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Church and Community Events

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 CommunityCalendar@FarmvilleHerald.com.

MAY 26

WHOSE CLUES?, 5 p.m. at the Clover Station Visitor Center, 1035 Fort Hill Tr., Randolph. Discover the plants and animals of the park while looking for clues of their existence along the Edgewood Trail. Learn how the plants and animals you find affect each other and our environment. Please wear shoes and clothing suitable for an easy hike. For more information, call (434) 454-4312.

MAY 27

SWAMP STOMP, 12:30 p.m. at the Clover Station Visitor Center, 1035 Fort Hill Tr., Randolph. Take a hike through the wetlands while learning about the types of wetlands and their importance to the environment. Then, plunge in with nets and buckets and try to catch and identify some of the critters that live there. Please wear clothes and shoes suitable for a short hike and wading in shallow water. For more information, call (434) 454-4312.

MAY 28

FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY, 3 p.m. at Peaks Baptist Church, 1948 Peaks Road, Prospect. Guest will be United for Christ gospel singers from Chase City.

CHOIR FEST, 3 p.m., of the Mass Choir of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Guest choirs will be Baptist Union Baptist Church and Zion Baptist Church of Dillwyn.

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE, 3 p.m., at Bethel Grove Baptist Church, Rice. The Rev. Robert Clark, from First Rock Baptist Church, Prospect, will be the guest speaker for this event.

FIRST PASTOR’S ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church.

ANNIVERSARY, 4 p.m. of The Gospel Travelers 58 plus years at Calvary Baptist Church, Prospect. Guest to include Forever Blessed, Sensational Harmonizers and others. All are welcome.

PASTOR’S AIDE ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church. All are welcome.

MAY 29

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE, 11 a.m., sponsored by The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Farmville Chapter 45. Guest speaker will be Teresa Roane, the State UDC Archivist in Richmond. Seating is limited, so bring a chair. The Confederate Cemetery is located across the Cumberland Bridge, north of Farmville.


FAMILY CAMP, at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center, 1267 4-H Camp Road, Appomattox. Family camp offers the chance for family members to bond with each other while at the same time experiencing their own level of independence in a safe environment. Participants take three classes a day, one of which is specifically designated as a family activity. Classes offered include swimming, theater arts, nature, canoeing, archery and more. Afternoons and evenings are filled with special activities such as hikes, canoe trips, and campfires. Check out the schedule, activities and details at www.holidaylake4h.com/familycamp.php.

MAY 31

CAN YOU FIND ME?, 10 a.m. at the Clover Station Visitor Center, 1035 Fort Hill Tr., Randolph. Explore the park while searching for the items on the scavenger hunt list. Learn about nature and the environment from the items you find. Those who find all the items receive a prize. For more information, call (434) 454-4312.


CANNING WORKSHOP, 6-8 p.m. at the Prince Edward Extension Office, located at 100 Dominion Dr., Farmville. Class topics include the science of canning, canning recipes, storage of canned goods and how to can with a pressure, hot water bath and steam canners. Call the Prince Edward Extension office at (434) 392-4246 or email at bowen@vt.edu for additional details. Be sure to save your spot and register for the class by May 26.

QUARTERLY MEETING, 7 p.m., of the Cumberland Deacons and Trustees Conference at Sharon Baptist Church, 1130 Plank Road, Cumberland. Deacons and trustees of member churches are asked to attend.


ARTS AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL, 10 a.m., at the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park in the park. The festival events will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. though the park will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The event is free and many of the activities will be hands-on, including several that are designed for children.

TRAILS DAY 5K RACE, 8 a.m., hosted by High Bridge Trail State Park. The out-and-back course will start at the Camp Paradise access to High Bridge Trail, off of Aspen Hill Road, 1.7 miles from Route 460. Walkers are welcome. All proceeds benefit the Friends of High Bridge Trail. For more information or to register, contact the Virginia’s Heartland Regional Visitor Center at (434) 392-1482, or High Bridge Trail State Park at (434) 315-0457.

