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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.

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.

S’MORES, COCOA AND CRAFTS, 5-7:30 p.m. at Bear Creek Lake State Park. Enjoy hot chocolate by the bonfire, make an ornament or holiday craft. A donation is suggested to support the Friends of Bear Creek Lake State Park.

DECEMBER 6-8

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE, at Historic Buckingham’s Housewright House Museum & Adams Museum on Friday, Dec. 6, from 6-7:30 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday, from 1-4 p.m. Beautiful holiday displays. Admission is free and the community is welcome. And at Buckingham’s Historic Village at Lee Wayside, browse the Christmas market on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1-4 p.m. All are welcome. For more information call (434) 547-2296.

DECEMBER 7

COMMUNITY PRAYER BREAKFAST, 8 a.m. at Jericho Baptist Church. Prayer, songs and testimony followed by an old fashioned country style breakfast and then the preached word by the Rev. Hilda Foster of the Gravel Hill Baptist Church. The Anointed voices will render songs. Everyone is welcome. Jericho Baptist Church is located on the corner of Hill and Franklin Streets, Farmville. The Rev. Dr. James H. Taylor, III is the Pastor.

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.

BOOK SIGNING, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dr. Betty Lou Weaver, Farmville native and Longwood graduate, will partner with Amish Originals for Dr. Weaver’s fifth book, “HoHo, A Dog for Every Season.”

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, 10 a.m.-noon at the Cedar Crest Conference Center with all you can eat pancakes, pictures with Santa, a scenic hayride and story time with Santa.

BENEFIT, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Dinners will be sold at the home of Mary Gould, 2521 Cumberland Road, to benefit the needy for Christmas.

BRUNSWICK STEW AND CHILI SALE, at noon, to benefit the Heart of Virginia Free Clinic in the parking lot at the Farmville VFW Hall. Accepting advance orders now. Call or leave a message at (434) 315-5701.

SILENT NIGHT, 2-7 p.m. at White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue, 1688 Burkes Tavern Road, Burkeville. Spend some time with rescued horses and enjoy refreshments, fill horse stocking, pony rides and entertainment. Admission is free.

PANCAKE SUPPER, 5-7 p.m. at the Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department on Route 13 (Old Buckingham Road) in Cumberland. Donations will be accepted at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Cumberland Volunteer 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. Visit http:// southsidespca.org/ for more information.

DECEMBER 7-8

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

DECEMBER 8

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Appomattox Court House. Walk through the historic village decorated with local greenery, then warm up in the park visitor center with cookies, holiday crafts and a visit with Santa Claus dressed in his Civil War Era suit.

8TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY DONATION DRIVE, in support of Southside SPCA, 1-6 p.m. sponsored by Haley Auto Mall, Farmville at Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Free community-wide family-friendly day of holiday fun will include raffles, silent auction, holiday pet portraits with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

CUMBERLAND CHRISTMAS PARADE, 2 p.m. in the village of Cumberland Court House. Applications may be picked up in the entrance of the Cumberland Office Building, NAPA from Kevin Ingle, Cumberland Visitor’s Center & Museum (old clerk’s office) or email barbmein@aol.com and we will attach an application to your email in return or call (804) 492-3348 and leave your address and we will mail you one.

CONCERT, 3 p.m. of the Commonwealth Chorale will present Handel’s Messiah and Vivaldi’s Gloria at Farmville United Methodist Church, 212 High St. The concert is free and the community is welcome.

SANTA AND PANCAKE SUPPER, 5-7:30 p.m. at Bear Creek Lake State Park. A donation is suggested with proceeds to benefit the Friends of Bear Creek Lake State Park.

COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING, 5:30 p.m. at the Old post office, 315 Catalpa Lane, Prospect, across from High Bridge Trail. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. If you would like to purchase a light to place on the tree in memory of or someone special, contact Margaret Stockton at (434) 392-6431.

DECEMBER 11

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

SHARE THE LOVE EVENT. Deadline to donate. Help Piedmont Senior Resources (PSR) celebrate its 2019 Subaru Share the Love event by donating items for the older adults. Donations needed include, tooth brushes/paste, shampoo, soap, washcloths, lotions, deodorant, laundry detergent, toilet paper, etc. Items can be delivered to PSR, 1413 S. Main St., Farmville.

DECEMBER 12

HUMUH BUDDHIST STUDY GROUP, 7 p.m. at the Prince Edward Community Library, 1303 W. Third St., Farmville. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call 1 (800) 336-6015.

DECEMBER 13

CRAFT AND BAKE SALE, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. hosted by the UMW of Farmville United Methodist Church at 212 High St., in the church basement social hall (use Randolph Street entrance). Eat in or carry out lunches are also available. All proceeds go to missions. Call the church office for more info at (434) 392-4648.

OPEN HOUSE, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Peter Francisco Soil and Water Conservation District office located in the USDA Building at Sprouse’s Corner, 16842 W. James Anderson Highway in Buckingham. The District serves residents of Buckingham and Cumberland counties. Light refreshments will be served. NRCS, FSA and other cooperating agencies will participate as well. Come learn about the services available to the community.

S’MORES, COCOA AND CRAFTS, 5-7:30 p.m. at Bear Creek Lake State Park. Enjoy hot chocolate by the bonfire make an ornament or holiday craft. A donation is suggested to support the Friends of Bear Creek Lake State Park.

DECEMBER 13-15

LIGHTS AT THE LAKE, 5-7:30 p.m. at Bear Creek Lake State Park, 22 Bear Creek Lake Road, Cumberland. Drive through the park’s campground to experience a wonderland of lights and seasonal figures. A new unwrapped toy or monetary donation will be appreciated.

DECEMBER 14

JINGLE BELL RUN 5K, 9 a.m.-noon hosted by the Town of Farmville.

HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. sponsored by the Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce at The Avenues. For more information visit http://www. farmvilleareachamber. org.

ANTEBELLUM SAINT NICHOLAS, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park at the Hillsman House.

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS SHOPPE, noon-2 p.m. at Payne Memorial United Methodist Church, 1 Stoney Point Road, Cumberland.

ASTRONOMY PROGRAM, 6-8 p.m. at High Bridge State Park for an opportunity to see shooting stars associated with the annual Geminid meteor shower and watch as the moon rises over the Appomattox River valley. Hosts will conduct a laser sky tour of winter constellations as well. Once the waning moon rises around 7:30 p.m. over the tree line, participants can examine its craters and other surface features through binoculars.