The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Friday. Items must be submitted by 10 a.m. Monday for that Friday’s calendar. Events should be emailed to [email protected].
CAKE AUCTION AND BAKE SALE — The Curdsville Community Center is having a cake auction and bake sale on Friday, May 6, at 6 p.m. The Community Center is located at 122 School Road #633 east off Route 15 in Curdsville.
OPEN HOUSE — Natural pHuel will be holding an Open House on Friday, May 6, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Natural Phuel is located at 1700 S. Main St., B in Farmville.
A RACY AFFAIR — Piedmont Senior Resources will host “A Racy Affair” on Saturday, May 7, from 5 – 8:30 p.m. The Kentucky Derby Fundraiser is coming back to the North Street Press Club. There will be a silent auction, hat competition, live viewing of the Kentucky Derby Race, live band, charitable betting, 50/50 raffle and more. Dinner, discounted drinks and appetizers can be purchased through the North Street Press Club restaurant. For more information, call (434) 767-5588 or contact Renata Bruszewska Sharnick at [email protected].
CHICKEN BBQ — The Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary will hold a chicken BBQ on Saturday, May 7, at the firehouse on Route 13 (Old Buckingham Rd) in Cumberland. Halves or dinners available, noon to 2 p.m. Rain date is May 14. All proceeds will benefit the Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department.
CONGREGATIONAL GET TOGETHER — Deacons William and Bruce Johnson will host a congregational get-together on Saturday, May 7, from noon to 3:30 p.m. at Jericho Baptist Church located at 615 Franklin St., in Farmville which will include a movie at noon and a cookout at 1;30 p.m.
PLANT SALE — The Buckingham/Dillwyn Garden Club is hosting a plant sale on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Reids Super Market located at 16660 Oak St., in Dillwyn across the road from the post office. Some of the plants will be peonies, lambs ear, some rose bushes, many irises and free heirloom seeds.
REPRESENTATIVES VISIT — Representatives from The Virginia Community Rights Network will be sharing information on gold and heavy metal mining. The reps will be at Reids Supermarket located at 16660 Oak St., in Dillwyn across the road from the post office on Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to noon.
YARD SALE AND AUCTION — Antioch Union Church is hosting a yard sale and auction at the Toga Firehouse located at 1779 Mt. Rush Highway in Dillwyn on Saturday, May 7, from 7 a.m. to noon. The auctions starts at 10:30 a.m. All proceeds go towards Antioch Union’s Men and Women’s Fund.
STARFIELD EXPLORATION — The Crewe Astronomy Club will be at the Camp Paradise Access and the center of High Bridge Trail for a spring sky program, starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. The Camp Paradise Access is located at 1466 Camp Paradise Road in Rice. This event is free, but there is a $5 parking fee. For more information about this program at High Bridge Trail, call the office at (434) 315-0457.
GUEST SPEAKER — New Jerusalem Baptist Church located at 14287 Richmond Highway in Appomattox will have a youth speaker doing morning service. The speaker will be Dr. Maurice Smith who published a book entitled Uncle Charles and Me.
MOTHERS DAY SERVICE — Calvary Baptist Church located at 1144 Hendricks Road in Pamplin is hosting a Mother’s Day Service on Sunday, May 8, at 11 a.m. Evangelist Johnson will be the speaker. The Calvary’s Men will serve lunch to all ladies. Safety protocols are in place.
CRC VIRTUAL MEETING — The Commonwealth Regional Council (CRC) is working on the draft of its update of the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. A virtual meeting will be held on Monday, May 9, at 1:30 p.m. to review the Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment portion of the plan update. The public is invited to attend. The meeting can be accessed virtually by going to https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83659212518?pwd=VnFZSnFQK0x1bE54S29QZTNWcUxBdz09. For more information contact Todd Fortune at (434) 392-6104 or [email protected].
MAY 9 – 12
POURING ACRYLICS AND WATERCOLORS — There will be a four-day CVA/LCVA Painting Workshop on pouring acrylics and watercolors held May 9 – 12 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., at the lower level of the LCVA building located at 129 North Main St., in Farmville. The workshop is being held in remembrance of longtime CVA member Jackie Paterson and her donated acrylic paints will be used during the workshop. The workshop is being led by Ursula Burgess. There is a cost associated with the workshop and space is limited. To register for the workshop or for more information email Ursula Burgess at [email protected].
