief from the summer heat. The leaves turn, creating a brilliant hue to give you a feeling of warmth even during those chilly mountain drives. Friday night football is in full swing. And you can’t forget the haunts of Halloween. It’s a good time. Author Hal Borland once said, “October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again.” That’s the perfect definition of October. In this issue of Showcase Magazine we try to bottle all that encompasses October. Follow the nine “A New You for the Spring 2011” contestants as they embark on a journey of change to become healthier. Our gardening experts, Gardeners Four Generations, highlight the fall chores needed to ensure a flourishing spring garden next year. We peek inside the world of paranormal research with Danville’s V.I.P.S. (Virginia

Investigation of Paranormal Science). And October means the return of the Rave Awards. There are many ways to vote this year including online at www. showcasemagazine.com. So, there’s no excuse not to vote for your favorites. Enjoy the issue.

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Be sure to read She Said He Said in Evince.

Fancy Restaurants

he said...she said...

He Said...

She Said...

I know you would like for me to be a classier and more debonair person. It’s

You can take the man out of the country, but you can’t take the

probably not going to happen. I was brought up as a country guy and lived

country out of the man. How much of a stretch was it for you to use

a simple life. I have traveled a little and although I have not been to as many

the word “ambiance”?

countries as you have, I have probably eaten in as many or more restaurants than you.

I understand from your perspective everything that you are saying. We don’t always agree and I understand that also. You and I were

As an observation I have noticed one thing that is certain in restaurants. The

raised in the same city, same environment, same neighborhood, and

higher the price you pay, the less food you get on your plate. It is quality

same family standards economically. You have elected to stay in that

versus quantity. I will say that the plate is prettier with green sprouts distributed

situation because that is your comfort zone. I can respect that, but

everywhere and squiggly syrup all over the dessert plate instead of on my pie,

what I have tried to teach you for years, is that there is a different

but those are the ingredients that usually don’t end up in my tummy; it just hides

lifestyle that you could learn to appreciate. I really don’t believe, in

my food. If I wanted to play hide and seek, I would go to the park. I may be

your case, that’s true but on paper it sure does sound good.

eating green beans in a high-priced restaurant but I certainly don’t recognize the French name for it. Is it necessary to keep it a secret?

You don’t like change and only want to eat what you like. You won’t very often try new foods and no one on God’s green earth is going

The service most of the time is going to be outstanding. I never have to ask for

to convince you otherwise. I don’t mind eating at the inexpensive

a glass of water, because every time I take a swallow, someone is there to fill my

country places where the waitresses have to work there but

glass to the brim. The table is always beautifully decorated with fancy utensils

would rather be somewhere else and the food is piled so high that

(many more than I know when to use!) and immaculate stemware (one glass for

gravy is dripping off the side of the plate. The cholesterol count is

white wine and a different one for red). Who has to wash these dishes?

monumental to the point that your veins start showing as soon as you walk out and continue to climb for days. You always have to have

What I have always found in every expensive restaurant is that I get very little

dessert in these places, usually consisting of banana pudding or the

food, normally it has either no taste or has a foreign taste that I have to contend

cake of the day. That only adds to your weight gain. The waitresses

with for hours afterward. I’ve paid three times what I would have paid for a

usually call you honey or darling and you always smile because even

regular meal because of the ambiance. I will continue to take you to the classy

though you are over a hundred-years-old, you think they are flirting

restaurants because I want to please you and you seem to feel comfortable in

with you.

those surroundings. I’m just asking you to understand that when I want to go to

by Larry Oldham & Dena Hill

a reasonably-priced restaurant for a good home-cooked meal, it is because that

I am happy that we can eat in the “fancy” restaurants as you like to

was what I was raised on and what I prefer.

call them, because I do enjoy the ambiance and I also enjoy eating out with friends who appreciate the finer things in life...not that you

If I could only get them to change the names of the food and add some candle

don’t appreciate the finer things in life, after all you did marry me.

light, that would satisfy both of us. Right?

(lol)

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I Want to Give You a Moneymaker

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Imagine that you are home alone one afternoon. You fall asleep in your easy chair and begin to dream. In your dream you meet someone who gives you the greatest moneymaking device known to man. It has the potential to create an enormous and unlimited amount of wealth for you. The stranger gives you the moneymaker at no cost. He hands it to you with a serious look and warns, “Read the manual first. The moneymaker is a two-edged sword. Use it correctly and you will become wealthy beyond your wildest dreams. Misuse it and you will encounter nothing but misfortune and poverty. It does not come with a warranty and you cannot return it. But with proper maintenance and use, it will only get better - Good Luck!� The stranger vanishes and you wake up, disappointed to realize that is was only a dream. Oh Boy, it seemed so real! You were given the solution to all your material problems, and in an instant, reality took it away.

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. todd@showcasemagazine.com

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No it did not. The truth is that you already own a moneymaker. Enthusiastically speaking, unlike in your dream, your moneymaker is capable of much more than just making you rich or poor. It can make you happy or sad, literally take you anywhere you want to go, and allow you to create the life of choosing. In fact, that is what it has been doing for your entire life. You see, the real moneymaker is in your mind. Unfortunately, the real-life moneymaker does not come with a owner’s manual, and that is one reason it is so often unused, misused and abused. Most of us just do not realize how much potential is lying dormant between our ears. So we take this tremendous gift for granted. Use it for relatively small

jobs and consider it a cruel twist of fate that a few people have so much while they have so little. We rationalize the wealth of others with statements like: - They are gifted. - They are a special case. - They have all the right connections. - They were in the right place at the right time. - They inherited money or cannot miss an opportunity. And let’s not forget the all time favorite, “They are just lucky.� Lucky? Do you know that 80 percent of today’s millionaires are self-made? What keeps most of us from acquiring the wealth and freedom we want is not our IQ, family history, level of education, race, sex or bad luck. It is the way we think. Life is a game played between the ears. The way we think determines the decisions we make. The decisions we make determines what we do. And what we do determines how successful we become. Change your thinking and you change your decisions. Change your decisions and you change your behavior. Change your behavior and you change your life. Most people do not realize this, and those who do, how many are willing to change? Very, very few. A lot more of us would be willing to change if we only realized the freedom and riches that come out of it. However, that leads to a very important question, what kind of thinking does it take to become financially independent in today’s world working a small business? The answer is to continuously

achieve better options, opportunities and lucrative possibilities that will be complimentary to your business. For those businesses with similar competitors eventually learn they must establish their own unique brand. In fact, there should be a huge difference between your business and others doing the same work. I can tell you from first hand experience that being different and more efficient at the same time will not only be more productive, but it gives your customers more purchase options. Questions you must ask yourself are:

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The Science of Ghost Hunting

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The Science of

Ghost Hunting

by Moriah Davis

Photos from top to bottom: McGregor and Moore investigating apparition, Something seems to be investigating a V.I.P.S. member, V.I.P.S. Founders Will Moore and Max McGregor

Have you ever wondered if the bump in the night was really a ghost or just a pipe in the wall? Is the creak of a floor something walking around, or just the moisture in the air causing it to pop? Is the eerie feeling you have in the basement the presence of something more than normal, or just an overreaction to a story you heard as a little kid?

