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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.


ICE CREAM SOCIAL, 6:30 p.m. at Oakwood United Methodist Church, 1291 Columbia Road, Columbia. Donations accepted for Jacque Akasa and Wings of Caring Covenant Missionary Democratic Republic of Congo. Come, be part of an exciting evening of fun. All are welcome.

ANNUAL REUNION COOKOUT, 1 p.m. of the Farmville Allstars Baseball team at the 800 block of Hill Street in Farmville. All former coaches, players, and fans are welcome to attend.

CLOTHES CLOSET, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Goshen Baptist Church parsonage, 2381 Axtell Road, Howardsville. Children and adults clothing, free of charge.

FREE DANCE, 6-8 p.m. sponsored by Farm Use Old Time String Band, Town of Pamplin and High Bridge Trail State Park Routes of Rhythm.


HOMECOMING, 11 a.m. at Oakwood United Methodist, 1291 Columbia Road, Columbia. Dinner to follow the service. The Rev. Jim Radford, our new Pastor, will be the speaker. Welcome all.

BARK AT THE PARK, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. hosted by Bear Creek Lake State Park and the Friends of Cumberland County Animal Control, Inc. to find homes for as many pets as possible at the Lakeside Picnic Shelter. Pet must be sterilized within 30 days of adoption with proof of the surgery submitted to Animal Control. The event is free, but daily parking rates apply. For information, call (804) 492-4410. The park is located at 22 Bear Creek Lake Road, Cumberland.

OLD-TIME FELLOWSHIP SERVICE, 11 a.m. at Wilcks Lake, sponsored by Mt. Moriah Upper Room Baptist Church in Tuggle. The Rev. James Holcomb will be guest preacher. All are welcome to join us for service or come after your church service. The Rev. Stanley Wesley is pastor.

HOMECOMING, 10 a.m. at Rocky Mt. UMC, 236 Rocky Mt. Road, Dillwyn. Smokey Wilson will perform with lunch to follow. Revival will be held Tuesday – Friday with prayer and praise at 7 p.m. and sermon at 7:30 .m. Different speakers each night. Welcome all.


ACTIVE PARENTING GROUP TO MEET, 5-7 p.m. at Crossroads Community Services Board, 216 Bush Drive, Farmville. Space is limited. Call (434) 392-9461 to register. The group will also meet on Sept. 11 and 18.

BEEKEEPERS TO MEET, 7 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Extension Office across from Lowe’s in Farmville. State Apiarist Keith Tignor will speak about “Mite-A-Thon” and also the meeting of the Eastern Apiary Society. Anyone who has bees or is interested in bees is welcome.


REMEMBRANCE VIGIL, 6:30 p.m. hosted by the Southside Center for Violence Prevention/ Madeline’s House in memory of Madeline at Wilck’s Lake in Farmville. Candlelight service at 7:30 p.m.

QUARTERLY MEETING, 7 p.m. of the Cumberland Deacons and Trustees at the Little Fork Baptist Church. Deacons and Trustees of member churches are urged to attend.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, 2-3 p.m. for families and caregivers of persons living with dementia at Brookview at the Woodland, 2005 Cobb Street, Farmville. For information contact Marion Kyner at (434) 392-6106


ADVANCE AMERICA BLOOD DRIVE, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 1818 Peery Drive, Farmville. Walk-ins welcome. Bring ID. Call (434) 391-3893 for appointment.


BAKED POTATO DINNER, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Randolph Fire Department, 2145 Cumberland Road. Menu will be baked potatoes, salad, desserts, coffee and iced tea. Donate at the door to support the fire department.

100 MEN IN BLACK PROGRAM, 3 p.m. sponsored by The Kappa Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. at Jericho Baptist Church, 615 Franklin St., Farmville. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Cavell Phillips, Assistant Pastor of the Richmond Christian Center. Theme will be “Dressed for the Test” (Ephesians 6:10—17). The event will benefit Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s). Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

CUMBERLAND COMMUNITY MARKET, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Payne Memorial Methodist Church at 1 Stoney Point Road in Cumberland across from the courthouse. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Tables will be set up inside and outside. For more information contact Lisa Davis at (804) 387-2356 or by email at lisa.blanton62@ gmail.com.