CANNING WORKSHOP — The Virginia Cooperative Extension office is holding a pressure and waterbath canning workshop on Tuesday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Prince Edward County Extension Office located at 100 Dominion Drive in Farmville. For more information visit https://forms.gle/2MwpYYh85E8jV3XA8.
TICKS AND TICK DISEASES SEMINAR — A seminar on Ticks and Tick Diseases in Virginia will be held at the Prince Edward Extension Office located at 100 Dominion Drive in Farmville on Wednesday, May 11 from 9 – 11 a.m. Register by May 1. Cost is $10. Contact ANR Agent Erin Small at (434) 392-4246 or email [email protected].
WALK THROUGH NATURE — Francis Wood will present “A Walk Through Nature With Francis Wood: Wild Critters and Tall Tales” at the Barbara Rose Johns Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library on Wednesday, May 11 at 6 p.m. Wood will display some of his personal collections of taxidermy, survival tools and critter calls, as well as his captivating stories about hunting, fishing and exploring nature. The program is family-friendly, free and open to the public. This community event is hosted by the Central Piedmont chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists.
COMMUNITY LUNCHEON — Payne Memorial United Methodist Church located at 1 Stoney Point Road in Cumberland, will host a Community Luncheon on Wednesday, May 11, at noon. The speaker will be Pastor Kyle Corbin.
TOWN HALL MEETING — There will be a Prospect Community Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m. in the Prospect Fire Department located at 45 Campbell Hill Road in Prospect. The event is being hosted by Prince Edward County Supervisor David Emert. For more information call (434) 315-3259.
MAY 13 – 14
CLOTHING GIVEAWAY — Heritage Baptist Church located at 700 Milnwood Road in Farmville will be having a Clothing Givaway on Friday, May 13, from 6-7 p.m. and Saturday, May 14 from 10-11 a.m. No registration required.
FALCONFEST FURNITURE AUCTION — The FalconFest Furniture Auction will be Saturday, May 14 at Fuqua School’s Gilmer Gym in Farmville. Preview will start at 9 a.m. The live auction begins at 10 a.m. The auctioneer is Jimmy Carwile, Carwile Auctions. All auction items donated by Green Front Furniture. This event is free and open to the public.
YARD AND COOKIE SALE — There will be a yard and cookie sale on Saturday, May 14, at St. John’s Lutheran Church located at 1301 Milnwood Road in Farmville from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This sale is supporting local and church charities.
BENEFIT CONCERT — Local country music artist Glen Shelton will perform live on Saturday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at Appomattox High School (AHS) in the auditorium located at 198 Evergreen Avenue in Appomattox. The concert is to raise money for the AHS football team. Tickets are $15 at the door and all the money goes to the team.
MAYFEST — Buckingham County’s Annual MayFest will take place on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Historic Village at Lee Wayside. There will be vendors, children’s activities, live music by Mitch Toney and his band, food, Amish baked goods, a plant sale, exhibits, and new this year — vendors of antiques and collectibles. Admission is free. Buckingham’s Historic Village is located at 84 Wayside Drive in Buckingham. For more information call (434) 547-2296.
COMMUNITY BREAKFAST — Pisgah Baptist Church located at 202 Pisgah Church Road in Rice will hold a Community Breakfast on Saturday, May 14, at 7:30 a.m. Special speaker Josh Knight will bring the message. Everyone is invited to attend.
GUEST PREACHER — High Bridge Baptist Church located at 2526 Lockett Road in Rice will have a guest preacher for Sunday, May 15, which is Reverend Donald Johnson. The service will be at 10 a.m. Mask is required.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING — The Farmville-Prince Edward Historical Society will meet at the Farmville Train Station on West Third Street in Farmville Tuesday, May 17, at 7 p.m. The speaker will be local historian Bob Flippen who will present a program titled “A History of Farmville Lithia Springs”. This month’s meeting will be an update to a meeting on Lithia Springs presented in May of 1997. The door prize will be a copy Flippen’s book “Drink & Be Healed” A History of Farmville Lithia Water. The meeting is free and open to the public.
