Church and community events

Published 7:40 am Thursday, January 24, 2019

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@


GUEST PREACHER, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 16 Horsepen Road, Farmville, will be the Rev. Cedric Gayles. Service is 11 a.m. on the second and fourth Sundays. Service on the third Sunday is Hour of Power from 9-10 a.m.

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COMPULSIVE EATERS ANONYMOUS, 10-11 a.m. HOW meetings will be held at the Farmville Presbyterian Church, 200 W. Third. St., Farmville for help recovering from compulsive eating. For more information contact Debbie at (518) 248-7220 or Joan at (434) 607-1576.


FRIDAY MOVIE, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Buckingham library. Movie: Pete’s Dragon.

MONTHLY MEETING, 1 p.m. of the MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) at the Riverside Café in Farmville. All active, former and retired military officers and spouses are welcome to attend. Program topics are geared toward military interests and issues.

OPENING RECEPTION, 5:30-8 p.m. for the LCVA winter exhibitions. The exhibitions will be on display from Jan. 26 through March 31.

COMMUNITY BINGO NIGHT FUNDRAISER, 6:30 p.m. at Buckingham County Elementary School. Proceeds benefiting the Carter G Woodson K5 PTO. For more info and prize details, visit us on Facebook @ CGWPTO.

OPEN-MIC CABARET WITH LP, 7 p.m. at the Upchurch University Center first-floor lounge stage. Headliner poet Sha’Condria “iCon” Sibley will perform alongside students in an open mic forum.


TEFAP FOOD DISTRIBUTION, 8:30-10 a.m. at Delma’s Pantry. Send any questions to

CLOTHING GIVEAWAY, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Tearwallet Baptist Church, Anderson Hwy., Cumberland.

WORKSHOP, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. entitled Chinese Seal Painting at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts in Farmville by textile artist, Mary Swezey.

LITTLE KIDS WINTER SOCIAL, 2 p.m. at Tearwallet Baptist Church, Anderson Hwy., Cumberland for children eight and under. Refreshments will be served.

MOVIE, 5 p.m. at Upchurch University Center Soza Ballroom entitled BlacKkKlansman, an African-American police officer from Colorado Springs, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.

GOSPEL BLUEGRASS CONCERT, 6-8 p.m. at Sandy Creek Baptist Church, 25450 E. Saylers Creek Road, Jetersville featuring Appalachian Express along with the Sandy Creek Gospel Bluegrass band. Also making their debut appearance, Last Chance. Admission is free. A love offering will be taken.


MALE CHORUS 4TH ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at Peaks Baptist Church, 1948 Peaks Road, Prospect. Guest will be the White Oak Grove Baptist Church male chorus of Phenix, Sulphur Spring Baptist male chorus of Pamplin and Mt. Zion Baptist male chorus of Red House. All are welcome.

LECTURE, 3 p.m. at the Hampden Sydney Atkinson Museum, by Trent Nicholas, What You Always Wanted to Know About Postmodern Art. The lecture is free and open to the public.


A MATTER OF BALANCE, 10 a.m.-noon at the SCOPE Center, 505 Griffin Blvd., Farmville sponsored by Piedmont Senior Resources. Classes are held once a week on Tuesdays for eight weeks. Learn to control falls, set goals to increase activity, change environment to reduce falls and much more. For more information call (434) 767-5588.

FREE TAX PREPARATION, for taxpayers with incomes under $50,000. Clients sign up for appointments by calling the public library at (434) 392-6924. Sessions are held Tuesday 2-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Clients should bring photo ID, all family Social Security Cards, all tax materials received, refund deposit information, and if possible a copy of last year’s returns. Additional volunteers needed. Call Ellery Sedgwick at (434) 392-3588 for information. Sponsored by IRS.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Centra PACE, 1530 South Main St., Farmville. Offered by Centra PACE this program offers a caregiver support group to help caregivers. Angela Edmonds, clinical social worker with Centra PACE will facilitate the meeting. You do not need to be part of the PACE program to attend.


VOLUNTEER DRIVER TRAINING, 1-5 p.m. at Piedmont Senior Resources, 1413 Main St., Farmville to assist in driving seniors to local medical appointments. For more information call Jordan Miles at (434) 767-5588.

TASTE OF FARMVILLE, 5-8 p.m. sponsored by The Rotary Club of Farmville at the Fireman’s Sports Arena. If you would like to have a booth, email admin@ farmvilleareachamber. org for more information.


BRUNSWICK STEW, 7-10 a.m. at the Rice Volunteer Fire Department just in time for the Super Bowl. To reserve, call (434) 392-8737 or contact any Rice fireman.

SOUP KITCHEN, 11:30 a.m. at Tearwallet Baptist Church, Anderson Hwy., Cumberland. Enjoy a bowl of delicious hot soup and crackers. Free to the community.


PUPPY LOVE VALENTINE’S DINNER, 4-9 p.m. sponsored by Southside SPCA at Merk’s Place, 2106 W. Third St., Farmville. A portion of all food sales between these hours will be donated to animals of the SPCA.


CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, 2-3 p.m. for families and caregivers of persons living with dementia at Brookview at the Woodland, 2005 Cobb St., Farmville.

MARGARET WATSON BIRD CLUB MEETING, 6:30 p.m. at the Barbara Rose Johns Community Library in Farmville. Refreshments will be served. Milkweed and monarchs will be the topic.


VOLUNTEER DRIVER TRAINING, 1-5 p.m. at Piedmont Senior Resources, 1413 Main St., Farmville to assist in driving seniors to local medical appointments. For more information call Jordan Miles at (434) 767-5588.

SPAGHETTI DINNER & SWEETHEART RAFFLE, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Randolph District Vol. Fire Dept. The sweetheart raffle will consist of five different prizes. Tickets will be on sell at the dinner or you can buy in advance from any auxiliary member. You do not have to be present to win. Any questions call Nancy at (434) 391-1250.


BRUNSWICK STEW, 8 a.m. sponsored by Pamplin Eastern Star at the Pamplin Fire Department. Advance order requests for pickup may be made by calling Shirley Moore at (434) 390-0651, Brenda Richardson (434) 248-5780, or Clara Elder (434) 808-9763.

BLUEBIRD HOUSE BUILDING WORKSHOP, 10 a.m.-noon at the Bear Creek Hall in Bear Creek Lake State Park, Cumberland County.

VALENTINE MAKING FAMILY WORKSHOP, 10:30 a.m. at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts at the intersection of Third Street & Main Street, Farmville. This program is free and open to the public.

SEMINAR, 11 a.m. for married and singles for conversations about love and relationships at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church hosted by Pastor Timothy Woodson. Lunch provided.


BEEKEEPER’S SCHOOL, 7-9 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Extension Office. A hands-on session is tentatively planned for a date to be announced since it is weather-dependent. Cost will include all classes and two books. Pre-registration is required. Grant money is available. Classes are presented by the Heart of Virginia Beekeepers. For more information or to register, contact Mary Jane Morgan at (434) 315-1433 or email wmorgan476@

BREAKFAST MEETING, 9-10:30 a.m. for landowners in Amelia, Nottoway and Prince Edward counties at the Crewe Fire Department, located at 1105 West Virginia Avenue. The meeting will cover what to know before building a pond, such as required permits and construction considerations. Register by Friday, Feb. 8. To register, call Charlie Wootton at (434) 392-3782 ext. 128. The series is hosted in partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.