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BUCKINGHAM – Mt. Zion Baptist Church is hosting its Fall Festival on Saturday, September 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It's free and you're invited.

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.

Garage Sale and Rabies Vaccination Clinic

Central Virginia Humane Society and SPCA is hosting a Garage Sale and Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, September 22, at the Beath Animal Shelter.

So here's your chance to get some great bargains, have the animals vaccinated, and help a very worthy cause-the Central Virginia Humane Society and SPCA.

This recently formed organization 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.

The Garage Sale will begin at 8 a.m.; and, the Rabies Vaccination Clinic will run from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Powell Anderson will be the attending veterinarian for the clinic. Rabies vaccinations will be available for $9 each. If your cat or dog has been vaccinated previously, please bring that vaccination certificate so your pet will be able to receive the three-year vaccine.

Central Virginia Humane Society and SPCA is located at the Beath Animal Shelter on Route 631, off Route 20, at 899 Buffalo Road, 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.

WCBC Hosts Voter Registration

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.

Hunter Education

A Hunter Education Course, sponsored by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, will be held at James River State Park in the Visitor's Center on Friday, September 21, from 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, September 22, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Students may register at www.huntfishva.com or by calling 1-888-516-0844. Please note that participants will need to bring lunch and beverage on Saturday. Those interested in camping at James River State Park while attending the class may contact the park for fees and reservations.

The October Hunter Education Course will be held at the Dillwyn Fire Station beginning on Tuesday, October 23 through Thursday, October 25, from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

Students participating in this session must be present all three nights. Registration is available at www.huntfishva.com or by calling 1-888-516-0844.

Please note that students 14 years of age and younger must have a parent or guardian with them throughout the course.

Indian Relic Show

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 over a dozen collectors with their displays, Native American craft demonstrations, items for sale, flint knapping, panning for gold demos, music, food, and more. And, admission is FREE.

Music at Mulberry Grove

Here's one for all of you Southern Gospel Music fans. On Sunday, September 30, at 5 p.m., Mulberry Grove Baptist Church is hosting a concert by the Skyline Boys and everyone is invited. Mulberry Grove Baptist Church is located off Rt. 602, on Rt. 649, at 1095 Mulberry Grove Road.

CVCS Fund Raiser

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 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.

After the 85-mile ride, a Gospel Concert will begin at 2:30 p.m., featuring Mark Waldrop, Al Gough, Carl Burnmaster, James River Cut-Ups, Barry Snoddy, and Smokey Wilson.

Advance tickets for the concert are $8 for adults and $5 for children ages four through 12. On the day of the event, tickets for adults will be $10. Children three and under will be admitted free.

Breakfast and lunch will be available. Beginning at 2 p.m., a BBQ platter lunch/dinner will be available for $8 per meal.

All proceeds benefit the CVCS Building Fund. For more information, advance tickets and/or advanced registration for the bike ride, contact Christy Pribble, at 434-581-3887 or 434-392-7978.

Gymnastics Program

Gymnastic classes for ages three through 14 (based on age as of August 1) will begin in October at the Nazarene Camp located on High School Road across from Buckingham Middle School.

Instruction will feature floor exercise, balance beam, and basic tumbling. Classes will be grouped according to age and skill level.

Sessions will be held one day each week at 6, 6:40, and 7:20 p.m., for six weeks. Parents will be notified regarding the starting date and time after all registration forms are received. Forms are due by September 28.

For more information and/or registration, contact the Buckingham Department of Recreation at (434)969-4242.

4-H Livestock Club

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. 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 rclaboug@vt.edu.

Knights Quest Postponed

Please note that Knight's Quest, a college information night planned for Thursday, October 4, at Buckingham County High School has been cancelled. Plans include rescheduling the event sometime in November.

Best Grandma and Grandpa

The deadline for submitting entries for the Chamber's Best Grandma and Grandpa Contest 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 may reside outside of the county.

The nomination process involves writing a one-page letter stating why your grandparent is the best. Or, pick up a nomination form at Moss Motor Company and the Buckingham Public Library. Send entries to Buckingham Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 951, Dillwyn, VA 23936.

Chili Cook-Off at Centenary

So you think your chili is the best in the county. Well, here's your opportunity to prove it.

On Sunday, October 7, the Youth Group at Centenary United Methodist Church is hosting a Chili Cook-Off from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the church.

There's a $10 chili entry fee for all you competitive types. And, for us eating types, a donation to the Youth Group provides an opportunity to sample all the great tasting chili.

Official judges will be on hand to select the prize winning chili cooks and award the prizes. To enter the cook-off, call Jenn at (434)286-7786.

Along with learning how to perfect your chili recipe, there will be music, corn hole and games for the kids.

So bring your family and friends, lawn chairs and/or blankets, and enjoy a fall afternoon at Centenary UMC while supporting its youth. Proceeds benefit the group's missions and retreats.

UMC is located on Route 20 at 12247 S. Constitution Route. Everyone is welcome.

Wine and Cheese Fundraiser

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 offers participants an opportunity to make a contribution or pledge to the Library Building Fund. Contact Frank Howe at (434)969-4886, or email frankj.howe@gmail.com for more information.

In a related note, the next meeting of the Buckingham County Friends of the Library is Thursday, September 27, 7 p.m., at the VFW Hall. All members and prospective members are encouraged to attend.

Fall Farm Fest

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 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.

Music will feature the James River Cut-Ups, Dixie Hill Grass, and Central Virginia Blue. Admission is $5. Children age 12 and under will be admitted free.

Walk to Beat Breast Cancer

On Saturday, October 20, at 8:30 a.m., Central Virginia Health Services will host the first annual Walk for the Cure and Survivor Celebration: A Day of Awareness-A Lifetime to Live on the track at Central Virginia Community Health Center.

The first 100 participants to register for the Walk/Run will receive a free T-shirt. Early registration, postmarked by October 1, is $20. After that and on the day of the event, registration will be $25. Although walking as teams representing families, churches, civic organizations and clubs is encouraged, participants must register as individuals.

All proceeds from the event, which will also include a brunch, will go toward the mammography program at CVCHC, the Health Center for Women & Families, and Southern Albemarle Family Practice. For more information, email lisadunkum@cvhsinc.org.