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Plant a tree for Arbor Day

Want to celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree? On Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., the Woman’s Club of Buckingham County is sponsoring its annual tree giveaway.

With varieties selected by the Virginia Department of Forestry for the ability to thrive in Buckingham County, there will be redbud, persimmon, Norway spruce and white oak from which to choose.  

The trees are bare root seedlings with planting instructions and growing information available.  

The giveaway will take place at Robertson’s Auto on Route 15 near Sprouses Corner. Contact (434) 392-4456 for more information to the giveaway.

Since its founding in 1954, the Woman’s Club of Buckingham has been serving the residents of the county. Women of all ages are welcome to meetings on the third Thursday of each month at the Arts Center in Buckingham Court House. For information call (434) 969-2888 or (434) 969-4189.

As part of a series of April events in support of the Relay for Life, there will be a fishing tournament on Saturday at Holliday Lake State Park from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Hosted by Team Super Mario and Buckingham Bass Masters, the charge is $60 per boat; trophies will be awarded for first and second place finishes.

Lunch will be available.

Contact Debbie at (434) 210-0630 for more details or to register.

Several local restaurants are participating in Paint the World Purple activities by donating a percentage of proceeds to the 2016 Relay for Life of Buckingham and Cumberland.

Dine to support this worthy event at Frida’s Mexican Restaurant in Dillwyn on Tuesday and on Monday, May 2. On Wednesday, April 27, McDonald’s in Dillwyn invites you to dine with them from 5-8 p.m. 

For more information on upcoming events, visit www.relayforlife.org/buckinghamva.

The Buckingham County Arts Council is hosting its 26th annual Juried Art Show at the Art Center, 30 W. James Anderson Hwy., Buckingham Court House. Entries will be accepted May 9-10 from 1-5 p.m. at the art center.

An opening reception will be held Sunday, May 15, from 2-4 p.m. with the annual membership meeting to follow at 5 p.m.

All work in the show should be original and have been executed within the past three years.

First-place winners of a previous art council shows in any category are not eligible to win in this year’s show.

The “Best in Show” will receive $100, and the first place winners in each category will receive $50.

For additional information about the 26th annual Juried Art Show contact Sakina Sawtelle at (434) 969-2951.

JANET MILLER is a retired educator who enjoys poetry and painting. Her email is janet.miller@farmvilleherald.com.