EVERYBODY’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, 3 p.m. at High Bridge Baptist Church, Rice, presenting the “Bad Men of the Bible.” Wear the color of your birthday season; spring, green; summer, blue; fall, red and winter, white.

IN CONCERT, 5 p.m. at Fitzgerald Memorial Baptist Church, 14 Fitzgerald Road, Cumberland, will be gospel singer Smokey Wilson.

2018 ROUTES OF RHYTHM MUSIC TRAIL, 3-5 p.m. at Bear Creek Hall, featuring Ivan Appelrouth. Rain or shine.

DELMA’S PANTRY, 8:30 – 10 a.m., 1550 Anderson Highway, Cumberland. This is a change of date due to the Labor Day holiday.


WOMEN’S MINISTRY ANNUAL CELEBRATION, 3 p.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church. Pastor Sherrie L. Garrett of Beulah African Methodist Episcopal Church will be the guest preacher.

HOMECOMING, 11 a.m. at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, South James River Hwy, Route 56. Lunch will follow. Speaker will be George Schaffer.

CUMBERLAND LANDFILL AWARENESS GROUP TO MEET, 3 p.m. at Cumberland County Community Center, 11 Davenport Road, Cumberland,


WATER TESTING KITS. Pick up kits from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Prince Edward Extension Office.


MONTHLY FELLOWSHIP, noon – 1 p.m. at Payne Memorial United Methodist Church, 1 Stoney Point Road, Cumberland. Theme, “Choosing Life.” Speaker will be the Rev. Helen Cannon and the topic will be The Quest For Wisdom. All are welcome.


MEETING, 5:30 p.m. of the Piedmont Alliance for the prevention of Substance Abuse at the Farmville library. Learn how to fight the current opioid epidemic and other substance abuse/ misuse issues.


GRAND OPENING, 10 a.m. – noon for Delma’s Wellness Center. The Wellness Center is a community exchange program for durable medical equipment and will be located inside of the Delma’s Pantry building.

COMMUNITY YARD SALE, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. sponsored by Cumberland Community Cares. Call (804) 517-8454 for more information about the event and to claim a yard sale space. The American Legion Cumberland Post 269 will be selling its barbecue chicken.


101ST BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, 11 a.m., hosted by the Robert Russa Moton Museum in partnership with First Baptist Church, to honor the Rev. L. Francis Griffin. The Reverend Griffin’s youngest son, the Reverend Eric Griffin, pastor of Saint Stephen United Church of Christ in Greensboro, North Carolina, will deliver the morning’s message. Everyone welcome.


CANDIDATES FORUM, 7 p.m. at the Buckingham Agricultural building for the Circuit court clerk election. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates and enjoy a meet and greet reception after the forum. All are welcome to attend.

FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT TOUR, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. hosted by the Cumberland Extension Office and the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the State Forestry Department. Lunch provided for a fee. Pre-register at https://goo.gl/forms/ ve8ySiRJB1tzbiPf1 or call the Cumberland Extension Office at (804) 492-4390.


VIRGINIA PESTICIDE COLLECTION PROGRAM, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Farmville Southern States, 182 Smi Way, Farmville, for disposal of unwanted and outdated pesticides.


BOOK SIGNING, 5:30 p.m. at the Moton Auditorium, 900 Griffin Blvd., Farmville for Shirley Robertson Lee, Trails & Trailblazers. Books will also be available for purchase at this event.


CVA MEMBERSHIP PICNIC, 4-7 p.m. at the home of Paul and Lisa Hoffman, 988 Sulphur Spring Road, Prospect.

MOTON FASHION SHOW, 4:30 p.m. at the Moton Auditorium, 900 Griffin Blvd., Farmville. Proceeds go to the scholarship fund.


160TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, 11 a.m. for Goshen Baptist Church, 2381 Axtell Road, Howardsville. All are welcome.


FREE WORKSHOP, 1-4 p.m., making bath and body products from your farm at the Prince Edward Extension Office.