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February Events

Waverly Baseball Signups

In person signups for Waverly Baseball at the Waverly Library on Feb 3rd from 9am to 12pm.   Registration fee ($60) not due at this time.

You can also signup online at https://form.jotform.com/240057478397164

FSA Chamber High School Scholarship

The Donna C. McCullough Chamber scholarship provides recognition for the recipient’s involvement and service to the community, demonstrated leadership and academic achievement.  Download the application at https://fsachamber.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/Chamber%20Scholarship%202024%20Application.pdf

Bethlehem Ruritan JAM

The “Desert Dust Band” will be performing a mix of Country and Oldies at this second JAM of January. This is a free event open to the public. Donations to the band tip jar will be appreciated. Doors open at 5:30. Concession stand will be selling barbecue, hotdogs, homemade desserts, popcorn, soda and more.

Date: February 2, 2024

Time: 7:30 – 9:30

Location: 140 Manning Road | Suffolk, Va.

Eure VFD Benefit

The Eure Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring a pancake and sausage fundraiser for $10 per plate. Eat in or take out available. Being held at Hall Ruritan Club Building.

Date: February 3, 2024

Time: 4:30pm – 7pm

Location: 99 Tinkham Road | Eure, NC 27935

Steak Dinner

The Courtland Ruritan Club will host their annual Valentines Steak Dinner at the Courtland Ruritan Club. Tickets are $25, available at Edwards Hardware, Nottoway House Furniture or from any Ruritan member. This will be for take out plates only!                                                     

Date: February 10, 2024

Time: 3pm – 6pm

Location: Old Plank Road | Courtland, Va 23837

Sausage Fundraiser

The Hunterdale Volunteer Fire Department is selling homemade sausage. Cost is $5 per pound. Contact any HVFD member to pre-order. Any extra will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Date: February 10, 2024

Time: Pick-up starts at 11am

Location: Hunterdale Fire Department | 210 Delaware Rd | Franklin, Va

Bethlehem Ruritan JAM

The “Code Blue Band” will be performing a mix of Country and Oldies at this second JAM of January. This is a free event open to the public. Donations to the band tip jar will be appreciated. Doors open at 5:30. Concession stand will be selling barbecue, hotdogs, homemade desserts, popcorn, soda and more.

Date: February 16, 2024

Time: 7:30 – 9:30

Location: 140 Manning Road | Suffolk, Va.

Patriots & Pasta

The Three Rivers Republican Women’s Club is hosting this spaghetti dinner at the Eclipse/Hobson Ruritan House. Donations for this fun night of food & fellowship are $15.  They also taking snack donations for the USO lounge at Norfolk International Airport. Nuts, protein bars, individual drink mix packets, and Cup O’Noodles are great for traveling troops

Date: February 17, 2024

Time: 6pm

Location: 8881 Eclipse Drive | Suffolk, Va. 23433

Como VFD Fundraiser

The Como Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor their annual Pork BBQ Fundraiser on the last Saturday in February. BBQ will be sold by the pound for $11 and Cole Slaw for $12 per container. No tickets are being sold! This is a first come, first served event.

Date: February 24, 2024

Time: 2pm – 5pm

Location: Como Fire Station

March Events

Bethlehem Ruritan Club JAM

The Timeline Band will perform from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. featuring, Country / Oldies / Classic Rock. This event is open to the public and there is no admission charge. Doors open at 5:30 for  BBQ, Hot Dogs, Homemade Desserts, Pop Corn, and Soft Drinks. For more information, call George Fowler 757-617-5955

Date: March 1, 2024

Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Location: Bethlehem Ruritan Club | 140 Manning Rd | Suffolk, Va

Seaboard Lions Club Benefit

This benefit BBQ is being held to support two local families in need: Been Cooper and Floyd Jenkins. Enjoy whole hog BBQ and chicken plates for a $12 donation. This is a take-out only fundraiser.

