BUCKINGHAM – Looking for a great way to spend Saturday afternoon? Well, here's an idea that offers good music, entertainment, relaxation, fellowship, delicious food, and activities for the kids.
On Saturday, September 15, Ellis Acres is hosting Music Fest 2012, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. There is no admission fee and everyone is invited.
Music, which begins at 2 p.m., will feature adult and youth choirs, singing groups, and individual performers.
Activities for youngsters include face painting, temporary tattooing, fortune telling, and lots of fun.
Food will be available from 1 to 4 p.m., with the Ellis Acres Boosters offering fried fish and chips, hotdogs, desserts, and beverages. Proceeds will benefit the ongoing construction and maintenance of this great multi-use park.
Ellis Acres Memorial Park is located in Dillwyn at 245 Camden Street.
The Auxiliary for the Arvonia Volunteer Fire Department is hosting Henn Bingo on Friday, September 14, 7 p.m., at the firehouse.
Tickets are $20 and may be purchased in advance from any auxiliary member; or, tickets will be available at the door.
First Baptist Church, of Dillwyn, is celebrating Homecoming this Sunday, September 16, and everyone is welcome.
This wonderful day of worship and praise, fellowship, and good food, will begin with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. The Reverend John Moxley, the church's new pastor, will lead the 11 a.m. morning worship service.
After lunch, around 1:45 p.m., a time of music will feature the Highlighters, of Powhatan.
First Baptist Church is located on Route 15, in the Town of Dillwyn.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church is celebrating Homecoming on Sunday, September 16. The day will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the Homecoming Worship Service, which will be led by the Reverend Halley Willcox.
After worship, the traditional homecoming luncheon will be shared in the fellowship hall.
Everyone is invited to share in the fellowship of coming home to Emmanuel Episcopal Church. The church is located in Glenmore on Route 602, at 7825 Howardsville Road.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church is hosting its Fall Festival on Saturday, September 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. And, it's free.
This great day will include music by Shiloh and Amaris, Willow Branch Bluegrass Gospel, and Jollett Lane Bluegrass Band.
Along with the Noah's Ark Bounce House and Slide for the little ones, adults and kids can take a turn at the Velcro Wall and Bungee Run.
Other activities will include face painting, pumpkin painting, hayrides, car show, puppet shows, bingo, cakewalks, family photos, corn hole, and games with prizes. And, there will be raffles and a clown who makes balloon art.
Cotton candy, sno-cones, popcorn, hot dogs, and beverages will be provided.
The Mt. Zion Baptist Church family invites you and your family to join with them as they celebrate the fall season and God's many blessings.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church is located on Route 610 at 6727 Cartersville Road in New Canton.
On Thursday, September 20, the Woman's Club of Buckingham County will welcome its current members as well as prospective members with a Tea at the Buckingham Arts Center, located on Route 60, in the Village of Buckingham Court House.
This afternoon tea not only affords the perfect opportunity for newcomers to get acquainted with the WCBC but also offers current members a time to catch-up with one another after the summer break.
Since 1954, the WCBC has served this community. Thousands of hours of service along with proceeds from fundraisers have helped provide scholarships for area students, support for the Buckingham Arts Center, and promotion of the arts within Buckingham County Public Schools.
Additionally, the WCBC actively supports and participates in recycling and conservation activities; contributes to Ellis Acres Memorial Park, the Hatton Ferry, the Buckingham Public Library, and other projects touching the lives of all residents of the county.
A highlight of the club year is the annual Curious Corner Store, held at the VFW Hall for one week each fall. The Curious Corner Store, which is the club's only fund raising activity, features an inventory of great bargains including used clothing, cookware, books, toys, records, and other miscellaneous items.
During the operation of the Curious Corner Store, the WCBC also conducts a raffle for a number of great prizes; takes orders for live Christmas wreaths; and sells RADA knives and Georgia pecans. Each day, the CCS features baked goods and a homemade lunch prepared by WCBC members.
During the club year, which excludes June, July and August, WCBC members meet socially at noon on the second Thursday of the month for lunch at a local restaurant.
Regular monthly meetings are held on the third Thursday, at 2 p.m., at the Arts Center. Membership is open to county residents interested in contributing to the quality of life for this community, and, not incidentally, having a lot of fun in the process.
Information about the Tea and/or WCBC membership is available by calling Mary Lohr at (434)969-2888; or, the club's president Jackie Fairbarns at (434)969-4189.
