Community tree lighting

Published 9:45 am Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Are you interested in raising your own sheep or goats? Want to start a sheep and goat meat enterprise? A workshop will be held at Curdsville Community Center, 122 School Road in Dillwyn, on Dec. 13 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sheep and goats can be raised to provide meat, milk and fiber.

They can also be raised for 4-H projects, clearing brush from an area, or simply as pets. If you are interested in raising sheep and goats for meat, this class covers all the basics you need to start your enterprise. A local producer and Virginia State University’s Extension Specialist and Researchers will review the basics of: starting a farm business, including insurance, tax and legal considerations, health of sheep and goats, reproduction and hands-on activities. Limited to 25 participants so register today. To register, visit the calendar of events as for Dec. 13 or call Mollie Klein at (804) 524-5960.

A beekeeping workshop series will be held at the Buckingham Extension Office. Are you a new beekeeper? Have you been raising bees for some time now? Or are you just considering beekeeping? No matter the reason, come and learn from other beekeepers in Buckingham and surrounding counties. On Jan. 17 at 7 p.m., join the session on the introduction to beekeeping. Hive equipment, bee ordering and installation will be covered on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. Beekeeping panel with local experts will be held on March 21 at 7 p.m. And during an April session, date and time to be determined, join a hands-on session working with a hive. Pre-pay at Buckingham Extension office when registering for these classes. Please register by Jan. 5 to Buckingham Extension or call (434) 969-4261.

Buckingham Girl Scouts are hosting a drive through donation event on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday Dec. 3 from 9 a.m.-noon at the old Dillwyn Primary School on U.S. Route 15. All donations will be accepted, such as new toys, gently used blankets, shoes, gloves, coats and nonperishable foods. For more information, contact Tiffany Edinger by email at

Village Christmas Market will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. each day at the Historic Village at Lee Wayside, 84 Lee Wayside Road, Buckingham. Lunch is available. Arts, crafts, jewelry, ornaments, Amish baked goods, Christmas cookies, gift ideas and more. Come enjoy a day at the village for no admission charge. Also enjoy period decorations and live music.

Buckingham County’s 27th annual Community Tree Lighting will be held on Friday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. at the courthouse. Bring in the holiday season with this event to include: Buckingham County Junior ROTC and the high school band with singing by Sarah Garceau; Buckingham County preschool and elementary students; and a surprise guest.

The Housewright Museum Christmas Open House will take place on Dec. 1 — after the tree lighting ceremony — and Dec. 2 and 3 from 1-4 p.m. The theme is “Vintage Baskets, Boxes and Tins” The Housewright Museum is located across from Buckingham Courthouse. Call (434) 547-2296 for more information.

American Legion Cumberland Post 269 is now taking orders for 6” potted poinsettias through Nov. 30. Pick up will be the afternoon of Monday, Dec. 4 at the Cumberland Extension Office parking lot. The plants make wonderful Christmas gifts or could decorate your house or church. To order, call Joan Blakely at (804) 492-9144.

Sherri Wise is the columnist for the Buckingham Bulletin. Her email address is or phone (434) 983-1393.

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