Buckingham News

Published 3:59 pm Thursday, March 7, 2013

BUCKINGHAM – If you missed the opening reception for A Family Affair, an art exhibit featuring works by Martha Louis, Nan Holt and their mother, Margaret Pennington, please know that you can still enjoy this wonderful collection.

The exhibit will be on display through the Easter weekend at The Tavern on the James, a restaurant in Scottsville. And, just in case you are wondering, the restaurant is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center's annual $5,000 Raffle Drawing and BBQ Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 9, at the Center. The Silent Auction begins at 4:30 p.m. and the BBQ will be served at 5 p.m. Then, at 6 p.m., the drawings begin for the MONEY.

Only 300 tickets were printed. Tickets are $75 and each ticket entitles its holder to two admissions to the Silent Auction, BBQ, and one chance for a monetary prize. However, you do not have to be present to win.

For more information, call the Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center at (434)248-5444 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Locally, raffle tickets are available at the dental offices of Dr. Wes Saxon, on Route 15 near Sprouses Corner.

Concert at Welcome Wesleyan

Jason Burton will perform in concert at Welcome Wesleyan Church on Sunday, March 10, at 11 a.m. The church is located on Route 15 North, and everyone is invited.

According to a spokesperson for the church, the musical gifts of Jason and his wife Kristi are obvious from the start of their concert. She added, “But the real ministry is found simply in the presence of the Lord that goes with them.”

For more information about Jason, visit his website at www.jasonburtonmusic.com.

Straight Street Fundraiser

On Saturday, March 16, at 6 p.m., Straight Street will host its annual banquet, which is the organization's major fundraiser for its building fund. The event will be held at First Baptist Church of Dillwyn.

The evening features music by the Jones Family, food catered by Dale Wright and Nancy Eagle, and great door prizes.

Tickets are $20 per person. Only 120 tickets will be sold. Those who purchase their tickets by March 9 will have their names entered in a drawing for a $100 gas card.

Mark your calendars now and plan to join in for an evening of good food, fellowship, and praise. For ticket information, contact Kathy at 983-2403.

Spring Cleaning?

When you gear-up for that spring cleaning, keep in mind that Arvonia Volunteer Fire Department is eagerly accepting items for its Spring Auction, which will be held in April

Items may be dropped off at the Arvonia Firehouse. Please place items in the storage building next to the main truck building or call any Arvonia firefighter to arrange for pickup. Don't know one? Then, call Steve Toney at 581-3002.

Carter G. Woodson High School Reunion

If you attended Carter G. Woodson High School, here's an event you won't want to miss.

The 2013 Reunion for Carter G. Woodson High School is scheduled for July 5, 6, and 7, at Ellis Acres Memorial Park, the site of the historic Buckingham Training School Campus.

“An exciting time is planned for this three-day casual outdoor affair,” shared a spokesperson.

Cost for the three-day event is $75 per adult; and $15 for youth ages six through 13. Children five years and under will be admitted free.

If you are interested in attending or need more information, contact Edmonia at (434)581-1847.

4-H Learn by Doing

On Fridays March 15, 22, and April 12 and 19, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., youth ages five through 13 have the opportunity to Learn by Doing at the Buckingham Agricultural Center.

Learn by Doing is a hands-on program affording youth an opportunity to develop self-discipline while making various take-home projects. The Learn by Doing projects include basket weaving, making art with paper, creating a tote, and other fun activities.

Cost is $20 and registration is available by contacting the Buckingham Extension Office at 969-4261; or email rclaboug@vt.edu.

Easter Break Field Day

Here's a great way for kids ages five through 13 to spend a day of their Easter Break. Buckingham 4-H and the Buckingham Extension Office are hosting an Easter Break Field Day on Tuesday, April 2, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Plans call for a fun-filled day of winning prizes and making sports-like crafts with activities both inside and outside. Cost is $15 per child. Please note that participants must bring their lunch. For more information and registration call (434)969-4261, or email rclaboug@vt.edu.

Pre-School Between the Pages

If you are the parent of a child who will be entering kindergarten in the fall, here's a great opportunity to help with that transition.

