Benefit for library is March 18

Published 9:06 am Thursday, March 9, 2017

Are you in favor of a new, more spacious library in Buckingham? If so, here’s your chance to get involved. A benefit fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 18 to support a new, larger library in Buckingham County. This St. Patrick’s Day benefit will include an evening at the Buckingham VFW Hall, located at 14405 W. James Anderson Hwy., which will become an Irish pub, serving traditional pub snacks and featuring music by Central Virginia’s finest Irish Band, Sean Fír.  

Doors open at 6 p.m. and festivities will commence at 6:30 p.m. and continue until 8:30 p.m. Ticket price includes two servings of beer or wine, non-alcoholic beverages and pub snacks. Tickets are $30 each or two for $50. Buy at the door, from a member of the fundraising committee, or at the Buckingham County Public Library, 1140 Main St., Dillwyn. For further information, email or phone Pat Howe at (434) 969-4886.

Stay in shape at the Central Virginia Community Health Center. The fitness center offers a variety of activities for the entire family, including: Saturday, Free Yoga at 11:30 a.m.; Monday, free use of gym all day; Tuesday, Tai Chi at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, Yoga at 5 p.m.; and Thursday, Body Attack at 6 p.m. Call (434) 581-3271, ext. 10601 for questions or more details.

Congratulations to Buckingham Elementary School on establishing a chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS)! The Buckingham Elementary School chapter of the NEHS is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in two areas of initial evaluation: scholarship (academic achievement) and responsibility. Way to go Buckingham Elementary School!

February was a busy month at Buckingham County Primary School! On Feb. 7, the second annual spelling bee was held with all second graders. The winner this year was Tanner Haines. In recognition of Black History Month, a celebration was held with guest speaker Joyce Gooden. Gooden shared a meaningful history of black history in Buckingham and around the country. The students displayed their Black History Month projects and read information about famous black Americans. And the month would not have been complete without celebrating Read Across America week from Feb. 27- March 3. A nationwide reading celebration takes place each year on March 2 to honor Dr. Seuss’ birthday. On Monday, Feb. 27, the week was kicked off by inviting some community members to take part in reading to the students. Second-grade students traveled to Hampden-Sydney College on Tuesday, Feb. 28 to celebrate their love for reading. The rest of the week was filled with traveling readers, character days and of course the famous Seussabration!

Buckingham insurance agent David Wise is co-sponsoring a free estate planning workshop with the Virginia Cooperative Extension-Cumberland office on Thursday, March 16 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and again from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Cumberland Extension office at 1548 Anderson Hwy., Cumberland. Learn how to retain control of your assets, avoid probate, minimize settlement costs, conserve your assets from catastrophic illness and protect your estate from creditors, predators and disgruntled family members. Learn about wills, revocable living trusts, and limited liability companies. Special guest speakers include James Seidl, estate attorney, and Thomas Hill, CPA. Register by March 13 by calling the Cumberland Extension office at (804) 492-4390 with your choice of workshop times.

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