Church and Community Events

Published 12:05 pm Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Friday. Items must be submitted by 10 a.m. Monday for that Friday’s calendar. Events should be emailed to


CIVIL WAR BOOK CLUB, will meet at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox, noon to 1 p.m. The Book Club meets the second Thursday of each month. There is no charge for attending the discussion and registration is not required. For more information, contact Josie Butler at (434) 352-5791, ext. 203 or email

BUDDHIST STUDY GROUP, 7 p.m. Prince Edward Community Library, 1303 W. Third St., Farmville. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call 1 (800) 336-6015.


FILM SCREENINGS, 2 p.m. every Friday in February at the Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library, focusing on “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle,” centered around “Freedom Riders,” “The Loving Story,” “The Abolitionists” and “Slavery By Another Name.” Each film will be followed by a discussion led by staff at the Robert Russa Museum. Refreshments will be provided.


PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY, 2:30 p.m. at the Midway Baptist Church for the Rev. Irma T. Watson. Praise and prayer service begins at 2:30 p.m. and worship service will begin at 3 p.m. The guest minister will be Elder Keven Caleb, pastor of Thessalonia Baptist Church in Bremo Bluff, along with his choir and ushers.  Midway is located at 837 Guinea Road in Farmville. All are welcome.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS FUNDRAISER, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Fishin’ Pig, 5169 Farmville Road, Farmville. The athletes will be there to help out. For more information, contact Bob Barnhill at (804) 513-7928 or

FEBRUARY MEETING, 10 a.m. of The Judith Randolph-Longwood Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution at the Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library in Farmville. The guest speaker will be Helen Person, a member of Judith Randolph-Longwood Chapter NSDAR. The topic of discussion and presentation is titled “Revolutionary Valentines.”

BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION, 3 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 1909 Cartersville Road. The theme this year is “Yet We Sing.” The musical celebration will be led by the Buckingham Community Choir. Other guests will include James Bryant, soloist from Charlottesville; Tony Cosby, from Richmond doing a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King; and the First Liberty Praise Dancers. Fellowship hour will follow the program.

BENEFIT VALENTINE’S DINNER AND MOVIE, 12:30 p.m. at Buckingham Baptist Church, 24234 N. James Madison, New Canton. Dinner will consist of spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, dessert and drink for a donation of $10. Eat-in or take-out. The movie, “Miracles from Heaven” will be presented at 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit the youth department. Pre-order dinner by calling (434) 581-3066.


ATLANTIC COAST PIPELINE EDUCATION FORUM, 2-4 p.m. at Buckingham County Middle School, 1184 High School Road, Buckingham, for the purpose of informing and educating the general public on landowner rights, environmental issues the Federal review process and economic impacts concerning the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Many speakers are planned for the event.


WINTER PROGRAM, 7 p.m. sponsored by High Bridge Trail State Park and the Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library. Ranger Bob Flippen will present a PowerPoint presentation detailing the construction of the steel bridge. The event will be held at the library.


SERENADE FOR LOVED ONE, by the Scottsville Lion’s Club. The club offers a rose, a cupcake and a song for $25, in person to a loved one at a place a determined within 20 miles of Scottsville. Payment may be sent to the Scottsville Lions Club, P.O. Box 691, Scottsville, VA 24590. For more information, contact (434) 953-2295.


VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION, will host a Southside Commercial Fruit Tree School and Private Pesticide Re-certification at the Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SPAREC) in Blackstone from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. Cost will be $20 with lunch and resources included. Please pre-register by Feb. 10, to the Nottoway County Extension Office at (434) 645-9315 or


WELCOME RECEPTION, 6-8 p.m. sponsored by the Friends of the Buckingham County Public Library and the Friends of the Farmville/Prince Edward Community Library for Rick Ewing, the new regional director of the Central Virginia Regional Library in the meeting room of the Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library. All are invited to attend to meet and welcome Ewing as he takes charge of the overall operation and direction of the regional library system.


EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE, 10:30 a.m. in celebration of Black History month sponsored by the Buckingham County NAACP at the Frances Redwood Center, 27294 N. James Madison Hwy., New Canton. Call Rev. Dr. George A. Bates, moderator at (434) 838-0516 for more information.

BLUEBIRD HOUSE BUILDING WORKSHOP, 10 a.m. at Bear Creek Lake State Park. A parent or responsible adult should accompany children. Pre-registration is required. There will be a limited number of kits available and couples/families may reserve a maximum of two kits. The workshop is free, but a donation of $10/kit will be accepted at the workshop. Registration may be made by contacting JoAnn Jones at (434) 547-9180 or

PANCAKE SUPPER, 5 p.m. sponsored by the Prospect Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary at the firehouse, 45 Campbell Hill Road. The meal will include pancakes, sausage, bacon, apples and a drink. The cost is a donation at the door. Everyone is invited to attend.

SPAGHETTI DINNER, take out from 4-5 p.m. and eat in from 5-7 p.m. at the Abilene Community Center. Proceeds will benefit the building fund. The meal will consist of spaghetti, tossed salad, homemade French bread, homemade dessert and a beverage. This event is sponsored by Beulah United Methodist Church. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance from any church member. Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children 10 and under. For more information, call Betty Gryder at (434) 223-8343.


BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM, 3 p.m. at Mercy Seat Baptist Church. Dr. Obery M. Hendricks Jr. will be the guest speaker. Hendricks is a visiting scholar at Columbia University, an emeritus professor of Biblical Interpretation at New York Theological Seminary and is an accomplished author. Hendricks is the son of the late Obery Hendricks Sr. and Willie B. Hendricks, formerly of Prospect and Charlotte Court House. Music will be rendered by a guest choir.


COMMUNITY MOVIE NIGHT, 6 p.m. at the Farmville Prince-Edward Library sponsored by New Century Hospice to raise awareness about end-of-life healthcare conversations. The movie shown will be “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End,” based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande. The event is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact (434) 395-1042.


COMMUNITY MEETING, 6 p.m. at Prince Edward County Middle School to discuss ways to help youth resist pressures which may influence them to experiment with drugs, join a gang or conduct themselves inappropriately on social media sites. Organizers will discuss the Crisis Intervention Program (CIT), an initiative to assist people who may experience a mental health crisis. There is no cost associated with this event and light refreshments will be served.