Sadly, January has seen the passing of people both in and connected to our community. Condolences to the friends and families of Mr. Nowlin Gough, Mr. Buddy Palmore, Mrs. Nancy H. Dexter of New Jersey, mother of Bunny Snoddy, and Mrs. Joanne Paxton of Ohio, mother of Jennifer Paxton Spears. Many thoughts and prayers are with you!
Town Hall Meeting
On Saturday, January 18, there will be two opportunities to meet with Buckingham County representatives at town hall meetings; the meetings will have question and answer sessions and time for county residents to voice concerns and ideas. District Five Supervisor Cassandra Stish, District Two Supervisor Donnie Bryan, District Five Planning Commission Representative Sammy Smith, and District Five School Board Representative Sherry Ragland will be present at both meetings. The town hall meeting for District Five will be held from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church. The church is located at 12977 West James Anderson Highway in Buckingham. The meeting for District Two will be held from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Dillwyn Volunteer Fire Department; the fire department is located at 15896 South James Madison Highway. All county residents, especially those who reside in Districts Two and Five, are encouraged to attend.
Buy Fresh, Buy Local
The Heart of Virginia Chapter of Buy Fresh, Buy Local, which includes Buckingham County, will have their annual meeting on Thursday, January 23 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Southside Virginia Community College Workforce Development Center in Keysville with an inclement weather date of Thursday, January 30. The theme of the meeting will be “Going to Market with Buy Fresh Buy Local” and will entail an organizational overview, review of accomplishments, and enumeration of future goals. Additionally, the meeting will showcase farmer’s markets, on-line cooperative markets, produce auctions, restaurant sectors, and value-added products where Buy Fresh Buy Local members can expand their marketing efforts to increase business. To pre-register or for more information, contact the Old Dominion Resource Conservation & Development office at 434-547-0540.
The Buckingham Charge Youth Group will hold a drive-thru spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Friday, January 24 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Browns Chapel United Methodist Church. With drive-thru service, there’s no need to order in advance making it easy to pick up dinner on the way home! The meal includes home-cooked spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert, and a beverage. The cost for the meal is by donation, and all funds will be used to help the youth attend a church retreat at Eagle Erie Conference Center in Lynchburg this March. For more information or if you would like to join the youth at this retreat, contact Brenda Marks at 434-547-8344 or Pastor Bob Jennings at 434-983-2000. The church is located at 1711 Gravel Hill Road in Dillwyn.
Central Virginia Investors Business Daily (IBD) Group will meet for a free monthly lesson on investing in the stock market following the strategies of William O’Neil, founder of IBD. Each meeting includes a review of current market conditions as well as a selected stock analysis. This month, the group will continue its discussion of Portfolio Management including how many stocks to own, how to maintain a watch list, post-analysis, and recordkeeping. This group is excellent for beginners who want to learn as well as experienced investors. The meeting will be on Thursday, January 23 from 7 p.m.–9 p.m. at the Buckingham County Public Library located at 1140 Main Street in Dillwyn. Contact Tim McManus for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Scottsville Lion’s Club will host a bingo night at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29 at the Scottsville United Methodist Church. The cost is $1 per card per game, or you can purchase 5 cards for $4 per game. Proceeds from the event will be used for eyeglasses and hearing aids for those who cannot afford them. The church is located at 158 Main Street in Scottsville.
VA Vineyard Meeting
The Virginia Vineyard Association will hold their 2014 Annual Technical Meeting from Thursday, January 30 to Saturday, February 1 at the Omni Charlottesville Hotel in Charlottesville. This three-day event is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning about or joining Virginia’s grape industry. The meeting will include a wine reception and tasting, a beginner growers’ workshop, industry updates, and lecture sessions on management, disease prevention, and the latest research. Pricing for the event includes the option to attend the meeting for Thursday only, Friday and Saturday only, or all three days. For more information or registration, visit www.virginiavineyardsassociation.com or call 276-728-5905.
VA Biological Farming Conference
The 2014 Virginia Biological Farming Conference will be held Friday, January 31 to Saturday, February 1 in Richmond Virginia. Sessions include diverse offerings such as growing cool season vegetables, sustainable farming, small scale production, humane and free range animal production, honeybee management, edible landscapes, collaborations between brewers and bakers, women in agriculture, and many more! If you’re interested in Virginia Grown, organic, natural, heritage or sustainable farming, this conference has something for you. Registration is open until Monday, January 27. To register, go to www.VABF.org/tickets. If you have questions or need more information, contact email@example.com or call 804-519-1620.
The Buckingham County High School is hosting a FAFSA event on Saturday, February 8 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Career and Technical Building. The event provides free, professional assistance on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as the FAFSA. Parents, high schoolers, college students, and adults who plan to attend college during the 2014-2015 academic year should attend. In order to successfully complete the FAFSA, the following items are required: social security number; driver’s license number (if applicable); 2013 Federal income records (including income tax returns and W-2 forms); 2013 untaxed income records; current bank statements; business, investment, and mortgage information and records; business and farm records; and alien registration card (applies only to non-U.S. citizens). Please contact Sue Miles at 434-969-6160 if you have any questions.
Arts & Crafts Exhibit
The Woman’s Club of Buckingham County GFWC invites all artist and crafters to participate in their upcoming 2014 Arts and Crafts Exhibit at the Buckingham Art Center. This annual art show will accept artwork and crafts in the following categories: oil, watercolor, acrylic paint, photography (color only), digital photography (color only), collage, mixed media, stained glass, graphics, counted cross stitch, crochet, embroidery, knitting, needlepoint, quilting, sewing, ceramics, pottery, holiday ornaments, jewelry, rubber stamping, shell craft, toile painting, weaving, and scrapbooking. This event is open to all members of the community, including students. All submissions will be accepted on Saturday, February 15 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Buckingham Arts Center; please bring your submission prepared for display. The exhibit will open to the public on Sunday, February 23, beginning with an open house reception from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., and will remain on exhibit until Sunday, March 2. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Agnes Cramer at 434-983-2115.
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