St. Patrick’s Day benefit set

Published 8:42 am Thursday, March 8, 2018

Concord Baptist Church is hosting an Annie Armstrong event on Sunday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the church. The event will include dinner, featuring special soups and sandwiches with a program to follow. All are invited. Cost is by donation. Concord Baptist Church is located at the intersection of Francisco Road and Deer Run Road at Sheppards.

Central Virginia Gold Prospectors (CVGP) will hold its next meeting on March 17 at 10 a.m. at the VFW Hall in Buckingham. CVGP is a nonprofit educational organization.

On Friday, March 16, the Buckingham Friends of the Library will host a St. Patrick’s Day benefit to raise funds for a new library in Buckingham County. On that evening, the Buckingham VFW hall, located at 14405 W. James Anderson Highway, will become an Irish pub, serving traditional pub snacks and featuring music by Central Virginia’s finest Irish band, Sean Fir. The evening will also include a silent auction. So “Get Your Green On” and enjoy a riotous good time and support a really great cause. All proceeds go toward furnishing and equipping a new library in Buckingham. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and festivities will commence at 6:30 p.m. and continue until 8:30 p.m. Tickets can be bought at the door, from a member of the Fundraising Committee, or at the Buckingham County Public Library, 1140 Main St., Dillwyn. For further information e-mail: bclfrc@gmail. com of phone Pat Howe at (434) 969-4886. First Bank sponsors the event.

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The first meeting of 2018 for the Buckingham Dillwyn Garden Club is scheduled for Monday at the Buckingham County Arts Center beginning at 10 a.m. There will be a business meeting followed by a program on “Decorating at the Executive Mansion.” Refreshments will be provided. For additional information, contact Barbara Wheeler at (434) 547-8997 or Glenda Harris at (434) 983-7673.

The next Buckingham County School Board meeting will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Window Room at Buckingham High School Career and Technical Center.

With time flying, summertime will soon be upon us. Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center has programs to offer, starting with a family camp from May 28-June 1. Family camp is an annual event at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center in Appomattox, Virginia. Participants youth and adults take three classes a day, one of which is specifically designated as a family activity. Classes offered include swimming, theatre, arts, nature, canoeing, forestry, archery and more. Afternoons and evenings are filled with special activities such as hikes, canoe trips, and campfires. Family, with one family in each rustic cabin or bunkhouse room, separates lodging. Space is limited to 25 families. Registration is now underway and will continue until all spots are full. To receive registration information, call your local Extension Office or Heather Benninghove at Holiday Lake 4-H Center at (434) 248-5444.

Spring can’t be far off as we set our clocks forward on Sunday at 2 a.m. It’s daylight savings time so we get an extra hour of sunlight in the evenings. What a wonderful sign that spring is on the way.

SHERRI WISE can be reached at; (434) 983-1393.

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