Buckingham News

Published 5:59 pm Thursday, October 13, 2011

BUCKINGHAM ― Maysville Baptist Church is sponsoring its Fall Festival on Saturday, October 15, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

This fun-filled afternoon is being hosted by Herb and Nancy Maxey at their home located in Buckingham Court House just off Route 60 at 93 Village Lane.

Along with a hot dog dinner, there will be popcorn, cotton candy, and other sweet treats.

There will be hayrides and loads of fellowship. And, the kids can wear their non-scary costumes.

So gather up the family, grab a few lawn chairs, and join with the Maysville Baptist Church family for a great Fall Festival. And-it's free!

For more information, visit www.maysvillebaptist.com.

Spaghetti Dinner

In their continuing effort to raise money for the church's benevolent fund, the folks at Welcome Wesleyan Church are hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, October 14, beginning at 5 p.m. Dinners will be available until 7 p.m. unless the spaghetti runs out prior to that time.

The menu features spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert, and beverage. Cost is a donation to the benevolent fund. You'll be able to dine-in or have your orders packed for take-out.

Welcome Wesleyan Church is located on Route 15, at 26599 North James Madison Highway.

WCBC Hosts Voter Registration

If you are not registered to vote, the Woman's Club of Buckingham County wants to ensure that you get the opportunity to do so. WCBC members will be registering voters at Farmer's Food, in Dillwyn, on Friday, October 14, from 4 to 7 p.m.; and at Lucky Convenience Store on Saturday, October 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It's quick, it's easy, and the WCBC is making it convenient.

Native American Artifacts and Crafts

On Saturday, October 15, Historic Buckingham, Incorporated is hosting its annual Native American Artifacts and Crafts Show at the Historic Village at Lee Wayside from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Individual collectors will have their exhibits on display. Knappers will be on hand to share the techniques used in making projectile points. Additionally, crafters will be demonstrating pottery and basket weaving.

Members of the Central Virginia Prospectors Club will be demonstrating how to pan for gold. And, Abbitt Forge, the village's newly constructed blacksmith shop will be open for visitors. Additionally, a Mountain Man will be on hand to share his knowledge about trapping and other pioneer-type skills.

Collectors of Native American artifacts/relics who would like to display their collections and be part of this event are encouraged to call Spencer Adams at (434) 969-4032.

Farm Bureau Harvest Fest

On Saturday, October 15, the Buckingham County Farm Bureau will host its annual Harvest Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at its office on Route 60 near Sprouses Corner.

Along with hot dogs and hamburgers sold at the “farmer's share,” there will be a yard sale, vendors, farm equipment, and that barnyard favorite-Guess the Weight of the Cow Contest.

Harvest Fest at Cedar Baptist

Cedar Baptist Church, located on Bell Road near Dillwyn, is hosting its annual Harvest Fest on Sunday, October 16, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

The afternoon will include games and activities for all ages. Of course, there will also be lots of food, fun, and fellowship.

The Cedar Baptist Church family invites everyone to join with them for this great afternoon.

Steak Night at Glenmore

The great cooks at Glenmore United Methodist Church are hosting a steak dinner on Sunday, October 16, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the church.

Menu features a rib-eye steak, roll, baked potato, salad, dessert and drink-at $12 per plate. A child's plate with a hot dog and chips will be available upon request.

“Please make plans to attend. Your attendance and support will be greatly appreciated,” said a spokesperson. Glenmore UMC is located on Route 602, at 7988 Howardsville Rd.

Breast Cancer Awareness Breakfast

Central Virginia Health Services, Inc. and the Central Virginia Community Health Center are hosting a Breast Cancer Awareness Breakfast on Tuesday, October 25, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the CVHS Conference Room. The CVHS building is the one located in the lower level parking lot at Central Virginia Community Health Center, on Route 15 in New Canton.

All breast cancer survivors and friends are invited to attend.

