Church and Community Events calendar
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.
STUDY GROUP, 7 p.m. sponsored by the HUMUH Buddhist Center at Prince Edward Community Library, 1303 W. Third St., Farmville. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call (800) 336-6015.
VETERAN’S SERVICES, A representative for the Virginia Department of Veteran’s Services will be in Farmville on Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Barbara Rose Johns Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library, 1303 W. Third St. Services will be offered to veterans and their families.
WOMEN’S OUTDOOR WEEKEND, at Holiday Lake while learning the outdoor skills you’ve always wanted to master. Meet at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center, 1267 4-H Camp Road, Appomattox. The program is open to women ages 10-adult (under 18 must attend with a participating parent). This program offers classes in archery, awareness, basic camping, basic car care, fishing (license required), cold weather survival, edible/medicinal plants, handgun, kayaking, map and compass, orienteering, outdoor cooking, rifle and self-defense. Prices include all meals Friday dinner through Sunday lunch, lodging and all instruction. Check out the details and register at https://www.holidaylake4h.com/wow.php.
VA HUNTER SKILLS, at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center, 1267 4-H Camp Road, Appomattox. This is a family camp open to ages 11 and up (11-18 must attend with a participating parent). This program offers classes in rifle, shotgun, muzzle loading, pistol, archery, turkey hunting, small-game hunting, deer hunting, predator hunting, recovering wounded game, preserving wild game harvest and wild game cooking, along with many more. Prices include all meals Friday dinner through Sunday lunch, lodging and all instruction. Check out the details and register at https://www.holidaylake4h.com/vahunterweekend.php.
16TH ANNUAL CATFISH TOURNAMENT, sponsored by Halifax Volunteer Fire Department at Staunton River State Park Picnic Shelter No. 2, with all of the raffle prizes. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m, captains’ meeting at 6:30 p.m., fish from 7 p.m.-2 a.m. There is a $50 boat registration fee, optional $10 big fish fee, and optional $5 for five boats and a five-minute head-start fee. Pay back 40 percent is first place; 20 percent, second place; and 10 percent, third place. Lady angler and junior angler awards will also be awarded. There will be food, drinks, T-shirts, 50/50 tickets and raffle prize tickets for sale.
GARDENS GALORE AND SO MUCH MORE, 10-11:30 a.m. Free help with your garden, mentoring, introductory classes, site prep and design and vegetable plants at 1506 S. Main St. (next to Belk). Everyone can be a backyard gardener. Sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND HIKES, along the Spur Line Trail or Camp Paradise Trail with a park ranger. The Spur Line Trail Hikes will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. and on Sunday at 1 p.m. Camp Paradise Trail hikes will be on Saturday, from 2 p.m. and on Sunday at 3 p.m. These hikes are moderately strenuous in places and will be approximately a mile and a half to two miles in length on hilly terrain. Though this hike is a family event, strollers are not well-suited to the terrain. Bring water and your camera. A $4 parking fee applies.
TOWN HALL EVENT, 6-8 p.m. of the Prince Edward Branch of the NAACP at the Farmville Train Station. The event will an open dialogue about what the community believes needs to be done in the public schools, law enforcement, employment and/or other topics and suggestions about what we can do to make our community better. Light refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend and participate in this exciting opportunity.
SPRING REVIVAL, 7 p.m. at Jericho Baptist Church, 615 Franklin St. Preachers will include the Rev. Mark Devins, the Rev. William Thomas and the Rev. Ryland Robinson. The Rev. Dr. James H. Taylor is senior pastor.
NARFE TO MEET, 11:30 a.m. at the La Parota Grill, 1503 S. Main St., Farmville. All current and retired federal employees, as well as Farmville United Methodist Church seniors and interested Farmville residents, are invited to attend. Following a Dutch Treat luncheon, the speaker, historian Jimmy Hurt, will present slides and movies on “The Floods of Farmville.” More info, call Duane Benton at (434) 315-0060.
