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Mayfest set for May 13

Mayfest will be held Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Historic Village at 84 Lee Wayside, two miles west of Sprouse’s Corner.

There is no admission charge. Historic Buckingham Inc. and Buckingham Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the event. The Farm Use Band will provide live music and several vendors will be providing food such as hot dogs, hamburgers, onion rings and much more. Come enjoy a buggy ride, enter a basket raffle, see the Maypole or take a look at the antique car show. View exhibits from the garden club, Ruritan Club, Boy Scouts, Future Farmers of America and many others. For more information, call Historic Buckingham at (434) 969-4355. Donations to Historic Village projects are always appreciated.

Buckingham Divas are hosting a prayer breakfast at Fork Union Baptist Church on Saturday from 9-10 a.m. Come support this fundraiser for Relay for Life. It’s not too late to form a team. Register at www.relayforlife.org/BuckinghamVA.

Sprouse’s Corner Ranch is hosting Friday night thunder IBRA speed and games shows on Friday, May 19. The shows begin at 5:30 p.m. The admission is $2 per person.

The Buckingham County Middle School Drama Team will present “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 16 at the school. Tickets will be sold at the door and admission is $4. The cast is a combination of students from grades 6-8, plus a backstage and art crew. Several solo and collaborative singing performances will be highlighted throughout the play as well. Lead actresses Rachel Barden will play Charlie Bucket and Meredith Delong-Maxey will portray Willy Wonka. Other cast members include Erin Webber, Justice Steger, Olivia Trimble, Alicia Bartlett, Latajha Gregory, Maggie Rumsey, Abby Dowdy, Max Ragland, Cole Auten, Kali Bickford, Abby Burgess, Haleigh Ragland, Paige Tubbs, Javion Vest, Dakota Flood, Minnie Wallace, Eve Moxley, Bryan Bartlett, Alex Martin, Hannah Davis, Jordan Dorrier, Cheyenne Eldridge, Karma Gaydon, Bayla Harris, Haylie Hucks, Jakaia Jones, Elly Abruyzzo and Piper Scialdo.

The program is solely funded by student fundraising and community donations as there is no budget allotted from the school. Sets and props are all handmade; the cast makes, purchases and puts together their own costumes and the crew runs lights and sound.

Come support the Dillwyn Volunteer Fire Department in its fundraising efforts. The fire department auxiliary is sponsoring a LuLa Roe event Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Come out to see the amazing inventory. The firehouse will be full of LuLa Roe and several consultants will be on hand and ready to help you find the perfect outfit.

Virginia Cooperative Extension Services is offering a concealed carry class Thursday. The class will feature David VanBuren, a member of SWAT Veterans for Instructors and graduate of the FBI Counter Sniper School. The morning session will be held at the BARN facility in Buckingham from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. with lunch provided. Cost is $65. Afternoon session is held at the Cumberland Extension office from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and the cost is $70. Bring your own firearm, ammo, safety goggles and ear coverings to the afternoon session. Without them, you will not be able to participate. Register for both sessions for only $110. To register, contact Rochelle Clabough at (434) 969-4261 or email at rclaboug@vt.edu.

Central Virginia Community Health Services encourages everyone to stay fit. Join daily activities, including Tuesday, Tai Chi at 10 a.m. and CIZE class at 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday is Yoga at 5 p.m.; and Thursday is Body Attack at 6 p.m.

Sherri Wise writes The Buckingham Bulletin. Her email address is wise.buckingham@gmail.com.

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