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Posted on: November 4, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Top things to do in Danville this weekend

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It's the middle of the week, and the weekend is in sight! Here is a list of the top things to do in Danville this weekend!


When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: J.T. Christopher Stadium, Christopher Lane, Danville, VA

George Washington High will host Magna Vista in GW hosts Magna Vista in a long-anticipated showdown for the Piedmont District championship. Both teams are undefeated in the conference at 6-0, and both teams are 8-1 overall. Both teams shut out their opponents last week, with GW winning 49-0 over Halifax County and Magna Vista winning 54-0 over Tunstall. Kickoff is 7 p.m.


When: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m.-11 p.m. Sunday
Where: Mary B. Blount Library, Averett University, 420 West Main St., Danville, VA

This is the final weekend for this art exhibit featuring the work of Maud Gatewood, a native of Yanceyville and an art professor at Averett University from 1975 to 1997. This show coincides with a larger exhibit of her work at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the Maud Gatewood Studio Arts Center. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit


When: 7:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: Danville Family YMCA, 215 Riverside Drive, Danville, VA

Take part in the 29th annual Danville Family YMCA Family Fun Run & 5K Run/Walk in honor of Louie Fields. This race event is in conjunction with the YMCA Pancake Breakfast. The 5K Run/Walk is open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. The Fun Run is one mile for children ages 12 and under. The course is along the Riverwalk Trail, and the races begin and end at the YMCA. Registration ends Friday, Nov. 6. Cost: $30 for the 5K Run/Walk and $15 for the Fun Run. The entry fee includes a t-shirt, a ticket to the all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, and post-race refreshments. For more information, call 792-0621 or visit


When: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Where Danville Science Center, 677 Craghead St., Danville, VA

Discover the methods of producing and manufacturing everyday objects as you travel through this interactive exhibition inspired by the factory segments from Mister Roger’s Neighborhood television series. Guests of all ages can explore a behind the scenes view of how an item is made as they traverse through a variety of hands-on activities that incorporate real factory tools and machines. Featuring the four manufacturing processes of cutting, molding, deforming and reassembling, How People Make Things demonstrates each process in a fun and safe manner. Cost: $7 for ages 13-59, $6 for ages 4-12 and seniors 60 and up. For more information, call 791-5160 or visit


When: 2:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Main Street from Broad Street to Craghead Street/Memorial Drive, Danville, VA

The annual Veterans Day parade begins at the intersection of Broad, Rison and Main streets. From there, the parade proceeds down Main Street to Craghead Street/Memorial Drive. Parade participants will begin lining up at 1:30 p.m. The parade begins at 2:30 p.m.

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