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ell, wonder no longer, Virginia Investigation of Paranormal Science (VIPS), are the ones to go to if you are interested in what is really going on in your house. Founded in 2009, by Max McGregor and Will Moore, this non-for-profit group uses the most up-to-date technology on the market for paranormal tracking. Their main goal is to provide the client with evidence, recommendations, and allow them to be the judge on what they find. In each case VIPS investigates with an open mind, and are always looking for ways occurrences can

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be otherwise explained, rather than paranormal activity. Since their creation the VIPS team has been to over ten different locations in the Danville, Pittsylvania, and Halifax County areas. Many of the places they have serviced have been of some historic significance like Carters Tavern, Oak Ridge Plantation, and the Doss House, but not to limit themselves, they also work in residential homes. No matter where they are investigating, VIPS comes well prepared for anything. With the most recent technology VIPS can debunk claims and validate others. With several equipment cases full of electromagnetic field (EMF) meters, laser lights, cameras, infrared cameras, and much more this group is ready to investigate.

T he In v e st i g at i on

The first step before an investigation is research. The founders, McGregor and Moore, always do their fact-finding on the specified area before the investigation begins. Much of this legwork will add to the debunking of certain claims and will aid them while investigating.


In one of their most memorable cases, Carters Tavern in Halifax County, VIPS was able to find evidence on several pieces of equipment, from electronic voice phenomenon (EVP) to dark masses in still pictures. While their first visit to the house didn’t prove as engaging, their second visit was quite an amazement for VIPS. In L.B. Taylor’s book, The Ghosts of Virginia, it is recorded at Carters Tavern of a lovers quarrel ending in one of the

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In one of VIPS investigations of a residential home, the owner of the house complained of an eerie feeling in the basement. Before the investigation began McGregor researched the geological background of the area. He soon found out that the home was sitting on a large composite of limestone. The limestone caused a high EMF in the basement of the house, which in turn caused the odd feeling. High EMF readings have been found to cause great uneasiness, dizziness, and nausea if someone is exposed for a long period of time.

The Science of Ghost Hunting

One of their pieces of technology an EMF meter tracks the spikes of electromagnetic fields in the area. It is supposed that EMF spikes are a sign of an entity. Of course, this can be misinterpreted since EMF spikes can also come from old exposed wiring. The research prior to the investigation is essential in letting the investigators know what the specific EMF pattern of the building is before they enter. If not, there will be no original base reading from which to go off during the investigation.

people being shot. While on the investigation the VIPS team asked many questions with regards to the shooting story while documenting with a voice recorder.. It is supposed that a voice recorder can pick up the sounds of a paranormal entity speaking even if humans cannot hear the sounds in the moment of the recording. At the time they didn’t think anything was happening, but while reviewing the evidence a few days later they were able to hear EVPs with responses to the questions which were asked. “It is always interesting when we find something that we ourselves can’t explain,” said McGregor. VIPS plans on branching out even farther than they are now, and reach those in Martinsville, Virginia, as well as the areas they are currently investigating. “We really enjoy what we do, and our main goal is to help others,” said Moore. If you would like to see some of the evidence they have found or contact VIPS with questions you can find them on the web www.ghostvips.yolasite.com

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Going to a place were there have been no sightings of ghosts and trying to catch some on film (video and photos), sounds, eyewitness, etc. (graveyards are the number one place to start, churches, schools and older buildings too) .

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Fall Garden Chores

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Greetings from our gardens! Hopefully you have found moister soil, more enjoyable temperatures and not too much damage from the dry spell and the heat we experienced as you venture out into your garden now. Most of our damage came from vegetables that died or stopped producing, blooms that dried up, some branch and stem damage and it seems we had a few more diseases this year than we did insects. Even if we faced problems this year we always have next season to look forward to and that is one of the joy of being gardeners. We always have next season! After a lot of discussion we thought it best to start with the list of fall garden chores that you can be doing. Our main reason is a cleaner garden now makes for a healthier garden next spring. Diseases and insects can winter over in various ways so now is the time to end that cycle. This is also the time to evaluate what you did, what succeeded, what didn’t and why. Now is also a good time to plan new things for next spring also; new plants, new bulbs, dividing plants and filling empty spots. What actually needs to be done in a garden in the fall? First, you will need to deal with fallen leaves and you have a variety of choices available to you. Research has taken place over the last few years that says it is best to mulch them down to dime size and leave them on your lawn. You can leave several inches because they will break down and have no detrimental effect on your lawn. We have been blowing them out of our beds, mulching them, and either leaving them on our lawn or taking the excess and put it back in our beds as organic material. You can place them in a compost pile or even in black trash bags with holes in them and let them break down as leaf mold so you can use it again later . Leaving them lying around will encourage slugs and snails, plus if you leave them on your grass they can kill it even if left only a few days. The next thing is to look at your garden or vegetable beds. Practicing good garden hygiene will | OCTOBER 2011 | www.showcasemagazine.com

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really go a long way here. Diseased materials definitely need to be removed and either burned or bagged but don’t ever compost it. Be careful what you pass on to the city as yard waste since you don’t want to pass on your problems to other people especially if that material gets composted and picked up free in the spring. You also want to remove any dead materials or weeds since both can host pests and diseases through the winter. Cutting back any of your flowering perennials that have finished flowering will tidy up the beds, but many that still have green foliage can be left until it has been blackened by frosts. We usually find that by November that has taken place and we can finish the clean-up of the perennial beds by then. While you are at it check your mulch levels so you have good winter protection for plant roots but also for any bulbs or plants that may be borderline for survival in our area. Many of your bulbs will survive but we know there are some like the Alocasias (elephant ears) or Caladiums that won’t survive our winters so go ahead and lift anything and store them for use again next spring. As we close out this month we have some things that will help you learn even more about fall and your garden. A great little book, Gardening Month By Month:What to Do When In The Garden by Ian Spence is a good resource to have for your gardening library, plus many garden magazines and Cooperative Extension websites have some good month-bymonth lists for you. We would like to suggest you even begin your own monthly lists and update them from time to time. None of us have identical gardens and problems so what we need to do might not be a need for you so look around your garden and see what you can do now that will improve your success in the future. Have a good month and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. The more you learn the better you grow.