MAY 18 – 20
SPRING REVIVAL — Jericho Baptist Church located at 615 Franklin St., in Farmville will host a Spring Revival nightly Wednesday, May 18 through Friday, May 20 with prayer and praise starting at 6:45 p.m. and worship service at 7 p.m. Guest preacher for Wednesday, May 18, is Rev. Vatel Allen, Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church. Guest preacher for Thursday, May 19 is Rev. Cetric Gayles, Pastor of the Corner Stone Baptist Church. Guest preacher for Friday, May 20 is Rev. Dr. William Johnson III, Pastor of the Union Grove Baptist Church. Services also available on Facebook Live. Social distancing and face masks required in the sanctuary. Rev. Dr. James H. Taylor III is the Pastor.
LADIES RETREAT — The Farmville Church of Christ located at 1401 Milnwood Road in Farmville will host its 24th Annual Ladies Retreat titiled “Walking in the Light of His Presence: Body, Soul & Spirit” on Friday, May 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. Guest Speaker is Martha Vaught. Complimentary dinner, special music, uplifting praise and worship music and door prizes. Register online by May 8 at https://farmvillechurchofchrist.org/ladies-retreat or call Nancy Willett at (434) 542-5606.
MOAA LUNCHEON — Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will hold its monthly self-pay luncheon and program on Friday, May 20 at 12:30 p.m. at the Riverside Café located at 522 N. Main St., in Farmville. Active/former/retired military officers/spouses/widows/guests are invited. Our special presenter and guest will be CAPT Frank J. Michael, USN (Ret), from National MOAA, to brief us on MOAA activities, projects and plans.
SECOND AMENDMENT PANEL DISCUSSION — The Cumberland County Republican Committee will present a Second Amendment Panel discussion featuring Phillip Van Cleave, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League; Duane Adams, chairman of the Louisa County Board of Supervisors; Cumberland County Sheriff Darrell Hodges and local attorney Jason Moore. The event is Monday, May 23 and will be held at the Luther P. Jackson Community Center located at 71 Community Center Drive in Cumberland. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the panel discussion starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information call (804) 912-5786.
HIGH BRIDGE TRAIL 5K RACE — High Bridge Trail State Park will host the annual National Trails Day 5K race on Saturday, June 4 at 8 am. The out and back course will start at the Camp Paradise access to High Bridge Trail located at 1466 Camp Paradise Road in Rice. Those wanting to walk the trails on race day are welcome and encouraged to participate. Early bird registration by May 15 is $25. From May 16 to June 3 registration is $30. Race morning registration is $35. Parking fees apply at the event. Register for this race online on the run signup website. For more information, contact High Bridge Trail State Park at (434) 315-0457 or email [email protected].
JUNE 5 – 9
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL — Mt. Zion Baptist Church located at 6277 Cartersville Road in New Canton will host Mega Sports Camp Vacation Bible School Sunday, June 5, thru Thursday, June 9, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. This bible school is for ages 3 years through eighth grade. Dinner will be served each night. Please wear athletic attire.
JUNE 17 – 18
FIREFLY FESTIVAL — High Bridge Trail State Park will host the Firefly Festival on Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18, from 9 to 11 p.m. Parking and entrance for this event will be at the Camp Paradise Parking Area only. Tickets must be purchased in advance; no tickets will be sold at the gate. This is a rain or shine event. All visitors must have a valid ticket to gain entry. All tickets are sold online at: https://tinyurl.com/FireflyFestival2022. For more information visit www.virginiastateparks.gov or call 434-315-0457, or email [email protected].
PASTORIAL ANNIVERSARY — New Jerusalem Baptist Church located at 14287 Richmond Highway in Appomattox will be celebrating Pastor Calvin and First Lady Sandra Gray’s Anniversary on Saturday, June 25. Special guest will be Luther Barnes and Company. This event will begin with dinner at 3 p.m. followed by a melody of songs and preaching at 6 p.m.
