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BUCKINGHAM – On Sunday, August 12, Mulberry Grove Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming and you are invited.

The Reverend Michael Jordan, a former pastor of Mulberry Grove, will be the speaker for the homecoming worship service, which begins at 11 a.m. Special music will feature Cindy Jones and son Patrick.

After worship, good food and great fellowship will be shared with the traditional homecoming covered dish luncheon in the fellowship hall.

Homecoming ushers in three nights of Revival beginning on Monday, August 13, through Wednesday, August 15, at 7 p.m. each evening.

Monday's service will be led by the Reverend Jimmy Dunn with music by All Problems Solved.

Tuesday's service will offer an evening of worship and praise with a concert by the Reverend Maynard Jones and Family-The Jones Family.

On Wednesday, the Reverend Jeff Cranford will be the featured speaker, with music by Second Time Around.

The Mulberry Grove Baptist Church family invites you to join with them for the fellowship of Homecoming and the renewal of Revival. The church is located on Route 649, Mulberry Grove Road.

School Supplies

Straight Street-Buckingham, Inc. will hold a school supply distribution on Saturday, August 11, from 9 to 10 a.m., 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.

Beulah M. Wiley Center Dedication

The Central Virginia Community Health Center invites the community to join with them for the dedication of the Beulah M. Wiley Center on Saturday, August 11, at 9:30 a.m.

Following the dedication, you'll be able to tour the new fitness and education facilities, enjoy refreshments, observe demonstrations for the exercise and fitness equipment, and participate in activities for the entire family.

Central Virginia Community Health Center is located on Route 15 at 25892 N. James Madison Hwy in New Canton.

Come Home to Bethel

Bethel United Methodist Church is celebrating Homecoming on Sunday, August 12, beginning with the worship service at 11:15 a.m.

Pastor Billy Swan will be preaching and Shelby Taylor will provide the special music.

Following worship, the homecoming luncheon with offer great fellowship and lots of good food.

Revival services will be held Monday, August 13 through Wednesday, August 15, at 7 p.m. each evening.

The Reverend Larry Mann will be the revival speaker. Special music will feature Smokey Wilson on Monday night; Billy and Brenda Swan on Tuesday; and the Salem Angels on Wednesday.

Wednesday's service will be held in the church pavilion. At the conclusion of the service, refreshments and a time of fellowship are planned.

Pastor Swan and the Bethel UMC Family invite you to join with them for the fellowship of Homecoming and the renewal of Revival. Bethel UMC is located on Route 640, Andersonville Road.

Mourners Valley Family Day and Youth Workshop

Friends and Family Day: On Saturday, August 11, Mourners Valley Baptist Church is hosting Friends and Family Day at the Frances Redwood Center, on Route 15, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Everyone is invited.

Youth Workshop: Mourners Valley is hosting a Youth Workshop on Saturday, August 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

Focusing on the theme, Trusting God in the Midst of My Trails, the workshop will be led by the Reverend Dr. Earl Pendleton, associate pastor of Mt. Zion 1st African Baptist Church in Charlottesville, for ages 13 through 18; and, the Reverend Michael Mosely, assistant pastor of Deliverance Church II, in Gladstone, for ages seven through 12.

This event is free and all youth ages seven through 18 are welcome.

Mourners Valley Baptist Church is located on Route 20, at 5341 South Constitution Route.

Salem UMC Homecoming

Salem United Methodist Church on Ca Ira Road, Route 632, will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, August 19, beginning with Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship at 11:15.

The church's pastor, the Revered Billy Swan will lead the homecoming service. After worship, there will be lots of great fellowship and food.

On Monday, August 20 through Thursday, August 23, revival services will be held each evening at 7 p.m.

Featured speaker will be the Reverend Alan Murphy. Special music will include Lindsay Absher and Butch Davis on Monday night, Dixie Hill Bluegrass Band on Tuesday, Wayne Gough on Wednesday, and Smokey Wilson on Thursday.

On Thursday evening, at the conclusion of the service, refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall.

Pastor Swan and the members of Salem UMC invite you to come and worship with them.

Best Grandma and Grandpa

The Buckingham Chamber of Commerce has decided that this year's Best Grandma and Best Grandpa winners will be announced in conjunction with Senior Citizens Day, scheduled for August 25, at Ellis Acres Memorial Park.

Grandparents must be residents of Buckingham County. However, grandchildren, of all ages, who would like to nominate their grandparent or grandparents may reside outside of the county.

The nomination process involves writing a one-page letter stating why the grandchild feels his or her grandparent is the best. Or, the grandchild may want to use a simple form available at Moss Motor Company and the Buckingham Public Library. Entries should be sent to Buckingham Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 951, Dillwyn, VA 23936. Deadline is August 21, at 5 p.m.

The Kayak Kids

Here's a fantastic opportunity for youth ages eight through 17 to enjoy an afternoon with nature.