Gardeners Four Generations Kathy, Emily, Erick and Darcy


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A New You

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One of NBC’s most-watched shows is The Biggest Loser, a game show that pits people against one another in a weight loss contest. The morbidly-overweight contestants are the faces of a threat that’s plaguing our country – obesity. It’s prevalent and widespread. It’s an epidemic. The eighth annual F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2011, a report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, states that adult obesity rates are climbing at alarming rates. In 2010, obesity increased in sixteen states and declined in none. Seven states doubled their obesity rate in the past fifteen years. Obesity rates increased by at least ninety percent in another ten states and eighty percent or more in twenty-two additional states. Another frightening fact, ten years ago, the highest obesity rate for any state was twentyfour percent. Today, forty-three states have higher obesity rates than twenty-four percent.Virginia’s obesity rate was around fourteen percent in 1996. Today, it’s at a staggering twenty-five percent pushing closer to twenty-six percent. The pandemic is spreading. And we are turning the blind eye. In 2009, a study published by Harvard public researchers listed the twelve leading preventable

Change And The Three Little Road Blocks Author and former Chairman of General Electric, Jack Welch, once said “Change before you have to.” To be only five words, Welch’s statement carries a deeper wealth than its surface value. Change when presented as a choice is more favorable than change out of necessity. And in many cases, change presents itself as a choice long before it becomes a necessity. Monitoring your weight and maintaining a healthy diet are prime examples of change by choice. Unfortunately, if you ignore them, a change will become necessary to survive. Change by choice faces a few strong oppositions in procrastination and fear. It’s easy to stare at the double cheeseburger and fries sitting in front of you and say, “I’ll start eating better tomorrow.” Tomorrow comes and brings with it a hot dog with chili, and then it’s the next day that you’ll start eating healthier. Before you know it, you’re ten pounds heavier and a few steps closer to change becoming mandatory. And while you’re feeding your body those thousand or so calories, you’re thinking, healthy isn’t going to taste this good. That’s when you fear that your quality of life will diminish if you start eating healthier. The great irony in that is your quality of life will flourish once you stop filling your body with the poisons of unhealthy food. Once you face the aversion and research healthier options (Dave Gluhareff’s Fitness Blueprint, which emphasizes exercise, nutrition, and rest, is an excellent starting point), you’ll realize that healthy food is just as tasty. And it’s more enjoyable because you will not have that feeling of impending spontaneous combustion from the greasy foods after dinner. Laziness is another obstruction in the path of change with regards to one’s health. We’ve become a fast food society. It’s too easy to whip through a drive-thru and come out with a meal in less than two minutes.Your only exertion is

handing money to the cashier. Your reward for being lazy is a thousand calories, loaded with fat, sugar, and salt, that leaves you feeling more sluggish.

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Common words used when describing an epidemic are prevalent and widespread. By definition an epidemic is a rapid spread of an occurrence. When the word epidemic is brought up in conversation, one’s mind tends to gravitate toward the Black Death, a pandemic that reduced Europe’s population by upwards of sixty percent in the fourteenth century. The horrors of the Black Death have been written in books and brought to our eyes by way of television and movies. It’s hard to forget images of the infected. Thanks to advancements in medicine and better containment awareness, an outbreak of that size is unlikely. But, let’s say there is an epidemic that we take lightly or turn a blind eye to, what happens then?

risk factors for premature death in the United States. Obesity was number three on the list, but of the twelve, ten have a direct relation to obesity. The side-effects may not be as gruesome as those of the Black Death, but obesity is a killer. Coupled with the diseases that can occur as a product of obesity, the condition can lower one’s life expectancy an average of six to seven years. In the United States obesity claims the lives of upwards of three-hundred-thousand people a year. In the height of the bubonic plague epidemic in the fourteenth century, the Black Death claimed the lives of 1.5 million people. Obesity can match that in a span five years. And it’s preventable.

A New You

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Evolving technology aids in laziness. Gone are the days of perusing the shelves in record and book stores for the newest releases. With the likes of Itunes and Amazon this can be done from the comfort of your couch. These advancements allow consumers the option of being able to buy their latest favorites in an open-range environment. The downside to this is buyers are not exerting any energy in doing so. And while food and drinks aren’t allowed in most stores, these rules do not apply to your home. So, just remember to have a piece of fruit and not a bag of chips while searching for the latest Justin Bieber single. A healthy lifestyle change is a marathon, not a sprint. Along the way you’ll come face-to-face with mental hurdles that you’ll have to jump to finish the race to becoming physically fit. So, don’t neglect the leg muscles. Take the stairs, not the elevator.

Finding A New You Looking in the mirror isn’t like looking into a crystal ball. The future doesn’t stare back.You can’t see yourself twenty pounds lighter. All you see is a tight fit around your waist. Meeting the new you starts on a mental level.You have to envision yourself fitting into jeans of yesteryear. Then you have to find the inner strength to get you to that point. There is no better way to discover that strength than in numbers. Preferably a core group of people who share the common goal of getting healthier. In 2010, Showcase Magazine and Virginia Bootcamp teamed up to create “A New You,” a contest that provides a medium for those wanting to paint a better quality of life for themselves and those around them. “A New You” isn’t a cakewalk. Truth be told you’ll probably have a mental picture of a piece of cake in the center of a bull’s-eye that you’re shooting flaming darts at as trainer and owner of Virginia Bootcamp Dave Gluhareff reintroduces you to muscles you forgot existed. It’s hard work and those chosen to take part in the “A New You” must show the level of commitment required to reach the goal of becoming healthier. Contestants learn early on that Dave isn’t going to hand you anything on a silver platter, but he will hand a kettlebell and coach you while you earn the rewards yourself.

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A New You

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Nine contestants competed in “A New You For The Spring 2011.” Just as with the first contest, the results were astonishing, with most contestants scoring doubledigit weight losses. If anyone ever doubts the saying “Hard work pays off,” the New You contestants can be cited as proof. The contest consists of three months of regular boot camp sessions, smaller women’s and men’s groups where participants see a more individualized training atmosphere. For all groups Dave focuses on toning and

A New You Contest Spring 2011

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positive, but all very different. Dave was Contestant Beginning Ending Total Pounds Percentage described as everything from dedicated, to Weight Weight Lost Loss enthusiastic, to a friend. The variety shows Kitti Lightfoot 232.5 208 24.5 10.54% the complexity of training with Dave.You get a bit of everything ending up with the Gail Epps 220 198 22 10.00% common denominator of being a better, Carol Whitlow 194 177 17 8.76% new you. Contestant and female winner, Kathy Gauthier 172.5 158 14.5 8.41% Carol Whitlow said, “Dave in one word? I’m not sure that’s possible... he’s become my Lee Lightfoot 213 196 17 7.98% friend, the brother I never had, a mentor, Scott Budd 285 264 21 7.37% therapist, caring, compassionate, and knowledgeable.” That description pretty Rebecca Warren 213 197.5 15.5 7.28% much sums up the overall experience of Michelle Verdi 180 168 12 6.67% Virginia Bootcamp. Michelle Anaya 217 210 7 3.23% strengthening the contestants’ upper and lower body as well as the core. People start strong when taking on a new exercise plan, but end up wavering when monotony sets in. Dave goes out of his way to vary the exercises and to create a fun-filled, yet productive environment to ward off the boredom blues. In a group setting, such as Virginia Bootcamp, the philosophy of teamwork comes into play. Encouragement from those around you, seeking the same goals, is a key part of success. Even though the New You contestants are in competition they still encourage each other. They realize that the greatest prize is extending your life by getting healthy.

