Church and community events

Published 11:23 am Thursday, January 23, 2020

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@


BROADWAY FAVORITE, “Guys and Dolls” will be showing at Wolfbane’s indoor venue, 197 Old Courthouse Road, Appomattox, Jan. 30-Feb. 23. Thursday-Saturday, doors open at 7 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees, doors open at 2 p.m. Show begins at 3 p.m. Seating is limited. Reserve your tickets soon.

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EXHIBIT OPEN, Assistant Professor of Arts at Hampden-Sydney College Emma Steinkraus debuts her latest work Wall Garden-A Work In Progress at The Gallery in the Viar-Christ Center for the Arts located in Brinkley Hall. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit will run through February 11.


MOAA TO MEET, 1 p.m. at the Riverside Café, 522 N. Main St., Farmville. All active, former and retired military officers and spouses/widows are welcome to attend. Programs pertain to military interests and issues.


HOUR OF PRAYER, 10 a.m. at Tearwallet Baptist Church hosted by the Women’s Ministry. Refreshments will be served.

RABIES CLINIC, noon- 1 p.m. at 1913 E. Third St., in Farmville. All dogs should be on a secure leash and cats contained in a carrier. Hosted by Prince Edward Animal Control.


WORSHIP SERVICE, Macedonia Baptist Church of Rice will now be having church services on the second, third, and fourth Sunday of each month at 11 AM.


CLASSES, hosted by The Bluestone-Harmony Association. Clergy- Biblical interpretation and Lay Members- Church Doctrines. All who love Jesus Christ are welcome to participate. For details, call Dr. Herman Lundy at (434) 774-7511.

NAACP MONTHLY MEETING, 6 p.m. at the SCOPE building, 505 Griffin Boulevard in Farmville. All are welcome.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING, 11 a.m. of The Piedmont Soil and Water Conservation District in the conference room of the Prince Edward County Natural Resources and Agricultural building, 100 Dominion Drive, Farmville. The public is welcome.

BEEKEEPERS SCHOOL, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Extension Office near Lowe’s in Farmville. A hands-on session is planned for a date to be announced. Presented by Heart of Virginia Beekeepers. For more information or to register, contact Mary Jane Morgan at (434) 315-1433 or email wmorgan476@


NEW YEAR REVIVAL, hosted by Empowerment Temple COGIC. Speakers for the week are First Lady Ghana Ramey, Evangelist Evangelette Pannell, Missionary Joyce Coles and Missionary Sheila Miller. Musical guest is Minister Kenneth Braxton, Lynchburg. The revival will be held at the following church locations: Jan. 29 and 31, at 7 Empowerment Temple, 354 Wood Row Road, Pamplin and Jan. 30, 7 p.m. and Sunday Feb. 2, 4 p.m. at Empowerment Temple, 1617 Park Ave., Lynchburg.


2020 TASTE OF FARMVILLE, 5 to 8 p.m. hosted by the Rotary Club of Farmville at the Firemen’s Sports Arena, 1328 Zion Hill Road, Farmville.


CHALK TALK, 7 p.m. featuring Elva Hurst, a professional artist and author from Lancaster, PA, at Heritage Baptist Church, 700 Milnwood Road, Farmville. A love offering will be taken.


CIVIL WAR SEMINAR, 8:30 a.m. in the Jarman Auditorium at Longwood University, Farmville. Noted scholars will present on topics related to the central theme of “Lifting the Veil on Sundry Aspects of the Civil War.” This seminar is free and open to the public. No reservations needed.

ORDINATION SERVICE, 3 p.m. at Peaks Baptist Church for Deacon Elect Charles O’Neal Walker. All are welcome.

AREA E MEN’S MEETING, 10 a.m. of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia at the Cherrystone Missionary Baptist Association Center located at 5551 Tom Fork Road, Ringgold. Men from the churches in the Bluestone Harmony Association, The Banister Missionary Baptist Association, The Cherrystone Missionary Baptist Association and The Sunnyside Missionary Baptist Association are encouraged to attend.


PLAY, 3 p.m. at Oakwood UMC, 1291 Columbia Road, Columbia, entitled “The Journey,” Not the Magi, but a group of “Nerds” on a journey to an epiphany. Followed by refreshments and conversation.


SKRIDE PIANO QUARTET TO PERFORM, 7:30 to 9 p.m. hosted by Hampden-Sydney in Crawley Forum. A supergroup of European soloists, the quartet made its North American debut in the 2018- 2019 season. Members of the quartet have performed all around the world with groups such as the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, and Boston Symphony Orchestra.


SPAGHETTI DINNER AND RAFFLE, 5 to 7 p.m. hosted by the Randolph District Fire Department Auxiliary at the firehouse. Donations will be taken at the door.


POLAR PLUNGE, in Virginia Beach in support of Special Athletes, which includes Prince Edward, Cumberland and Buckingham counties, in order to raise much-needed monies for Area 12. To give, go to

7TH PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at Midway Baptist Church. Musical guest will be New Bethel Community Male Chorus. Dinner will be served. Midway is located at 837 Guinea Road, Farmville.


2020 BIENNIAL WINTER GALA, 8 p.m.-midnight hosted by Longwood Center for the Visual Arts at 129 N. Main St., Farmville.

BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM, 2 p.m. at Jericho Baptist Church, 615 Franklin Street, Farmville, entitled “The Spirit of Harriett Tubman,” presented by Diane Faison. Pastor: Rev. Dr. James H. Taylor III.

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY PROGRAM, 1 p.m. at the St. Michael Baptist Church in Drakes Branch. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Willie Tisdale of South Hill. Music provided by the St. Michael Baptist Church choir. All guests are encouraged to wear African attire. Dinner will be served following the program. Hosted by Central High Museum.


BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Dillwyn. Morning service will begin at 11 a.m. with Buckingham native, Minister Zan Allen from Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Charlottesville. A luncheon will be served. The afternoon service will begin at 2:30 p.m. with Buckingham presenters in the field of art, entrepreneurship, education, government, law, music and more. B.A.S.I.C. (Brothers And Sisters In Christ) from Longwood will be celebrating with us in song. Come out for a great afternoon.

BLACK HISTORY SERVICE, 11 a.m. at Midway. Master Sergeant Otis Brown will be sharing his testimony of his experience in Afghanistan. The theme is “Hush, Hush, Somebody’s Calling My Name” with scripture reference from Matthew 3:1-4. Midway is located at 837 Guinea Road, Farmville. Rev. Irma T. Watson is pastor.


BEEKEEPERS SCHOOL, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Extension Office near Lowe’s in Farmville. A hands-on session is planned for a date to be announced. Presented by Heart of Virginia Beekeepers. For more information or to register, contact Mary Jane Morgan at (434) 315-1433 or email wmorgan476@