Community events

Published 9:29 am Thursday, October 13, 2016

OCT. 14

CRC CONTINUES UPDATE, 10 a.m. at the Piedmont Health District Office, in the Prince Edward County Courthouse, 111 South St., Conference Room 1, Farmville. CRC staff will work with local officials, and interested citizens and stakeholders, to update mitigation strategies for the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. For more information, please contact Todd Fortune at (434) 392-6104.

OCT 15

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5K NIGHT TRAIL RUN, at the James River State Park. Registration information can be found by visiting

HIKE UNDER HIGH BRIDGE, 1:30 p.m. Total distance is about 1 mile. The trail is not suitable for strollers. Wear appropriate footwear. Call (434) 315-0457, or email for more information. $4 parking fee applies at River Road and Camp Paradise parking lots.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS RECEPTION, 1 p.m. at Union Branch Baptist Church. This is primarily a fundraising event. There will be survivor testimonials, praise dancing, poetic recitals, soloists and more. There will be a reception in the church fellowship all afterward. Everyone is invited.

WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST, 9 a.m., at Midway Baptist Church in Cumberland. Service will begin at 10 a.m. Guest minister for Fellowship Breakfast will be Rev. Sybil F. Jones, First Lady and Associate Minister, Sharon Baptist Church, Farmville.

OCT. 16

124TH CHURCH ANNIVERSARY SERVICE, 3 p.m. at Lone Oak Baptist Church, 9908 Lunenburg County Road, Keysville. The Rev. Elmus Morgan, pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in Kenbridge, will be the guest preacher. The church invites other pastors and church families to join them in worship. Dinner will be served following the service.

THE BATTLE OF HAMPTON ROADS, 2 p.m. at the Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park Visitor Center. The featured speaker is renowned historian, author, philanthropist and current director of the USS Monitor Center & Foundation, John Quarstein.

SENIOR CHOIR ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m., New Hope Baptist Church on 2072 Abilene Road, Keysville, Va. A light meal will be served after the program. Everyone is welcome to join us for an afternoon full of uplifting praises.

OPEN HOUSE, 1-5 p.m. Southside SPCA, 7352 Patrick Henry Hwy, Meherrin. Free food and drinks, tours of the shelter, prize wheel, T-shirts for sale, and tickets for raffle baskets. Top Dog and Cat-in-Chief candidates will be revealed from the “primaries,” and who will continue on into the general election. Don’t forget to check out the candidates and cast your votes:

TWO TOURS AT HIGH BRIDGE, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., walking tour of one of the four forts constructed to guard the approaches to High Bridge during the American Civil War. The fort is located on the Prince Edward side of High Bridge off of the south shoulder of the trail. For more information contact, or call (434) 315-0457.

SENIOR CHOIR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, 3 p.m. at Mt. Ellis Baptist Church, 8409 George Washington Hwy., Keysville. There will be many choirs joining in the celebration to praise the Lord through song. Everyone is welcome to attend. Pastor Lloyd S. Weskey Sr. and the entire congregation look forward to your presence on this day. Additional information may be obtained by calling (434) 736-9917.

WOMEN’S DAY, 11 a.m., at Midway Baptist Church. Guest minister will be Minister Eurika Tyree, associate minister of Rocky Mount Baptist Church, Cumberland. Theme will be “Fit For The Fight.” All are welcome. The Rev. Irma T. Watson is pastor.

DEACONESS INSTALLATIONS, 11:30 a.m. during the regular worship service at Mount Nebo Baptist Church in Farmville. Celebration the installations of deaconesses Wilma Word and Brenda Welton. Dinner will be served at 2 p.m. and a dedication service at 3 p.m. All deaconesses are asked to wear white. The Rev. Tammy Mitchell will bring forth the word.

110TH CHURCH ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church of Prospect. The guest speaker will be the Rev. William Glover, Silver Grove Baptist Church, of Rustburg, accompanied by his male chorus. All are invited.