A new you isn’t hiding. With exercise, knowledge, and support, the new you is waiting to be unleashed on the world. So, brush away the obstructions caused by the road blocks and say hello to the new you. The contestants have, and they like what they’ve seen.

What The Contestants Are Saying

The contestants overall response to the motivation for entering the “A New You” contest was to get fit, not the prizes. This says a lot about focus. Prizes are a great reward for hard work, but for the contest to be a lifelong change the catalyst needs to be the wish to improve one’s quality of life. That applies to But, the New You contest and Virginia Bootcamp aren’t about exercise alone. Exercise anyone wanting to get healthier.Your motive should be to stick around longer and enjoy more is just one piece of the Getting Fit puzzle. time with your family. Education is another. Dave comprehensively details the importance of proper nutrition. When asked to describe Dave Gluhareff in He gives ample food choices that add enough one word the adjectives flew faster than variety to your diet to keep it exciting. sweat at a Virginia Bootcamp workout. All

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“A New You For The Spring 2011” was an eye-opener for all. Twenty-five pounds lighter, overall winner, Kitti Lightfoot said, “I’ve always known that diet and exercise need to be a part of my everyday life. I just didn’t do it. There is heart disease, highblood pressure, and high cholesterol in my family. As a matter of fact, my father had a heart attack and had a quadruple bypass during the contest. I know that I will have to continue a healthier lifestyle if I want to reduce my risk of being in his shoes.”

Facing the facts and deciding that the time to change is now doesn’t mean giving up the treats you love. Dave will teach you that cheat nights are fine. He has them himself. M and M is the key- moderation in your cheats and motivation to work it off will keep the new you from turning into the old you. Male winner Lee Lightfoot put it best when he said, “Save me a cookie, I’ll be back for it after boot camp.”

A Brighter Future ? The facts are out there, obesity is killing Americans. It’s relentless in its assault and until we put up a fight it’s going to continue to cut short our lives. If you


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“A New You for the Fall 2010” winner Ernie Garrett continues to train at Virginia Bootcamp

Virginia Bootcamp owner and trainer, Dave Gluhareff with the Spring 2011 winners from left to right Carol Whitlow, Lee Lightfoot, and Kitti Lightfoot look in the mirror and see an unhealthy you, it’s time to do something about it. Whether you join a group such as Virginia Bootcamp or go at it alone, find the new you. Change while it’s still your choice.

sponsorship section Showcase Magazine and Virginia Bootcamp would like to thank the following sponsors for making “A New You For The Spring 2011” possible. The Danville Regional Medical Center for providing the blood work and testing for all contestants. Get Fit Dan River Region for providing recipes and nutritional guidelines. Daly Seven for providing the winners with complimentary packages at their lodging establishments. Nuestra Hacienda for providing gift certificates. Medo’s II for providing gift certificates. For more information about training with Dave Gluhareff visit www.virginiabootcamp.com To read more of the contestant interviews and to see Dave’s Fitness Blueprint visit www.showcasemagazine.com

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A Better You

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“We need to map our Size History in order for us to understand who. what, when, where, and why obesity came into our lives.“

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Fat Mapping!

How Did We Really Get Fat? Mapping our Size History of why we are the size we are.  No more excuses for us not to change!  How much did you weigh at 10, 15, or 20 years old

  We were not always like this.  Years ago coal miners and farmers were without junk and processed foods.  We look for organic, natural, fat-free, low-fat, low-sugar or sugar-free, but usually the calories are just the same or higher.  Why do we eat the low-fat stuff anyway?  We do not need them. Fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, nuts, grains, and meats are usually lower in calories and healthier with more nutrients.  The low-fat/low-sugar stuff does not offer us healthy nutrients. We are a society flirting with malnutrition!    Slicing a cucumber and adding a touch of salt and lime is so much cheaper and healthier as a snack than some low-fat/high-calorie tortilla chips.  Many of my overweight clients say they go “organic” because it is healthier without steroids, pesticides, etc.  The problem I have with this is they may not die from the pesticides of normal food, but of obesity-related sicknesses (diabetes, high- blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc.) Illnesses they will get and are getting because of overloading of their stomachs with more and more natural and organic foods (like organic chips!).  In the meantime, while avoiding the chemicals in foods, they are sucking down medical chemicals in the forms of prescription medicines used to treat the obesity-related illnesses such as high cholesterol, diabetes, and high-blood pressure. What is wrong with this picture?   I did a search on obesity seminars and the 98 percent of listings were seminars from surgeons for gastric bypass. Why are we that lazy and willing to risk our lives for a surgery if we do not have to?  Have you really tried every healthy avenue (Exercise, Nutrition, and Rest) to get healthy?   We need to map our Size History (Fat Mapping) in order for us to understand who, what, when, where, and why obesity came into our lives.  I hear it time and time again from prospective clients. They tell me they do not know how they became so obese.  Really?  Many say they have tried everything, when they have only tried the wrong things or have been inconsistent when they were on the right track.  Many times we have these dumbfounded reasons about why we have become obese, such as: “I really do not eat that much,” or “I walk everyday,”or “I think it is just genetics,” or “The commercials say it is not my fault it is a hormone’s fault.”  I could go on and on about the excuses I hear every day from potential clients or from people who have become my clients.    The amazing thing is that my clients have been able to stop with the excuses and get on with making serious