Date: March 2, 2024

Time: 10:30am – 2:00pm

Location: 653 Peanut Market Rd | Seaboard, NC 27876

Running with Riptide

The Suffolk Public Library presents this fun family event at the Holland Ballfield. Enjoy booths, meet n’ greet with RIPTIDE, the Norfolk Tides mascot, around the bases reading challenge and more!

Date: March 2, 2024

Time: 1pm – 4pm

Location: Holland Ballfield | 6720 Ruritan Blvd | Suffolk, VA

Hunterdale VFD Barbecue

This is the Hunterdale Volunteer Fire Department’s spring BBQ fundraiser. They will be selling BBQ by the pound and plate for $10. Plates will include baked beans, coleslaw, hushpuppies and a dessert. No advance tickets. This is a first come, first served event. Get there early!

Date: March 2, 2024

Time: 4pm

Location: 201 Delaware Road | Franklin, VA

Craft Show & Bazaar

The Sgt. Jayton D. Patterson VFW Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor Spring Craft Show. Tons of indoor vendors including metal works, woodwork, spring items and more. Lunch and drinks available. And raffle for a $500 Bass Pro Shops gift card.

Date: March 2 & 3, 2024

Time: 9am – 3pm

Location: American Legion Post #73 | 935 Armory Drive | Franklin, VA

Grace Memorial UMC Winter Fundraiser

Grace Memorial United Methodist Church is hosting a winter fundraiser. They church will be selling Nixon’s BBQ and Fried Fish plates with potatoes, snaps and hushpupies. Ticket donation is $12. Drive-Thru and pick up only!

Date: March 3, 2024

Time: 11am – 1pm

Location: Grace Memorial UMC | 31036 Peachtree Ave | Sedley, VA

IWA Athletics Fish Dinner

The Isle of Wight Academy Athletic Association will be selling Captain Bob’s Fish Dinners. Plates will include fried catfish, green beans, potatoes and hushpupies for $12.  This is a take-out only event.

Date: March 8, 2024

Time:  4pm – 7pm

Location: 17111 Courthouse Hwy. | Isle of Wight, Va.

Ivor VFD Sportsman Bash & Raffle

Get ready for this exciting family event with outstanding prizes, kids activities, food and drink, raffles and more!

Date: March 9, 2024

Time: 1pm – 4pm

Location: Ivor Fire Station

IOW Spring Softball

Registration for spring softball is now open! Get ready to show off your skills by grabbing your bat, cleats, and glove. A mandatory coaches meeting will take place at the Nike Park Recreation Hall on Thursday, March 21st at 6:00 p.m. Team registration ends on March 15th!

Paint Night

Fundraiser for the Waverly Library, sponsored by Friends of the Waverly Library. Registration required. $25, which includes all project supplies and appetizers. Limited spots available

Date: March 11, 2024

Time: 5pm – 7pm

Location: Waverly Library | 125 Bank Street | Waverly,VA

Bethlehem Ruritan Club JAM

The Dallas Band will perform from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. featuring, Country / Oldies / Classic Rock. This event is open to the public and there is no admission charge. Doors open at 5:30 for  BBQ, Hot Dogs, Homemade Desserts, Pop Corn, and Soft Drinks. For more information, call George Fowler 757-617-5955

Date: March 15, 2024

Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Location: Bethlehem Ruritan Club | 140 Manning Rd | Suffolk, Va

St. Patrick’s Day Dance

Ivor Community Athletics is sponsoring a St. Patrick’s Day Dance with live music from Silver Street and Hickory Knoll!  This is a BYOB event. Setups will be provided.  To get your tickets by calling Tara Burgess Kea 757-617-9854
or Jaime M-W-F at 757-859-6397. You can also send a message via the Ivor Athletics Facebook page.  Tickets are limited so don’t delay!

Date: March 16, 2024

Time: 7pm – Midnight

Location: Ivor Municipal Bldg. | 8430 Bell Avenue

FOP Lodge #56 Chicken & BBQ Dinner

The Robert A. Hill, Sr. FOP Lodge 56 will be having a Captain Bob’s Fried Chicken & BBQ plate dinner. Plates will include fried chicken, BBQ, sliced potatoes, coleslaw, and hushpuppies for $12 per plate.  Pickup will be across the street from the lodge.