OCT. 17

FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL, 1 p.m. at James River State Park, with a 5K at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of James River State Park. The festival will include wagon rides, outdoor movie, haunted trail, bonfire, pumpkin carving and painting, cornhusk dolls, candle dipping and more. Brunswick stew, barbeque and slow-cooked Boston Butts will be available for sale. Contact Joanne Absher at by Oct. 12 to order a Boston Butt for a cost of $35. Race information can be found at

CIRCLE OF INTERFAITH PRAYER AND SONG, 5 p.m. at the Buckingham County Administration Building, 13380 West James Anderson Hwy., Buckingham. Hosted by the Friends of Buckingham in opposition to the proposed ACP compressor station.

FUNDRAISER, 5-7 p.m., at Buffalo Wild Wings to benefit the Randolph District Volunteer Fire Department. Buffalo Wild Wings will give a percentage to the department on their sales for those two hours. There will be a fire truck available.

OCT. 19

BLOOD DRIVE, noon-6 p.m., at Heritage Hall Nursing Home, 9 Brickyard Drive, Dillwyn. The American Red Cross is urging everyone to donate during October to support cancer and other patients in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

OCT. 20

AMERICAN LEGION POST 32 MEETING (NEW LOCATION), 7 p.m. at Thomas Hardy Graham VFW Post 7059, 1616 Graham Road, Farmville, for Farmville Jack Garland American Legion Post 32 and its auxiliary. There will be a drawing for the Legion’s raffle at 7:30 p.m. All members and prospective members are asked to attend.

OCT. 21 AND 22

SEEKING ACTORS FOR HAUNTED TRAIL at Twin Lakes State Parks for the 2016 Haunting on the Lake. The event will take place from 6-10 p.m. each night. There will be a volunteer orientation from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 16 to get more information on the event, and to see where they will be placed on the trail. For more information or to sign up, call (434)-392-3435 or email

OCT. 22

BRUNSWICK STEW / BAKE / CHURCH-WIDE YARD SALE, beginning at 8 a.m. at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1835 Cumberland Road, Farmville. Stew should be ready to sell by the quart at 11 a.m. There will also be hot dogs with fixin’s for sale. Stew will be $7 per quart; baked goods will be priced individually. The community is invited to participate in the yard sale. For space, call the church at (434) 392-7244, 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday-Friday.

FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Jones Chapel Baptist Church, 947 Trents Mill Road, Cumberland. Featuring games and prizes, pony rides, hayrides, inflatables, caterpillar walks and vendors. A yard sale will begin at 7 a.m. There will be free food and more.

INDOOR YARD AND BOOK SALE, 7 a.m. to benefit the Randolph District Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary at the firehouse, 2145 Cumberland Road. If you wish to donate any items, call Nancy at (434) 391-1250. Please do not drop at the firehouse as there will not be someone there at all times.

OCT. 24-25

HUNTER EDUCATION CLASSES, 6-9:30 p.m. at Cartersville Rescue Squad, 1667 Cartersville Road. Must register online and take online portion of class prior to class date. Sponsored by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

OCT. 28, 29 and 31

BURKEVILLE ASYLUM, starting at 7 p.m. above the Burkeville Library. $6 per victim. Bring a donation of two cans of cat or dog food and receive a $1 discount. Also, register for a chance to win a 40-inch HDTV — $1 per ticket. Caution: strobe lights will be in use. For more information, call (434) 394-8549.

OCT. 29

HEART OF VIRGINIA FREE CLINIC STEW / CHILI FUNDRAISER, noon-3 p.m. at VFW Post No. 7059, South Main Street in Farmville, next to Farm Credit. Take-out: quart of stew, $8; quart of chili, $7.50. Eat in: Lunch, $5. Meal includes stew or chili, bread/crackers, dessert and drink. To place an order, call the clinic at (434) 315-5701.

DOG WASH FUNDRAISER, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Family Dog, 7831 Green Bay Road in Rice, in exchange for a donation to the Southside SPCA. Nail trims and doggy spa will be available.

OCT. 30

5TH SUNDAYS AT FARMVILLE UMC, 10 a.m., combined worship services and a sharing of a meal, each month throughout the year. Come together for praise and fellowship.