If you are not registered to vote, here's a convenient way to do so. The Woman's Club of Buckingham County will be hosting Voter Registration at Lucky Convenience Store on Friday, September 21, from 4 to 7 p.m., and at Farmer's Food on Saturday, September 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
On Saturday, October 6, Central Virginia Christian School is hosting a fundraiser for its building fund. The fundraiser will feature a Motorcycle Ride, Gospel Concert, and food.
The motorcycle ride will begin with registration at 9:15 a.m. Riders will leave the school's parking lot at 10 a.m. Registration fee for the ride is $15 for bike and driver and $5 for passengers. The ride will be approximately 85 miles.
After the ride, a Gospel Concert is planned. Beginning at 2:30 p.m. the line-up includes Mark Waldrop, Al Gough, Carl Burnmaster, James River Cut-Ups, Barry Snoddy, and Smokey Wilson.
Advance tickets for the concert are $8 for adults; $5 for children ages four through 12. On the day of the event, tickets for adults will be $10. Admission for children will remain at $5. Children three and under will be admitted free.
Breakfast and lunch will be available at the school. Beginning at 2 p.m., a BBQ platter lunch/dinner will be available for $8 per meal.
For more information, advance tickets and/or advanced registration for the bike ride, contact Christy Pribble, chairperson, at 434-581-3887 or 434-392-7978.
Gearing up to serve this community and beyond, the Central Virginia Humane Society and SPCA is hard at work to renovate the old Beath Animal Shelter so it can begin its mission of rescuing animals, getting them healthy and socialized, and adopting or transporting them for placement in caring homes.
Organizers are planning a Garage Sale on Saturday, September 22, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., at the Beath Animal Shelter.
Anyone with items that they would like to donate for this sale is encouraged to bring them to the Beath Animal Shelter on any day between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. If no one is at the shelter, please place the items by the gate.
On the same day as the Garage Sale, the Central Virginia Humane Society and SPCA will offer a Rabies Vaccination Clinic. Dr. Powell Anderson will be the attending veterinarian. Rabies vaccinations will be available for $9 each. If your cat or dog has previously been vaccinated, please bring that vaccination certificate for verification so the three-year vaccine can be administered.
The Central Virginia Humane Society and SPCA is located at 899 Buffalo Road, off Route 20 on Route 631, across from the horse farm. Please note that the organization is unable to accept animals at this time. For more information, call (434)983-7387.
The 4-H Livestock Club is beginning its new club year with an interest meeting for youth ages nine through 18 and their parents.
You don't have to live on a farm or have your own livestock to participate in a 4-H livestock project. All you need is the interest and willingness to commit to caring for an animal and the enthusiasm to prepare for and participate in a livestock show.
Those interested are encouraged to attend the information meeting on Thursday, September 27, at the Agricultural Center, located on Route 60, next to the County Administration Complex. The evening will begin with a hot dog supper at 6:30 p.m. followed by a short interest meeting.
If you plan to attend, please RSVP by calling the Extension Office at 969-4261; or, sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Buckingham Chamber of Commerce is continuing its tradition of sponsoring the Best Grandma and Best Grandpa Contest. Deadline for accepting nomination letters or forms is Friday, October 5. Winners will be announced at the Historic Village during the Fall Farm Fest on October 13.
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.
Send entries to Buckingham Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 951, Dillwyn, VA 23936.
The Historic Village at Lee Wayside will host one of its most popular events, the Indian Relic Show, on Saturday, September 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be displays, demonstrations, items for sale, flint knapping, music, food, and more. And, admission is free.
The Buckingham County Friends of the Library is hosting a Wine and Cheese Fundraiser on Saturday, October 6, at the VFW Hall on Route 60.
Plans include a wine and cheese reception, silent auction, music by Sean Fir, selected readings from members of the community, informational displays about the services available through the library, and plans for the new library building.
This event will also offer guests an opportunity to make a contribution or pledge to the library building fund.
If you haven't made arrangements to attend and would like to do so, contact Frank Howe at (434)969-4886, or email him at email@example.com.
In a related note, the next meeting of the Friends of the Library is scheduled for Thursday, September 27, 7 p.m., at the VFW Hall. All members and prospective members are encouraged to attend.
Historic Buckingham and the Buckingham County Farm Bureau are working together to co-sponsor Fall Farm Fest on Saturday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Historic Village at Lee Wayside.
Fall Farm Fest will include bluegrass music, games, arts and crafts, antique tractors, blacksmith demonstrations, buggy rides, farm animals, beekeepers, and much more.
Additionally, the Farm Bureau will be selling hamburgers for 68 cents, which represents the farmer's share.
Bands include the James River Cut-Ups, Dixie Hill Grass, and Central Virginia Blue.
Admission is $5. Children age 12 and under will be admitted free.