Date: March 16, 2024

Time: 4pm – 7pm

Location: 22223 Main Street | Courtland, Va

Plow Day at Indian Creek Farm

Experience Plow Day at Indian Creek Farm in Gatesville, NC. If you’re a antique tractor enthusiast or simply appreciate the opportunity to show your kids farming, don’t miss the 5th annual event. Enjoy food from Malbon’s BBQ Catering, horses and mules. If you don’t have a plow, please bring your tractor to show. Event is hosted by Todd Lewis & Family and Albemarle Antique Power Association. Rain date March 23rd.

Date: March 16, 2024

Time: 8:30am – until

Location: 72 Indian Neck Rd | Hobbsville, NC 27946

Spring Dance Camp

Get ready to bust a move at the Holland Razorbacks Beauty & The Beat dance camp where you’ll groove to jazz, kickline and pom dance techniques. RSVP to [email protected] or text 425-931-4783 for more info.

Date: March 16, 2024

St. Patrick’s Day River Cleanup

Keep Suffolk Beautiful is organizing a St. Patrick’s Day River Cleanup at Constant’s Wharf Park and Marina.  Individuals, families, and groups are encouraged to participate.  Cleanup equipment, including litter grabbers, gloves, and bags, will be provided.  Suffolk Fire and Rescue will be available to assist volunteers.  Stay updated on Facebook and Instagram. For more information, contact [email protected] or call (757) 514-7604.

Date: March 16, 2024

Time: 9am – Noon

Location: Constant’s Wharf Park | 100 E. Constance Road | Suffolk Va 23434

Nutrition Workshop & Cover Cop Field Day

The Tidewater Agriculture & Reseach Center in Holland will sponsor their 2024 Soil Fertility & Crop Nutrition Workshop and Cover Crop Field Tour. Topics will include row crop & soil fertility, plant nutrition, and cover crops in Virginia. Open to farmers, industry & government agencies.  Register at https://conta.cc/47MLr92

Date: March 22, 2024

Time: 8am -4pm

Location: Tidewater AREC | 6321 Holland Rd | Suffolk Va 23437

Franklin Great American Cleanup

Join the City of Franklin for the 2024 HAMPTON ROADS GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP event on Friday, March 22nd and Saturday, March 23rd.  Volunteers are needed to help clean up roadways and greenspaces. If you or your group/organization are interest in volunteering for this event, please sign up at https://forms.gle/J5CUjRFyZ7bGeTh6A

For additional questions or to sign up for the event by phone, please contact Haleigh Pinto, Executive Assistant at 757-562-8503 or [email protected].

Date: March 22 & 23, 2024

Location: City of Franklin

Isle of Wight Great American Cleanup

Join Isle of Wight County for the 2024 HAMPTON ROADS GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP! Volunteers are needed to cleanup roadways, parks, waterways and community green spaces. Citizens, civic groups, businesses, church groups, or any volunteer organization can join together in an organized cleanup event for Southampton County. If you or your group/organization would like to participate, please contact the Public Works Office at (757) 365-1658.  

Date: March 23, 2024

Time: 8am – Noon

Location: Isle of Wight County

SOCO Great American Cleanup

Join Southampton County for the 2024 HAMPTON ROADS GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP! Volunteers are needed to cleanup roadways, parks, waterways and community green spaces. Citizens, civic groups, businesses, church groups, or any volunteer organization can join together in an organized cleanup event for Southampton County.  If you or your group/organization would like to participate, please contact the County Administrative Office at (757)653-3015.

Date: March 23, 2024

Time: 8am – Noon

Location: Southampton County

Suffolk Recycling Drive

This is a free tire amnesty and recycling event sponsored by Keep Suffolk Beautiful, that will also include on-site free document shredding. The Lions Club will also be on hand to collect hearing aids, eyeglasses and sell brooms. US Flags will be accepted and decommissioned respectively by local Boy Scouts. Tire and household hazardous Click the link for detailed information and to sign up for text reminders about all Suffolk Recycling Drives!        https://www.suffolkva.us/339/Recycling-Drive

Date: March 23, 2024

Time: 9am – Noon

Location: 800 Carolina Road | Suffolk, VA

Public Hearing – Blackwater Solar Project

Wakefield residents are encouraged to attend this joint Public Hearing of the Sussex County Board of Supervisors and Sussex Planning Commission on the Blackwater Solar Project. Your presence and voice will greatly impact the decision made by county leaders. Be sure to attend and make your opinion heard.