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      3-Steps/Goal Plan In 3 Weeks Week One/ Step One •10 to 20 minutes after dinner 3 times a week. •Clean up food choices. •Go to bed and get up at the same time every day with an 8 hour goal. Week Two/Step Two •Walk for 30 minutes 3 times a week after dinner plus 30 minutes of resistance training 3 times a week plus stretching. •Clean up food choices – smaller dinners and smaller portions all day. •Go to bed and get up at the same time every day with an 8 hour goal plus take a 30 to 90 minute nap. Week Three/Step Three •Walk for 45 minutes 3 times a week after dinner plus 45 minutes of resistance training 3 times a week plus stretching. •3 meals plus 3 snacks of protein, carbohydrate (complex, fruit and veggies), and water each day. •Go to bed and get up at the same time every day with an 8 hour goal plus take a 30 to 90 minute nap. Also take 30 to 60 minutes for yourself each day. 3-Step Healthy Nutrition & Eating Plan 1) Clean up food choices (No More Junk!). 2) Smaller dinners and smaller portions all day. 3) Three meals, three snacks, every three hours which include a protein, carbohydrate*, and water. *Carbohydrates: breakfast = complex carbohydrate, mid-morning snack = fruit, lunch= complex carbohydrate, late afternoon snack= fruit, dinner and late evening snack = vegetables

progress in terms of feeling better and looking better.  As for ME: I (David) became really fat and obese when I started driving at 16 and exercising less.  Prior to that time I was just a little chubby growing up and slightly obese.  Sure I came from large genetics, but I did not pop-out (at birth) at 305 pounds.  Again, I was chubby growing up, but became severely obese by the time I was 15 or 16- years of age.  My friend Rob started driving at 16-years-old when I was just 15, so every day after school we would not go home and ride bikes or be active.  We would go to the local fast food restaurants and eat with friends and or see Rob’s girlfriend. I was not burning many calories.  Normally in the mornings and afternoons I would eat barely anything so my metabolism was very slow.  Prior to that time in life I was active in sports and outdoor activities and I did not eat so much fast food.  Also my meals at night became larger and I would again not be active after that. I would really go to bed and as one of my clients Betty would say, “Lie down and make fat”.  That made me enormous.   

No More Excuses, Take Action Now! Get rid of your excuses!  It’s time to get serious and take a real look at where your health is right now!  Take a personal inventory of where you are and where you are heading and if it’s in the wrong direction then seek help!  If you just need a little direction then email or call me and let’s get you with the right plan or person to help you.  It’s never too late to lose weight and get into great shape! 


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Executive Director, Danville Humane Society Hopefully by the time you read this, the hot, hot days of the summer of 2011 will be over. It was a summer that we hope will never be repeated, with horribly high numbers of animals received, and an increase of neglect and abandonment of animals. October has always been a time of harvest – a time for farmers to reap that which they have sown. In fact, “the law of the harvest” is a simple one: If you plant corn and do that which you need to, you will grow corn. Pea seeds will never grow into potatoes, and so forth. There is a law of the harvest that pertains to animals. Simply stated, it is this: If a community wants to end the abuse of animals, and wants to end the euthanasia of healthy animals, there must be fewer animals born, there must be a way to ensure that animals are not placed in irresponsible homes, and a community needs to be intolerant of any abuse. Perhaps in the future, there will be an executive director of the Danville Area Humane who will be hailed as a hero because she (or he) will be able to end the euthanasia of healthy animals, and will rest comfortably with the knowledge that all companion animals are in loving homes. That is not the case now. Now, we are sowing the seeds for a future harvest of a truly humane society. We are spending a lot of money each year (about $50,000) to help people spay and neuter their dogs and cats. We have strengthened our adoption guidelines and procedures to ensure that, at the very least, the animals adopted from us will not be harmed or unwanted. Our new adoption center will be a tool for us to continue to spread the message of kindness. The future harvest of a truly humane society will be a wonderful one for the animals!

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1 – Kid Bites: Coates Rec. Center: 9:45-11:15am: 434.797.8848: www. playdanvilleva.com. 4,11,18,25 – Fly into Fall: City Auditorium:: 10-10:45am: www. playdanvilleva.com. 4-27 – Bikes and Trikes: Coates Rec. Center: TU/TH 9-9:45am: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 6,13,20,27 – Under the Sea: City Auditorium: 11-11:45am: www. playdanvilleva.com. 8 – Imagine Children’s Festival: Carrington Pavilion: 10am-4pm: 434.793.4636: www.playdanvilleva.com. 12 – 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. 28 – Scary Face Pancakes GiveAway: IHOP: Ages 12 & under: 7am10pm: www.ihop.com. 29 – Spooky Halloween Dance: Coates Rec. Center: Sges 5-12: 6-9pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com.

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Museum of Fine Arts & History: 434.793.5644: www.danvillemuseum.org. 8 – Senior Saturday Shopping Trip: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva. com. 8 – River District Festival: Newton’s Landing: 10am-10pm: 434.799.2166: www.riverdistrictfestival. org. 8 – Festivus for the Rest of Us: DRAW, Main Street: 10am-8pm: 434.791.2465: www.riverdistrictfestival. org. 11 – Raising Awareness for Health & Wellness: Managing Stress: Ballou Rec. Center: 5:30-6:30pm: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com. 11 – Hospice Volunteer Training: Ballou Rec. Center: 2-4pm: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com. 11 – An Archaeological Perspective of Native Americans: Danville Science Center: 6:30pm: 434.791.5160: www.dsc.smv.org.. 13 – Fall Landscape Design: Coates Rec. Center: 6:30pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 14 – Fundraiser Dinners: American Legion Post 1097: 5:30pm: 434.836.8101 or 434.793.7531. 15 – Walk to End Alzheimer’s: Ballou Park: 8am: 800.272.3900: www. danvillewalktoendalz.org. 18 – Trip to Transylvania County NC: Ballou Rec. Center: 7am-9pm: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com. 18 – Five Wishes Workshop: Ballou Rec. Center: 2-4pm: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com. 19 – Chiropractic Care at Home: Ballou Rec. Center: 12:30-1:30pm: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com. 20 – Identity Theft Coates Rec. Center: 6:30pm: 434.797.8848: www. playdanvilleva.com. 21 – Just Everyday Women Walking by Faith: Mary’s Diner: 11am-1pm. 25 – Speaker Series - John Hope Bryant: Institute for Advanced Learning and Research: 7:30am: 434.799.8969: www.drfonline.org. 27 – Parenting Coach to the Rescue: Danville Public Library: Thursdays 6pm: 434.797.8848: www. playdanvilleva.com. 28 – Fundraiser Dinners: American Legion Post 1097: 5:30pm: 434.836.8101 or 434.793.7531.

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Thru 28 - Senior Student Art Show - Billy Newcomb: Jut’s Café, Student Center, Averett: 434.791.5600: www.averett.edu. Thru Nov. 13 – Nine Visions Exhibit: Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History: 434.793.5644: www. danvillemuseum.org. Thru Jan. 2 – DSC Exhibits Open - Conservation Quest & Tree Houses: Danville Science Center: Free/$6/$5: M-S 9:30am–5pm: Sun 1–5pm: 434.791.5160: www.dsc.smv.org. 1 – Bob Ross Painting Class: Ballou Park Annex Building: 10:30am-3:30pm: $65: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva. com. 5,12,19,25 – Art with Flo: Times/ Locations Vary: 434.797.8848: www. playdanvilleva.com. 31-Nov. 30 - Senior Student Art Show - Cali Earp: Jut’s Café, Student Center, Averett: 434.791.5600: www. averett.edu.