RELAY FOR LIFE OF NOTTOWAY, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. at the Nottoway High School, 5267 Old Nottoway Road, Crewe.

CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM SERVICE, 10 a.m. at Spreading Oak Baptist Church in Arvonia. Pastor Rochelle Baily, of Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Columbia, will conduct the service.


ANNUAL MEN’S DAY, 4 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church, 14167 Farmville Road, Meherrin. The Rev. Dr. Robert A. Diggs Sr., Pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Petersburg, will be the guest speaker. His male chorus and church family will accompany him. All are invited.

JUNE 4-9

SIXTH ANNUAL COMMUNITY REVIVAL, 7 p.m., of The Greater Prospect Ministerial Association, Sulfur Springs Baptist Church, 1743 Sulphur Spring Road, Prospect will host these six days of revival. There will different ministers and their choirs each night. Everyone is welcome.


BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP, noon, at the New Century Hospice Office, located on the third floor of 201 N. Main St. in downtown Farmville. This group provides opportunities to connect with others experiencing grief and education about moving through the grief process. The group is free and open to all community members, but RSVP is required. Please contact the Rev. Amanda Hayes-Bowman at ahayes-bowman@newcenturyhospice.com or (434) 395-1042.


BARBECUE CHICKEN DINNER, 4:30-7 p.m. at the Randolph District Volunteer Fire Department, sponsored by the auxiliary. The menu will be barbecue chicken, baked beans, Cole slaw, desserts, coffee and tea. Donations will be taken at the door. Please come enjoy a delicious meal and support the department.

RELAY FOR LIFE OF FARMVILLE, 5-11 p.m. at Five County Fairgrounds, 209 Fairgrounds Road, Farmville.

JUNE 9-10

1977 and 1978 BCHS CLASS REUNION, a golf outing will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Farmville Municipal Golf Course at a cost of $30. The reunion will be held Saturday from 5-11 p.m. at The BARN, also at a cost of $30. BYOB. Casual attire. Come out for an evening of food, music and memories. For information, contact C.B. Morgan at email cboggsm@yahoo.com or text (443) 624-6877.


BICYCLE RODEO AND SAFETY DAY, 9 a.m. sponsored by the Farmville Police Department and Virginia State Park Police and VFW Post 7059 at the Farmville Community Marketplace, 213 North Street. The event will include bicycle safety instructions, proper park trail riding etiquette and free bicycle helmets for children (while supplies last). Police officers and VFW members will also be cooking hotdogs for the kids. For more information on this event, please contact Det. Sgt. David Ragland at (434) 392-9259.

COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR, 10 a.m. at EMPOWERMENT Temple 354 Wood Row Road, Pamplin. There will be HIV, glucose and blood pressure testing. There will be a mental health seminar and the Pamplin Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad will demonstrate CPR and Heimlich Maneuver. Centra Health will be on site to perform mammograms. Call (434) 243-5800 for additional information.


12TH CHURCH ANNIVERSARY, 5 p.m. at EMPOWERMENT Temple (formerly known as House of Prayer Family Worship Center) 354 Wood Row Road, Pamplin. The guest speaker will be Bishop Dwight Butler, Faith City Ministries, Altavista. For transportation, call (434) 248-5300.


PIEDMONT AREA VETERANS COUNCIL, 10:30 a.m., once a month at the Farmville VFW. You do not have to be a veteran to join. Businesses, healthcare officials, social services, church groups, nonprofits, individuals, active duty, state and federal agencies, community organizations, service organizations, veterans and their family members/caregivers, etc. are encouraged to attend.


SUMMER AT THE PARK WORKSHOP, 10 a.m., sponsored by the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, the American Civil War Museum-Appomattox and Wolfbane Productions for students ages 14-18. Students will study history and theatre with knowledgeable park rangers and the professional company of Wolfbane’s upcoming “Romeo and Juliet.” Tuition is $150 for the week and includes lunch, materials and two complimentary tickets to the show.