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BUCKINGHAM – On Saturday, September 29, from 4 to 7 p.m., area middle and high school youth are invited to Youth Encounter, Real Change, hosted at the Straight Street Building on Route 20. Admission is FREE and the event will be held rain or shine.

The event offers games, inflatables, and great music by Skyline Drive. Featured speaker will be Bryan Dupuis, a minister for senior high and college age youth at Cool Springs Baptist Church in Mechanicsville, VA. Hotdogs, chips, nachos, and drinks will be available for a minimal fee.

Youth Encounter is a project of the Baptist Mission Board and is sponsored locally by Straight Street-Buckingham, Inc., James River Baptist Association, and area churches.

Organizers emphasize that this event is open to all area youth regardless of church affiliation. And, although the Youth Encounter is geared for middle and high school aged youth, everyone is invited.

Don't forget to bring a lawn/camp chair or a blanket to sit on to enjoy the afternoon.

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. And, admission is FREE.

This great trip into the past offers an opportunity to talk with more than a dozen collectors of Native American artifacts and view their collections.

There will be displays and demonstrations featuring Native American arts and crafts; prospecting for gold; flint napping knives and projectile points; and trapping. There will also be an exhibit featuring the MacCallum More Museum and Gardens in Chase City. And, while you are learning about the past, you'll be able to enjoy live music and food.

The Historic Village at Lee Wayside is located west of Sprouses Corner, just off Route 60 on Lee Wayside Road.

Music at Mulberry Grove

Here's one for all of you Southern Gospel Music fans and/or anyone who would like to enjoy an afternoon of great music and fellowship.

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.

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.

Spaghetti Supper

Welcome Wesleyan Church is hosting a Spaghetti Supper on Friday, October 5, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the church. You'll be able dine in or have your meals prepared for take-out. The donation you make for your meal or meals will benefit the church's Benevolence Fund.

The church is located on Route 15 at 26599 N. James Madison Hwy, in Arvonia, one mile north of the Central Virginia Community Health Center.

CVCS Fund Raiser

On Saturday, October 6, Central Virginia Christian School is hosting a fundraiser for its building fund. The event 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 will begin at 2:30 p.m., and will feature 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. Admission for children will remain at $5. Children three and under will be admitted free.

Breakfast and lunch will be available. Beginning at 1 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.

Best Grandma and Grandpa

Deadline for accepting nominations for the Chamber's Best Grandma and Best Grandpa Contest is Friday, October 5. Winners will be announced at the Historic Village during the Fall Farm Fest on October 13.

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

Fall Festival at Buckingham Baptist Church

Buckingham Baptist Church is hosting its Fall Festival on Saturday, October 6, from 2 to 8 p.m.

Activities will include bounce houses, pumpkin painting, corn hole, face painting, ring toss, cakewalks, pony rides, funnel cakes, cotton candy, popcorn, hotdogs, and so much more. Music will be provided by Barry Snoddy and Dixie Hill Grass. And it's FREE.

Brunswick stew will be available for $7 a quart with proceeds benefiting the Youth Fund.

Pastor Doug Adams and the Buckingham Baptist Family invite you to join with them for a great fall afternoon of fun, food, music and fellowship. The church is located on Route 15 at Gold Hill.

Chili Cook-Off

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 fee to enter the Chili Cook-Off Competition. 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, a few lawn chairs and/or blankets, and enjoy a fall afternoon at Centenary UMC while supporting the Youth Group 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.

For more information, contact Frank Howe at (434)969-4886, or email frankj.howe@gmail.com.

More about Friends

Beginning in October, the Friends of the Library will begin The Friends Holiday Magazine Exchange-a great way to enjoy gathering new ideas for the holidays. This project offers a festively dressed box in the library's circulation area where you can exchange your slightly used magazine for another.

Red Cross Blood Drive

There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, October 10, from 12 noon to 6 p.m., at Heritage Hall.

Sponsored by the Masonic Lodges of the 17th District, this blood drive offers an opportunity to be Extraordinary by becoming a true gift-giver, a giver of life.

Donors who would like to schedule an appointment may do so at www.redcrossblood.org.

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 Dixie Hill Grass, Central Virginia Blue, and more. Admission is $5. Children age 12 and under will be admitted free.

Walk to Beat Breast Cancer

On Saturday, October 20, beginning at 8:30 a.m., Central Virginia Health Services, Central Virginia Community Health Center, the Health Center for Women & Families, and Southern Albemarle Family Practice will host the first annual Walk for the Cure and Survivor Celebration: A Day of Awareness-A Lifetime to Live.

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 will go toward the mammography program to help provide uninsured and underinsured patients with mammography services.

Registration brochures and flyers are available throughout the community; or, contact lisadunkum@cvhsinc.org.

Turkey Shoot at Glenmore

Glenmore Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual Turkey Shoot during the month of October at the Glenmore Fire House, at 179 Firehouse Road. All proceeds benefit the Glenmore Volunteer Fire Department.

Plans include a Turkey Shoot on each Friday night in October, including October 5, 12, 19, and 26, from 7 p.m. until.

Prizes include assorted meats and money rounds. And, concessions will be available with hot dogs, French fries, chips, soft drinks, coffee, and hot chocolate.

Please note that only 12 gauge shotguns may be used. No sleeve guns allowed and barrels will be checked before each round to verify cylinder size.

Hunter Education

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 class.