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Homecoming: www.averett.edu. 6,13,20,27 – 57 Express Bluegrass Concert: Community Center, Chatham: TH, 7pm: 434.432.3115: www. chathamcares.org. 8 – VIR BrewFest: VIRginia Interanational Raceway: 4-9pm.: 434.822.7700: www.virnow.com. 15-Nov. 12 – PreK Cheerleading: Coates Rec. Center: 11:30am-12:15pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 14 - Spectrum Brass Quintet: Danville Concert Association: Pritchett Auditorium, Averett: 7:30pm: 434.792.9242: www.danvilleconcert.org. 14,15,16 – The Artful Adventuress: Gretna Little Theatre: 7:30pm/2:30pm: 434.228.1778. 15 – Old Timer’s Jubilee: Gretna Shopping Center: 9am-3pm: 434.656.9218:www.danvillevaevents.com. 18 – Comedy Social: Ballou Rec. Center: 6:30-8pm: 434.799.5216: www. playdanvilleva.com. 21 – Paws & Claws Gala: Stratford Conference Center: 7-11pm: 434.799.0843: www.dahsinc.com. 28 – COA Halloween Dance: Ballou Rec. Center: 7:30-10:30pm: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com. 28,29,30 – Smoke on the Mountain: Little Theatre of Danville: Mt. Hermon Courtyard: 434.792.2672, 434.203.8995: www.danvillelittletheatre. org. 29 – DSO Fall Classical Concert: GWHS Auditorium: 8pm: 434.797.266: www.danvillesymphony.net. 30 – Halloween Concert: Dr. Krista Shinew, organist: Moffett Memorial Baptist Church: 7pm: 434.799.5402.

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1 – High Heels Stride for Breast Cancer: Community Market: 9am-12pm: 434.799.6469: www.danvillevaevents.com. 1 – Beginner Line Dance Workshop: Ballou Rec. Center: 11am-2pm: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com. 1,15,29 – Toe Jam Trail Run Series: Anglers Park: 9am: 434.799.5215: www. playdanvilleva.com. 1,15,29 – Averett University Football: North Campus: 1-4pm: 434.791.5700: www. averettcougars.com. 1-29 – Zumba Class: Community Center, Chatham: Sat, 10am: 434.432.3115: www. chathamcares.org. 3,10,17,24 – Boogie Mondays: Ballou Rec. Center: 7–8:30pm: 434.799.5216: www. playdanvilleva.com. 3-31 – Step-Aerobics: Community Center, Chatham: Mon & Wed 5:15pm: 434.432.3115: www.chathamcares.org. 4,11,18,25 – Pet (Digital) Photography Class: Ballou Annex: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 4,11,18,25 – African Dance Ensemble: Coates Rec. Center: 6pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 4-27 – Chicks w/Sticks: City Armory: T/TH, 11:30am-1pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 5 – Senior Bowling Tournament: Riverside Lanes: 10am-12pm: 434.791.2695: www. playdanvilleva.com. 5-Nov. 9 – Beginner Shag I & II: Ballou Rec. Center: 7-8pm/8-9pm: 434.799.5216: www. playdanvilleva.com. 6 – Kayak: Abreu/Grogan: 5:30-7:30pm: 434.799.5215: www.playdanvilleva.com. 6,13,20,27 – Beginner Digital Photography Class: Ballou Annex: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 6,13,20,27 – Kuumba-West African Dance: City Armory: 6:30-8pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 7 – DCC Educational Foundation Golf Tournament: Danville Golf Club: 434.797.8495.. 7 – Easy Soap Making Class: Ballou Rec. Center: 3-5pm: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com. 7,8,9 – OctoberFast Race: VIRginia Interanational Raceway: 434.822.7700: www. virnow.com. 8 – Lion’s Roar Duathalon: Angler’s Park Mountain Bike Trails: 434.792.0621: www. danvillevaevents.com. 8 – Mutt Strut: Dan Daniel Park, Shelter #13: 9am: 434.799.0843: www.dahsinc.com. 8 – Kayak: Main St. to Anglers: 10am-12pm: 434.799.5215: www.playdanvilleva.com. 10,17,24,31 – Hand Sewn Quilts Class: City Auditorium: 6-8pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 14 – Zumba Gold w/Donna: Fridays: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 15 – Fall Dance: Ballou Rec. Center: 7-10pm: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com. 17,18,20 – Hunting Safety Ed. Course: Ballou Park Nature Center: 6-9:30pm: 434.799.5215: www.playdanvilleva.com. 20 – Sky Watchers: Danville Science Center: Nightfall: 434.791.5160: www.dsc.smv.org. 22 – Hike: Spy Rock to Crabtree Falls: 8am-6pm: 434.799.5215: www.playdanvilleva.com. 22 – Witches and Wolves Dog Run: Anglers Park: 10am-1pm: 434.799.5215: www. playdanvilleva.com. 22 – Fall River Clean Up: Pepsi Bldg: 11am1pm: 434.799.5215: www.playdanvilleva.com.

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22,23 – Line Dance Evolution: Ballou Rec. Center: 10am-6pm/6:30–10pm: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com. 24-Nov. 21 – Belly Dance Class: Pepsi Building: Intermediate-5:30pm, Beginning, 6:45pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 24- Nov. 28 – Zumba Classes: M/TU, 5:30 or 6:30pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 25 – Fun with Beads: Ballou Rec. Center: 5:30-7:30pm: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva. com. 29 – Charge of the Headlight Brigade: VIRginia Interanational Raceway: 9am-11pm: 434.822.7700: www.virnow.com. 31 – Boogie Mondays Halloween Party: Ballou Rec. Center: 7–8:30pm: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com.

Martinsville Arts/Exhibits

6-Nov. 3 – Pottery II: The Artisan Center: 5:30-8:30pm: 276.656.5461: www. southernvirginiaartisancenter.org. 11-Nov. 8 – Intro to Woodworking Hand Tools: The Artisan Center: 5:30-8:30pm: 276.656.5461: www.southernvirginiaartisancenter. org. 11-Nov. 8 – Wearable Art: The Artisan Center: 5:30-8:30pm: 276.656.5461: www. southernvirginiaartisancenter.org. 12-Nov. 9 – Intro to to Stained Glass: The Artisan Center: 5:30-8:30pm: 276.656.5461: www. southernvirginiaartisancenter.org. 12-Nov. 9 – Elements of Design: The Artisan Center: 5:30-8:30pm: 276.656.5461: www. southernvirginiaartisancenter.org. 13 – Bob Ross Technique Workshop: Piedmont Arts: 10am-3:30pm: 276.632.3221: www.piedmontarts.org. 13-Nov. 10 – Surface Design: The Artisan Center: 5:30-8:30pm: 276.656.5461: www. southernvirginiaartisancenter.org. 15-Dec. 30 – PAA Exhibits: Civil War Redux: Pinhole Photographs of Reenactments, The Fleeting Glimpse: Selections in Modern and Contemporary Photography from the VMFA, Wet Plate Collodion Photography by Robert Szabo: Piedmont Arts Association: 276.632.3221: www. piedmontarts.org. 17 – Third Saturday Stroll: Studio 107: 3-7pm: 276.638.2107: www.piedmontarts.org. 18-Nov. 8 – Knitted Mittens: The Artisan Center: 5:30-8:30pm: 276.656.5461: www. southernvirginiaartisancenter.org.

