Church and community events

Published 8:51 am Thursday, March 30, 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


75TH ANNIVERSARY, noon at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center. The bath house ribbon cutting will be held. Reservations are required. Call the 4-H Center at (434) 248-5444 or RSVP online at


SEASONAL WINE AND BREW SERIES, 5-7 p.m. at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) located at 129 N. Main St. There will be complimentary appetizers provided. This event is presented by Tony Markland of Alcova Mortgage. To learn more, visit or contact the LCVA at (434) 395-2206 or at

BARBECUE CHICKEN DINNER, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Payne Memorial United Methodist Church, 1 Stoney Point Road, to help a Cumberland County family with some of their medical expenses from cancer treatments. Meal will consist of barbecue chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, rolls, dessert and a drink. Carry out is available. Please drop by and have a delicious meal, help out a family and make a donation for the meal.


SPRING “TWICE AS NICE” CHILDREN’S CONSIGNMENT SALE, 8 a.m. sponsored by the Prospect Volunteer Fire Department at the fire department, 145 Campbell Hill Road, Prospect. Items for sale will be newborn to teens. For more information, contact Pat at (434) 574-6538, Kathy, (434) 248-9218 or Linda, (434) 574-6579.


STARGAZING AT THE PARK, 7:30 p.m. sponsored by the Richmond Astronomy Club at James River State Park to show a variety of stars and explore many other things that glitter in the night sky. Bring your own binoculars or borrow them from the park to see these amazing wonders. In addition, there is a wagon ride to the beautiful Tye River Overlook leaving from the Canoe Livery at 5 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $3 per person or $8 per family for the wagon ride. Call (434) 933-4395 for more information.

PASTOR INSTALLATION, 3 p.m. at Spreading Oak Baptist Church, Arvonia, for Pastor Elect the Rev. Joseph C. Allen Jr. All are welcome.

KIDS EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA, 2-4 p.m. at 2723 James Madison Hwy., Bremo Bluff. Join us for a fun-filled, family party with egg hunts for all ages (toddlers-sixth grade), bounce houses, crafts and games! Visits with the Easter Bunny too! For more information, contact Riverside Campus, Becky Csomay, at

YOUTH PRAISE FEST 2017, 3 p.m. at New Store Baptist Church, 9637 Francisco Road, Farmville. Speaker will be Tiffany Spencer with Youth For Truth Street Ministries on concert. Host will be Dr. James Abbott Jr., pastor. Refreshment will be served.


SMOKEY WILSON GOSPEL SPECIAL, 11 a.m. at Fitzgerald Baptist Church. Open to the community.

CENTRAL VIRGINIA ARTS LECTURE, 3 p.m., “Post Modern African American Art by Art Historian,” Amanda Dalla Villa Adams. The lecture will be held at the Moton Museum in Farmville and is free and open to the public.

MOZART’S ICONIC REQUIEM, 3 p.m. performed by the Commonwealth Chorale at College Church, 418 College Road, at Hampden-Sydney College. The performance is free of charge; no tickets are required. The Commonwealth Chorale is led by Artistic Director Norma Williams and accompanied by pianist and composer Dr. R. David Salvage. For more information, call (434) 392-7545 or visit the Chorale’s website at or Facebook page at

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES, 10:30 a.m. at SafeHaven Christian Ministries, 505 Griffin Blvd., Farmville, the old SCOPE building. The pastor is the Rev. Gloria Eanes.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY, 11:30 a.m. at St. Douglas Baptist Church. Pastor, Rev. Wendell E. Brown will bring the morning message. Dinner will be served. All are welcome.

PROGRAM, 3 p.m. at Gill Hill Baptist Church, 1427 County Line Rd., Keysville. The Rev. Ronald Claiborne will bring the word and the Truth Deliver will render the music. Everyone is welcome.


FREE SPRING CONCERT, 7:30 p.m. by the Heart of Virginia Community Band at Wygal Hall (music building), Longwood University. Enjoy music from the stage and screen, the music of John Philip Sousa and other band favorites. Plus, a new piece featuring Neil Perry, tuba soloist.

CUMBERLAND BRANCH NAACP TO MEET, 7 p.m. at the Cumberland Public Library. All members are urged to attend.


