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Community yard sale is Aug. 19

The Central Virginia Community Health Center is having a community yard sale and 5K run Aug. 19. If you would like to rent a space for the yard sale or register for the 5K, you can do so in the gym. There will be great prizes for the run and the yard sale is always a great success. There are lots of games and crafts featured inside and outside the gym, so make sure you bring the children. Call the center for more information at (434) 581-3271, ext. 10601.

Edamame Field Day is set for Aug. 16 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with registration beginning at 9:45 a.m. This field day will give participants the opportunity to see the harvesting, sorting, cleaning, and packaging processes of edamame. Demonstrations will take place on a farm in Buckingham and at the VSU Edamame Shed behind the Prince Edward Cannery.

The day will end with a tour of the Prince Edward Cannery and a tasting of an edamame recipe. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact Virginia Cooperative Extension-Prince Edward at (434) 392-4246.

SAT tests will be held at Buckingham County High School on Aug. 26 at 7:45 a.m. Call the high school at (434) 969-6160 for more details.

A Farm Pond Workshop will be held Aug. 17 in the auditorium at County Annex, 100-A Tobacco St., in Lawrenceville, from 1:30-4 p.m. Learn about weeds and control, water quality and fisheries.

Bring a pond water sample for testing and pond weeds for identification. Please RSVP and call (434) 848-2151 with questions.

Holliday Lake still has a lot of the summer season left and a lot to offer. On Sept. 30, join them for the National Public Lands Day Lake Cleanup. The lake also offers many nights throughout the summer, including a program titled “Beneath the Surface” held at the T-dock near the beach. This fun activity includes grabbing a flashlight and exploring what lies in the depths of the lake. For more information on this and many other interesting events and activities, contact (434) 248-6308 or go online to www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/holliday-lake.

The Commonwealth Games is an Olympic-style amateur sports festival for male and female athletes of all ages and abilities. The concept of the state games movement is to provide an avenue for positive personal development through sports, to recognize dedication and achievement, to promote health, fitness and the camaraderie of competition.

The 2016 Games will feature the following sporting events: archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, baton, bowling, chess, equestrian, field hockey, figure skating, gymnastics, ice hockey, jujutsu, karate, lacrosse, mountain biking, rugby, running, shooting, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball and many more.

To be eligible, a participant must be a resident of Virginia for 30 days prior to the first day of competition or a student enrolled in a Virginia academic institution or U.S. military personnel of family members stationed at a base in Virginia.

Exceptions include those residing in adjacent states who belong to a club based in Virginia, which regularly competes in Virginia or those who are employed full time in Virginia.

Events days are through Nov. 17. In general, age division will be determined by the athlete’s age as of the first day of competition. For more information or dates for events, visit www.commonwealthgames.org.

Sherri Wise is the columnist for the Buckingham Bulletin. Her email address is wise.buckingham@gmail.com. She can also be reached at (434) 983-1393.

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