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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.

NOVEMBER 22

MOAA MONTHLY LUNCHEON, 1 p.m. at Riverside Café, 522 N. Main St., Farmville. All active, former and retired military officers and spouses/widows are welcome to attend. Speaker will be Dr. Michael Lund, Professor Emeritus of English at Longwood University, a published author and director of Home and Abroad. We will also conduct the annual meeting this month.

ASHER PLEASANTS FUNDRAISER, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Randolph Volunteer Fire Department 2145 Cumberland Road, Farmville. If any questions contact Melissa Bailey at (434) 547-6630.

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY, 6-6:15 p.m. at the Downtown Plaza, Farmville. Other activities include a “Letters to Santa” table so that children can share their wishes with Mr. Claus and music provided by Prince Edward, Cumberland and Fuqua school bands. This event is hosted by Farmville Downtown Partnership and the Town of Farmville. We look forward to seeing you as we light up the holiday season.

FEEDING FARMVILLE, Deadline to register to receive a Thanksgiving meal. Must live within a 30 miles radius of Farmville. Call (434) 392-1875 to register. Volunteers are also needed to help prepare the food on Wednesday and Thursday morning and drivers are needed to deliver meals on Thursday morning. Anyone interested in volunteering can emailsecretary@stjohnsfarmville.org or call St. John’s church at (434) 392-1875.

NOVEMBER 23

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1301 Milnwood Road.

FAMILY FUN ICE SKATING, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. sponsored by the Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce at the Firemen’s Sports Arena. Children skate free.

BRUNSWICK STEW SALE, ready at noon, at New Life Assembly, 9 Mahan Road, Farmville with stew master Clinton Dalton. For pre-orders call (434) 392-6549.

THANKSGIVING DINNER, at Salem United Methodist Church, Ca Ira Road. Thanksgiving dishes, desserts and drinks will be served.

NOVEMBER 24

GUEST MINISTER, 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Baptist Church, Dillwyn, will be the Rev. Almeta Ingram Miller, daughter of Maggie Ingran and The Legendary Ingranettes* of Richmond. All are welcome.

GRIEFSHARE PROGRAM, 2-4 p.m. sponsored by Farmville United Methodist Church. Event is free with child care provided. Register by Nov. 15 by calling (434) 392-4686 or online at griefshare.org.

MEN’S DAY, 3 p.m. for the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Men’s Ministry of Dillwyn. This year’s theme will be “Men in Suits.” The Faith Redeemers Men’s Chorus, the St. Joy Baptist Church and other men’s chorus groups will be in concert. Come out and be blessed.

USHER’S ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at Jericho Baptist Church, 615 Franklin St., in Farmville. The Rev. Robert Jones, pastor of the Sharon Baptist Church, will be the guest preacher accompanied by his choir and ushers. All ushers are welcome.

FALL RALLY PROGRAM, 3 p.m. at Pilgrim Baptist Church. Special guests will be the Rev. Marquise Carlisle, Associate Pastor of the Pilgrim Baptist Church with musical guests God’s Chosen Ones. All are welcome and refreshments will be served.

THANKSGIVING DINNER, 5 p.m. at Cedar Baptist Church located at 3932 Bell Road in Dillwyn, followed by a Thanksgiving program. All are welcome.

NOVEMBER 26

PRE-THANKSGIVING SERVICE, 6:30 p.m. at First Liberty Baptist Church. All are welcome.

MEETING, 11 a.m. of The Piedmont Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors in the conference room of the Prince Edward County Agricultural and Natural Resources building located at 100 Dominion Drive, Farmville. The public is welcome to attend.

NOVEMBER 27

PRE-THANKSGIVING SERVICE, 7 p.m. at Triumph Baptist Church. The Rev. Maurice Finney, pastor of the St. Andrews Baptist Church, will be the guest preacher accompanied by his choir. Everyone is welcome to attend. The church is located on the Darlington Heights Road in Prince Edward County.

NOVEMBER 28

THANKSGIVING DAY ONE HOUR WORSHIP SERVICE, 10 a.m. at Mt. Moriah Upper Room Baptist Church at 1913 Tuggle Road, Farmville. The Rev. James Ashton, pastor of First Baptist Church, Farmville and Minister Kimberly Ashton will bring the word. All are welcome.

NOVEMBER 30

SMALL SATURDAY BUSINESS CELEBRATION, all day presented by the merchants of Farmville Downtown Partnership. During business hours, grab a free treat from participating business in Farmville while supplies last.

DECEMBER 1

FARMVILLE JAYCEES CHRISTMAS PARADE, 2-3 p.m. hosted by Farmville Jaycees.

HANGING OF THE GREENS, 7 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church, 12247 South Constitution Route, 5 miles south of Scottsville. The service will feature special music, historical narratives and seasonal hymns highlighting and celebrating the meaning of Christmas symbols and rituals. Desserts and beverages will be served in the fellowship hall after the service.

DECEMBER 2

CHRISTMAS PARTY, 6:30 p.m. of the Curdsville Community Center, 122 School Road, just off U.S. Route 15. Everyone is welcome, just bring a side dish or dessert. Santa is providing turkey, ham and dressing. The food is great and there will be holiday music.

DECEMBER 3

BEEKEEPERS FOR BEGINNERS REGISTRATION, 6:30 p.m. at the Prince Edward Extension office near Lowe’s in Farmville. Classes begin Jan. 28. Register in person or contact Mary Jane Morgan at (434) 315-1433 or email wmorgan476@gmail.com.

LADIES ORNAMENT EXCHANGE, 7 p.m. hosted by The Women’s Ministry of Maysville Baptist Church in Buckingham Courthouse. Everyone is asked to bring a Christmas ornament to exchange. Refreshments will be served. Event will be held at the Worship Center at MBC, 13327 W. James Anderson Hwy., Buckingham C.H. For questions call (434) 969- 4657.

DECEMBER 4

ADVENT LUNCHEON, noon-1 p.m. at Payne Memorial United Methodist Church, 1 Stoney Point Road, Cumberland.

DECEMBER 6

CHRISTMAS CAMP OPEN HOUSE, 4-7 p.m. at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center. Bring your whole family and come see the historic cabins decorated for Christmas and support your local 4-H office in the cabin decorating contest. Enjoy a bonfire, hay rides and games. We will also be collecting new, unwrapped gifts for Toys for Tots. For more information call Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center at (434) 248-5444.

DECEMBER 7

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, 8:30-10:30 a.m. hosted by the Randolph District Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary at the firehouse, 2145 Cumberland Road. Adults are welcome. Breakfast will be pancakes, fried apples, juice, milk and coffee. Donate at the door to support the Fire Department.

8TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY BENEFIT, 7-11 p.m. sponsored by Haley Auto Mall, Farmville at Fuqua Lower School to support the Southside SPCA. There will be silent and live auctions, Southbound band, cocktail hour, appetizers, and dancing. Dress is casual, 21 and older only. Come out and support this great cause.

DECEMBER 7-8

HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS AT MULBERRY HILL, 1-4 p.m. located at 2667 Mulberry Hill Road, Randolph.