BEEKEEPERS TO MEET, 7 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Extension Office across from Lowe’s in Farmville. Anyone who has bees or is interested in bees is welcome. For more information, call Mary Jane Morgan at (434) 315-1433 or visit Facebook.

YOUTH REVIVAL, 7:30 p.m. at Midway Baptist Church, 837 Guinea Road, Cumberland. Theme will be “Life is too Short.” Guest minister will be Minister Margo Bruce.


MEET, GREET AND EAT, 6:30 p.m. dinner and fellowship at Fitzgerald Baptist Church. Open to the community.

LENTEN SERVICES/LUNCHEON, noon, Payne Memorial United Methodist Church, 1 Stoney Point Road, Cumberland. The theme this year is “Tiny Faith—Awesome Grace.” The speaker will be the Rev. Lewis Brandt and the topic is “Enough Faith.” The lunch will be provided by members of the congregation.


CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, 2 p.m. for families and caregivers of those living with dementia at Brookview Lodge at The Woodland, 2005 Cobb St., Farmville. For more information, contact Marion Kyner at (434) 392-6106 or (434) 547-7850 or

REAL-TIME BATTLEFIELD HIKE, 4 p.m. sponsored by the staff of Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park. Join them as they hike in real time one of three battlefields which was the scene of fighting here 152 years ago, the historic Hillsman House. Visitors will participate in a minute-by-minute guided hike along the footsteps of the soldiers that fought the Battle of the Hillsman Farm. The hike will conclude at the Confederate Overlook trailhead. Visitors may return to the Hillsman House for a living history tour of that site. This family-friendly/pet-friendly event is free to the public.


STATEWIDE FISHING CAMP, at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center, 1267 4-H Camp Road, Appomattox. The weekend camp is open to children ages 9-13. No experience is necessary. Beginners welcome! Campers will learn knot tying, fishing safety, fish ID and casting techniques as well as all about fishing equipment and different types of bait. For more information or to register, visit

APRIL 8 & 9

152ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE SURRENDER AT APPOMATTOX, sponsored by The American Civil War Museum, with programs and demonstrations from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday, at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. All programs are included with museum admission. The museum is located at 159 Horseshoe Road in Appomattox. For more information, call (434) 352-5792 or visit online at


EASTER EGG HUNT, 9-11 a.m. the Randolph District Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is holding a breakfast with the Easter Bunny and egg hunt at the firehouse, 2145 Cumberland Road. The egg hunt will be at 10 a.m. Breakfast will be pancakes, egg casserole, muffins, juice, milk and coffee. Have children ages infant to 12 to bring their Easter baskets to collect the eggs. Please donate at the door to support the fire department. The auxiliary meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the firehouse. New members are needed and welcomed.

EASTER EGG HUNT, noon, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary 269 at 913 Old Buckingham Road, Cumberland. There will also be a flea market for our building fund. We have space for vendors for a small donation. Doors open at 8 a.m. For questions, call Joan at (804) 492-9144.

152nd COMMEMORATION OF THE BATTLES OF SAILOR’S CREEK, 10 a.m. at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park. This event will entail living history throughout the park. Experience Civil War soldier encampments and scheduled battlefield tactics. A caravan tour will be led by park manager and noted author Chris Calkins visiting key sites of the “Lee’s Retreat” driving tour. There will also be many living historians providing civilian and medical demonstrations at the historic Hillsman House. This family-friendly event is free to the public.

FISH FRY, 4-7 p.m. sponsored by the Piney Ridge UMC Relay for Life Team at the Pamplin Fire Department. Menu includes baked beans, coleslaw, hushpuppies, potatoes, hot dogs, desserts, tea, lemonade or water. Eat in or take out. Suggested donation is $7.

WOMAN TO WOMAN TRAINING DAY, 10 a.m. at EMPOWERMENT Temple COGIC (formerly House of Prayer Family Worship Center), 354 Wood Row Road, Pamplin. There will be presentations/workshops for women to come and be empowered and inspired in their daily lives. This is a free event and light refreshments will be served. Call (434) 248-5300 for more information.

FUNDRAISING STEW DINNER, 4-6 p.m. at Glenmore UMC, 7988 Glenmore Road, Buckingham. Donations accepted for Crystal Agee.