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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.


SIGNED VCBF BOOK GIVEAWAY at Farmville and Dillwyn branch libraries. Children and teens checking out library materials will be given tickets to enter a drawing for autographed books featured at the Virginia Children’s Book Festival. Ten different books for varying ages are up for grabs, so head to your local library. Questions, call (434) 392-6924 ext. 112.


RAINBOW TEA AND HAT SHOW, 4 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Middle School Cafeteria sponsored by the Moton Museum.

TAR WALLET’S ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL, 2-5 p.m. at Tar Wallet Baptist Church, Cumberland. Bouncy houses, free games, brunswick stew, etc. with trunk-or-treat from 4:30-5 p.m. All are welcome.

BIRDING WALK, 9 a.m. meeting at the Appomattox Wayside parking area.

STEW FUNDRAISER, noon at Fitzgerald Memorial Baptist Church, 14 Fitzgerald Road, Cumberland. Call (804) 492-5151 for more information.

ANNUAL MEN’S DAY, 5 p.m. of the Apostolic Faith Church of All Nations, 1358 Sheppards Road, Farmville. Guest singers will be the Royal Supremes of Farmville with Pastor Marvin Oliver of the Pilgrim Baptist in Amelia.

GOSPEL CONCERT, 4 p.m. at Peaks Baptist Church, Prospect. The Prodigal Sons and Daughters will be in concert. All are welcome.


4-H CSI MYSTERY CAMP, Campers ages 9-13 will get the chance to work with local law enforcement to solve several mysteries at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center, Appomattox. Contact your local extension office by Oct. 6.


COMBINED FIFTH SUNDAY SERVICE, 10 a.m. at Farmville United Methodist Church, corner of High and Randolph streets. All are invited.

28TH ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. of The Singing Stars Gospel Singers of Saxe at the Central Middle School, Charlotte Court House. For more information, call (434) 579-7644.

TRUNK OR TREAT, 5:30 p.m. at Payne Memorial United Methodist Church, 1 Stoney Point Road, Cumberland. There will be games, crafts, food and lots of candy. We would love to see your costumes.

THE AGECROFT STORY, 3 p.m. at the Hampden-Sydney Atkinson Museum. Learn about how Agecroft Hall was moved from Lancashire, England, to Richmond. Learn why T. C. Williams Jr. chose the house to become the centerpiece of his new development, Winsor Farms. Open to the public.

DEACONS AND TRUSTEES CONFERENCE, 3 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, in Cartersville. The service will honor several members for their faithful and dedicated service to the Conference over the years. New Hope Baptist Church is located at 1909 Cartersville Road.

FALL FAMILY FUN NIGHT, 6 p.m. at Hatcher Baptist Church. Trips to the pumpkin patch, kids singing, puppet quartet performing and lots of other happenings. Refreshments and fellowship to follow. Church is located at the corner of Gravel Hill Road and Trents Mill Road.


FORUM, 6 p.m. with law enforcement at the train station.

CANDIDATE FORUM, 6-9 p.m. of the 59th District House of Delegate at the American Civil War Museum in Appomattox. It is open to the citizens and voters of all five counties, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Nelson and Albemarle. Voters will have the opportunity to write questions for the moderator to ask during the forum.


PUMPKINS ON THE PLAZA, 4:30 p.m. in Downtown Farmville. This event will feature pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, crafts, games, music and more. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of High Bridge Trail.

ANNUAL TRUNK OR TREAT, 6 p.m. at the Centenary UMC and Arvonia UMC of the James River Charge. Centenary will be hosting theirs at the church on Route 20 in Buckingham County and will also be having games, food and a prize for the best decorated vehicle. Arvonia will also be having food and games as well as the candy give out at the Church in Arvonia down past the Arvonia Post Office. Everyone is welcome.

HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARADE, 4-5 p.m. Main Street, Farmville. Line-up at 3:45 p.m. Free and open to the public.


DEMENTIA TRAINING WORKSHOP, 9 a.m. at the Woodland Community Center. Free and open to the public. Call (434) 392-5005 for more information.

LEAF PICKUP BEGINS for the Town of Farmville. Leaves must be out by 7:30 a.m. on the first scheduled day of your collection week. Rake your leaves to the curb or to property line near your street. To find your area, dates and times, you can visit the town’s website at https://farmvilleva.com/.


CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, 2 p.m. at Brookview.


PET ADOPTION, noon-4 p.m. sponsored by the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park at the North Carolina Monument pull off, Route 24 within the park. Attendees will be able to meet and interact with dogs from the local animal shelter.

FIRST PRAYER BREAKFAST, 9 a.m. at The New Hope Baptist Church of Keysville. Reverend Ruby Grey will be the speaker for this glorious event. Everyone is invited to join us.

CHICKEN AND PORK BARBECUE DINNER, 4-8 p.m. at the Darlington Heights Fire Department. Come out and support your fire department.


SENIOR CHOIR ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at Jericho Baptist Church, 615 Franklin St., Farmville. Everyone welcome.

2ND PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY, 2:30 p.m. at First Liberty Baptist Church for Pastor, Rev. Tanya Richardson. Guest speaker will be Prophet William Coleman, Live Life Ministries, Gordonsville with The Anointed Voices, Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in concert. A fellowship meal will take place immediately following the service.


11TH ANNUAL BAPTIST WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER, 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Dillwyn. The theme for is a continuation of last year’s program “Arise, Shine for Jesus” focusing on our communities. Guest will be a representative from Madeline House.


FILM SCREENING, 6 p.m. of “Get Out” at the Moton Museum, 900 Griffin Blvd., Farmville.


7TH ANNUAL ART SHOW AND SALES, 10 a.m. sponsored by The Pamplin Area Legacy Supporters (PALS) in the freight room of the Pamplin Depot. Local artists will be exhibiting and selling their work from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Homemade chili, cornbread and cookies will be on sale.


ANNUAL MISSIONARY PROGRAM, 3 p.m. at The High Bridge Baptist Church. The Faithful Redeemers Gospel Group will perform in concert. Missionaries are asked to wear white. All are invited.

ANNUAL WOMEN’S DAY, 3 p.m. at Sulphur Spring Baptist Church. Wendy Lyle Jones of Apostolic Faith Church of all Nations will be the speaker.


PROGRAM, THE ART OF SCIENCE, 7-9 p.m. at the Farmville/Prince Edward Community Library presented by Dr. Walter Witschey of Longwood University. Dr. Witschey brings his background in physics and anthropology to give a subjective tour of how central art is to modern science.


4H AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM, 3:30 p.m. Junior Master Gardner’s: The Culinary Edition in the Prince Edward County Extension Conference Room. Space is limited.


CANNING WORKSHOP, 9 a.m. at the Prince Edward County Cannery, 7916 Abilene Road, Farmville. Space is limited. Those interested are advised to contact Caitlin at (434) 392-4246 for more information.


HEARING LOSS SUPPORT GROUP, 1-2 p.m. at Longwood’s Speech, Hearing and Learning Services, 315 W. Third St., Farmville. Topic will be new hearing technologies and solutions. RSVP to (343) 395-2369 or shis@longwood.edu.