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Fall Farm Fest set for Oct. 7

Like to eat? Join the Fun with Foods program at the Buckingham Extension Office. Learn basic cooking skills, kitchen and food safety, and nutrition information while preparing a dish of food to take home. Due to limited oven space, most dishes will need to be baked after getting home. This class is for youth ages 8 and older and will be held at the Buckingham Agricultural Center from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Participation is limited to 15 youth per session. Youth may sign up for either the Tuesday series or the Friday series. Tuesday series will be held on Oct. 17, 24, 31, and Nov. 14. Friday series will be held on Oct. 13, 20, Nov. 10 and Nov. 17. Cost is $30 for the series. Those interested in registering or seeking more information are directed to call the Buckingham Extension office at (434) 969-4261.

The Buckingham Dillwyn Garden Club will meet Oct. 4 at Schuyler Quarry Gardens in Nelson County beginning at 10 a.m. For additional information, please contact Glenda at (434) 983-7673 or Jackie at (434) 969-4189.

Mark your calendar for Buckingham’s Fall Farm Fest on Oct. 7 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Historic Village, located 84 Lee Wayside in Buckingham, two miles west of Sprouse’s Corner. Enjoy seeing horses, calves, rabbits, chickens, lambs, turkeys and more. There will be buggy rides, games for kids, face painting, antique tractors, live music, great food, village blacksmith, plants, exhibits, vendors, crafts and more. Sponsored by Buckingham County Farm Bureau and Historic Buckingham, Inc. Admission is free. For more information, call (434) 547-2296.

Come out for an Indian Relic Show at the Historic Village on Oct. 14 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Come see amazing Indian relics.

Since Buckingham schools are back in session, please remember to update your contact information for the school if you are a parent of a school-aged child. It is important that the school be able to quickly reach parents in the case of an emergency. Parents’ phone numbers can change frequently, and this can cause a problem with the school’s instant alert system. It is very important to notify the school when you change phone numbers. Failure to do so could result in you being unaware of important information such as school delays, early dismissals or your child’s attendance.

Are you aware of the new hours at Buckingham County Solid Waste sites? The Route 655 site and the Arvonia site are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 6 a.m.-11 a.m. and from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Sunday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

The Dillwyn site is open Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m.-11 a.m. and from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Route 600 site is open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 6 a.m.-8:30 a.m. and from 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. The Route 56 site is open Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

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

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