Here’s what is happening in Blackstone, VA and surrounding area this coming week. Thanks to Courier-Record newspaper of Blackstone for most of this information!

April 15, 2008 – Free blood pressure screenings
Ripberger Public Library, Kenbridge from 10-11:30 am
Spencer’s Drug Store, Blackstone from 1-4 pm

April 16, 2008 – Education Program:
Advance Directives, Part 1 How to approach and discuss difficult issues;
Part 2 – Legal Aspect
Location – Piedmont Geriatric Hospital, call to reserve space: 434-767-4521

April 17, 2008 – Free blood pressure screenings
Victoria Public Library, Victoria from 1:30-3:30 pm

April 19, 2008 – 2008 Strawberry Season at Chesterfield Berry Farm
General Admissions: $5 per person (children under 2 free)
Activities include: Hayrides to and from strawberry fields, pig race, picnic area, Farm animal corral and goat walk, sand area, straw area, strawberry picking take home containers, weekend intertainment
SuperPass: $9 per person Activities includes above activities plus wagon train rides, strawberry cannons, barrel train rides, moonbounce, duckraces There will be a separate charge for wine tasting, pony rides and gem mining
NOTE: one $5 admission fee will be taken off an 11 pound box of strawberries. One per person with admission receipt.
Farm Hours: Mon-Thur 8 am to 7 pm Fri, Sat, & Sun 8 am to 4 pm

April 19, 2008 – Dance with band “Casper” The South Hill Moose Lodge, 8 pm until Midnight
Tickets $25 for more information call 434-447-4547

April 19, 2008 – 4th Annual Consignment Auction, Darvills Ruritan Club, Rte 40, Darvills, VA at 10 am
For further info call: 804-478-5161, 804-586-1622, 804-720-4334, or 804-712-2432

April 19, 2008 – Wildlife Mapping from 1-2 pm, Sailor’s Creek Battlefield State Park

April 19, 2008 – Benefit Dance, American Legion Post 50, Crewe, VA
Admission $10 Doors open at 7 pm with Music at 9 pm
Music provided by “Billy Shakes with the Tremors”
BYOB, suds, setups, ice, snacks for sale; 50-50 raffle, Proceeds benefit local Veterans

April 19, 2008 – Picking Up Our Pride in Blackstone
Blackstone Rotary Club hosting town wide clean up project
Meet at Seay Park at 8 am for street/task assignment

April 21, 2008 thru May 2, 2008 – Spring Clean Up Time for the Town of Blackstone

Many of the upcoming Blackstone events are within walking distance to The Grey Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast at 615 S Main Street, Blackstone, VA 23824