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Calling all artists and crafters

The Buckingham County Art Council will host a Juried Art Show for the 29th year. It is open to all artists and crafters in the area. The show includes many categories, to include paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel; printmaking; fiber arts; sculpture; jewelry; and furniture. Entries will be accepted Tuesday from 2-7 p.m. at the Buckingham Art Center located at 30 West James Anderson Highway. A reception will be held Sunday, May 19, from 2-4 p.m. and is open to the public and artists. All work in the show should be original, executed within the past three years and not a first place winner in any category at a previous art council show. Best in Show and first place winners in each category will be awarded. For additional information contact Sakina Sawtelle at (434) 969-2951 or Agnes Cramer (434) 983- 2115.

The State Fair of Virginia is conducting its 26th annual wine competition to promote and showcase the Virginia wine industry, a vibrant and important element of agriculture in the state. All proceeds from the competition will benefit the State Fair of Virginia Scholarship Program. Since 2013, the State Fair has awarded 1,272 scholarships and has dedicated over $472,000 to youth education. This is a great way to get your new and established wineries involved in showcasing agriculture and the wonderful work being done around the state. In entering the competition, a winery agrees to send three bottles of wine (half bottles are acceptable). To qualify for entry in the 2019 State Fair of Virginia Wine Competition, a wine must be produced and bottled by a winery located within Virginia. Grapes must be grown in Virginia. The same wine may not be entered in more than one category. All wine entered must be commercially available to the public. All wines are judged double blind on the 100-point scale. All wines are judged in a single competition. All wine entries become the property of the State Fair of Virginia. All wines will automatically be entered in the State Fair of Virginia Label Competition. Entries are due by June 3 and delivery is easy, just drop it off at your local Farm Bureau office.

Junior 4-H camp will be held June 24-28 at the 4-H Holiday Lake Education Center. The camp is designed for campers ages 9-13. This year, sign up for classes will be online. Sign up will open at 6 p.m. Monday, May 20. For those needing assistance with this process, the Buckingham Extension office will be open May 20 from 6-8 p.m. and May 21 from 1-6 p.m. Sign up soon as this camp fills quickly.

State 4-H Congress will be held June 24-27 on the campus of Virginia Tech. The theme of Leadership and Citizenship will be introduced in a four-day program exploring career paths, learning leadership skills and much more. Transportation is not provided. This program is designed for ages 14-18. Participants must register online by 5 p.m. on May 16. Call (434) 969-4261 for details.

The Buckingham Library will hold a computer class featuring an introduction to Microsoft Word on May 15 at 11 a.m. On May 17, the movie Hook will be shown at noon as the feature film.

SHERRI WISE can be reached at wise. buckingham@gmail.com.

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