Holliday Lake State Park is offering The Kayak Kids, a great half-day adventure that not only provides the basics of kayaking but an enjoyable Friday afternoon on the lake with park interpreters. The program begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m.

Only two more sessions are planned, August 17, and 31. Advanced registration is required by 12 noon on the Thursday before the respective program date.

For information or registration, call the Holliday State Park Office at (434)248-6308; or, hollidaylake@dcr.virginia.gov.

Senior Day

On Saturday, August 25, Buckingham Active Seniors, B.A.S., is planning a fun-filled day for all area seniors and their families at Ellis Acres Memorial Park in Dillwyn.

Featured activities include a Senior Talent Show, interactive demonstrations, programs, and speakers to help educate seniors on important topics that affect them. Moreover, seniors and their families will be able to become more familiar with specific services provided in this area.

Vendors may include health care providers; contractors that may offer discounts, free home maintenance checks, or specialty services for senior's living at home; awareness organizations, financial planners, legal services, insurance providers and similar services.

Although there is no vendor fee, B.A.S. is asking that vendors agree to contribute monetary donations or in-kind items for door prizes. By doing so, vendors will be considered a sponsor and will be included on all advertising material. For more contact Kristen Queen, assistant director of recreation, at (434)969-4242; kqueen@buckinghamcounty.virginia.gov.

Hunter Ed

The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is gearing up for hunting season by offering Hunter Education classes

The first course is scheduled prior to the start of school, which should be beneficial for younger participants. Classes will be held August 20 through 22, from 6 to 9:30 p.m., each evening, at the Dillwyn Fire Station.

The September class will be held at James River State Park on the weekend of September 21 and 22. Sessions will be held on Friday night from 7 to 9 p.m.; and on Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More details on this class will be forthcoming.

Registration is available online at www.huntfishva.com. Those who do not have internet access may register by calling (434)983-3242.

Yard Sale at Curdsville Community Center

The Curdsville Community Center is hosting a Yard Sale on Saturday, September 1, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the CCC.

Anyone that would like to reserve a spot to sell their wares is asked to contact Barbara Kragh at 392-6320; Marie Flowers at 315-0152; or Bettie Bass at 392-8360.

There is a $10 charge to reserve a spot. Participants are asked to set-up by 7:30 a.m. on the morning of the sale.

Reserve your space today and then start gathering up all that STUFF that you don't use or need or all those items that don't fit you or your closet. And-be prepared to make a few bucks.

The Curdsville Community Center is conveniently located just off Route 15, on Route 633, School Road.

Mt. Zion Hosts Dinner & Movie Night

Mt. Zion Baptist Church is hosting a Dinner & Movie Night on Friday, August 17.

Dinner, which will feature a Taco Bar, will begin at 6:30 p.m.; and the movie will start at 7:30 p.m.

The movie, The Grace Card, is a compelling story that shows everything can change in an instant and take a lifetime to unravel.

With its powerful message, The Grace Card reminds us that each day we have the opportunity to rebuild relationships and heal deep wounds by extending and receiving God's grace.

Suggested donation for adults is $7. Kids eat free; and, childcare will be provided. All donations will be used to help with the cost of mailing the Samaritan Purse Christmas Child Shoe Boxes.

Mt. Zion Baptist Church is located on Route 610 at 6277 Cartersville Road in New Canton.

For more information, please contact Barbara Snoddy at 581-3132 or Dorothy Davis at 581-1273.

Co-Ed Soccer

Co-Ed Soccer Signups: Registration for ages four and five, based on age as of September 1, will be held on Monday, August 27, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at a location to be announced. Registration fee is $35 but will increase to $40 after September 1.

Sign-ups for ages 6 through 17, based on age prior to August 1, will be held on Tuesday, August 14, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., behind Dillwyn Primary School Cost is $40 prior to August 20, and $45 after that date.

For more information, please contact either Todd Shumaker or Kristen Queen with the Buckingham County Department of Recreation at 969-4242

Department of Recreation Classes

Zumba Fitness: Classes resume on Tuesday, August 14. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost is $20 for four classes; $35 for eight classes; or, $7 per class.

Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will blow you away. Call the Recreation Department at 434-969-4242 for more information.

Men, Women, and Co-Ed Softball Leagues: To enter a team in one of these softball leagues, call Todd Shumaker at 969-4242. Games will start at the end of August.

Cruise In

Heartland Outreach Ministries is hosting its first annual Cruise-In on September 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Millbrook Country Corner.

Trophies will be awarded in the various classes. Registration fee for vehicles is $15.

The event will also include 50/50, prize drawings, and a raffle for a Camo Browning 12 gauge auto shot gun. And, food and refreshments will be available.

Millbrook Country Corner is located on Route 15 at 3633 S. James Madison Highway.