Let's Dance

The Buckingham County Department of Recreation wants you to put your dancing shoes on and get moving. According to Kristen Queen, assistant director, either of these dance programs will allow you to get up, get out, socialize in a fun environment, and exercise.

The Line Dancing Class is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, October 11 (or when class is filled), at 6 p.m. at the VFW Hall, located on Route 60.

The class, instructed by Linda Parker, of Phase 2, formerly Cattle Annie's in Lynchburg, features a wide variety of music and choreography including Latin, R&B, Soul, Pop, Rock, Country, Disco, and Ballroom, yes, Ballroom.

This is a great class for anyone who wants to get out, have fun, and get moving. The instructor brings fun and flair to dancers of all ages and levels of experience. Cost is $35 per four-week session. Class requires a minimum amount of participants; and, pre-registration is required. Those interested in attending must complete a department of recreation registration form in advance. Contact Kristen Queen at 434-969-4242 to register or for more information.

Zumba Fitness classes meet on Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Ag Center; and on Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m., in the gym at Maysville Baptist Church. Cost is $50 a month or $7 a class.

If you're looking to turn up the beat on your moves and burn calories at the same time, Zumba is a fun way to workout and learn some great dance floor moves.

Zumba fuses Latin beats and fun moves to create a dance workout that is zooming in popularity. A certified Zumba instructor leads this year-round program. Call Kristen Queen, assistant director of recreation, at 969-4242 for more information.

Glenmore VFD Turkey Shoots

Those Glenmore Firefighters have the targets ready for their annual Turkey Shoots.

The events are planned for each Friday night in October, which means you'll be able to shoot for assorted meats and money on October 14, 21, and 28. Starting time is 7 p.m.

Only 12 gauge shotguns are permitted; and, no sleeved guns are allowed.

Proceeds benefit the Glenmore Volunteer Fire Department-you know, that dedicated group of volunteers who respond when we need them. Glenmore VFD is located on Route 740, at 179 Fire House Road, near the intersection of Route 655 and 602, near Downtown Glenmore.

Curious Corner Store

The Woman's Club of Buckingham County is gearing-up for its annual fundraiser, the Curious Corner Store.

Celebrating its 31st year, Curious Corner Store will open on Saturday, October 29. Although the store will be closed on Sunday, it will reopen on Monday, October 31 and run through Thursday, November 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, at the VFW Hall on Route 60, west of Sprouses Corner.

Curious Corner features good used clothing and miscellaneous household items. Rada knives and fresh pecans will be available. You'll also be able to place orders for freshly made Christmas wreaths for the holidays. The inventory also includes fresh baked goods, and jams and jellies.

Lunch will be served each day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. You'll be able to dine at the store or have your order prepared for take-out.

Get curious about Curious Corner Store and stop by for a visit. There's something for everyone. And, proceeds allow the WCBC to continue its good works in this community.

Hatcher Baptist Presents The Kabin Kritters

Well it appears that the Kabin Kritters, puppets that perform a human ministry at Hatcher, are eager to celebrate fall.

On Sunday, October 23, the Kritters are hosting a Kids Karnival-for kids of all ages. The event begins at 6 p.m. and will include three skits and music by the Kritters.

After the program, the Karnival will offer all kinds of games and activities along with door prizes. There's also going to be a Kid's Kupcake Kontest, so bring your own special cupcake to enter.

Everyone is invited. Hatcher Baptist Church is located at the corner of Gravel Hill Road, Route 617, and Trents Mill Road, Route 622.


The Woman's Club of Buckingham County invites the public to attend the WCBC meeting on Thursday, October 20, at 2 p.m., in the Buckingham Arts Center on Route 60.

At that time, the WCBC is hosting a visit from candidates for the House of Representatives.

According to the WCBC spokesperson, Matt Fariss will not be attending; but Connie Brennan and Linda Wall will be there. The meeting will include a time to ask questions of the candidates.