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Buckingham artisans featured in HOV Festival

On Saturday the 41st Outdoor Arts Festival is making a comeback at the Heart of Virginia Festival in Farmville featuring many central Virginia artisans.

Look for the work of David Spears, Jennifer Paxton Spears, John Kopf, Marianne Dennison, Liz Jones, Denise Bramhall, Jennifer Byrne, Nan Holt, Tray Eppes, Judy Ligon and Martha Louis, among 30 other artists. Located around the Longwood University Rotunda, the show will feature jewelry, paintings, photography, pottery, sculpture and woodwork. 

The Buckingham Friends of the Library will be raffling gift baskets during the May 14 Mayfest, at Buckingham’s Historic Village, 84 Lee Wayside Road, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. as a fundraiser for the New Library Building Fund. Gift baskets have themes of cats, dogs, gardening, bath and body and wines. Baskets are currently on display at the Buckingham Library, 1150 Main St., Dillwyn. Tickets will be sold at the library and at Mayfest where winners will be drawn at 3 p.m. Winners do not need to be present to win. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5. Purchase as many tickets as you like and take your chance on the basket(s) of your choice.

Historic Buckingham is looking for the best chili cookers for its Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, June 18. The winner will receive a $200 cash grand prize. For more information and a registration form, call (434) 969-4355 or email marthalouis60@gmail.com.

The Central Virginia Health Center, 25892 N. James Madison Hwy., New Canton, is hosting free public events this summer. There are Toddlers on the Move classes at 11 a.m. all summer and there will be a Kids in Motion Summer Camp July 13-17, Monday through Friday, for young people (ages 4-16) from 8 a.m.-noon.  Call the BMW Fitness Center for more information (434) 581-3271, ext. 10601.

We all can reduce the amount of trash in landfills by recycling whenever possible. Buckingham County Solid Waste Supervisor Lyn Hill reminds residents that aluminum recycling is possible on the third Saturday in January, March, May, July, September and November. Metal recycling bins are located at the Arvonia, Midway, and Dillwyn service centers. Glass is recycled at the Dillwyn site. In addition, there will soon be a plastics trailer at the Dillwyn site making it possible to recycle plastic bottles, milk containers and laundry detergent bottles. Styrofoam and plastic grocery/store bags will not be accepted. Plastics should be brought to the center in clear trash bags. If you have any questions about recycling, please call (434) 969-4242.

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