On Thursdays, March 28, April 11 and 18, after school, the Buckingham Extension Office is offering Pre-School between the Pages at Buckingham Preschool.

4-H between the Pages includes story-time along with a craft and game related to the book that is read, and a snack. Participants will also receive a take-home book each session to add to their home library. Cost for the three sessions is $10.

For more information and registration, call the Buckingham Extension Office at 969-4261.

Spay and Neuter Services

The Central Virginia Humane Society-SPCA is on the receiving end of a grant from the Beath Foundation to help provide spay and neutering for dogs and cats at $10 each. Please note that if the animal does not have certification of a current rabies vaccination, there will be an additional $10 fee for that vaccination.

Due to the overwhelming response, the Beath Foundation has extended its grant funding through the end of March. To schedule pets at this subsidized rate, call Sandra Everson-Jones at (434)983-7387.

The animals must be brought to the CVAHS-SPCA Center the night before their scheduled appointment. Then, on the morning of the procedure, the animals are transported to the Jessica Beath Clinic, a spay/neuter clinic located at the Farrington Firehouse in Ashland. Later in the afternoon, they are picked up and brought back to the CVAHS-SPCA Center, which is located off Route 20, at 899 Buffalo Road.

Volunteers to help with this and other CVAHS-SPCA programs are needed. Moreover, because the CVAHS-SPCA cannot accept animals at the facility, the organization is also looking for volunteers willing to provide foster homes for rescues. For more information, call Sandra at (434)983-7387. Tax-deductible donations may be sent to CVAHS-SPCA, P. O. Box 429, Dillwyn, VA 23936.

Hats Off to the NFL Club

The Relay for Life teams of Buckingham extend a sincere thank-you to the Never Forget Life Club of Cumberland for their service during the Relay for Life Car Wash held at Advance Auto in Dillwyn on Saturday, March 2.

Likewise, a thank-you goes out to everyone who participated and donated. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

Pancake Supper

In conjunction with its White Cane Project, the Buckingham County Lions Club is hosting a Pancake Supper on Thursday, March 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dillwyn Rescue Squad Building.

Cost for a plate of delicious pancakes served with link sausage and beverage is a donation.

In turn, those donations will be used specifically for assisting the visually impaired in Buckingham County, including eyeglasses and/or eye exams to residents who cannot afford them and meet the club's assistance criteria.

This would also be a good time to gather up any used eyeglasses you have around the house and bring them with you. The glasses will be sent to the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center in Roanoke where they are cleaned, typed, and prepared for distribution to those in need around the world.

Fencing Workshop

The Buckingham Extension Office is hosting Fencing for Controlled Grazing on Wednesday, March 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Buckingham Agricultural Center, located next to the County Administration Complex on Route 60.

Topics will include fence economics, fence types and needs for different species. Cost is $30 per person. Call 969-4261 or email jligon@vt.edu for more information and registration.

Beekeeping Workshop Series

The next Beekeeping Workshop, which is scheduled for March 20, focuses on Environmental and Seasonal Changes for Bee Hives. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday, 7 p.m., at the Buckingham Agricultural Center.

If interested, call 969-4261 or email rclabough@vt.edu.

Woman's Retreat

Okay ladies, here's an opportunity to enjoy a weekend get-a-way filled with activities and workshops at the Holiday Lake 4-H Center, March 22 through 24.

Cost is $95 if spending the night or $65 if commuting. Classes include cooking, beginning canning and jelly making. Local vendors will be on hand to offer shopping and demonstrations. And, fun-filled activities are also on the schedule.

For reservation information visit www.holidaylake4h.com, or call Tamara Arrington at the Holiday Lake 4-H Center, (434)248-5444.

Wills, Living Trusts, Estate and Long-Term Care Planning

On Tuesday, March 26, a program on Wills, Living Trusts, Estate and Long-Term Care Planning will be offered at the Buckingham Extension Office. To better accommodate schedules, two sessions are available. The first session is from 3 to 5 p.m.; and the second from 7 to 9 p.m.

Please register by March 20 by calling (434)983-8780, ext. 1; or, the Buckingham Extension Office at 969-4261.