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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.

DECEMBER 1

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.

ANNUAL FISH FRY AND TRICKY TRAY RAFFLE, 5:30 p.m. of St. Andrew’s at 1916 Refields Road, behind the rescue squad in Appomattox. Food, live music, dancing and a traditional cake walk. To purchase or reserve tickets, call the office at (434) 352-7373 or email office.aca@ appomattoxchristianacademy.com.

DECEMBER 2-3

ANNUAL ANTEBELLUM SAINT NICHOLAS, 2-4 p.m. at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park. Arts, crafts and more. Free admission. Pictures with Santa available.

DECEMBER 2

EXPERIENCE THE HOLIDAYS, 10 a.m. in downtown Appomattox. Witness the living history of holiday time during the Civil War, enjoy fresh food and drink from local food trucks and restaurants and listen to live music from start to finish.

APPOMATTOX CHRISTMAS MARKET, 8 a.m. to meet your Christmas shopping needs, hosted by Appomattox Christian Academy and St. Andrew’s REC at 1916 Refields Road, behind the rescue squad in Appomattox. Follow this event on Facebook. For more information, call (434) 352-7373.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, 10 a.m. at Farmville Rehab and Healthcare Center. If interested in renting a space, contact Debbie at (434) 607-5601.

INAUGURAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY, 4-6 p.m. at Virso Recreation and Community Center, 688 Virso Road in Meherrin. There will be face painting, music, caroling, hot chocolate, coffee, chili soup and hot dogs. Santa Claus will be in attendance.

YOUTH CHRISTMAS PROGRAM, 3 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 16 Horsepen Road in Farmville. All are invited. There will also be a hat extravaganza.

LAST PRAYER BREAKFAST FOR THE YEAR, 9 a.m. at St. Douglas Baptist Church. Minister Rosa Bedford will be the guest speaker. All are welcome.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM, 3 p.m. at The Gill Hill Baptist. Appearing will be the New Bethel Steppers and Antioch Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome.

CHRISTMAS SHOPPE, 1-3 p.m. at Payne Memorial United Methodist Church. There will be gifts to buy for loved ones, hot chocolate and cookies, and free gift wrapping. Best of all Santa will visit. The church is located at 1 Stoney Point Road in Cumberland across from the Court House.

SPAGHETTI FUNDRAISER, 11:30 a.m. at Thomas Chapel UMC on Cartersville Road.

DECEMBER 3

FARMVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE 2 p.m. in Downtown Farmville. Presented by the Farmville Jaycees. This years’ theme is “A Disney Christmas.”

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE 2-4 p.m. at Red Hill. The Patrick Henry Auxiliary sponsors this event. Admission is complimentary, but donations would be appreciated.

DECEMBER 4

YEARLY CHRISTMAS DINNER, 6:30 p.m. of the Curdsville Community. There will be a choir singing carols. Small gifts will be collected at the event for the residents at Heritage Hall in Dillwyn such as books, soap, tooth brushes, hankies — unwrapped. All are invited to attend. Bring a covered dish. Turkey and ham will be provided. Location is 122 School Road.

DECEMBER 5

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AND SOCIAL, 5:30 p.m. at the Moton Museum Auditorium. This free community event will feature food, music, fellowship and the annual Prince Edward County Elementary School Holiday Art Exhibition. Additional parking is available across the street from Moton in the Southgate Center, along Griffin Boulevard.

BEEKEEPERS TO MEET, 7 p.m. The Heart of Virginia Beekeepers at the Prince Edward County Extension Office across from Lowe’s in Farmville. Program will be the annual holiday dinner, elections and more info about the Bee School. Bring a side dish to share. For more information call Mary Jane Morgan at (434) 315-1433 or visit Facebook.

DECEMBER 6

ADVENT SERVICES, noon with free lunch at Payne Memorial Methodist Church. The theme is “Lifting Up the Lowly.” Our speaker will be the Rev. Woody Wood and he will speak on the topic of He Sets the Prisoner Free. The church is located at 1 Stoney Point Road in Cumberland. All are welcome.

DECEMBER 7

QUARTERLY MEETING, 7 p.m. of The Cumberland Deacons and Trustees Conference at the Bethlehem Baptist Church. Deacons and Trustees of member churches are urged to attend. Bethlehem Baptist Church is located at 206 Cartersville Road in Cumberland.

DECEMBER 7-9

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, to be presented at the Jarman Auditorium, 201 High St., Farmville on Thursday, Dec. 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 9 at 10 p.m.

DECEMBER 8

COOKIES AND MORE EVENT, 8:30 a.m. sponsored by Farmville United Methodist Women, in the downstairs social hall of FUMC at the corner of North and High Streets. Lunches for dine-in or carry-out and variety of cookies, candy, baked goods, wreaths, centerpieces and seasonal crafts for sale.

DECEMBER 9

ADVENTURE HATS WORKSHOP, 10 a.m. with artist Annie Temmink in Winston Hall/ Viar Fine Arts Center at Hampden-Sydney College.

HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. downtown Farmville at the High Bridge Trail Plaza and visit Santa at the caboose.

BRUNCH WITH SANTA, noon, sponsored by The Randolph District Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary at the Fire House, 2145 Cumberland Road. See Santa and eat breakfast with him. Donate at the door to support the fire department.

DECEMBER 10

CUMBERLAND CHRISTMAS PARADE 2 p.m. in Cumberland Courthouse. This years’ theme is “A Cumberland Christmas — Caring and Sharing.”

COMMONWEALTH CHORALE TO PRESENT HANDEL’S ‘MESSIAH,’ 3, p.m. at the Farmville United Methodist Church, 212 High St. The performance is free of charge; no tickets are required. A free-will offering will be taken during intermission. For further information on performances call (434) 392-7545 or visit the Chorale’s website at: www. commonwealthchorale. org

GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA 3 p.m. at Petersville Baptist Church in New Canton. Special guests include the Jordan Sisters, of Richmond, Revelation of Farmville, choirs from Mount Pero, Little Zion and Rocky Mount Baptist Churches. Dr. Cavell Phillips will be the Master of Ceremony.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE, 10 a.m. at Appomattox Court House National Park. There will be a children’s craft station, music, hot coffee, refreshments and a visit from 19th century Santa.

OPEN HOUSE, 2 p.m. of The Cumberland County Historical Society at the Cumberland Museum located in the Old Clerk’s Office in Cumberland Courthouse. Little ones can visit with Santa Claus in the museum after the Christmas Parade to have refreshments.

DECEMBER 11

QUARTERLY MEETING, 7 p.m. of The Cumberland Missionary and Educational Conference at the Bright Hope Center located on Route 45 in Cumberland Virginia. All are invited

FREE CHRISTMAS CONCERT, 7 p.m. by the Heart of Virginia Community Band Jarman Auditorium at Longwood University. Featuring the sounds of the season for audiences of all ages to enjoy. More information visit our website at: http://heartofvacommunityband.org.

DECEMBER 12

VENDOR FOOD SAFETY WORKSHOP, 10 a.m. at SVCC. Some Topics include On-farm Safety Assessment, Risk Assessment Group Activities, Virginia Food Laws and Labeling Requirements. Register by Dec. 6 by calling or emailing Eric Bowen (434) 645-9315 or bowen@vt.edu.