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
SPEARS MOUNTIAN BAPTIST CHURCH — Spears Mountian Baptist Church is located at 106 Meadow Creek Road in Buckingham. Sunday Worship Service is at 10 a.m. Pastor Robert C. Wilson.
DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE MEETING — The Buckingham County Democratic Committee meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Agricultural Building in Buckingham County. The address is 54 Administration Lane in Buckingham, off Route 60. The Ag Building is next to the Arts Council Building.
JERICHO BAPTIST CHURCH — Jericho Baptist Church located at 615 Franklin St., Farmville will host praise and worship in the sanctuary every Sunday at 11 a.m. The services are also available on WXJK Radio 101.3 every Sunday. Social distancing and face masks required in the sanctuary. Rev. Dr. James H. Taylor, III is the pastor.
AMATEUR RADIO MEETING — The Charlotte County Amateur Radio Club meets the first Sunday of the month at 1426 Estes Road in Chase City at 3 p.m. Any questions, contact Jason Byrum at (434) 944-9100.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DILLWYN — First Baptist Church of Dillwyn located at 16980 Oak St., Dillwyn hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and Worship Service at 11 a.m. on Sunday mornings.
PARKING LOT SERVICE — Mercy Seat Baptist Church’s regular parking lot church service will begin at 11 a.m. starting the first Sunday in December, Dec. 5.
PIEDMONT CHURCH OF CHRIST — Piedmont Church of Christ located at 1405 North Main St., Farmville holds Bible study at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings, and the church service starts 10:30 a.m. The church also holds Bible study at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights. The church has a free clothing giveaway on Thursdays from 1- 3 p.m. weather permitting.
PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH — Pisgah Baptist Church located at 202 Pisgah Road, Rice welcomes everyone each Sunday for Worship. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. and Worship starts at 11 a.m.
CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH — Cornerstone Baptist Church located at 18 Horsepen Road, Farmville with be changing it service times. The Church Service and Sunday School times will change starting in November through April 2022. Sunday School will start at 9:30 a.m. in the Pavilion and Worship Service will start at 11:00 a.m. Park and Praise as well as in-person Worship services on the second, third and fourth Sundays will continue. The church will still be following CDC COVID-19 guidelines.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP — Farmville United Methodist Church (FUMC) is offering a Grief Support Group for those who have suffered recent losses or losses long ago. This is an ecumenical group welcoming anyone who has experienced a loss. The group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 2 p.m. at FUMC located at 212 High St. Participation in the discussion while attending the sessions is optional. You can join the group at any time. Call Rebecca Maxwell (434) 414-4562 or Tracey Oddo (434) 392-4686 for more information.
CHURCH SERVICES — Beginning Sunday, Oct.10, Sharon Baptist Church in Cumberland will have three options to worship on Sundays: inside service at 10 a.m., mask required; 10 a.m. radio parking lot service on 89.7 FM. and YouTube service later Sunday afternoon.
FARMVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH — Farmville Baptist Church at 132 N. Main St. will have Bible study every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. and Worship at 11 a.m. Worship services are held in person and broadcast via Zoom. Specific details and more information can be found on the church website at www.farmvillebaptist.org.
FARMVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH — Farmville Presbyterian Church at 200 West Third St. will have in-service worship every Sunday at 11 a.m. Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases again, the church is now requiring masks again during worship. Join us and Rev. Pete Smith Sunday mornings in person or enjoy the audio of our services on the church website. Video is available through the church’s Facebook page and YouTube channel (search for Farmville Presbyterian Church). For further questions, contact the church office at (434) 392-4243 and find the church on Facebook or YouTube.
FOOD DISTRIBUTION — Delma’s Pantry in Cumberland County will have curbside food distribution at Cumberland Middle School the second, third and fourth Fridays of the month at 9:30 a.m. each Friday. Senior boxes will be given out at the distributions.
VETERANS SERVICES — The American Legion Accredited Veterans Service Officers is available to see veterans and their family members at the Farmville VFW on the second and fourth Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Veteran Service Officers may be reached at (434) 414-6504.
OLD GREEN BAPTIST — Old Green Baptist Church will have outdoor and indoor worship services the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 11 a.m. until further notice. The Rev. Samuel F. Trent is the pastor.