Summer Arts Camp set for July

Published 5:12 am Thursday, June 23, 2016

From July 11-15, the Buckingham County Arts Council will hold its annual Summer Arts Camp for young people ages 8-14.

The camp will be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Buckingham Art Center, located on U.S. Route 60 at Buckingham Court House, across from the Maysville Baptist Church. 

The cost is $35 per child, $30 for the second child, and $5 for BCAC members.

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The program offers a full range of art and educational programs with professional teachers working with your children. Included are commercial and creative art, cartoon drawing, dancing, drama, music, paper marbling, photography, tie-dyeing and Zen doodling. For additional information contact Sakina Sawtelle at (434) 969-2951.

Members of the New Hope Baptist Church, 1909 Cartersville Road, are pleased to announce that their annual revival will be held Monday-Thursday. The theme of the week is “Standing firm against opposition” with guest evangelist, the Rev. Dr. Earl L. Pendleton, assistant pastor of the Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church of Charlottesville.

Services will begin each evening at 7 p.m. with prayer and praise. Worship music will be provided by different local choirs. Pastor Donnie W. Brown and the entire church family look forward to having you worship with them.

In April 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a comprehensive and detailed approach to support farmers, ranchers and forest landowners in their response to address the causes of climate change.

Included in this approach are a range of technologies and practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase carbon storage and generate clean renewable energy through mitigation.

USDA’s strategy focuses on climate-smart practices designed for working production systems that provide multiple economic and environmental benefits in addition to supporting resilience to extreme weather, reduced emissions and increased carbon storage.

Through this comprehensive set of voluntary programs and initiatives spanning its programs, USDA expects to reduce net emissions and enhance carbon sequestration by over 120 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent per year — about 2 percent of economy-wide net greenhouse emissions — by 2025.

For more information on the Building Blocks for Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry, visit For additional information on ways to consider greenhouse gases when managing land, refer to the USDA Climate Hub webpage at

For more information on these or other details, contact Diane Lenoir-Giles at or call at (804) 287-1537.

Many thanks to all who have submitted news of events and happenings in the county. Let me know about your group and activities as soon as possible so we can spread the word to as many people as possible.

Janet Miller is a retired educator who enjoys painting and poetry. Her email address is