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12 – Homeschool Wednesdays: Plants: Inside and Out: Ages 6-10 & 11-18:Virginia Museum of Natural History: 10-11:15am: 276.634.4185: www.vmnh.net. 26 – Doodle Bugs - Terrific Trees:Virginia Museum of Natural History: Ages 3-5: 10am & 3pm: 276.634.4185: www.vmnh.net.

Entertainment

1 – Oktoberfest: Uptown: 11am-4pm: 276.632.5688: www.martinsvilleuptown.com. 1-29 – Americana Afternoon & Open Mic: Floyd Country Store: Sat. 12pm: 540.745.4563: www.floydcountrystore.com. 2-30 – Traditional Bluegrass/ Mountain Music Jam: Floyd Country Store: Sunday, 2-5pm: 540.745.4563: www.floydcountrystore.com. 7 – First Fridays Concert Series:

The Farewell Drifters: Rives Theatre: 8pm: 276.632.3221: www.rivestheatre.com. 7,14,21,28 – Mountain Music Jam: Fieldale Antiques: 1pm: 276.336.2536: www.visitmartinsville.com. 7,14,21,28 – Friday Night Jamboree: Floyd Country Store: 6:30pm: $3: 540.745.4563: www.floydcountrystore.com. 14 – Music Night: Spencer-Penn Centre: 5:30pm: 276.957.5757: www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com. 15 – Chili Cook-off:Virginia Museum of Natural History: 5-10pm: 276.634.4185: www. vmnh.net. 17 – Bluegrass @ the Rives - Jus ‘cauze: Rives Theatre: 7-9pm: 276.638.7095: www. visitmartinsville.com. 16 – Samson Trinh & the Upper East Side Big Band: Martinsville HS Auditorium: 79pm: 276.632.3221: www.piedmontarts.org. 29 – Book Festival: Binding Time Cafe: 10am2pm: 276.656.3800: www.binding-time.com.

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1,8 – Virginia Storm Semi-Pro Football: Smith River Sports Complex: 7-10pm: 276.638.5200: www.southernvirginiasports.com. 1-31 – Classes at the Centre: Open Computer Class, Chair/Family Aerobics, Zumba: Spencer-Penn Centre: Days/Times Vary: 276.957.5757: www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com. 3,10,17,24 – Photography Workshop: Spencer-Penn Centre: 6-8pm: 276.957.5757: www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com. 6 – Photography Club: Spencer-Penn Centre: 6:30pm: 276.957.5757: www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com. 6,13,20,27 – Seniors in the Know: SpencerPenn Centre: 10am: 276.957.5757: www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com. 10 – SPSPO Meeting: SpencerPenn Centre: 7pm: 276.957.5757: www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com. 15 – Basket Making: SpencerPenn Centre: 9:30am-12pm: 276.957.5757: www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com. 15 – Cruise In: Uptown: 5-8pm: 276.632.5688: www.martinsvilleuptown.com. 15,22 – Landscape Quilting: SpencerPenn Centre: 2-4pm: 276.957.5757: www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com. 15,22,25 – Beginning Stained Glass: Spencer-Penn Centre: 11am-3:30pm: 276.957.5757: www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com. 16 – Legendary Lacrosse College Showcase: Smith River Sports Complex: 276.638.1387: www.southernvirginiasports.com. 20 – Grilling Fish Class: SpencerPenn Centre: 6-8pm: 276.957.5757: www. thecentreatspencerpenn.com. 28 – NASCAR Sprint Cup & Camping World Truck Series Practice: Martinsville Speedway: 888.722.3849: www. MartinsvilleSpeedway.com. 28 – Bingo: Spencer-Penn Centre: 6pm: 276.957.5757 www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com. 29 – Kroger 200 & TUMS Fast Relief 500 Qualifying: Martinsville Speedway: 888.722.3849: www.MartinsvilleSpeedway.com. 29 – Party Foods Class: Spencer-Penn Centre: 10am-12pm: 276.957.5757: www. thecentreatspencerpenn.com. 3 – District 13 ATV Race: Lake Sugar Tree Motorsports Park: 276.650.1158: www. LakeSugarTree.com. 30 – TUMS Fast Relief 500: Martinsville Speedway: 888.722.3849: www. MartinsvilleSpeedway.com.


14,15,16 – Craftsmen’s Classic Arts & Crafts Festival: Roanoke Civic Center: 540.853.5483: www.roanokeciviccenter.com. 20,21,22 – Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Roanoke Civic Center: 540.853.5483: www.roanokeciviccenter.com. 21 – Billy Ocean and the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra: Salem Civic Center: 8pm: 540.375.3004: www.salemciviccenter.com. 22,23 – Roanoke Valley Gun Show: Special Events Center: 9am: 540.853.5483: www. roanokeciviccenter.com. 23 – Wine and Unwind Festival: Salem Civic Center: 12-5pm: 540.745.3000: www. salemciviccenter.com. 23 – George Jones and Wilson Fairchild Concert: Salem Civic Center: 7:30pm: 540.375.3004: www.salemciviccenter.com. 27 – Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots: Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre: 7:30pm: 540.853.5483: www.roanokeciviccenter. com.

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1 – Civil War 150th Legacy Project: Bedford Welcome Center: 540.587.5681: www. virginiacivilwar.org/legacy. 1,2 - Civil War Encampment: Peaks of Otter: 2-9pm: 540.586.4496: www.visitbedford. com. 1-30 - Peak Foliage Open House: Peaks of Otter Winery: Sat & Sun. 12-5pm: 540.586.3707: www.peaksofotterwinery.com. 5 – Wild Wednesdays: SML State Park: 11:30am-2pm: 540.297.7100: www.dcr.virginia.gov. 7,8,9 – SML Charity Home Tour: Smith Mountain Lake: 540.297.8687: smlcharityhometour.com. 8 – Beatles Tribute Band: Dudley Elementary School: 8pm: www.visitbedford.com. 8 – Circling the Globe: Poplar Forest: 10am4pm: 434.525.1806: www.poplarforest.org. 8,9 – Lobster Festival: Bedford Welcome Center: 540.587.5681: www.visitbedford.com. 8 – Archaeology Behind-the-Scenes Tours: Poplar Forest: 434.525.1806: www. poplarforest.org. 13 - Civil War Ghost Walk Longwood/ Oakwood/Greenwood Cemetery: 6:30-8pm: 540.586.4520: www.visitbedford.com. 14 - 2nd Fridays: Centertown Bedford: 540.586.2148: www.centertownbedford.com. 15 – Poplar Forest 5k: Poplar Forest: 8am: 434.525.1806: www.poplarforest.org. 22 - No Strings Attached Concert: Bower Center for the Arts: 7:30pm: 540.586.4235: www. bowercenter.org. 29 - Chili Cook-Off: Sedalia Center: 12-5pm: 434.299.5080: www.sedaliacenter.org.

