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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
MONDAY’S WORD was grandiose (grand-dee-OSS). It means characterized by affectation of grandeur or splendor or by absurd exaggeration; impressive because of uncommon largeness, scope, effect or grandeur. “Jason often tried to impress people with his complicated, grandiose plans for success, but he never seemed to make much progress toward putting them into action.” (Source: Merriam-Webster)
TUESDAY’S WORD is hydromancy (HYE-druh-man-see). “Did that mean the Elders couldn’t do hydromancy, or that they were too law-abiding to try it? I took a deep breath.” — From Suzanne Johnson’s 2012 fantasy novel “Royal Street” (Source: Merriam-Webster)
Local gospel performer Debbie Bennett said she has teamed up with several country artists and a few rock singers from the 1960s on a CD project to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Titled “Help For Today Hope For Tomorrow,” the CD costs $10, and all of the sale proceeds will benefit the foundation, Bennett said.
To buy a copy or for more information, call Bennett at (336) 593-2908 or Double E Promotions at (615) 727-2141.
To make reservations for brunch for Friday’s meeting of Women of Faith, Walking by Faith, call 632-3152 or 632-5445 by Thursday. The brunch is $9 a person. The meeting will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Dutch Inn. The guest speaker will be Dee Dee Eannis, followed by a massage therapist from “Relaxing with Amy.” Michael Winfree will present a musical program.
The Bassett Moose Lodge will offer several events this week, some with a cost, some free. Any proceeds generated will go toward community projects. The lodge will offer Zumba classes at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. On Thursday, four classes of shag lessons will begin at 6 p.m. at $35 per person. On Friday, a dance will be held at 7 p.m. with music by Southern Fire. Saturday is Karaoke Night with a DJ starting at 7 p.m. The lodge will be open for dinner at 5 p.m.
A cornhole tournament will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday; it will be outside, weather permitting. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. Line dancing classes will begin Tuesday, July 17, at the lodge. Beginners will start at 6 p.m. and more advanced students at 7 p.m. For more information or to check whether there are costs associated with an event, call 629-1139.
Anyone interested in helping clean up West End Park on Saturday is asked to call Chad Martin at 790-7268 or LaDonna Hairston at 806-2172. The community cleanup from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. is part of an initiative to establish an adopt-a-park program in the Martinsville-Henry County area. The following organizations and churches are sponsoring the event: The Give Back Foundation, Black Family Preservation Inc., VA Bespoke, Morgan Entertainment, Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church and Mt. View A.M.E. Church.
The fifth annual Smith River Fest will take place from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Smith River Sports Complex.
This festival focuses on the natural beauty of the Smith River and showcases the recreational opportunities associated with it. The fest will feature a river race, mud run, family fun floats, rides and music as well as educational booths, food, and arts and crafts vendors.
Any company or group that would like to participate by selling food during the event or having a merchandise booth is asked to contact Roger Adams, director of Henry County Parks and Recreation, at 634-4640 or by email at email@example.com. Nonprofit booths are available at no charge, and commercial booths start at $25. Contact Adams for the necessary forms to complete.