Summer fun giving way to fall fun

Published 7:14 pm Friday, September 20, 2019

The vacations to the beach and pool have had their season in the sun. With autumn beginning on Monday, and cooler temperatures already in the air, we all can enjoy a new set of suitable activities and events.

Today, Sept. 21, there’s a triple shot of things to do, starting with the Nottoway Indians’ annual powwow in Surry County. This will be another opportunity for people to witness and learn about Native American culture in our region. Yes, we know it’s a little drive to get there, but you have to do that no matter where you live these days. Plus, the skies are forecasted to be clear and warm.

Closer to home — Barrett’s Landing in Franklin, to be precise — African-Americans of Western Tidewater will celebrate their culture with plenty of music, fashion, food and more music.

This evening, the Franklin-Southampton Concert Association launches its new season with “Shades of Bublé,” a three-man musical tribute to Michael Bublé. As we’ve said before and will again and again, the region is quite fortunate that so many people work to bring quality musical entertainment to us at affordable prices. We encourage you to subscribe. You save money by such an investment.

Speaking of music, we recently learned there will be country, bluegrass and gospel music from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Southampton Heritage Village/Agriculture & Forestry Museum on Heritage Lane in Courtland.

Another family-friendly event to mark on your calendar is the 37th annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 5. This is another opportunity to enjoy what downtown provides.

Those are just a few things to do, and we encourage you to keep reading The Tidewater News for the details. That way, you can plan to spend your leisure time to your advantage.

A reminder, though, that if you want to put in a calendar item, email to