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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.


FALL DISCOVERY HIKE, 10 a.m. on Sundays at Bear Creek Lake State Park. Meet at the Lakeside diner kiosk. No pre-registration required. Parking rates apply. For more event information, call the park office at (804) 492-4410.


FELLOWSHIP STEW/ TRUNK OR TREAT, 3 p.m. Concord Baptist Church, 9637 Francisco Road, Farmville. Families and friends are welcome.

BRUNSWICK STEW/ BAKE SALE, 11 a.m. at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1835 Cumberland Road, Farmville. Stew to be sold by the quart.

BARK IN THE PARK, 10 a.m. at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park. Free admission. For questions call (804) 561-7510, or email sailorscreek@dcr.virginia.gov.

MEDICATION DISPOSAL, 10 a.m-2 p.m. at Cumberland Pharmacy,1756 Anderson Highway, Cumberland for all unwanted or unused medication. Sponsored by Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Cumberland County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, Cardinal Health and Cumberland Pharmacy.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS WORKSHOP, 10:30 a.m. in the Robert Russa Moton Museum located at 900 Griffin Blvd. in Farmville. This program is free and open to the public.

PUMPKIN CARVING AND FELLOWSHIP MEAL, 4 p.m. at Glenmore UMC, 7988 Howardsville Road, Howardsville. All are welcome. For more information call (434) 286-3812.

THE SINGING PREACHERS, 4 p.m. at Jericho Baptist Church, 615 Franklin St., Farmville. Presented by the senior choir.


GUEST PREACHER, 11 a.m. will be the Rev. Remmie Chew of Richmond at Forest Baptist Church of Meherrin. All are welcome to attend.

EMPTY BOWLS FUNDRAISER, 4 p.m. sponsored by the Longwood University Office of Citizen Leadership and Social Justice Education (CLSJE) in the Moton Museum Auditorium. All proceeds go toward the Virginia Extension Cooperative. Several different types of soups will be available.

ANNUAL SENIOR CITIZEN SERVICE, 2:30 p.m. at Flat Rock Baptist Church of Prospect. The Rev. Leon Jackson, pastor of the Zion Hill Baptist Church will be the guest minister. The Monroe Baptist Church Choir will render the music.

SERVICES, 11 a.m. at New Witt Baptist Church, located on Farmville Highway South, Farmville, where Rev. Winston Bland is Pastor, will have the Rev. Kimberly Ashton of First Baptist Church Farmville delivering the message. Music will be rendered by the New Witt Male Chorus.

MEN AND WOMEN’S DAY PROGRAM, 11 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 2014 Cartersville Road, Cartersville. Theme will be Health and Safety for Men and Women. Come out and enjoy a morning of fellowship, worship and praise.

COMMUNITY PUMPKIN CARVING, after the 10 a.m. service at Centenary UMC, 12347 S. Constitution Road, Scottsville. All are welcome.

ANNUAL PROGRAM, 3 p.m. of the Deaconess of Mercy Seat Baptist Church. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Sybil Franklin Jones, Associate Pastor of Sharon Baptist Church in Cumberland accompanied by the Sharon Baptist Church Choir.

GOSPEL PROGRAM, 3 p.m. at the Prince Edward County High School sponsored by The Craftsman Club. Different singing groups will perform.

PAWS AND BREWS COSTUME PARTY, 1 p.m. at Third Street Brewing, Company for your pets. Entry fee will be donated to the SPCA. Prizes awarded.


HOLIDAY HOPE, 3-4:30 p.m. at Centra Southside Community Hospital, 1705 E. Third St., Farmville, for those who have experienced the death of a loved one.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Centra Pace, 1530 S. Main St., Farmville.


ANNUAL TRUNK OR TREAT, 6:30-8 p.m. at Centenary UMC, 12347 S. Constitution Road, Scottsville. Enjoy cider, hot chocolate and candy.

TRUNK OR TREAT, 6 p.m. at Arvonia UMC, Arvon Road, Arvonia. All are welcome.

