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Time to ride the ‘Polar Express’

Beginning in January, The Buckingham Extension office will offer the Basics of Beekeeping classes where participants will learn the basics of beekeeping. Topics will include an introduction to beekeeping including resources, basic beekeeping equipment and supplies, the colony (queen, drone and workers), common pests, chemicals and diseases, and an overview of installing a package of bees. Classes will be held on the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m., at the Buckingham Agriculture Center from January through April. To register or to get more information, contact the Buckingham Extension Office at (434) 969-4261 or email rclaboug@vt.educ.

Join Holliday Lake State Park on Jan. 1, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for the First Day Hikes of 2020. Starting at 10 a.m., discover the park’s ancient history through its rocks. They reveal a past time of shallow inland seas and exploding volcanic island arcs. This hike is about a one- mile round trip on moderate terrain using sections of Lakeshore Trail and Northridge Trail and will last approximately an hour. At 1 p.m., this guided hike around Lakeshore Trail will include stops at Northridge Overlook, Holliday Creek and the famous 50-foot tall Holliday Lake Dam. This nearly seven-mile trip is on moderate to sometimes difficult terrain and will last almost three hours. This program is offered, weather permitting, and recommended for children 12 years of age or older. Comfortable walking shoes, a water bottle, trail snacks and weather-appropriate clothes are recommended for both hikes. Parking fees are waived for the day. No fees for this activity and children are welcome. For more information, call (434) 248-6308. The location is 2759 State Park Road, Appomattox.

There is still room – don’t miss the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show, with a theme of “Riviera Holiday” where you will be able to view and enjoy opulent Mediterranean tropical gardens and florals. Travel in Style of Midlothian is providing a bus tour again to the Philadelphia Flower Show from the Food Lion in Dillwyn from Feb. 29 to March 2. The trip includes bus, tour director, accommodations at Hilton Garden Inn, breakfast at hotel, tickets to Philadelphia Flower Show and Longwood Gardens. For detailed information email Barbara Wheeler with the Buckingham Dillwyn Garden Club at swheebj@yahoo.com or call (434) 547-8997. Or contact Diane Giles, travel agent, at DianeLenoir-Giles@gmail.com or call (804) 240-6729.

On Friday, Dec. 20, join the Buckingham Library from 12-2 p.m. for movie time. The feature film is “Polar Express.” The library is located at 1140 Main St., in Dillwyn.

Cedar Baptist Church, located at 3932 Bell Road in Dillwyn, will be having a Christmas Eve Service at 6 p.m., Dec. 24. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Concord Baptist Church will have a Christmas Eve service on Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The church is located at the intersection of Francisco and Deer Run roads in Sheppards.

A Christmas Eve Service will be held at Maysville Baptist Church on Dec. 24, from 4:30- 5:30 p.m. in the church’s chapel. The church is located at 13327 W. James Anderson Highway in Buckingham Courthouse.

SHERRI WISE is the columnist for the Buckingham Bulletin. She can be reached at wise.buckingham@gmail. com.

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