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Buckingham News

BUCKINGHAM – Straight Street-Buckingham, Inc. is hosting a school supply distribution on Saturday, August 13, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon, at the Straight Street building on Route 20.

Persons interested in picking up supplies on Saturday are encouraged to contact Michelle at 983-1745. Please leave your name and the number of children needing school supplies.

Homecoming at Bethel UMC

Bethel United Methodist Church is celebrating Homecoming this Sunday, August 14, beginning with the 11:15 worship service.

“Everyone is cordially invited to join us for worship, fellowship and a great meal,” shared Pastor Billy Swan.

On Monday, August 15 through Wednesday, August 17, Bethel is hosting Revival. Services will begin at 7 p.m. each evening. The Reverend John Flood, pastor for the Prospect United Methodist Charge, will be the guest preacher. Special music is planned for each service.

Pastor Swan and the Bethel UMC family look forward to having YOU worship with them. Bethel UMC is located on Route 640, Andersonville Road.

Sharon Baptist Church Homecoming & Revival

<!– 1upcrlf2 –>Sharon Baptist Church will host its annual Homecoming on Sunday, August 14, beginning with worship service at 11 a.m. The Reverend George Woods, of Howardsville, will be the guest speaker. Please note, there will be no Sunday school.

At 12:15 p.m., the traditional Homecoming Luncheon will be shared. Then, at 1:30 p.m., an afternoon song service is planned, featuring The Gospel Six, from Antioch Baptist Church, in Fluvanna.

Revival services will be held Monday, August 15, through Wednesday, August 17, at 7:30 each evening. Guest speaker will be the Reverend George Woods.

Pastor Perry Clore and the Sharon Baptist Church family invite you to join with them on Sunday as they celebrate Homecoming; and, then come back for Revival.

Sharon Baptist Church is located at 1620 Sharon Church Road, off Route 20.

Homecoming & Revival At Mulberry Grove

Mulberry Grove Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, August 14. Although homecoming is always a special event at Mulberry Grove, this year, the church is observing its 225th anniversary, making the day even more special.

The Homecoming Worship Service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Gordon Ragland, Jr., moderator of the James River Baptist Association, will be on hand to highlight the church's history and its 225 years of service in this community.

One of the church's former pastors, the Reverend Jimmy Dunn will offer the homecoming message. Dunn served as pastor of Mulberry Grove and Maysville Baptist churches from 1971 to 1991.

The service will feature special music by Bonnie Epperson, Courtney Wood Whitt, and Carter Wood.

After worship, the traditional and fellowship lunch will be shared.

Mulberry Grove Baptist Church is located at 1095 Mulberry Grove Road, Route 649.

Chamber of Commerce

The Buckingham County Chamber of Commerce encourages its members and non-members to attend its meeting on Tuesday, August 16, 6:30 p.m., at the Dillwyn Rescue Squad Building.

Guest speakers will be Sheri McGuire, the executive director of Longwood University's Small Business Development Center, and Gary Shanaberger, the center's business analyst.

They will provide information on the Southern Virginia Business Expo planned for Wednesday, September 28, in Farmville.

The Expo is a business-to-business event designed to offer networking opportunities and professional training for attendees.

As customary, the chamber meeting will begin with a light meal, so if you plan to attend, please RSVP by noon on Monday, August 15, by calling (434)983-2372.

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.

Wanted: Art & Craft Supplies

Buckingham Active Seniors is looking for arts and craft supplies as well as gently used board games, card games, and low impact game sets.

Needed supplies include scrapbooking materials, scissors, acrylic and/or watercolor paints, paint brushes, stamps, molds, plastic containers, glass jars and vases, spray paint, tissue paper, yarn, ribbon, knitting and crocheting supplies, craft tools, embellishments and trinkets, fabric remnants, jewelry supplies including beads and wire, and other crafty items.

If you have items you would like to donate, please contact Kristen Queen at (434)969-4242; or drop items off at the Buckingham County Administration Building.

Trinity UMC Homecoming And Revival

Trinity United Methodist Church is celebrating Homecoming on Sunday, August 28, beginning at 11 a.m. with the morning worship service.

Revival services are planned for Monday, August 29 through Wednesday, August 31. On Monday, the church's pastor the Reverend Donald Moore will be the featured speaker. The Reverend John Flood will be the guest speaker on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Special music will be included in each service; and, Tuesday night's service will feature music by Cody Moss.

Following the Wednesday night service, there will be a fellowship hour with refreshments.

All are invited. Trinity UMC is located on Route 60 in Buckingham Court House.

Softball Leagues

To enter teams in either the Men's Softball League or the Women's Softball League, please call Todd Shumaker at (434)969-4242.

Games will begin at the end of August. Please note that the Women's Softball League is open to females ages 16 and up.

Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes for Adults

Do you wanna dance? Instructor Sandra Magialetti is ready, willing, and definitely able to provide an introduction of five different types of Ballroom and Latin Dances.

Participants will learn about four different steps to each dance. Dances covered may include Waltz, Rumba, Cha-Cha, West Coast Swing, and Salsa/Mambo.

Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the concourse at Buckingham County High School. The course runs from September 6 through November 8. Cost is $40.

For registration information, call the Buckingham Department of Recreation at 969-4242.

Line Dancing

Instructor Linda Parker will be teaching line dancing again this fall on Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall, on Route 60.

The class features a wide variety of music and choreography including Latin, R&B, Soul, Pop, Rock, Country, Disco, and Ballroom, yes, Ballroom.

This program is offered in four-week sessions and will continue as long as there are enough participants.

Cost for a four-week session is $35, if 15 or fewer people register; or $30 if 16 or more sign-up.

Benefits of line dancing include cardio, stamina, balance, memory, weight-loss, lowering cholesterol, muscle tone, stress reduction, and more. One hour is said to be equivalent to two back-to-back crossword puzzles for brain stimulation.

For registration information call the Buckingham Department of Recreation at 969-4242; or email Kristen Queen, at kqueen@buckinghamcounty.virginia.gov.

Co-Ed Volleyball for Ages 16 and Over

How about Co-Ed Volleyball? Anyone 16 years old and over who is interested in playing open gym Co-Ed Volleyball this fall is encouraged to contact Todd Shumaker, Buckingham's recreation director, at 969-4242.

Youth Co-Ed Soccer

Registration is on going for the Youth Co-Ed Soccer Program.

Registration fee for four and five-year-olds is $35 before September 1 and $40 after that date.

Registration for ages six through 17 is $40 before August 18 and $45 after that date.

To enroll, contact Todd Shumaker or Kristen Queen at 969-4242.

Coaches for the Co-ed Youth Soccer are needed for the Fall 2011 season. No experience is required; and, help and advice are readily available.

If you are a parent with a child interested in participating in the 2011 Fall Soccer Season please consider helping-out by coaching or being an assistant coach. For more information or to volunteer, call Todd or Kristen at 969-4242.