June 26, 2008

Reel in Your Kids With Fishing Derby

By Carolyn Booth, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C.

Jun. 26--Fishing at Farris Memorial Park or enjoying the outdoors at Lake Reidsville are great choices for the weekend.

The Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department, along with Fuzzy's BBQ and Farris Memorial Park, will host the annual Fishing Derby for kids Saturday. My boys get so excited when they know it's time to fish. Grab the fishing rods, pick up some bait and let them compete for prizes and awards. Call ahead to register or get there early Saturday.

The Lions Clubs of Rockingham County will hold a special event at Farris Memorial Park, also Saturday. Visually impaired residents of Rockingham County are invited to bring fishing equipment and a sponsor, and try their hand at fishing. Many people have never felt the pull of a fish at the end of a line. A cookout will follow. There's just one "catch": Registration is required by Friday so the Lions Clubs can prepare.

And if you have ever wondered how Rockingham County would communicate during a disaster, head over to Lake Reidsville and get a glimpse of Rockingham County Amateur Radio Club's annual Field Day exercise Saturday and Sunday. The exercise will be held simultaneously all over the United States. Come see how quickly emergency communications would be set up and provide for us during disasters.


--Farmers Market, 6 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday and Saturday, municipal parking lot, Morehead Street, Reidsville. Presented by Reidsville Downtown Corporation. Produce, jams and more. 349-1045.

--Sit, Sip and Stitch, 6:30 p.m., Subway, 1210-A Freeway Drive, Reidsville. Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels. Bring your project. 951-7474.


--"The Children of Eden," 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, RCC Advanced Technologies Auditorium, N.C. 65, Wentworth. Presented by The Theatre Guild of Rockingham County. $10 adults, $7 students and children. http://www.tgrc-nc.com ;


--Rockingham County Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Chinqua-Penn stables, Wentworth Street, Reidsville. Produce and more. 342-5348.

--Fishing Derby, 8 a.m., Farris Memorial Park, 2878 Park Road, Mayodan. Sponsored by Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department, Farris Memorial Park and Fuzzy's BBQ. Check-in and registration: 7-8 a.m. $2 ages 13 and younger. $7 ages 14 and older. Participants required to bring bait. Everyone receives a T-shirt. Prizes and awards. 548-9572 or 548-2789.

--Time in the Park for Visually Impaired, 10 a.m., Farris Memorial Park, 2878 Park Road, Mayodan. Sponsored by the Lions clubs in Rockingham County. Fishing 10 a.m.-noon. Cookout noon-1 p.m. Limited space. Registration deadline Friday. Bill Moore, 349-8363, or Ricky Martin, 427-8917.

--Celebration of Black Family Day, 11 a.m., downtown, Reidsville. Theme: "Stop The Killing! The Future is All About Y.O.U.T.H." Sponsored by Muhammad's Study Group, Rebuilding the Block Initiative, http://www.harambeeradio.com, local businesses and citizens. Entertainment, speakers and vendors. Workshops begin at noon. Outdoor programs at 11 a.m. Vendors, sponsors, performers or volunteers, call 342-0217 or [email protected] Families can register online at http://www.blackfamilyday.org ;

--4th June Heritage Field Fest, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Fayette and Market streets, Martinsville, Va. Presented by FAHI African American Museum & Cultural Center. Special guest appearance by musicians Braima Moiwai and Daniel Appah and folktale character Aunt Pearlie-Sue. Culture sharing, oral history interviews, historical exhibits and more. (276) 732-3496.

--Free Community Meal, noon-1 p.m., Mayodan United Methodist Church, 510 W. Main St., Mayodan. Hot dogs, chili, coleslaw, chips and dessert. 548-9508.

--Hot Dog/Hamburger Supper, 1-5 p.m., Scotty's Carpet Service, 636 Boone Road (corner of Washington St.), Eden. Presented by Rockingham Humane Society. Hot dog/hamburger, chips, drink and dessert. Proceeds benefit Rockingham Humane Society. $6. 623-4428.

--Rockingham County Amateur Radio Field Day, 1 p.m., through 3 p.m. Sunday, Lake Reidsville, 630 Water Works Road, Reidsville. Presented by Rockingham County Amateur Radio Club. Coordinated and sponsored by American Radio Relay League in Newington, Conn. Field Day is an opportunity for amateur radio operators across the United States to practice quickly setting up radio equipment using emergency power and attempt to contact as many other amateurs as possible. This exercise helps train amateur radio operators to be a vital link to communities in case of disasters. The public is invited. 548-2027.

--CrossWalk Cafe, 7 p.m., Church of God of Prophecy, 13811 N.C. 87, Eden. Featured bands: Unmasked from Charleston, S.C., and The Impact Praise Team from New Life Assembly Church in Wentworth. Coffeehouse ministry. Free. Concessions available. 623-4042 or www. crosswalkcafe.faithweb.com

--Men of Cultures Cooking, 7-9 p.m., Artisan Center, Church Street, Martinsville, Va. Presented by FAHI African American Museum & Cultural Center. Fundraiser will showcase men from all walks of life and cultures cooking and entertaining. $10 at the door. (276) 732-3496.


--Beekeeping in North Carolina, 2 p.m., Hanging Rock State Park, Danbury. Join master beekeeper Elaine Styers. Meet in lobby of visitor center. 593-8480.


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