29TH ANNUAL CREWE HOMECOMING FESTIVAL 5-9 p.m. at Hooper Park, Crewe. Fun for all ages, free admission, hot dogs, food, etc. for sale. On Saturday from 9:30-11:30 am., join in at Crewe Community Center for friends, family and food. All-day celebrations include, arts, crafts, food, music and entertainment from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Carolina Avenue and music, food, vintage cars and Civil War reenactment at the Crewe Park and Railroad Museum. The parade will begin at 3 p.m. on Carolina Avenue with Steve Winn as grand marshal.
FREE MUSIC EVENT, at Bear Creek Lake State Park with a live performance from the Dixie Road Bluegrass Band. The music will take place Friday from 5-7 p.m. A daily parking fee of $4 per vehicle will apply. The event will be held rain or shine. Limited picnic table seating will be available, so show-goers are encouraged to bring their own chairs.
PARKS DAY EVENTS, State Parks will feature kid-friendly programs and visitors to a state park on Saturday will receive a coupon for a free return trip to any Virginia State Park. Participating parks in the area include, Bear Creek Lake State Park, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., which is offering a guided hike, educational programs and self-guided activities; High Bridge State Park, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., which is offering educational programs, crafts, games, geocaching and a hike; Holliday Lake State Park, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., which is offering a variety of educational programs, crafts and exploration of the creatures of the lake; Sailor’s Creek Battlefield State Park, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., which is offering a variety of educational programs, including becoming a Civil War soldier for the day; Twin Lakes State Park, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., which is offering guided hikes, live animal shows, fishing, games and more. For more information, call (434) 392-3435.
ANNUAL CHICKEN SUPPER, 5-7 p.m. sponsored by the Prospect Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary at the firehouse, 45 Campbell Hill Road, Prospect. The meal will include marinated grilled chicken, potato salad, green beans, coleslaw, bread, dessert, tea and lemonade. The cost is a donation at the door. Carryout will be available. Everyone is invited to attend.
CHOIR ANNUAL STATE RALLY, 6 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church Choir, 14167 Farmville Road. The guest group will be Anthony Tucker and Soldiers of Christ. All are invited to come worship.
MEETING, 6:30 p.m. of the Farmville Jack Garland American Legion Post 32 and Legion Auxiliary at the Thomas Hardy Graham VFW Post, 1616 Graham Road, Farmville. All members and prospective members are asked to attend.
ANNUAL RAINBOW TEA, 4 p.m. hosted by the Apostolic Faith Church of All Nations at the church, 1358 Sheppards Road, Farmville. Tickets for the Tea are $20. The church invites everyone to come out to enjoy dinner and a great evening of music and fellowship. The colors this year are red, sponsored by Pastor Betty Jones; yellow, sponsored by Evangelist Wendy Jones; blue, sponsored by Elder Royal; and green, sponsored by Mary Jones. Come out and support one of these team captains dressed in their color.
BENEFIT PROGRAM, 3 p.m. sponsored by The Starlight Gospel Group for Deacon Laura Craft, at High Bridge Baptist Church, 2526 Lockett Road, Rice. All are invited.
20TH ANNUAL FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY, 11 a.m. at Midway Baptist Church, 837 Guinea Road, Farmville. This year’s theme is “God, the Father of Believers” with scripture reference from Romans 8:36-39. Pastor Irma T. Watson will deliver the morning message. All are welcome.
24TH PASTOR ANNIVERSARY, 4 p.m. in honor of the Rev. Dr. Maurice and First Lady Finney. Preacher for the service will be the Rev. Dr. James H. Taylor III, senior pastor of Jericho Baptist Church, Farmville. A repast will be served after the service.
ANNUAL WOMEN’S DAY, 3 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church, 14167 Farmville Road. Minister Hilda T. Foster of Gravel Hill Baptist Church will be the guest preacher. All are invited to come worship.
VAN TOUR, 10 a.m., with State Geologist David Spears, for a geologic detective mission. Those who attend will embark on a van tour along the trail from Rice to Farmville. There will be a hike under High Bridge to see the foundation stone that supports the brick piers and explore some depressions that may have served as brick kilns. After lunch, those in attendance will drive across High Bridge to Farmville. Participants need to dress appropriately for the weather and wear closed-toe shoes. The cost to ride is $25 and includes a box lunch and beverages.