Date: March 25, 2024

Time: 6PM

Location: Airfield 4H Center |15189 Airfield Rd | Wakefield, VA

American Legion BINGO Night

American Legion Post #49 in Smithfield hosts an evening of fun and fellowship playing BINGO each week on Thursday night. 

Date: Weekly on Thursday

Time: 7pm (doors open at 5pm)

Location: 818 S. Church Street | Smithfield, VA

April Events

Spring Home Run Concert

The Sedley Recreation Association is sponsoring their 2nd annual Spring Home Run Concert! Food by Captain Bob’s and live music by RT Johnson and Love Tribe. Tickets are $40, available from any Sedley Rec member.

Date: April 6, 2024

Time: 4:30 – 7pm

Location: Southampton County Fairgrounds

Fried Catfish Dinner

The Purdie Masonic Lodge is sponsoring this fried Catfish Dinner. Plates will be sold for $12 and include fried catfish, mac n’ cheese, cole slaw and hushpuppies catered by Captain Bob’s. Take out only. For tickets, see any lodge member or call Brandon Spannagel at 757-416-8942.

Date: April 20, 2024

Time: 4pm – 7pm

Location: Purdie Masonic Lodge | 19 Bank Street | Windsor, VA

Franklin Farmer’s Market Opening

Franklin’s Market on Main Farmer’s Market opening day for the new season. Come shop from local vendors selling fresh produce, crafts, and more.

Date: April 20, 2024

Time: 9am – 3pm

Location:  210 S. Main Street | Franklin, Va

Franklin Spring Fest

Kick off spring in historic downtown Franklin with vendors, educational exhibits, artists, food trucks, the Farmer’s Market, and shopping at the many downtown district businesses!

Date: April 20, 2024

Time: 9am – 3pm

Location:  Downtown Franklin, Va

Garden Week Suffolk Tour

Historic Garden Week Tour Tickets are NOW ON SALE! Get your tickets now for the Suffolk Tour of Homes & Gardens in the Riverview community of Suffolk. The residents invite visitors to soak in the timeless charm by experiencing six well-preserved homes with manicured landscapes and well-loved gardens. . 

Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/historic-garden-week-suffolk-tour-tickets-764147685297

Date: April 20, 2024

Time: 10am – 5pm

Location:  Suffolk, Va

Concealed Carry Class

The Conway VFD Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring this class at the Conway Fire Department. Cost is $85 and includes lunch. Gun and ammo use provided.

Date: April 27,  2024

Time: 8am

Location: Conway Fire Department | 113 White St | Conway, NC

Spring Fest

Spring Fest returns this April to the Joel C. Bradshaw country fairgrounds with three days of family fun & entertainment. Vendor registration opens January 31st. More info to come!

Date: April 26-28, 2024

Time: TBA

Location: Isle of Wight County Fairgrounds

May Events

Franklin Farmer’s Market

Enjoy the best local vendors selling fresh produce, crafts, and more each week from spring through fall!

Date: Saturdays

Time: 9am – Noon

Location:  210 S. Main Street | Franklin, Va 

June Events

Bobby Marks Classic Golf Tournament

The Southampton Academy Athletic Association presents this 30th annual tournament at Cypress Cove Country Club in Franklin. Morning & Afternoon flights. Various sponsorships available. Cart Sponsor $500, Tee sponsor $250 and Friend of the Raiders $100. To register email Rebecca Fretz at [email protected]

Date: June 3, 2024

Time: Morning Flight: 8:30am / Afternoon Flight: 1:30pm

Location: Cypress Cove Country Club | Franklin, VA