TRUNK OR TREAT, 6-8 p.m. at Cedar Baptist Church, 3932 Bell Road, Dillwyn

HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARADE/TRUNK- 0R-TREAT, 4:30 p.m. on Main Street in Farmville, beginning at the Prince Edward County Court House front lawn. Main street will shut down at 3:15 p.m.

PUMPKINS ON THE PLAZA, 4:30-7 p.m. immediately following the Downtown Halloween Costume Parade at High Bridge Trail State Park. This free, family friendly event will feature pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, crafts, games, music and more.


MEETING, 5:30 p.m. of the Piedmont Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse at Crossroads, 216 Bush River Drive, Farmville. Come out and join the fight against the current opioid epidemic and other substance abuse/ misuse issues affecting our communities. Contact Angela Cook at (434) 392-9461 extension 274, or Kathy Reed at extension 271 for more information.

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


TURKEY DINNER, 4 p.m. sponsored by Beulah United Methodist Women at the Abilene Community Center to benefit the UMW Missions Fund. Eat in 5-7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information call Betty Gryder at (434) 223- 8343.

AMATEUR RADIO CLUB MEETING, 10:30 a.m. at Pino’s Restaurant in Keysville for all who have an interest in amateur radio, whether you are an operator or would like to become an operator.

ANNUAL BIRTHDAY PROGRAM, 3 p.m. at Tearwallet Baptist Church. Special guests, Annie Minter and the Devine Voices and the Thirty Plus Praise Dancers. All are welcome.

MAYSVILLE BAPTIST FALL FESTIVAL, 4 p.m. at the Maxey Farm at 93 Village Lane in Buckingham Courthouse. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever with carnival games, a bounce house and treat bags for every child in attendance. There will also be a homestyle meal served, popcorn, cotton candy, hayrides, live music by Seeing Deep, corn hole and much more. This is a free event. Everyone welcome.

GOTV EVENT, 2-5 p.m. of the Prince Edward Democratic committee at Crute Stage in Farmville. It is family friendly, free to the public, and includes music, food and games.


HOMECOMING, 8:30-11 a.m. at Farmville United Methodist Church on High Street. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Dr. Peter Moon. The adult bell choir and an alumni choir will sing. If you would like to sing with the choir, arrive at the choir room by 10:30 a.m. A reception will take place at 9:30 a.m. to celebrate the return of friends near and far.

YOUTH EXPLOSION, 3 p.m. at of the Midway Baptist Church Youth Ministry at 837 Guinea Road in Farmville. The Rev. Irma T. Watson is Pastor. All are welcome.


FAMILY AND COMMUNITY LISTENING FORUM, 6-7:15 p.m. at the Prince Edward High School to hear Superintendent, Dr. Johnson speak and ask for feedback from citizens to continue to move forward.


SPAGHETTI DINNER, 4:30-6:30 p.m. sponsored by The Randolph District Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary to honor the Veterans. All veterans will eat free. All others, donation accepted. All proceeds support the fire department.


VETERAN’S DAY PROGRAM, 8:30-10:45 a.m. by the Buckingham Elementary and Primary Schools. The students will perform for community veterans and show their patriotism. The public is welcome to attend.


PRE-MEN’S DAY SERVICE, 3 p.m. of the Midway Baptist Church Men’s Ministry. The First Union Baptist Church Male Chorus of Richmond will be in concert. This year’s theme is “Men Maintaining Good Works” with scripture reference from Titus 3:7-10. Midway is located at 837 Guinea Road in Farmville. The Rev. Irma T. Watson is pastor.


MEN’S DAY, 11 a.m. of the Midway’s Men’s Ministry. Guest minister will be Minister James Hurt, Associate Minister of the Bethel Grove Baptist Church, Rice. Midway’s Male Chorus will render the music. Midway is located at 837 Guinea Road in Farmville. The Rev. Irma T. Watson is pastor.