6– Alive After Five: Merritt Commons, Roxboro: 5:30-9:30pm: 336.599.0918: www. historicroxboro.com. 8– Fall Fest: Mayo Lake, Roxboro: 336.597.7806: mayo.personcounty.net. 8– Alice Jan Ridley Concert: Caswell County Civic Center: 8pm: 336.694.4591: www. ccfta.org. 15 – Dancing with the Friends: Caswell Pines Golf Course,Yanceyville: 6:30-11pm: 336.694.6241. 16 – Sunday At The Kirby Gallery: Kirby Theater, Roxboro: 3-5pm: 336.597.1709: www. artsinperson.com.

south Boston Entertainment

Thru Oct. 2 – Behind The Makeup Monologues: The Prizery: 7pm/3pm: 434.572.8339: www.prizery.com. Thru Nov. 22 – Around The World In Art The Prizery: TU 3:30-4:30pm: 434.572.8339: www.prizery.com. 1-31 – Harvest Sale - Halifax County Tri–River Habitat for HumanityHeritage House Parking Lot: 434.476.2330. 7 – Macbeth - Aquila Theatre: The Prizery:7:30pm: 434.753.2137: www.prizery.com. 22 – Auto Racing: South Boston Speedway: 877.440.1540: www.southbostonspeedway.com.

North Carolina Entertainment

1 – Al Batten & The Bluegrass Reunion: Kirby Theater, Roxboro: 7pm: 336.597.1709: www. artsinperson.com. 6– PCC Foundation 22nd Annual Golf Classic: Caswell Pines Golf Course: 336.599.1181: www.piedmontcc.edu.

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4,5,6 – Gold Cup Historic Races & Car Show:VIRginia Interanational Raceway: 434.822.7700: www.virnow.com. 5 –Fall Yard Sale: Coates Rec. Center: 7am2pm: 434.799.6564: www.playdanvilleva.com. 5 – Taylor 2 Dance Company: GWHS Auditorium: 7:30pm: 434.792.9242: www. danvilleconcert.org. 12 – Bright Leaf Brew Fest: Community Market: 3-8pm: 434.793.4636: www. danvillevaevents.com. 19 – Holiday Bazaar: Community Market:

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3 – Roanoke Symphony Orchestra: Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre: 8pm: 540.853.5483: www.roanokeciviccenter.com. 9 – The Temptations and Four Tops: Salem Civic Center: 7:30pm: 540.375.3004: www.salemciviccenter.com. 12 – 3 Doors Down Concert: Roanoke Civic Center: 7pm: 540.853.5483: www.roanokeciviccenter.com.

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4 – First Friday Art Walk: Studio 107: 5-7pm: 276.638.2107: www.piedmontarts.org. 4 – First Fridays Concert Series: Jason Ringenberg: Rives Theatre: 8pm: 276.632.3221. 17 – Bluegrass @ the Rives - Jus ‘cauze: Rives Theatre: 7-9pm: 276.638.7095: www. visitmartinsville.com.

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Habitual Behavior 101

Misty’s children Jason-19, Corey-11, Spencer-10, Tucker-9, and Kendall-7 know all too well the joy and sorrow of being a big family. And new husband Scott is still waiting for the punch line.

Month to month you will find Misty stating the outrageous or ridiculous truths in her dayto-day life, and you will realize that you are not alone in this maniacal concept known as parenting. Yes, welcome to 5150 Lunatic Lane- Where skills and tactics are tried, tested, and often fail. But she keeps doing it anyway!

by Misty Brooks

Happy Birthday Spencer! Habitual Behavior 101.

What is up with this back-talk? Do my kids not realize who I am? My name is Mama! You don’t disrespect Mama. You don’t talk back to Mama. You don’t question Mama. Apparently when Mama is the one laying down the law, which includes a bath every night, no sugary cereal, no caffeine drinks, no games after seven, no TV after nine, and no allowance unless the chore list has been strictly followed...kids don’t like you! Hmm. This is no fun for anyone! We do plenty of fun things to balance it out. We go to the skate park, we take walks, we play games, we watch movies, take beach trips, an occasional shopping trip....but this isn’t enough!? I’ve heard lots of times, “You can’t be a friend to your kids. You are the parent. You can’t be both.” But when you are heavily out numbered, it seems to make sense to be friends. But it’s sadly true; you must be a parent first, and a friend second, if at all. I’m going to dig deep into my box of parenting tricks and pull out a miracle! When you have multiple children with

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different personalities you need multiple tactics. For years I’ve thrown them into a clump called “my kids.” Over the past few months now I’ve started dealing with them on a more individual basis. And now they are old enough to see that their consequences may be different than the others’ and understand why. Plus, lately I’ve enforced a little rule I like to call MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS! Even though I still have to give verbal reminders, this rule is working great. Of course, I’ve been careful to teach the difference in being nosy and being concerned. So, to get started I’m going to go back to basics. So basic that I started my new regimen on September 23- the first day of fall. If Autumn is a good enough time for Mother Nature to slough away the old, then it’s good enough for me too. This Mama is exfoliating all the behaviors from our house that need to be replaced with nice, new healthy ones. I may go though a few pumice stones this

season, but I’m going to do this! I have opened my eyes to a newly found appreciation for the natural elements that surround my home. Those elements consist of the things that make up a family. Whether it’s bickering, snuggling time, movie night, chore lists, or screaming fits...I’m viewing it all with new eyes, and on an individual level. I took a cleansing breath and began a new phase in life. The kids have been both resistant and receptive at different times, but it’s to be expected. The way we act towards each other, the way we speak to each other, what we eat, and how we live as a whole will be anew come Springtime. I only have half of our plan mapped out so I can’t unfold the whole itinerary to you just yet, but I’m really excited. My children are wonderful children. All children are wonderful children. Sometimes they get off track, and no one can be to blame for that than us, or a chemical imbalance :). I plan to keep you posted on Habitual Behavior 101 throughout the winter months. Although unlike the winter months in nature when things are dormant, I imagine things will be the opposite in this house as we all fight to stand our ground. In the Springtime we will all be standing side by side stronger than ever.


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