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Buckingham News

BUCKINGHAM ― On Saturday, July 30, the BEE Team of Dillwyn Primary School is sponsoring its first annual FIELD FEST, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Buckingham County Middle School.

This summertime festival offers food, carnival-type games and activities, two bounce houses, a dunking booth, music, prizes, and a book fair.

Admission is free, however most activities will require tickets that can be purchased at the gate.

For those who aren't familiar with the 21st Community Learning Center, it's an after-school and summer program for students in Project Four through third grade. The Learning Center provides remediation, enrichment, and recreation activities for students; and, hosts workshops for parents.

Thanks to a dedicated staff, the young students are afforded opportunities to learn in a creative and caring environment while having a great time.

ALL proceeds from Field Fest will benefit Dillwyn Primary's 21st Century Community Learning Center-a cause definitely worthy of our support.

Toga Community Benefit Music, Food, & Bike Ride

It's Toga Time-the annual Toga Community Benefit will be held on Saturday, August 6, at the Toga Fire Department on Route 24.

The day begins with a Benefit Bike Ride. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and bikers will be heading-out at 10 a.m. Fee is $10 per motorcycle and an extra $5 for additional rider.

For more information about the ride, please contact Frankie McCormick at (434)610-0902. CMA Iron Witness is assisting.

At 11 a.m. , the live music begin. And, food and beverages will be available throughout the day.

This year's benefit proceeds will be donated to Scott Crews to help with his on-going medical expenses. Scottie was seriously injured in an automobile accident late last fall.

For more information on the Toga Community Benefit, contact Nicole Hackett at (434)610-7485.

Woodland UMC Homecoming and Revival

Woodland United Methodist Church will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, August 7, at 11 a.m. The church's pastor, the Reverend Don Moore will lead the Homecoming Service.

After worship, the homecoming luncheon will offer lots of great food and fellowship. .

The Reverend Billy Swan will be the guest speaker for revival services beginning on Monday, August 8 through Friday, August 12, at 7:30 each evening.

Special music is planned for each service. On Monday night, Shelby Taylor will be singing; Tuesday will feature Red Clay with Lindsay Absher and Butch Davis; and on Wednesday, Shelley Kitchen will sing. The church's pastor, Reverend Moore will be singing on Thursday night; and on Friday, Second Time Around will perform.

Woodland UMC is located off Route 56 on Route 604, Woodland Church Road.

Homecoming and Revival at Cedar Baptist Church

Cedar Baptist Church invites everyone to Homecoming on Sunday, August 7.

This special day will begin with Sunday School at 10 a.m., followed by the Homecoming Worship Service at 11. Lunch will be served immediately following the service. After lunch, an afternoon song service will feature “Faithful Praise” from Waynesboro.

The Reverend Jerry Gray, from Iva, South Carolina, will be the guest speaker for Revival, which will be held Monday, August 8 through Friday, August 12, at 7 p.m. each evening.

Special music will include the Ownby Sisters on Monday; Ruby Gray on Tuesday; Richard Carner and Amanda Duncan on Wednesday; the Ownby Trio on Thursday; and Lynn and Cameron Cloud on Friday.

Cedar Baptist Church is located at 3932 Bell Road.

4-H Day Camp

Summer Sensation, a day camp for youth ages nine through 13, will be held at the Agricultural Center, August 1 through 4, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

This day camp will focus on digital photography and will include trips to James River State Park, Lewis Ginter Gardens, Holiday Lake State Park, and points of interest in Buckingham County. Cost is $40 and participants must provide their lunch and a bottle of water.

For more information and/or registration, contact the Buckingham Extension Office at 969-4261.

Department of Recreation Summer Programs

If you haven't picked up a copy of the Buckingham County Recreation Summer Programs 2011 booklet, you'll want to stop by the county administration office to get a copy because it's chockfull of things to do this summer. For more information and/or registration, call 969-4242.

Quick Start Tennis: Children ages 6 to 11 are eligible for the Quick Start Tennis program developed by the United States Tennis Association. Designed to introduce tennis to youth at an early age, the program utilizes child-friendly equipment and techniques so that the kids learn while having fun playing tennis.

Although the first clinic was held recently, a second clinic is scheduled for August 1 through 5. Classes are held from 6 to 7 p.m. each evening at Ellis Acres Memorial Park. Deadline for Registration is July 29. Cost is $20.

Woman's Softball League: Anyone interested in putting a team in the woman's softball league, for ages 16 and up, is asked to contact Todd Shumaker, (434) 969-4242 by the end of this week.

Girls Tennis Clinic: Girls ages eight to 18 have the opportunity to participate in a tennis clinic on August 1 through 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. each evening at Buckingham County High School. The clinic, instructed by Erin Lake, is for beginners and intermediate level players. Cost is $20.

Co-Ed Soccer Sign-Ups: Registration for the youth soccer program will be held at the field behind Dillwyn Primary School on August 1, 2, 3, 4, and 18; from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $40. The season begins on August 9.

Coaches are needed for this program. Adults who would like to coach or help coach are asked to contact Todd Shumaker at 969-4242.

Swimming Lessons: Due to the demand for swimming lessons for ages three through 12, a third session is planned for August 4 through 6, at the Nazarene Camp. However, specifics as far as class schedules and cost will be finalized once the interest level is determined. If you are interested in registering your child for swimming lessons, please contact the Department of Recreation.

Contact Information: Those interested in participating or registering for any of these program or other programs offered through the Buckingham Department of Recreation should call the county administration office at (434)969-4242; or email Todd Shumaker at tshmaker@buckinghamcounty.virginia.gov; or Kristen Queen, kqueen@buckinghamcounty.virginia.gov.

Hunter Education

An upcoming Hunter Education course offers a combination of online and classroom instruction, allowing participants to do their homework at their convenience.

The classroom instruction will be held at the Agricultural Center on Saturday, August 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please note that students under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Prior to the August 20 class, participants must successfully complete the online course quizzes offered in the Introduction to Hunter Education course at http://homestudy.ihea.com/index.htm.

The completed quizzes must be printed-out and brought to the August 20 session, which will include hands-on activities and a written test. At the end of the session, cards and certificates will be awarded.

In Virginia, Hunter Education is mandatory for 12 to 15 year olds and all first time hunters 16 years of age and older.

Although the course is free, pre-registration is required. Go to www.huntfishva.com, and navigate through education, hunter education, and class locator to register.

Questions may be directed to Joanna Dunevant at fireyak@rocketmail.com; or, by calling (434)983-3242 after 6 p.m.